Indy Power Rankings for the Week of July 6th, 2015

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of July 6th, 2015

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#1 Caleb Konley (@CalebKonley)-Who’s #1? Caleb Konley is! Flashback to 2013 when Caleb Konley received a #1 ranking and let it go to his head in one of the greatest YouTube videos of all time. Here we are again as the former PWX Heavyweight Champion is now the FIP World Champion after beating Rich Swann for the title over the weekend. It was a close battle among the official voters, but Konley came out on top with his first #1 ranking in singles since 2013. You can go check out that awesome video from 2013 here: http://youtu.be/LG4CKRW8wWc

 

#2 Jason Peter Rose-Jason Peter Rose came literally out of nowhere to get himself the #2 ranking this week after he won the Freedom Cup at NWA Mid-South on 7/4. He defeated EMT 1 in the quarterfinals, Greg Anthony in the semi-finals, and Van “The Man” Horn in the finals to go 3-0 for the week and to get his first official ranking. He had some support at the #1 spot, but it didn’t quite pan out this week due mostly to the official voters’ unfamiliarity with him. If he can keep this win streak going, expect to see him again in the Indy Power Rankings Top 10.

 

#3 Akira Tozawa (@tozawaakira)-The current #2 in the 2015 IPR 100 Mid-Year Update gets yet another ranking this week after going 5-0 at Dragon Gate. While he lacked the singles success that could have propelled him into the #1 spot, he did have more victories than anyone else this week. The Open the Brave Gate and Open the Owarai Gate Champion; teamed with Masato Yoshino and Shingo Takagi at Dragon Gate on 6/30 to defeat YAMATO, K-ness and Mondai Ryu, then teamed with BxB Hulk & Shingo Takagi on 7/2 to defeat T-Hawk, Eita and Big R Shimizu, then teamed with Shingo Takagi on 7/4 to defeat Jimmyz ( Ryo “Jimmy” Saito and Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin), then teamed with Masato Yoshino and Ricochet on 7/5 to defeat Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid and Big R Shimizu, and then teamed with Masato Yoshino on 7/5 to defeat Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! and Jimmy Kanda. With 18 straight victories, Tozawa is on a TEAR again.

#4 Matt Sydal (@findevan)-Hard to believe this is his first official ranking, but his return to Dragon Gate in Japan has been a very successful one already as he teamed with Gamma at Dragon Gate on 6/30 to defeat Jimmyz (Jimmy Susumu and Ryo “Jimmy” Saito), then teamed with CIMA & Ricochet on 7/2 to defeat YAMATO, Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino, then teamed with CIMA on 7/4 to defeat Millennials (T-Hawk and Yosuke (loves) Santa Maria) and then teamed with Gamma on 7/5 to defeat Millennials (T-Hawk and Yosuke (loves) Santa Maria) to go 4-0 for the week. Is home sweet home for Matt Sydal? Time will tell if he can keep this run going.

 

#5 Anderson Tyson Moore-A familiar name returns to the Top 10 again this week after being ranked last week AND in the IPR 100 Mid-Year Update for this year. Anderson Tyson Moore once again dominated Canada as the CWE Champion defeated Jacob Creed on 7/1 to retain the title and then was the sole survivor tagging with Danny Duggan, Kevy Chevy, and Alexander Prime to defeat Chase Owens, Travis Cole, Jacob Creed, and Wildman Firpo the same night to go 2-0 for the week. With 6 wins over the last 2 weeks, he is absolutely ON FIRE recently. Can his hot streak continue?

#6 Shingo Takagi-Dragon Gate produces their third entrant into the Top 10 this week as Shingo makes his presence known with a big week in Japan. He teamed with Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa at Dragon Gate on 6/30 to defeat YAMATO, K-ness and Mondai Ryu, then teamed with BxB Hulk & Akira Tozawa on 7/2 to defeat T-Hawk, Eita and Big R Shimizu, then teamed with Akira Tozawa on 7/4 to defeat Jimmyz (Ryo “Jimmy” Saito and Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin) and then defeated Mondai Ryu on 7/5 to go 4-0 for the week. Shingo has won an impressive 13 straight matches and looks to continue his dominance of Dragon Gate going forward.

#7 Eric Cairnie (@EZEEricCairnie)-It was a good week for “EZE” in Canada as he went (to our knowledge as Sunday results weren’t available at press time) 5-1 on the week. The PWA Ontario Champion defeated Mr. Atlantis on 7/1 to retain the title, then defeated Venom and Brandon Hynes the same day to retain the title, then lost to Super Kamikaze by count-out but retained the title, then defeated Tyler Tirva, Ryan Swift & Super Kamikaze in a fatal four way the same day to retain the title, then defeated Ryan Swift on 7/3 to retain the title, and then defeated Ryan Swift on 7/4 to retain the title again. It was simply an amazing week for him in the Great White North.

#8 Chris Hero (@thechrishero)-Chris Hero returns to the Top 10 this week with a victory at FIP as he defeated Martin Stone and Gary Jay in a triple threat match on 7/3. Not satisfied with the #99 spot in the IPR 100, Hero began his mission to move up over the weekend and came out with a big win. There’s no doubt that it’s a long half-year ahead and Hero will likely need to capture some gold to stick around in the Top 100, but if anyone can do it, he can.

 

#9 Timmy Lou Retton (@TimmyLouRetton)-Professional wrestling’s ONLY male gymnast is working his way up to the top of the podium as he scores his very first official ranking in the Top 10. The man that flips for money continues to impress as he won the GOUGE Heavyweight Title vs. Jimmy Jack Funk Jr. on 7/4. He says “born to be a champion simple as that.” Who can argue with him right now? The youngster is shining in North Carolina and looks to continue that trend.

 

#10 Diablo-SWITZERLAND gets Diablo into the Top 10 this week after he defeated Bad Bones John Klinger, Karsten Beck, and Toby Blunt in a four way match on 7/4 to retain the SWE King of Switzerland Title. The Indy Power Rankings consistently prove to be truly international as you get names from all over the world in the Top 10 and clearly this week was no different. Diablo JUST squeaks in on the fan vote this week as he was tied with Jack Viper in the official votes.

Co-People’s Champ. Beer City Bruiser (@bcbwinchester)-After a solid 3-1 weekend he comes out with a tie in the online voting to secure a “Co-People’s Champ” award as he ties Ezekiel Jackson in the online voting competition this week.

 

Co-People’s Champ. Ezekiel Jackson (@physzeke)-The former WWE superstar grabs another accolade this week as he is the “Co-People’s Champ” having tied Beer City Bruiser in the online voting after picking up a DQ win over Drake Destroyer in Switzerland on 7/4.

 

Honorable Mention. Jack Viper-The NEW Snakepit Adelaide Open Champion defeated King John E Radic in Australia on 7/3 to win the title; then defeated Bryan Lawson on 7/5 to retain the title to go 2-0 for the week.

Others missing out/receiving votes:

D-Railer

Mikey Lord

Kairi Hojo

Tsukasa Fujimoto

Nathan Cruz

Tylor Sundae

Idol Bane

Cedric Alexander

Jimmy Rave

Kingston Eclipse

Bryan Skyline

Wild Boar

Ruffy Silverstein

La Sombra

Cremator Von Slasher

Josh Bodom

Briar Mercury

Marcus Anthony

Brittany Wonder

Minoru Fujita

Jaxson James

Roni Nicole

Kevin Storm

Josh Shooter

Xandra Bale

Pentagon Jr.

Frankie Pickard

Knuckles

Minoru Tanaka

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The Tag Team Top 5 Reveal on Elite Podcast Network features special guest Sera Feeny this week: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/

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

Listen to the IPR 100 Mid-Year Update here:

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

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Listen to the Tag Team Top 50 Mid-Year Update here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/07/01/indy-power-rankings-tag-team-top-5-reveal-tagteamtop50-mid-year-update

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2015 Tag Team Top 50 Mid-Year Update (Full List)

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Listen to the Tag Team Top 50 breakdown LIVE here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/07/01/indy-power-rankings-tag-team-top-5-reveal-tagteamtop50-mid-year-update

Below, at this point, is the Tag Team Top 50, which for those of you who are unfamiliar, is a collection of 50 of the best tag teams based on their previous rankings throughout the year to date. Their rankings in the Tag Team Top 50 are 100% based on where they have been ranked in the Tag Team Top 5 this year. This is not our opinion of who the best tag teams 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 them 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. The Young Bucks have a stronger following than a regional tag team who most people have never heard of)

Here’s the Tag Team Top 50 Update:

  1. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)
  2. Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer)
  3. OI4K (Dave & Jake Crist)/Ring Rydas
  4. Monster Express (Uhaa Nation & Akira Tozawa)
  5. Wild Burning/Burning Wild (Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori)
  6. Monster Express (Shingo Takagi & Akira Tozawa)
  7. Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson)
  8. Strong BJ/BJ Strong (Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi)
  9. HEARTS (BxB Hulk & Kzy)
  10. MAD BLANKEY (YAMATO & Naruki Doi)
  11. Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive & Max Smashmaster)
  12. Kimber Bombs (Kimber Lee & Cherry Bomb)
  13. TMDK (Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste)
  14. Monster Express (Masato Yoshino & Syachihoko BOY)
  15. Yankee Two Kenju (Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka)
  16. Team IOU (Nick Iggy & Kerry Awful)
  17. Hearts (BxB Hulk & Dragon Kid)
  18. Hunter Brothers (Jim and Lee Hunter)
  19. London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch)
  20. Monster Express (Akira Tozawa & Masato Yoshino)
  21. Tryout Show Rejects (Reed Bentley & John Wayne Murdoch)
  22. Viking War Party (American Viking & Jake Parnell)
  23. PPRay (Ray Rosas & Peter Avalon)
  24. Dangan Yankees (Masato Tanaka & Takashi Sugiura)
  25. Ultimo Dragon & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  26. Sumerian Death Squad (Tommy End & Michael Dante)
  27. Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya & CJ Esparza)
  28. AR Fox & Moose
  29. Atsushi Onita, Hideki Hosaka, & Masato Tanaka
  30. Bravado Bros
  31. Elements of Wrestling (Kaden Sade & Matt Madison)
  32. reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly)
  33. The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian)
  34. Trevor Lee and Andrew Everett
  35. Viking War Party (American Viking, Jake Parnell, Frank Wyatt)
  36. Hot and Spicy (Axel Dieter Jr. & Da Mack)
  37. Team 246 (Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo)
  38. Fenix & Myzteziz
  39. Loose Bastards (Adam Brooks & Krackerjak)
  40. MAD BLANKEY (YAMATO & Cyber Kong)
  41. Soul Shooters (Dru Skillz & Appollo Starr)
  42. Xceed (Go Shiozaki & Kento Miyahara)
  43. Country Jacked (Corey Hollis & Adam Page)
  44. Dark Kingdom (Mitsuya Nagai & Takeshi Minamino)
  45. The Lionhearts (Eddie Ryan & Jason LaRusso)
  46. The Threat (Breyer Wellington & Nate Mattison)
  47. Worst Case Scenario
  48. The Ballard Brothers
  49. Death By Elbow (Chris Hero & JT Dunn)
  50. F1rst Generation (James Anthony & Victor Andrews)

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015: IWA Mid-South (@IWAMidSouth) United We Stand Hype Central

Here’s all the info for the Tuesday, July 7th IWA Mid-South United We Stand Hype Central on the Indy Power Rankings Reveal-
Link to listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidrn/2015/07/07/indy-power-rankings-reveal-iwa-mid-south-united-we-stand-hype-central

Show starts at 3 PM EST as we will release the Indy Power Rankings Top 10 for the first time anywhere followed by a HUGE IWA Mid-South Hype Central where we will talk to Kathy “The Butcher” Owens, Corporal Robinson, The Hooligans, & more!

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Our Twitter: @IndyPowerRankin

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You can listen to the IPR Live along with the Carolina Corner (this week is a 2 Year Weekly Wrestling Podcast Anniversary Show): http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/

Check out the Indy Power Rankings Reveal on Filling the Void Radio Network here (this week is a special IWA Mid-South United We Stand Hype Central): http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidrn/2015/07/07/indy-power-rankings-reveal-iwa-mid-south-united-we-stand-hype-central

The Tag Team Top 5 Reveal on Elite Podcast Network features special guest Sera Feeny this week: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/

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

Listen to the IPR 100 Mid-Year Update here:

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

Listen to the Tag Team Top 50 Mid-Year Update here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/07/01/indy-power-rankings-tag-team-top-5-reveal-tagteamtop50-mid-year-update