Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of October 27th, 2014

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of October 27th, 2014

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1. reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly @ROHOReilly & Bobby Fish @TheBobbyFish)-The ROH World Tag Team Champions can now add another #1 ranking to their collection of accomplishments. That makes FIVE #1 rankings for what many say is “the best team on God’s green.” While Bobby Fish may have been miffed at their #5 ranking a few weeks ago, they more than made up for that this week after two victories at New Japan. First, they beat BUSHI and Mascara Dorada on 10/25 in the NJPW Super Junior Tag Tournament (Round 1) and then they beat Alex Koslov & Gedo in 10/26 in non-tournament action. They have been virtually unbeatable in straight up tag team matches over the last couple of months. Will that trend continue in the NJPW Super Juniors Tag Tourney?

2. Young Bucks (Nick Jackson @NickJacksonYB & Matt Jackson @MattJackson13)-The former tag team champions of multiple promotions look pretty odd without a slew of titles around their waists, but that doesn’t lessen anything they’re doing right now as they’ve continued their success in New Japan over the weekend once again. They beat Jushin Thunder Liger and Tiger Mask #4 on 10/25 in the NJPW Super Junior Tag Tournament (Round 1) and then teamed with Tama Tonga & Yujiro Takahashi to defeat Time Splitters, Jushin Liger, and Mascara Dorada on 10/26 to go 2-0 on the weekend. The ever elusive #1 ranking escaped them yet again this week, but you get the feeling that they’ll be #1 before the end of the year.

3. Sumerian Death Squad (Tommy End @tommyend & Michael Dante @WrestlingDante)-It’s been a few months since we’ve seen this European tag team make an impact and get themselves ranked, but this week was a VERY good week for them. On a lot of other weeks, they’d likely be #1, but this week was filled with heavy competition. The SWE Tag Team Champions defeated The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch) on 10/25 to retain the titles then beat Dangerous Bastards (Dave Mastiff & Danny Garnell) at IPW: UK on 10/26. Another ranking helps them move further up the Tag Team Top 50. Where will they end up when December 29th comes?

4. The Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive, Flex Rumblecrunch & Max Smashmaster @DevastationCorp)-The CHIKARA Kings of Trios and former #1’s continued their path of destruction over the weekend as they defeated The Osirian Portal (Amasis & Ophidian) & N_R_G (Hype Rockwell & Race Jaxon) on 10/26 at CHIKARA. They have won 5 straight matches as a 3 man team, which is pretty impressive given the stiff competition they’re usually matched up against. When 2014 comes to an end, will they be the 3-man team with the highest ranking? It’s certainly starting to look that way, but before that, maybe a run at the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas?

5. RockNES Monsters (Johnny Goodtime & Johnny Yuma @YumaBooma)-This West Coast tag team had by far one of the biggest single wins last week when they defeated PPRAY for the CWF Hollywood Heritage Tag Team Titles at BSW in Mexico. Impressive to pick up those prestigious titles, but even more amazing that they did outside the U.S. With some momentum on their side, can they build on this ranking and start to make their move up the Top 5? Had they gotten ANY fan support in the online vote this week, they would have actually been higher than The Devastation Corporation this week as they finished in a tie, but at the end of the day, the fan vote played tie breaker proving that the fan poll DOES play a big part in these rankings.

People’s Champs. Injustice League (James Barton Rigby @JBRWrestler & Troy Stevens @TheTroyStevens)-The PWA CT Tag Team Champions became TWO time People’s Champs after coming from behind to easily win the online voting competition with 62 votes. That marks four times that the titleholders at PWA CT have been #1 and the second time for this young tag team. Back to back!

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Forever Hooligans
Painkillers
OI4K
Goat Brigade-#5 in the online poll
Von Dooms
Briscoe Brothers
French Flavour
Super Smash Bros
Washington Bullets
Unicorn on a Cobb
The Throwbacks
Swords of Essex
Bad Influence
Soldiers of Fortune 2.0-#2 in the online poll with 35 votes
Soul Shooters-#3 in the online poll with 21 votes
Beer City Bruisers-#4 in the online poll

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of October 27th, 2014

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of October 27th, 2014

1. Jake Crist-1/2 of OI4K becomes one of the first people to have been #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 and #1 in singles (others include Michael Elgin and JT Dunn). It was an amazing week for ½ of one of the best tag teams in the world as he beat Aaron Williams on 10/22 at Rockstar Pro to advance to the Semi-Finals of the 2014 Cicero Cup. He then teamed with brother, Dave, to defeat Alex Colon & Kyle Kraven at Rockstar Pro on 10/25 and then followed that up by beating Matt Taylor to advance to the finals of the tournament where he beat Dustin Rayz. He was head and shoulders above the rest this week and is undoubtedly a VERY worthy recipient of this week’s #1 ranking as he nearly swept all the official voters’ ballots at #1. #4 in the online poll.

2. Kongo Kong/Osyris (@RealKongoKong)-What’s in a name? Clearly, when it comes to “The Monsta” the answer to that question is: nothing. He has been tearing a path of destruction through the Midwest (and even Canada) in 2014 and after beating Dale Patricks at IWA Mid-South to retain the IWA Mid-South World Title on 10/23, he put that very title on the line as Osyris at PWK vs. Lightning Bolt Johnson on 10/25, where he once again emerged victorious. Is he unstoppable? We certainly can’t answer that question, but what we do know is that he loses (especially in singles) on very rare occasions. This ranking once again pushes him closer to that #1 spot in the IPR 100 with just over 2 months left in the year! #5 in the online poll.

3. Jay Briscoe (@jaybriscoe84)-Hard to keep the ROH World Champion out of a top spot this week after 2 victories at the ROH TV Tapings on 10/25 in Florida. He and Mark Briscoe defeated The Kingdom of Michael Bennett & Matt Taven and then he followed that up with a singles win vs. QT Marshall.Yes, he does miss out on the #1 ranking again this week but with big title defenses on the horizon, it’s unlikely that will be the case for very long. He has really started to get some momentum going as we march towards the end of 2014. Can he hang onto the ROH World Title and get ranked #1 for the first time in 2014?

4. Lee Byford (@ByfordSmash)-“Byford Smash” did exactly that this past week as he defeated two of the strongest competitors anywhere in wrestling as he scored a victory over Michael Elgin & Shane Mercer at IWA Mid-South on 10/23. It was arguably one of the biggest single victories of the weekend and the voters obviously agreed with that statement this week as that one win was enough to shoot him all the way up the Top 10 with his very first ranking. He has been a dominant force as of late, but a few nagging injuries and scattered bookings have held him back from his first ever Top 10 Ranking. That is no longer the case as the Tennessee big man has now made his mark. Tied for #8 in the online poll.

5. Icarus (@IcarusWRW)-The CHIKARA Grand Champion returns to the Top 10 this week after 2 big victories over the weekend in North Carolina for CHIKARA. First he teamed with fellow champions The Throwbacks and Eddie Kingston to defeat The Flood on 10/25 and then he followed that victory up with a big win vs. Jimmy Jacobs (ranked #7 last week) on 10/26 to retain the title. Solid week for the wrestler who holds one of the most important titles in North America, but where was the fan support this week? Not a lot of love in the fan vote from the CHIKARA faithful…or actually, no love at all as he got no votes in the online poll.

6. John Wayne Murdoch (@johnmurdoch25)-“The Duke of Death Match Wrestling” and the man who truly believes he is going to be the one to conquer Kongo Kong and take the IWA Mid-South World Title on 11/4 is back in the rankings for a 3rd straight week. This week he gets in with a couple of victories on 10/26 after going to a No Contest in a tag team match vs. Mickie Knuckles & Tripp Cassidy on 10/23 at IWA Mid-South. Murdoch has been absolutely killing it the last few weeks, doing everything in his power to not only get noticed, but to put everyone on notice that the EPW Openweight Champion will soon be a Double Champion. Tied for #8 in the online poll.

7. Karsten Beck (@thebeckstasy)–After winning the wXw/CZW/BJW Triangle League few weeks ago, Karsten Beck has been impossible to beat. He has been ranked #4 the last 2 weeks and then #1 the week before that. This is his 4th straight ranking and it comes after yet another victory at wXw…this time vs. The Rotation on 10/24. While it perhaps wasn’t the strongest strength of competition, his overall record over the last few weeks was enough to help him slip into the Top 10 again. If he wants to stick around, he’s going to have to get back to picking up multiple wins on a weekly basis, but for now, he’s well-deserving of yet another ranking.

8. Tyler Bate (@Tyler_Bate)-Hard to argue with the inclusion of this top flight UK wrestler. Much like Icarus, the fans didn’t show up to vote for him, but it was hard for the official voters to ignore what he did over the weekend as he won a 4 Way in the British Lions 2014 Tournament Qualifier, then beat Pete Dunne in the Finals. Add to that his victory with Dan Moloney on 10/26 vs. The Hunter Brothers (who have been previously ranked in the Tag Team Top 5) to retain the Kamikaze Pro Tag Team Titles, and you had a complete weekend for a guy who has no doubt been overlooked previously this year. Here’s hoping this is just the momentum he needs to start picking up further rankings this year.

9. LuFisto (@LuFisto)-As with Tyler Bate and Icarus, the fans didn’t show up to support LuFisto on the online poll, but she has absolutely been the model of consistency the last few months as the WSU Champion. This week she sneaks into the Top 10 with a successful title defense at NCW Femmes Fatales vs. Mia Yim on 10/25, proving just how much of a fighting champion she really is to defend her title outside of its promotion. While she hasn’t gotten any very high rankings this year, she has certainly been ranked on more than one occasion, which just adds to her potential ranking in the IPR 100.

10. Will Ospreay (@WillOspreay)-As he claims, he does flips and makes you lose your mind. Well, this week he improved on a solid month by winning the SWE Speed King Title by defeating (former Champion) Kay Lee Ray, Rich Swann, El Ligero, Robbie X, and Curry Man on 10/25, which was possibly enough for a ranking on its own merit, but his follow up victory vs. Rich Swann on 10/26 at IPW: UK just sealed the deal for this talented UK superstar making him the 3rd European wrestler in the Top 10 this week.

1st Honorable Mention. Mickie Knuckles (@MickieLKnuckles)-She came dangerously close to making the Top 10 yet again after her tag team No Contest vs. John Wayne Murdoch & Reed Bentley on 10/23 and her win vs. Crazy Mary Dobson on 10/25 at Resistance Pro.

2nd Honorable Mention. Robbie X (@RobBell1995)-His loss to Will Ospreay on 10/25 was likely the only thing that kept him out of the Top 10 as he won the SWE Rumble, then won the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at Kamikaze Pro and then beat Hardcore Holly for the Kamikaze Pro Relentless Division Title. Pretty impressive weekend.

People’s Champ. Mitch Johnson (@JohnsonEra)-The D1W Champion had an all-day war with Flyin Ryan McQueen in the online voting competition, but in the end, after 149 votes, he came out on top. Add to his win vs. Lennox Norris on 10/25 and you have a fantastic few days for the champ.

Others missing out/receiving votes:
Rampage Brown
Eddie Kingston
Courtney Rush
Joel Redman
Jocephus
Kacee Carlisle
Chris Masters
Tucker
Barbi Hayden
Houston Carson
Flyin’ Ryan McQueen-#2 in the online poll with 120 votes
Tanahashi
Matt Cross
Drew Galloway
AJ Styles-Tied for #9 in the online poll
Chris Hero
Adam Cole
Jay Lethal
Zack Sabre Jr.
Chris Silvio
Tyler Bateman
B-Boy
Cash Flo
Chris Sabin
AJ Smooth
Scotty Vegas
Okada
Bret Havoc-#3 in the online poll with 35 votes
Hardcore Holly
Zizou Maddox
Donovan Dijak
Johnny Miyagi
Gangrel
JT Dunn
Carter Mason-#6 in the online poll
Kameron Kade-#7 in the online poll
Jack Thriller-Tied for #9 in the online poll
GT Vega-Tied for #9 in the online poll

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10/25 WWP results

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World Wrestling Professionals Results (10/25) from Aliwal North, South Africa (in conjunction with African Punishment Wrestling Association)

Credit: Leon Muston

 

Morning show:

1. Jay Austen (returning after long absence) def. The Ripper

2. Zizou Middoux def. Christopher James Edwards and Dragon Boy in a triple threat.

3. Mr Wrestling def. The Renegade by DQ when APWA Tag Champs Dirty Jackson and Two Face (Dementors of Chaos) interfered

4. Tornado def.  The Loudmouth by DQ when Dementors of Chaos interfered again.

APWA general manager Ananzi announced the Dementors would face Mr Wrestling and Tornado in the afternoon session.

Afternoon session:

5. The Loudmouth def. Dragon Boy (Christopher James Edwards caused distraction)

6. Zizou Middoux def. The Renegade

7. Non-title tag team match: Tornado & Mr Wrestling def African Punishment Wrestling Association Tag Team Champions Dementors of Chaos (Dirty Jackson & Two Face)

Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 10/27/14?

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Winner of the online voting competition are “People Champs” for the week AND helps their overall ranking! There is no award for second place but all votes that come in add to the team’s final ranking so vote away!

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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 10/27/14?

Who we are and how the final vote is tallied: About us

Winner of the online voting competition are “People Champ” for the week AND helps his/her overall ranking! There is no award for second place but all votes that come in add to the wrestler’s final ranking so vote away!

Winner of the online voting competition will have his/her social media, merchandise, upcoming events, etc…promoted by us for a full week!

Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 10/27

This week’s Top 10 will be revealed on “The Indy Power Rankings Reveal” on Tuesday at 3 PM EST. Be the first to know who got ranked, who got snubbed, and who is #1 this week! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidrn/2014/10/28/indy-power-rankings-weekly-reveal

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10/25 IWE (@IWEMaine) Results

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IWE Results (10/25)
Credit: Randy Carver Jr

1. Jason Rumble def. Kyle Andrews & Jimi Blaze
2. Ric Daniels def. Cousin Larry
3. Matthew King def. Adam Falcon
4. Rembrandt Lewis def. Mason X
5. Scotty Vegas def. Sean Killian to retain the IWE Championship
6. Primer Inc. def. Eric Johnson & Arrin Anderson to retain the IWE Tag Team Titles

10/25 D1W (@d1w) Results

Results courtesy of http://www.destinationonewrestling.net

1. Cage Mitchell defeated Austin Bradley.
2. 2 Tuff Tony defeated Tracy Smothers.
3. Big Dusty Lee defeated Aidan Blackhart.
4. Jerrod Harris defeated Lou Crank.
5. Jon’tae Keith defeated Harlem Jackson.
6. Daniel Eads defeated Apollo Garvin.
7. The Soul Shooters (Appollo Starr & Dru Skillz) defeated Simon Sezz & Anthony Lee.
8. Ron Mathis defeated Aaron Williams 2-1 in a best two out of three falls match.
9. D1W Heavyweight Champion Mitch Johnson defeated Lennox Norris to retain the title.