#1 Timmy Lou Retton (@TimmyLouRetton)-Professional wrestling’s ONLY male gymnast builds on his phenomenal year with his very first #1 ranking in the singles rankings. A former #1 in the Tag Team Top 5, the GOUGE Heavyweight and PWF Shinjiro Ohtani Openweight Champion defeated Darius Lockhart at PWF in the first round to retain the title of the PWF Legacy Cup, then defeated Victor Andrews in the semis to retain again, and then defeated Anthony Jannazzo in the finals to retain the title again, which also won him the PWF Legacy Cup to go 3-0 for the week. What a week for TLR as he defended his title THREE times AND won the Legacy Cup. Sheer dominance for a young athlete who does nothing but improve every time he hits the ring. He’s a star in the making without a doubt.
#2 Caristico-The former Myzteziz, Original Sin Cara, and Mystico makes an impact on the Indy Power Rankings this week under the name of “Caristico” after a FANTASTIC week at LLE. He competed in Japan in the 6th Fukumen World League as he defeated SUGI in the semifinals at Michinoku Pro on 9/19, then beat Revolucion in the final the same day to win the tournament. He went back to Mexico on 9/23 where he beat Extreme Tiger to run his record to 3-0 on the week with wins in both Asia and North America. It was a flawless week for a talent who you don’t see much in the Indy Power Rankings, but with a ranking like this, that may be changing soon.
#3 Jumping Jimmy Jackson-The NEW GPW British Champion gets his first ranking after he beat Jet Fashion, Joey Hayes, & Martin Kirby in a Four-Way at GPW on 9/23 and then followed that up with a victory over former #1 Bubblegum the same day to win the title with a 2-0 record for the week. It’s a VERY good first time ranking for Jackson as he picked up some impressive wins in the UK. With momentum like this, we may start seeing more of “Triple J” in the Top 10 more frequently.
#4 Nick “Magnus” Aldis (@MagnusOfficial)-It’s not often you see the GFW World Champion in the Top 10 as we don’t count matches at GFW towards our rankings. He took his title on the road last week as he became eligible when he defeated Travis Cole at CWE in Canada on 9/22 to retain the title, then defeated Dice Steel on 9/23 to retain again, then defeated Scotty Mac on 9/24 to retain again, and then defeated Matt Hart on 9/25 to retain again to go 4-0 for the week. His 4-0 ranking could have scored him a #1 ranking, but his only knock against him was his strength of competition . Nothing at all against his opponents, but with some wins against some more well-known opponents, you may see him at #1 in the future.
#5 Mark Haskins (@FightHaskins)-Mark Haskins drops slightly from #2 to #5 this week, but it wasn’t because he had a bad week by any means. In fact, he may have had the single biggest victory of the week, despite sustaining a loss as well. On 9/23 he lost to Trent Seven at FCP, then bounced back as he defeated Xander Cooper on 9/24 at Ironfist to retain his Ironfist title, and then scored the biggest win of the weekend as he defeated Marty Scurll and Tommy End at Progress on 9/25 to win the Progress title. He finished the week at 2-1 but earned a #5 ranking because of the huge title win.
#6 Reed Bentley
#7 Jason Kincaid
#8 Alex Daniels
#9 Anthony Gangone
#10 People’s Champ. Dark Fury-After JUST losing in the online voting competition a few weeks ago, Dark Fury bounces back with his first People’s Champ award this week. The Pro Wrestling Ego PRIDE Champion got back on the poll this week after he defeated Jermiah Plunkett and Stich O’Siris on 9/24 to retain the title. 173 votes later and he took home the win in the online voting competition. Be sure to give him a follow on Instagram at @_darkfury
Others missing out/receiving votes:
Johnny Romano-#2 in the online voting competition with 134 votes
Live Wire-#3 in the online voting competition with 76 votes
Will Bray-#4 in the online voting competition with 71 votes
Corey Storm-#8 in the online voting competition with 25 votes
Cole Radrick-#7 in the online voting competition with 27 votes
Urban Miles-#5 in the online voting competition with 38 votes
Chaos-#6 in the online voting competition with 31 votes
Rex Bacchus-tied for #9 in the online voting competition with 22 votes
Izzy Shaw-tied for #9 in the online voting competition with 22 votes
Ben McCoy-tied for #9 in the online voting competition with 22 votes
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