Week of January 6th, 2014
1. Michael Hayes & Mohammad Ali Vaez-The OVW Southern Tag Team Champions were the only tag team from last week’s top 5 to compete this week
and not only did they compete, they picked up a big title defense. On 1/4/14
at OVW’s Saturday Night Special they defeated The VIP Club of Jay Best & Roberto De Luna to retain their tag team titles.
2. Jax Dane & Rob Conway-The NWA World Tag Team Champions travelled to Japan where they successfully defended their titles vs. TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) at NJPW New Year Dash at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
After surprising a lot of people by winning the belts on 11/9/13, they’ve continued their reign in impressive fashion.
3. OI4K (Dave & Jake Crist)-The Crist brothers travelled to Big Japan over the weekend where they defeated Heisei Yakuza Duo (Kankuro Hoshino & Masato
Inaba) in a tag team match on 1/2/14 and then followed that up with a victory in a Tables Match vs. Speed of Sounds (Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi) on 1/4/14. This Midwest tag team is becoming a global force.
4. BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs-“The Decade” reformed their tag team with a strong win on 1/4/14 vs. Adam Page & Mark Briscoe at ROH in Nashville. These former 2 time ROH World Tag Team Champions are back in the hunt for a possible third title reign as a team.
5. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows-BULLET CLUB added some more gold to their stable over the weekend as Anderson & Gallows defeated Killer Elite Squad to win their first titles as a team and improve their record as a team to 13-2. Unfortunately for them, they lost in a 6 Man Tag Match vs. Suzuki-gun (Killer Elite Squad & Shelton Benjamin) to drop to 13-3 and keep them from what appeared to be a lock for the #1 spot this week.
1st Honorable Mention.
The Best Around (Bruce Maxwell & TJ Cannon)-Defeated The Beaver Boys on 1/4/14 at OPW Destroy Everything.
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Black Hand Warriors