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

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#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!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidrn/2015/06/30/indy-power-rankings-2015-ipr-100-mid-year-update

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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!*

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of June 22nd, 2015

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of June 22nd, 2015

#1 Ultimo Dragon & Yoshinobu Kanemaru-Well, who would have thought in 2015 we’d be featuring Ultimo Dragon at the top of any of our rankings? It was a strange week in both singles and tags, as there was certainly quite a bit of nostalgia, BUT Ultimo Dragon & Yoshinobu Kanemaru certainly deserved the #1 spot this week after being the only team with a 4-0 week. The All Asia Tag Team Champions defeated SUSHI & Yohei Nakajima on AJPW on 6/15, then defeated Hikaru Sato & Yuma Aoyagi at AJPW on 6/17, then teamed with The Bodyguard on 6/19 to defeat Jake Lee, Jun Akiyama & SUSHI, and then defeated SUSHI and Yohei Nakajima on 6/21 to wrap up the week. Congrats to them on their first #1 ranking heading into the Tag Team Top 50 Mid-Year Update on July 1st!

  

#2 Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.)-The former #1’s and current NWA/GHC Tag Team Champions return to the Top 5 this week after a very good week. The closest competition for this week’s #1 ranking teamed with Taichi and Shelton Benjamin at NOAH on 6/15 to defeat TMDK (Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste, Chris Hero & Jack Gamble) and then defeated Chris Hero & Colt Cabana on 6/19 to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles. After a FANTASTIC 2014, 2015 appears to be even better. Where will they rank next week for the Mid-Year update? Tune in to find out!

 

#3 Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter @JimNLeeHunter)-The LCW and Kamikaze Pro Tag Team Champions were also viable contenders for the top spot this week after they defeated The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch), The GZRS (Sebastian & Tom Irvin) & The Regression (Paul Robinson & “The Omega” Isaac Zercher) in a four-way #1 contenders tag team match at Progress Wrestling on 6/21 and then defeated Mika & Elliott Jordan, The YOLO Squad (Drew Parker & Ethan Silver) & Omari & Liam Doyle at Kamikaze Pro the same day to retain the titles and go 2-0 for the week. The UK has produced some top tag teams over the last couple of years and the Hunter Brothers are a product of that.

 

#4 Monster Express (Akira Tozawa & Masato Yoshino)-This Dragon Gate factions in all sorts of different forms continues to pop up in the Tag Team Top 5 as they continue their push for various spots in the Tag Team Top 50. This past week they defeated Millenials (T-Hawk and Yosuke (loves) Santa Maria) at Dragon Gate on 6/15, then teamed with Shingo Takagi on 6/16 to defeat MAD BLANKEY (YAMATO, Naruki Doi and Punch Tominaga) and then teamed with Shingo Takagi on 6/21 to defeat Millenials (T-Hawk, Eita and Kotoka) to go 3-0 for the week. While they had a strong case #1 spot this week, they didn’t receive any #1 votes from any of the official voters and only one vote from the fans.

 

#5 Team IOU (@TeamIOU Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-Last year’s surprise tag team continue to try to get back to where they were last year as they went 2-0 over the weekend with a couple of big wins. “Death” was the theme of the weekend as the PGP Tag Team Champions teamed to defeat the Death Dealers on 6/19 and then defeated The Death Machines (Stephen King & Nate Redwing) on 6/20 to retain the titles. IOU may not be in quite as many high profile matches as they were in 2014, but they’re doing their best to continue to put on better quality matches and not just quantity on a weekly basis.

 

People’s Champs. Seth Tylors & Nick Skitz-It was a slow week in the tag team voting competition but QWA brought some strong representation this week as Tylors & Skitz won the online voting competition by a very narrow margin. Their win vs. The Choff & Karlos Aries at QWA in Australia on 6/21 got them on the poll and their fans took care of the rest.

 

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

OI4K

Chicago Overcoats

Los Compadres Extremos

Joey Avalon & Chase McCoy

The NPC

TMDK

The Brutes

Evolution

The Hooligans

X-Ceed

Speed of Sounds

Dia.Hearts

Prost

Los Lion Brothers

The Threat

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The Tag Team Top 5 Reveal on Elite Podcast Network features an IWA Mid-South Queen of the Death Matches Hype Central featuring Randi West, Matt Tremont, MASADA, Rodney Rush, Tank, and Kathy “The Butcher” Owens this week: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/06/24/indy-power-rankings-tag-team-top-5-reveal-ft-iwamidsouth-qotdm-hype

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The IPR 100 Mid-Year Update is coming! Tune in on Tuesday, June 30th to find out where your favorite talent ranks this year so far! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidrn/2015/06/30/indy-power-rankings-2015-ipr-100-mid-year-update

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of June 22nd, 2015

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of June 22nd, 2015

#1 Jimmy Rave (@TheJimmyRave)-THE biggest shock of the year comes to us from Georgia this past weekend as Jimmy Rave bursts back into the public eye after he competed at AWE’s Georgia Wrestling Crown Tournament on 6/18. In the first round he defeated Kyle Matthews & Sugar D, then beat Raphael King in the semi-finals, and then beat Chip Day in the finals to win the tournament. A 3-0 week and a victory in a tournament gets Jimmy Rave his first official ranking which just so happens to be a #1. With him picking up GFW dates going forward, can he build on this ranking or will it be a short stop on the indies?

 

#2 Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano)-“The Whole Shebang” and the current Smash Champion returns to the Top 10 after he defeated DJ Z at AAW on 6/19 and then defeated Tommaso Ciampa at ESW on 6/20 in an indy dream match. A 2-0 week (outside of NXT) gets Gargano another ranking as he’s enjoying a very prosperous year thus far. Over the last 3 years since the inception of the Indy Power Rankings, Gargano has been the most consistent wrestler of anyone who has been ranked in the Top 10. Can he keep it going or will the WWE come calling? We can only hope for the best for one of the best in the world.

 

#3 Louis Lyndon (@LouisLyndon31)-It’s been a while since we’ve seen Lyndon in the Top 10, but this weekend was special for the high flyer. He is the NEW AAW Heritage Champion after defeating Christian Faith for the title on 6/19. He followed that up with a big win over Kunai the Silent Warrior at PGP on 6/20 to go 2-0 for the week. With wins in 7 of his last 9 matches, Lyndon is on a bit of a roll and looks to continue that success going forward. He’d been lost in the shuffle over the last year and a half or so, but perhaps now is the time when he shines bright on the indies once again.

 

#4 Johnny Evers-Once again the Indy Power Rankings is TRULY International as Johnny Evers competed in the Catch Cup at PWAS in Belgium on 6/20 where he defeated Dragan Spazic in the first round, then beat Kid Lux in the semi-finals and then beat Gabriel Angelfyre to win the Catch Cup to go 3-0 for the week. Impressive weekend as Evers grabs his first ranking in the Top 10. Much of the international talent like this has been one and done in the past. Can Evers change that trend?

#5 Soner Durson-We get another first-timer to the Indy Power Rankings Top 10 as Durson competed in and won the Lotto Thunder Tournament over the weekend at FSW in the UK on 6/21. He defeated Dave Rayn in the First Round, then beat Jack Gallagher in the semi-finals, and then beat Rampage Brown in the finals to win the tournament to go 3-0 for the week. Durson makes his first appearance after beating some stiff competition. It’s never an easy task to compete in the UK and be consistent. Durson will have his work cut out for him to continue to make a splash in 2015.

 

#6 Ultimo Dragon-Once again Ultimo Dragon makes an appearance in the Top 10. The NWA International Junior Heavyweight Champion and 1/2 of All Asia Tag Team Champions teamed with Yoshinobu Kanemaru at AJPW on 6/15 to defeat SUSHI & Yohei Nakajima, then teamed with Yoshinobu Kanemaru on 6/17 to defeat Hikaru Sato & Yuma Aoyagi, then defeated Yohei Nakajima on 6/18, then teamed with The Bodyguard & Yoshinobu Kanemaru on 6/19 to defeat Jake Lee, Jun Akiyama & SUSHI, and then teamed with Yoshinobu Kanemaru on 6/21 to defeat SUSHI & Yohei Nakajima to go 5-0 for the week. Even at his age, Ultimo Dragon is absolutely KILLING IT in 2015. Hard to believe, but absolutely true.

 

#7 Masaaki Mochizuki-Dragon Gate once again gets another member of their roster in the Top 10 this week as Mochizuki went 5-0 on the week. He teamed with Kzy on 6/15 at Dragon Gate to defeat Jimmy Kanda and Gamma, then defeated Yosuke (loves) Santa Maria on 6/16, then teamed with Dragon Kid on 6/20 to defeat Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! and Jimmy Susumu, then defeated Mondai Ryu on 6/21, and then defeated Punch Tominaga the same day. If he can keep this type of success going, he’s going to be a strong contender for a high spot in the 2015 IPR 100.

 

#8 Akira Tozawa (@TozawaAkira)-Perhaps the most dominant Japanese talent to appear in the Top 10 in 2015 returns again this week as the Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate and Open the Owarai Gate Champion teamed with Masato Yoshino at Dragon Gate on 6/15 to defeat T-Hawk and Yosuke (loves) Santa Maria, then teamed with Masato Yoshino and Shingo Takagi to defeat YAMATO, Naruki Doi and Punch Tominaga on 6/16, then defeated Jimmy Kanda on 6/20, and then teamed with Masato Yoshino and Shingo Takagi on 6/21 to defeat Millenials (T-Hawk, Eita and Kotoka) to go 4-0 for the week. Tozawa has just been UNSTOPPABLE in 2015, but can he claim the top spot in the 2015 IPR 100?

 

#9 Zack Sabre Jr. (@zacksabrejr)-This technical wizard returns to the Top 10 again after a 3-0 week in the UK and Japan. He teamed with Daisuke Harada & Yoshinari Ogawa at NOAH on 6/15 to defeat BRAVE (Atsushi Kotoge & Taiji Ishimori) & Hitoshi Kumano, then teamed with Quiet Storm on 6/19 to defeat Genba Hirayanagi & Hitoshi Kumano at NOAH, and then defeated William Eaver at PROGRESS. Sabre has been amazing in 2015, but the one thing that may be holding him back is a major singles title. If he can pick one up in the near future, there’s no doubt he’ll continue to be showcased in the Top 10.

 

#10 Santana Garrett (@SantanaGarrett_)-The most dominant female wrestler in the U.S. (and perhaps most dominant wrestler, period) once again gets ranked this week after she defeated MJ Knight at OPW on 6/16 to run her win streak to around 19 straight matches. This multiple champion has been almost unbeatable this year and she looks to continue that success heading into next week’s IPR 100 Mid-Year Update. Tune in to find out where Santana ranks! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidrn/2015/06/30/indy-power-rankings-2015-ipr-100-mid-year-update

People’s Champ. Joey Ryan (@JoeyRyanOnline)-There was a bit of controversy again in the online voting competition as when the competition ended at 10 PM EST, Joey Ryan had the lead. He IS this week’s People’s Champ, but if you check the poll you will see that Alex Titan collected more votes after the cut off. Regardless both men really did a hell of a job of getting votes from Australia this week. Hopefully we see more battles like this in the online poll in the future!  

 Others missing out/receiving votes:

Lance Hoyt/Archer

Camron Star

Alex Titan-#2 in the online voting competition

Josef Von Schmidt-#3 in the online voting competition

Grado

Vic Venus

Tarlee

Mike Shreddz

Kowboy Mike Hughes

Deadly Dale

Doug Bosco

Eddie Draven

Willie Mack

Peter Avalon

Sean Spade

Mickie James

Johnny Palazzio

Joe Black

Matt Cage

Myzteziz

Danny Duggan

Beautiful Beaa

Al Snow

T-Bone

Solar

Karsten Beck

Will Huckaby

Nick Ando

Troy Stevens

Teddy King

Val Venis

Ethan Page

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The Tag Team Top 5 Reveal on Elite Podcast Network features an IWA Mid-South Queen of the Death Matches Hype Central this week: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/06/24/indy-power-rankings-tag-team-top-5-reveal-ft-iwamidsouth-qotdm-hype

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Check out our chronicle of the IWA Mid-South blood feud from 2001 with Corporal Robinson & “Mean” Mitch Page to hear the competitors sit down and talk about the historic battles: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/06/05/mitch-page-v-corporal-robinson-the-feud–revisited-hosted-by-phenomenaltld

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The IPR 100 Mid-Year Update is coming! Tune in on Tuesday, June 30th to find out where your favorite talent ranks this year so far! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidrn/2015/06/30/indy-power-rankings-2015-ipr-100-mid-year-update

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 6/22/15?

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! 6/23

The Tag Team Top 5 will be revealed on “The Tag Team Top 5 Reveal” on Wednesday, June 24th at 3 PM EST as it will be part 3 of our Week of Death, featuring guests coming on to discuss the IWA Mid-South’s 2015 King & Queen of the Death Matches! Guest so far announced: Randi West, Kathy “The Butcher” Owens, & Adam Bueller