IWA REPORT
Vol. 10, No. 3 -- February 2005
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JOHNNY B SAYS

After a decade of exciting fans throughout the world, the Leather Brigade's Jumping Joey Magnolia has decided to join his Mid-Atlantic Express tag-team partner The Spoiler in the IWA Hall of Fame. BRL fans will remember the feud that almost cost the charismatic superstar his career early on: when Mike "White Lightning" Moore broke his leg, almost destroying his knee -- an injury which plagues him to this day. In his long career Magnolia has held many championships, but he lists his 5-time reign as Battle Royal League Champion, United States tag title, and 3-time U.S. Six-man Championship as his greatest accomplishments. He's one of the few that has remained a fan favorite his entire career, and has been a member of the Wild West Warriors and The United Fan Favorites (TUFF). Joey is managed by Dan Harrell of Virginia, a 16-year veteran of the IWA!

 

WORLD CHAMPION

Mark and Rebecca Duchaine of Vermont get to share either a real wrestling belt and 50 free matches or 100 free matches, since they managed DEAD: Inferno (GBL) to the top of the IWA! He had to edge both NME: Karnage (WCL) and DHM: Headhunter (MML) to win the Bronze Federation, as all three had a perfect 501 total. Then he faced the other federation champions and -- one by one -- sent them on a free ride aboard the Duchaine Pain Train.

 

U.S. CHAMPION

COLD: Blindside (GRL) used his perfectly-executed 501 total to clobber all contenders, gaining $60,000 in imaginary funds. His manager, Brock Wyant of Alabama, wins his choice of a large, engraved plaque or 25 free matches!

 

KING OF THE RING

Brian Kitcher of Florida must be glad he entered his league battle royal. His wrestler, xXx: Bangin' Bobby Lace (MIL), turned out to be the winner of the KOTR free-for-all, so Brian wins a large, engraved plaque or 25 free matches! The intense contest came down to his wrestler and HUNS: Heidenreich (FWL), who eventually lost by point flow.

 

AMERICAN CHAMPION

Stealing this title from his brother Anthony was Eric Dudick of New York, whose DC: Eye Crust (SCL) won him either an engraved plaque or 15 free matches. He had a 499-point strategy.

 

HARDCORE CHAMPION

Taking full advantage of his 499-pointer, EDGE: Superstar Billy Silva (GRL) defeated the other Hardcore league champions and won an engraved plaque or 15 free matches for his manager, Jeff Annable of Canada. Nice work!

 

URBAN LEGEND CHAMPION

Anthony Dudick of New York decided to hold onto this title for another cycle, and so earns yet another engraved plaque or 15 free matches. This time he used DC: Ravishing Rick Money (NYL) to win the prize, arming him with a 499 total to ensure victory.

 

FEDERATION PLAY-OFFS

CTI/LTL: The Alan (IML), managed by "Ice Cold Enforcer" Alan Handley of North Carolina, handily took the Iron Federation title over NME members Child of Hate (LWL) and Demolition (NLL). In the Steel Federation, CTI: Rock Smokin' Ex-Mayor Marion Berry (RBL) smoked the competition for his manager, "The Intellectual Superstar" Kevin J. Reuter of Florida. The Gold Federation champion was CTI: Death's Grief (OGL). He attributes his success to the leadership of Scott Bernes from Ohio. The $40,000 purse and 25 free matches for the Diamond title went to Louisiana Wildfire (WKL), who has undoubtedly made his manager, Henry Boegle of New York, very proud. The blaze continued through the Bronze Federation, as Inferno took the title and then went on to the World honors. The Jade Federation saw NVUS: The Volcano (JIL) send his opponents running for cover, gaining the prize for manager Steven Henkel of Maryland.

 

NATIONAL CHAMPION, IWA-WIDE REGIONALS

Veteran manager Iron Man Pete Kolomichuk of Ohio claimed not just one, but two IWA-wide regions last cycle! He won the Pacific title with THM: Snake Eyes (GBL), and the Prairie belt with THM: King Cobra (GBL). Both wrestlers had strategies worth 500 points, and they fought to an unbreakable tie for the National prize. Pete gets to choose between a large, engraved plaque and 25 free matches! Taking the remaining titles were...

Atlantic: NME: Sal Ramo (GBL)
edged DC: Skarhead (NYL), LB: Chris Champion (WAL), EDGE: Chief Lapulapu (SCL), and CTI: Nature Boy Ric Douglas (FTL), all with 499
Central: THM: Jason the Snake(GBL)
edged out CTI: Too Sexy Nasty Nick (SCL), both with 500
Dixie: UKA: Pentagon Priest(WCL)
beat NME: The Ghoul (GRL) by point flow, both with 499
Eastern: CTI: Harvester of Hate(DDL)
edged NME: Kid Korrupt (WCL) and CTI: Mr. Extreme Legend (SCL), all with 500
Mountain: WWW: "Phage Ranger" Angus Lok (TML)
500-pointer
Northern: E$T: Sativa Slammer (OGL)
499 total
Southern: NME: Ricky "The Glove" (GBL)
edged out BLOOD: "Big Wave" Benji Tsunami (GRL), both with 499
Western: NME: Superstar Rocky Kage(GBL)
500 points

 

LADIES' TITLES

Scott Bernes of Ohio led CTI: "Dangerous" Dana Deception (WUL) to point flow victory over SC: Perfect Piper Perabo (GDL) for the Ladies' World Championship. He wins an engraved plaque or 15 free matches! Taking the Queen of the Ring honors was NME: Tipsy Tammy Stevens (FFL), managed by Chad LaBombard of Michigan. The Ladies' U.S. champion was CB: Rudi "Can't Touch This" Bakhtiar (FFL), managed by W.P. Mills of Wisconsin. She teamed up with his "Perfect Ten" Jen Carfagno and together they won the Ladies' U.S. tag titles! The battle for the Ladies' National belt saw SC: Sadistic Sarah Lancaster (GDL) win it for Stephen Hite of Pennsylvania, who provided the 499-point strategy. Claiming the Ladies' Tag-team Championships were NME: Al Gore "In a Thong" and Howard Dean "In a Skirt" (FFL), managed by C.J. Frank of Texas. They won by point flow over COT: Venus Diablo and Strawberry Fields (GDL), plus NVUS: Marvelous Mia Torreto and Dana the Destroyer (LLL). C.J. added John Kerry "In a Dress" to the team and watched as they won the U.S. Six-woman belts, edging out GOTH: Matti's Slave Girl, Queen of GOTH, and Gothic Mistress (VVL). Then he conquered the World Six-woman Championships with NME: Lu Lu, Rikku, and Yuna (VVL). They used point flow to defeat DC: Laurel, Cailey, and Ashley California (LLL); SC: Patricia Marion, Carrie Boxx, and Kathryn Boxx (GDL); plus CB: "Perfect Ten" Jen Carfagno, Christi "Got It All" Paul, and Rudi "Can't Touch This" Bakhtiar (FFL).

 

WORLD TAG-TEAM CHAMPIONS

Wisconsin manager Joshua Haight's team of CTI: Giant Kamala and the Showstopper (FTL) won these $50,000 belts, so he gets to choose between an engraved plaque and 15 free matches! The top nine teams in the standings had a perfect 516 total.

 

TOP 10 TAG-TEAMS

1. CTI: Giant Kamala & the Showstopper (FTL)
2. NME: Dragon Lee & Chang (WCL)
3. BEST: Darkness & Walker "The Evil" Clown (THL)
4. DC: The Iceman Richard Kulinski & Disturbed (ESL)
5. NME: Lord Trust & Lord Greed (SFL)
6. CTI: Blackjack & Sworn Enemy J.H. (STL)
7. NME: Pauly Ramo & Stunning Steve Sawyer (GBL)
8. DC: The Masked Nobody & Nothing Man (DDL)
9. EDGE: King Extreme & Commissioner Hannibal (GRL)
10. BEST: Diamond Dallas & Bad Boy Tony (NYL)

 

U.S. TAG-TEAM CHAMPIONS

NME/GRUNGE: "Mudhoneys" Mark Arm and Steve Turner (DDL), managed by C.J. Frank of Texas, took home these $20,000 purses after edging CTI: Steve Awesome and Diamond Stud (STL), GOTHIC SAMOAN: Manu and Saru (BRL), NME: Gatherer of Death Jaden Reaper and Massacre of Souls Kane Reaper (SFL), CTI: Smothered and Suffacation (GRL), and COLD: The Gun and the Bada$$ Billy Spades (GNL). Wow! Each team had a perfect 516.

 

WORLD SIX-MAN CHAMPIONS

First there was a four-way tie for these belts, then a five-way tie, and last cycle continued the trend with a three-way tie! Scott Bernes of Ohio kept his name in this section, this time using CTI: Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjiman, and Trapt (JWL). NME: Lord Mayhem, Lord Terror, and Lord Destruction(STL) earned a place on the winner's list for Mr. Michael J. Paciga, CEO of Infamous Unlimited. Also refusing to let go of the titles were GOTH: The Dressed Wombat, Sheik Hassent Ben Sober, and the Illustrious Ishtar (FWL). They belong to Mike Dorsett of New York. All 10 teams in the rankings had 521 points, and so did WWW: "Watcher of the Dead" Raif Sevrance, "Blackhail Bear" Drey Sevrance, and "Phage Ranger" Angus Lok (TML).

 

TOP 10 SIX-MAN TEAMS

1. CTI: Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjiman, Trapt (JWL)
NME: Lord Mayhem, Lord Terror, Lord Destruction (STL)
GOTH: The Dressed Wombat, Sheik Hassent Ben Sober, the Illustrious Ishtar (FWL)
4. TV: Checkmate, Gambit, Wolverine (HML)
TV: Chance, High Impact, Sudden Impact (ASL)
6. DC: Diamondback Drew, Brutal Brett, Lethal Lance LeBlanc (GBL)
7. ROT: Da Stinga, Reign of Terror Legend, Reign of Terror Disciple (NDL)
8. NME: Kid Korrupt, Dragon Lee, Chang (WCL)
9. LB's Big Frank Country, Bad News Blake, Hollywood Armstrong (DDL)
10. GOTH: Torture Master Jito Toshiro, Soul Collector Behemoth Shinobi, Body Snatcher Kano Yuichiro (HAL)

 

U.S. SIX-MAN CHAMPIONS

These $20,000 titles went to the team of EDGE: Ghost of Magellan, Chief Lapulapu, and Slow Moving Carabao (SCL). Manager Garett J. Guzman of Missouri helped them win by point flow over NME: Lord Havoc, Lord Prodigy, and Lord Anger (TML); CTI: Burnt Identity, Xpired Dream, and XD Beast (DDL); CTI: Giant Kamala, the Showstopper, and Silent Assassin (FTL); NME: Pauly Ramo, Stunning Steve Sawyer, and Superstar Rocky Kage (GBL); plus CTI: Hammer, Hotshot Tommy Bullrope, and Fate (TDL).

 

TOP 10 MONEY HOLDERS

1. IE: Izzy Stradlin (RHL) $15,945,200
2. UBA: Darian "The Barbarian" Thomas (SCL) $15,855,700
3. DC/ALLIANCE: The Survivor (HAL) $10,236,700
4. DFI: American Freedom Fighter E.J. (SHL) $9,775,038
5. nWo: Evil Wonder Woman (WUL) $9,736,800
6. SC: King Krusher (BBL) $9,399,700
7. WWW: Mike White Lightning Moore (QPL) $9,229,200
8. JL6: The Hooded Inmate (FWL) $7,641,800
9. DC: Diesel Duddick (NSL) $6,416,200
10. "Mr. Powerful" Ken Lambeau (PKL) $6,344,200

 

TOP 10 LEAGUES

The old record for the most matches played in one league in a single cycle was 1,547 matches, set by the MRL. The most active leagues for the Winter cycle, based on the number of matches, were: MRL (absolutely obliterating the old record with an unbelievably huge 2,478 matches! Yes, that is a 2 in front of the comma!), TDL (sneaking up from third to second place with an enormous 816 matches), HRL (slipping ever so slightly to third place but still phenomenally active with 775 matches), YCL (jam-packed with 733 exciting matches), LLL, LNL, ASL, WKL, UWL, and AAL/TCL.

Back in first after last cycle's second place finish in the race for the two matches for $1 cycle was the TDL! It had an average strategy total of 492.379 points for all active wrestlers. The YCL wasn't far off with 490.886, while the ASL came in third with 489.186 points. Bunched up at the next three spots were the AAL, LLL, and HRL, with 488.8, 488.373, and 488.233-point averages.

 

TOP 10 VICTORIES

1. UBA: Darian "The Barbarian" Thomas (SCL) 7,152-1,409-298
2. "Mr. Powerful" Ken Lambeau (PKL) 4,832-677-103
3. DC/ALLIANCE: The Survivor (HAL) 3,665-769-184
4. WWW: Mike White Lightning Moore (QPL) 3,443-1,170-203
5. PAIN: Dragon Tzu (AAL) 3,174-1,508-234
6. JL6: The Hooded Inmate (FWL) 3,109-672-133
7. DC: Tyrant Trooper (WTL) 3,069-183-84
8. PAIN: Manitou (AAL) 3,028-1,497-223
9. PAIN: Cougar - WK (AAL) 3,009-1,520-232
10. IE: Izzy Stradlin (RHL) 2,920-504-91

 

LIST OF LEAGUES

IRON FEDERATION: Brick Wall, Danger Zone, Heart Throb, Iron Man, Lethal Weapon, Mount Olympus, Murder Incorporated, Northern Lights, Quick Pin, Tampa Bay, Women Unite, Yankee Clipper

STEEL FEDERATION: Bone Crusher, Fierce Warrior, Hired Assassin, Mid-Atlantic Region, Praying Mantis, Really Bloody, Red Hot, Ring Lord, Sterling Silver, Unknown Wrestler, Vicious Valkyries

GOLD FEDERATION: All Star, Battle Royal, Blood Bath, Eastern Stars, Gold Digger, Gold Nugget, Hit Man, Living Nightmare, Ninja Dojo, Olympic Gold, San Francisco, Texas Death, Torture Chamber

DIAMOND FEDERATION: Axe Blade, Dark Angel, Evil Clown, Femme Fatale, Joker's Wild, Las Vegas, Last Breath, Lights Out, Night Falcon, Noble Savage, Saber Tooth, Wild Kingdom

BRONZE FEDERATION: Coffin Filler, Dark Days, Famous Talent, Glory Bound, Grim Reaper, Main Event, Mat Mayhem, New York, Southern Comfort, Trouble Maker, Wild America, Windy City

JADE FEDERATION: Atomic Age, Hard Hitting, High Rollers, Jade Dragon, Just Incredible, Kansas City, Lovely Ladies, Psychotic Killer, Super Hero, Tiger Hunt, Total Package, Western Trails, World Wrestling

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