#1 Night Ryderz (Dustin Rayz & Alex Colon): We get yet another first-time team at #1 this week as the Rockstar Pro Tag Team Champions find their way into the #1 spot. This tag team defeated The Revolution to win the titles on 11/30 and then followed that up with a win vs. Fight or Flight and Kyle Kraven and Darin Dinero in a Triple Threat on 12/2 to retain the titles. Their 2-0 week felt particularly strong as they both won and defended a set of tag team titles in the same week. This is a team that is scraping and clawing to get into the Tag Team Top 50. Will they make it? The only way to find out is to tune in on 12/28 at 3 PM Eastern time here: http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/tscmd/tc/142608
#2 David Jeremi & Muzlum-This tag team DOMINATED Blackridge Wrestling in the UK over the weekend as they won the Jokers are Wild Tournament after beating Mikey Ratings & Kaiden King in the first round by countout, then beat Jonathan Richards & GI Joe in the next found, and then defeated Lucian Maynard Smith & The Alpha Male to win the tournament. A 3-0 record and a tournament victory gets them their first ranking which turns out to be a VERY good one at #2. Will that be enough to push them into the Tag Team Top 50 for this year? They’ll need to pick up some more victories and more rankings in order to find their way into a spot in the 2016 Tag Team Top 50. They have two weeks left to make it happen.
#3 Speed of Sounds (Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi)-The former #1’s continue their phenomenal 2016 as they get yet another ranking this week after they defeated IRON PRIEST (FUMA & Yusuke Kubo) at Dramatic Dream Team on 11/30 and then teamed with Yuji Okabayashi at Big Japan on 12/4 to defeat Daichi Hashimoto, Brahman Shu and Brahman Kei to go 2-0 for the week. There’s zero doubt as to whether this team will be in this year’s Tag Team Top 50 based on their fantastic array of rankings throughout the year. They just continue to pick up victories and along with those victories come rankings.
#4 People’s Champs. Fun Size (HGD & Lil Ricky)-If you ever needed proof positive as to how important the official voting competition is, look no further than this first-time ranking for Fun Size after winning this week’s competition. This exciting tag team racked up an INSANE 457 votes to win the People’s Champ award this week which in turn springboarded them into the #4 spot in the official rankings. It was a win vs. Urban Terror at American Combat Wrestling on 11/30 that made them eligible and it was the fans who made them People’s Champs. Congrats to Fun Size! Follow them on Instagram @funsizenation and give them a like on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FunSizeNation/
#5 The Fellowship (Dante & Ronnie Ribs)-Ronnie Ribs and his protégé make their first foray into the Tag Team Top 5 together as they collected 285 votes in the online voting competition which pushed them right into the #5 spot this week. They defeated The Elite and Entitled (Malik Logan & Todd Harris) at Supreme Pro Wrestling on 12/2 and that was enough to get them their first ranking together. It was a unique week where the online voting competition itself played a MAJOR part in how the rankings shaped up proving yet again that your vote counts when it comes to the Indy Power Rankings!
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto
Dojo Boys-#3 in the online voting competition with 54 votes
Los Divinos Laguneros
John Wayne Murdoch & Nick Depp-#4 in the online voting competition with 20 votes
Johnny Moss & Liam Slater
PM Experience-#5 in the online voting competition with 19 votes
TVZ (Tom & Troy Van Zant)
The Savage Society
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Listen to the 2015 Tag Team Top 50 Reveal here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2016/01/01/indy-power-rankings-2015-tagteamtop50-reveal