Indy Power Rankings for the Week of July 13th, 2015

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of July 13th, 2015

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#1 Timothy Thatcher (@britishmessiah)-Timothy Thatcher reigns supreme with his first #1 ranking! On 7/10, he did what very few have done this year as he defeated Drew Galloway. Not only that, he beat Galloway to win the EVOLVE/DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Titles. The next day he continued his success by defeating Chris Hero to retain the EVOLVE Title on 7/11. With 5 wins in his last 6 matches, Thatcher is on a hot streak right now which he looks to continue throughout 2015. Will he be able to continue his rise up the IPR 100? We’ll see in December! With weeks like this, a climb will be insanely difficult as this was one of the toughest weeks to pick yet!!!

 

#2 Rickey Shane Page (@RickeyShanePage)-“RSP” secures yet another ranking this year as he defeated Josh Alexander at AIW to win the Absolute Title on 7/10. He followed that up with a victory over Tyler Thomas at A1 on 7/12 to retain the A1 Zero Gravity Title. A 2-0 weekend with a couple of HUGE wins continues Rickey Shane Page’s impressive 2015. Very few have experienced as much career growth in 2015 as Page as he continues to collect wins AND titles.

 

#3 Tim Donst (@TDonst)-Donst has had such an amazing 2015 as he looked some of the worst news in the eye and came out strong on the other side. That being said, he didn’t just rest on the fact that he had his health, he came back to wrestling and won a title in one of the biggest independent wrestling companies in the United States. He is the NEW CZW Wired Champion after defeating Joe Gacy for the title on 7/11. The previous day he defeated Nick Gage in an Anything Goes Match at AIW to secure a perfect weekend and yet another ranking.

#4 Leva Bates (@wrestlingleva)-Whether you call her “Blue Pants” or Leva Bates, she’s had a phenomenal 2015. She continued that success when she defeated D’arcy Dixon at GirlFight on 7/7. She followed that up when she beat Athena in the Semi-Finals of the WSU Spirit Title Tournament and then beat Hania the Howling Huntress in the Finals the same night on 7/11 to win the title. With a 3-0 record on the week, she picks up her first ranking this week amidst a TON of competition throughout the top 10 and beyond.

#5 Ricochet (@KingRicochet)-Last year’s #1 in the IPR 100 finally pops up in the Top 10 after months away from the rankings. He returned to Dragon Gate where he teamed with CIMA at Dragon Gate on 7/7 to defeat Jimmyz ( Jimmy Susumu and Ryo “Jimmy” Saito) then teamed with CIMA and Matt Sydal on 7/8 to defeat Dia.Hearts (BxB Hulk, Dragon Kid and Big R Shimizu) then teamed with Masato Yoshino on 7/10 to defeat YAMATO and Mondai Ryu, then teamed with Masato Yoshino, Matt Sydal and Akira Tozawa to defeat Naruki Doi, YAMATO, K-ness and Punch Tominaga, and then teamed with Masato Yoshino and Shingo Takagi to defeat MAD BLANKEY (Naruki Doi, YAMATO and K-ness) to go 5-0 for the week. The only thing that held him back was success in singles this week, so let’s see what the upcoming weeks in Japan bring for “The Future of Flight.”

 

#6 Zack Sabre Jr (@zacksabrejr)-We’ve said it before, but perhaps the best technical wrestler in the world picks up yet another ranking this week as he defeated Roderick Strong at EVOLVE on 7/10 and then beat TJ Perkins at EVOLVE on 7/11 to go 2-0 on the week. This UK talent is truly one of the cream of the crop right now as he continues to mow through the competition this year. Again, we reiterate though, he needs to pick up a title or two to truly get the recognition in the Top 10. What title looks most tempting to Sabre? We shall see.

#7 Shingo Takagi-After being ranked #6 last week, he falls just one spot due to heavy competition this week, but also keep in mind that he DID go 5-0 this week at Dragon Gate. He teamed with Masato Yoshino & Akira Tozawa at Dragon Gate on 7/7 to defeat T-Hawk, Eita and Kotoka, then teamed with Akira Tozawa on 7/8 to defeat Don Fujii and Gamma, then teamed with Akira Tozawa on 7/10 to defeat Don Fujii and Gamma, then defeated Yosuke (loves) Santa Maria on 7/11, and then teamed with Masato Yoshino and Ricochet on 7/12 to defeat MAD BLANKEY (Naruki Doi, YAMATO and K-ness) to go 5-0 for the week. Much like Ricochet, the only thing he lacked this week was singles success.

#8 Masato Yoshino-Dragon Gate continues to dominate the Top 10 with 3 talents in the Top 10 this week and countless others on the poll for the Tag Team Top 5. Yoshino teamed with Akira Tozawa and Shingo Takagi on 7/7 to defeat Millenials (Eita, Kotoka & T-Hawk) then teamed with Syachihoko BOY on 7/8 to defeat MAD BLANKEY (Punch Tominaga & YAMATO) then teamed with Ricochet on 7/9 to defeat MAD BLANKEY (Mondai Ryu & YAMATO) then teamed with Akira Tozawa, Ricochet and Matt Sydal on 7/11 to defeat Naruki Doi, YAMATO, K-ness and Punch Tominaga, and then teamed with Shingo Takagi & Ricochet on 7/12 to defeat MAD BLANKEY (Naruki Doi, YAMATO and K-ness) to go 5-0 for the week. He is the third talent that could have been much higher, but he’s going to need to string together some SINGLES victories to do so.

#9 Hy Zaya-The IWA Mid-South World Champion returns to the Top 10 this week as he teamed with Shane Mercer, Jake the Snake Roberts, & JC Rotten to defeat Horror Show with Joseph Schwartz on 7/9, then defeated American Viking on 7/10 to retain the title, and then teamed with Shane Mercer on 7/11 to beat The Tryout Show Rejects to go 3-0 on the week. Despite a lot of success recently, Hy Zaya likely hasn’t been getting the credit he deserves. He currently holds both the IWA Mid-South World Title AND the CCW Heavyweight Title. With a big title defense vs. Shane Mercer at IWA and vs. Lee Byford at CCW coming up, Hy Zaya has a chance to really continue to solidify himself as one of top talents on the indies this coming weekend.

 

#10 Santana Garrett (@SantanaGarrett_)-As per the norm, the multiple champion stays relevant this week with yet another ranking in the Top 10 after she defeated Samantha Slides at RPW. With 22 straight wins, the #1 in the IPR 100 at the Mid-Year Update continues to defend her titles and her top spot. With names like Akira Tozawa chomping at her heels, she’ll have to keep racking up the victories to keep them at bay.

People’s Champ. The Choff (@jkchoff)-The current QWA Champion in Australia continues to do well in the online voting competition as he is once again the People’s Champ this week outlasting a SLEW of other talent this week. Congratulations to him and to Australia, who as a continent continue to prove their worth in independent wrestling.

 

Others missing out/receiving votes:

Akira Tozawa

Hercules Senga

Lance Anoa’i

Syuri

Shane Mercer

Johnny Torres

Damien Wayne

Cassius Cutcher

Luke Hawx

Mattick

Damo O’Connor

Barbi Hayden

Ikuto Hidaka

Jigsaw (UK Talent)

Jun Kasai

Rex

Quiksilver

Maximo Suave

Ethan Page

Kandi Luv

Senga

Isami Kodaka

Marshe Rockett

Kacee Carlisle

Sage Sin Supreme

Brian Cage

Chase Brown

Dave Mastiff

Mochi Miyagi

Dirty Money

Ryan Vega

Kamaitachi

Crazy Mary Dobson

Adam Bueller

Anthony Greene

Anthony Lee

Samantha Heights

Hakim Zane

Chris Moore

Martin Stone

XXX Rated

Rush

Blake Mitchell

Heath Horton

Yuya Susuma

HUB

Tyler Tirya

Matt Sydal

Tommy Dreamer

Bad Bones

Gran Akuma

Cherry Ramons

Lil Cholo

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The Tag Team Top 5 Reveal on Elite Podcast Network features special guest “The Neon Ninja”, Facade this week: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/

Check out our chronicle of the IWA Mid-South blood feud from 2001 with Corporal Robinson & “Mean” Mitch Page to hear the competitors sit down and talk about the historic battles: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/06/05/mitch-page-v-corporal-robinson-the-feud–revisited-hosted-by-phenomenaltld

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Listen to the IPR 100 Mid-Year Update here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidrn/2015/06/30/indy-power-rankings-2015-ipr-100-mid-year-update

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Listen to the Tag Team Top 50 Mid-Year Update here:

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2015 Tag Team Top 50 Mid-Year Update (Full List)

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Below, at this point, is the Tag Team Top 50, which for those of you who are unfamiliar, is a collection of 50 of the best tag teams based on their previous rankings throughout the year to date. Their rankings in the Tag Team Top 50 are 100% based on where they have been ranked in the Tag Team Top 5 this year. This is not our opinion of who the best tag teams in the world are based on who we think has the best matches, but again, just a mathematical compilation of how well they’ve done this year based on the 3 major criteria that we use to rank them on a weekly basis:

  1. Win-loss record for the week & overall
  2. Strength of opponents for the week
  3. Overall public perception of the wrestler in question (i.e. The Young Bucks have a stronger following than a regional tag team who most people have never heard of)

Here’s the Tag Team Top 50 Update:

  1. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)
  2. Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer)
  3. OI4K (Dave & Jake Crist)/Ring Rydas
  4. Monster Express (Uhaa Nation & Akira Tozawa)
  5. Wild Burning/Burning Wild (Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori)
  6. Monster Express (Shingo Takagi & Akira Tozawa)
  7. Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson)
  8. Strong BJ/BJ Strong (Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi)
  9. HEARTS (BxB Hulk & Kzy)
  10. MAD BLANKEY (YAMATO & Naruki Doi)
  11. Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive & Max Smashmaster)
  12. Kimber Bombs (Kimber Lee & Cherry Bomb)
  13. TMDK (Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste)
  14. Monster Express (Masato Yoshino & Syachihoko BOY)
  15. Yankee Two Kenju (Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka)
  16. Team IOU (Nick Iggy & Kerry Awful)
  17. Hearts (BxB Hulk & Dragon Kid)
  18. Hunter Brothers (Jim and Lee Hunter)
  19. London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch)
  20. Monster Express (Akira Tozawa & Masato Yoshino)
  21. Tryout Show Rejects (Reed Bentley & John Wayne Murdoch)
  22. Viking War Party (American Viking & Jake Parnell)
  23. PPRay (Ray Rosas & Peter Avalon)
  24. Dangan Yankees (Masato Tanaka & Takashi Sugiura)
  25. Ultimo Dragon & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  26. Sumerian Death Squad (Tommy End & Michael Dante)
  27. Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya & CJ Esparza)
  28. AR Fox & Moose
  29. Atsushi Onita, Hideki Hosaka, & Masato Tanaka
  30. Bravado Bros
  31. Elements of Wrestling (Kaden Sade & Matt Madison)
  32. reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly)
  33. The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian)
  34. Trevor Lee and Andrew Everett
  35. Viking War Party (American Viking, Jake Parnell, Frank Wyatt)
  36. Hot and Spicy (Axel Dieter Jr. & Da Mack)
  37. Team 246 (Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo)
  38. Fenix & Myzteziz
  39. Loose Bastards (Adam Brooks & Krackerjak)
  40. MAD BLANKEY (YAMATO & Cyber Kong)
  41. Soul Shooters (Dru Skillz & Appollo Starr)
  42. Xceed (Go Shiozaki & Kento Miyahara)
  43. Country Jacked (Corey Hollis & Adam Page)
  44. Dark Kingdom (Mitsuya Nagai & Takeshi Minamino)
  45. The Lionhearts (Eddie Ryan & Jason LaRusso)
  46. The Threat (Breyer Wellington & Nate Mattison)
  47. Worst Case Scenario
  48. The Ballard Brothers
  49. Death By Elbow (Chris Hero & JT Dunn)
  50. F1rst Generation (James Anthony & Victor Andrews)

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015: IWA Mid-South (@IWAMidSouth) United We Stand Hype Central

Here’s all the info for the Tuesday, July 7th IWA Mid-South United We Stand Hype Central on the Indy Power Rankings Reveal-
Link to listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidrn/2015/07/07/indy-power-rankings-reveal-iwa-mid-south-united-we-stand-hype-central

Show starts at 3 PM EST as we will release the Indy Power Rankings Top 10 for the first time anywhere followed by a HUGE IWA Mid-South Hype Central where we will talk to Kathy “The Butcher” Owens, Corporal Robinson, The Hooligans, & more!

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The Tag Team Top 5 Reveal on Elite Podcast Network features special guest Sera Feeny this week: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/

Check out our chronicle of the IWA Mid-South blood feud from 2001 with Corporal Robinson & “Mean” Mitch Page to hear the competitors sit down and talk about the historic battles: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/06/05/mitch-page-v-corporal-robinson-the-feud–revisited-hosted-by-phenomenaltld

Listen to the IPR 100 Mid-Year Update here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidrn/2015/06/30/indy-power-rankings-2015-ipr-100-mid-year-update

Listen to the Tag Team Top 50 Mid-Year Update here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/07/01/indy-power-rankings-tag-team-top-5-reveal-tagteamtop50-mid-year-update

12/31 CZW Dojo Wars Results

1 Curt Robinson def Dan O’Hare (Banana Splits, 5:36)
2 Lennon Duffy def Slugger Clark (Sunset Flip, 8:47)
3 Penelope Ford def Dave McCall (Rainbow Press, 4:30)
4 Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Copper Man Match: Andrew Wolf def Trooper Audubon (6 falls to 5, 15:00)
5 Joey Janela and Rex Lawless def Blake Morris and Ben Ortiz (Janela pinned Ortiz after double stomp, 13:35)
6 Medal of Valor Championship: Conor Claxton def Frankie Pickard (2 falls to 1, 9:37)

(thanks to Nate Stein for the results)

12/11 Africa Wrestling Alliance Coca-Cola Royal Rumble

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Africa Wrestling Alliance Coca-Cola Royal Rumble from Parow Civic Centre, Cape Town, South Africa, December 11 2014
by Leon Muston (with information supplied by AWA)

Mr Money defeated “The One Man Show” Vinnie Vegas
Team Hillbilly (The Little Hillbilly, Zaheer Bayat, Wilfred and The Fearless Falcon) defeated Team Swiegers (Sammy Swiegers, Junior and The Prince) in a four on three handicap match
Max The Body defeated El Marko
“The Italian Stallion” Johnny Palazzio defeated Mr Money and Ed-Electric in a triple threat match to retain the AWA Cruiserweight Championship
Shaun Koen and The Oz defeated The Freakshow and The Missing Link
Ed-Electric won the 22 man Royal Rumble

WrestleForce ‘All or Nothing 2’ Results 11/2/14

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Thanks to James ‘Strongstyle’ Shaver of Pro Wrestling Carolinas on Facebook for results.

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WrestleForce Heavyweight Title #1 Contender Tournament

Round 1

Billy Brash def Ethan Case

BJ Hancock def Zane Riley

Jaxson James def Elijah Evans IV

Brady Pierce & Hexx were both counted out & are eliminated from the tournament.

Non Tournament action

The Flock (Lodi & Sick Boy) def The Bravado Brothers to become new WrestleForce Tag Team Champions ***TITLE CHANGE***

Semi-Finals # 1 Contender Tournament

Jaxson James advanced defeating Billy Brash

BJ Hancock had a bye due to the earlier double countout

Finals

Jaxson James def BJ Hancock to become new #1 contender to the WrestleForce Championship

WrestleForce Champion Cedric Alexander and ‘The Southern Savior’ John Skyler again fought to a time limit draw, this time going 45 minutes without a winner.

Follow @WrestleForce on twitter for all the latest info on where the title picture goes from here. You can also follow me @The1andonlyJer for the latest in Indy wrestling from both North and South Carolina!

Trans-South Wrestling 11/1/14

Thanks to the official Facebook Page of TSW for results

https://www.facebook.com/transsouthwrestling?fref=nf

Vinnie Valentine defeated Chris Norris.

Josh Powers defeated Garrett Sinclair

Alex Avgerinos defeated Kameron Kade with a variation of the “Twist of Fate.”

“ChemicalZ” TK STark and Jett Black defeated Hardcore Hunter Thompson and ‘The Puerto Rican Lion’ Eric Adamz  but after the match, Thompson and Adamz attacked the young team, giving a piledriver and powerbomb through a table.

Chase “Cauliflower” Brown defeated ‘The King of Old School” Steve Corino  via submission in a hard fought battle

1/2 of the TSW Tag Champions Deon Johnson def The Stro to win the TSW Heavyweight title for the 3rd time. TSW apologizes for the after match antics of Alex Avgerinos who burned the new champion with a fireball. Johnson will be out of action for several weeks with an eye injury. ****TITLE CHANGE****

 

Trans South Wrestling returns to Gaffney, SC at the Broad River Electric Auditorium 11/15 for ‘Hardcore Boogie’ with special guests and WWE Hall of Famers Mick Foley & Jimmy “Boogie Woogie Man” Valiant.