Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of May 19th, 2014
1. Juicy Product (JT Dunn & David Starr)-Wow. What more needs to be said about the FIP & CZW World Tag Team Champions? Well, how about this? They are #1 for the third week STRAIGHT. Absolutely unbelievable success rate in May for one of the top tag teams in the entire U.S. independent scene right now. Add to that, their super kick on the Young Bucks and you’ve got a May to remember for this upstart tag team. What’s next? Juicy Product vs. The Young Bucks in June for Beyond Wrestling. This will be one to make plans for. Congrats to the 3 time #1! #3 in the online poll with 131 votes.
2. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter-The PGP, Zero-1 USA, and JCW Tag Team Champions took their winning ways down to AAW in Tennessee where they defended their newly won JCW Tag Titles. Did they come out on top? Of course they did. TWICE! While Chris Jones & Austin Steele and Braykin Bones & Miracle Matt may not be considered the top tier of tag teams right now, a win is a win and 2 wins are even better. That combined with their awesome win-loss record throughout 2014 earned the bearded bullies a very respectable ranking. #5 in the online poll with 62 votes.
3. reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish)-What a strange 2014 it’s been for reDRagon. Two of the best wrestlers in the world and inarguably one of the best tag teams in the world have been noticeably absent from the Tag Team Top 5 on a consistent basis. In terms of wins and losses, it’s not been their best year, BUT, with all that being said, they won the ROH World Tag Team Titles for a THIRD time on 5/17 as they defeated the much heralded Young Bucks in a possible MOTYC. From all accounts, if these rankings were based solely on match quality, they’d be #1 this week. We hope to see them back more frequently throughout 2014.
4. The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch)-The IPW: UK British Tag Team Champions have been getting snubbed left and right for weeks (months?) now and this week, they finally cashed in on a well-deserved place in the Tag Team Top 5 after they defeated Mark Haskins & Sha Samuels, Project Ego, and The Swords of Essex in a #1 Contendership Four Way Elimination Match at PROGRESS Chapter 13. They have won 7 straight matches as a team and if they can build on this win streak, they could become the first UK Tag Team to hit #1 in the Tag Team Top 5. #2 in the online poll with 295 votes.
5. BULLET CLUB (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows)-It’s been a few weeks but the IWGP Tag Team Champions are back this week after a stellar match vs. The Briscoes at ROH/NJPW’s War of the Worlds on 5/17. Frankly, they can throw a little bit of their “thank you” to John Skyler as the Weekly Wrestling Podcast guest had them at #1 on his ballot and that was just the push they needed to slip into the Top 5. Some might call this team the best tag team in the world right now and with their track record since winning the titles, could anyone honestly disagree?
People’s Champs. The Crusade for Change (Darius Carter & TJ Marconi)-Defeated La Tabarnak de Team on 5/18 at Beyond Wrestling and secured 305 votes in the online poll to round out the fan poll at #1 this week.
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Reno SCUM-52 votes in the fan poll
Team IOU-54 votes in the fan poll
Amazing Red & Crimson
The Minute Men
Kevin Steen & Jason Axe
Jocephus & Ego
Killbillies-49 votes in the fan poll
Dylan Bostic & Mexicutioner
Team High Def
Vinny Marseglia & Matt Taven
Andrew Everett & American Tiger
Crusade for Change
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