Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Indy Power Rankings: Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of April 7th

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of April 7th, 2014
1.       BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson)-A first! This is not only their first time ranked #1 in the Tag Team Top 5, but also the first time that ANYONE has been ranked #1 in the Tag Team Top 5  after being ranked #1 in the Indy Power Rankings in 2013 (pre-Tag Team Top 5). That’s what type of year Gallows and “The Machine Gun” are having as they once again retained their IWGP Tag Team Titles on 4/6 vs. Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata. With 8 of their last 10 matches being wins, they’ll be a force to be reckoned with potentially for the rest of 2014.
2.       Bravado Brothers (Lancelot & Harlem Bravado)- The DGUSA Open the United Gate Champions/WrestleForce Tag Team Champions had a hell of a weekend as they went 3-0 in straight up tags, but their one blemish in a 6 man tag may have cost them #1 this week. Nevertheless, The Bravado Bandwagon rolls on as they’ve won 5 straight 2 on 2 tag team matches. They are another team that are just starting to get their legs under them in 2014.
3.       The Decade (BJ Whitmer, Jimmy Jacobs, Adam Page)-Different pairing. Same result. On 4/4 at ROH they teamed to defeat Adrenaline RUSH & Andrew Everett. They are 8-1 as a stable since forming with the only loss being a 2 on 2 tag by Whitmer & Jacobs at IWA Mid-South. They are 8-0 as any type of unit at ROH. This was Adam Page’s first teaming with the group but once again they remain unblemished in perhaps the biggest independent wrestling promotion in the U.S. in ROH.
4.       Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)-Another week goes by and once again, arguably the best tag team on the indies are not #1. Despite that, they are STILL the PWG, ROH, IWGP Junior Heavyweight, and HOG Tag Team Champions. On 4/6 they defeated El Desperado and Kota Ibushi to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles to improve their recent record. They’ve won 3 out of their last 5 matches. #5 in the online poll.
5.       Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)- The NWA Southern Tag Team Champions make yet another appearance in the Tag Team Top 5 as a boy and his dog were once again successful over the weekend, defeating Shooting Impact on 4/4 at NWA SAW. This was one of the few times in recent memory that they didn’t rank #1 or #2 in the online poll, but did end up at #3 with an impressive 86 votes.
Honorable Mention. Dylan Bostic & “Mexicutioner” Roberto De Luna-OVW Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Aaron Sky & Robbie Walker and Mohamad Ali Vaez & Adam Revolver. #1 in the online poll with a NEW RECORD 255 VOTES. They are your People’s Champs this week.
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
                Premier Athlete Brand
                Global Green Gangsters
                Hubba Bubba Lucha
                Osirian Portal-#4 in the online poll
                Devastation Corporation-#2 in the online poll
                Tabarnak De Team
                Bumrush Brothers
                The Capones
                Fallen Empire
                Team CK
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