Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of August 10th, 2015
#1 The Hooligans (@BeardedBullys Devin & Mason Cutter)-Just when you thought it was safe in tag team wrestling…The Hooligans pop up again! That’s right, they are the NEW FIP World Tag Team Champions after defeating The Savages for the titles on 8/7. Not only that, they teamed with Buck Nasty to defeat OI4K and Heidi Lovelace in another big win at AAW on 8/8. With the AAW Tag Team Titles in their sights, these bearded bullies are looking for yet another #1 ranking AFTER this week. First, however, they will need to get past the challenge of Slade Sludge and Dustin Levine at Outlaw Wrestling on 8/16. Congrats to Devin & Mason on their third #1 ranking this year!
#2 Project Ego (Martin Kirby & Kris Travis)-This tag team makes its return to the Tag Team Top 5 after winning the SWE Tag Team Champions over the weekend. It wasn’t just that they won the titles, it’s the fact that they won a match vs. some of the best tag teams in Europe that earned them the #2 spot this week. They defeated So Scandalous (Ryan Smile & Damian Dunne), The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch), The Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter), Toni Storm & Robbie X and Team SEXA (Alex Gracie & Ricky Alpha) on 8/9 to win the titles. Great to see Kris Travis back in the swing of things!
#3 Classic Connection (Buddy Royal & Levi Shapiro)-This tag team gets their first ranking in the Tag Team Top 5 after winning FIVE sets of Tag Team Titles in one match when they unified all 5 titles on 8/8. It was the NWA Western States, APW, Apex Pro, PCW & FCW-LA.One Tag Team Titles that were unified when they defeated The Ballard Brothers and The Von Dooms at Vendetta Pro. On a week where there were a limited amount of teams with multiple wins, this huge win with multiple titles on the line certainly made an impact on the official voters.
#4 London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch)-It was an up and down week for the Riots as the NGW and FPW Tag Team Champions; defeated Chris Hero & Tyler Bate at SWE on 8/8 to retain the titles, then defeated reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) and the Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter) in a triple threat at SWE the same night, but then lost an elimination match to Project Ego (Kris Travis & Martin Kirby) on 8/9 to lose the titles to go 2-1 for the week. On a subpar week for tag team wrestling, their two wins stood out and got them yet another ranking on their request to continue their rise up the Tag Team Top 50.
#5 Insane Evil (Chase McCoy & Dysfunction)-This tag team gets their second ranking as the BCW Tag Team Champions defeated Psychotic Rage (Jimmy Blaze & Mitch Blake) on 8/6 to retain the titles and then defeated Jurassic Party (Seth Gambino & Peter Schwanz) at WPW on 8/8 to go 2-0 for the week. This tag team is quietly having a very good year together and we expect that to continue as 2015 rolls on.
People’s Champs. The Fellowship (GA West & Ronnie Ribs @TheRib35)-The Fellowship FINALLY win the online voting competition this week as the SPW Tag Team Champions collected 216 votes as they defeated The Refflers and DJ AC & Giant Araujo on 8/7 to retain the titles. Their success recently has led them to at least 3 straight victories as they are doing everything in their power to get the recognition they rightfully deserve.
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Tryout Show Rejects
Killer Elite Squad
Heavy Hitters-#2 in the online voting competition with 41 votes
Mix Tape Kings
Monster Express (Tozawa & Yoshino)
Mikey Everynight & Chris West
Loss Hell Brothers
Viking War Party
Nakajima & Leon
Dinastia, Drago, & Goya Kong
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