#1 People’s Champs. The Geordie Bulldogs (Mark & Sean Denny)-The Cornette Cup at AML produces a first #1 ranking for The Geordie Bulldogs! This tag team becomes one of the VERY few teams to win both the online voting competition and official #1 in the same week. On 10/23 they defeated The Dixon Line to win the Cup at AML and then followed that up with a victory over The Heatseekers the same night to win the titles. A 2-0 record is good, but winning a tournament (and a trophy) and a set of tag team titles vs. one of the best tag teams in the U.S. is especially helpful in the eyes of the official voters. Not only that, their fan support in the online voting competition was once again overwhelming as they used their votes to help them springboard into first place. They took home 119 votes to win the online voting competition after a day long battle with The Kraken (and later Chief Attakullakulla & Tiny Love). Give them a like on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/GeordieBulldogs/
#2 Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy @TeamIOU)-Consistency has been the key to “The Carnies” success this year as they have been quietly picking up wins in every single promotion they travel to. Their winning ways continued this past week as they defeated Cutie And The Beast (Beau Crockett & Innocent Isaiah) at NOVA Pro on 10/22 and then defeated The Insiders (Ace Perry & Slade Porter) at Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment on 10/23 to go 2-0 for the week. Team IOU are looking to keep pushing until they get their highest ranking ever in this year’s Tag Team Top 50, which would be impressive since they were #4 in 2014 and 2015. Will this be the year they finish the year in the Top 3? Things are looking good for the former Boy and his Dog as they continue to grow as a team.
#3 The Rude Ones (Bulldog McKenzie & Marvel)-It’s a first-ever ranking for the NEW Riot City Wrestling Tag Team Champions this week. They became the inaugural champions after they defeated Light Speed Express (Mat Diamond & Robbie Eagles) in the semifinals on 10/22 and then defeated Bestos (Adam Brooks & Kellyanne) in the final the same day to win the tournament. The promotion out of Adelaide, Australia crowned their first champions as McKenzie & Marvel ran through the competition with an impressive day of victories. This masked tandem have a chance to really start making an impact in the Top 5 if they can use this momentum to continue to defend and retain their titles. They were also #5 in the online voting competition with 21 votes.
#4 Prince & Property (Prince Akkanatan and Aaron Bradley)-We get another first-time ranking this week in the form of Prince & Property. They won the 9th Annual John J. Iradi Memorial Tag Team Tournament over the weekend as they defeated Taboo Crew in the first round, then defeated Pretty & Gritty in the semis, and then defeated The Airtime Rockers in the final at UPWA on 10/22 to win the tournament to become #1 contenders with a 3-0 record for the week. GREAT week for this team as they enter the Tag Team Top 5 with a solid first ranking. Like The Rude Ones, if they can build on this ranking, perhaps you’ll see them in the year-end Tag Team Top 50.
#5 The KRAKEN (Chip Day & Murder-1)-The AWE Tag Team Champions are ranked #5 for a second straight week. This was a week where they accomplished something pretty special in the grand scheme of things. They defeated The Sound and the Fury (Joe Black & Will Huckerby) at AWE in a titles vs. partnership match which led to them of course retaining the titles and forcing The Sound and The Fury to break up. If you’ve followed the Indy Power Rankings and the Tag Team Top 5 this year, you’ll know that beating the Sound and the Fury and forcing them to break up is a HUGE deal. Big enough to get the KRAKEN right back into the Tag Team Top 5. This tag team is on fire right now and it looks like no one can stop them! They also came in third in the online voting competition with 66 votes.
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
The Ugly Ducklings (Lance Lude & Rob Killjoy)
Yapper Man #1 and #2
Chief Attakullakulla & Tiny Love-#2 in the online voting competition with 90 votes
Criss Chambers & JJ Castillo
All American Aggression-#4 in the online voting competition with 35 votes
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