Indy Power Rankings for the Week of August 17th, 2015

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of August 17th, 2015

#1 Timothy Thatcher-It’s a second #1 ranking for the EVOLVE Champion as he continued his red hot streak over the weekend. First, on 8/15 he defeated Zack Sabre Jr. to retain the title and then he followed that up with another victory vs. Biff Busick in a brutal war on 8/16 to go 2-0 on the week. The importance of these victories combined with the prestige of the title he holds pushed him ahead of the pack this week in the eyes of the official voters. Thatcher has been having a stellar 2015 and with the momentum he’s got going for himself, he’s going to be tough to derail. Time will tell if he can fend off the challenges of the likes of Chris Hero and more as the months roll on.

 

#2 Chris Hero (@TheChrisHero)-The man who laid out anyone who got in his way at EVOLVE over the weekend claims the #2 spot this week after having a flawless weekend there. The former EVOLVE Champion defeated Speedball Mike Bailey at EVOLVE on 8/15 and then beat Zack Sabre Jr. on 8/16 to go 2-0 for the week. The strength of his victories, combined with his overall prestige no doubt led to his #2 ranking this week despite multiple people below him with more wins on the week. Could Hero become the first 2 time EVOLVE Champion?

#3 Robbie E (@RobbieEImpact)-On the surface this ranking appears to be out of left field, but look a bit closer. Robbie E racked up more victories than anyone this past week as he went 5-0 overseas. There were debates among the voters about the strength of his wins, but the 5 wins can’t be ignored. He is 1/2 of the NEW PWP Tag Team Champions after he teamed with Stevie Starr at Welsh Wrestling on 8/11 to defeat The Patriot, Jishin Katayama & Tommy Dean in a handicap match, then defeated Wild Boar at Welsh Wrestling on 8/13, then teamed with Danny Walsh at PWP on 8/14 to defeat The C2 Initiative (John Harding & Mark Walsh) to win the titles, then teamed with Danny Walsh at PWP on 8/15 to defeat Team H8 (Gideon & Jeckel) and then teamed with Danny Walsh at PWP on 8/16 to defeat JD Knight & UK Dominator, The Lionhearts (Eddie Ryan & Jason Larusso) and The Midnight Cowboys (Brad Hung & Mat Burn) in an elimination match to retain the titles. What an insane week for Robbie E.

#4 Chrissy Rivera (@ItsCeeRiv)-Chrissy Rivera gets her first official ranking as she won the DCW Women’s Title over the weekend with 3 big victories in the 3rd Annual Divas of Dynamite Tournament. On 8/15 she defeated Nyla Rose, then beat Amber Rodriguez, and then beat Aria Cadenza in the Finals to win the title and the tournament. It was a simply phenomenal weekend for one of the unsung females on the independent scene right now. If she can rack up some title defenses and solid weeks throughout the rest of 2015, she could be a force to be reckoned with.

#5 Caleb Konley (@calebkonley)-The FIP World Champion (and WCWC Legacy Champion) returns to the Top 10 this week after a very good weekend at EVOLVE. First, he teamed with Anthony Nese on 8/15 to defeat Rey Horus & Trent Barreta and then followed that up with a singles victory vs. Trent Baretta at EVOLVE on 8/16. While Caleb has not been experiencing the huge success in the Carolinas that he once was, he’s taken his talents to Florida and all points in between where he is absolutely tearing it up.

 

#6 Elia the Great (@Eliathegr8)-Elia the Great obtains his first ranking this week as he defeated Brian Fury in the Chaotic Wrestling King of Chaos Tournament on 8/14, the n beat Mark Shurman, and then won the tournament by scoring what many would call a huge upset when he defeated Hanson in the Finals. Unbelievable week for someone that has quietly toiling away on the indies the last several years without a lot of fanfare. That all changed over the weekend in New England. Can it continue?

#7 Anthony Nese (@tonynese)-Much like his partner Caleb Konley, he had a big weekend at EVOLVE as he teamed with Konley to defeat Rey Horus & Trent Barreta on 8/15 and then halted Ethan Page’s momentum when he defeated him on 8/16 to go 2-0 for the week. While Nese doesn’t appear to be quite as active as he has been in recent years, he’s still just as talented as anyone on the indies and as always, he can’t be taken lightly.

#8 Drew Gulak (@DrewGulak)-The former CZW World Champion got back into the Indy Power Rankings this week after a successful weekend at EVOLVE where he defeated Rich Swann on 8/15 and then teamed with Tracy Williams on 8/16 to beat Rey Horus & Speedball Mike Bailey to go 2-0 for the week. Gulak hasn’t achieved a lot of recent success, but this week was special for a lot of the EVOLVE talent and Gulak was no different. Can he knock Thatcher off his throne as the King of EVOLVE?

#9 Akira Tozawa (@TozawaAkira)-The Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate & Open the Owarai Gate Champion is never far from the Top 10 as he just continues to pop up time and time again throughout the year. On 8/10 he defeated Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin at Dragon Gate and then beat Punch Tominaga & Super Shisa in a 3-Way Dance to go 2-0 for the week. With victories in 8 of his last 11 matches, Tozawa may not be on his ridiculous winning streak that he once was right now, but he’s damn sure relevant.

 

#10 Warship (@_Warship)-Australia represents again this week as Warship won the EPW Fortune Cookie Tournament on 8/14. He defeated Elliot Forbes in the quarterfinals, then defeated Gavin McGavin in the semifinals, and then defeated Bodhi McKenzie in the final to win the tournament and go 3-0 for the week. While he didn’t get any fan support this week, there’s no doubt that his week was very deserving of a spot in the Top 10, despite heaving competition all over the world.

Honorable Mention. Takeshi Minamino-The only other person to rack up five wins JUST misses out on the Top 10 after he teamed with Manjimaru at Michinoku Pro on 8/10 to defeat Yapper Man 1 & Yapper Man 2, then teamed with Manjimaru on 8/11 to defeat Rui Hiugaji & Taro Nohashi; then teamed with Manjimaru on 8/12 to defeat New Phase (Ayumu Gunji & Daichi Sasaki) then teamed with Manjimaru and Ken45 on 8/13 to defeat Kenbai, Yapper Man 1 & Yapper Man 2, and then defeated Daichi Sasaki on 8/14 to go 5-0 for the week.

People’s Champ. Mr. Society-The Rad:Pro EmbryoniX Champion defeated James Scott on 8/15 to retain the title and then secured a win in the online voting competition this week when he pulled in 191 votes from his fans and supporters to become the People’s Champ for the first time.

 

Others missing out/receiving votes:

Hallowicked

James Anthony-#2 in the online voting competition with 164 votes

Isami Kodaka

Shingo Takagi

Santana Garrett

Beautiful Beaa

Barbi Hayden

Odinson-#3 in the online voting competition with 65 votes

Rickey Shane Page

Adam Chandler-#4 in the online voting competition with 40 votes

Jun Akiyama

Kameron Kade

Josh Powers-#5 in the online voting competition with 34 votes

Ivelisse

Amaiya Jade-#6 in the online voting competition with 32 votes

Kyle Maverick

Darius Carter

Tyranus-#7 in the online voting competition with 28 votes

Taka Michinoku

Ultimo Guerrero

Carbon-#8 in the online voting competition with 21 votes

Drew Galloway

Medallion

Rhett Giddins

Virus

John Skyler

Jason Kincaid

Tsukasa Fujimoto

Ryan Justice

Chip Day

Ames

The Lumberjake

Eddie Cruz

Cedric Alexander

Yohei Nakajima

Ramona Ramono

Crazy Mary Dobson

Idol Bane

Ethan Page

Matt Taylor

Zeuxis

Lionheart

Anthony Greene

Ace Riviera

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 8/17/15?

Who we are and how the final vote is tallied: http://wp.me/P4kQ6t-1

Winner of the online voting competition are “People Champs” for the week AND helps their overall ranking! There is no award for second place but all votes that come in add to the tag team’s final ranking so vote away!

Winner of the online voting competition will have their social media, merchandise, upcoming events, etc…promoted by us for a full week!

Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 8/18

The Tag Team Top 5 will be revealed on “The Tag Team Top 5 Reveal” on Wednesday, August 19th at 3 PM EST as we will be talking to The Indy Card Mafia! Tune in!

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8/16 Outlaw Wrestling “WANTED” Results

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1. The Hooligans defeated The Firm (Slade Sludge and Dustin Levay) in a FIP world Tag Team match to retain the titles

2. Lethal injection defeated Danny Adams and Randy Ray

3. Cash Borden defeated Weylin the Mangler and Hellspawn in a Lego’s vs Army Men Hardcore match.

4. Ozzie Gallagher defeated The Manimal

5. Blake Belakis defeated American Viking and Zakk Sawyers in a triple threat #1 Contenders Match

6. Chris Mac defeated Jeff Gant

7. The Goon Squad defeated Viking War Party (Jake Parnell & Frank Wyatt) to retain the Outlaw Wrestling Tag Team Titles

8. Bull Bronson beat Mikey McFinnegan to retain the Outlaw Wrestling Title

Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 8/17/15?

Who we are and how the final vote is tallied: http://wp.me/P4kQ6t-1

Winner of the online voting competition is “People Champ” for the week AND helps their overall ranking! There is no award for second place but all votes that come in add to the wrestler’s final ranking so vote away!

Winner of the online voting competition will have his/her social media, merchandise, upcoming events, etc…promoted by us for a full week!

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Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 8/17

The Top 10 will be revealed on “The Indy Power Rankings Reveal” at 3 PM EST on Tuesday, August 18th as we talk with Devin Cutter, Alex Rudolph, Davey Vega, Evan Gelistico, Pierre Abernathy, & more about Saint Louis Anarchy’s CIRCUS MAXIMUS! Tune in!

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The Fellowship (@TheRib35 @thegawest) Information Hub

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With 216 votes collected from their fans and supporters, The Fellowship (GA West & Ronnie Ribs) won the online voting competition this week to become “People’s Champs” of the Indy Power Rankings’ Tag Team Top 5 for the very first time. They are also currently the SPW Tag Team Champions. Here is all the information on how you can support one of the most popular tag teams on the indies-

You can follow them on Twitter and find out where they’ll be competing week-to-week at:

@thegawest (GA West)

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You can “like” The Fellowship on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheFellowship2?fref=ts

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of August 10th, 2015

 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

Smile Squash

Illuminati

Mix Tape Kings

Monster Express (Tozawa & Yoshino)

Chicago Overcoats

Jumonji Sister

Candy Crush

Mikey Everynight & Chris West

Polo Promotions

DESPERADO

Nuclear Kaasarole

Irn Jew

American Made

Loss Hell Brothers

D&D Security

Twin Towers

BAD

Viking War Party

Nakajima & Leon

Dinastia, Drago, & Goya Kong

Xceed

1st Degree

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The Tag Team Top 5 Reveal on Elite Podcast Network is on break this week but returns next week as it features special guests The Indy Card Mafia: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/

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Hellcat (@Hellcat420) Information Hub

With 250 votes collected from his fans and supporters, Hellcat won the online voting competition this week to become “People’s Champ” of the Indy Power Rankings for a 3rd time in singles. He has been having a FANTASTIC year this year in both singles and tag team wrestling. Here is all the information on how you can support one of the most popular wrestlers in the Northeast-

You can follow him on Twitter and find out where he’ll be competing week-to-week at:

@Hellcat420

You can give him a “like” on Facebook and message him to purchase the shirt he has on in the picture above here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hellcat/233386933523723?fref=ts