Here are the top 5 independent tag teams of the world this week on the Indy Power Rankings on The Barbwire Blog, the best tag teams from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Canada to Mexico, from Europe to Japan. We’ll count down the 5 most popular tag teams in the world this week, hot off the votes from the online poll as well as the votes from independent wrestling writers for the week ending September 22, 2014. Now, on with the countdown!
Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of September 22nd, 2014
1. Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive, Flex Rumblecrunch, & Max Smashmaster @DevastationCorp)-Was there really any other legitimate option at #1 this week? While this is a 3 Man Team, they are NOT the first 3 Man Team to be ranked #1, however that may have been the only factor keeping them from sweeping the official voters this week. That being said, it’s hard to argue that the CHIKARA King of Trios 2014 didn’t deserve the #1 spot this week after knocking off Old Fashioned, Team UK, 3peck0, and Icarus & The Throwbacks in one single weekend. This is their first #1 and a very well-deserved/earned one at that. Congrats on hitting the pay window! #2 in the online poll.
2. Juicy Product (JT Dunn @TheJuiceee & David Starr @TheProductDS)-It took the King of Trios to dethrone the former 8 time #1’s from the top spot this week, but it’s not like they didn’t continue their hot streak in the process. On 9/19 they retained the NYWC Tag Team Titles vs. Reckless and Wasted to run their 2 week record to 3-0. Pretty impressive stuff, not to mention the fact that they’re STILL FIP, CZW, WSU, and of course NYWC Tag Team Champions. On top of that, they’re still “over as fuck.” With a big weekend coming up, we’ll see if they can return to the #1 spot atop the Tag Team Top 5.
3. Monster Mafia (Josh Alexander @Walking_Weapon & Ethan Page/All Ego @OfficialEgo)-The former People’s Champs and current IWL and Fringe Tag Team Champions added more gold to their waists when they defeated Jake OReilly & Anthony Darko to win the BKPW Tag Team Titles on 9/20. The next day they retained the Fringe Tag Team Titles via DQ vs. Shane Sabre & Kirk Warmack. The fact that it was just a DQ may have cost them a higher ranking this week, but let’s face it, competition was FIERCE this week. No doubt we’ll be seeing more of them in the near future as they continue to dominate Canada as well as the States.
4. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter @BeardedBullys)-These bearded bullies don’t know when to quit, do they? Just when you thought they had slowed down for the year, they picked it up again with further appearances in New York and Mexico, but it wasn’t those appearances that got them into the Top 5 this week…it was a victory vs. their new rivals in the Viking War Party at CCW on 9/20. That combined with their overall accomplishments in 2014 and their ranking from last week solidified that The Hooligans are STILL in the Top 5 once again. #5 in the online poll.
5. Time Splitters (KUSHIDA @KUSHIDA_CANADA & Alex Shelley @fakekinkade)-If you want name value in this Top 5, you’ve got it. The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions and former #1’s in the Tag Team Top 5 went 2-1 on the week in a few 6 Man Tag Team Matches at New Japan. While it wasn’t their most impressive week, on a week where there was so much going on, it was enough to BARELY slip them into the Top 5. As of press time they had already retained their tag team titles this week (9/23), so we’ll see if that carries over into yet another ranking next week.
People’s Champs. F1rst Generation (James Anthony @87JamesAnthony & Victor Andrews @Im_MrEverything)-While they did lose in the first round of the Crockett Cup on 9/20, they bounced back by defeating Team Fabulous for the PWF Tag Team Titles while simultaneously retaining the RWC Tag Team Titles on 9/21. 2014 has been a fantastic year for them so far and the polls have shown that as the fans come to their support any time they’re on there. They win the fan poll with 78 votes this week.
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Carolina Heart Throbs
Caine & Abel-#3 in the online poll
Salt N Pimpin-#4 in the online poll
And there it is, the top 5 of the most popular independent tag teams of the world as voted by the fans as well as independent wrestling writers across the country. To check out their offifcial web site where YOU can participate in the weekly online poll voting, visit indypowerrankingsipr.wordpress.com as well as their Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/IndyPowerRankings. They can be found on Twitter @IndyPowerRankin.
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