#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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