Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of July 27th, 2015

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of July 27th, 2015


#1 Killer Elite Squad (@KEliteSquad Davey Boy Smith, Jr. & Lance Archer/Hoyt)-This was almost a complete sweep this week as they dominated the official voting. The GHC and NWA World Tag Team Champions claimed their second #1 ranking this year after they teamed with Minoru Suzuki & Taka Michinoku at NOAH on 7/22 to defeat Naomichi Marufuji, Takashi Sugiura, Mohammed Yone and Hitoshi Kumano, then teamed with Taichi & Taka Michinoku on 7/24 to defeat Mohammed Yone, Akitoshi Saito, Ken-o and Hajime Ohara, then defeated Mikey Nicholls and Quiet Storm on 7/25, and then teamed with Shelton Benjamin & Minoru Suzuki on 7/26 to defeat Akitoshi Saito, Mikey Nicholls, Mitsuhiro Kitamiya & Quiet Storm to go 4-0 for the week. This #1 ranking will likely play a huge part in the current standings of the Tag Team Top 50 for 2015.


#2. People’s Champs. Team IOU (@TeamIOU Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-“The Music City Mutt” Kerry Awful and “The Magic Man” Nick Iggy grabbed yet another People’s Champs award this week as they won the online voting competition with 113 votes. That being said, even without winning the online vote, they had the #2 spot locked up this week after the PGP Tag Team Champions defeated Jeremiah Plunkett & Brett Ison at SWF on 7/24 and then beat High Level Enterprise on 7/26 at High Risk Wrestling to go 2-0 on the week. “A boy and his dog” continued to climb the ranks of this year’s Tag Team Top 50 with this ranking.

#3 Sumerian Death Squad (Tommy End & Michael Dante)-The former #1’s return to the Tag Team Top 5 this week as the Progress Tag Team Champions defeated The Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter) on 7/26 to retain the titles. This tag team has been absolutely tearing it up in Europe as of late and we can only hope with Tommy End making appearances in the United States that a teaming with Michael Dante somewhere in North America can’t be too far off. One of Europe’s top tag teams just continues to impress with yet another ranking this week.


#4 Death by Elbow (Chris Hero & JT Dunn)-It’s another ranking for this tag team as they continue their roll at Beyond Wrestling with a victory vs. The Young Bucks in what has to be considered an upset on 7/26. If this team can start teaming other places outside of just Beyond Wrestling, they can really become a threat in the Tag Team Top 50. At the mid-year update they were hanging around the #50 spot, but with this ranking, they get a chance to build on their ranking for the year. After beating one of the best tag teams in the world, what’s next for Hero & Dunn as a unit?

#5 The Models (Danny Hope & Joey Hayes)-We get our second European tag team in the Tag Team Top 5 this week after the BPW Tag Team Champions and FSW Tag Team Champions defeated The British Lions at BPW on 7/25 to retain the titles and then beat Robert Sharpe & Stevie Mitchell at FSW on 7/26 in a non-title match to go 2-0 for the week. It was between them and Mad Blankey for the #5 spot and they just SLIGHTLY edged them out for their very first ranking. Congrats to them!

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

Mad Blankey

Team Tremendous

Trevor Lee & Chet Sterling

CIMA, Don Fujii, & Gamma

Team Dream Futures

NPC-#2 in the online voting competition with 103 votes

No Direction-#3 in the online voting competition with 56 votes

El Excentrico & El Ligero

Perth K9s

Garden State Gods

Pop Nation

Zero Gravity

Kings of the North

Devastation Corporation

X Factor

Nasty Boys



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