Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of August 24th, 2015

IMG_1560Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of August 24th, 2015

#1 Maybach Taniguchi, Maybach Blue Justice, & Maybach Don-We get a very unexpected #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 in the Tag Team Top 5 this week as NOAH produces another top team (this time a 3-man team) in the Top 5. This time it comes from the Arkas Cup 6-Man Tag Tournament where this team defeated Mikey Nicholls, Super Crazy & Captain NOAH in the quarterfinals, then beat Takashi Sugiura, Akitoshi Saito & Quiet Storm in the semis, and then defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka & El Desperado) in the finals to go 3-0 and grab their first #1 ranking. With the tournament win, #1 ranking, and 3 straight wins, can this team return to the Tag Team Top 5 in 2015? They’d be one of the few three man teams to have that kind of success.




#2 Adam Caster & Evan Gelistico-This tag team came out of nowhere to win two HUGE matches over the weekend. First, they defeated The Viking War Party (Alex Rudolph & Jake Parnell) at SLA on 8/21 and they scored an even bigger upset when they defeated The Hooligans on 8/22 to win the SLA Tag Team Titles. With a 2-0 week, they get their first ranking in the Tag Team Top 5 and it’s a high one. The Hooligans have already said they’re coming after them for THEIR titles. Can Caster & Gelistico survive the challenges that lie ahead?

#3 The Models (Joey Hayes & Danny Hope)-This UK Tag Team has been tearing it up in Europe this year as they pop up again in the Tag Team Top 5 with a big weekend. The FSW (and BWP) Tag Team Champions defeated The Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) at FSW on 8/22 in a TLC Match to retain the titles. While this was their only victory over the weekend, it was most certainly a HUGE one considering the competition and type of match they were in. Be on the lookout for more big things from them this year.



#4 Insane Evil (Chase McCoy & Dysfunction)-The tag team standouts in the Brew City have just continued to impress time and time again. The BCW (and ICW) Tag Team Champions defeated The Perfect 10 (Jarrod Willis & Justin Dredd) at BCW on 8/22 to retain the titles. With 4 straight victories under their belts and two titles to their credit, what more can we expect from this dominant team in the Wisconsin area? One thing’s for sure, they’ve had a very impressive 2015 thus far.

#5 Los Ingobernables (La Mascara, La Sombra, & Rush)-This is one of the rare occasions where we get TWO three man teams in the Tag Team Top 5. This team was actually tied with Insane Evil for the #4 spot, but it was the fan vote that broke the tie. That being said, this team was impressive over the weekend as they defeated Atlantis, Maximo & Valiente at CMLL on 8/21 and then defeated Brazo de Plata, Shocker & Volador Jr. at Promociones Tragedias on 8/22 to go 2-0 for the week. Good week for them. Will we see them again? Time will tell.

People’s Champs. Candy Crushers-Israel sweeps the online voting competitions this week as they won the singles voting and then easily won the tag team voting competition. With 109 votes, this tag team got enough support from the fans in their home country to earn a mention after they defeated Ken Kerbis & Sharon Palty at IWL on 8/17. Congratulations to them on their first People’s Champs Award!

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

Los Ben Dejos

UK Hooligans

Young Lions

Polo Promotions


The N Words

Harley Wonderland & Rachel Rose

The Overdogs


Golden Storm Riders

Andy Sweet & Mooch

Dicks on Fire

Ken Broadway & Ariela Nyx

The Threat

Suzuki Gun

Jon Ryan & Eddie Dennis

Aja Kong & Makoto

Kong & Oishi

Rodeo Drive


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