Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of March 27th, 2017 


#1 The Sandwich/Sammich Squad (Aaron Biggs & Mecha Mercenary)-The official vote wasn’t even a contest this week as the winners of the first-ever Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament swept the official voters’ ballots at #1. They defeated The Dirty Blondes (Leo Brien & Mike Patrick) at CWF Mid-Atlantic on 3/24, then defeated Cain Justice & Tripp Cassidy on 3/25, then defeated The Carnies (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy) the same day in the semifinals, and then defeated The All Stars (Arik Royal & Roy Wilkins) in the final to win the tournament to go 4-0 for the week. It was an absolutely dominant week for the Squad as they beat several of the best tag teams on the indies right now to earn their first #1 ranking. Look out for this team as CWF Mid-Atlantic generally plays a big role in our tag team rankings.

 

 

#2 The Carnies (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy @TheCarniesTN)-Last year’s #1 in the Tag Team Top 50 are BACK in the Tag Team Top 5 this week after having a damn good week doing the loop around the indies. First, they beat the Lynch Mob (Joey Lynch & Matt Lynch) at CWF Mid-Atlantic on 3/24, then teamed with Ace Perry, AJ Gray, Dirty Daddy, Ethan Alexander Sharpe, Nick Richards & Sisthe same day to defeat Him, Johnathan Wolfe, Kris Main, Leo Brien, Mike Patrick, Shawn Kemp, Sweet Dee & Tripp Cassidy, then defeated Ethan Alexander Sharpe & Mike Jordan on 3/25 by DQ, and then lost to The Sandwich Squad (Aaron Biggs & Mecha Mercenary) the same day to go 3-1 for the week. Their only loss over the weekend was to this week’s #1 and there’s no doubt that their reputation as a top tag team helped them into the #2 spot this week.

 

 

#3 The All Stars (Arik Royal & Roy Wilkins)-This week, CWF Mid-Atlantic is essentially responsible for the three top tag teams in the Tag Team Top 5. This team who we’ve seen before in the Top 5 defeated Mitch Connor & Nick Richards at CWF Mid-Atlantic on 3/24, then defeated So Time’s (Dirty Daddy & Snooty Foxx) on 3/25 in the quarterfinals, then defeated The Ugly Ducklings (Lance Lude & Rob Killjoy) in the semifinals, and then lost to Sandwich Squad in the final to go 3-1 for the week. They came JUST short of ensuring they’d be the #1 tag team this week by winning the first annual Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament, but fell to the #1 The Sandwich Squad. So #’s 2 and 3 this week in the rankings have one thing in common…they lost to this week’s #1 tag team.

 

 

#4 Classic Connection (Buddy Royal & Levi Shapiro)-It was a GREAT week for this tag team who probably would have been ranked even higher if we were able to find the results sooner. That said, the Gold Rush Pro Wrestling, NEW All Pro Wrestling Tag Team, and NEW Big Time Wrestling Tag Team Champions had a phenomenal week as they teamed to defeat Chaos Inc (Synn & Tony Vargas) at Big Time Wrestling on 3/24 to win their titles, then defeated Lion Power (Marcus Lewis & Will Hobbs) at All Pro Wrestling on 3/25 to win the titles, and then defeated PAC 3 (Dan Joseph & Dicky Maier) at Championship Wrestling from Hollywood on 3/26 to go 3-0 for the week. We hope to see more of them as on any other week, they likely would have been #1 in the Top 5.

 

#5 The Swords of Essex (Will Ospreay & Scott Wainwright)-The WCPW World Tag Team Champions get into the Tag Team Top 5 on the strength of one HUGE victory over the weekend as they defeated The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Prospect (Gracie & Archer) and Liam Slater & Matt Riddle in a four-way tornado tag match at WCPW on 3/20 to retain the titles. This is a team that we’ve seen multiple times at or near the Tag Team Top 5 and the victory over some VERY talented teams really helped them into the #5 spot this week despite other teams with very good weeks. With the WCPW World Tag Team Titles still around their waists, look out for them to continue this success as the year rolls on.

 

People’s Champs. The Mega Plowers (Jock Samson & Magnum CK @MegaPlowers)-The NEW IWA East Coast Tag Team Champions DOMINATED the online voting competition as they collected 70 votes (26 more votes than the second-leading tag team) to win this week’s People’s Champs award. It was undoubtedly a big win as they defeated OI4K to win the titles on 3/25 and then carried that momentum into a big win in the online voting competition. Give them a like on their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/MegaPlowers and you can follow Jock Samson on Twitter @jocksamson and on Instagram @jocksamson. You can follow Magnum CK on Twitter @TheMAGNUMCK and like his Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/TheMagnumCK

 

 

 

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

Beer 30-#2 in the online voting competition with 44 votes

The Geordie Bulldogs-#3 in the online voting competition with 37 votes

Ugly Ducklings

The Syndicate

The Hardy Boyz

Juan Jeremi & Waylon Maze

New Wrestling Aidoru

Moustache Mountain

 

 

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of March 27th, 2017


#1 Jax Dane (@TheJaxDane)-Once again, a tournament plays a big part in determining who is #1 in the Indy Power Rankings. This week it’s Jax Dane as he defeated Jordan Kage at AML, then beat Eliott Russell, Drew Galloway, and Houston Carson to win the AML Big Man Bash Tournament over the weekend. It looked as though Galloway had the #1 spot wrapped up this week until he ran into Jax Dane and lost in the second round of the tournament. Jax Dane had been known in the Indy Power Rankings primarily for his successful tag team with Rob Conway, but now he’s really starting to show what this powerhouse can do on his own.

 

#2 Christopher Daniels (@facdaniels)-It’s rare that the ROH World Champion gets a spot in the Indy Power Rankings due to us not ranking ROH as an independent wrestling promotion anymore. That said, Daniels had a great week outside of ROH as he took his ROH World Title to WCPW where he beat Zack Sabre Jr. and Adam Cole in a Three-Way to retain the title on 3/20 and then beat El Ligero on 3/21 to go 2-0 on the week. Daniels beat four of the talents anywhere on the indies today and with all of the prestige that comes with his name and title, he was a lock for a high ranking this week.

 

#3 Drew Galloway (@GallowaySpeaks)-Galloway came oh so close from getting yet another #1 ranking until he ran into Caleb Konley and Jax Dane. That said, he had an absolutely phenomenal week despite not getting the overall #1. The WCPW World Champion beat Joe Coffey on 3/20 to retain the title, then beat Ricochet on 3/21, then beat Mark Coffey on 3/23, and then defeated BT Gunn the same day. He came back to the U.S. and lost to Caleb Konley at AML, then beat Sean Studd at AML in the Big Man Bash Tournament before losing to Jax Dane to finish off his 5-2 week. Galloway is still seeking another elusive #1 ranking, but he’s having a good year so far regardless.

 

 

 

#4 Reptil-This is a name we haven’t seen in the Indy Power Rankings yet, but he earned his spot as he won the Imperio Lucha Libre South American Title after he beat Jhoan Stambuk in the first round of the title tournament in Peru on 3/25, then beat Chavo Guerrero Jr. in the semi-finals, and then beat Matt Sydal & Zack Sabre Jr. in a Three-Way final to win the vacant title with a 3-0 record for the week. With some of the names he beat, it’s amazing he wasn’t even higher this week, but him being a relative unknown may have slightly hurt him when stacked up against the likes of Daniels and Galloway. Keep an eye on him to see if he can continue this momentum as 2017 rolls on.

 
#5 Tim Donst (@tdonst)-Tim Donst becomes the only person in the Top 5 this week who only one match (that we know of) over the weekend. Despite winning only one match, it was a HUGE one as he won the AIW Absolute Title, defeating Josh Prohibition and Tracy Williams in a Three-Way to win the title on 3/24. This came after the match originally ended in a double pin, but was restarted. Donst has been ranked before, but it’s been a while, so with this important independent title around his waist now, he looks to add some consistency in the upcoming weeks and months.
 
#6 Io Shirai
 
#7 Jimmy Kagetora
 
#8 Dave Crist
 
#9 Zack Sabre Jr
 
#10 Chris Slammer (@MacsGym)-The fairytale run for Chris Slammer continues as he won the Lightning Pro Wrestling Title on 3/26 by beating “Sensational” Shane Sutton for the title. He collected 55 votes from his fans and supporters to win his second online voting competition and People’s Champ award. You can follow him on Instagram @chris_macsgym and you can like the official Facebook page of Mac’s Gym here: http://www.facebook.com/MacsGym


 
Others missing out/receiving votes:

Barrington Hughes-#2 in the online voting competition with 28 votes

Kris Wolf

Joe Coffey

Darius Lockhart

Bill Collier-#3 in the online voting competition with 18 votes

Martin Kirby

JC Starbright-#4 in the online voting competition with 11 votes

Matt Hayter

Daisuke Masaoka

Big R Shimizu

Kid Christian

Anthony Idol

Jimmy Havoc

Toni Storm

Louis Lyndon

Danshoku Dino

Johnny Yuma

Trans-Am*Ryuichi

James Drake

 

 

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 3/27/17?


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3/26 Premiere Wrestling Xperience ‘Ode to Tradition’ Results Shelby, NC

PWX ‘Ode to Tradition’ Pre Show

High Profile (Shea Shea McGrady & Will Demented) & Chris Mayne defeated Tyler Gaines, “#REAL” Joshua Cutshall, & Ace Austin after Cutshall walked out on his teammates

Ode to Tradition Main Show

The Revolt (Caleb Konley & Zane Riley) interrupted the opening match entrances (scheduled to be “White” Mike versus Jason Cade) and after directing several inflammatory comments towards the crowd about PWX management a tag match was made between the four

The Revolt (Caleb Konley & Zane Riley) defeated “White” Mike & Jason Cade when Konley pinned Mike

Former friends and PWX Tag Team Champions Chip Day & Corey Hollis fought to a double count out

“The Governor” Martin Stone defeated “The Product” David Starr via submission in the first ever ‘Pure’ Rules Match. Under ‘Pure Rules’ each man is only afforded 2 rope breaks and their are no closed fist punches allowed.

“The New Age Enforcer” James Drake defeated “Mr. Athletic” Jeff Cobb

PWX World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Henry w/ Amber Young defeated “Big Mike” Michael Elgin to retain

The Syndicate (PWX Innovative Television Champion Elijah Evans IV, Timmy Lou Retton, & TJ Boss) w/ THE Tommy Thomas defeated The Ugly Ducklings (Rob Killjoy, Lance Lude, & Colby Corino) w/ Coach Mikey in six man tag team action. The loss ends the one year undefeated streak at PWX for The Ugly Ducklings

“The Revolutionary” Darius Lockhart defeated Tracer X after interference from his Revolt teammates Caleb Konley & Zane Riley

“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes defeated “The Southern Savior” John Skyler in the main event

 

Premiere Wrestling Xperience returns to Hickory, North Carolina Sunday April 30th for ‘Enter The Dragon’ featuring rEDragon Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish! Visit pwxpro.com for all the latest info!

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***CWF WorldWide Spoilers*** 3/25 Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament Night 2 & Fan Fest Results Gibsonville, NC

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Kernodle Brothers Tag Tournament Fan Fest Results

CWF Rising Generation League Champion Cain Justice defeated “The Revolutionary” Darius Lockhart via submission to retain the title

CWF WorldWide Television Champion Aric Andrews & 1/2 of the CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions Mecha Mercenary wrestled to a 10 minute time limit draw in a ‘LumberJack’ rules match. By rule Andrews retains the WorldWide TV Title

Nick Richards, Sis, The Carnies’ (Nick Iggy & Kerry Awful), Ethan Alexander Sharpe, Dirty Daddy, A.J. Gray & Ace Perry defeated Tripp Cassidy, The Dirty Blondes( Mike Patrick & Leo Brian), Kris Main, The Fury Of Him, Shawn Kemp, Sweet Dee & Jonathon Wolfe by pinfall in 16-person tag team action

“White” Mike Jordan defeated The New & Improved Chuck Taylor (TM) by pinfall

Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament-Night 2

“Sis” defeated “The Harlot” Priscilla Kelly

Xsiris defeated A.J. Gray

CWF Worldwide Television Champion Aric Andrews, Dave Dawson, & the Dirty Blondes (Mike Patrick & Leo Brian) defeated Nick Richards, “Handsome” Mitch Connor, Slade Porter & Ace Perry in eight-man tag team action

Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament Quarterfinals

The All-Stars (“ACE” Arik Royal & Roy Wilkins) w/ Coach Gemini defeated So Time (Dirty Daddy & Snooty Fox) to advance to the seminfinals

The Carnies (Nick Iggy & Kerry Awful) defeated “White” Mike Jordan & Ethan Alexander Sharpe via referee stoppage to advance to the semifinals

The Ugly Ducklings (Rob Killjoy & Lance Lude) w/ Coach Mikey defeated Stokely Hathaway’s ‘Dream Team’ (Tracer X & “#REAL” Joshua Cutshall) to advance to the semifinals

CWF Mid-Atantic Tag Team Champions The Sandwich Squad (Mecha Mercenary & Aaron Biggs) defeated RGL Champion Cain Justice & “The Blue Eyed Devil” Tripp Cassidy to advance to the semifinals

Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament Semifinals

The All-Stars (Roy Wilkins & “ACE” Arik Royal) w/ Coach Gemini defeated The Ugly Ducklings (Rob Killjoy & Lance Lude) w/ Coach Mikey to advance to the Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament Finals

CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions The Sandwich Squad (Aaron Biggs & Mecha Mercenary) defeated The Carnies (Nick Iggy & Kerry Awful) to advance to the Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament finals

CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Trevor Lee defeated Chip Day to retain the championship

Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament Finals

CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions The Sandwich Squad (Mecha Mercenary & Aaron Biggs) defeated The All-Stars (Roy Wilkins & “ACE” Arik Royal) w/ Coach Gemini to retain the titles & win the Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Cup.

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***CWF WorldWide Spoilers*** 3/24 CWF Mid-Atlantic Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament Night 1 Gibsonville,NC

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Kyle Kaylor, A.J. Gray & “Have Mercy” Percy Davis defeated Jonathon Wolfe, Shawn Kemp & Dale Richards in a six man ‘lucha rules’ tag match

Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament Opening Round

CWF Mid Atlantic Tag Team Champions The Sammich Squad (Aaron Biggs & Mecha Mercenary) defeated The Dirty Blondes (Mike Patrick & Leo Brian)  to advance in the Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament

Ethan Alexander Sharpe & “White” Mike Jordan defeated “The Fury” (Him & Sis)  to advance in first-round action of the Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament

“#Real”  Joshua Cutshall & Tracer X w/ Stokely Hathaway defeated Da Powah (Ian Maxwell & Big Time Yah)  to advance in first-round action of the Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament

“Blue Eyed Devil” Tripp Cassidy & RGL Champion Cain Justice defeated The Insiders (Ace Perry & Slade Porter) by submission to advance in first-round action of the Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament

The All Stars (Roy Wilkins & “Ace” Arik Royal)  w/Coach Gemini defeated “Handsome” Mitch Connor & Nick Richards to advance in first-round action of the Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament

So Time ( Snooty Foxx & Dirty Daddy)  defeated Zane & Dave Dawson to advance in first-round action of the Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament

The Carnies (Nick Iggy & Kerry Awful)  defeated The Lynch Mob ( Joey & Matt Lynch) by referee stoppage to advance in first-round action of the Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament

The Ugly Ducklings( Rob Killjoy & Lance Lude)  w/Coach Mikey defeated Lee Valiant & CWF WorldWide Television Champion Aric Andrews  to advance in first-round action of the Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament