#1 Aaron Williams (@PlanetWilliams1)-“The Baddest Man Alive” has been getting ranked in the Indy Power Rankings since 2014 and this is the very first time he’s been #1. It’s well-deserved as he went through 3 opponents to become IWA Mid-South World Champion for a second time on 9/9. On 9/7 he defeated Sage Phillips at IWA Mid-South, then entered the tournament on 9/9 where he beat Calvin Tankman, then Tripp Cassidy, and then finally DINGO in the finals to win the vacant title with a 4-0 record for the week. Williams now has TPI ahead of him as he looks to win yet another big tournament as he shoots for a second straight #1 ranking. You can watch his thoughts on TPI 2017 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dubCexOF3Y
#2 Mattick (@Mattick585)-This talent out of Rochester, NY gets his highest ranking to date as he won the Upstate 8 Tournament on 9/9. He defeated Eddie Kingston in the first round at Upstate Pro Wrestling on 9/9 and then beat Cheech, Jay Freddie, and Gregory Iron in a Four-Way to win the tournament. He followed that up with a HUGE win over Sean Maluta at NTW to finish off his week with a 3-0 record for the week. Trained by Colin Delaney and Marc Hauss, Mattick has been quietly making a name for himself in New York over the last couple of years. You can book him at Mattick585@yahoo.com
#3 Tyler Bateman (@gdmtylerbateman)-The Santino Bros Champion gets his highest ranking yet after he won the SoCal Strong Style Tournament at FIST Combat on 9/9. It was a week of tournaments as the Top 3 all won tournaments. In the first round he defeated Jesse James and then beat Brody King and Ruby Raze in a Triple Threat Final to win the tournament. He then beat Scorpio Sky at Championship Wrestling from Hollywood on 9/10 to go 3-0 for the week. He has been ON FIRE lately and his ranking finally matched up with just how good he’s been over the last several months. Keep an eye on him as he looks to secure a spot in this year’s IPR 100.
#4 Travis Banks (@Travis_BanksPW)-It has been meteoric rise to stardom in 2017 for Travis Banks as he just continues to dominate the UK independent scene. Banks picked up arguably the biggest single victory over the weekend as ½ of the RevPro British Tag Team Champions added the PROGRESS Wrestling Heavyweight Title to his collection after defeating Pete Dunne on 9/10 to win the title. It was perhaps the biggest win of his entire career as Travis Banks just continues to rack up rankings to add to his potential ranking in this year’s IPR 100. We’re just over 3 months away from the release!
#5 TJ Marconi (@TJMarconi)-This member of the Crusade for Change gets a big singles ranking as he picked up not one, but TWO new tiltes over the weekend. He defeated Eric Jayden at BWF on 9/7 to win the Bronx Wrestling Federation Title, then beat Adam Payne at SWF on 9/8, then beat Vinny Cenzo at SWF on 9/9 to win the Superstars of Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Title, and then beat Aaron Nasty at NTW on 9/10 to go 4-0 for the week. It was a VERY impressive week for Marconi who is really starting to come into his own with victories in whatever promotion he’s competing in week in and week out.
#7 Trevor Lee
#8 Mike Law
#9 Shane Strickland
#10 People’s Champ. Kevin Ryan-1/2 of the Omega Virus scored an impressive victory over the weekend when he defeated Cameron Action on 9/8 to win the ProSouth Wrestling All Out Title. He’s been doing very well in tag team competition this year, but this may be his big singles breakout moment as he just edged out Alan Angel to win this week’s online voting competition this week. This is his first time winning the People’s Champ award in the Indy Power Rankings.
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