Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of March 2nd, 2015
#1 OI4K (Jake & Dave Crist)-Consider the fact that the Crist Brothers now hold two of the top tag team titles on the indies in the United States and you’ll understand why they’re #1 this week. It looked like their year had peaked with a victory over The Young Bucks last week, but instead of resting on their laurels, they went out on won the AAW Tag Team Titles. They are now the CZW World Tag Team Champions, AAW Tag Team Champions, and PDW Tag Team Champions. No tag team in the Midwest has been more successful in 2015 and quite frankly, they are the kings of Ohio as well. In 2015, they are (so far) the top team on the indies in the United States of America.
#2 Monster Express (Akira Tozawa & Uhaa Nation)-While they were knocked from their #1 perch, their penchant for victory didn’t get slowed down very much whatsoever. Monster Express is still THE dominant name in tag team wrestling on the indies at the moment. On 2/23 they defeated Dia.HEARTS (BxB Hulk and Kzy) at Dragon Gate to run their win streak to 9 straight matches.Absolutely incredible success for this team in 2015.We’ve said it before, but with Uhaa possibly heading to the WWE at some point this year, some other teams are going to have some opportunities to leap frog them before the Tag Team Top 50 for 2015 comes around.
#3 Monster Express (Akira Tozawa & Shingo Takagi)-For the second time, Monster Express gets TWO teams (almost THREE) into the Tag Team Top 5 as the former #1 team of Akira Tozawa and Shingo Takagi continued their win streak as they defeated MAD BLANKEY (Gamma & Naruki Doi) on 2/25 at Dragon Gate, then beat Millenials (Yosuke (loves) Santa Maria and ElLindaman) on 3/1 to go 2-0 for the week. With 10 straight victories together, it’s debatable as to which Monster Express is the most successful as neither of the two in the Tag Team Top 5 are actually the ones that hold titles together.
#4 AUTsiders (Big Daddy Walter & Robert Dreissker)–This is the first ranking for the GSW Tag Team Champions as they defeated Sumerian Death Squad (Michael Dante & Tommy End) at wXw on 2/27 and then beat wXw Tag Champs French Flavour (Lucas Di Leo & Peter Fischer) by DQ but didn’t win the titles to go 2-0 for the week. With 4 straight wins as a team, they earned their way into the Tag Team Top 5 as both the Top 10 and Tag Team Top 5 had German representation this week. While German influence in the Tag Team Top 5 has mostly been limited to Hot & Spicy, it’s good to see some new blood coming around.
#5 Maximo & Damian el Terrible-We get some Mexican representation this week as this team teamed at CMLL on 2/27 and defeated Dragón Rojo Jr. & NieblaRoja in the first round, then beat Gran Guerrero & StukaJr., then beat Atlantis & Último Guerrero in the semifinals to go 3-0 for the week. Solid week as they racked up the most victories of anyone in the Tag Team Top 5 but the official voters must have turned a critical eye to their strength of competition. That being said, them cracking the Top 5 can certainly help their chances at returning with a better ranking in the near future.
Honorable Mention. Bloodbath & Pennhurst–They are the NEW NGW Tag Team Champions as they defeated Jerry Fuller Jr. & Step Daddy on 3/1 in the first round, then beat Spazzo & Keylo in the semis, and then beatWyldStyle in the final to win the tournament and the vacant titles to go 3-0 for the week.
People’s Champs. Butchie Davis (@ButchieDavis) & Jason Allen (@allenjason03)-It was another clean sweep for RCCW as their new Tag Team Champions defeated The Grind and The Ross Family on 2/27 to win the titles in a Triple Threat Match and then dominated the online vote with 62 votes. Congrats to the People’s Champs!
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Yoshino & Shachihoko
The Black Parade
Tryout Show Rejects
High Level Enterprises
Gangone & Janela
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