Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of April 27th, 2015

 Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of April 27th, 2015

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#1 TMDK (Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste)-This wasn’t even close this week. “The Mighty Don’t Kneel” proved their worth once again as they teamed with Chris Hero & Colt Cabana on 4/20 to defeat Cho Kibou-Gun (Hajime Ohara, Kenou & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya) & Super Crazy, then defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazuki Hashimoto on 4/23, then defeated Naomichi Marufuji & Katsuhiko Nakajima on 4/25, and then defeated Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka to go 4-0 for the week. It was a clean sweep of NOAH for the former GHC Tag Team Champions. Despite all their success, this is their first #1 ranking. With the way they dominated this past week, it likely won’t be their last time at the top.

 

 

#2 Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer)-The NWA World Tag Team Champions and GHC Tag Team Champions continued their reign of terror in Japan last week as they defeated Brian Breaker & Shelton Benjamin at NOAH on 4/20, then teamed with Shelton “X” Benjamin, Brian Breaker & Taichi on 4/23 to defeat Chris Hero, Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana, Zack Sabre Jr., Jack Gamble & Jon Webb, and then defeated Super Crazy & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya on 4/25 to go 3-0 for the week. KES have been fantastic in 2015, but it’s been a while since they reached the #1 spot. With NOAH running multiple shows with KES on them, perhaps that will all change in the very near future.

 

 

#3 Yankee Two Kenju (Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto)-Japan obviously had a HUGE influence on the Tag Team Top 5 this week and you can look no further than the top three spots for proof of that fact. Despite getting no fan votes, this team did go 4-0 on the week as they teamed with Kankuro Hoshino at BJW on 4/20 to defeat B Faultless Junky’s (Jaki Numazawa, Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto), then teamed with Masashi Takeda on 4/24 at BJW to defeat Abdullah Kobayashi, Kankuro Hoshino & Ryuji Ito, then defeated Heisei Gokudo Combi (Kankuro Hoshino & Masato Inaba) on 4/25, and then defeated Ryuji Ito & Abdullah Kobayashi on 4/26. Fantastic week for this team who is absolutely tearing it up at Big Japan right now.

 

 

#4 UK Hooligans (Roy & Zak Knight)-It’s been a while since we saw this tag team crack the Tag Team Top 5 but a 3-0 weekend made it impossible to ignore their accomplishments over the last week. The RDW Tag Team Champions and ECTA Tag Team Champions defeated DNA (Dean Allmark & Robbie Dynamite) at PCW on 4/24, then defeated So Scandelous (Ryan Smile & Damian Dunne) on 4/25, and then finished off the week when they teamed with Lionheart, Dave Rayne and Dave Mastiff the same night to defeat Jeff Jarrett, Chris Masters, Bubblegum & Team Single (Rampage Brown & T-Bone). They were the only team outside of Japan to make the Top 5 this week.

 

 

#5 Dangan Yankees (Masato Tanaka & Takashi Sugiura)-Chalk up the 4th team out of 5 in the Tag Team Top 5 from Japan this week. With a 3-0 record on the week, they could have easily been #1 on any other week, but this week was STACKED with teams who had flawless weeks. The NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champions defeated Maybach #2 & Maybach Taniguchi at NOAH on 4/20, then teamed with Daisuke Harada on 4/25 to defeat MAYBACH Taniguchi, Ken-o and Hajime Ohara, and then finished off the weekend when they defeated Naomichi Marufuji & Katsuhiko Nakajima on 4/26. This team, much like several others, has been quietly toiling away with win after win in Japan. What’s next for the Dangan Yankees?

 

 

People’s Champs. Tyler Jackson (@JacksonNow18) & Nathan Gust (@Raging258)-It was a dominant effort for the NEW UPW Tag Team Champions as they won the online voting competition with 121 votes which was almost twice as much as the second place team. With their first time being mentioned in the Tag Team rankings and a ton of fan support to boot, look for more from them in the very near future.

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Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

London Riots

Monster Express

Abbey Street Boot Boys

South Philly’s Finest

Suzuki Gun

European Union

Kincaid & Owens

The Revolt

To Infinity & Beyond

Garrett & Rance

Hamrick & Tracer X

Strong BJ

Shinose & Honda

Team Dream Futures

Dirty Damn Outlaws

Los Reyes de Atlantida

Crazy Mary & Pondo

High Fiving Fat Guys

The Quicks

M1nute Men

Fourth Gunn

Smile Squash

Golden Storm Riders

I Discepoli Del Dolore

Angel & Malice

PPRay

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of April 27th, 2015

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of April 27th, 2015

 

#1 Drew Galloway (@GallowaySpeaks)-Galloway does it again! For the third time in 2015 he has reached pinnacle of the Indy Power Rankings Top 10. Perhaps even more importantly than his 3rd #1 ranking this year, he added yet another title to his collection when he won the SWA Scottish Heavyweight Title from Doug Williams on 4/24. He then defeated Mark Coffey on 4/25 to retain the title and then defeated Tommy End at ICW on 4/26 to retain the ICW Title. With a 3-0 record and a mantle that includes SIX titles right now, Galloway was the clear cut #1 this week despite HEAVY competition from a lot of challengers throughout the Top 10 and beyond.

 

#2 Rhett Giddins (@bmop_rhett)-After a SUPERB 2014, Rhett Giddins fell off a little bit in the end and then had been all but absent from the Indy Power Rankings in 2015. That lack of rankings all changed this week after he cruised to an amazing weekend in Florida. The I Believe in Wrestling Florida Heavyweight Champion teamed with Santana Garrett & Chasyn Rance on 4/25 at I Believe in Wrestling to beat Ashley Mayberry, Eric Alvarado & Tyranus, then defeated Tyranus to retain the title, then defeated Jody Kristofferson to retain the title again, then teamed with Santana Garrett & Lince Dorado to beat Aaron Epic, Josh Hess & Ace Andrews, and then defeated Chico Adams to retain the title to go 5-0 for the week. With 8 straight victories to his credit, you may start seeing him pop up in the Top 10 more and more as the year rolls on.

 

#3 Santana Garrett (@BrittanyTNA)-Another fantastic weekend gets the SHINE, NWA Women’s, and Ring Warriors Battling Bombshell Champion another very h igh ranking in the Indy Power Rankings Top 10. She has been UNSTOPPABLE as of late. Over the weekend she teamed with Chasyn Rance & Rhett Giddins at I Believe in Wrestling on 4/25 to beat Ashley Mayberry, Eric Alvarado & Tyranus, then teamed with Chasyn Rance, Josh Park & A.F. Bernie to beat Chico Adams, Wayne VanDyke, Eric Alvarado & Slade Porter, then defeated Crazy Mary Dobson to retain the NWA and Shine titles, and then teamed with Lince Dorado & Rhett Giddins to beat Aaron Epic, Josh Hess & Ace Andrews to go 4-0 for the week. With over 20 straight victories, no woman can lay claim to the top female in the United States for 2015 like she can and with her continuing to pile up high rankings, it’s possible she could be the top talent in the United States for 2015…PERIOD.

 

#4 Jason Kincaid (@GiftKincaid)-After being #23 in the IPR 100 for 2014, the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Champion had a tall task ahead of him going into 2015 to try to top 2014. So far he has won the ECWA Super 8 Tournament and now he grabs a #4 ranking in the Top 10. He teamed with Chase Owens at CWE on 4/22 to defeat Shane Sabre & Carter Mason, then teamed with Chase Owens on 4/23 to beat The Cannon Cartel, then beat Chase Owens on 4/24, and then defeated Christopher Daniels & Chase Owens in a three-way dance at CWE on 4/25 to go 4-0 for the week. He truly is one of the most underrated talents in the world right now, but he’s making sure everyone is taking notice this year.

 

#5 Tyson Moore-A 5-0 weekend earns this talent his very first ranking this week. He defeated Brett Morgan at CWE on 4/22 then defeated Travis Cole on 4/23, then beat Antonio Scorpio on 4/24, then beat Christopher Daniels the same night, and then defeated Tyler Colton on 4/25 to win the Elite 8 tournament. That is an UNCANNY weekend for anyone on the indies and he should be proud, but even more important, with his first ranking comes a better shot at future rankings. On a weekend where talent was going 5-0, 4-0, and 3-0 left and right, he made sure he got his name right in the middle of the pack.

 

#6 Chasyn Rance (@ChasynRance)-It’s been a while since the SCW Florida Cruiserweight Champion was in the Top 10 but he returned with a vengeance this week as he teamed with Santana Garrett & Rhett Giddins at I Believe in Wrestling on 4/25 to beat Ashley Mayberry, Eric Alvarado & Tyranus, then teamed with Santana Garrett, Josh Park & A.F. Bernie to beat Chico Adams, Wayne VanDyke, Eric Alvarado & Slade Porter, then teamed with Lince Dorado & Mini Lince to beat Maxwell Chicago, Wayne VanDyke & Josh Hess, and then wrapped up the weekend when he beat Ace Andrews to go 4-0 for the week. Impressive stuff for one of the top talents in all of Florida (a state that has a LOT of representation this week).

 

#7 Akira Tozawa (@TozawaAkira)-The man who has DOMINATED the Indy Power Rankings in 2015 gets in yet again after another 4-0 weekend for the Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate and Open the Owarai Gate Champion. 2015 has been his oyster thus far and this past weekend was no different. He teamed with Masato Yoshino at Dragon Gate on 4/23 to beat Jimmyz (Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! and Jimmy Susumu), then teamed with Masato Yoshino and Shachihoko BOY on 4/24 to beat Mad Blankey (YAMATO, CIMA and Gamma), then teamed with Masato Yoshino on 4/25 to beat Mad Blankey (Naruki Doi and Gamma), and then defeated Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin on 4/26 to go 4-0 for the week. He’s just been absolutely unstoppable this year.

 

#8 Dragon Kid-Another Dragon Gate talent enjoys a 4-0 weekend and gets into the Top 10 because of it. This fantastic high flyer defeated Jimmy Kagetora at Dragon Gate on 4/23, then teamed with BxB Hulk and Kzy on 4/25 to beat Jimmyz (Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu and Ryo “Jimmy” Saito), then teamed with BxB Hulk and Kzy on 4/25 to beat Jimmyz (Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu and Ryo “Jimmy” Saito), then teamed with BxB Hulk, Masaaki Mochizuki and Big R Shimizu on 4/26 to defeat Cyber Kong, Don Fujii, Mondai Ryu and Punch Tominaga. Small but sizzling…you can expect to see more of him if he continues this type of run.

 

#9 Lince Dorado (@Purfect10LD)-Florida produces yet another name in the Top 10 this week as Lince defeated Wayne VanDyke at I Believe in Wrestling on 4/25, then defeated Jester Yorick the same day, then teamed with Chasyn Rance & Mini Lince to defeat Maxwell Chicago, Wayne VanDyke & Josh Hess; then teamed with Santana Garrett & Rhett Giddins to beat Aaron Epic, Josh Hess & Ace Andrews to go 4-0 for the week. Call him a cat or call him one hell of a masked wrestler, but what you have to agree upon is that he is successful. That being said, this is his first ranking in 2015, but it likely won’t be his last.

 

#10 Mayu Iwatani-We get our second female talent in the Top 10 as 1/3rd of the Artist of Stardom Champions won the Stardom Cinderella tournament on 4/23 when she defeated Thunder Rosa in the first round, then defeated Star Fire in the quarterfinals, then defeated Io Shirai in the semifinals and then beat Koguma in the final to go 4-0 for the week. It’s the first-ever ranking for Iwatani who is obviously on a hot streak right now. If she can continue to churn out victories, a #10 ranking is just the tip of the iceberg.

 

People’s Champ. Zachary Wentz (@zachary_wentz)-This Rockstar Pro talent came out of left field to win the online voting competition with 111 votes after he defeated Jake Omen, Dale Patricks, Sid Fabulous, Clayton Jackson, Kyle Maverick, Pompano Joe, & Levi Connors in an 8-man scramble at Rockstar Pro on 4/22. We hope to see more of him in the near future!

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Others missing out/receiving votes:

Ron Mathis

Bill Duffy-#2 in the online voting competition with 56 votes

Marty Scurll

Rob Van Dam

Luthor Reinhardt

Peter Fischer

Nightmare Jeremiah

Mad Man Pondo

Gaylon Summers

Aaron Epic

Dave Mastiff

Gamma

Masaya Takahashi

Jack Jester

Zane Riley

Sha Samuels

Ricky Fuji

Ilja Dragunov

Scott Levesque

Hamuko Hoshi

Sabu

Matt Tremont

John Skyler

Raymond Rowe

Eric Locker

Mika Iida

Absolute Andy

Hayden Zenith

Darin Corbin

Jigsaw

Jack Gallagher

Chris Rush

Shane Christian

Jayden Quick

Saki Akai

Big Bear Boone

Gregg Hurtz

Randy Myers

Tony Baroni

Aurora Flame

Assassin

Bobby Collins

Tommy Lee Curtis

Eddie Kingston

Akebono

Ethan Alexander Sharpe

Kento Miyahara

Louis Lyndon

Cheerleader Melissa

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 4/27/15?

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! 4/28

The Tag Team Top 5 will be revealed on “The Tag Team Top 5 Reveal” on Wednesday, April 29th at 3 PM EST. Be the first to know who got ranked, who got snubbed, and who is #1 this week!

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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 4/27/15?

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!

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Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 4/27

The Top 10 will be revealed on “The Indy Power Rankings Reveal” at 3 PM EST on Tuesday, April 28th. After we breakdown the Top 10, we will be joined by many of the best death match talents in the U.S. to talk about the huge upcoming “Masters of Pain” tournament! Don’t miss it!

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WrestleForce Presents “Unleashed” 4/26/15 Cayce, SC

Thanks to James Shaver for results

*At Unleashed the fans chose matchups as well as match stipulations on social media leading up to the event*

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The Bravado Brothers def The Fortunate Sons (Jesse Windham & Billy Brash) in a 2 out of 3 falls match to retain the WrestleForce tag team titles

Zane Riley def Corey Hollis

“The Twisted Metal Rebel” Hexx def Brady Pierce

Sons of Steel def Kevin Phoenix & Jett Black

Cedric Alexander def “The Salem Sinner” Sixx by DQ

BJ Hancock def former WWE Superstar Eugene

“The Southern Savior” John Skyler def The “THROUGHBRED” Jaxson James to retain the WrestleForce Championship

CWF Mid-Atlantic Rising Generation League “Proving Ground’ Results 4/25/15 Gibsonville, NC

Thanks to IndyInsiders for results

Aaron Biggs def Miguel Accion

Jarel Bernard def Reese Thompson

Chasity Taylor def Delilah Blue in ArenaChicks action

Otto Schwanz def Cedric Alexander

The Revolt (Zane Riley & Caleb Konley) def The Riot (Aric Andrews & Nick Richards), Mason Maddox and Christian Blair & Juan Jeremi & Waylon Mays to win a 4 way tag gauntlet

Order of Elimination:

Maddox & Blair def Jeremi & Mays

Revolt def Maddox & Blair

Revolt def Richards & Andrews to win the match

Ethan Alexander Sharpe def Jesse Adler to retain the CWF Mid-Atantic Rising Generation League Title

SWA Wrestling 4/25/15 Results Forest City, NC

Thanks to James Shaver & Jason Blackwell for results

Joey Ford def Jamie Lee to become new #1 contender for the SWA Carolina Tite

C.C. Cogdell def Big Country by DQ

Eric Anton def Adam James in a street fight to retain the SWA Southern Tite

Rob Killjoy def Dirty

Chris Hamrick & SWA Carolina Champion Tracer X def Worst Case Scenario, SWA Champion James Drake & Joshua Cutshall and Moose & Black Baron (substituting for AR Fox) to win the SWA tag team titles. ***TITLE CHANGE***

4/22 Rockstar Pro Results

Amped 4/22/15 Results


1.  Alex Colon w/JT Davidson beat Jeremiah w/Bobby Olsen to retain the American Luchacore Championship.


2.  Benjamin Kimera & “Silverback” Chris Hall beat Wonderboy & Honeysmaxxx.


3.  Dave Crist beat Rex Ultima.


4.  Dustin Rayz beat Kyle Kraven.


5.  Zachary Wentz beat Jake Omen, Dale Patricks, Sid Fabulous, Clayton Jackson, Kyle Maverick, Pompano Joe, & Levi Connors in an 8 Man Scramble Match.


6.  “True Grit” Bruce Grey beat “Pitbull” Ganger.


7.  Flex Jordan w/JT Davidson beat Big Jim Hutchinson after interference by Kyle Kraven.


8.  High Fiving Fat Guys (Jon Murray & Duke Beefhammer w/Bradley Abrahms) beat High Life (Jerry Andrews & Beast) & Draven/Draven Harris in a Triple Threat Tag-Team Match.


9.  Nate Wings w/Bobby Olsen beat “Baddest Man Alive” Aaron Williams.


10.  Ron Mathis beat BJ Whitmer to retain the Rockstar Pro Championship.

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of April 20th, 2015

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of April 20th, 2015

#1 The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter @BeardedBullys)-The NEW Saint Louis Anarchy Tag Team Champions return to the #1 spot in the Indy Power Rankings/Tag Team Top 5 as they absolutely dominated the weekend of tag team wrestling. They defeated Brandon Espinosa & Angelus Layne at SLA on 4/17, then defeated The Viking War Party (Alexandre Rudolph & Jake Parnell) the same night, then defeated Jeremy Wyatt & Christian Rose on 4/18 to become inaugural SLA Tag Team Champions, and then defeated the Ring Rydas (aka OI4K) at JCW on 4/19 to go 4-0 for the week. After being #1 in the IPR 100 in 2014, these bearded bullies are starting to clear a path to that #1 spot this year. They’ve got some work to do, but teaming together every single weekend most definitely has its advantages.

 

#2 BJ Strong (Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi)-The only other true contender to the #1 spot this week won just as many matches as The Hooligans, but perhaps the stakes weren’t as high? The  KO-D Tag Team Champions defeated Hideyoshi Kamitani and Ryuichi Kawakami at BJW on 4/14, then defeated Hideyoshi Kamitano & Masato Inaba at BJW on 4/17, then defeated Atsushi Maruyama & Shinobu on 4/18, and then teamed with Yuko Miyamoto on 4/19 to defeat Hideyoshi Kamitani, Kazuki Hashimoto & Ryuichi Kawakami to go 4-0 for the week. This tag team has been quietly crushing the competition in Japan and looks to continue to do so as 2015 rolls on.

 

#3 The Righteous Army (Joseph Conners & Jimmy Havoc)-It’s the first ranking for the NEW SWE Tag Team Champions as they defeated El Ligero & Stixx at SWE on 4/19 and then defeated The Hunter Brothers (Lee & Jim Hunter) (c) & The London Riots (Rob Lynch & James Davis) the same night to win the titles and go 2-0 for the week. Conners & Havoc were actually the only other team to get a #1 vote from one of the official voters, outside of The Hooligans. If they can continue to team and pick up multiple wins, this team is going to be a huge contender for the top tag team in the UK for 2015. For now, their first ranking is a very high one.

 

#4 Dangan Yankees (Takashi Sugiura & Masato Tanaka)-The NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champions defeated Atsushi Onita and Hideki Hosaka at Super Fireworks on 4/18, then defeated TMDK (Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls) at NOAH on 4/19 to go 2-0 for the week. With at least 14 straight wins as a team, they look unstoppable right now in Japan. They came SO close to grabbing the #3 spot this week but failed to really capture any fan support. It gets said a lot, but fans, remember, THE FAN POLL COUNTS. That being said, the official voters showed them enough love to get them back into the Tag Team Top 5 and with their track record, we expect more of that in the future.

 

#5 Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy @TeamIOU)-While “a boy and his dog” weren’t able to capture yet another “People’s Champs” award this week, they do get an official ranking to add to their chances of a high spot in the Tag Team Top 50 for this year. After some early struggles, this Tennessee tag team has been tearing it up at places like PGP where they are the Tag Team Champions. With a win and defense of their titles vs. Perfect Addiction over the weekend, they have now won four straight matches and with Kerry Awful back and seemingly healthy, the Midwest better look out for one of the best tag teams on the indies. They are motivated and clearly they are hungry.

 

People’s Champs. Six Till Two (Tower of Power & His Royal Tenis)-The People’s Champs from last week did it again as they survived a VERY competitive online voting competition to go back-to-back as People’s Champs with 147 votes. You can give them a like on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/6till2?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

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Honorable Mention. Ronin (Johnny Gargano & Rich Swann)-The NEW DGUSA Open the United Gate Champions defeated The Premier Athlete Brand (Anthony Nese & Caleb Konley) on 4/18 to win the titles.

 

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

F1rst Generation-#3 in the online voting competition with 93 votes
The Heatseekers
Black Hand Warriors-#2 in the online voting competition with 106 votes
Handicapped Heroes
Havok & Carnage-#4 in the online voting competition with 61 votes
Jeremiah & Nate Wings
Aja Kong & Toyota
The Bravados
Shirai & Ohata
Shelly & Dave-Lo
GromKnoke-#5 in the online voting competition with 48 votes
Rock and Roll Express
Inematsu & Sekine
OI4K
Justin Credible & Rhyno
Freakshow & Oz
Hot & Spicy
KC Wolves
Ricky & Tony Caurdiea
The Good Ole Boys
The Hell Cats
The Revolt
Hot Lanta Hustlers

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of April 20th, 2015

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of April 20th, 2015

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#1 Drew Galloway (@GallowaySpeaks)-The multiple champion grabs his second #1 ranking in 2015 (3rd since leaving the WWE). The ICW, EVOLVE, DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate, DPW, and OCW Chamion defeated Grado and Jack Jester on 4/18 to retain the ICW Title and then defeating Jack Jester and Sabu on 4/19 to retain the title again. With a 2-0 record, his recent success and title collecting a few of those who had more wins than him on the week. He has won 10 of his last 11 matches outside of TNA, which is absolutely phenomenal considering the types of matches he’s put in week in and week out. What’s next for one of the best in the world?

 

#2 Daisuke Sekimoto-Five victories equals a very high ranking for the Big Japan bad ass. The Strong World Heavyweight Champion and 1/2 of KO-D Tag Team Champions; teamed with Yuji Okabayashi at BJW on 4/14 to defeat Hideyoshi Kamitani and Ryuichi Kawakami, then teamed with Hideyoshi Kamitani at BJW on 4/15 to beat Manabu Soya and Ryuichi Kawakami, then teamed with Yuji Okabayashi at BJW on 4/17 to beat Hideyoshi Kamitano & Masato Inaba, then teamed with Yuji Okabayashi on 4/18 at BJW to defeat Atsushi Maruyama & Shinobu, and then teamed with Yuji Okabayashi & Yuko Miyamoto on 4/19 at BJW to beat Hideyoshi Kamitani, Kazuki Hashimoto & Ryuichi Kawakami to go 5-0 for the week. Even with the multiple victories, it wasn’t enough to grab the #1 spot, BUT keep in mind, they were all tag victories. A few single victories and he’ll be right back into contention for #1.

 

#3 Davey Richards (@RichardsWesley)-Nice to see the former ROH World Champion return to the Indy Power Rankings after being away from “the indies” last year and not garnering a ranking or a spot in the IPR 100. On 4/17 he defeated Johnny Gargano at EVOLVE, then defeated Trevor Lee at EVOLVE on 4/18, and then teamed with Roderick Strong to defeat Team Tremendous on 4/19 at 2CW to go 3-0 on the week. Davey Richards was the poster boy for the indies a few years ago. With this ranking, might he be returning to that spot in the future?

 

#4 Jun Akiyama-A 4-0 week gets this Japanese star a ranking in the Top 10 for the very first time. Hard to believe someone who has been as good as him has not made the Top 10 before, but this week was a truly special one for him. He defeated Kenso at AJPW on 4/13, then teamed with Sushi on 4/17 to defeat Kotaro Suzuki & Yohei Nakajima, then defeated Zeus on 4/18, and then teamed with Takao Omori & SUSHI at AJPW on 4/19 to beat Kento Miyahara, Kotaro Suzuki & Yohei Nakajima to wrap up a flawless week in Japan.

 

#5 Victor Andrews (@Im_MrEverything)-You may have seen him a lot in tags previously, but this is actually his first official ranking in singles. The NSW Social Media Champion and 1/2 of PWF Tag Team Champions teamed with James Anthony at PWF on 4/17 to defeat The Geordie Bulldogs to retain their PWF tag titles, then defeated Chris Taylor at NSW to retain the NSW Social Media title on 4/18, and then defeated Ricky Kelly at PPW on 4/18 to go 3-0 for the week. While it was his partner James Anthony that got much of the singles success last year, perhaps 2015 will be owned by Victor Andrews. GREAT first ranking for him.

 

#6 Jax Dane (@TheJaxDane)-The NWA National Heavyweight Champion and NWA North American Heavyweight Champion defeated Gavin Daring at NWA Smoky Mountain on 4/17 and then defeated Chase Owens, Jason Kincaid, Jeff Connelly, Shawn Shultz and Vince Brent the same night to win the Smoky Mountain Cup. This was obviously a week of firsts for multiple competitors as this is Jax’s first singles ranking despite a lot of success this year. The Smoky Mountain Cup holds a lot of weight to the official voters which most definitely swayed their opinions as to what Jax Dane accomplished over the weekend. With 6 straight victories, he is on a roll right now.

#7 Joe Coffey (@Joe_Coffey)-He is the NEW Target Wrestling Heavyweight Champion (and WrestleZone Champion and 1/2 of W3L Tag Team Champions) after he defeated T-Bone on 4/17 to win the title, then defeated Al Snow on 4/18 to retain the title, and then finished off the weekend when he defeated Marty Scurll & Jack Gallagher in a three-way match at ICW UK on 4/19 to go 3-0 for the week. While he has received votes earlier in the year, this is his first official ranking. Congratulations to this rising UK star!

 

#8 Atlantis-The El Cinturón Azteca Champion and WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Champion teamed with Místico and Volador Jr. at CMLL on 4/13 to beat Ephesto, El Mephisto and Shocker, then teamed with Dragón Lee and La Máscara on 4/14 to beat Kamaitachi, Rey Bucanero and Damián el Terrible, then teamed with Delta and Guerrero Maya Jr. on 4/19 to defeat Los Guerreros Laguneros (Euforia, Gran Guerrero and Niebla Roja) then teamed with Delta and Guerrero Maya Jr. again the same night to defeat Los Hijos del Infierno (Ephesto, Luciferno and El Mephisto) in a #1 contenders match to go 4-0 for the week. The international influence on the Indy Power Rankings once again rears its head as we have representatives from all over the world in the Top 10 this week.

 

#9 Dean Draven-Australia once again comes hard as the AWF Australasian Champion defeated Jake Nova on 4/18 to retain the title, then defeated Spaceman Dacey the same day to retain again, then on 4/19 he defeated Kyote to retain the title, then teamed with TNT to defeat Slammin’ Sam & Thirteen the same day to go 4-0 for the week. Fantastic weekend for him as Australia just continues to churn out a lot of great competitors that end up in the Indy Power Rankings based on their performances. One thing that has NOT happened yet is a #1 ranking to come from Australia. Maybe soon?

 

#10 Kongo Kong (@RealKongoKong)-In Kong we Trust? IWA Mid-South’s hiatus has affected a lot of talent and perhaps none more so than the IWA World Champion. The former #1 went 5-1 on the week as he went 4-0 at the TV Tapings in North Carolina over the weekend, then lost a Triple Threat Match (where he wasn’t pinned) at AWE on 4/18, then defeated Krimson at JCW on 4/19 to go 5-1 for the week. “The Monsta” has been so impressive over the last 2 years that it’s almost a shock when he’s not in the Top1 0, but he returns this week with a vengeance. With him already being VERY high in this year’s IPR 100, you can expect more from this beast of a man.

 

Honorable Mention. Santana Garrett (@BrittanyTNA)-SHINE Champion (and NWA Women’s Champ/Ring Warriors Women’s Champ) defeated Andrea at EVOLVE on 4/18 to retain the SHINE Title. She has won 22 straight matches.

People’s Champ. “The Future” Eddy Young (@The_Future_Eddy)-Any time you see Eddy Young on the poll you know he’s going to collect a lot of votes. This week he collected 130 votes to edge out The Choff for the People’s Champ award this week, denying him of his second win in the online voting competition. Eddy Young has disappeared for a bit, but we expect him to find his groove again and if so, you’ll see much more of him as he dominates online voting competitions like no one else.

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Others missing out/receiving votes:

Ethan Page

Steve Anthony

Bad Bones

Syd Parker

The Choff-#2 in the online voting competition with 98 votes

Ayako Hamada

Rich Swann

Shane Mercer

Mason Maddox

Akira Tozawa

Bradley Abrahms

AJ Styles

Go Shiozaki

Dave Crist

Gary Jay

Joey Janela

Stevie Boy

Joseph Conners

Chris Tyler

Jagger

Jake Dirden

Will Ospreay

Colby Corino

Chet Sterling

Shachihoko Boy

Minoru Tanaka

Brodus Clay

John Morrison

Sonoko Kato

Bill Collier

Demolition Davies

Joe E. Legend

Joe Doering

Benjamin Kimera

Brandon White

Hacksaw Jim Duggan

Zach Gowen

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