Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of July 13th, 2015
#1 Team Tremendous (Bill Carr & Dan Barry)-This was a clean sweep of the official voters. Despite only having one victory (that we’re aware of) if you look at the titles they won and the talent they beat, you’ll see why they were the easy #1 this week. They are the NEW CZW World Tag Team Champions after defeating OI4K, The Young Bucks, and The Beaver Boys on 7/11 to win the titles. They beat the who’s who of tag teams on the indies right now, proving that their rise to being one of THE top teams in wrestling just continues week after week. Congrats to Team Tremendous on their HUGE title win and their first #1 ranking as a team!
#2 Monster Express (Akira Tozawa & Shingo Takagi)-The pesky stable from Dragon Gate just continues to pop up in the Tag Team Top 5, proving that they are the most dominant faction in terms of tag team wrestling in all the world. This group has just been dominant in 2015 and this pairing is no exception to that rule. Despite no fan support in the online voting competition, they continue to get ranked as they teamed with Masato Yoshino to defeat Millenials (T-Hawk, Eita and Kotoka) at Dragon Gate on 7/7, then defeated Don Fujii & Gamma on 7/8, and then defeated Don Fujii & Gamma again on 7/9 to go 3-0 for the week. With 12 straight wins, they are SERIOUS contenders for the #1 spot in the year-end Tag Team Top 50 this year.
#3 CIMA & Ricochet-Dragon Gate AGAIN produces multiple tag teams in the Tag Team Top 5 as this pairing defeated Jimmyz (Jimmy Susumu & Ryo “Jimmy” Saito) at Dragon Gate on 7/7, then teamed with Matt Sydal on 7/8 to defeat Dia.HEARTS (BxB Hulk, Dragon Kid and Big R Shimizu) and then defeated Jimmyz (Genki Horiguchi HAGeeMee & Jimmy Susumu) on 7/9 to go 3-0 for the week. It’s 7 straight victories for this pair as CIMA & Ricochet are making themselves known as a UNIT going forward, it seems.
#4 Viking War Party (@VikingWarParty Frank Wyatt & Jake Parnell)-Outside of the Dragon Gate factions, no faction has been as consistently good as The Viking War Party in 2015. Despite that, this particular pair had not found their way into the official Tag Team Top 5 until this week. This past week Frank & Jake teamed to defeat The Hooligans and The Tryout Show Rejects in an Iron Man 3 Way Tag at IWA Mid-South on 7/10 and then teamed with fellow Viking, Alex Rudolph to defeat The Submission Squad (Evan Gelistico, Pierre Abernathy, & Gary Jay) at FIP on 7/11 to go 2-0 for the week. They also have one hell of a shirt, DVD, etc…! Tweet them and pick something up!
#5 D&D Security (Cieran Donnelly & Danny Duggan)-This UK tag team picked up a HUGE victory over the weekend when they defeated The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch) on 7/12 to win the IPW: UK Tag Team Titles. The prestige of those titles, along with beating a team of that caliber helped them to squeak into the Tag Team Top 5 this week. The UK has done a magnificent job of producing tag teams over the last couple of years and this duo is no different.
People’s Champs. Tigerslayer 08 (Coleman Jackson & Krist Worthless)-UPW talent again shows up strong in the online voting competition as they defeated Jet Rebel & Jason Savior at UPW on 7/11 and then easily became People’s Champs to represent their company proudly. Congrats to them and congrats to UPW on another win in the online vote!
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Monster Express (Tozawa & Yoshino)
One Night Only
Matt Sydal & Ricochet
To Infinity & Beyond
Envy & Storm
Bucanero & el Terrible
Slim J & Yehi
The Gym Rats
The Falcon Corp
Shane Mercer & Hy Zaya
Big Business Army
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