Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of July 7th, 2014
1. The London Riots (Rob Lynch @RobLynchRIOTS & James Davis @LondonRiotsJD)-It’s been a long time coming, but the IPW: UK Tag Team Champions finally grabbed their first #1 ranking! While their win (teaming with Rhia O’Reilly) in a 6 person tag vs. FSU & Addy Starr on 7/4 at PROGRESS wasn’t particularly impressive when taken on its own, individual merit, it was their overall body of work in the past few months that pushed them up to #1 this week. 9 out of their last 10 matches have been victories and at the end of the day, that was enough to impress the voters on a week where no one was particular dominant.
2. Team IOU (Kerry Awful @KerryAwful & Nick Iggy @IggyNJ210)-“The People’s Champs” did two things they have a history of doing: 1. They defeated The Hooligans on 7/6 at Beyond Wrestling’s Sleeper Cell Taping and 2. They dominated and WON the online voting competition for a record 7th time. In fact, that record was previously held by them. No other team has even come close to this type of popularity. That being said, with Nick Iggy out of the country for a brief time, the official voters didn’t quite muster up enough support for IOU to get them back into a tie with Juicy Product for most #1 rankings all-time. With this #2 ranking, they have Juicy Product squarely in their sights.
3. The Pain Killers (Donnie & Jacob Hollows @ProjectPainkill)-This tag team has been mentioned a lot in the Tag Team Top 5, but really haven’t broken through yet. This week was the week they finally made themselves known after defeating The Scarbonis at XICW Detroit to retain their XICW Tag Team Titles and pick up their 5 straight win, according to our friends at cagematch.net. #3 in the online poll.
4. Just UZ (B.T. Gunn & Stevie Xavier)-Much like a couple of other teams this week, this was the week they finally cracked the Top 5. The PBW Tag Team Champions defeated Hans Hoffman & Kayden Lay on 7/1 at ASW to continue their recent dominance of the UK. According to cagematch.net, they are 10-0 in 2014. This team has been quietly picking up wins and it finally paid off this week. If they can continue to rack up wins, the sky’s the limit when it comes to the Top 5.
5. Aaron Williams (@PlanetWilliams) & Ron Mathis (@RonMathis13)-The D1W Tag Team Champions got votes last week, but this week they bullied their way into the Top 5 after knocking off a solid team in Jake Crist and Alex Colon. They were originally supposed to face OI4K, but with Dave Crist unable to appear, they topped the makeshift team. It’s tough to say if a victory over the former #1 Tag Team would have gotten them higher in the Top 5, but as it is, this team defeated a team of two very good talents. It was an especially memorable week for Williams who was ranked in both the Indy Power Rankings Top 10 and the Tag Team Top 5.
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Viking War Party
Evan Siks & Jacob
League of Intrigue
The Body Brigade
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