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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for 7/21/14?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:02 am

Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 7/21/14? http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-KC Click the link and VOTE!

Marcus Anthony-Unranked last week; OVW Heavyweight Champion defeated Eddie Diamond on 7/16. He has won 3 straight matches.

Adam Revolver-Unranked last week; OVW TV Champion defeated Robbie Walker on 7/16 to retain the title.

Ricochet-Ranked #5 last week/Former 7 Time #1 & Former People’s Champ; DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Champion teamed with Masato Yoshino, Akira Tozawa, and Shingo Takagi to defeat T-Hawk, Eita, U-T, and Flamita on 7/17 and then teamed with Yoshino on 7/20 to defeat CIMA & Matt Sydal. He has won 5 straight and 8 of his last 9 matches.

Kongo Kong/Osyris-Ranked #1 last week; IWA Mid-South World Champion defeated Shane Mercer on 7/17 at IWA Mid-South to retain the title.

The Puerto Rican Hound Dogg-Unranked last week; Defeated Joey Bydafoodcourt for the NEW Florida State title on 7/15.

Giovanni The Greatest-Unranked last week; NEW Heavyweight Champion defeated Dravin Frost to retain the title on 7/15.

Sozio-Unranked last week; After defeating Drew Gulak last week, he defeated Qefka the Quiet at CZW Dojo Wars #5 on 7/16. He has won 3 straight matches.

Chase Owens-Unranked last week; NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion defeated Sigmon on 7/17 at the Manitoba Stampede,then tagged with Jason Kincaid to defeat Rick Matthews & Robby Royce. He then defeated Robby Royce in singles. On 7/18 he defeated Mr. Inkredible and then Rick Matthews. On 7/19, he beat Ricky Starks, then beat Sigmon, then tagged with Short Sleeve Sampson to defeat Mike Hammer and Robby Royce. On 7/20 he defeated AJ Sanchez. He was 9-0 on the week.

Oliver Grey-Unranked last week; Defeated Avalanche at ASW on 7/18 and then defeated David Finlay Jr., Hans Hoffman, and Sam Adonis in a 4 Way Ladder Match the same night.

Matt Cage-Ranked #2 last week; AIW Heritage Champion defeated Davey Vega, Flip Kendrick, and Heidi Lovelace in a 4 Way to retain the title on 7/18. Teamed with Shane Hollister and lost to Christian Rose and Nevin Knoxville in a Street Fight at SCW on 7/19.

Christian Rose-Unranked last week but received votes; DREAMWAVE Champion teamed with Nevin Knoxville to defeat Shane Hollister and Matt Cage at SCW on 7/19.

Michael Elgin-Unranked last week but received votes; ROH World Champion, AIW Absolute Champion, and ½ of the AAW Tag Team Champions defeated Roderick Strong on 7/18 to retain the ROH World Title and then defeated Kyle O’Reilly on 7/19 to retain it once again. He is 3-0 the last 2 weeks with 3 successful ROH World Title defenses.

Brian Cage-Unranked last week; FSP Champion defeated Chris Masters on 7/18 to retain the title.

Mallaki Matthews-Unranked last week; Defeated Krotch on 7/19 to win the SCW Quad Cities Cup.

Danny Duggan-Unranked last week; SDW Northern States Heavyweight Champion defeated Ryan Slade to retain the title on 7/19.

Drolix-Unranked last week; Defeated Shaun Cannon and then defeated Bolt Brady, Bo Nekoda, Bu Ku Dao, Papadon, and Shane Strickland to win the MCW Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2014.

James Anthony-Unranked last week; Defeated Kameron Kade to retain the AIWF World Cruiserweight Title on 7/19 at AIWF Mid-Atlantic.

Matt Hardy-Unranked last week; MCW Heavyweight Champion defeated Luke Hawx to unify the MCW and Extreme Rising Titles in a Ladder Match on 7/19.

Kevin Steen-Unranked last week; Lost to Silas Young in a No DQ match at ROH on 7/18, then beat Steve Corino on 7/19 at ROH, and then beat Tyson Dux at Smash Wrestling on 7/20.

Markus Crane-Unranked last week; Teamed with Dan Lawrence to defeat Brent Banks & James Saber at AAW on 7/18 and then defeated J.J. Garrett at SCW on 7/19. He is 3-0 the last 2 weeks.

Punisher VanSlyke-Unranked last week; GSW Heavyweight Champion defeated Kevin Graham to retain the title on 7/19.

Arik Royal-Unranked last week; Former CWF Mid-Atlantic Champion defeated Ray Kandrack in the First Round of the Johnny Weaver Memorial Tournament on 7/19 and then beat Trevor Lee later in the night.

Charlie Weston-Unranked last week; CWF Mid-Atlantic RGL Champion defeated Chet Sterling to retain the title on 7/19.

Chasyn Rance-Ranked #10 last week; FIP Florida Heritage Champion and USCW Cruiserweight Champion teamed with Brittany and beat Joey Mayberry & Ashleigh Lynn Ford on 7/19 at USCW and then retained his Cruiserweight Title vs. DJ Chino later in the night.

Rhett Giddins-Ranked #3 last week and #2 the 2 weeks prior to that; Florida Heavyweight Champion defeated JD Amazing on 7/19 to become the NEW USCW Heavyweight Champion.

Michael Monsoon-Unranked last week; Won the Lou Thesz Cup Battle Royal on 7/18 at IPW

Cedric Alexander-Unranked last week but received votes; PWX Heavyweight/WrestleForce Champion defeated BJ Whitmer, Caprice Coleman, Jay Lethal, Matt Taven, and Rhett Titus in a Gauntlet Match at ROH on 7/19, but lost in a 6 Man Tag the night before (teaming with ACH & Caprice Coleman) to The Decade.

Grado-Unranked last week; NEW PWE Heavyweight Champion after defeating Dave Mastiff to win the title on 7/20.

Josh Bodom-Unranked last week; RPW British Cruiserweight Champion defeated Jake McCluskey to retain the title on 7/20.

Marty Scurll-Unranked last week; RPW British Heavyweight Champion defeated Kris Travis to retain the title on 7/20 and then went to a no contest the same night with Martin Stone.

AJ Steele-Unranked last week; Defeated Bull Buchanan to win the UIW Heavyweight Title on 7/19 after winning the UIW Royal Rumble earlier in the night.

Mickie Knuckles-Unranked last week; Defeated Mistress Burgandi at IWA Mid-South on 7/17 and then beat Pandora to retain the UIW Women’s Title on 7/19.

Matt Tremont-Unranked last week but received votes; VOW Anarchy Champion defeated Balls Mahoney on 7/19 at OPW

Vain-Unranked last week; TRP Heavyweight Champion beat Vinny Marseglia on 7/18 in a Street Fight to retain the title.

Shane Hollister-Unranked last week; AAW Heavyweight Champion beat Chris Sabin to retain the title on 7/18 and then lost to Christian Rose and Nevin Knoxville (teaming with Matt Cage) in a Street Fight at SCW on 7/19.

Kellan Thomas-Unranked last week; NCW Heavyweight Champion beat Mike McCarthy to retain the title on 7/18

Mike Camden-Unranked last week; SCP Golden State Champion defeated Dark Usagi on 7/19 to retain the title.

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 7/21?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:58 am

Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 7/21/14? http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-KFClick the link and VOTE!

The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-Ranked #2 last week/4 times at #1/#1 in the 2014 Tag Team Top 50 (as of press time); PGP, JCW, and Zero-1 USA Tag Team Champions defeated Dale Patricks & Johnny Rotten Sixx, Gary Jay & The American Viking, and Josh Crane & Tripp Cassidy at IWA Mid-South on 7/17. 7-2 over the last 4 weeks.

The Viking War Party (American Viking & Jake Parnell)-Unranked last week; SNPW Tag Team Champions defeated Sir Isaac and Mike Outlaw at New Breed in Tennessee on 7/19.

Scotty Slade & Brian Milonas-Unranked last week; Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Champions defeated The Logan Bros. to retain the titles on 7/18.

Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya & CJ Esparza)-Unranked last week; Teamed with Marek Brave to defeat Alex Bernadino, Justice Jones, & Knight Wagner at AAW on 7/18. According to cagematch.net, they have won 6 straight matches as a team.

The Beer City Bruisers-Unranked last week but received votes; BCW Tag Team Champions defeated Assault & Battery on 7/18 to retain the titles. They are 2-0 the last 2 weeks.

reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish)-Unranked last week; ROH World Tag Team Champions defeated Rocky Romero & Tommaso Ciampa on 7/18 to retain the titles and then beat Monster Mafia on 7/19 to once again retain the titles. They have won 6 straight matches as a team.

The Decade (BJ Whitmer, Jimmy Jacobs, & Adam Page)-Unranked last week; This 3 Man team is 2-0 after beating ACH, Caprice Coleman, & Cedric Alexander on 7/18 at ROH.

Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian)-Unranked last week; Defeated Adam Cole & Jay Lethal on 7/18 at ROH and then won a 4 Way #1 Contendership Match on 7/19, defeating War Machine, The Briscoes, and The Decade to go 2-0 on the weekend.

World’s Cutest Tag Team (Joey Ryan & Candice LeRae)-Unranked last week; NEW FSP Tag Team Champions after winning them from The Channel Surfers on 7/18

Music City Wrecking Crew (Team IOU & John Wayne Murdoch)-Unranked last week; This 3 Man Team debuted with a name for the group and a win vs. Mike Cobb, Caleb Courageous, and Lee Byford.

Black Wall Street (Napalm Bomb & Solo)-Unranked last week; MCW Tag Team Champions defeated Adam Flash & Ronnie Zukko to retain the titles on 7/19. According to cagematch.net, they’ve won 7 straight matches as a team.

Reno SCUM (Adam Thornstowe & Luster the Legend)-Unranked last week/Former #1; Defeated The Honor Society and The Legacy of Brutality on 7/20 at SPW in a #1 Contendership 3 Way Match. According to cagematch.net, they have not lost since 1/11/14.

Salt N’ Pimpin (Daniel Torch & Virgil Flynn)-Unranked last week; SPW Tag Team Champions defeated The Beautiful People (Corvus & Rik Luxury) on 7/20 to retain the titles.

The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield & Mark Angelosetti)-Unranked last week/2 time former #1; Defeated The Pieces of Hate on 7/20 to win the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas Titles. They lost in a 10 Man Tag Team Match the night before to the Flood and Die Bruderschaft des Kreuzes. They have won 11 of their last 12 matches.

London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch)-People’s Champs last week, former #1; IPW: UK British Tag Team Champions defeated The Alpha Males on 7/19 at FPW but lost to 2 Unlimiated at RPW on 7/20. They have won 11 of 14 matches, overall.

The Batiri (Kodama & Obariyon)-Unranked last week; Defeated The Flood, The Bloc Party, and The Colony in a Four Way at CHIKARA on 7/19. They have won 3 straight matches there, overall.

England’s Calling (Joel Redman & Martin Stone)-Unranked last week; RPW British Tag Team Champions defeated The Kartel to retain the titles on 7/20 to win their 2nd straight match.

EYFBO (Angel Ortiz & Mike Draztik)-Unranked last week; Defeated The Scum Bag Nation at OPW on 7/19.

Soul Shooters (Dru Skillz & Appollo Starr)-Unranked last week; Former 3 Time People's Champs successfully defended their New Era Wrestling titles against Anthony Lee and Dash Sullivan.

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of July 21st, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:10 pm

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of July 21st, 2014
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1. Chase Owens (@nwachaseowens)-The former People’s Champ now has a #1 to add to his collection of accolades. It was an INSANE week for the NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion. He travelled up to Canada and came away with a record of 9-0…in ONE week. This is certainly not his first ranking, but it is his first time at #1. He’s having a fantastic year, picking up victories where ever he goes, most often at NWA Smoky Mountain. When we updated the IPR 100 last week, Chase was sitting at #35. A #1 ranking will certainly help his standing. #3 in the online poll with 44 votes.

2. Michael Elgin (@ROHMichaelElgin)-Being the ROH World Champion has a lot of advantages, ESPECIALLY when you go 2-0 with two successful title defenses in one weekend. The Unbreakable World Champion went into Cincinnati and Dearborn as champ and left as champ after laying waste to Roderick Strong and Kyle O’Reilly. It was his 3rd successful title defense in the last 2 weeks and was just enough to slot him at #2 this week, despite heavy competition. While he is still AIW Absolute and ½ of the AAW Tag Champs, his title collecting days may be over, but his ROH World Title run is just beginning. Tied for #6 in the online poll.

3. Ricochet (@KingRicochet)-The DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Champion rarely goes more than a week or two without being ranked in the Top 10 this year. Last week he was #5 and this week he moves up two spots to #3. First he picked up a victory on 7/17 and then scored a win on Dragon Gate’s biggest stage as he teamed with Masato Yoshino to defeat Matt Sydal and CIMA in a Dream Match. The only thing holding him back from a historic 8th #1 right now is his lack of singles victories the last few weeks. With his success rate lately, one would think that will come in the very near future.

4. Kongo Kong/Osyris (@RealKongoKong)-Last week’s #1 did absolutely nothing to halt his own momentum, but with very, very strong competition this week, he dropped a few spots. He did, however, score another strong victory as he defeated Shane Mercer to retain his IWA Mid-South World Title on 7/17. Mercer was able to throw the big man around, but in the end it was Kong who came out on top. The dominant monster has been having a fantastic June and July and it looks like nothing, not even the power of a challenger like Mercer, is going to stand in his way from another #1 ranking. #5 in the online poll with 22 votes.

5. Rhett Giddins-The Florida Heavyweight Champion apparently knows nothing but winning. Once again he did just that as he defeated JD Amazing on 7/19 to add another title to his collection as he won the vacant USCW Heavyweight Title. Despite his winning ways, he continues to slip a bit in the Top 10, but that was true of several people this week due to all of the big shows and competition all over the Top 10. He’s still chasing that elusive #1, but if he keeps winning, it’s going to be impossible for him to miss out on it. Most voters feel that if he can knock off a big name in the near future, that could be what it takes to lock him in at #1.

6. Chasyn Rance (@ChasynRance)-The FIP Florida Hertiage Champion and USCW Cruiserweight Champion scored not one but two wins on 7/19 as he teamed with Brittany (from TNA) and defeated Joey Mayberry & Ashleigh Lynn Ford and then defeated DJ Chino to retain his USCW Cruiserweight Title later in the night. He jumps up 4 spots after yet another solid week, whether some of his detractors like it or not. Much like Rhett Giddins, a couple more big wins and you may be seeing him at the very top of the Top 10. Tied for #10 in the online poll.

7. Kevin Steen (@FightSteenFight)-Maybe an emotional pick on the part of the voters, but at the end of the day, he still had a successful weekend as he defeated Steve Corino in his final match at ROH on 7/19 and then knocked off Tyson Dux at Smash Wrestling on 7/20. His only loss was vs. Silas Young at ROH in a No DQ match on 7/18. He finishes ranked #7 after having been ranked 5 times at #1 (a record at that time) last year. Thanks Steen Thanks, indeed. Tied for #10 in the online poll.

8. Drolix (@Drolix1)-While he may have had a poor showing in the online poll, the official voters came to his defense as they understood the prestige of the MCW Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup. This year he was the winner after defeating Shaun Cannon and then defeating Bolt Brady, Bo Nekoda, Bu Ku Dao, Papadon, and Shane Strickland in the Finals. This is his first ranking and if the 2014 Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup was any indication, it won’t be his last.

9. Mickie Knuckles (@MickieLKnuckles)-She’s back! “The Walking Episode of Cops” returns to the Indy Power Rankings after a leg injury sidelined her from active competition. On May 12th, 2014, she was ranked #3. This week, she’s back in the pack, which considering where she came from is damn impressive. On 7/17 she defeated Mistress Burgandi in a hard-hitting war at IWA Mid-South and then retained her UIW Women’s Title on 7/19 with a victory vs. Pandora. With her back in the ring again, expect to start seeing her name pop up more and more as we head towards the end of the year. Tied for #8 in the online poll.

10. Michael Monsoon (@MichaelMonsoon)-Monsoon drowned the competition this week! OK, bad pun. In all seriousness, first he picked up a HUGE win in the Lou Thesz Cup Battle Royal on 7/18 at IPW and then he followed that up with another impressive victory. He absolutely DOMINATED the online voting competition from start to finish to become this week’s People’s Champ with 151 votes. At the start of the day he just wanted to prove he belonged, but by the end, he proved that he can be a major player given the right circumstances. We hope to see more of him in the near future.

Honorable Mention-Brian Cage-FSP Champion defeated Chris Masters on 7/18 to retain the title and came just a vote or two away from cracking the Top 10.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Sozio
Cedric Alexander- Tied for #6 in the online poll.
Josh Bodom- Tied for #10 in the online poll.
James Anthony -#2 in the online poll with 47 votes
Marty Scurll-#4 in the online poll with 32 votes
Marcus Anthony
Oliver Grey
Puerto Rican Hound Dog
Christian Rose
Ricky Love
AJ Steele
Matt Cage
Shane Hollister
Mallaki Matthews
Matt Tremont
Danny Duggan
Eric Emanon- Tied for #8 in the online poll.
Kellan Thomas
Arik Royal
Charlie Weston
Matt Hardy


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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of July 21st, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:51 am

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of July 21st, 2014
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1. reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly @ROHOReilly & Bobby Fish @TheBobbyFish)-It’s been long overdue, but the ROH World Tag Team Champions finally got their first #1 ranking as a team. First, they defeated the makeshift team of Rocky Romero & Tommaso Ciampa on 7/18 to retain the titles and then they followed that up on 7/19 by defeating The Monster Mafia. It’s clear that the voters were looking for some consistency out of one of the best tag teams in the world and a weekend where they had 2 big victories to run their win streak to 6 was exactly what the doctor ordered. The 3 time ROH World Tag Team Champions now have a #1 ranking to add to their impressive list of accolades…now let’s see if they can do it again and keep the momentum going. #5 in the online poll.

2. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter @BeardedBullys)-When you do this write-up, you have to try to find new adjectives to make it interesting, but The Cutter Brothers have been ranked so many times that we’re starting to run out of ways to describe what they’re doing this year. They have consistently been in the Top 5 and this week was no different after they won a big 4 way at IWA Mid-South vs. Dale Patricks & Johnny Rotten Sixx, Gary Jay & The American Viking, and Josh Crane & Tripp Cassidy on 7/17. Their record is an impressive 7-2 over the last 4 weeks. Very few teams team as often as these two and very few win as often. Their debuts at DREAMWAVE and AAW the last 2 weeks were a welcome surprise. Look for more big things throughout 2014.

3. Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian)-Surprisingly, this is the former TNA World Tag Team Champions’ first time cracking the Top 5. Unfortunately for them, with their name value, they’re stuck in big-time matches and have come up on the losing end until ROH over the weekend. They scored two big victories after defeating Adam Cole & Jay Lethal on 7/18 and then followed that up with a #1 Contendership win in a 4 Way vs. War Machine, The Briscoes, and The Decade. Now that they’re getting out all over the place on the indies, you can expect to see them popping up in the Top 5 more and more.

4. The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield @MrHatfield4 & Mark Angelosetti @MarkAngelosetti)-This CHIKARA tag team had arguably the biggest weekend of any other team with their victory over The Pieces of Hate to win the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas. Unfortunately for them, that win was slightly overshadowed (for our purposes) by the loss vs. The Flood and Die Bruderschaft des Kreuzes on 7/19. They had a chance for a 3rd #1 ranking, but the loss ultimately cost them a chance at the #1, but their victory the next day was so huge that it was impossible to deny them from the Top 5. Despite the loss, they have still won 11 of their last 12 matches.

5. Black Wall Street (Napalm Bomb & Solo)-The MCW Tag Team Champions have come VERY close to reaching the Top 5 several times, but they finally breakthrough this week after defeating Adam Flash & Ronnie Zukko on 7/19 to retain their titles. That was their 7th straight win as a team and now that they’ve finally gotten into the Top 5, the sky’s the limit for this team. If they keep winning, it’s likely they’ll keep getting ranked.

People’s Champs. England’s Calling (Joel Redman @NXTOliverGrey & Martin Stone)-The RPW British Tag Team Champions got on the poll by defeating The Kartel (former People’s Champs) to retain the titles on 7/20, which was their 2nd straight win. The poll itself was a WAR between Music City Wrecking Crew, Soul Shooters, and England’s Calling, but when it was all said and done, the UK prevailed once again for the 2nd straight week after 135 votes were cast for this impressive team.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Reno Scum
Music City Wrecking Crew-#2 in the online poll with 121 votes
The Decade
The Batiri
Candice & Joey
Beer City Bruisers-#4 in the online poll with 20 votes
Zero Gravity
London Riots
Soul Shooters-#3 in the online poll with 97 votes
Scotty Slade & Brian Milonas

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of August 4th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:38 am

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1. OI4K (Dave & Jake Crist)-Call them The Ring Rydas, call them Irish Airborne, or their most well-known name now “Ohio is for Killers” but just remember how good of a tag team they are. Over the weekend they ended the long reign of Aaron Williams & Ron Mathis at D1W to add some new gold to their collection. They are now the JCW and D1W Tag Team Champions and the official voters really came out to support them this week. This is their 2nd #1 ranking, a feat that has not been accomplished by very many teams. #2 in the online poll with 27 votes.

2. AC/DC (Arik Cannon & Darin Corbin)-Hard to believe that this is the first ranking for the DREAMWAVE Tag Team Champions. They’ve had some close calls where they almost got in, but they finally broke through this week after defeating The Hooligans. Don’t forget the importance of that victory as The Hooligans are currently #1 in the Tag Team Top 50 for 2014. That big win shot them all the way up the ranks this week as several official voters even had them at #1. If they can keep that momentum going, a #1 ranking is inevitable.

3. Helter Skelter (Alex Castle & Markus Crane)-Much like AC/DC, surprisingly, this is their first time in the Tag Team Top 5. They’ve come close on more than one occasion, but this week was the time when they finally got in. After a win vs. The Young Bucks recently, they had all the momentum on their side as they defeated The Devastation Corporation on 8/2 to run their win streak to 3 straight, having won 4 of their last 5 matches. With wins over 2 former #1 Tag Teams (Team Lucha/Los Ben Dejos and The Best Friends) during that span, this ranking was long overdue.

4. London Riots (Rob Lynch & James Davis)-The former #1 and former People’s Champs jump back into the top 5 after defeating D&D Security on 8/3 to retain the titles in a “Riots Rules” Match. In recent weeks they hadn’t been quite as dominant as they had been over the last few months, but perhaps that win combined with this ranking could be the type of thing that could get them back on a roll. They have proven to be more consistently successful than any tag team in the UK this year. Time will tell if that will continue.

5. Roscoe Eat Lisa (Mikey McFinnegan & Zakk Sawyers)-They are now TWO time People’s Champs after winning the online voting competition this week for a 2nd time with 44 votes. What got them into that position was their victory over The Viking War Party for the SNPW Tag Team Titles. This is their first venture into the Tag Team Top 5, but the way things are going for them, it’s unlikely it will be their last.

Honorable Mention. Beautiful Bald Besties (Michael Stevens & Zac Edwards)-The NEW UIW Tag Team Champions came just a vote or two away from cracking the Tag Team Top 5, but what ultimately cost them was the lack of votes in the online voting competition. Those votes count!

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Hooligans-#4 in the online poll
Jamin Olivencia & Chris Silvio-#3 in the online poll
Rock N Roll Express
Two Star Heroes-#5 in the online poll
Keel Holding
Zero Gravity
Ricky Cruz & Brandon Espinosa


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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of August 4th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:53 am

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1. Chase Owens – A slow week considering what his record has been over the past few weeks but the current NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion picked up his 2 biggest wins over the week defeating Papadon & Rhett Titus. A huge past 3 weeks as Owens dominates the #1 spot… will it continue next week?

2. Jesse Amato – A huge Sunday night for Jesse F’N Amato as he defeated Rob Rage in a Dog Collar Match, Aiden Rayne in a Cactus & Casket Match & finally, PD Flex in a Barbed Wire Deathmatch to win the 2nd Deathproof Tournament! With this being his first ranking ever, what a way to put his name on our radar.

3. Tommaso Ciampa – Last week’s #6 moves up a few spots picking up 3 wins in the Midwest! With an upcoming ROH World Title shot & the momentum the “Sicilian Psychopath” has, could he capture his first #1 soon?

4. Kongo Kong – Current IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion stays in the top 10 after his wins over Bolt Brady & Bam Bam Bundy over the week! With him wrestling as constantly as he is, we can only imagine to see this behemoth in the rankings more often.

5. Hudson Envy – AWS Women’s Champion decided she wanted some more gold over the week as she captured the AOS Women’s Title! #10 last week, #5 this week… could this very beautiful yet extremely tough lady be #1 in the future? She’s sure on our radar to do so!

6. Shane Helms – Sugar Shane, the Hurricane…. whichever you wish to call him, has made the IPR poll for the very first time as he dominated at NWA Legends Fest over the weekend picking up 2 wins! If we can see consistency from this former WWE star, he could very well be a #1 in the future.

7. Peter Schwanz – For a dude that doesn’t usually have a week off, it’s not surprising to see him make the poll this week! He had 2 wins over the week including a huge mixed tag win v. Joey Avalon & Melanie Cruise! If he keeps dominating the Midwest, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him rise through the rankings.

8. Matt Cage – Current AAW Heritage Champ decided to go win some more gold as he captured the Dreamwave Championship over the week! 2014 has been exactly what his nickname is… “Money”, for Matt Cage. If he continues this hot streak, this Proud Caucasian could be #1 very soon!

9. Melvin Maximus – Former OVW TV Champion returns to the poll after picking up a HUGE win, becoming the NEW OVW Champion. With the ridiclious streak he’s had in the past, could we be seeing the second coming of it and him at #1 for multiple weeks in the future?

10. Marc Hauss – A bunch of first times on the poll concludes with a man rising up in his area as he picked up one of the biggest wins of his career defeating the former Curt Hawkins, Brian Myers at Upstate Pro Wrestling along with a 3-1 record on top of that. Who’s Hauss? The IPR could be Marc’s Hauss if he continues this hot streak.

Honorable Mention: Carter Mason – #2 in the fan poll this week wasn’t enough for this double champion to make the poll! Current Fringe & PWE Champ defeated 4 other men in a 5 man elimination match at PWE to retain his championship. A big week this weekend could see Mason return to the polls!

Others missing out/receiving votes:
Chris Masters
Bad Bones
Adam Pearce
Bubblegum
Michael Hayes
Ricky Starks
Spidar Boodrow
Ethan Case
Cedric Alexander
Joe Gacy
Devin Thomas
Nate Redwing

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Postby PhenomenalTLD » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:02 am

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AJ Styles-Unranked last week; IWGP Heavyweight Champion defeated Karl Anderson on 8/4 and Yujiro Takahashi at New Japan on 8/6, Togi Makabe on 8/8, but lost to Tanahashi on 8/10. He has won 12 of 15 matches, overall.

Hirohoshi Tanahashi-Unranked last week; Defeated Shelton Benjamin on 8/4 and Yuji Nagata on 8/6 at New Japan, lost to Davey Boy Smith Jr. on 8/8, and then defeated AJ Styles to place 3rd in the G1 Climax Tournament. He has won 8 of 11 matches, overall.

Shinsuke Nakamura-Unranked last week; Defeated Satoshi Kojima on 8/4, Doc Gallows on 8/6, Bad Luck Fale on 8/8 at New Japan, but lost to Okada in the finals of the G1 Climax Tournament on 8/10. He has won 8 of 9 matches, overall.

Kazuchika Okada-Unranked last week; Defeated Hirooki Goto on 8/4, Lance Archer on 8/6, Minoru Suzuki on 8/8 at New Japan and then defeated Nakamura on 8/10 to win the G1 Climax Tournament. He has won 6 straight matches and 9 of 11, overall.

Michael Hayes-Unranked last week but received votes; OVW TV Champion defeated Shiloh Jonze on 8/6 to retain the title. According to cagematch.net, he has won 8 straight matches with his last loss coming on 6/18/14.

Zack Sabre Jr.-Unranked last week; Defeated Hajime Ohara and Jinzo on 8/8 and then won a 13 Man Battle Royal the same day at NOAH. He has won 5 of his last 6 matches (including the Battle Royal).

Michael Elgin-Unranked last week; ROH World Champion (and AIW Absolute Champion) defeated Cedric Alexander on 8/9 to retain the title. He has won 2 straight matches, 8 straight singles matches, and is 8-1-1 in his last 10 matches, overall.

Davey Vega-Unranked last week, #10 two weeks ago; AIW Intense Champion defeated Bobby Beverly, Flip Kendrick, Ashley Sixx, Joshua Singh, and Alex Daniels on 8/8 to retain the title. According to cagematch.net, he has won 3 straight matches.

Drew Galloway-Unranked last week; NEW EVOLVE Champion after defeating Chris Hero on 8/8, retained the title on 8/9 vs. Anthony Nese, but lost to Ricochet on 8/10 to go 2-1 on the weekend.

Ricochet-Unranked last week; DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Champion teamed with Rich Swann to lose to Anthony Nese & Caleb Konley on 8/8, but bounced back with wins vs. Matt Sydal on 8/9 and Drew Galloway on 8/10.

Hy Zaya-Unranked last week; Winner of the 1st Annual CCW JC Bailey Memorial Tournament and then defeated Harry Palmer at IWA Mid-South on 8/10.

Kay Lee Ray-Unranked last week; NEW SWE Speed King Champ after beating Martin Kirby on 8/9 for the title. She defeated Kris Travis by DQ the same day and then won a 4 way vs. Robbie X, Jimmy Havoc, & Zak Northern on 8/10 to retain the title and to go 3-0 on the weekend. She has won 4 straight matches.

Brad Attitude-Unranked last week; Defeated Roy Wilkins and Chet Sterling to go 2-0 at the CWF Mid-Atlantic Johnny Weaver Memorial Cup 2014 on 8/9. He has won 4 straight matches there.

Chasyn Rance-Unranked last week; FIP Florida Heritage/USCW Cruiserweight Champion defeated Maxwell Chicago on 8/9 to retain the FIP Florida Heritage Title. He has won 5 straight matches.

Caleb Konley-Unranked last week; Teamed with Anthony Nese to defeat Rich Swann & Ricochet on 8/8, defeated Johnny Gargano on 8/9, but lost to Chris Hero on 8/10 to go 2-1 on the weekend.

Chase Owens-Ranked #1 last week; NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion and NEW Mid-Atlantic Junior Heavyweight Champion after defeating Sigmon on 8/6 and 8/9.

Chase Matthews-Unranked last week; NEW PWAS Cruisercore Champion after defeating FIA, Breyer Wellington, The Unknown Create A Wrestler, Joseph Schwartz, and Sabu in a Ladder Match on 8/8. Lost to Jack Thriller, Russ Jones, and Scotty Young in a 6 Man at Strong Style Wrestling on 8/9, but teamed with Thunderkitty to defeat Randi West and Joseph Schwartz at IWA Mid-South on 8/10 to go 2-1 on the weekend.

Brian Blade-Unranked last week; MWA Champion defeated Austin Storm on 8/9 to retain the title.
Mikey Webb-Unranked last week; LPW Champion defeated “The Wildman” Kongo on 8/9 to retain the title.

Russ Jones-Unranked last week; Defeated Necro Butcher at PWAS on 8/8 and then teamed with Jack Thriller and Scotty Young to defeat Chase Matthews, Dany Shay, and Alexander Kirk on 8/9 at Strong Style Wrestling to go 2-0 on the weekend.

Kongo Kong/Osyris-Ranked #4 last week; IWA World Champion defeated D1W Champion Madman Pondo at Strong Style Wrestling on 8/9 and then defeated John Wayne Murdoch to retain the title on 8/10.

Lee Byford-Unranked last week; Defeated Jeff Gant at IWA Mid-South on 8/9 and then defeated Jake Parnell at IWA on 8/10 to go 2-0 on the weekend.

Jack Thriller-Unranked last week; Teamed with Scotty Young and Russ Jones to defeat Chase Matthews, Dany Shay, and Alexander Kirk on 8/9 at Strong Style Wrestling and then defeated Johnny Long, American Viking, Have Mercy Percy Davis, and Christian Skyfire in a Scramble Match at IWA Mid-South on 8/10 to go 2-0 on the weekend.

BJ Whitmer-Unranked last week; IWA East Coast Champ teamed with Jimmy Jacobs to defeat Caprice Coleman and Takaaki Watanabe on 8/9 at ROH and then won a #1 Contendership 5 Way at IWA Mid-South on 8/10, defeating Ace Perry, Gary Jay, Reed Bentley, and Shane Mercer to go 2-0 on the weekend.

Mitch Page-Unranked last week; Teamed with Mistress Burgandi on 8/9 at IWA Mid-South to defeat Joseph Schwartz & Randi West and then defeated Derek Neal and Zodiak on 8/10 to go 2-0 on the weekend.

Bill Black/Will White-Unranked last week; Squared Circle Live Premier Champion defeated Ashley Sixx on 8/10 to retain the title.

Jeremy Prophet-Unranked last week; IWE Juniorweight Champ defeated Jason Rumble in a No DQ Match on 8/8, Marq Quen in a Last Man Standing Match on 8/9, and Johnny Craig on 8/10 to go 3-0 on the week with 3 title defenses.

Scott Wild-Unranked last week; Defeated Tommaso Ciampa on 8/8 and then became NEW IWE Heavyweight Champion after defeating Joseph Primer on 8/9 to go 2-0 on the weekend.

Timothy Thatcher-Unranked last week; Lost to Drew Gulak at EVOLVE on 8/8, but defeated Biff Busick on 8/9, and James Raideen on 8/10 to go 2-1 on the weekend.

Mark Haskins-Unranked last week; SWE Heavyweight Champion lost to Tommy End by DQ on 8/9, teamed with Robbie X to defeat The Sumerian Death Squad on 8/9, and then defeated Roderick Strong on 8/10 to retain the title.

Mark Coffey-Unranked last week; ICW Zero-G Champion defeated Kenny Williams to retain the title on 8/10.

Damian Dunne-Unranked last week; PWK Wrestle Midlands Champion lost to Wild Boar in a 3 Way also involving Tyler Bate on 8/8 at FCP, defeated Tyler Bate on 8/10 to retain the title and then teamed with Pete Dunn and Chris Ridgeway to defeat Mark Andrews, Chris Brookes, & Nixon to go 2-1 on the weekend.

Xandra Bale-Unranked last week; NEW PWE Flame Title Champion after defeating Addy Starr, Jewells Malone, and Leah Von Dutch on 8/10.

Ryan Swift-Unranked last week; PWE Cruiserweight Champion defeated Ashley Sixx to retain the title on 8/10.

Ricky Williams-Unranked last week; IYFW New Breed Champion defeated Maximu Suave on 8/9 to retain the title.

Roman Dominguez-Unranked last week; IFYW Heavyweight Champion defeated Elite Terrell on 8/9 to retain the title.

Chuck Lennox-Unranked last week; MCW Rage Television Champion defeated Shaun Cannon on 8/8 to retain the title.

Tyler Bateman-Unranked last week; NEW Santino Bros Submission Champion after defeating Famous B on 8/8 to win the title.

John Greed-Unranked last week; Went 3-0, defeating Kirk Warmack and then The Goat Brigade at SMASH on 8/9, then defeated Ethan Page at SCL on 8/10.

Sebastian Suave-Unranked last week; Went 2-0, defeating Shane Sabre and then The Goat Brigade at SMASH on 8/9.

RJ City-Unranked last week; Defeated John Atlas at PWE on 8/10 and then won a 6 Man Tag at SCL the same day.

Beautiful Beaa-Unranked last week; First ever SCPW Canadian Hybrid Champion after defeating 5 other men in an Elimination Match on 8/10. Also defeated Jaxon Jarvis on 8/9.

Channing Decker-Unranked last week; Went 2-0, defeating Mike Rollins on 8/10 at SCL and Brandon Thurston at SCPW on 8/10.

Uhaa Nation-Unranked last week; Lost a tag match on 8/5 vs. Eita & T-Hawk, but won on 8/6 in a tag vs. Jimmyz, defeated Gamma on 8/8, defeated Yosuke Santa Maria on 8/9, and then defeated The Jimmyz in a 6 Man Tag on 8/10 to go 3-1 on the weekend at Dragon Gate.

Rich Swann-Unranked last week; Lost a tag match to Anthony Nese & Caleb Konley on 8/8 at EVOLVE, then beat Chris Hero on 8/9, and then Johnny Gargano on 8/10.

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of August 11th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:19 pm

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1. Kazuchika Okada (@rainmaker_chaos)-Mark this down as the first time he’s been ranked in the Indy Power Rankings and with his first ranking, comes a #1 ranking. Hard to argue with him at #1 after he won the very prestigious New Japan G1 Climax Tournament, finishing it off this week by defeating Hirooki Goto on 8/4, Lance Archer on 8/6, Minoru Suzuki on 8/8, and then Nakamura on 8/10 in the Finals. While many would debate whether New Japan is in fact an independent promotion, by our standards in 2014, he qualified and took home the top spot. Next year, ALL New Japan will be eligible. For now, it’s only the talent that has wrestled in the U.S., Canada, or Europe in 2014. Tied for #2 in the online poll.

2. Chase Owens (@nwachaseowens)-His streak of #1 rankings has been broken, but it was a struggle to bump him out of the #1 spot this week. After all of his wins in recent weeks, he picked up 2 more including another title in the Mid-Atlantic Junior Heavyweight Title after 2 wins over Sigmon this week. While his streak has been broken, this high ranking just adds more points to his 2014 IPR 100 ranking and can only start pushing him higher and higher up the Top 100 with just a few months to go.

3. Kongo Kong/Osyris (@RealKongoKong)-Much like Chase Owens, this “monsta” refuses to lose. He has been ranked every week for a couple of months now. The IWA World Champion doesn’t just win at IWA, he wins anywhere and everywhere he goes. Strong Style Wrestling was no different over the weekend as he defeated D1W Champion Madman Pondo to prove that he is the true king of the Midwest right now. After that, he defeated John Wayne Murdoch to retain his title on 8/10 in a fantastic contest. If you’re in this beast’s way, it’s time to get the hell out of the way. He’s not stopping any time soon. Tied for #2 in the online poll.

4. Hy Zaya-It’s been a couple of months since the Ninja cracked the Top 10, but he forced his way in after winning the First Annual JC Bailey Memorial Tournament at CCW on 8/9. On top of that, he finished off his weekend with a victory vs. Harry Palmer at IWA Mid-South on 8/10. While he stays mostly in the Midwest, he has had a stellar 2014, racking up wins and titles where ever he goes. Time will tell if he can keep this pace up as he has been competing almost every weekend for several months now.

5. Kay Lee Ray (@Kay_Lee_Ray)-Another first-timer to the IPR Top 10 jumps in with both feet after an outstanding weekend where she beat Martin Kirby for the SWE Speed King Title on 8/9. That same day she defeated Kris Travis by DQ and then finished off the weekend on 8/10, retaining the title vs. Robbie X, Jimmy Havoc, & Zak Northern. It was a strong 3-0 weekend for her and a great start for her to possibly start climbing up the rankings in the future. We hope to see more to come from this rising star! #8 in the online poll.

6. BJ Whitmer (@bj_whitmer)-The IWA East Coast Champion had a chance at a 3-0 weekend but was unable to make the AIW show on 8/8 and thus ended up going 2-0 instead. On 8/9 he teamed with Jimmy Jacobs to defeat Caprice Coleman and Takaaki Watanabe and then “Mr. IWA” went to IWA Mid-South on 8/10 where he won a #1 Contender’s Match, defeating Ace Perry, Gary Jay, Reed Bentley, and Shane Mercer. He has the IWA World Title in his sights, but standing in his way will be the monstrous Kongo Kong!

7. Michael Elgin (@ROHMichaelElgin)-One up and one down for the ROH World Champion as it was kind of a battle of champions as it was Elgin, the ROH and AIW Absolute Champ taking on PWX and WrestleForce Champ Cedric Alexander on 8/9. In the end, “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin came out on top and got ranked yet again. While he’s not working the breakneck schedule he was at the beginning of the year, he is defending the ROH World Title every chance he gets. He’s currently sitting at #2 in the IPR 100 after coming in at #1 last year. He has a few months left to sneak back into that #1 spot!

8. Zack Sabre Jr. (@zacksabrejr)-Here’s another name that hasn’t been seen in the IPR Top 10 for several months, but after some success at NOAH over the weekend he returned with a bang. First he defeated Hajime Ohara and Jinzo on 8/8 in a 3 Way at NOAH and then won a 13 Man Battle Royal the same day. It was that combined with him winning 5 of his last 6 matches that helped get him ranked this week. It will be interesting to see how he fares in PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles coming up.

9. Drew Galloway (@TheDrewMcIntyre)-What a return to the indies it was for the former Drew McIntyre as on his first night at EVOLVE he knocked off Chris Hero to win the title there. He then went on to defeat Anthony Nese to retain the title, before finally losing to Ricochet the last day, which isn’t exactly a bad loss considering Ricochet is sitting in the driver’s seat for #1 in the IPR 100 this year. This former WWE star is making big waves and after his huge weekend at EVOLVE it will be enjoyable to see what he can do from here. #9 in the online poll.

10. Beautiful Beaa (@BeaaMoscrip)-The first ever SCPW Canadian Hybrid Champion proved once again how important the fan poll was this week as she squeaked into the Top 10. She was tied with John Greed at the end of the day, but her higher vote total in the fan poll pushed her above Greed for the #10 spot this week. It was a solid 2-0 week for the new champ and if she can continue this momentum, it won’t be her last time cracking the Top 10. #5 in the online poll.

People’s Champ. Bill Black/Will White (@BBlackWrestling)-One of the most unique characters in all of Canada retained his Squared Circle Live Premier Title on 8/10 vs. Ashley Sixx and then took that success to the online vote where he came from behind to secure the People’s Champ award this week.
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Honorable Mention. John Greed (@greedwrestling)-He had a big 3-0 week, but fell just short of making the Top 10 as he didn’t quite have enough fan votes to push him past Beautiful Beaa this week. Strong showing by the Canadian talent this week, overall.

Others missing out/receiving votes:
Jeremy Prophet
Ricochet
Chase Matthews-#4 in the online poll
Mitch Page
Caleb Konley
Chasyn Rance
Davey Vega
Jack Thriller-Tied for #10 in the online poll
Russ Jones-Tied for #6 in the online poll
Channing Decker-Tied for #6 in the online poll
Lee Byford-Tied for #10 in the online poll
Scott Wild
Brad Attitude
AJ Styles


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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of August 11th, 2014

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1. Time Splitters (Alex Shelley @fakekinkade & KUSHIDA @Kushida_Canada)-The IWGP Junior Tag Team Champions get their first #1 ranking after defeating the ROH World Tag Team Champions on 8/10. It was a HUGE victory for the champs as they scored arguably the biggest win of the weekend over the top (again, arguably) the team with the biggest tag team titles in the U.S. Very few teams could claim the quality of opponents (reDRagon) as solid as Shelley & KUSHIDA. It was almost a full sweep by the official voters as Time Splitters were not any lower than #2 on anyone’s ballot. Time will tell if they can continue this hot streak! #5 in the online poll.

2. Hot and Spicy (Axel Dieter Jr. & Da Mack)-The wXw Germany Tag Team Champions grab their first ranking after defeating Keel Holding twice (in a straight up tag and 8 Man Tag) in one night on 8/8 to retain the titles. Those two wins actually snapped a 3 match losing streak for the team, but as the poll stated, prior to that, they had won 3 straight matches so they have now won 5 of their last 8 matches as a team. With some of the teams they’ve beaten this year, it’s likely you’ll be seeing them crack the Top 5 again before the end of 2014.

3. Hystars (Atlas Hytower @AHytower & Lance Star)-How many times has this team popped up in the Top 5 in the last few months? The answer is 3 and they don’t show any signs of stopping any time soon. They are 5-0 so far as a team as they are dominating PWAS Detroit as tag champs. If they can really start adding some strength of competition with some established teams to their win list, a #1 ranking is still a very good possibility. They’ll need to keep winning in order to keep getting ranked and with 5 wins already together, an even stronger win streak could do wonders for them.

4. Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels @facdaniels & Frankie Kazarian @FrankieKazarian)-Here’s a team that currently don’t hold any titles, though they do have an ROH World Tag Team Title shot coming up on 8/15 at ROH Field of Honor. A tag team title win there and it’s doubtful that anyone will be able to deny them the #1 spot. The win vs. The Young Bucks on 8/9 at ROH marked their 3rd straight win as a team. Considering their quality of opponents, a title win at ROH would almost guarantee their first #1 ranking. We’re definitely interested to see what happens, that’s for sure!

5. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter @BeardedBullys)-Are they the best tag team in the world? For those not yet familiar with them, names like The Young Bucks might be thrown out as an alternative answer to that question. Word to the wise…The Hooligans have already beaten The Young Bucks. Not only that, they’re currently sitting pretty (as pretty as a bearded bully can be) in the #1 spot in the Tag Team Top 50 and this #5 ranking will only add to that. They won one of the bigger matches of the weekend as they defeated Team Friday (B-Boy & Homicide) and Team IOU in a 3 Way on 8/10 at IWA Mid-South to finish the weekend with a 2-1 record (and 3 titles by the way).

People’s Champs. F1rst Generation (James Anthony @87JamesAnthony & Victor Andrews @Im_MrEverything)-The PWF and NEW RWC Tag Team Champions dominated the poll for most of the day until The Prestige closed the gap at the end of the day. In the end, it was too little too late and this hungry young tag team collected their first People’s Champs award.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
The Prestige-#2 in the online poll with 52 votes
Honor Society-#3 in the online poll
Corey Havoc & Dr. Hurtz-#4 in the online poll
The Juicy Product
Jamin Olivencia & Chris Silvio
BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs
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1. Michael Elgin (@ROHMichaelElgin)-While it’s arguable that he was the clear cut #1 this week (it was anything but a sweep among the official voters) it is pretty obvious that Elgin scored the biggest victory of the weekend when he retained the ROH World Title vs. 3 of the best wrestlers in the world in Adam Cole, AJ Styles (the IWGP Champ by the way) and Jay Briscoe. Elgin’s dominance has been well documented over the last 2 years and this ROH World Title reign is only serving to hammer that point home. He keeps inching his way closer to Ricochet’s #1 spot in the IPR 100. It’s going to be a battle until the end of 2014 without question! #7 in the online poll.

2. Chase Owens (@nwachaseowens)-What more can be said about this talent? Every week for the last couple of months he’s been on our list and not just on the list, but HIGHLY ranked on the list. Whether it’s #1 or #2, Owens proved once again that he is a force to be reckoned with as he retained the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title twice over the weekend at NWA Smoky Mountain, defeating Andrew Boyd on 8/15 and Sugar Dunkerton on 8/16. He looks almost unstoppable at this point. A lot of voters are starting to wonder if he can keep this going throughout the rest of 2014 and make a serious run at the #1 spot in the IPR 100. Time will tell. Tied for #9 in the online poll.

3. Kongo Kong (@RealKongoKong)-Much like Chase Owens, this big man just does not go away. He wins, wins, and wins. This week he only had one show, but again, it was a victory as he defeated Tank at FWF on 8/16. This “monsta” damn near broke the ring twice with his behemoth of an opponent and in the end, as usual Kongo Kong came out on top. The IWA Mid-South Champion has been absolutely unstoppable the last couple of months and again, like Chase Owens, the question is looming as to whether he can make a strong run at the #1 spot in the IPR 100 this year. It’s been absolutely entertaining to watch. #6 in the online poll.

4. Cedric Alexander (@CedricAlexander)-The PWX and WrestleForce Champion had a very solid weekend after his narrow loss to Michael Elgin last week. First he defeated the very talented ACH at ROH on 8/15 and then he successfully defended his PWX Heavyweight Title when he defeated Marcellus King on 8/16. It’s no secret that voters have snubbed Cedric on more than one occasion this year, but this week was not one of those weeks. With as good as he’s been the last few months in the ring, if he can match that with his win-loss record, the sky is the limit for this young superstar.

5. Ricochet (@KingRicochet)-As if Ricochet hasn’t had enough success this year, he decided to add another title to his collection when he travelled to House of Glory in New York over the weekend. On 8/16 he defeated Marq Quen, Anthony Gangone, and Drew Gulak to win the tournament for the HoG Heavyweight Title. His only loss over the weekend was vs. Louis Lyndon at AAW, which is what likely cost him a #1 ranking this week (which would have added to his record 7 #1 rankings). With Elgin at #1, he loses a bit of ground at the #1 spot in the IPR 100, but not too much as all rankings add to the overall total. #8 in the online poll.

6. Shane Hollister (@The_Shug)-The AAW and SCW Heavyweight Champion makes a well-deserved return to the Top 10 this week after having one of the bigger wins of the weekend when he turned away the challenge of Johnny Gargano and #AllEgo. Hollister is no stranger to the Top 10 this year and while his original challenge of Eddie Kingston would have been big if he scored the victory, it’s arguable that this victory was even bigger than the original signed match. That match against Kingston should come at some point and when it does, Hollister will have another chance to prove that he’s the best in the Midwest.

7. Courtney Rush (@CourtneyRush)-What a victory for Courtney Rush over the weekend when she defeated 3 of the best not only women’s wrestlers, but 3 of the best in the world on 8/16. Add to the win a big title in the NCW Femme Fatales Title and you see why she’s ranked for the first time this week. It was a monumental victory when she knocked off Champion Mercedes Martinez along with Cheerleader Melissa and Lufisto in a 4 Way and she’s rewarded for that in the Top 10. Should she have been higher? We’ll leave that argument to someone else, but it was one hell of a win, regardless.

8. Yamamoto (@YoshiTatsulsm)-It’s apparent that a lot of the talent that was released by the WWE recently are landing on their feet and Yamamoto helped solidify that fact when he defeated Aaron Epic for the Florida Heavyweight title on 8/16. Not only that, he finished off the weekend with a title defense when he defeated Chico Adams on 8/17. BELIEVE 79 and BELIEVE 80 were the showcase for this underutilized wrestler and if he can continue this run, there’s no reason to believe he can’t be #1.

9. Matt Cross (@MDoggMattCross)-The bearded title collector once again returns to the Top 10 after yet another huge victory over the weekend. This time it was him extending his win streak at Smash Wrestling with a successful title defense vs. Chris Hero on 8/17 in Canada. He has been winning titles all over the world in 2014 and with the momentum he’s building, it’s hard to believe it’s going to stop any time soon. He has been absolutely unstoppable in several promotions (Smash being the most notable) and that is really starting to show with Top 10 ranking after Top 10 ranking. Tied for #9 in the online poll.

10. James Anthony (@87JamesAnthony)-A lot of people may not be familiar with this young up and comer, but if you pay attention to our ranking and especially the polls week after week, he’s been doing everything he can to compete as much as possible and get his name out there. He currently holds 3 titles in the RWC Tag Team Titles, the PWF Tag Team Titles, and the AIWF World Cruiserweight Title. Over the weekend he retained the AIWF Cruiserweight Title yet again after defeating Natural Born Playa on 8/16. His fans showed up to help his cause in the online poll and he snuck in this week as he was #2 in the poll with 39 votes.

Honorable Mention. Icarus (@IcarusWRW)-The CHIKARA Grand Champion returned from injury over the weekend in Canada with 2 solid victories to get another mention this week. While he may not have gotten to consistently compete throughout 2014, his victories are starting to add up. On 8/16 he won a big 10 man tag team match and then followed that up on 8/17 with a victory/title defense over Juan Francisco de Coronado. If he can remain healthy, he’s got plenty of time in 2014 to improve his ranking in the IPR 100 which is far too low right now for a champion of his calibre.

People’s Champ. Lightning Bolt Johnson-It wasn’t even close as the FWF Cruiserweight Champion crushed everyone in the poll for a 2nd time to once again become the People’s Champion of the Indy Power Rankings. His popularity is soaring right now as he received 282 votes! Boom!
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Others missing out/receiving votes:
Jack Fox
Jorge Santi
Heidi Lovelace
Michael Hayes
Chris Jones
Lee Byford
Melvin Maximus
Johnny Primer-Tied for #4 in the online poll
Brandon Gatson
Jay Lethal
Jason Kincaid
Jay Anthony-#3 in the online poll with 22 votes
Scotty O’Shea

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of August 18th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:04 am

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of August 18th, 2014
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1. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter @BeardedBullys)-Whether it’s in Mexico or in the States, these Hooligans don’t slow down for anything. The PGP, Zero 1 USA, and High Risk Tag Team Champions took their fat guy flips to Mexico over the weekend and emerged undefeated after a very successful weekend South of the Border. They’ve had an amazing 2014 and this only helps solidify their #1 spot in the Tag Team Top 50 for this year. There are just a few months left in 2014 and with teams like Juicy Product and Team IOU nipping at their heels, can these bearded bullies hang on to the #1 ranking for the year? One thing is for sure, they’ll be doing the Hooligan Hustle in an attempt to get their names out there even further. Wins over teams like The Young Bucks are just the type of thing these competitors crave. Congrats again to this fantastic tag team on yet another #1 ranking. #4 in the online poll.

2. reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly @ROHOReilly & Bobby Fish @TheBobbyFish)-While they just barely missed out on their 2nd #1 ranking this year, this dominant tag team scored arguably the biggest win of the weekend when they once again turned away the challenge of Bad Influence at ROH’s Field of Honor show on 8/15. They’ve got a lot of challengers lining up for a crack at their titles and if they can come away with a few victories in the upcoming months, there’s no doubt that we’ll be seeing them at the top spot in the Top 5 once again. Next up for this team is an 8 Man Elimination Match vs. The Briscoes, Christopher Daniels, and Frankie Kazarian, followed by another match with The Young Bucks. Time will tell if they can keep their stranglehold on the ROH World Tag Team Titles.

3. OI4K (Dave Crist @OIFK1324 & Jake Crist)-2 weeks ago they were sitting in the #1 spot in the Tag Team Top 5 for a second time, but after just a bit of inactivity as a team, they return this week to the #3 spot. On 8/13 they defeated Ron Mathis & Zakk Spadez at Rockstar Pro, proving that the D1W & JCW Tag Team Champions can be successful anywhere they compete together. One thing we would like to see is for Rockstar Pro to create a set of Tag Team Titles for this talented tag team to set their sights on. With a lot of heavy competition this week, they still managed to make their way into the Top 5 and that says something about their success and ability as a team.

4. The Colony (Fire Ant @TheFireAnt & Worker Ant @BigBluANT)-Surprisingly this is the very first ranking in the Tag Team Top 5 for these CHIKARA regulars. One could point the finger to the fact that CHIKARA did not run for a lot of the year, but it’s also due to the fact that The Colony haven’t gotten to team as much as they probably would have liked. That being said, this week was probably their biggest weekend of the year as they teamed with Icarus & The Throwbacks to defeat The Flood & The Devastation Corporation on 8/16 and then they won a big Four Way Tag Team Elimination Match, defeating Los Ice Creams, The McGoths, and The Osirian Portal on 8/17 to go 2-0 on the weekend. We absolutely hope to see more of this team in 2014.

5. 3.0 (Scott Parker @Jagged3point0 & Shane Matthews @Shane3point0)-After a very good 2013, they’ve been slightly MIA in the Indy Power Rankings/Tag Team Top 5 this year. Much like The Colony, however, this was their weekend to prove themselves once again against some solid competition. On 8/16 they defeated Colony Xtreme Force and then on 8/17 they teamed with Archibald Peck to defeat The Wrecking Crew. No doubt their reputation as a good team helped them sneak in the Top 5 this week as there were a handful of undefeated teams over the weekend, but 3.0 had what it took to get the nod at #5 from the official voters.

People’s Champs. Team IOU (Kerry Awful @KerryAwful & Nick Iggy @NickIggy)-A boy and his dog rise to the occasion once again as after a successful week at SWE on 8/15, they enter the poll and come out victorious once again with 56 votes from their fans. They’re still sitting at #2 in the Tag Team Top 50 for 2014 and (cheap plug) you can pick up their t-shirts at http://www.prowrestlingtees.com/wrestle ... m-iou.html

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Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Irn Jew
Hunter Brothers
The Decade
The Uprising
The Worst Case Scenario-#2 in the online poll with 47 votes
Roscoe Eat Lisa-#3 in the online poll with 31 votes
The Brutes-#5 in the online poll
Salt N’ Pimpin
The Von Dooms
The Heatseekers
The Grind
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Indy Power Rankings Reveal 8/26/14

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:25 pm

Tomorrow at 3 PM EST! Tune into The Indy Power Rankings Reveal where you can be the very first to get the full Top 10 for this week! We'll breakdown the Top 10 and give a preview of Wednesday's Tag Team Top 5. We also chat with a beast of a man in Lee Byford. If you haven't seen this man at work, he can be described as a modern day Bam Bam Bigelow who has no regard for his opponents well-being. Don't believe us? Go look him up on YouTube! He's a monster!

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 8/25?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:20 am

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of August 25th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:14 am

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of August 25th, 2014
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1. Michael Elgin (@ROHMichaelElgin)-It was a long time coming as he was steadily climbing his way up, but with this #1 ranking, Michael Elgin has now overtaken Ricochet for the current #1 spot in the 2014 IPR 100. If he can hang on for a few months, he’ll be #1 for the 2nd straight year. In the meantime, give credit to him for 2 big victories over the weekend as he retained his ROH World Title vs. Silas Young on 8/22 and Tommaso Ciampa on 8/23. You can call him “Unbreakable” or call him “Canadian Crazy Horse”, but at the end of the day, you better call him champion…and also #1. This is his 5th #1 ranking in 2014 and his 2nd straight week at #1. #8 in the online poll.

2. AJ Styles (@AJStylesOrg)-It’s a “phenomenal” return to the Top 10 for the IWGP Heavyweight Champion. Over the weekend at ROH, he came back to claim a very high spot in the Top 10 after being absent for several weeks. This time he gave the official voters no choice but to vote for him as he defeated Kyle O’Reilly on 8/22 and then Cedric Alexander on 8/23. Consider this, AJ defeated the PWG World Champion and ½ of the ROH World Tag Team Champions AND defeated the PWX Heavyweight and WrestleForce Champion the next night. He conquered two of the top champions on each coast in a span of 2 days. Impressive weekend for AJ to say the least. #9 in the online poll.

3. Kongo Kong/Osyris (@RealKongoKong)-“The Monsta” kept his undefeated streak alive over the weekend as he beat Mike Rollins on 8/22 at BCW Can-Am Rising, but what ultimately cost him a chance to move up was likely his no contest vs. Rob Ramer at BXW on 8/23. The big man has been unstoppable, but this time he got in his own way by not securing a 2-0 weekend. That being said, he continues to stick around in the Top 10 this week and the question is starting to be posed…who can stop Kongo Kong? No one has stepped up to the plate in months and scored the elusive win over the IWA Mid-South Champion. #4 in the online poll with 41 votes.

4. Bill Black/Will White (@BBlackWrestling)-The former “People’s Champ” of the Indy Power Rankings went from being voted #1 by the fans to going 3-0 over the weekend and like AJ Styles, giving the official voters no choice but to include him on their ballots. It was really a fantastic weekend for the dual personality Canadian athlete as he swept a 3 day tour for him. This type of success has American voters hoping to see him in the U.S. at some point to see what he can do again some other top level talent. Definitely a well-deserved ranking after getting snubbed a few times previously.

5. Uhaa Nation (@UhaaNation)-“The One Man Nation” returns to the Top 10 this week! It was a very good week for Uhaa as he went 3-0 at Dragon Gate, winning several tag team matches in various formats. His ranking most definitely could have been higher if he could have mixed in a singles win here or there, but such is the case when you compete at Dragon Gate. There’s no doubt that one of the most talented wrestlers in the entire world deserved his ranking this week, but was it too low…or too high? That’s definitely debatable.

6. JT Dunn (@TheJuiceee)-1/2 of Juicy Product and multiple Tag Team Champion (NYWC, WSU, CZW, and FIP) scored another tag team victory on 8/22 as he and Starr defeated Milk Chocolate to retain the NYWC Tag Team Titles. He followed that up with some singles glory as he defeated Dave Crist and John Silver on 8/23 at CZW. It’s been a fantastic 2014 for Dunn as he has forced everyone to “believe the hype” and the catchphrase he and Starr have been using…”over as fuck”…has been pretty appropriate, especially over the last few months.

7. Mickie Knuckles (@MickieLKnuckles)-One of the craziest chicks in wrestling returns to the Top 10 after a brief absence. If you don’t truly believe she’s nuts, then we encourage you to go check out www.blogtalkradio.com/weeklywrestlingpodcast where we did an episode of the IPR Live in which she discussed a lot of great topics while at the same time was one of the most entertaining guests we’ve ever had. That being said, that same nuttiness has worked to her advantage as she has dominated many of the women she has come against and this week was no different as she defeated a woman in her own mold in Crazy Mary Dobson at Resistance Pro to retain the Women’s Title. Add that title defense to the win at CCW on 8/23 and you see why Mickie gets the nod once again this week.

8. Brad Attitude (@BradAttitude)-The former WWE-contracted athlete gets his first ranking in the Top 10 this week after defeating Marcellus King on 8/23 and then followed that up, defeating Corey Edsel later in the night to win the CWF Mid-Atlantic Johnny Weaver Memorial Cup 2014. Such a victory is definitely something that deserves a lot of praise and like a few others, the fans didn’t show up like he probably deserved, but the official voters took notice and gave him credit for his tournament win. Time will tell if he can move up the Top 10 in the future as this tournament win may open up some more doors in the upcoming months for him.

9. Yamamoto (@YoshiTatsulsm)-The former WWE superstar got himself ranked for the second straight week after a big win on 8/19 vs. Chico Adams at BELIEVE 81. The Florida Heavyweight Champion did fall one spot, likely due to a little less activity than some others last week, but he most definitely stays relevant with this ranking. BELIEVE returns on August 31st, giving Yamamoto another opportunity to either climb the rankings or at least stay where he’s at. Unfortunately, what may have hurt his chances at a higher ranking this week were a lack of fan votes in the online poll.

10. Richie Slade (@RichieSlade)-Despite a major lack of support in the online voting competition, Slade has proven himself time and time again over the last few months. On 8/22 the EWF American Champion (and AOW Heavyweight Champion) secured yet another win vs. Young Money Chong to retain the title. That match ran his current win streak (according to our friends at cagematch.net) to 13 straight matches. That’s a pretty amazing streak for a double titleholder and this week he gets recognized for that accomplishment. If he can continue the streak, there’s no doubt he can start climbing up the Top 10.

People’s Champ. Aiden Rayne (@aidenrayne87)-What a week for the NEW Fringe Hammer City Champion after winning the online voting competition with an IMPRESSIVE 348 votes. It was a battle for most of the day, but he pulled away at the end, securing the victory with almost 200 more votes than Barrett Brown, who was very respectable at #2 with 152 votes.



Others missing out/receiving votes:
Mark Maverick-#3 in the online poll with 72 votes
Holly Madison-Tied for #5 in the online poll
Brute VanSlyke-Tied for #5 in the online poll
ACH
Ivelisse
Biff Busick
MASADA-#10 in the online poll
Rip Impact
Mark Coffey
Chris Cooper
Gavin Quinn
Melvin Maximus
Ashley Sixx-#7 in the online poll
Joey Rhymer
Jay Lethal
Darren Russle

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of August 25th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:33 am

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of August 25th, 2014
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1. reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly @ROHOReilly & Bobby Fish @TheBobbyFish)-Despite the fact that they were the first team eliminated in the big 8 Man Elimination Match on 8/23 at ROH, they still get in because (as they would probably agree and say themselves) “a win is a win.” In the record books, much like a DQ or a countout, reDRagon will be credited with a win from that match and at the end of the day that just helped pad their 8 out of 9 match win stat. It wasn’t their strongest showing in a weekend, but no one else really did enough to push them away from the top spot considering they were ranked #2 last week and they hold perhaps the most prestigious tag team titles (the ROH World Tag Team Titles) on all the indies. They have some big rematches looming in the near future so with this being their 2nd #1 ranking this year, it will be a fun ride to see if they can score a few more before the end of the year.

2. Juicy Product (JT Dunn @TheJuiceee & David Starr @TheProductDS)-The former 7 time #1’s in the Tag Team Top 5 jumped back into the mix of things this week after a successful NYWC Tag Team Title defense vs. Milk Chocolate on 8/22. They’ve slowed down a bit after securing the CZW, FIP, NYWC, and WSU Tag Team Titles, BUT that doesn’t mean that they haven’t been competing at all…just less frequently over the last few weeks as a team. They had a solid case for #1 this week, but got beaten out by reDRagon…and for the record the #1 and #2 teams would be a dream match for independent wrestling fans if somehow that match were to happen (paging…Beyond Wrestling…Beyond Wrestling…book it!). Over as fuck as always.

3. Legendary (Malia Hosaka & Brandi Wine)-Surprisingly the SHINE Tag Team Champions didn’t get much support in the online voting competition, but that being said, they proved their worth with a successful title defense vs. Lucha Sisters on 8/22 at SHINE 21. They’ve won 3 straight matches as a team and don’t show any signs of stopping. One thing that could help a future ranking is if they could possibly start teaming in some other places. There’s no doubt if they can do that and achieve even more success, a #1 ranking wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility.

4. Kimber Bombs (Kimber Lee @KimberLee90 & Cherry Bomb @cherrrybomb)-It’s the first time in the Tag Team Top 5 for this pairing (Kimber Lee was once #1 with Annie Social) as they had a very good win over the weekend at SHINE 21 vs. SNS Express. While they didn’t quite crack the Top 5 in the fan vote (they were just one vote away from the #5 spot) they still had a very impressive showing in the poll as well. We hope to see this pairing more in the future and as we said on Twitter…next up…a title shot? One thing is for sure, this female tag team can compete on the level of any of their male counterparts.

5. People’s Champs. Monster Mafia (Josh Alexander (@Walking_Weapon) & Ethan Page/Ethan Gabriel Owens @OfficialEGO)-This Canadian tag team ended up winning the online vote by a very big margin after they collected 156 votes, which helped them slip into the #5 spot this week. One can’t argue with their inclusion this week despite just a 1-1 record. Their victory over Shane Sabre & Kirk Warmack for the Fringe Wrestling Tag Team Titles was their 3rd set of tag titles together as they also lay claim to the IWL and AAW Tag Team Titles. With them competing more and more at ROH, their star is definitely on the rise in 2014.


Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
The Killbillies-#5 in the online poll with 22 votes
Viking War Party
Roderick Strong & Jimmy Jacobs
F1rst Generation-#2 in the online poll with 119 votes
EYFBO-#4 in the online poll with 33 votes
Johnny Adams & The Hurricane
Black Hand Warriors
The Hooligans
Young Bucks
The Briscoes
Team IOU-#3 in the online poll with 64 votes
Jeff Boom & Mitch Mitchell
Team Fab
Greg Anthony & Matt Riviera
Shiloh Jonze & Eric Locker



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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 9/1?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:38 am

Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 9/1/14? http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-VM Click the link and vote!

Tune into "The Indy Power Rankings Reveal" today at 3 PM EST as we release the full Top 10 and as a special added bonus, have a chat with John Wayne Murdoch. This is the same person who did a Canadian Destroyer (which he calls the Deep South Destroyer) off of a barn/outdoor bar through tables to the ground on Josh Crow. Get his thoughts on that, his Beyond Wrestling debut in Rhode Island, and more! You won't want to miss this!

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of September 1st, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:15 am

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of September 1st, 2014
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1. Ricochet (@KingRicochet)-It didn’t take long for the king to reclaim his throne! While he did suffer a loss in a 3 Way Tag Team Match at PWG on 8/29, he then went into full scale domination mode as he marched his way through PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles, defeating Chris Sabin, TJ Perkins, Kenny Omega, and Johnny Gargano & Roderick Strong along the way. What a year for Ricochet as he has won the Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Title, the Dragon Gate USA Open the Freedom Gate Title, the HOG Heavyweight Title, the New Japan Best of the Super Juniors, and now PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles. He has earned his place and position back in the #1 spot this week AND the #1 spot in the IPR 100 after his record 8th #1 ranking. #4 in the online poll with 27 votes.

2. Oliver Grey/Joel Redman (@NXTOliverGrey)-Whatever you want to call him, you have to agree that his 2014 has been a success. He suffered just one loss this past week mixed with 6 wins, but before that loss, word is that he had rattled off 40 straight wins. With a record of 6-1 in just one week, it was impossible to deny him a spot in the Top 10 and not only that, a very high one. It was a dog fight at 2-10, but Oliver Grey left enough of an impression on the voters to gain a very good ranking this week. We hope to see more of him in the upcoming months.

3. Brodus Clay @BrodusClay)-This one came out of nowhere. Brodus Clay travelled to the UK after his return to the indies and absolutely dominated the week with a 5-0 record, having now won 6 straight matches since his departure from the WWE. Question marks were raised about how he would fare on the indies and if this past week was any indication, he’s going to do just fine. He came very close to slipping into the #2 spot this week, but at the end of the day, he landed at #3. Pretty impressive for his first time in the Top 10.

4. Kyle O’Reilly (@ROHOReilly)-As good as Kyle O’Reilly is, he hasn’t been ranked much in 2014 (in singles) as he’s been mostly dominating the tag team division, but this week was a little bit different. The PWG World Champion and ½ of the ROH World Tag Team Champions entered PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles, defeated Drew Gulak in the first round, then teamed with Bobby Fish to defeat Drew Gulak & Biff Busick the next night, before finally beating Zack Sabre, Jr. Why was that the end of the line? Roderick Strong’s attack removed him from the tournament and O’Reilly’s weekend ended with a record of 3-0. Still a very solid outing for the double champion and a very deserved ranking as well.

5. Chase Owens (@nwachaseowens)-The NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion was notably absent from the Top 10 last week, either by inactivity or perceived inactivity, but the grinder returned this week after scoring 2 more wins over the weekend. This time he successfully defended his title vs. Michael Hayes on 8/29 and then Sigmon on 8/30. He has absolutely DOMINATED the last few months and we expect that to continue as 2014 wraps up. He’s been flirting with a Top 10 ranking in the 2014 IPR 100. Can he continue to climb?

6. Jay Lethal (@TheLethalJay)-Here’s another big name that hasn’t been seen in the Top 10 nearly enough in 2014. He’s the ROH World Television Champion but oddly, over the last few months he’s suffered a lot of losses that have held him back. This week was different. This week he went to the UK and retained his ROH World TV Title at SWA on 8/29 vs. Tyler Bate and then again in a 3 Way vs. Robbie X and Pete Dunne at Kamikaze Po on 8/30. Hell of a weekend for the veteran star.

7. Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano)-The Top 10 is very “PWG heavy” this week as PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles was a spectacle and much talked about by all fans of independent wrestling. Being a runner-up in the prestigious tournament is no shame and the votes bore that out this week as he slipped into the Top 10 once again with a pretty decent ranking. While he hasn’t had the greatest win-loss record in 2014, he’s definitely been putting on fantastic performances, night in and night out. Over the weekend he added to his great match reputation with wins vs. Chuck Taylor, Candice LeRae, and Trevor Lee before falling to Ricochet in the finals. Not a bad showing at all for the former DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Champ.

8. Chase Matthews (@ChaseMatthews00)-Here’s another new name to the Top 10. He’s a guy that has been really working his ass off in the Midwest in an attempt to get some recognition and this week, he did just that. First, he defeated Joseph Schwartz to retain the PWAS Detroit Cruisercore Title on 8/29 and then he won a 6 Man Shotgun Match for Freelance Wrestling in Chicago on 8/30. He’s definitely been working hard to get noticed and hopefully that trend continues after a solid ranking this week. Also, don’t forget how important the fan poll is it helped solidify his spot in the Top 10 this week. #2 in the online poll with 63 votes.

9. “Bad Bones” John Klinger (@TheGermanPsycho)-The IPW: UK World Champion had a very impressive weekend and returned to the Top 10 yet again this year. His wins/title defenses vs. Robert Rose on 8/30 and Daniel Duggan on 8/31, may not have been the biggest wins in terms of strength of competition, but any time someone of his stature can take a prestigious title like that and successfully defend it twice in one weekend, he deserves mention. It just so happened that it went beyond a mention this week as he earned his stripes and cracked the Top 10 once again.

10. Drew Galloway (@TheDrewMcIntyre)-The EVOLVE Champion is ABSOLUTELY a fighting champion. When the poll went up, the voters were only aware of two matches for Galloway, but in reality, he went 3-0 and not just 2-0. This may have had a small impact on his subsequent ranking. While he likely deserved a higher ranking, he does get back into the Top 10 this week after defending and retaining the EVOLVE title vs. Johnny Moss at BCW on 8/29 and vs. Andy Wild at WrestleZone on 8/30. He then won a #1 Contender’s Match vs. Darkside at ICW on 8/31. His stint on the indies is looking better every day. #9 in the online poll.

People’s Champ. Tylor Sundae-This was a bit of a shocker as Chase Matthews dominated for much of the day. In the end though, Sundae made a strong run right before the cut off at 10 PM EST and the new BCW Fairs & Festival Champion polished off his weekend with another award after 67 votes.

Others missing out/receiving votes:
Dirty Andy Dalton-#3 in the online poll with 39 votes
Mark Maverick-#5 in the online poll with 24 votes
Flawless Clay Drasher-#6 in the online poll with 23 votes
Kameron Kade-#7 in the online poll with 20 votes
Matt Majestic-#8 in the online poll with 12 votes
AJ Styles-#10 in the online poll with 7 votes
Channing Decker
Jack Jester
Jay Anthony
Ricky J. McKenzie
Viper
Kenny Omega
Saraya Knight
Michael Elgin
Candice LeRae
Roderick Strong
Trevor Lee
Zack Sabre, Jr.
Jason Kincaid
Thunderkitty

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of September 1st, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:24 am

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of September 1st, 2014
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1. reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly @ROHOReilly & Bobby Fish @TheBobbyFish)-Three’s a charm for one of, if not the best tag teams in the world as they score their 3rd #1 ranking this week. They had not been scheduled to compete as a team at PWG, but by chance and unfortunate injuries, they found themselves in a tag match vs. Drew Gulak and Biff Busick on 8/29. As they have done in 9 of their last 10 matches, they came out on top. The ROH World Tag Team Champions have definitely hit their groove and it’s going to be hard to knock them out of the top spot on weekends when they compete as a team. Not only that, they are soaring up the Tag Team Top 50 for 2014. Can they reach #1 before the end of the year? #4 in the online poll.

2. World’s Cutest Tag Team (Joey Ryan @JoeyRyanOnline & Candice LeRae @CandiceLeRae)-This tag team got several #1 votes from the official voters despite the recent dominance of reDRagon. Perhaps their quality victory vs. Bad Influence and Inner City Machine Guns at PWG on 8/29 played a factor or just the prestige of the PWG World Tag Team Titles in general, but regardless, their ranking still ends up being a very high one. They are also the FSP Tag Team Champions as they are now one of the top tag teams on the West Coast and they have certainly branched over the last few months. They have a tour of the UK coming up as well, which will definitely test whether or not they can be as successful overseas. #5 in the online poll.

3. The UK Hooligans (Roy & Zak Knight)-They had (quantity-wise) one of the most successful weekends of anyone in the Top 5. It was only the fact that there were some more established teams in terms of previous rankings that kept them from being ranked even higher this week. The new ECTA Tag Team Champions won the first-ever European Tag Team Grand Prix to win those very titles and in the process picked up a very respectable 2-0-1 record on 8/30. With their reputation across the pond, we’d definitely like to see their names pop up more throughout 2014. Time will tell if they can continue this momentum.

4. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter @BeardedBullys)-As usual, these Hooligans don’t slow down for anything. This week they scored one of their biggest recent victories after defeating Aeroform at Fete Music for Beyond Wrestling in Rhode Island. The PGP, High Risk, and Zero 1 USA Tag Team Champions just keep on rolling. While it wasn’t their busiest weekend in terms of amount of matches, the travel itself would be enough to wear anyone out. They’ve got an upcoming tag title title match against The Forgotten at AIW that has a lot of people talking. Can they add another set of gold to their already large collection?

5. F1rst Generation (James Anthony @87JamesAnthony & Victor Andrews @Im_MrEverything)-The RWC Tag Team Champions finally breakthrough into the Top 5, but it was under a strange set of circumstances. First, give them credit for defeating Syde Effect/Creepy Crawler & Powers/Derek Douglas in a 3 Way Elimination Match to retain the titles over the weekend. The odd part of their ranking is that they came JUST short of winning the online voting competition, BUT somehow managed to sneak in at #5 over Team IOU. Quite simply, they had a tad more support from the official voters and thus, they broke on through. Congrats on their first official ranking as a team! #2 in the online poll with 78 votes.

People’s Champs. Team IOU (Kerry Awful @KerryAwful & Nick Iggy @IggyNJ210)-Get this…they have now won the online voting competition NINE times now. That means this is their 9th People’s Champ award for this Midwest tag team who branched out to Beyond Wrestling in Rhode Island where they defeated Scotty Slade & Oleg the Usurper on 8/31. They came SO close to getting back into the Top 5 this week, but just barely missed out. #1 in the online poll with 86 votes.


Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Just Uz
Da Hoodz
Crusade for Change
Juicy Product
The Throwbacks
Beer City Bruisers-#3 in the online poll with 26 votes
Shiloh Jonze & Eric Locker
Miracle Violence Connection
Doom Patrol
The Rising
Young Bucks

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