#1 Aaron Williams (@PlanetWilliams1)-“The Baddest Man Alive” is now a TWO TIME, TWO TIME #1! The back-to-back #1 earned his top ranking through attrition as he won the IWA Mid-South World Title in a tournament to crown a new champion last week and then took that title into the 2017 Ted Petty Invitational Tournament and defended it successfully throughout the tournament and then one more time AFTER the tournament the same night. He defeated Arik Cannon at IWA Mid-South on 9/14 to retain the title in the first round, then defeated David Starr in the second round on 9/15 to retain again, then defeated Eddie Kingston in the third round the same day to retain again, then defeated Jonathan Gresham and Jake Crist in a three-way final to retain again and to win the Ted Petty Invitational tournament, and then defeated Devon Moore the same day to retain again to go 5-0 for the week. This was no contest as all the official voters had him at #1 for a second straight week. He also came in second in the online voting competition with 59 votes from his fans and supporters. NO ONE is more deserving of these accolades than Aaron Williams.
#2 Matt Tremont (@TremontCZW)-The former #1 and current GCW, Superstars of Wrestling Federation Hardcore and ½ of the Tier 1 Tag Team Champions took a page out of Aaron Williams’s playbook as he took his GCW Title into the NGI over the weekend and defended the title in every round. The now SEVEN TIME Death Match Tournament winner defeated Shlak in the first round at Game Changer Wrestling on 9/16, then defeated Mideo Extremo in the semifinals, and then defeated Nick Gage in the final the same day to win the Nick Gage Invitational tournament, retaining his GCW title in all three matches to go 3-0 for the week. Tremont has gone on record stating that this was his last death match tournament and he has gone out on top.
#3 Josh Briggs (@TheJoshBriggs)-It’s the highest ranking ever for Josh Briggs as the NEW Chaotic Wrestling New England Champion mowed through the competition to win the vacant title in the title tournament over the weekend. He defeated Adam Booker on 9/15 in the first round, then defeated Chase del Monte in the semis, and then defeated JT Dunn in the final to win the tournament and the vacant title to go 3-0 for the week. It was a week where multiple wrestlers benefited from tournaments and Briggs was no different as he achieved the #3 ranking.
#4 Joe Coffey (@Joe_Coffey)-Perhaps the biggest, most high profile victory over the weekend was the one over NXT-contracted Kassius Ohno at ICW. The Scottish Heavyweight, Insane Championship Wrestling World Heavyweight and NEW Discovery Wrestling Y Division Champion defeated James Drake (UK) at British Championship Wrestling on 9/15, then defeated Lewis Girvan in a 2 out of 3 falls match at Discovery Wrestling on 9/16 to win the title, and then scored that all important victory over Kassius Ohno on 9/17 to retain the ICW World Title. A 3-0 record gets him a #4 ranking after a stellar week in the UK.
#5 Jonathan Gresham (@TheJonGresham)-“The Octopus” had one hell of a week despite coming up just short in the 2017 Ted Petty Invitational Tournament. He defeated Anthony Henry at IWA Mid-South on 9/14 in the first round, then defeated Devon Moore in the quarterfinals on 9/15, then defeated Larry D in the semifinals, then lost to Aaron Williams in a triple threat final, and then defeated Tracer X at PWX Wrestling on 9/16 to go 4-1 for the week. A #5 ranking is nothing to be ashamed of for the former CZW Best of the Best and we expect him to build on that ranking as the year goes on.
#7 Matt Riddle
#8 Ricky Knight Jr.
#9 Frank Wyatt
#10 Trey Miguel
People’s Champ. Kevin Ray-The NEW Palmetto Championship Wrestling United States Champion was put on the poll after he defeated Mister Sleaze and James Johnson on 9/15 to retain the title. His fans took care of the rest as he narrowly edged out our official #1 Aaron Williams for the People’s Champ award this week with 68 votes. You can give a like to PCW on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/PalmettoChampionshipWrestling/?nr
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