Ladies and gentlemen, 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 November 17, 2014. Now, on with the countdown!
Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of November 17th, 2014
1. Premier Athlete Brand (Caleb Konley @calebkonley & Trent ? @trentylocks)-Was there any team more dominant last week than P.A.B? They literally invaded China and took over with THREE huge wins there to retain the DGUSA Open the United Gate Championships. This is the first ranking for the pair of them (Caleb & Nese were ranked together previously) and it’s as good as it gets with their #1 ranking. With wins vs. The Colony, The Bravado Bros, and then both The Colony & The Bravado Bros in a 3 Way, it would have been difficult to deny them the #1 spot this week, despite many teams having very, very good weekends. This is Trent’s second #1 ranking (his other was with Chuck Taylor early in the year) in the Tag Team Top 5. Tag team specialist? Maybe!
2. reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly @ROHOReilly & Bobby Fish @TheBobbyFish)-The ROH World Tag Team Champions and IWGP Junior Tag Team Champions continued their impressive streak of wins over the weekend as they once again retained the ROH Titles vs. The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett) on 11/15. Despite their recent success, they just missed out on their 7th #1 ranking this week due to the multiple wins of Premier Athlete Brand. That being said, a seventh #1 ranking isn’t out of the realm of possibility in 2014. With ROH Final Battle approaching, can “the best team on God’s green” make it happen?
3. Beaver Boys (Alex Reynolds @YTReynolds & John Silver @SilverNumber1)-It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen the former CZW World Tag Team Champions in the Tag Team Top 5, but they definitely earned their ranking this week after defeating Team Tremendous, Flawless & Lawless, and Spirit Squad in a Four-Team Elimination Match on 11/14. They followed that up with a dream match and a victory in said dream match vs. The Young Bucks in the finals of the FBW Tag Team Tournament that same night. Impressive showing for a team that has kind of flown under the radar the last few months.
4. Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive, Flex Rumblecrunch, & Max Smashmaster @DevastationCorp)-The former #1 team in the Tag Team Top 5 proved to be consistent once again as they teamed with The Wrecking Crew to defeat Icarus, The Throwbacks, & The Osirian Portal on 11/15 at CHIKARA. That marked their 6th straight win as a 3 man-team. Could some gold be in their future? There’s no doubt that would be something that could absolutely catapult them up the Tag Team Top 50. Freebird Rule? It might pay big dividends for one of the best tag teams on the indies right now.
5. London Riots (James Davis @LondonRiotsJD & Rob Lynch @RobLynchRIOTS)-Perhaps the most dominant team in the UK in 2014 scored 2 more victories over the weekend as the IPW: UK British Tag Team Champions defeated The Alpha Males at RRW on 11/15, then teamed with Jimmy Havoc & Isaac Zercher to beat Brian Kendrick, Paul London, and D&D Security in an 8 Man Tag at IPW: UK on 11/16. The former #1’s and People’s Champs continued to build their Tag Team Top 50 ranking. Where will they end up? #5 in the online poll.
People’s Champs. Bull Dredd (@BullDredd) & Ron Zombie (@RonZombie34)-For the 2nd straight week, the NEW Tag Team Champions are People’s Champs! This past week they teamed to defeat Robbie E (from TNA) and Romeo Roselli on 11/14 to once again retain their titles and run their record to 3-0 over the last 3 weeks. It was particularly impressive as they trailed most of the day to Cody & David Morton, but surged ahead in the final minutes of the vote with a total of 53 votes.
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
The Down Boyz
Mallaki Matthews & Bucky Collins
HammerStein-Tied for #3 in the online poll
The Brutes-Tied for #3 in the online poll
Cody & David Morton-#2 in the online poll with 50 votes
And there it is, the 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 official 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. They can also be found on Instagram @IndyPowerRankings.
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