For the Week of March 3rd, 2014
1. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-After a # 4 ranking last week and a #1 ranking in the online poll, these multiple promotion tag team champions were 2-0 on the weekend with wins vs. Dan Walsh & Jeremy Wyatt and ACH & Nick Jackson on 2/28 and 3/1 at St. Louis Anarchy’s “Gateway to Anarchy” shows. While their match vs. The Young Bucks did not take place due to Matt Jackson’s injury, a taste of one of the Young Bucks may just be enough to get a future shot at them down the line. Next up: A huge match vs. rivals, Team IOU at IWA Mid-South on 3/9. #2 in the online poll.
2. Killbillies (Aric Andrews & Evan Banks)-This impressive tag team had perhaps the best weekend of anyone this entire year…and yet ended up at #2. It was a bitter sweet weekend at CWF Mid-Atlantic for this tag team as they racked up 4 wins to win the PWI Tag Team Tournament with victories vs. Manny Garcia & Ryan Zane, Ray Kandrack & Zane Dawson, Rage and The Machine, and Chet Sterling & Trevor Lee. Had they been ranked last week, it’s likely they would have been #1 this week, but The Hooligans’ overall body of work in 2014 slightly edged them out. Regardless of that fact, expect to see this team ranked again in the future. #1 in the online poll with over 100 votes and “The People’s Champions” for this week.
3. Lucha Sisters (Mia Yim & Leva Bates)-On any other week, the new SHINE Tag Team Champions would have been #1, but this week was a week filled with difficult competition up and down the Top 5. With victories vs. The Kimber Bombs, The SNS Express, and Made in Sin, this ladies’ tag team (who have no problem beating up men as well) proved their worth this week. #4 in the online poll.
4. Dylan Bostic & Roberto De Luna-This somewhat new tag team has been VERY impressive lately and they proved that they’re here to stay when they teamed up to defeat former 2 time #1’s in Michael Hayes & Mohamad Ali Vaez for the OVW Southern Tag Team Titles this week. They were 2-0 this week to improve to 5-0 as a team. #5 in the online poll.
5. Team Single (T-Bone & Rampage Brown)-The PCW UK Tag Team Champions get in on the strength of a 3-0 weekend with tremendous victories vs. AJ Styles & Lionheart, Battle Squad Awesome, and Danny Hope & Mad Man Manson. Much like some of the others, on any other week they would have been #1, but again, heavy competition held them back a bit. Regardless, they are the first tag team from the UK to get ranked, proving that the talent overseas is just as deserving of mention as any in the States. #7 in the online poll.
1st Honorable Mention. Men of the Year (Michael Elgin & Ethan Page)-AAW Tag Team Champions defeated Kung Fu Manchu (Louis Lyndon & Marion Fontaine) and still undefeated as a team. #3 in the online poll.
2nd Honorable Mention. OI4K (Jake & Dave Crist)-Defeated former #1’s Los Ben Dejos to run their win streak to 3 straight. #6 in the online poll.
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Logan Brothers (#9 in the online poll)
Ballard Brothers (#8 in the online poll)
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