Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of May 12th, 2014

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of May 12th, 2014
1.       Juicy Product (JT Dunn & David Starr)-It’s really quite remarkable what this team has done over the last 3 weeks. While they were certainly nothing to sneeze at over the last few months, no one could have predicted this type of success for them. They are the CZW and FIP World Tag Team Champions and on 5/10 they defeated The Beaver Boys to retain those CZW titles. That makes 4 wins in 3 weeks for this team and their 2nd time at the top. Look out, everyone, you’ve got a new tag team to contend with who don’t appear to be going quietly into the night any time soon. #4 in the online poll.
2.       Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson)-Surprisingly, despite their consistency in at least getting mentions, this is the highest recent ranking for the tag team that is widely considered the best tag team in the world. On 5/10, they helped prove that point by defeating Forever Hooligans and Time Splitters to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles at Global Wars. They also still hold the HOG, ROH, and PWG Tag Team Titles. Is their first #1 ranking in 2014 next on the agenda?
3.       Matt Tremont & Mickie Knuckles-Random pairing? Maybe, but that’s what WSU’s King and Queen Tournament creates and this pairing did what it took to run through 3 other teams to win the tournament on 5/10. Mickie Knuckles enjoys TWO #3 rankings this week (in singles and tag team) as she and Tremont defeated Danny Havoc & Jewells Malone, then Chris Dickinson & Shanna, and then finally Candice LeRae & Joey Ryan to win the tournament. Hopefully we’ll see them team again in the near future.
4.       The Bravado Brothers (Lancelot & Harlem Bravado)-It’s been a nice 2014 for the boys from North Carolina. The WrestleForce and DGUSA Tag Team Champions just keep the Bravado Bandwagon moving right along as they defeated Monster Mafia on 5/9 at EVOLVE 29 and The Colony at EVOLVE 30. They are 7-5 as a team in 2014 and have won 6 straight 2 on 2 tags, overall. We say this a lot, but on any other week, they could have easily been #1.

5.       The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-It wasn’t your typical week for this bad ass tag team, but what they lacked in terms of wins and loss percentage, they made up for with a HUGE tag team title win as they knocked off the Ring Rydas for the JCW Tag Team Titles to add yet another set of tag titles to their collection. They are now PGP, Zero-1 USA, and JCW Tag Team Champions. You can’t keep these bearded bullies out of the Tag Team Top 5 for more than a week and this week is further proof of that fact. Fat and flippy? It works for them.
Honorable Mention/People’s Champs. Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-NWA Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Primetime Outlaws (Lee Condrey & Brian Lee) by DQ on 5/9. #1 in the online poll to add to their record number of People’s Champs awards.
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
                Dylan Bostic & The Mexicutioner
                The Skywalkers
                Uhaa Nation & AR Fox
                Joey Ryan & Candice LeRae
                Arrogant Bastards
                Los Bandidos
                Jack Thriller & Jack Verville
                The Briscoes
                Hunter Brothers
                The Ballard Brothers
                The Scarbonis
                The Heatseekers
                Glam Slam 2.0
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