2015 #IPR100 Podcasts

 
The Indy Power Rankings & Weekly Wrestling Podcast ‪#‎IPR100‬ shows turned out amazing with 25+ guests, counting down the top 100 independent wrestlers for the entire year of 2015!
If you were unable to catch these shows live, they are now available on demand on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or wherever you get your podcasts from on the Elite Podcast Network, or you may access them on BlogTalkRadio via the links below.
Night 1 w/ Jer Polk & Matthew Grant Ft. Joey Janela, David Starr (+ Shane Strickland Cameo), Jack Thriller, Randi West, James Anthony, Crazy Mary Dobson, The Official Dave Mastiff, Blake Edward Belakis, Ethan Page, Aaron Williams & Ricochet – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/12/30/ipr100-2015–night-1-ft-ricochet-ethan-page-dave-mastiff-more
Night 2 w/ Jer & Matthew Grant + A Travis Desmond Cameo Ft. Ace Perry, Ethan Case, Rickey Shane Page, Jake Dirden, AR Fox, “The Southern Savior” John Skyler, Roderick Strong, Sugar Dunkerton, John Wayne Murdoch, Kimber Lee, Kongo Kong – Da Juggernaut Osyris, “The Bulldozer” Matt Tremont & Santana Garrett – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/12/31/ipr100-2015–night-2-ft-santana-garrett-roderick-strong-matt-tremont-more

The below contest has been extended to Friday!  

 

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of December 28th, 2015

  
#1 Vinnie Damouchi (@VinnieDamoochie) & Eddie Brown (@NiteStic)-For the first official Tag Team Top 5 of 2016 we get a team that really came out of nowhere to get not only their first #1, but their first ranking, in general. Vinnie Damouchi & Eddie Brown went into the PWF Premier Tag League 2015 looking to win not only the tournament but the PWF Unified Tag Team Titles as well. They did just that as they defeated Victor Andrews & Zane Riley in the First Round, then Jagger & Sean Denny by DQ in the Second Round, and then The Ciceros (Jack & Jimmy Cicero) in the Finals (all on 12/27) to walk away with the tournament win, the titles, and the #1 ranking. While it may sound daunting right now, if the 2016 Tag Team Top 50 were to hit TODAY, this team would be #1, so that certainly bodes well for the rest of the year as they can do nothing but continue to build on this ranking if they can continue this success. 

 

#2 Magatsuki (Tank Nagai & Yuki Sato)-We get another new team to the Tag Team Top 5 as 2016 kicks off as Magatsuki earned their way in after winning the K-Survivor tournament at K-Dojo on 12/27. They defeated Yutaka Yoshie and Masao Inoue in the early show at K-Dojo on 12/27, then at the late show they teamed with Kengo Mashimo and Yuma to defeat Team 69 Roll (TAKA Michinoku, Ricky Fuji & Hi69) in the semifinals and Sekitoba (Hiro Tonai, Taishi Takizawa, Kotaro Yoshino & Yoshihiro Horaguchi) in the finals to win the K-Survivor Tournament to go 3-0 for the week. With 5 straight victories as a team, we should expect to see them pop up again in the upcoming weeks and months.

 

 

#3 Monster Express (Akira Tozawa & T-Hawk)- Tozawa & T-Hawk represent the dominant Monster Express stable well in the first ranking of 2016. As you may have heard on the Tag Team Top 50 Reveal, Monster Express truly was THE faction in all of independent wrestling in 2015. Will that continue in 2016? We shall see. This duo (who are 2/3rds of Open the Triangle Gate Champions) defeated CIMA and El Lindaman at Dragon Gate on 12/23 and then teamed with Masato Yoshino on 12/27 to defeat Dia.HEARTS (Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid and Big R Shimizu); VerserK (Mondai Ryu, Cyber Kong and Naoki Tanizaki) and Jimmyz (Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Susumu and Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!) in a four-way elimination match to retain the titles to go 2-0 for the week.

 

 

#4 The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter @BeardedBullys)-It’s more of the same from The Hooligans from Brutalsville, U.S.A. as their AAW Tag Team Title defense (combined with being such a dominant team over the last few years) earned them a ranking in the first Tag Team Top 5 of 2016. The AAW (and FIP) Tag Team Champions defeated Markus Crane & Shane Hollister on 12/26 to retain the titles. If you haven’t yet, make sure you give a listen to the Tag Team Top 50 Reveal to find out where they ended up in the 2015 Tag Team Top 50! They were #1 in 2014. Where will they be this year? You can listen here: http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=140077&cmd=tc

 

 

#5 Arik Royal & Ray Kandrack-It’s the first official ranking for the CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions who have been killing it lately. This past week they defeated Kamakazi Kid & Xsiris on 12/26 to retain the titles. What is particularly impressive about them is that they have won 5 straight matches as a team all the while defending the titles. Not many teams in the Carolinas right now have been as successful recently as them. In 2013 and 2014 we saw Arik Royal in the singles IPR 100’s…will 2016 be the year we see him in the Tag Team Top 50? We’ve got a long year to go, but it’s entirely possible if they can keep this momentum going.

 

 

People’s Champs. Elvis Harrison & Orión-It’s a clean sweep for Spain as they not only won the singles online voting competition this week, but also the tag team voting competition! Congratulations to the WWW promotion in Spain as their Tag Team Champions collected 62 votes to EASILY win the People’s Champs award this week. They defeated Project Rangers on 12/26 to retain the titles and get themselves on the ballot. The fans took care of the rest. We hope to see more representation from Spain in 2016 in the rankings!

   

 

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

Las Aventureras

Onita, Tanaka, & Hosaka

Second City Collective

Hyper Destroyer

Randi West & American Viking

Britain’s Biggest Tag Team

VerserK

Joe Black & Will Huckaby

Extreme Tiger

Lethal Weapons

Los Compatres Extremos

Los Traumas

Tanaka & Sareee

   

 

 

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Listen to Night 1 of the 2015 IPR 100 Reveal on 12/29 here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/12/30/ipr100-2015–night-1-ft-ricochet-ethan-page-dave-mastiff-more

Listen to Night 2 of the 2015 IPR 100 Reveal on 12/30 here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/12/31/ipr100-2015–night-2-ft-santana-garrett-roderick-strong-matt-tremont-more

Listen to Day 1 of the 2015 Tag Team Top 50 Reveal on 12/29 here: http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=140077&cmd=tc

Listen to Day 2 of the 2015 Tag Team Top 50 Reveal on 12/30 here: http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=140077&cmd=tc

 

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of December 28th, 2015

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of December 28th, 2015  
#1 Sami Callihan (@TheSamiCallihan)-The new year of rankings for the IPR starts in much the same way that 2015 ended. Sami Callihan was #2 last week and as the year starts anew, he is now #1 for the very first time. He had a very impressive weekend as the now defunct 2CW Heavyweight Champion defeated AR Fox at AAW on 12/26 and then followed that up by defeating Joey Janela in Rhode Island at Beyond Wrestling on 12/27. A 2-0 week gets him his first #1 after he has absolutely crushed the competition since departing from the WWE for what appears to be much greener pastures on the indies. What gold lies in his future and how many more #1 rankings can he rack up before the end of 2016? It may be a fun year.
#2 Chris Hero (@TheChrisHero)-Chris Hero continues to prove that veterans on the indies can still be very successful after yet another great weekend to kick off the rankings for 2016. On 12/26 he defeated Colt Cabana and then followed that up with a win vs. JT Dunn in a battle of “Death By Elbow” partners at Beyond Wrestling on 12/27. A 2-0 week earns Hero the #2 spot in the first week of eligibility for the 2016 IPR 100. Looking at the #1 and #2…how cool would it be to see these two lock horns again in 2016? It’s been a while, but that’s definitely a match we’d love to see revisited before the end of the year.
#3 Tsukasa Fujimoto-Aside from Sami Callihan, a lot of the love for the #1 spot went to Tsukasa Fujimoto who has amassed a nice collection of gold. The Reina World Women’s Champion, 1/2 of the NEW Daily Sport and JWP Tag Team Champions (and 1/2 of International Ribbon Tag Team Champions) defeated Rabbit Miyu at JWP on 12/23, then defeated Maki Narumiya at Reina on 12/26 to retain the title, then teamed with Aoi Kizuki at Ice Ribbon on 12/26 to go to a draw with Hamuko Hoshi & Tsukushi, then teamed with Arisa Nakajima at JWP on 12/27 to defeat DASH Chisako and Sendai Sachiko to win the Daily Sports and JWP tag team titles, and then defeated Mika Iida at Wave the same day to go 4 wins, 1 draw for the week. A great week earns Fujimoto her first ranking and it’s a high one. We hope to see more of her in 2016!
#4 Davey Vega (@DaveyVega85)-One of the most unique wrestlers on the indies AND a former #1 in the Indy Power Rankings returns to the Top 10 this week as he defeated Louis Lyndon on 12/26 to win the AAW Heritage Title. It’s been a heck of a run over the last couple of years for Vega as he continues to impress at shows throughout the Midwest. To our knowledge, he only had the one win over the weekend but clearly it impressed the voters enough to move him up to the #4 spot in the first week of 2016 rankings eligibility. We expect to see a lot more big things from him in 2016.
#5 Sareee-We get another first-timer to the Indy Power Rankings as Sareee gets her first ranking after she teamed with Meiko Tanaka at Wave on 12/25 to defeat Kaho Kobayashi and Rina Yamashita in the final of the Young Oh! Oh! Tournament, then at Diana on 12/27 she defeated Keiko Aono in the semifinals, and then defeated Mima Shimoda in the final to win the Diana 40th Dojo Show One Night Tournament to go 3-0 for the week. VERY impressive first ranking as we once again show that international talent and female talent are always very well considered week in and week out in the Indy Power Rankings.
#6 Último Dragón-Age is truly just a number for Último Dragón as he gets ANOTHER ranking after having a SHOCKING but AMAZING 2015. He enters 2016 with a #6 ranking as he teamed with Yoshinobu Kanemaru at FMW on 12/22 to defeat Kotaro Nasu and Ryo Kawamura, then defeated Billy Ken Kid at Wrestle Dream on 12/23, and then teamed with Hiroshi Yamato and Daiki Inaba at Wrestle-1 on 12/24 to defeat Kazma Sakamoto, Nosawa Rongai and Mazada to go 3-0 for the week. He picked up right where he left off last year and it looks like we’ll be seeing him a lot again in 2016. With 5 straight wins, he just keeps on rolling.
#7 Roy Wilkins-It was absolutely impossible to ignore the strength of the CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title win by Wilkins on 12/26. He went into a Six-Man Elimination Match vs. 5 of the best and came out on top as he outlasted (the then champion) Brad Attitude, Chet Sterling, John Skyler, Lance Lude, and Trevor Lee to win the title. While Wilkins is mostly known for his work in the Carolinas for CWF Mid-Atlantic and OMEGA, we hope to see him get out a bit more in 2016, if possible. He’s clearly heading for a solid year.
#8 El Ligero (@Ligero1)-It was an interesting yet successful week for the TCW and ½ of the Progress Tag Team Champions as he defeated Dara Diablo in a Mask Match at NGW on 12/22 and then vanquished Kay Lee Ray at SWE in a Loser Leaves Town Match. Compared to 2014, 2015 was a little bit of a down year for Ligero but he starts out 2016 strong with two impressive victories. Now with 4 straight wins to his credit, the former #1 looks to build on this ranking as the weeks go by.
#9 Kongo Kong (@RealKongoKong)-You have to give a lot of credit to Kong’s devoted fans and followers (and the Strong Style Wrestling supporters) who helped to get him to the #2 spot in the online voting competition this week. That performance in the poll combined with his big win vs. another monster in Russ Jones at AAW on 12/26. The IWA Mid-South World Champion, FWF, and JCW Heavyweight Champion has been absolutely unstoppable over the last couple of years. Hear him talk about it on the IPR 100 Reveal-Night 2 here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/12/31/ipr100-2015–night-2-ft-santana-garrett-roderick-strong-matt-tremont-more
#10 Shingo Takagi-The Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Champion returns to the singles Top 10 for the first time in a few months as he defeated CIMA on 12/27 to retain the title in Dragon Gate’s big year-end show. He has now won 4 straight victories and looks to start off 2016 the right way as he just squeezes into the Indy Power Rankings this week. With the title he holds and the type of dominance he has shown in the past, he’s another one that we can expect a lot more of in 2016. We can also only hope that he’ll return to the U.S. at some point this year as well.
People’s Champ. Yunke-Honestly, the best way to describe Yunke’s win in the online voting competition is “really cool.” That’s the easiest and best way to talk about the fact that we get our first Spanish wrestler as People’s Champ. In the past we’ve had countries such as Israel and Australia come on strong to help their guys win the vote, but this time it was Spain. Not to be forgotten, he is also the NEW WWW Extremo Champion after defeating Hades for the title on 12/26. 91 votes earned him the award this week.

  
Others missing out/receiving votes:

Hy Zaya

Ric Converse

Renee Michelle

Santana Garrett

Matt Tremont

Jun Kasai

Yunke

Lukas Skott-#3 in the online voting competition with 23 votes

T-Hawk

Shane Mercer-#4 in the online voting competition with 20 votes

Yuu Yamagata

Chip Day-#5 in the online voting competition with 14 votes

Io Shirai

Jimmy Rave

Super Crazy

Billy Gunn

Kazuhiro Tamura

Smith Garrett

Bubblegum

Rockstar Spud

Blake Mitchell

Pete Dunne

Ethan Case

Nick Richards

Chikayo Nagashima

Donovan Dijak

Chiyako Nagashima

   

 

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Listen to Night 1 of the 2015 IPR 100 Reveal on 12/29 here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/12/30/ipr100-2015–night-1-ft-ricochet-ethan-page-dave-mastiff-more

Listen to Night 2 of the 2015 IPR 100 Reveal on 12/30 here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/12/31/ipr100-2015–night-2-ft-santana-garrett-roderick-strong-matt-tremont-more

Listen to Day 1 of the 2015 Tag Team Top 50 Reveal on 12/29 here: http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=140077&cmd=tc

Listen to Day 2 of the 2015 Tag Team Top 50 Reveal on 12/30 here: http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=140077&cmd=tc

 

Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 12/28/15?

***THIS IS THE FIRST WEEK OF RANKINGS THAT GO TOWARDS THE 2016 TAG TEAM TOP 50***

Who we are and how the final vote is tallied: http://wp.me/P4kQ6t-1&#x200b
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 team’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!
Why The Online Voting Competition/People’s Champ(s) Award Matters http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-1cw
Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 12/29
Don’t forget! Our year-end festivities continue on 12/30 at 3 PM EST for Day Two of the #TagTeamTop50! Guests so far confirmed: Viking War Party, The Fellowship, Team IOU, and The Hooligans!

Tune in here: http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=140077&cmd=tc
  

12/27 Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment (@AtlWrestlingEnt) Show of the Year 2 Results

The Spring Street Suicide Squad def The Lynch Mob

Owen Knight def Murder One

Following the match Knight was attacked by Chip Day & Priscilla Kelly who handcuffed Knight and delivered a super kick piledriver to his girlfriend/manager Kiera Hogan

Milo Beasly def Lince Dorado

The Lethal Weapons (Adrian Armour & Sylar Cross) def The Dark City Fight Club (Jon Davis & Kory Chavis)

Aaron Epic def Serpentico

Iceberg def Martin Stone

Marti Belle def Ashton Starr

Chip Day def Cedric Alexander

Jimmy Rave def Gunner to retain the Georgia Wrestling Crown

Joe Black & William Huckaby def Team IOU (Nick Iggy & Kerry Awful) in a double dog collar main event

 

Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment is back for a new year on January 10th! Already signed for that show is Jimmy Rave defending the GWC against Johnny Gargano and Chip Day going 1 on 1 with Tommaso Ciampa! Follow AWE on twitter and facebook for more info on this HUGE event!

 

 

 

 

12/27 PWF (@PWFCrystalCoast) Premier Tag League Results

Thanks to Carolina Wrestling LIVE for results

PWF presented it’s last event of 2015 today, The 2015 Premier Tag League Event saw teams drawn at random by PWF fans with the winning pair crowned new PWF Tag Team Champions

Alex Anthony upset Rob Killjoy in the opener

Premier Tag League Opening Round

The Ciceros (‘Wiseguy’ Jack & ‘Gentleman’ Jimmy) def Colby Corino & Anthony Jannazzo

Emmanuel Bodega & Mark Denny def James Anthony & Timmy Lou Retton

Sean Denny & Jagger def Reggie Reason & Asaafi

Eddie Brown & Vinnie Damouchi def Zane Riley & Victor Andrews

Premier Tag League Semi-Finals

The Ciceros def Emmanuel Bodega & Mark Denny

Vinnie Damouchi & Eddie Brown def Jagger & Sean Denny by DQ

12 Man Battle Royale for the Vacant PWF Championship

Anthony Jannazzo outlasted 11 other men to become the new PWFChampion

Premier Tag League Finals

Eddie Brown & Vinnie Damouchi def The Ciceros to become NEW PWF tag team champions

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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 12/28/15?

***THIS IS THE FIRST WEEK OF RANKINGS THAT GO TOWARDS THE 2016 IPR 100***
Who we are and how the final vote is tallied: http://wp.me/P4kQ6t-1&#x200b

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!

Why The Online Voting Competition/People’s Champ(s) Award Matters http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-1cw

Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 12/28

Don’t forget! Our year-end festivities kick off on 12/29 at 1 PM EST for Day One of the #TagTeamTop50! Guests so far confirmed: F1rst Generation, Grits and Gravy, Flawess & Lawless. More to come!
Tune in here: http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=140077&cmd=tc