Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of June 15th, 2015


Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of June 15th, 2015

#1 Mad Blankey (YAMATO & Naruki Doi)-Much like the official singles voting, this was a clean sweep this week. The NEW Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Champions went back-to-back in the #1 spot after winning the gold. Call us psychic, but their #1 ranking last week must have been some kind of foreshadowing for their HUGE win and subsequent repeat number one ranking. They defeated Jimmyz (Genki Horiguchi HAGeeMee & Jimmy Susumu) at Dragon Gate on 6/11 and then defeated Monster Express (Masato Yoshino & Syachihoko BOY) on 6/13 to win the titles. Dragon Gate just continues to churn out fantastic tag teams in the Tag Team Top 5.

#2 Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive & Max Smashmaster @DevastationCorp)-The #24 team in last year’s Tag Team Top 50 re-join the fray as they defeated Ophidian & Argus at CHIKARA on 6/13 and then teamed with JAKA to defeat The Nightmare Warriors (Blind Rage, Frightmare, & Silver Ant) to go 2-0 for the week. Perhaps their heel reputation hurt them this week as they garnered zero votes in the online voting competition, but they were basically #2 across the board for the official voters, so here they are. Every time CHIKARA runs a show, they find a way to stay relevant and important in our rankings.

#3 Bravado Brothers (Harlem & Lancelot Bravado)-They’ve been somewhat conspicuous by their absence of late, but they’ve pushed to the front of the pack this week by finally winning the PWX Tag Team Titles. Not only did they win the titles, they beat a pretty dominant team in the form of Country Jacked to win the titles. This team has gone from a joke several years ago to one of the top tag teams on the independent wrestling scene. If they continue to build on this impressive win and ranking, there’s no doubt that they’ll end the year high in the Tag Team Top 50 once again.

#4 The N Words (Acid Jaz & Bryce Benjamin)-The Freelance Tag Team Champions make their first venture into the Tag Team Top 5 this week after a tremendous victory over the weekend to retain the titles. Odds were against them as they entered a STACKED Four-Way Tag Team Match on 6/12 vs. Scumbag Nation, The Tryout Show Rejects, and Team IOU…but they came out on top. This tag team has flown under the radar a bit this year, but after a victory like that, they’re really starting to gain some momentum. Hopefully some other promotions in the Midwest start to take notice and they continue to pile up victories.

#5 Ultimo Dragon & Yoshinobu Kanemaru-The All Asia Tag Team Champions pop in the Tag Team Top 5 again as they defeated Soma Takao & SUSHI at All Japan on 6/12 and then defeated Hikaru Sato & Naoya Nomura on 6/14 to go 2-0 for the week. With wins in 8 of their last 10 matches, this tag team has been tearing it up as they split time between singles and tags in Japan. The Tag Team Top 5 is once again book ended by Japanese talent this week as Japan seems to be one of the true hubs for tag team wrestling in 2015 on the indies.

People’s Champs. Detroit vs. Everybody-This tag team came out of NOWHERE to win the online voting competition this week after they collected a massive amount of votes to edge out The Fellowship for the People’s Champs award. With 313 votes, this tag team proves that they have a strong fan following as they really look to establish themselves as a top tag team.


Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

Hirayanaga & Kumana

The Fellowship-#2 in the online voting competition with 262 votes

Whirlwind Gentlemen

Jeff Clouse & JJ Hughes-#3 in the online voting competition with 110 votes


Young Lions

Killer Elite Squad

Tons of Pain

One Night Only

The Revolt

Washington Bullets

Endless Rampaging Boners

Monster Express

Flying Solo

CIMA, Don Fujii, & Gamma

Chemical Z


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The Tag Team Top 5 Reveal on Elite Podcast Network features Allie Parker this week: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/06/17/indy-power-rankings-tag-team-top-5-reveal-ft-allie-parker-theeallieparker

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


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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IWA Mid-South (@IWAMidSouth)’s Week of Death kicks off on 6/23!

For those not familiar, IWA Mid-South’s Weekend of Death is a huge event in the Kentuckiana area, loaded with both the 2015 King of the Death Matches AND the 2015 Queen of the Death Matches, taking place on June 26th and 27th. As several of the Indy Power Rankings voters have a strong connection with IWA Mid-South, the entire week of shows for the Indy Power Rankings will be dedicated to these events.

On Tuesday, June 23rd at 3 PM Eastern we will release the Top 10 on Filling the Void Radio Network and then begin discussion about this year’s King of The Death Matches. As always, this show will be loaded with several talents who will be in the tournament. Talent announced so far for the show: Last year’s KOTDM, Matt Tremont, Tank, Insane Lane, Corporal Robinson, MASADA, and Rodney Rush. You can listen here- Indy Power Rankings Reveal: IWA Mid-South King of the Death Matches Hype Central
Tuesday, June 23rd at 9 PM Eastern, tune in as the Indy Power Rankings LIVE on Elite Podcast Network with John Wayne Murdoch will focus on King of the Death Matches (and a little bit of Queen of the Death Matches) as you get a unique opportunity to hear one of the participants co-host the very show he’s a competitor on. JWM will talk to several of the talents that he may very well run into along the way to what he considers to be his crowning achievement in Death Match wrestling. Will it happen? Talent announced so far for the show: Bryant Woods, JD Horror, Dale Patricks, Sexxxy Eddy, and Rebecca Payne.

You can listen to the show live or at any time at www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork

On Wednesday, June 24th at 3 PM Eastern the Tag Team Top 5 Reveal on Elite Podcast Network will focus on the 2015 Queen of the Death Matches (and a little bit of King of the Death Matches) as we can already confirm that last year’s winner, Randi West will be joining the show along with several of the other competitors. Tune into find out what last year’s Queen has to say! Can the other challengers to the throne take what she worked so hard for? She’s got her work cut out for her. Announced so far: Adam Bueller, Kathy “The Butcher” Owens, and Randi West.

You can listen to the show live or at any time at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/06/24/indy-power-rankings-tag-team-top-5-reveal-ft-iwamidsouth-qotdm-hype

Check out https://www.facebook.com/iwamidsouthwrestling for all info on the Weekend of Death!

More announcements to come!!!