Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 7/18/16?

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! 7/19
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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 7/18/16?

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!

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Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 7/18

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of July 11th, 2016


Write-ups will be delayed during the month of July.

1. People’s Champs. Curtis Coleman and Brody Dillinger: Well this was a very different week on the tag team scene. Almost all the teams in our top 5 this week are there for the first time. Coleman and Dillinger seemingly came out of nowhere and had the best week of their careers. On 7/8 they won the tag titles at Alternative Pro Wrestling, defeating Troy Hunt and Sam Kooper. Then they travelled to Dalton Championship Wrestling to capture their tag team titles with a victory over Red Adams and Frankie Davis. Not only did they impress our official voting panel, they also received 201 votes to be named People’s Champions. An amazing week for this duo. If they manage to make regular defences of these titles we could see a lot more of them in the future.

2. Over Generation (CIMA and Peter Kaasa): Better known in the US for teaming with Chase Brown in the team Nuclear Kaasarole, Kaasa recently went over to Japan to competed in Dragon Gate, where he has joined the Over Generation stable. This week he and CIMA scored three victories together. Firstly they teamed with Kaito Ishida on 7/7 to defeat Cyber Kong, Naoki Tanizaki and Kotoka. Then as a two-man team they beat BxB Hulk and Kzy on 7/9. Then on 7/10 they joined forces with Dragon Kid and Eita to defeat Masaaki Mochizuki, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito and Jimmy Kanda. They scored more wins in the week than Coleman and Dillinger did, but with no titles on the line and multiple extra tag team partners involved, the voting panel put them in second place overall.

3. Rated 2 G (Badd Blood and Blk Jeez): Alpha Omega Wrestling in California held shows on both Saturday and Sunday, giving their talent the chance to pick up multiple wins. Rated 2 G took advantage of this, defeating Eric Watts and Sasha Darevko on 7/9 and then beating Aaron Aguilera and Homeless Jimmy on 7/10 to go 2-0 for the week. We’re more used to seeing Blk Jeez in the singles rankings so it’s great to see him make an appearance on the tag team top 5 for a change.

4. Stixx and Flips (Chris Tyler and Stixx): A major breakthrough week for this British duo. They teamed with former WWE and TNA veteran D’Lo Brown on 7/9 to win a six-man match at Southside Wrestling Entertainment vs Second City Collective (Damian Dunne and Ryan Smile) and Marshall X. The next day in a traditional tag match, they beat Dunne and Smile again, this time to win the SWE Tag Team titles. A great weekend for this duo – let’s see whether they can build on it.

5. Chase Owens and Michael Dunn: We’re more used to seeing Owens appear as part of different combinations of Bullet Club, but this weekend he teamed up with Michael Dunn at to win a six-team gauntlet match in All-star Wrestling in Tennessee, beating the defending champions The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter) and four other teams to capture the titles. Any win over the Hooligans is impressive (they’ve been our number one tag team of the year the past two years), and once you throw four extra teams in the mix, you can see why this team got noticed this week.

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of July 11th, 2016

Write ups will be delayed during the month of July.

1. JJ Garrett aka El Swaggo Loco: Before this week JJ Garrett had never held a title… now he has two of them! He started the week at IWA Mid-South on 7/7, where he had an impressive victory over David Starr. Then, after John Wayne Murdoch had beaten Reed Bentley for the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship, he cashed in his title shot and beat Murdoch for the title. As if that wasn’t enough he then head off to Underground Wrestling in Illinois on 7/9 to basically repeat the feat. Competing under the name El Swaggo Loco he first defeated Prince Mustafa Ali, Alex Ohlson, Stephen Wolf and Paco Gonzalez in a Fatal Five Way #1 contender match. Then later in the show he defeated Draconis to win the title. A 4-0 week with two title wins is about as good as you can get. Congratulations JJ. We’ll be keeping a close eye on his progress as the year continues.

2. Sami Callihan: Every year when WWE wishes people well on their future endeavours, there’s always one who stands head and shoulders above the rest in terms of their subsequent independent wrestling success. Last year it was Drew Galloway, this time it’s Sami Callihan. He’s one of the front-runners to be our mid-year number one due to his consistent results. While his success has mostly been in the US, this weekend he conquered the UK. On 7/8 he defeated Trent Seven at Fight Club Pro to win their heavyweight title. Then on 7/9 he won a pay-per-view worthy match-up against Zack Sabre Jr at Southside Wrestling Entertainment. Then to cap an amazing week he beat Tommy End on 7/10, again at SWE, to retain his AAW Heavyweight title. Most weeks these results would have earned him the number one spot, but it was a very tough week.

3. Matt Tremont: Talking of performances worthy of the number one ranking, Tremont retained the Combat Zone Wrestling World Heavyweight Title three times this week. He beat Alex Colon at Rockstar Pro on 7/6 to retain the title. Then at the joint CZW/Freelance event on 7/8 he defeated Isaias Velazquez for his second win. Then at CZW’s show on 7/9 he scored a major win over Ricky Shane Page. A great week for the death match specialist, who has been hinting on social media of a possible trip to Japan soon. Knowing how some Japanese promotions compete almost every day of the week, if he gets on a winning streak, he could notch up a few number one weeks in the future.

4. Fred Yehi: For the second week in a row, Fred Yehi comes in at number 4. Like Tremont, the Full Impact Pro Heavyweight Champion made three successful defences. The first was on 7/8, when he defeated Aaron Solow at FIP. He followed this with a win over Nick Nero at American Combat Wrestling on 7/9 to retain again. He finished off the week by winning a triple threat against Black Baron and Jonathan Gresham at Tier-1 on 7/10 for his third successful defence.

5. Troy Stevens: A great tournament victory for Stevens this week as he won the ‎2016 Tough 8‬ Tournament at PWA Connecticut on 7/8. He first defeated Andrew Backlund and then in the final defeated E.A. James, Hippy Dicky Moon, and Sean Carr in the final to win the tournament. In addition to the votes from the official voters he also picked up 13 votes from the public, which helped his final ranking. Remember every vote counts.

6. Matt Sydal

7. Martin Kirby

8. Cody Deaner

9. Shane Mercer

10. Kongo Kong

People’s Champ. Bojack

Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 7/11/16?

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! 7/12

Listen to the Tag Team Top 5 Reveal here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/

Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 7/11/16?

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! 7/11
Listen to the Indy Power Rankings Reveal here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/

7/9 SWA Results Forest City, NC

Thanks to Referee Gene Parry for results

Stumpy defeated Tyler Storm

Ben Wright defeated Caleb Crocker

Thomas Extreme defeated Super Law W/ Ms Order to retain the SWA Southern States Championship.

Zuka King, and Kevin Phoenix W/ Ms. Harden defeated High Profile to become #1 contenders to the SWA Tag Team Championships

James Drake defeated TK Stark

In a 3 way dance for the SWA Tag Team Championship. CC Godell, and TJ Boss W/ Nicki G defeated Sons of Steel, and The Professional Wrestlers ( Eric Anton & Mike Madden) to become the NEW SWA Tag Team Champs!! **TITLE CHANGE***

In a NON SANCTIONED Street Fight. SWA Heavyweight Champion Wicked defeated Big Country to retain his championship.

After the match James Drake hit the ring, and said since this was a Non Sanctioned match, and last month’s show was cancelled due to venue problems that Wicked has not defended his title in 60 days. Since Drake is the #1 Contender, Wicked could hand him the title, or fight him. SWA officials agreed with Drake.

“The New Age Enforcer” James Drake defeated Wicked to become SWA Heavyweight Champion ***TITLE CHANGE***

***CWF Worldwide Spoilers*** 7/9 CWF Mid-Atlantic ‘Opportunity Knocks’ (Opening Round of 2016 Weaver Cup) Results Gibsonville, NC

Thanks to Randy Hedrick & IndyInsiders.com for results

James Ryan defeated Patrick Scott

Madi Maxx defeated ‘Sis’ w/ “Him”

1/2 of the CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Champs Aaron Biggs defeated “Him” w/ ‘Sis’

Opening Round Matches of the 2016 Johnny Weaver Memorial Cup

“White” Mike Jordan defeated Joey Rogers to advance

Smith Garrett defeated “Handsome” Mitch Connor to advance

“Assassin” Ray Kandrack defeated “Revolutionary” Darius Lockhart to adavance

Arik Royal defeated Jesse Adler via submission to advance

CWF Worldwide Television Champion Aric Andrews defeated Dirty Daddy to advance

“Lost Cause” Nick Richards defeated RGL Champion Mace Maeda to advance

Ethan Alexander Sharpe won his match advancing to the next round via countout as Coach Gemini was unable to produce Sharpe’s scheduled opponent Roy Wilkins

CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee & Rob “Boogie Woogie Man” McBride wrestled to a 10 minute time limit draw and as a result BOTH men are out of the 2016 Johnny Weaver Memorial Cup

Visit cwf247.com for second round tournament matches,upcoming shows and much more and also Check out CWF Worldwide every Wednesday at 9pm FREE at youtube.com/CWFMidAtlantic

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of July 4th, 2016

1. The Jimmyz (Jimmy Susumu and Jimmy Kagetora): Dragon Gate in Japan has given us quite a few number ones in the past, mainly from the Monster Express stable, but this week it’s the Jimmyz turn after they beat the Monster Express duo of T-Hawk and Big R Shimizu on 7/2 to become the new Open the Twin Gate Champions. The next night they beat Big R Shimizu again, this time partnering Akira Tozawa to go 2-0 for the week.

2. Roscoe Eat Lisa (Mikey McFinnegan and Zakk Sawyers): Bark Bark Gator Tits, Roscoe Eat Lisa are back near the top of the IPR rankings after capturing yet another title. This time they showed up at Money Mark Productions on 7/2 and won the Saturday Night Championship Wrestling tag titles by defeating Bobby Lowe and Chris Kern. But that wasn’t their only success this weekend. The previous night at SWF they beat IPR regulars Viking War Party to retain both the SWF and Outlaw Pro tag titles. With yet another good week, they will definitely be a team to watch out for when we reveal our mid-year top 50.

3. Beer30 (SydSho and Jack Parker): This team which regularly receives good public support (69 votes this week) also got votes from the official voters this week to land third overall. First they defeated The Sure Things on 7/1 to retain the SGWA Tag Team Championships. The following night they defeated Lethal Injection and The Commission at ASWF in a triple threat to win their tag titles. A great week from a team which has been on quite a role lately. It will be worth watching out for them as the year progresses.

4. Tag Buddies (Adam Revolver and Rev Stu Miles): The OVW Southern Tag Team Champions had a brilliant week. First they defeated the strange combination of OVW Heavyweight Champion Rocco Bellagio and his number 1 contender Mitch Huff on 6/29 to retain the titles. Then on 7/2 in a gauntlet they retained again vs Billy O and Houdini as well as The Van Zandt Family Circus (Dapper Dan Van Zandt and Little Damion). Most weeks OVW only holds one show, which makes it difficult for their workers to get more than one win, but with a Saturday night special added to the mix, the Tag Buddies made the most of the opportunity.

5. Theory of Evolution (Jim Nye the Science Guy and Space Monkey): Definitely the strangest duo in this week’s top 5, this team has been doing quite well in Canada in recent weeks and this week retaining the A1 Tag Team Championship vs a well-established duo – Tabarnak De Team (Mathieu St-Jacques and Thomas Dubois) got them noticed by both the official voters and the public. Let’s hope this is the start of big things for the comedy duo.

People’s Champs. Astro Morales and Adam Payne: The NEW American Championship Entertainment tag team champions defeated Hollywood Enterprises on 7/2 to win the titles. Apparently this was a very popular win as Morales and Payne got 124 votes from the public to be this week’s People’s Champions. Congratulations.

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of July 4th, 2016


Sorry the write-up is late this week, a few of our most important IPR staff are in a bad way. We apologize for any typos as well.

1. Beautiful Beaa: The PWA Canada Elite Women’s Champion has been ranked in the top 10 before, but this is her first ever number one ranking. With 7/1 being Canada Day, a number of the Canadian promotions had special events, with PWA Canada’s running virtually the whole day with their wrestlers competing in multiple matches. Beaa emerged undefeated, notching up wins over Ryan Swift and Mike Atlantis in a triple threat, then one-on-one wins over Ryan Swift, Senor America and Buck Gunderson. Then the following day she retained her Elite Women’s Title against Patsy Blue. A 5-0 week got her a clean sweep of the official voters plus 21 votes from the public. Time will tell if she can build on this success as the year progresses.

2. Goliath Alaya aka Tomer Shalom: A new name to the Indy Power Rankings, Alaya is originally from Holon is Israel but is based in Canada. Like Beautiful Beaa he took advantage of the Canada Day holiday to notch up a string of victories. He started off on 6/30 by retaining his Victory Commonwealth Wrestling Openweight Championship (under the name Goliath Alaya), with a win against Jaxon Jarvis. He then switched to his other ring name of Tomer Shalom and headed over to IPW Canada on 7/1 to compete in the Canada Cup. In the first round he beat Holden Albright, followed that with a win against Mike Dorosti and then won the tournament by defeating British Brawler. While the strength of competition may not have been the strongest, the official voters were unanimous in voting him into second place for his 4-0 week, while he also received eight votes from the public.

3. Mr. Exotic Erotic: We have another new name in the poll in the form of a Swiss wrestler who also goes by the name of Calvin Carter. Before this week his only title success had been at home in Switzerland where he has been singles champ at Swiss Wrestling Entertainment and tag champ at Swiss Championship Wrestling. But this weekend he travelled to Germany to compete at New European Championship Wrestling. On 7/2 he defeated Nathan Wolf in a money in the bank qualifying match, then won the seven-man money in the bank ladder match. Later in the show, when Demolition Davies had just defeated T-K-O to win the N.E.W World Heavyweight Championship, Mr Exotic Erotic pounced, cashed in his title shot and left with the title and a perfect 3-0 weekend. Can he turn this one good week into a sustained push towards our year-end rankings? We’ll have to wait and see.

4. Fred Yehi: While this week’s top 3 may be relatively unknown to IPR fans, Fred Yehi has been a more regular visitor to our rankings. The Full Impact Pro World Heavyweight Champion took a trip to Texas this weekend and made two successful defences of the title. The first on 7/1 was against Danny Ramons, and this was followed on 7/2 by a win over Black Diamond. The two victories may be less than those around him in the top 10, but the prestige of the FIP title propelled him to fourth in the rankings.

5. Manabu Soya: Having held titles in All Japan and Big Japan earlier in his career, Soya is now focused on Keiji Muto’s Wrestle-1 promotion, and featured in our top 10 earlier this year when he held the Wrestle-1 Championship. He doesn’t hold any gold at the moment, but returned to our top 10 by winning the Grand Prix tournament on 7/1. He defeated Shotaro Ashino in the semifinals and then defeated Yuji Hino in the final to win the tournament. He improved to 3-0 by teaming with Kumagoro, Kaz Hayashi and Minoru Tanaka on 7/3 to defeat Real Desperado (Kazma Sakamoto, Koji Doi, NOSAWA Rongai and Yuji Hino. If Soya can improve his consistency and maybe recapture some gold, he could be a factor in our rankings as the year progresses.

6. Vic the Bruiser: At the age of 49, Vic is proving age is no barrier to cracking our top 10. On 7/1 he defeated Mr USA at NWA New South Wrestling to retain the NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship. Then on 7/2 he defeated Lightning Bolt Johnson at Hoosier Pro Wrestling to retain their heavyweight title. A 2-0 week, retaining titles at two different promotions definitely is deserving of a top 10 slot. Let’s see if he can maintain his momentum.

7. El Lindaman: Japan’s Dragon Gate promotion regularly produces top 10 stars such as Akira Tozawa, Masato Yoshino and BxB Hulk. But this week it was the lesser known El Lindaman who grabbed the attention with two good singles wins. The 21-year-old, who is part of the Over Generation stable, defeated Takehiro Yamamura on 7/2 and followed that with an impressive victory over Mike Sydal. This youngster could be a name worth watching on the Japanese scene.

8. Skylar Slice: Much like Vic the Bruiser, Skylar Slice caught the official voters’ attention by defending titles in two different promotions. First she defeated Athena and Phoebe in a triple threat match at Impact Zone Wrestling to retain the IZW Queen’s Crown Championship on 7/1. Then she went to Mid South Wrestling Alliance the same day to defeat Nikki Knight in a dog-collar chain match to retain the MSWA Ladies Championship. A very impressive week. Let’s hope we see more of her this year.

9. BT Gunn: One of the most decorated wrestlers in the UK at the moment had another good week. Gunn currently holds both singles and tag gold at British Championship Wrestling, the heavyweight title at Premier British Wrestling and half of the tag titles at Target Wrestling. On 7/1 he beat Bubblegum to retain the BCW Heavyweight title and then beat Irving Garrett on 7/2 at Glasgow Wrestling Asylum to go 2-0 for the week.

10. Teddy King: Last week’s number 3 slips seven places this week but does remain in the top 10. The WWA and NWA Bluegrass Champion only had one win this weekend, but it was a successful title defence against Shawn Shultz at NWA Bluegrass Wrestling. It was the fans who boosted him into the top 10, with 68 votes meaning he narrowly missed out on being our People’s Champion. Consistent fan support helps King remain in the IPR spotlight. Will he be ranked in our mid-year top 100?

People’s Champ. Rocko Rumble: Australian Rocko Rumble picked up 72 votes to win the People’s Champ award. At Queensland Wrestling Alliance on 7/2, Rumble survived the power of Joey Ryan’s dong and captured the QWA Global Title. Congratulations Rocko Rumble.