1. TWINS (Sami Callihan & Brian Cage)- This duo from the Lucha UnderGround teamed up this week at FEST Wrestling’s Love Cup and won the whole tournament!!! “Mr GMSI” and “The Death Machine” defeated Shane Strickland & Angel Rose in the 1st round; then defeated Aaron Epic & Martin Stone in the semifinals; the defeated TWO teams in the final getting the tournament win over Pop Culture (Jason Cade & Veda Scott) & Team Lucha (Jay Rios & Jon Cruz) THREE BIG WINS over TOP NOTCH talent get these Twins the #1 ranking this week.
2. Chip Day & Priscilla Kelly- Our number 2 team also won a tournament to claim their spot in this week’s Indy Power Rankings Tag Team Top 5. The Hiearchy was representing as Chip Day & Priscilla Kelly went to Georgia Premier Wrestling defeating Johnny Rokk & Tiffany Roxx in the opening round; Joseph A’gau & Kayla Lynn in the semifinals; and finally besting Jessica Lee & Torque to win the ‘Together we Fight’ Tournament with a 3-0 weekend.
3. Scarlet & Graves (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz)- These two are no strangers to the Indy Power Rankings and this week they got a big title defense of those Combat Zone Wrestling tag team championships defeating EYFBO (Angel Ortiz & Mike Draztik) on 2/11. Again the prestige of Wentz & Xavier as a team as well as the prestige of those CZW tag team titles gets Scarlet & Graves back in the top 5 this week and looking for an even higher spot in the 2017 Year End Rankings.
4. The Swords of Essex (Scott Wainwright & Will Ospreay)-We go back to the UK for our #4 team this week. Wainwright & Ospreay were already 2/3rds of British Triangle Champions and added to that this week becoming the NEW What Culture Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champions; The duo defeated El Ligero & Gabriel Kidd, Johnny Moss & Liam Slater and Prospect (Alex Gracie & Lucas Archer) in a four-way ladder match at WCPW on 2/12 to add more championship gold (and an IPR ranking) to their impressive bodies of work.
5. N Words (Acid Jazz & Bryce Benjamin)- 2-0 for the Freelance Wrestling Tag Team Champions this week but ONE HUGE victory came on 2/11 when they defeated #1 in the 2017 Year End Rankings The Carnies (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy) to retain the titles; The duo then went on to team with Shiloh Greaves at Galli Lucha on 2/12 to defeat Joey Ryan, Matt Knicks & Stevie Fierce ending a very successful, undefeated week.
Just missing out/Others receiving votes
Billy Gunn & Buff Bagwell
People’s Champs- The Jones Boyz (@jonesboyz2055)
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