Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of December 29th, 2014

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of December 29th, 2014

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1. reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly)-After NINE #1 rankings in 2014 (a record) we really didn’t think we’d be seeing much of reDRagon in the Tag Team Top 5 in 2015 due to their restrictions with ROH and our decision to no longer include ROH/NJPW as independent wrestling companies. The talent, of course, are still eligible for the rankings based on what they do outside those companies. At least for this week, reDRagon immediately proved our theory wrong as they grabbed the first #1 ranking of 2015 to continue to build on one of the most successful runs in independent tag team wrestling history. They won the vacant HRW Tag Team Titles in an indy dream match vs. The Colony on 12/28, which means they now hold the ROH World Tag Team, IWGP Junior Tag Team, and NRW Tag Team Titles.

2. MAD BLANKEY (YAMATO & Cyber Kong)-Our decision to include ALL independent wrestling talent around the world (not including any work at ROH, NJPW, TNA, WWE, or Lucha Underground) has already paid dividends for Dragon Gate talent in both the Top 10 and Tag Team Top 5. Perfect timing for the NEW Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Champions as they defeated The Millenials (T-Hawk & Eita) at Dragon Gate on 12/28 to win the titles. This tag team combination has only won 3 of their last 4 matches, but this title win was HUGE in the eyes of the official voters as it was in a company that is specifically geared towards their tag team wrestling. Will 2015 be the year of Dragon Gate in the Tag Team Top 5? We shall see.

3. Jagger & NiteStic Eddie Brown-Now this is a team that kind of came out of nowhere to reach the Tag Team Top 5. They are the NEW PWF Tag Team Champions as they won the Premier Tag League tournament by beating Katie Taylor & Victor Andrews in the first round, Colby Corino & Emmanuel Bodega in the semifinals and Steve Corino & Jakob Hammermeier in the finals. This all took place on 12/26 as they won the tournament, won the titles, and went 3-0 for the week. There’s no doubt that title wins and tournament wins have been and will always be a big part of the Indy Power Rankings. This week was obviously no different as we get fresh faces in the Tag Team Top 5 in the first week of eligibility for 2015.

4. Dangan Yankees (Masato Tanaka & Takashi Sugiura)-The Indy Power Rankings, now more than ever, are about wrestling freedom. Very few teams have exemplified that by working in several places like this Japanese tag team who are the current NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champions and GHC Tag Team Champions. They defeated Hideki Suzuki & Kohei Sato in the semifinals of the Furinkazan Tag Tournament at Zero1 on 12/24, then defeated Shinjiro Otani & Yoshikazu Yokoyama in the final the same night to win the tournament and retain their NWA Intercontinental Tag Team titles to go 2-0 for the week. They have won their last 6 matches as a two-man team, which undoubtedly played a part in the official voters’ decisions to include them high on their ballots this week. More new blood for the Tag Team Top 5 in 2015.

5. The Psycho Circus (Monster Clown & Murder Clown)-To further hammer home the point that the Indy Power Rankings have truly become international, we get our first Mexican tag team ranked this week as this team defeated Demon Rocker & Soul Rocker at Promociones Rosales on 12/26; then teamed with Psycho Clown on 12/28 at AAA to beat Líder, Hijo del Fantasma and Texano Jr to go 2-0 for the week. They have won 12 straight matches (mainly as 3 man team). With Mexico being the home of so many 6 man and 8 man tags, it will be interesting to see how many teams the home of Lucha Libre produces in the Tag Team Top 5 for 2015.

People’s Champs. The Hell Cats (Jimmy Starz & Sexy Steve @The_Hell_Cats)-The NEW MCW Tag Team Champions secured the first People’s Champs award of 2015 when they racked up a solid 41 votes to DOMINATE the online voting competition after defeating Napalm Bomb and Solo for the titles on 12/27. With 5 straight wins as a team, 2015 could definitely be their defining year.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Dia.HEARTS
Heatseekers
The Aftermath
Cho Kibou-Gun
Narumiya & Sera
The Brutes
Fuego & Cometa
Appalachian Outlaws
Team 246
Jollyville Fuck Its
Monster Mafia
Doom Patrol
Bobby V/Lawson
Dojo Bros
Canus Lupus/Eterno

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The 2nd Annual IPR 100 takes place on 12/29, 12/30, & 12/31 from 9 PM to 11 PM EST on Weekly Wrestling Podcast! The 1st Annual Tag Team Top 50 takes place on 12/30 on Filling the Void Radio Network from 3 PM to 5 PM EST! Don’t miss these huge shows!! RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/401144213367811/
Here are the IPR 100 Links:

Night 1 (12/29 from 9 PM to 11 PM EST): http://www.blogtalkradio.com/weeklywrestlingpodcast/2014/12/30/ipr100-2014–night-1-ft-jesse-amato-ron-mathis-hudson-envy-more

Night 2 (12/30 from 9 PM to 11 PM EST):
htt…p://www.blogtalkradio.com/weeklywrestlingpodcast/2014/12/31/ipr100-2014–night-2-ft-tessa-blanchard-heidi-lovelace-chase-owens-more

Night 3 (12/31 from 9 PM to 11 PM EST):
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/weeklywrestlingpodcast/2015/01/01/ipr100-2014–night-3-ft-caleb-konley-matt-cage-shane-hollister-more

Here is the Tag Team Top 50 link:
12/30 from 3 PM to 5 PM EST:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidrn/2014/12/31/indy-power-rankings-weekly-reveal

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of December 29th, 2014

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of December 29th, 2014

1. Ace Perry (@AcePerryIndy)-In one of the most interesting turn of events since we’ve been doing it, our guest last week on Indy Power Rankings LIVE on Weekly Wrestling Podcast came on to talk about the viral video that has been circulating of him asking a 16 year-old autistic girl to prom at IWA Mid-South…then proceeded to win the WCWO Young Guns Tournament to become the first #1 of 2015 (for the purposes of our rankings). First, he defeated Shawn Kemp, then knocked off Dale Patricks, and finally finished off the tournament by beating Bret Havoc in the Finals on 12/26. This kid has “star” written all over him and has drawn multiple comparisons among the official voters to Matt Sydal in his younger days. It will be fun to see how the rest of 2015 unfolds for him.#3 in the online poll with 54 votes.

2. BxB Hulk-The inclusion of Japanese talent (except NJPW) this year paid dividends immediately after the Open the Dream Gate Champion teamed with Dragon Kid to defeat Dia.Hearts on 12/23, then beat Shingo Takagi to retain the title on 12/28. With Dragon Gate running multiple tours on a frequent basis, 2015 could be a year where a lot of their talent makes waves in the IPR for the very first time. With Uhaa Nation & Ricochet enjoying success there in previous years and capitalizing on that by being ranked…it’s possible the same could occur for the overseas talent who had not had chances to be ranked in previous years. That being said, it’s hard to ignore how important the title is that BxB Hulk holds. How will he do for the rest of 2015? We’ll sit back and find out for ourselves!

3. Josh Alexander (@Walking_Weapon)-HUGE weekend for one of the better Canadian talents who has been making waves in the U.S. as well. On 12/26 he defeated Uhaa Nation at AIW, then teamed with his Monster Mafia partner, Ethan Page to beat Jimmy Jacobs & Eddie Kingston at AAW on 12/27. It was a 2-0 week which, to be honest, is pretty rare for a lot of the Canadian imports to the U.S. indy scene. If this ranking is any indication as to what we can expect from him in 2015, it should be one hell of a ride for “The Walking Weapon.” While he’s known more for being a tag team specialist with Page, you cannot discount his success in singles as well. We look to see more good things from him throughout the year.

4. Jake Crist-The Rockstar Pro Champion (and holder of multiple tag titles with Dave Crist) continued where he left off in 2014 by picking up another big win at Rockstar Pro. This time it was a victory over Aaron Williams in an Iron Man Match (with just one fall) on 12/24. In 2014 he was dominant in both the tag team division and singles division. Can he continue that type of success in 2015? Time will tell. If you’d like to find out where he ranked in our IPR 100 and Tag Team Top 50 for 2014…make sure to tune into the LIVE Reveal shows (links below).

5. Rickey Shane Page/Christian Faith (@RickeyShanePage)-The AAW Heritage Champion had a very good weekend after he won a six-person scramble at AIW on 12/26 by defeating Dick Justice, Eric Ryan, Candice LeRae, Joshua Singh, and Flip Kendrick. He then went to AAW to defend the AAW Heritage Title where he defeated ROH superstar ACH on 12/27 to retain the title. A 2-0 week propels one of the better hidden gems in the Midwest into the Top 10. With wins in 5 of his last 6 matches, it looks like 2015 may turn out to be his breakout year. We hope to see more of him the rest of the year. #4 in the online poll with 28 votes.

6. Rob Conway (@TheRobConway)-The NWA World Heavyweight Champion wasn’t exactly setting our rankings on fire in 2014 despite holding the title for much of the year. That being said, he starts off 2015 with a bang after defeating a perennial favorite of the official voters in Jason Kincaid on 12/27 to retain the title. Not only did he beat Kincaid, he beat him in his territory as he beat him at NWA Smoky Mountain. Great victory for Conway to start off the year. Can he elevate the title to a higher prestige than it has been in recent years? It can only mean good things for wrestling if he can.

7. Ethan Case (@EthanCaseClosed)-The PWI Ultra J Champion retained his title at CWF Mid-Atlantic on 12/27 after defeating Chase Dakota, Cedric Alexander, and Lance Lude in a Four-Way. Strong competition to beat any one of them one-on-one, but to beat all 3 of them in a single match is particularly impressive. Despite a few mentions, this is the first Top 10 ranking for one of the Carolinas’ premiere talents. While he has had some success in the tag ranks, this looks to be his chance at really making a bigger name for himself in singles. Let’s see what 2015 holds for him going forward.

8. Brad Attitude (@BradAttitude)-One of the bigger wins of the weekend came when Brad Attitude defeated Roy Wilkins to win the CWF Mid-Atlantic Title. It was a huge victory as Roy Wilkins had been dominating CWF over the last several months, but the fact that the title does not have a history of hot-shotting made it all the more important. The former WWE signee had a cup of coffee in the rankings in 2014 but never really got to build on the momentum. With him now holding a top title in the Carolinas, this could be just the thing he needs to really start picking up steam in 2015.

9. John Skyler (@TheJohnSkyler)-“Tom Skerritt’s favorite wrestler” makes his debut in the Top 10 this week as Carolina came STRONG with several entrants in the Indy Power Rankings. The NEW WrestleForce Champion (after defeating Cedric Alexander) immediately made an impact for the year of 2015 with his big victory. He’s had some close calls in 2014 with a mention here or there, but this was likely his breakthrough win that could really get him on our radar. Consistency will be the key in 2015 and if he can be consistent, you’ll see more of him in our Top 10 as the year rolls along.

10. Naomichi Marufuji-The GHC Heavyweight Champion continued his success at NOAH on 12/23 after beating Yoshinari Ogawa. With this being his first week of being eligible for the Indy Power Rankings, he capitalized after winning 6 straight singles matches. Holding one of the most important titles in Japan didn’t hurt either. In our first week of voting for ALL talent all over the globe (providing they didn’t exclusively work for WWE, TNA, ROH, Lucha Underground, or NJPW) two of the top-talents made their presence felt.

1st Honorable Mention. Corey Hollis-1/2 of Country Jacked bounced back from injury by winning the Anarchy TV Title and JUST missed out on the Top 10 this week.

2nd Honorable Mention. Tommaso Ciampa-A 2-0 weekend gets this ROH star JUST short of the Top 10. Tune into the IPR 100 Reveal to see where he ranked in 2014.

People’s Champ. Eddy Young-After being Co-People’s Champ last week, he beat Showtime Apollo to become #1 Contender to the SWE Title. That win, combined with three straight wins and 213 votes, secured the first People’s Champ Award of 2014. Congrats to Eddy Young who made big splashes in the online voting competition in 2014 as well.

Others missing out/receiving votes:
Kana
Keiji Muto
Davey Richards
Kyoko Inoue
Josef Von Schmidt-#2 in the online poll with 160 votes
Ethan Alexander Sharpe
Dave Crist
Shynron
Mio Shirai
John Wayne Murdoch
Jeremy Foster
Davey Vega
Brett Powers
Zak Sabbath
Myzteziz
Adam Revolver
Danny Chase
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Billy Buck
Jeckles the Jester
Matt Sydal
Snitsky
Ron Mathis
Mickie James
Arik Royal
ACH
Charlie Hero
Jason Lee
Magnus
Max Smashmaster
Zack Northern
Anthony Stone

Our Website (where YOU can participate in the weekly online poll voting): https://indypowerrankingsipr.wordpress.com/
Our Facebook page: http://www.Facebook.com/IndyPowerRankings
Also search “Indy Power Rankings” for our open Facebook group where anyone on the indies can promote their various merchandise, fan pages, and upcoming events
Our Twitter: @IndyPowerRankin
Our Instagram where we SPOIL the Indy Power Rankings/Tag Team Top 5 #1 every Monday and Tuesday Night before you’ll see it anywhere else: @IndyPowerRankings
You can listen to the IPR Live here (this week is the IPR 100 Reveal): http://www.blogtalkradio.com/weeklywrestlingpodcast
Check out the Indy Power Rankings Reveal on Filling the Void which is the Tag Team Top 50 Reveal this week: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidrn/2014/12/30/indy-power-rankings-weekly-reveal
Give Strong Style Wrestling (@StrongStyleWres) a follow on Twitter and help them get to 2,000 followers!
The 2nd Annual IPR 100 takes place on 12/29, 12/30, & 12/31 from 9 PM to 11 PM EST on Weekly Wrestling Podcast! The 1st Annual Tag Team Top 50 takes place on 12/30 on Filling the Void Radio Network from 3 PM to 5 PM EST! Don’t miss these huge shows!! RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/401144213367811/
Here are the IPR 100 Links:

Night 1 (12/29 from 9 PM to 11 PM EST): http://www.blogtalkradio.com/weeklywrestlingpodcast/2014/12/30/ipr100-2014–night-1-ft-jesse-amato-ron-mathis-hudson-envy-more

Night 2 (12/30 from 9 PM to 11 PM EST):
htt…p://www.blogtalkradio.com/weeklywrestlingpodcast/2014/12/31/ipr100-2014–night-2-ft-tessa-blanchard-heidi-lovelace-chase-owens-more

Night 3 (12/31 from 9 PM to 11 PM EST):
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/weeklywrestlingpodcast/2015/01/01/ipr100-2014–night-3-ft-caleb-konley-matt-cage-shane-hollister-more

Here is the Tag Team Top 50 link:
12/30 from 3 PM to 5 PM EST:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidrn/2014/12/31/indy-power-rankings-weekly-reveal

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 12/29/14?

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

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 tag team’s final ranking so vote away!

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

Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 12/30

This week’s Top 10 will be revealed on indypowerrankingsipr.wordpress.com on 12/30. “The Indy Power Rankings Reveal” will be “The Tag Team Top 50 Reveal” this week as on Tuesday 12/30 at 3 PM EST, we run down our list of the 50 top independent tag teams for 2014. Be the first to know who got ranked, who got snubbed, and who is #1! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidrn/2014/12/30/indy-power-rankings-weekly-reveal

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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 12/29/14?

For the purposes of our rankings, this is the first week of 2015!

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

Winner of the online voting competition is “People Champ” for the week AND helps their 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! 12/29

This week’s Top 10 will be revealed on indypowerrankingsipr.wordpress.com on 12/30. “The Indy Power Rankings Reveal” will be “The Tag Team Top 50 Reveal” this week as on Tuesday at 3 PM EST, we run down our list of the 50 top independent tag teams for 2014. Be the first to know who got ranked, who got snubbed, and who is #1! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidrn/2014/12/30/indy-power-rankings-weekly-reveal

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12/27 OVW Results

Credit: Jonathan Barnes

1st match Pastor of Disaster vs SK Eveslage
Pastor of disaster wins via pinfall with help of the ropes

2nd match Leon Shelly vs Ryan Howe
Ryan Howe won via pinfall after the charttopper

3rd match Dapper Dan vs Ram Jam
Dapper Dan wins via pinfall after the German suplex

4th match Adam Revolver (c) & his magic beanie vs Adam Wylde
Revolver put Wylde to sleep to win the match with his sleeper hold

5th match The Fabulous FreeBodies (c) vs Adam Wylde & Ryan Howe for the titles
FreeBodies win when Body Guy pinned Adam Wylde

Main Event The War Machine Shiloh Jonze & Eric Locker (with Michael Titus & Josh Ashcraft) vs Danny Davis & Trailer Park Trash
Danny Davis & TPT won via DQ due to Michael Titus’ interference

12/27 Anarchy Wrestling ‘Season’s Beatings’ 2014

A huge thank you to Franklin Dove who is moving on from promoting Anarchy Wrestling. Mr. Dove has always been great about getting us results and more importantly restored this company to it’s former glory as one of the top indies in Georgia. We also hope the best for the new owner and everyone involved in Anarchy Wrestling going forward. Early information on the future of Anarchy is contained in this report and you can always follow them on facebook and twitter @AnarchyWrestle for the latest,

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John Skyler and Seth Delay wrestled to a time limit draw in the opening match.

Brodie Chase def Mike Posey in an Old School Challenge match with Shadow Jackson as special ref.

Posey challenged Franklin Dove after the match which ended with Dove pinning Posey after an assist from Shadow.

Jeremy Foster came out of the Young Lions Scramble as the new Young Lions Champ.***TITLE CHANGE***

Franklin Dove introduced Charles Anschutz as the new owner who brought out former owner Jerry Palmer as someone who will assist in running things locally. Dove called out Platinum as a contributor to GA wrestling. When Dove attempted to announce a special guest, Jeff G. Bailey came to the ring to commend Dove but had nothing good to say to Palmer or Platinum as he warned Anschutz to watch his back. Then Dove again attempted to intro a special guest but was interrupted by Mike Posey. Dove cut him off to bring out AJ Styles who delivered a Styles Clash to clear Posey from the ring and the gang all left to a huge pop from the crowd!!!!

The Devil’s Rejects of Azrael and Stryknyn with Rev Dan Wilson def The Big F’N Deal and Joe Black & William Huckaby to capture the tag titles.***TITLE CHANGE***

Corey Hollis def Todd Sexton with John Johnson to win the TV title.***TITLE CHANGE***

In six man tag, Mikael Judas, Shawn Tempers & Ace Rockwell def The Elite trio of Jagged Edge, Iceberg & Se7en with Jeff G. Bailey.

Billy Buck def BJ Hancock for the heavyweight title.***TITLE CHANGE***

12/27 BELIEVE 91 (@TeamVisionDojo) Results

Singles Match
Gabriel Black (w/Lizzie Parris) defeats Chasyn Rance (11:05)

Singles Match
Alex Porteau defeats Josh Parker (2:37)

Singles Match
Chico Adams defeats Maxwell Chicago (8:32)

Singles Match
Rhett Giddins defeats Tyranus (5:01)

Singles Match
Josh Hess defeats Santana Garrett (6:39)

Florida Tag Team Title Tournament First Round Match
Jason Cade & Lince Dorado defeat Brandon Scherer & Joey Mayberry (12:41)

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