Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of April 6th, 2015
#1 The Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive& Max Smashmaster @DevastationCorp)-The CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas dominated the week and there was no doubt as to who was #1 this week with them absolutely cruising to a fantastic week in the UK. With a big title defense vs. N_R_G (Hype Rockwell & Race Jaxon) on 4/5 and coming out on top in one of the Challenge of The Immortals matches on 4/3, they were the clear cut #1 this week. They are the only team with 3+ victories and it showed with their second #1 ranking and first of 2015. Can they continue to win and defend their gold? If so, this may not be their last #1 ranking this year.
#2 OI4K (Dave & Jake Crist)-Despite some retirement concerns, Dave & Jake Crist have still dominated as a team. They are still the CZW and AAW Tag Team Champions and while they defended neither of those titles last week, they did go 2-0 with victories at Rockstar Pro on 4/1 and then a huge victory vs. The Electric Dream Machine and The Handicapped Heroes at 2CW on 4/4. Thus far, they are the top American tag team in the Tag Team Top 50 for 2015. Time will tell if both men do end up retiring before the end of the year, but in the meantime they have dominated the Midwest and beyond, collecting titles where ever they go.
#3 The Gentleman’s Club (Drew Gulak & Chuck Taylor)-Both of these great wrestlers have been ranked previously with different partners in the Tag Team Top 5 (Gulak with Busick and Taylor with Trent ?) but this is their first time being ranked together after a very successful string of shows in the UK. First they teamed with Orange Cassidy & The Swamp Monster on 4/4 to win a Challenge of the Immortals Match vs. Arcane Horde at CHIKARA in West Midlands. Next, they teamed to defeat Los Ice Creams, The United Nations, and The Wrecking Crew in a Four Way Elimination Match inCardiwff, Wales on 4/5. A 2-0 week as a team gets them in with prospects of more to come.
#4 The Threat (Breyer Wellington & N8 Mattson)-Make this their 2nd reign as PWASD Tag Team Champions after they defeated one of the best tag teams in The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter) on 4/5 to win the titles again. This is their 2nd ranking in 2015 after scoring a #5 ranking earlier in the year. With future title defenses on the horizon, one would think they’re going to have a quite a few chances for more rankings going forward. With teams like The Viking War Party looking for a shot at the gold, they’ve got their work cut out for them.
#5 Rochester Wrecking Crew (Hellcat & Rob Sweet)-The UPW Tag Team Champions had a VERY good weekend which ended in a bit of controversy in the online vote. When the voting ended at 10 PM EST, they were a bit behind this week’s People’s Champs for the top spot in the fan vote, but through a glitch in polldaddy.com, they managed to score a few more votes to pass Lethal Injection up for the top spot. Unfortunately the voting had already closed and they ended up being #2 in the online voting competition. That being said, their 2-0 weekend at UPW and ESW got them a very respectable #5 spot in the official rankings this week which is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. Look for more from this New York-based team in 2015.
People’s Champs. Lethal Injection (Brad & Briar Mercury)-This tag team BARELY wins the online voting competition after just edging out the Rochester Wrecking Crew. These boys from the South show up every time they’re on the poll as this is their 2nd People’s Champ award. They have been absolutely dominant in the promotions they compete in and we expect that to continue as the year rolls on.
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Chris Sabin & Matt Sydal
The King Brothers
Blacksmith & Devon Shooter
Frank Wyatt & Jake Parnell
Alex Rudolph & Jake Parnell
Adamz & Thompson
Mesisas & El Hijo del Fantasmo
AR Fox & Samoa Joe
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