#1 Crazy Pain (Gringo Loco & Steve Pain)-The online voting competition helped to make this week’s #1 ranking a little too close for comfort for Crazy Pain! It seemed obvious at the outset of voting that they would be the clear cut #1, but the Twisted Sisterz turned up the heat by winning the online voting competition. Crazy Pain JUST edged them out for the top spot this week. The NEW AIW Tag Team Champions won the Tag Team titles by winning the Double Dare Tag Team Tournament over the weekend where they defeated Ninja Elite Squad (Facade & Flip Kendrick) at AIW on 11/4 in the first round, then defeated Bro Sauce (Matt Riddle & Tracy Williams) in the quarterfinals on 11/5, then defeated Team IOU (Nick Iggy & Kerry Awful) in the semifinals, and then defeated The Jollyville Fuck-its (Russ Myers & T-Money) to win the tournament and the titles. A 4-0 record gets them both their first ranking and their first #1 ranking all in one week. It was a week that was well….CRAZY!
#2 People’s Champs. Twisted Sisterz (Thunder Rosa & Holidead)-The now two-time People’s Champs get their highest ranking yet in part because of the large amount of fan support they received in the online voting competition. The NWA Western States Tag Team Champions had a hell of a week in Japan where they beat Mayu Iwatani and Jungle Kyouna at Stardom on 11/3 and then defeated Santana Garrett & Chelsea Green on 11/6 to go 2-0 for the week. 51 votes in the online voting competition and this exciting tag team gets a #2 ranking AND another People’s Champs award. Congrats to them! You can like their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Twisted-Sisterz-976600145795022/
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#3 Manstache Main Event (Juan Jeremi & Waylon Maze)-The SOLID year for this upstart tag team continues this week as they earned their way into a #3 ranking against some pretty decent competition. The RWC and GOUGE Tag Team Champions defeated Johnny Flawless and Sideffect at RWC to retain the titles on 11/5 and then beat Team Sexy the same day at GOUGE to retain the GOUGE titles to go 2-0 for the week. Pretty incredible considering they defended two separate sets of titles in the same day. They also came in 5th in this week’s online voting competition and don’t look now, but they could make an impact in the Tag Team Top 50. Be sure to tune in on 12/28 to find out if they make the cut. You’ll be able to listen LIVE here: http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/tscmd/tc/142608
#4 Polo Promotions (Jackie Polo & Mark Coffey)-The SWA and ICW Tag Team Champions also had a great week as they defeated Joe Hendry and Kenny Williams at ICW on 11/3 and then beat The London Riots on 11/5 to go 2-0 for the week. This tag team has been quietly having a solid year so you may be seeing (or hearing) them in the Tag Team Top 50 this year as well. For safety’s sake they may want to pick up a few more decent wins before the end of the year to try to ensure their spot in the Tag Team Top 50 for 2016. Time will tell if they can beat out a lot of worthy tag teams to make the list of this year’s Top 50.
#5 The Jollyville Fuck-Its (Russ Myers & T-Money)-The former AIW Tag Team Champions are a team that we really haven’t seen in the Tag Team Top 5 since around 2014. They’re back with a fantastic showing in the Double Dare Tag Team Tournament after they beat Weird World (Alex Kellar & Evan Adams) at Absolute Intense Wrestling in the first round on 11/4, then defeated Massage NV (Dorian Graves & VSK) in the quarterfinals on 11/5, then defeated The Headhunters (Headhunter A & Headhunter B) in the semifinals, and then lost to Crazy Pain (Gringo Loco & Steve Pain) in the final to go 3-1 for the week. If they can turn this momentum into some more victories perhaps we’ll start seeing them in the Tag Team Top 5 more frequently once again.
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Will Bray & Joey O’Riley-#2 in the online voting competition with 31 votes
Jay Leo & Maru-#3 in the online
Shoot To Thrill
Yapper Man 1 and 2
Bobby Lashley & Blue Demon Jr.
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