Indy Power Rankings for the Week of March 30th, 2015

 

 Indy Power Rankings for the Week of March 30th, 2015

 

#1 Drew Galloway (@GallowaySpeaks)-As if holding the EVOLVE, ICW, DPW, and OCW Titles wasn’t enough, Galloway unified the EVOLVE and DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Titles on 3/28 when he defeated Johnny Gargano. Not only that, he also defeated PJ Black at EVOLVE on 3/26 to retain the title, then defeated UhaaNation on 3/27 in a non-title match. Just for good measure and to really solidify his #1 ranking, he defeated Joe Coffey on 3/29 to retain the ICW Title to go 4-0 on the week. What more can really be said about the former Drew McIntyre at this point? He truly is one of the very best in the world and this ranking just further solidifies that point.

 

#2 Adam Thornstowe @RockLegendScum)-The King of the Indies returns with a boom and had it not been for the dominance of Drew Galloway on the weekend, the KOI would have produced a likely #1. That being said, you can’t ignore what Adam Thornstowe did over the weekend when he defeated Shaun Ricker on 3/27 in the First Round, then beat Luster the Legend (his partner) on 3/28, then defeated Timothy Thatcher in the semi-finals the same day, before defeating Willie Mack in the finals. A 4-0 weekend gets Thornstowe into the Top 10 for the very first time in 2015 after securing a #1 ranking at one point in 2013.

 

#3 Kay Lee Ray (@Kay_Lee_Ray)The Scottish Women’s Champion and Queen of Southside Champion came to the U.S. and had a great weekend as she won SHIMMER’s Chick Fight Tournament on 3/28. First she defeated Kimber Lee in the First Round on 3/28, then beat Nikki Storm in the semi-finals, and then wrapped up the tournament by defeating Cheerleader Melissa and Evie in the Finals to go 3-0 on the weekend. While she didn’t get a lot of support in the online voting, she did receive a ton of support from the official voters, usually between a 2 or a 3 ranking. After missing out on the 2014 IPR 100, she may have a great chance going forward in 2015 to make the cut.

 

#4 Akira Tozawa (@TozawaAkira)-Well, here he is again. We said last week on the Indy Power Rankings Reveal that it’s going to be VERY difficult for anyone to catch up to him this year in the IPR 100, but this ranking just continues to add validity to that statement. The Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate Champion and NEW Open the Owarai Gate Champion defeated Flamita on 3/24 to retain the Brave Gate Title, then teamed with Masato Yoshino Syachihoko BOY on 3/28 to defeat MAD BLANKEY (Cyber Kong, Gamma & Naruki Doi) and then defeated Yosuke (loves) Santa Maria on 3/29 to win the Open the Owarai Gate Title to go 3-0 for the week. We’ll pose the question again. Can anyone stopTozawa?

 

#5 Ultimo Dragon-The NWA International Junior Heavyweight Champion and 1/2 of All Asia Tag Team Champs teamed with Takao Omori at AJPW on 3/23 to beat Suwama and Hikaru Sato, then teamed with Jun Akiyama on 3/24 to beat Go Shiozaki and YoheiNakajima, and then wrapped up the HUGE weekend when he defeated Juventud Guerrera on 3/28 at King of the Indies to go 3-0 for the week. With 8 straight victories to his credit, he’s really starting to gain some momentum and become one of the surprise stories of 2015 leading into the mid-year update for the IPR 100 on June 30th(look out for that by the way).

 

#6 Robert Dreissker-1/2 of GSW Tag Team Championsdefeated Axel Dieter Jr at wXw on 3/27 in theMitteldeutschland Cup semifinals, then defeated Absolute Andy, Bad Bones and Ilja Dragunov in the final to win the tournament. He then defeated The Rotation on 3/28 atwXw in the Czech Republic and then defeated Ivan Kiev at wXw in Germany on 3/29 to go 4-0 for the week. Hell of a week for Dreissker who gets his very first ranking in the Top 10. Germany has played a major role in the Indy Power Rankings this year and we expect a lot more of that going forward.

 

#7 Ricochet (@KingRicochet)-There’s a reason why he was #1 in the IPR 100 last year. The man is GOOD. Great, even. He’s struggled a bit so far in 2015, but makeno mistake, he can get hot again at any time. While hisLucha Underground results are not included in the Indy Power Rankings eligibility, he overcame that obstacle with a good weekend. He teamed with Rich Swann andUhaa Nation to beat The Premier Athlete Brand (Brian Cage & Caleb Konley) & TJ Perkins at Evolve on 3/26, then defeated PJ Black on 3/27, then defeated Matt Cross and Joey Ryan at King of the Indies the same night, then teamed with Uhaa Nation at WNN Supershow to lose to Austin Aries and Roderick Strong, and then wrapped up the weekend with Jushin Thunder Liger and AR Fox atWrestlecon to defeat Roderick Strong, Frankie Kazarianand Christopher Daniels to go 4-1 for the week. Could this be just the beginning for the “King” of the Indy Power Rankings in 2014?

 

#8 Kyle Roberts-We’ve got another first-timer to the Indy Power Rankings as the NEW RCCW City of La Crosse Champion joins the Top 10 after he defeated Damon Knight, then Kidd Riot, and finally Nathan Sensation to win the inaugural tournament for the title. Solid weekend and even more impressive that he was able to find his way into the Top 10 on a week where no matter where you look, some of the best talent had multiple victories. With him getting his first ranking, time will tell if he’s able to build on that in the future.

 

#9 Santana Garrett (@BrittanyTNA)-The NWA Women’s World Champion added a new title to her mantle as she won the Ring Warriors Battling Bombshell Title over the weekend when she defeated La Rosa Negraon 3/28. No woman has ever dominated the Indy Power Rankings like Santana Garrett has in 2015 and quite frankly she’s a serious contender for a top 5 spot in this year’s IPR 100 ALREADY. Go back and check out her interview on the Tag Team Top 5 Reveal from last week here:http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/03/25/indy-power-rankings-tag-team-top-5-reveal-ft-santana-garrett-brittanytna

 

#10 Kotaro Suzuki-The NEW All Japan World Junior Heavyweight Champion gets a lot of respect from the official voters this week as he teamed with Go Shiozakiand Yohei Nakajima at AJPW on 3/23 to beat Akebono, Yutaka Yoshie and SUSHI, then defeated Yuma Aoyagi on 3/24, and then defeated Atsushi Aoki on 3/27 to win the title. With a 3-0 week he gets into the Indy Power Rankings for just the 2nd time, but it’s clear that he’s having a very successful year thus far.

 

People’s Champ. Phage Pumpkinking(@PumpkinsGoBoom)-The new UWC Internet Champion (and only man to beat Frank Wyatt last week) won the title on 3/27 (defeating Frank Wyatt for the belt) and then defeated Stonewall on 3/28 at PWA to go 2-0 for the week. With 65 votes, he EASILY won the online voting competition this week. Congrats to him!

  

 

Others missing out/receiving votes:

Islami Kodaka

T-Hawk

Big Daddy Walter

Frank Wyatt

Masashi Takeda

Deadly Dale

Bull Dredd

Nixon Newell

Ron Mathis

Timothy Thatcher

Cheerleader Melissa

Zack Sabre Jr.

Evie

Willie Mack

Dragan Spazic

Kongo Kong

Kurumi

Devlin Kain

Bubblegum

Joseph Schwartz

Zulu Warrior

Chris Smith

Barackus

William Stars

Sha Samuels

Kid Fite

Ilja Dragunov

Harker Dirge

Yuji Okabayashi

  

 

 

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 3/30/15?

Who we are and how the final vote is tallied: http://wp.me/P4kQ6t-1



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! 3/31


The Tag Team Top 5 will be revealed on “The Tag Team Top 5 Reveal” on Wednesday, April 1st at 3 PM EST. Be the first to know who got ranked, who got snubbed, and who is #1 this week! After we reveal the Top 5, we’ll talk to “Dirty Daddy” Chris Dickinson! Tune in!!!


http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/04/01/indy-power-rankings-tag-team-top-5-reveal-ft-chris-dickinson


  

Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 3/30/15?

Who we are and how the final vote is tallied: http://wp.me/P4kQ6t-1


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!


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Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 3/30


Next week’s Top 10 will be revealed on “The Indy Power Rankings Reveal” on Tuesday, March 31st at 3 PM EST as it will be another Hype Central Edition of the show! Be the first to know who got ranked, who got snubbed, and who is #1 this week! After we reveal the Top 10, we’ll be talking about IWA Mid-South’s April Blood Showers on 4/2! Tune in!!!

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3/28 VIP Results

 

 VIP RESULTS -> 1) HY ZAYA pinned Marion Fontaine 

2)Thunderkitty pinned Randi West 

3) Joseph Schwartz pinned Ace Evans

4) Jimmy Shalwin pinned Jamie Eternal

5) Evan Craig submitted Owen Travers with help from Rodney Rush 

6)  FIA and EBT lost when EBT was pinned by Dollar and Sean Tyler.    

7) Kongo Kong pinned Shane Mercer

3/25 Rockstar Pro Amped Results

Amped Results 3/25/15


1.  Pompano Joe beat “True Grit” Bruce Grey.


2.  Draven & Jerrod Harris beat Nate Wings & Jeremiah w/Bobby Olsen.


3.  Dustin Rayz beat Kyle Maverick w/Samantha Heights.  After the match, “Gem City Queen” nevaeh returned and challenged Heights to a match at Spring Break.


4.  Duke Beefhammer beat Sid Fabulous & Ganger in a Triple Threat Match.


5.  Jerry Andrews & Great American Beast beat High Fiving Fat Guys (Jon Murray & Bradley Abrahms).  Beast also stole Mr. Snacko from Abrahms in the match.


6.  “Darkstar” Matt Taylor beat “Baddest Man Alive” Aaron Williams.


7.  Ace Perry beat “Sick & Twisted” Zakk Spadez after Jake Omen caused a distraction.


8.  Alex Colon w/JT Davidson beat Dave Crist to become the NEW American Luchacore Champion.  Colon won by count-out after Flex Jordan hid under the ring and grabbed Crist’s legs, not allowing to get back into the ring in time.


9.  Ron Mathis beat Zachary Wentz to retain the Rockstar Pro Championship.  After the match Mathis berated the crowd in attendance for such a long time that it forced Jake Crist to put a stop to it. Which led to…


10.  Ron Mathis beat Jake Crist to retain the Rockstar Pro Championship.

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of March 23rd, 2015

  

 

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of March 23rd, 2015

 

#1 Viking War Party (American Viking, Jake Parnell, & Frank Wyatt @VikingWarParty)-It’s a first for these three wild ass Vikings as they dominated the weekend as a 3-man team. First, they defeated Team IOU & Cody Morton at SWF in TN and then they took their show up to New Jersey where they got revenge against The Hooligans and Necro Butcher in a vicious Street Fight at JAPW to go 2-0 on the week. When teaming together as a group, this team is almost unstoppable. Could we see this team in CHIKARA’s vaunted King of Trios later this year? One can only hope so as they are one of the very few teams who have topped the rankings as a 3-man team.

 

 

#2 People’s Champs. Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-A boy and his dog had been gaining momentum heading into the weekend. It looked somewhat bleak however when they lost a 6 Man Tag to the Viking War Party on Friday, but they bounced back STRONG by winning PGP’s Tag Team Title Tournament, defeating Ron Mathis & Aaron Williams, then Perfect Addiction, and finally, Team Overkill (Christian Rose & Matt Cage) to win the tournament for the titles. A 3-1 record and multiple wins over the last few weeks have gotten Team IOU back into the Tag Team Top 50 hunt after struggling in January and early February. If they can overcome Kerry Awful’s hand injury, they’ll be a force to be reckoned with for months to come. Once again they also prove their massive popularity by winning a hotly contested online voting competition to become Back to Back to Back People’s Champs with 97 votes. Congrats to IOU!

  

 

 

#3 Malice & Nitro-This tag team makes their first entry into the Tag Team Top 5 as they defeated James Alexander & Kris Korvis at APW on 3/17, then defeated N8 Mattson & Zach Gowen at CPW the same night, andthen defeated Great Akuma & Jun Hado at CIW on 3/21 to go 3-0 for the week. While they didn’t get much support in the online voting competition, they DID get a ton of support from the official voters as they were impressed with their 3 victories over the weekend as it was a week where there were very few teams with so many victories. That being said, this team could really start to build on this in the near future if they can continue to pick up wins together.

 

 

#4 OI4K (Jake & Dave Crist)-One of the top tag teams on the independent scene today once again find their way into the Tag Team Top 5 after they defended and retained their AAW Tag Team Titles vs. Zero Gravity and Markus Crane & Dan Lawrence in a 3 Way on 3/20. This team has been particularly successful in 2015 after being #6 in the Tag Team Top 50 for 2014. With them holding some of the biggest tag team titles on the U.S. indies, not enough can be said about this team. As far as the 2015 Tag Team Top 50, they’re currently sitting in a very high position as the very top team in the United States right now.

 

 

#5 Worst Case Scenario (Ethan Case & Elijah Evans IV)-This Carolina-based tag team showed up strong this week despite literally no fan support in the online voting competition. The former PWX Tag Team Champions defeated “Bad Luck” Mickey Gambino & Timmy LouRetton at PWX on 3/21, then defeated James Drake &Kid Chaos on 3/22 to go 2-0 for the week. They’re still on the hunt for the PWX Tag Team Titles with Country Jacked squarely in their sights. Can they regain the gold in 2015 at some point?

 

 

Honorable Mention. The Millennials (Flamita & T-Hawk)Defeated MAD BLANKEY (Naruki Doi & PunchTominaga) on 3/17, then defeated MAD BLANKEY (CIMA and Mondai Ryu) on 3/22 to go 2-0 for the week.

 

 

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

Kanemaru & Ultimo Dragon

F1rst Generation-#2 in the online vote with 77 votes

gx3-#3 in the online vote with 42 votes

Aoi Kizuki & Kayoko Haruyama

Soul Shooters

Loomis Brothers-#4 in the online vote with 40 votes

Team Hi Def

Santana Garrett & Andrea

Chet Sterling & Trevor Lee

Insane Evil

Sumerian Death Squad

To Infinity and Beyond

Rey Mysterio Jr. & Myzteziz

Heroes for Hire-#5 in the online vote with 35 votes

EYFBO

Team Overkill

The Refflers

Brahman Brothers

The Hell Cats

Vermin

Just Uz

  

 

 

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Check out the 7th edition of Tag Team Top 5 Reveal on Elite Podcast Network (with guest Santana Garrett):

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3/24 IWA Mid-South (@IWAMidSouth) March Massacre Results

 

Blackmon vs Black Baron vs Joe Heiken-Black Baron wins

Randi West vs Kathy Owens-Owens won

Hy Zaya vs JC Rotten-JC won

Matt Cage vs Shane Mercer-Mercer won

Viking War Party (American Viking & Frank Wyatt) vs Mikey McFinnegan & Gary Jay-Vikings won

Joseph Schwartz beat Dale Patricks. Corporal Robinson was in no condition to compete.

Jonathan Gresham defeated Dewey Barnes by submission

Hooligans vs Tryout Show Rejects. Reed is at the hospital. Hooligans win