#1 Guns And Beer (@GunsAndBeer1)-The AIWF Tag Team Champions get their first #1 ranking after one hell of a weekend in North Dakota. On 6/24 they defeated Reno Scum at FLW to retain the titles, then defeated Rulers of the Roost at FLW on 6/25 to retain the titles again, and then beat Eric Wayne & Bull Bronson at FLW on 6/26 to retain the titles once again to go 3-0 for the week. They were a pretty solid lock for #1 this week with their record and some of the talent they beat. The only thing that may have worked SLIGHTLY against them was that the wins took place in an area that isn’t exactly a wrestling hub for most people. That being said, they beat some great talent and are well-deserving of their first-ever #1.
#2 Kimber Bombs (Kimber Lee & Cherry Bomb)-The first thing that most would notice about the Kimber Bombs at #2 was that they topped the team that actually beat them for the SHIMMER Tag Team Titles. Take a closer look at their weekend. They defeated Team Slap Happy (Evie & Heidi Lovelace) at Shimmer on 6/24 to retain the titles, then defeated Fly High WDSS ( Mia Yim & Kay Lee Ray) on 6/25 to retain again, then defeated Xandra Bale & KC Spinelli the same day to retain again, but then lost a four-team elimination match to Team Slap Happy (Evie & Heidi Lovelace) to go 3-1 for the week. While the loss of their titles was crushing, keep in mind that it was in a four-team elimination match after having already won 3 matches previously on the weekend. A ranking was almost inevitable and the fact that they topped the current champions is just a bonus.
#3 Team Slap Happy (Heidi Lovelace & Evie)-The NEW SHIMMER Tag Team Champions had to work hard to get their spot in the Top 5 this week. They started the week slow as they lost to The Kimber Bombs at SHIMMER on 6/24, then turned around and beat the Kimber Bombs on 6/25 to win the titles, and then defeated Melanie Cruise & Yumi Ohka the same day to retain the titles with a 2-1 record. If this tag team can continue to team and pick up big victories, you’ll certainly see them back in the Tag Team Top 5 again before the end of 2016.
#4 Sound & The Fury (Joseph Black & Will Huckaby)-The NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions return to the Top 5 after they defeated The Hierarchy (Murder One & Adrian Armour) at UIW on 6/25. Their strong reputation helped them get ranked this week after several mentions in the past in the Tag Team Top 5. This tag team consisting of two very good singles wrestlers really click when they get together as a tag team from time to time. Look out for them to continue their success this year as both of them are really circulating around the U.S. right now.
#5 Over Generation (CIMA, Dragon Kid, & Peter Kaasa)-While Over Generation have had representatives of the stables ranked in the past in the Tag Team Top 5, this is the first time this combination has been ranked. They defeated Jimmyz (Jimmy Kagetora, Jimmy Kanda & Jimmy Susumu) at Dragon Gate on 6/25 and then teamed with Gamma on 6/26 to defeat Monster Express (Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, Big R Shimizu and Shachihoko BOY) to go 2-0 for the week. If they can continue to win like this, perhaps the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Titles are in their future?
People’s Champs. Brody Dillinger & Curtis Coleman-What a battle in the tag team online voting competition this week! The APW Tag Team Champions got on the poll as they defeated Kevin Blue & Chris Spectra at APW on 6/25 to retain the titles. 372 votes later and they became this week’s People’s Champs for the first time. You can give Brody Dillinger a like on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/brodydillingeroswa/ and be sure to look out for them as they try to continue to pick up wins and win online voting competitions along the way.
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
MonSTARS (Mecha & Biggs)
AJ Williams & Da’Marius Jones-#4 in the online voting competition with 254 votes
The M1nute Men
The Foley Brothers-#3 in the online voting competition with 197 votes
Bad Company (in Thailand)
The Foundation-#4 in the online voting competition with 40 votes
Stu Grayson & Thomas Dubois
4Ever Young-#5 in the online voting competition with 26 votes
Death By Elbow
Shane Storm & Blake Hall
Circle of Disrespect
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