Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of June 1st, 2015
#1 Sumerian Death Squad (Tommy End & Michael Dante)-After being ranked #15 in the 2014 Tag Team Top 50, they really haven’t popped up in the rankings that often in 2015. Well, that all changed this week when they defeated The Origin (El Ligero & Nathan Cruz) on 5/25 to win the Progress Tag Team Titles. With 4 straight victories as a team, they managed to squeak out the competition for the #1 spot this week. Perhaps no other week has featured as much descension among the voters as this particular one. One thing that was a constant however was the inclusion of the Sumerian Death Squad into almost every voter’s ballot.
#2 London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch)-Much like the SDS, they have a little bit quiet in 2015 after having a phenomenal 2014. Like End & Dante, that changed this past weekend when they defeated The Righteous Army (Jimmy Havoc & The Pledge) and the Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter) on 5/31 to win the SWE Tag Team Titles. They also currently hold the IPW: UK, NGW, and FPW Tag Team Titles, showing that they very well may be the 2015 version of Juicy Product…in the UK…collecting titles everywhere they go.
#3 Death by Elbow (Chris Hero & JT Dunn)-This tag team is now finding their groove in Beyond Wrestling after a very slow start together. Hero and Dunn are cut from the same mold in terms of knowing how to knock their opponents out…and now they’re starting to click as a unit. Defeating Team TREMENDOUS at Beyond Wrestling of all places is no easy fete, but this relatively new tag team pulled it off on 5/31. If they can really start to branch out together beyond just Beyond Wrestling (no pun intended) than you’ll be seeing more and more rankings out of them as a team.
#4 Viking War Party (Alex Rudolph & Jake Parnell @VikingWarParty)-There was an argument among the official voters this week as to the diversity of the competition VWP have faced The Hooligans on multiple occasions in 2015. Some voters argued that The Hooligans are one of, if not THE top tag team on the indies and a victory over them, no matter how often they compete against them, means quite a bit. The other side of the argument was that they need to pick up some wins over some new talent. All arguments aside, the CCW Tag Team Champions and most successful pairing of the 3 man Viking War Party group picked up a BIG victory over The Hooligans on 5/29 at PWAS Detroit to continue their recent success with another ranking.
#5 Tryout Show Rejects (Reed Bentley & John Wayne Murdoch)-Bentley & Murdoch return to the Tag Team Top 5 after a big victory over The Viking War Party (Jake Parnell & Frank Wyatt) at IWA Mid-South on 5/31. While this tag team doesn’t have any gold as a unit to flaunt as of yet, they continue to gather momentum towards that future possibility. If/when IWA Mid-South reintroduces Tag Team Titles to the company, it’s very likely that The Tryout Show Rejects will be one of if not THE top contenders.
People’s Champs. Rochester Wrecking Crew (Hellcat @hellcat420 & Rob Sweet @RobJust2Sweet)-It was Team IOU in 2014 and in 2015 it appears to be The Rochester Wrecking Crew who absolutely OWN the tag team voting competition every time they make the poll. This week they collected an eye-popping 415 votes to easily win the competition, despite some spirited efforts from the other teams on the poll. It was their victory over Buck Gunderson & Nick Watts at Crossfire Wrestling on 5/31 that led the UPW Tag Team Champions back to the poll this week. This is their third time winning the online voting competition.
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Joey Janela & Anthony Gangone
Lethal Injection-#2 in the online voting competition with 106 votes
The Fellowship-#3 in the online voting competition with 100 votes
Indy Card Mafia-#4 in the online voting competition with 90 votes
Brendan Juarez & Supafli-#5 in the online voting competition with 26 votes
Team Dream Futures
JD Ward & Donovan Blignaut
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