Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of August 4th, 2014


Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of August 4th, 2014

1. OI4K (Dave & Jake Crist)-Call them The Ring Rydas, call them Irish Airborne, or their most well-known name now “Ohio is for Killers” but just remember how good of a tag team they are. Over the weekend they ended the long reign of Aaron Williams & Ron Mathis at D1W to add some new gold to their collection. They are now the JCW and D1W Tag Team Champions and the official voters really came out to support them this week. This is their 2nd #1 ranking, a feat that has not been accomplished by very many teams. #2 in the online poll with 27 votes.

2. AC/DC (Arik Cannon & Darin Corbin)-Hard to believe that this is the first ranking for the DREAMWAVE Tag Team Champions. They’ve had some close calls where they almost got in, but they finally broke through this week after defeating The Hooligans. Don’t forget the importance of that victory as The Hooligans are currently #1 in the Tag Team Top 50 for 2014. That big win shot them all the way up the ranks this week as several official voters even had them at #1. If they can keep that momentum going, a #1 ranking is inevitable.

3. Helter Skelter (Alex Castle & Markus Crane)-Much like AC/DC, surprisingly, this is their first time in the Tag Team Top 5. They’ve come close on more than one occasion, but this week was the time when they finally got in. After a win vs. The Young Bucks recently, they had all the momentum on their side as they defeated The Devastation Corporation on 8/2 to run their win streak to 3 straight, having won 4 of their last 5 matches. With wins over 2 former #1 Tag Teams (Team Lucha/Los Ben Dejos and The Best Friends) during that span, this ranking was long overdue.

4. London Riots (Rob Lynch & James Davis)-The former #1 and former People’s Champs jump back into the top 5 after defeating D&D Security on 8/3 to retain the titles in a “Riots Rules” Match. In recent weeks they hadn’t been quite as dominant as they had been over the last few months, but perhaps that win combined with this ranking could be the type of thing that could get them back on a roll. They have proven to be more consistently successful than any tag team in the UK this year. Time will tell if that will continue.

5. Roscoe Eat Lisa (Mikey McFinnegan & Zakk Sawyers)-They are now TWO time People’s Champs after winning the online voting competition this week for a 2nd time with 44 votes. What got them into that position was their victory over The Viking War Party for the SNPW Tag Team Titles. This is their first venture into the Tag Team Top 5, but the way things are going for them, it’s unlikely it will be their last.

Honorable Mention. Beautiful Bald Besties (Michael Stevens & Zac Edwards)-The NEW UIW Tag Team Champions came just a vote or two away from cracking the Tag Team Top 5, but what ultimately cost them was the lack of votes in the online voting competition. Those votes count!

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
​Hooligans-#4 in the online poll
​Jamin Olivencia & Chris Silvio-#3 in the online poll
​Rock N Roll Express
​Two Star Heroes-#5 in the online poll
​Keel Holding
​Zero Gravity
​Ricky Cruz & Brandon Espinosa

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of August 4th, 2014

Chase Owens

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of August 4th, 2014

1. Chase Owens – A slow week considering what his record has been over the past few weeks but the current NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion picked up his 2 biggest wins over the week defeating Papadon & Rhett Titus. A huge past 3 weeks as Owens dominates the #1 spot… will it continue next week?

2. Jesse Amato – A huge Sunday night for Jesse F’N Amato as he defeated Rob Rage in a Dog Collar Match, Aiden Rayne in a Cactus & Casket Match & finally, PD Flex in a Barbed Wire Deathmatch to win the 2nd Deathproof Tournament! With this being his first ranking ever, what a way to put his name on our radar.

3. Tommaso Ciampa – Last week’s #6 moves up a few spots picking up 3 wins in the Midwest! With an upcoming ROH World Title shot & the momentum the “Sicilian Psychopath” has, could he capture his first #1 soon?

4. Kongo Kong – Current IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion stays in the top 10 after his wins over Bolt Brady & Bam Bam Bundy over the week! With him wrestling as constantly as he is, we can only imagine to see this behemoth in the rankings more often.

5. Hudson Envy – AWS Women’s Champion decided she wanted some more gold over the week as she captured the AOS Women’s Title! #10 last week, #5 this week… could this very beautiful yet extremely tough lady be #1 in the future? She’s sure on our radar to do so!

6. Shane Helms – Sugar Shane, the Hurricane…. which ever you wish to call him, has made the IPR poll for the very first time as he dominated at NWA Legends Fest over the weekend picking up 2 wins! If we can see consistency from this former WWE star, he could very well be a #1 in the future.

7. Peter Schwanz – For a dude that doesn’t usually have a week off, surprising to see him make the poll this week! He had 2 wins over the week including a huge mixed tag win v. Joey Avalon & Melanie Cruise! If he keeps dominating the Midwest, wouldn’t be a surprise to see him rise through the rankings.

8. Matt Cage – Current AAW Heritage Champ decided to go win some more gold as he captured the Dreamwave Championship over the week! 2014 has been exactly what his nickname is… “Money”, for Matt Cage. If he continues this hot streak, this Proud Caucasian could be #1 very soon!

9. Melvin Maximus – Former OVW TV Champion returns to the poll after picking up a HUGE win, becoming the NEW OVW Champion. With the ridiclious streak he’s had in the past, could we be seeing the second coming of it and him at #1 for multiple weeks in the future?

10. Marc Hauss – A bunch of first times on the poll concludes with a man rising up in his area as he picked up one of the biggest wins of his career defeating the former Curt Hawkins, Brian Myers at Upstate Pro Wrestling along with a 3-1 record on top of that. Who’s Hauss? The IPR could be Marc’s Hauss if he continues this hot streak.

Honorable Mention: Carter Mason – #2 in the fan poll this week wasn’t enough for this double champion to make the poll! Current Fringe & PWE Champ defeated 4 other men in a 5 man elimination match at PWE to retain his championship. A big week this weekend could see Mason return to the polls!

Others missing out/receiving votes:
Chris Masters
Bad Bones
Adam Pearce
Michael Hayes
Ricky Starks
Spidar Boodrow
Ethan Case
Cedric Alexander
Joe Gacy
Devin Thomas
Nate Redwing

8/6 NJPW Results

G1 Climax 2014 Block A Match
Satoshi Kojima [10] defeats Tomoaki Honma [0] (6:55)

G1 Climax 2014 Block A Match
Bad Luck Fale [12] defeats Davey Boy Smith Jr. [8] (7:10)

G1 Climax 2014 Block B Match
Tetsuya Naito [10] defeats Hiroyoshi Tenzan [8] (10:23)

G1 Climax 2014 Block B Match
Karl Anderson [8] defeats Minoru Suzuki [10] (8:35)

G1 Climax 2014 Block B Match
Toru Yano [8] defeats Togi Makabe [8] (2:48)

G1 Climax 2014 Block B Match
AJ Styles [14] defeats Yujiro Takahashi [6] (8:36)

G1 Climax 2014 Block B Match
Kazuchika Okada [14] defeats Lance Archer [6] (11:05)

G1 Climax 2014 Block A Match
Hiroshi Tanahashi [14] defeats Yuji Nagata [8] (12:34)

G1 Climax 2014 Block A Match
Katsuyori Shibata [12] defeats Tomohiro Ishii [8] (12:24)

G1 Climax 2014 Block A Match
Shinsuke Nakamura [14] defeats Doc Gallows [6] (11:35)


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