A New Number One?
The tag team scene heats up.
by Josh Ray
After what seemed like an eternity at the number one spot, the Northstar Express fell one spot to number two. Taking their place at number one is the ultra-talented team known as The Phoenix Twins (Tweek & Dash).
The Phoenix Twins have received their fair share of accolades this year. In the MWR coverage area for 2008, they have held the AAPW tag titles and wrestled in the MWR Match of the Month for March. They’ve also been MWR Tag Team of the Month in March and May, as well as the Tag Team of the 1st Quarter. While nipping at the heels of the Northstar Express since the beginning of the 2008 Wrestling Revival Cup, Tweek and Dash overtook them after capturing the Scott County Wrestling Tag Team Titles this month.
That’s not to say that Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz are out of the hunt. A very popular tag team, the Northstar Express suffered a setback when Darin Corbin injured his knee at a 3XWrestling show in Des Moines, IA in September. He’s since recovered moderately from the injury and they’ve got a busy second half of October, but those matches are tough and could slow them down even further.
Another team that has slipped slightly in the tag team rankings is the team of Danny Daniels & Trik Davis, collectively known as Windy City Classic. Windy City Classic had a tight grip on the Scott County Wrestling Tag Team Titles for a large portion of the year, but the talent and teamwork of teams such as Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya & CJ Esparza) and Phoenix Twins caused them to wear down over time. Both teams have tasted SCW Tag Title glory in the past two months.
The team to look out for is the LONRs (Darrien Sanders and Mark Sterling). These guys have been on a steady climb as of late, and the month of October could prove to be their best yet. The LONRs defeated the former number one team twice this year (Northstar Express) in successful defenses of the Pro Wrestling Phoenix Tag Team Titles, and last week defeated the new number one tag team (Phoenix Twins) to capture the All American Pro Wrestling Tag Titles.
The dark horse in the hunt for the MWR 2008 Wrestling Revival Cup for tag teams would have to be Lethal Wrestling Alliance’s top tag team, Davey Vega & Johnny Vinyl. These two have competed solely in the LWA this year, a promotion without tag team titles to measure success. Currently ranked 11th, these two have crawled within striking distance of the top ten and at press time were staring down the Northstar Express in a big match for bragging rights and a possibly push to the top of the rankings.
The 2008 Wrestling Revival Cup is coming to a close in the very near future and the fight for the championship is intensifying. Who will take home the