Indy Power Rankings for the Week of June 29th, 2015

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of June 29th, 2015 MattTremont6-29

#1 Matt Tremont (@TremontCZW)-“The Bulldozer” returns to the #1 spot AGAIN in 2015! THE top death match wrestler in the United States right now claims his second #1 ranking this year (3rd overall) and his second death match title (5th overall) after going back-to-back at IWA Mid-South’s King of the Death Matches. With HUGE wins over Tank, JD Horror, MASADA, & John Wayne Murdoch, he was the clear cut #1 this week. Tremont is making HISTORY this year. This is a guy that is more than just a death match guy, but he’s etching his names in the history books as one of the greatest death match wrestlers of all time. Period.

 

#2 Athena (@wg06athena)-The ACW American Joshi Champion defeated Claudia Del Solis in Round 1 of their Queen of Queens tournament to retain the title on 6/28, then beat Su Yung to retain the title in Round 2, and then beat Angel Blue in the finals to again retain the title. With the tournament victory and 3 successful title defenses, Athena returns to the Top 10 after a bit of an absence. Women’s wrestling has come a long way the last 2 years and Athena is a big part of that in the U.S.

 

#3 Ludark Shaitan (@LuDarKShAiTAN)-Last year’s Queen of the Death Matches runner-up completes the task this year as she claims the 2015 IWA Mid-South Queen of the Death Match crown. The NGX Women’s Champion flew up to Charlestown, IN where she defeated Mistress Burgandi in Round 1, then beat Randi West in Round 2, and then finished up the day by beating Kathy “The Butcher” Owens in the Finals. This is Ludark’s HIGHEST ranking and her first ranking in 2015 at all. Congratulations to this insane talent on the huge win!

#4 John Wayne Murdoch (@johnmurdoch25)-“The Duke of Hardcore” couldn’t quite pull off his second Death Match tournament win this year as he came up short in the finals against Matt Tremont on 6/27, but he earned another ranking in the Top 10. With wins vs. Corporal Robinson, Devon Moore, and Nick Gage (in an instant classic) JWM impressed the crowd, even in defeat. His match vs. Nick Gage is already being billed as a match of the year contender AND one of the best matches in death match tournament history. Don’t believe it? Buy the DVD to find out for yourself.

 

#5 Roderick Strong (@RoderickStrong)-The PWG World Champion earns yet another ranking in 2015 as he defeated Speedball Mike Bailey on 6/26 to retain the title. 2015 has been an AMAZING year for the former ROH World Champion as he has once again taken the indies by storm. Whether he’s main eventing EVOLVE, PWG, or FIP, Strong has been bringing his “A Game” in 2015. He truly is one of the best in the world and continues to prove that week after week.

#6 Josh Andrews-A 3-0 weekend and a victory in the HCW Light Heavyweight title tournament gets Josh Andrews his first ranking this week. Once again we get a first-timer after he defeated The Rebel on 6/27, then beat Jonny Rose to win the tournament. He followed that up with a third win when he beat The Evil Clown and Mr. Cobblepot in a non-tournament match. As always, it’s good to see some new talent and new names in the Top 10 this week.

#7 Jun Kasai-Last year after CZW’s Tournament of Death, the “Crazy Monkey” enjoyed his first and only #1 ranking. This year hasn’t been quite as productive for one of the best death match wrestlers on Earth, BUT, he earned a Top 10 ranking this week. He teamed with Masashi Takeda and Kenji Fukimoto at Freedoms on 6/25 to defeat Mammoth Sasaki, Kamui and Mr. Gannosuke, then defeated Isami Kodaka by referee stoppage at Makai Alchemy on 6/26, and then teamed with Masashi Takeda and Kenji Fukimoto at Freedoms on 6/27 to defeat Takashi Sasaki, Daisuke Masaoka and Hi69 to go 3-0 for the week. We hope to see more of Kasai in 2015!

#8 Danny Chase-The HOP Full Throttle Champion defeated Timba Wolf on 6/26 to retain the title, then beat Gabriel Kidd on 6/28 to again retain the title, and then wrapped up the weekend when he teamed with Alex Gracie & Bam Bam Barton the same night to defeat Barricade, Stevie Mitchell & Tommy Taylor to go 3-0 for the week. His big weekend got him his first ranking this week proving yet again that talent from all over the world have been doing big things this year, even if the mainstream wrestling media haven’t shed a light on them yet.

 

#9 Zack Sabre Jr. (@zacksabrejr)-One of the best technical wrestlers in the world re-joins the Top 10 yet again after another very good week. He was #9 last week and held steady again this week as he defeated Chris Hero at PWG on 6/26. With 9 straight victories, this UK superstar is really on a hot streak right now. We’ve said it before but the one thing he may be missing right now to cement his 2015 as highly successful is some gold around his waist. One would assume that’s going to happen sooner rather than later.

 

#10 Anderson Tyson Moore-A big tour of CWE in Canada produces the very first ranking for Anderson Tyson Moore as he defeated Chase Owens on 6/22 at CWE, then defeated Buddy Collins on 6/23, then defeated Kevin Cannon on 6/25, and then defeated Danny Duggan, Bobby Jay and Mike Mission on 6/26 to win the vacant CWE Championship to go 4-0 for the week. In all honesty, he really should have been higher but the CWE results came after many of the official voters had already cast their ballots.

Honorable Mention. Yukio Sakaguchi-Defeated Kazusada Higuchi at DDT in the semifinals on 6/28 and then defeated Konosuke Takeshita in the finals to win the King of DDT tournament and go 2-0 for the week.

 

People’s Champ. Antonio Atama (@AntonioAtama)-With XWA’s full support behind him, Atama earns his first win in the online voting competition as he dominated the rest of the contenders after his victory vs. Steve Corino at XWA on 6/27. We expect and hope to see more of him as the year rolls on!

Others missing out/receiving votes:

Arisa Nakajima

Nick Gage

Marty Scurll

Dean Richards

PJ Black

Quiksilver

Blake Edward Belakis

Aoi Kuzuki

Chet Sterling

T-Bone

Rip Reilly

Kyle Maverick

Biff Busick

Puma

Miss Sara Jay

Brandon White

Will Ospreay

AR Fox

Io Shirai

Josh Bodom

Hideki Suzuki

Jason Valentine

Antonio

Caprice Coleman

Mikey Nichols

Brian Cage

Ultimo Dragon

Hiromitsu Kanehara

D.O.A.

Syd Parker

Ethan Case

Brad Attitude

Danny Demanto

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 6/29/15?

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! 6/30

The Tag Team Top 5 will be revealed on “The Tag Team Top 5 Reveal” on Wednesday, July 1st at 3 PM EST as it will be the 2015 Tag Team Top 50 Mid-Year Update!

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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 6/29/15?

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! 6/29

The Top 10 will be revealed on “The Indy Power Rankings Reveal” at 3 PM EST on Tuesday, June 30th as we’ll also be releasing the IPR 100 Mid-Year Update for the first time anywhere! Don’t miss it!

We will have a HUGE SURPRISE guest coming on to accept his/her mid-year #1 ranking. Who will it be? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

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6/27 IWA Mid-South 2015 Queen of the Death Matches Results

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1.Sage Sin Supreme VS Thunderkitty – Tai Pei Death and Barbed Wire Boards Death Match; Winner-Thunderkitty
2.Randi West VS Rebecca Payne- Battle of the Queens World Series of Glass Death Match; Winner-Randi by forfeit
3.Kathy Owens VS Sabrina Sixx- Four Corners of Pain Death Match; Winner-Kathy Owens
4.Ludark Shaitan VS Mistress Burgandi- Tacks, Carpet Strips, Barb Wire Bundles and Light Tube Ropes Death Match; Winner-Ludark

Semi-Finals-Kathy vs Sage- Kathy

Randi West vs Ludark-Ludark

Finals Winner-Ludark

6/26 IWA Mid-South 2015 King of the Death Matches Night 1 Results

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IWA World Title Match-Hy Zaya beat Shane Mercer and Kongo Kong to retain the title

8 Man Tag Team Match-Mitch Page, The Hooligans, & JC Rotten beat The Viking War Party & Joseph Schwartz 

Round 1

Dale Patricks Vs Adam Bueller – Barefoot Fishhooks, Carpet Strips, and Tubes Match; Winner-Dale Patricks

Nick Gage Vs Markus Crane – Venus Fly Trap Match; Winner-Nick Gage

Tank Vs Matt Tremont – Texas Bullrope, Barbed Wire Boards and Cactus Pits Match; Winner-Matt Tremont

Rain Delay. Show will go on tomorrow at 1 PM!

6/27 IWA Mid-South 2015 King of the Death Matches Night 2 Results

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Round 1: 

MASADA Vs The Green Phantom – Caribbean Spider Web Match; Winner-MASADA

Sexxxy Eddy Vs Insane Lane – Homerun Derby Death Match; Winner-Sexxxy Eddy

JD Horror Vs Bryant Woods – Fans Bring The Weapons Match; Winner-JD Horror

Devon Moore Vs Reed Bentley – TLC X2 Match (Tables, Tacks, Ladders, Lighttubes, Chairs, Candles); Winner-Devon Moore

Corporal Robinson Vs John Wayne Murdoch – Feel The Burn Match (Coals, Rubbing Alcohol, Lit Cigarettes, Tabasco Sauce); Winner-John Wayne Murdoch

Quarterfinals John Wayne Murdoch vs Devon Moore; Winner-John Murdoch

Matt Tremont vs. JD Horror; Winner-Matt Tremont

Nick Gage vs. Sexxxy Eddy; Winner-Nick Gage

MASADA vs. Dale Patricks; Winner-MASADA

Viking War Party and Kong vs Shane Mercer, Hy Zaya, Tank, & JC Rotten, Winners – Viking War Party and Kongo Kong

Semi-Finals
John Wayne Murdoch beat Nick Gage

Matt Tremont beat MASADA

Finals
Matt Tremont beat John Wayne Murdoch

Tuesday, June 30th: 2015 IPR 100 #IPR100 Mid-Year Update

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On Tuesday, June 30th, we’ll bring you the 2015 IPR 100 Mid-Year Update on Filling the Void Radio. The show starts at 3 PM Eastern as we will take 2 full hours to breakdown the entire top 100 wrestlers on the indies in 2015 as ranked by the Indy Power Rankings crew throughout the year, to date.

Guests and further info to be announced soon!

Listen here: IPR 100 on Filling the Void Radio

Info on the IPR 100:

The IPR 100 is a collection of 100 independent wrestlers based on their previous rankings throughout the year to date. Their rankings in the IPR 100 are 100% based on where they have been ranked in the Indy Power Rankings this year. This is not our opinion of who the best wrestlers (or “workers”) in the world are based on who we think has the best matches, but again, just a mathematical compilation of how well they’ve done this year based on the 3 major criteria that we use to rank wrestlers on a weekly basis:

  1. Win-loss record for the week & overall
  2. Strength of opponents for the week
  3. Overall public perception of the wrestler in question (i.e. Chris Hero has a stronger following than a regional independent wrestler who most people have never heard of)

We will have a HUGE SURPRISE guest coming on to accept his/her mid-year #1 ranking. Who will it be? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

*The 2015 Tag Team Top 50 Mid-Year Update will take place on Wednesday, July 1st at 3 PM EST on Elite Podcast Network. Details on the 2015 Tag Team Top 50 Mid-Year Update will be released shortly!*