Indy Power Rankings for the Week of April 24th, 2017


#1 Matt Riddle (@SuperKingofBros)-Very few talents could say they had a better week than the PROGRESS Atlas and WWN Champion. He went into PWG on 4/21 and defeated Adam Cole, then beat former EVOLVE Champion Timothy Thatcher at EVOLVE on 4/22, then then defeated Mike Verna at the joint BattleClub Pro/Tier1 Wrestling event to retain the PROGRESS Atlas title, then defeated Drew Galloway at Evolve on 4/23 to retain the WWN title, and then defeated Penta El Zero M at Tier1 the same day to retain the PROGRESS Atlas title again to go 5-0 for the week. While a talent like Aaron Epic DID have more wins than Riddle in a one week span, you just can’t argue with the level of competition that Riddle faced AND beat. Riddle is starting to make his mark as perhaps the future #1 in this year’s IPR 100. Time will tell as to how that unfolds as 2017 rolls on.

 

#2 Aaron Epic (@AaronEpic83)-So after being #3 last week, Aaron Epic continued his “epic” roll as he picked up SEVEN wins over the weekend. “Death Proof” moves up to his highest singles ranking to date as ½ of the Orlando Pro Wrestling Intergender Tag Team Champions and NEW Punk Pro Wrestling Champion beat Alex Santiago at Monster Wrestling Orlando on 4/22, then defeated Jake Jones, then defeated Faris Hakeem, then teamed with Sam Houston, Chasyn Rance, Carlos Gabriel & Raegan Fire to beat Faris Hakeem, Alex Santiago, Jason Dugan, Mike Austin & Kaci Lennox, then defeated Carlos Gabriel, then defeated Tripp Cassidy to win the Punk Pro Wrestling title, and then defeated Jake Parnell to go 7-0 for the week. Look out for him to continue this roll as Epic is just now hitting his stride in 2017.

 

#3 Zack Sabre Jr. (@zacksabrejr)-The 2016 #1 is back in the Indy Power Rankings once again as the EVOLVE, PWG World, and RevPro British Heavyweight Champion picked up two QUALITY wins over the weekend. First, he defeated Dick Togo at PWG on 4/21 in a non-title match and then beat Lio Rush at EVOLVE on 4/23 to go 2-0 for the week. ZSJ is starting to make strides toward another HIGH ranking in this year’s IPR 100, but with about 7 months to go, how far will he end up? Can he be the first wrestler to ever come in at #1 two years straight? Sabre has some work to do, but he certainly seems up to the task.

 

 

 

#4 Sam Houston-Yes, THAT Sam Houston, at 53 years old, just had a FANTASTIC weekend in Florida. He started the week off at Monster Pro Orlando on 4/22 where he defeated Jason Dugan, then teamed with Chasyn Rance, Leo O’Farrell & Kaci Lennox to beat Alex Santiago, Faris Hakeem, Mike Austin & Amber Nova, then defeated Carlos Gabriel, then teamed with Chasyn Rance, Aaron Epic, Carlos Gabriel & Raegan Fire to beat Faris Hakeem, Alex Santiago, Jason Dugan, Mike Austin & Kaci Lennox, then defeated Leo O’Farrell & Faris Hakeem in a triple threat, and then teamed with Alex Santiago & Leo O’Farrell to beat Carlos Gabriel, Faris Hakeem & Mike Austin to go 6-0 for the week. Sam Houston is proof that sometimes in wrestling, age is just a number.

 
#5 Jeff Cobb (@MrAthleticJCobb)-The Action Zone Wrestling and PREMIER Heavyweight Champion continued his wave of success last week as he defeated Makenza Cruz at AZW on 4/17 to retain the title, then teamed with Blaster at Cape Championship Wrestling on 4/22 to defeat Farmer Billy Hills & Dell Tucker, and then defeated Keith Lee at Pro Wrestling Guerilla on 4/21 to go 3-0 for the week. Cobb is an absolute beast and now the Indy Power Rankings are really starting to bear that out as he’s on his way to superstardom all over the indies (and beyond). This is a wrestler that we expect to see over and over again over the upcoming months just based on his spectacular talent alone.
 
#6 Aaron Williams
 
#7 Kris Wolf
 
#8 Mr. Grimm-#3 in the online voting competition with 35 votes
 
#9 Chasyn Rance
 
#10 Blanco Loco (@RealBlancoLoco)-“The Sultan of the Sit” picks up his second win in the online voting competition and his first official ranking this week based completely on the support from his fans and supporters. On 4/19 he got on the poll by beating Alex Perry and Tyreak Bernard in a Triple Threat Match at ACW. After 106 votes, he came away with his second People’s Champ award (first this year). You can give a like to his Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/blancoloco12 and follow the high-flyer on Instagram at @locolucha360


 
Others missing out/receiving votes:

Christopher Daniels

Thunder Rosa-#2 in the online voting competition with 67 votes

Dementia D’Rose-#4 in the online voting competition with 20 votes

Ethan Page

Prestin Caine-#6 in the online voting competition with 16 votes

Carlos Zamora-#5 in the online voting competition with 18 votes

Curt Stallion

Chuck Taylor

Mickie Knuckles

Travis Banks

Brian Cage

Toni Storm

Darius Carter

 

 

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2016 IPR 100-Night Two with guests, Ivelisse, Santana Garrett, John Wayne Murdoch, Joseph Schwartz, AC Riley, David Starr, Cody Deaner, Tyson Dux, Kongo Kong, Anthony Henry, Jason Kincaid, Amazing Maria, and Shane Mercer here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2016/12/29/indy-power-rankings-2016-ipr-100-night-two

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 4/24/17?


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Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 4/25
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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 4/24/17?

Who we are and how the final vote is tallied: http://wp.me/P4kQ6t-1&#x200b

Winner of the online voting competition is “People Champ” for the week AND helps their overall ranking! There is no award for second place but all votes that come in add to the wrestler’s final ranking so vote away!

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of April 17th, 2017


#1 Bullet Club/The Elite (Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks)-It’s not often that you’ll see either Kenny Omega or the Young Bucks qualifying for the Indy Power Rankings/Tag Team Top 5 as they are generally competing in promotions that we don’t consider independent. With that being said, this week was different as they went on tour and absolutely DOMINATED the competition on their tour of Europe. As The Elite they defeated Team Discovery Wrestling (Lewis Girvan, Joe Coffey & BT Gunn) at Discovery Wrestling on 4/12, then (as Bullet Club) defeated Lio Rush, Ryan Smile & Shane Strickland at Revolution Pro Wrestling on 4/13, then (as The Elite) defeated British Strong Style (Pete Dunne, Trent Seven & Tyler Bate) at Fight Club Pro on 4/14, and then (as The Elite) defeated The Uptown Funkers (Will Ospreay, Lio Rush & Ryan Smile) to go 4-0 for the week. There was literally no other team that had a shot at #1 with this 6-Man Team mowing through every team in their way last week.

 

 

#2 #CCK (Chris Brookes & Kid Lykos)-What a week for #CCK as they had success in multiple pairings. The team of Chris Brookes and Kid Lykos come in at #2 this week as they defeated Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate) at Fight Club Pro on 4/15 in the first round of the Dream Tag Team Invitational, then defeated The Hunter Brothers (Jim Hunter & Lee Hunter) on 4/16 in the semifinals, and then defeated Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix in the final to win the tournament with a 3-0 record for the week. #CCK, despite all their success over the weekend, had never been ranked before. If they continue to team and chase some gold, there’s no doubt you’ll see more rankings from the group in the future.

 

 

#3 Queen’s Quest (Io Shirai & HZK)

 

 

#4 Ugly Ducklings (Rob Killjoy & Lance Lude)

 

#5 Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter)

 

People’s Champs. Electric Warfare (Brian Johnson & Tank Perkins)-This relatively new tag team shined in the online voting competition this week after they defeated The Spirit of Detroit (Cassidy & Jon’tae Kieth) on 4/15 to win the PWK Tag Team Titles. With 258 votes collected, they beat out Omega Virus (who had 87 votes in their own right) to EASILY win the online voting competition and their FIRST People’s Champ award together this week. You can follow Brian Johnson on Instagram @boltstrikesboom and Tank Perkins @PerkinsTank. With the PWK Tag Team Titles now in their possession, they could play a major part in upcoming weeks and months of rankings.

 

 

 

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

Omega Virus-#2 in the online voting competition with 87 votes

Soldiers of Fortune 2.0-#3 in the online voting competition with 36 votes

Lethal Injection-#4 in the online voting competition with 28 votes

CCK (Brooks & Banks)

Hakeem Waqur & Diablo-#5 in the online voting competition with 27 votes

Sons of Samoa

The Amazing Graysons-#6 in the online voting competition with 25 votes

Bear Bronson & AJ Spectre

 

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Check out the 2016 IPR 100-Night One with guests, Eddie Kingston, Joe Gacy, Deonna Purrazzo, and James Anthony here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2016/12/28/indy-power-rankings-2016-ipr-100-reveal-night-one      

2016 IPR 100-Night Two with guests, Ivelisse, Santana Garrett, John Wayne Murdoch, Joseph Schwartz, AC Riley, David Starr, Cody Deaner, Tyson Dux, Kongo Kong, Anthony Henry, Jason Kincaid, Amazing Maria, and Shane Mercer here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2016/12/29/indy-power-rankings-2016-ipr-100-night-two

Listen to the 2016 Tag Team Top 50 Reveal with guests Nick Iggy, Mat Fitchett, Davey Vega, Zakk Sawyers, Twisted Sisterz, Bomb Shelter, Indy Card Mafia, and The Ugly Ducklings here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2016/12/28/indy-power-rankings-2016-tag-team-top-50-reveal

 

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of April 17th, 2017


#1 Travis Banks (@Travis_BanksPW)-This week we get our first-ever talent from New Zealand at #1 as the Fight Club PRO Champion and ½ of the Revolution Pro Tag Team Champions scores his first #1 ranking after a tremendous weekend in the UK. He teamed with Chris Brookes at RevPro on 4/13 to defeat Martin Stone & Sami Callihan to retain the titles, then defeated Will Ospreay at Fight Club Pro on 4/14 to retain their title, then defeated Mark Haskins on 4/15 to retain again, and then defeated Zack Sabre Jr on 4/16 to retain again to go 4-0 for the week. In one week he beat multiple former #1’s to EASILY get a sweep of the official voters’ ballots at #1. Banks is a talent who has quietly been putting together a lot of wins over the last couple of years and now he has smashed through the glass ceiling of the Indy Power Rankings.

 

#2 Logan Easton Laroux-It’s the first time in the Indy Power Rankings for Logan Easton Laroux and it’s a good one as he comes in at #2 this week. He put together a great weekend as he beat David Starr in the first round of the Nova Pro Wrestling Commonwealth Cup on 4/14, then beat Chet Sterling and John Kermon in the semifinals in an elimination match, and then beat Arik Royal in the finals to win the tournament to go 3-0 for the week. This was a great collection of wins for Laroux as you’ve got a couple of former #1’s (Starr and Royal) who were beaten on his path to winning the Commonwealth Cup. Keep an eye on him as 2017 rolls on.

 

#3 Aaron Epic (@AaronEpic83)-Florida produces another top ranking as Aaron Epic comes in high after a fantastic weekend in the Sunshine State. ½ of the Orlando Pro Wrestling Intergender Tag Team Champions and NEW Ignite Wrestling Undisputed Champion gets his highest ranking to date as he defeated Chasyn Rance at Big Time Wrestling on 4/14, then beat Maxx Stardom at Ignite on 4/15 in the first round of the title tournament, then beat Jon Cruz in the second round, and then beat Alex Cruz in the finals to win the vacant title to go 4-0 for the week. We say this almost every week, but honestly, if it wasn’t for the phenomenal weeks of Laroux and Banks, we may have seen Epic with his first (singles) #1 this week.

 

 

 

#4 Trey Miguel (@TreyMiguel1)-It’s a week where some new stars began to shine as Trey Miguel now gets his highest ranking ever. The Rockstar Pro American Luchacore Champion defeated Cole Radrick in a non-title match on 4/12, then beat Johnathan Wolf at IWA Mid-South on 4/13, and then beat Jordan Kage on 4/15 to go 3-0 for the week. This is a talent who is REALLY starting to get his name out there everywhere as he continues to travel with a lot of the Rockstar Pro talent in Ohio from town to town putting on show stealing performances. Trey Miguel is likely a name that you’ll be hearing in our rankings for quite some time.

 
#5 Mexxberg aka Mexx-We get representation coming out of shows in Austria this week as the NEW UKWA Champion won the vacant title as he defeated Julian Nero in the first round at Ultimate Kombat Wrestling Association in Austria on 4/15, then defeated Juvenile X in the semifinals, and then defeated Demolition Davies in the final the same day to win the title to go 3-0 for the week. We’ve seen Mexx in or around the rankings before, but he’s back now after winning a tournament to pick up a title. In a very busy week of competition, a #5 ranking is something to be proud of.
 
#6 Aidan Blackhart
 
#7 Dave Crist
 
#8 Penta El Zero M
 
#9 People’s Champ. Jon Davis (@JonDavis817)-This powerhouse RETURNS to the Indy Power Rankings on the strength of his fans who pushed him into ANOTHER victory in the online voting competition. The multiple-time People’s Champ picked up a HUGE victory over the weekend as he defeated Dagon Briggs in a Steel Cage Match to win the USWA Title. Davis is also the current FIP Florida Heritage Champion. You can give a like to his Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/BookJonDavis and promoters can book the big man at bookjondavis@gmail.com


 
#10 Ananzi-#2 in the online voting competition with 72 votes
 
Others missing out/receiving votes:

Preston Quinn

Stacy Shadows

Jason Cade-#3 in the online voting competition with 69 votes

Anthony Idol

Markus Knight-#4 in the online voting competition with 66 votes

Sideshow-#5 in the online voting competition with 63 votes

Action Jackson-#6 in the online voting competition with 17 votes

Jake Parnell-#7 in the online voting competition with 16 votes

Odinson-#8 in the online voting competition with 15 votes

Pogo-#9 in the online voting competition with 14 votes

Malcolm Monroe III-#10 in the online voting competition with 11 votes

Norman Meklakov

 

 

You can listen to the Indy Power Rankings Reveal here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/

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Check out the 2016 IPR 100-Night One with guests, Eddie Kingston, Joe Gacy, Deonna Purrazzo, and James Anthony here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2016/12/28/indy-power-rankings-2016-ipr-100-reveal-night-one      

2016 IPR 100-Night Two with guests, Ivelisse, Santana Garrett, John Wayne Murdoch, Joseph Schwartz, AC Riley, David Starr, Cody Deaner, Tyson Dux, Kongo Kong, Anthony Henry, Jason Kincaid, Amazing Maria, and Shane Mercer here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2016/12/29/indy-power-rankings-2016-ipr-100-night-two

Listen to the 2016 Tag Team Top 50 Reveal with guests Nick Iggy, Mat Fitchett, Davey Vega, Zakk Sawyers, Twisted Sisterz, Bomb Shelter, Indy Card Mafia, and The Ugly Ducklings here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2016/12/28/indy-power-rankings-2016-tag-team-top-50-reveal

 

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 4/17/17?


Who we are and how the final vote is tallied: http://wp.me/P4kQ6t-1​
Winner of the online voting competition are “People Champs” for the week AND helps their overall ranking! 
There is no award for second place but all votes that come in add to the tag team’s final ranking so vote away! Winner of the online voting competition will have their social media, merchandise, upcoming events, etc…promoted by us for a full week! 
Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 4/18
Listen to the Tag Team Top 5 Reveal here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidpn

  

Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 4/17/17?

Who we are and how the final vote is tallied: http://wp.me/P4kQ6t-1&#x200b

Winner of the online voting competition is “People Champ” for the week AND helps their overall ranking! There is no award for second place but all votes that come in add to the wrestler’s final ranking so vote away!

Winner of the online voting competition will have his/her social media, merchandise, upcoming events, etc…promoted by us for a full week!

Why The Online Voting Competition/People’s Champ(s) Award Matters http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-1cw

Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 4/3

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