#1 Flawless and Lawless (Blake Morris & Rex Lawless)-Much like To Infinity and Beyond and Grits and Gravy, this team finally gets their due with their first-ever #1 ranking. They did have a #5 ranking earlier this year, but by in large, they’ve flown under the radar. The FBW (and NYWC) Tag Team Champions retained the titles when they beat Team Tremendous on 12/18 and then beat The Brother Club at NYWC on 12/19 to retain the NYWC Tag Team Titles to go 2-0 for the week. 2 sets of titles. 2 title defenses. It was pretty close this week, but at the end of the day, the official voters felt that a week where a team defends two sets of titles (one of which was defended vs. a former #1) deserved to be recognized. Congrats to Flawless and Lawless!
#2 Guns & Beer-The FLW Tag Team Champions continued a successful 2015 as they defeated AC/DC at FLW on 12/18 and then beat Submission Squad and Bearded Friends Forever to retain the titles to go 2-0 for the week. This is their second ranking this year and it came at a great time. This is one of the most tough, rugged tag teams on the indies and much like this week’s #1, it’s high time people start recognizing just how good they can be. Will they make the cut of the Tag Team Top 50? Be sure to tune in on 12/29 to find out!
#3 Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)-As ROH doesn’t count towards our rankings, what the Young Bucks did at 2CW over the weekend was particularly important. Granted, both wins were in 6-man tags, but they are the Young Bucks…and they had some very strong competition. They teamed with AJ Styles at 2CW to defeat Jay Freddie, Pepper Parks & Sean Carr on 12/20 and then teamed with Kenny Omega the same night to defeat AR Fox & To Infinity And Beyond (Cheech & Colin Delaney). The Bucks have reportedly signed contracts with ROH, so their time on the indies may be limited in 2016, but when they’re touring, expect to see them pop up again. They are considered one of the best if not THE best tag teams in the world for a reason.
#4 Brothers of Construction aka Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Construction)-The current Kamikaze Pro Tag Team Champions added the Attack! Tag Team Titles to their mantle over the weekend as they teamed with Super Santos Sr at Attack! on 12/18 to defeat Mike Bird & The Anti-Fun Police (Damian Dunne & Ryan Smile) and then defeated Ramses [Replacement for Elephant Mask] & Super Santos Sr. and The Anti-Fun Police (Damian Dunne & Ryan Smile) in a triple threat on 12/20 to win the titles to go 2-0 for the week. They’ve had a VERY good 2015. You can almost guarantee you’ll hear their names pop up in the Tag Team Top 50 on either 12/29 or 12/30. What ranking? Tune in to find out!
#5 Dudes On TV (DJ Z & Matt Cross)-Due to their strength of competition, the official voters actually placed them ahead of the new AIW Tag Team Champions this week. They get in after defeating The Beaver Boys, Façade & Flip Kendrick, and The Nation of Intoxication in a Four Corners Match at AIW on 12/18. What’s your opinion? What should be ranked higher? A HUGE title win or a HUGE win vs. three GREAT teams? Hard to say, but you have to assume “Dudes On TV” will be in line for a title shot some time down the line.
People’s Champs. The Fellowship (Ronnie Ribs @TheRib35 & GA West @thegawest)-The Fellowship wrapped up our 2015 tag team rankings by doing what they’ve done for the last 2 weeks with a THIRD straight People’s Champs award by winning the online voting competition. 171 votes was just the ticket for them this week to win their FIFTH online voting competition of the year. We’d have to really pour through the stats, but unofficially, that is a 2015 record as no one else won as many voting competitions in tags as them. They got on the ballot with yet another victory as they beat Angel Azul & Avila at PWACT on 12/18. This was only their first year teaming. Expect more big things in 2016!
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Isys Ephex & Ted Goods-#3 in the online voting competition with 30 votes
Hot Sauce Entertainment
Gallows & Knox
DeadX-#2 in the online voting competition with 61 votes
Newell & ZSJ
Swords of Essex
Guerrero Maya & The Panther
Meat n Taters
Simply the Future
Glacier & Iceberg
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