Indy Power Rankings for the Week of December 2nd, 2013
1. Caleb Konley-The PWX Heavyweight Champion took his opportunity this week and walked away with the #1 spot after successfully defending his title vs. 4 of the biggest names in the sport at WrestleCade 2013. He outlasted Adam Page, Hurricane Helms, Sonjay Dutt, and Steve Corino in an Elimination Match. What a title reign it’s been for Konley!
2. Adam Cole-The ROH and PWG World Champion jumps back into the Indy Power Rankings once again. If not for a broken down vehicle in Germany, Cole may very well be #1 this week. Cole finishes off his European tour with an excellent 5-1 record. This week he won 3 matches. On 11/26 he teamed with Mark Haskins to defeat Project Ego (Kris Travis & Martin Kirby) at Tidal Championship Wrestling. On 11/29 he defeated Josh Bodom at RPW New Territory and then won his final match on 11/30 at wXw in a 16 Carat Gold 2014 Qualifying Match vs.Mark Haskins. With the IPR 100 approaching, Adam Cole continues to build on his accomplishments for 2013.
3. Michael Elgin-New continent. Same story. Elgin is 2-0-1 on his Australian Tour as he travelled to NHPW and defeated Aaron O’Malley and Chris Vice, Grimm, and Michael Morleone in a Monster’s Ball Match on 11/29. He followed that up with a 30 minute time limit draw vs. The NHPW Art of Fighting Champion Chris Vice on 11/30. Elgin truly is “Unbreakable”.
4. Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson-Let this record sink in: 7-1 as a team. “The Sun Tan Biker Man” and “The Machine Gun” represented BULLET CLUB well as they absolutely dominated the last 2 weeks at New Japan Pro Wrestling. Had they not suffered one loss vs. La Sombra & Tetsuya Naito on 11/29, they’d have as good of an argument as anyone for the #1 spot this week. Check out their body of work the last 2 weeks:
11/23 Win vs. BUSHI & Kota Ibushi
11/24 Win vs. CHAOS (Takashi Iizuka & Toru Yano)
11/25 Win vs. BUSHI & KUSHIDA
11/26 Win vs. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI)
11/28 Win vs. Suzuki-gun (Davey Boy Smith Jr., Lance Archer, Shelton Benjamin, & TAKA Michinoku) in an 8 Man Tag
11/29 Loss vs. La Sombra & Tetsuya Naito
11/30 Win vs. Captain New Japan & Togi Makabe
12/1 Win vs. Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) & TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) in an 8 Man Tag
5. Colt Cabana-The RPW British Heavyweight Champion ends his European tour unblemished and undefeated. With 5 wins and 0 losses, Cabana jumps back into the Indy Power Rankings after a very long time since his last appearance. Victories over Rampage Brown (twice), Adam Cole, Marty Scurll, and Chuck Taylor grab “Boom Boom” his highest spot since earlier in 2013.
6. Aaron Williams-The Rockstar Pro Champion drops just a few spots (due to heavy competition this week) after a win at Amped on 11/27. He teamed with Thunder Kitty to defeat American Beast & Samantha Heights. Williams is looking to duplicate the prior success of former Rockstar Pro Champion Benjamin Kimera with his first ever #1 ranking.
7. Michael Hayes-One half of the OVW Southern Tag Team Champions drops 3 spots due to strong competition, but he did his job as he defeated Shiloh Jonze on 11/27 at OVW Thanksgiving Thunder. His win streak has now been extended to 11. No one has been more consistent in recent weeks than Hayes.
8. Kevin Steen-The NEW AAW Heavyweight Champion gets in with a 1-1 record over the weekend, complete with a victory over Shane Hollister (and a loss to Johnny Gargano). His strength of competition was through the roof this week as he continued to prove that as long as he is on the indies, he will forever be relevant.
9. Biff Busick-After a poor week last week, Busick bounces back strong by winning the TRP Killer Kowalski Cup 2013 on 11/28. Thanksgiving night he defeated Kongo, Mikey Webb, and Jimmy Preston to win this year’s tournament. Busick is still seeking that elusive #1 ranking before the end of 2013.
10. Matt Cage-The NEW AAW Heritage Champion jumps in after a big victory over ACH. He is now a Double Champion as he holds both the AAW Heritage Title and SCW Title. Cage has been very impressive in 2013. With big shows in the next few weeks, can “The Proud Caucasian” reign supreme at the #1 spot once again?
Major Names Ineligible this week due to inactivity:
Matt Tremont, Young Bucks, Global Green Gangsters, Daywalkers (as a team), reDRagon (as a team), Brian Cage, Drake Younger, Bobby Fish
Just missing out/Others receiving votes:
The Hooligans-Retained the PGP Tag Team Titles vs. 2 Star Heroes
Jimmy Jacobs & Silas Young-4-0 as a team, Winners of the AAW Allegiance Tag Team Tournament
Juice Jennings-The WAR Champion for over 316 days now, defeated Jock Samson at WAR on 11/30
El Chupacabra-The NEW AWS Light Heavyweight Champion
Juntai Miller-The NEW CLASH Champion
Dave Manzo & The Wreckingball-The NEW CLASH Tag Team Champions
Kyle O’Reilly-Defeated one half of the AAW Tag Team Champions, Louis Lyndon
Ethan Page-3-1 weekend
Marek Brave-Beat Christian Rose in a Loser Leaves Berwyn Match
Chris Hero-Defeated Mr. 450 to improve to 2-3 since his return to the indies
Vinny Marseglia-Defeated Matt Taven’s team at TRP on 11/28
AR Fox-Undefeated on his tour of Chile
The Big O-NYWC Champion defeated Tony Nese in a Loser Leaves Town match
Matt Morgan-Retained the NWA FUW Heavyweight Title vs. Titan
Kahagas-Retained the NWA North American Title vs. Jeff Boom
Rich Swann-Retained the NWA FUW Slash Title vs. Lince Dorado, Santos, & Eddie Taurus
Los Bandidos-NEW AWS Tag Team Champions, defeating Suburban Commandos & PPRAY