Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of March 10th, 2014
1. Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-A boy and his dog pull off the shocker! The voting was so tight this week that the fans’ poll determined who was #1 and the winners were Team IOU. After 2 victories over the weekend vs. Brian Lee & Lee Condry on 3/7 at NWA SAW and last week’s #1 The Hooligans at IWA Mid-South, the voters were split. Would it be the reputation and belt collecting of the Young Bucks or would it be the consistency in 2014 of Team IOU? IOU won out. Never, ever underestimate their popularity or quite frankly, their ability to win. #1 in the online poll with 84 votes and People’s Champs this week.
2. Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)-The team that was clearly the favorite heading into the voting came up just short of #1 this week after perhaps suffering from their 6 man tag team loss vs. The Briscoes and Michael Elgin on 3/7. They bounced back with arguably the biggest win of the weekend when they defeated reDRagon for the ROH World Tag Team Titles. They now hold the ROH, PWG, HOG, and IWGP Junior Tag Team Titles. Their first #1 in 2014 has got to be on the horizon. #2 in the online poll with 77 votes.
3. Beaver Boys (Alex Reynolds & John Silver)-Surprisingly, this is the first time the CZW World Tag Team Champions have been ranked in quite some time. Over the weekend they defeated The Front (Jaka and Niles Sozio) to once again retain the titles. They have won 4 straight as a team, with 3 successful title defenses, overall. 9th in the online poll with just 1 vote.
4. The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe)-“Dem Boys” get their first ranking in the Tag Team Top 5 (they had been ranked previously in the Indy Power Rankings before the Tag Team Top 5 existed) with 2 big wins over the weekend. It’s arguable what their record actually was (2-0 or 2-0-1?) but regardless, they were undefeated with big wins in a 6 man tag team match vs. The Young Bucks and Kevin Steen and then a No DQ match vs. Outlaw Inc. (Homicide and Eddie Kingston). 4th in the online poll with 8 votes.
5. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-It looked like these bearded bullies were going to get ousted after their loss vs. Team IOU on 3/9 at IWA Mid-South, but the fans came out and helped them score their 3rd straight ranking. It wasn’t all bad news on the weekend for them as they did retain their SNPW Tag Team Titles vs. Christian Rose and Matt Cage (both former #1’s in the singles Top 10).
1st Honorable Mention. OI4K (Jake & Dave Crist)-Teamed with Azrieal and Chris Dickinson to defeat Alex Colon, Biff Busick, and The Juicy Product at CZW to run their win streak to 3 straight. #6 in the online poll with 3 votes.
2nd Honorable Mention. The Decade (Roderick Strong, BJ Whitmer, & Jimmy Jacobs)-Went 2-1 on the weekend, suffering their first loss since forming. Still 6-1 overall since the Decade has formed. No votes in the online poll.
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Team Friendship (#5 in the online poll)
Josh Crane & Trik Davis
Los Ben Dejos
2 Hot 2 Furious (#7 in the online poll)
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