IWA REPORT
Vol. 10, No. 15 -- Fall 2005
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STABLECADE 2005

Representing over 25 stables from across the IWA, 442 wrestlers climbed into the ring and duked it out for imaginary cash and very real prestige. The group that ended up with the highest average of its five best strategy totals was the Squared Circle Assassins! We congratulate them on a battle well fought. Thanks to everyone for showing pride in your stable and making this a contest to remember.

Listed below are the SCA members who entered this year's tournament. They were each awarded $100,000 in earnings. (Wrestlers with a star after their names had the best strategies in the stable.)

C.J. Frank of California
BTL: "420 Kid" Wicked*, Baby Ray*, Don Dawson*
GDL: "Chaotic" Kimberly Payne, "Crazy Cousin" Heather, "Psycho" Sara Frank, Awesome Amy Payne
HAL: "Irish Technician" Mickey McLaughlin, "Jacknife Hammer" Nash Braden
HTL: Lord Tiberius Sextus "The Righteous"
MML: "Dangerous" Derek Brumba, "Squared Circle Assassin" CJ Frank, "The Mullet" Michael More, "The Scrub" Lezz Macarver

Joshua Haight of Wisconsin
WAL: Hollywood Chris Fox*, Ruthless*

Kevin Payne of California
AAL: Big Poppa Pump, Dare Devil, Mr. Perfect (all three are SCA/PWO)
BTL: The "Celtic Warlord" Kevin Payne, the "Son of Perdition" Scott Payne

Andre Sabucco of Texas
MML: Brian Pillman, the Sharpshooter

Here are the top 20 stables from the event, along with the average strategy total from each stable's 5 best members (of those who entered):

1. SCA 499.2
2. NME 498.2
3. BEST 498.0
4. FXT 497.4
5. DHM 497.2
6. LB, NVUS, UKA 496.6
9. WWW 496.4
10. TBZ 496.0
11. GOTH 495.8
12. TV 495.6
13. COD 494.8
14. independent wrestlers 494.6
15. xXx 494.2
16. DSTY 493.0
17. ROW 492.8
18. nWo 492.0
19. BOC 491.2
20. PA 490.4

 

JOHNNY B SAYS

I invented play-by-mail wrestling 20 years ago, and thanks to all of you, the IWA became the biggest and most enjoyable PBM game in the world. I never dreamed it would reach the heights it did. I guess I wasn't counting on your entertaining trash talk which helped build league activity, your creative ideas for improvement, and the influence you had on so many of your friends -- convincing them to try out a game where imaginary wrestlers compete for imaginary money! They must really respect your judgment if they would sign up for such a crazy-sounding idea just because you told them it was fun. And I'm really glad they do.

As a special "thank you" on our 20th anniversary, all of the singles matches played next cycle will be worth TWO wins! If your wrestler wins 15 matches next cycle, he will have 30 wins added to his record. Losses will still count as one per match. This is something we've never done before, and may never repeat. It is only in effect next cycle, so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity!

Speaking of opportunities, I'd like to take this one to thank everyone for providing all of us at Worlds Unlimited, Inc. with so much enjoyment over the years. It's been a pleasure serving you for the last two decades.

Next cycle, we are opening the World Wrestling League to transfers! In this Jade Federation league, imaginary wrestlers imitate real-life professional wrestlers from both the past and present (such as Shane "Hurricane" Helms -- who is actually a former IWA manager). Stable initials are not allowed in the WWL to make things more realistic. If this concept appeals to you, send your guys to check it out!

SCA: Arrogant Andre Sabucco (1,007-146-18, $1,852,700) is retiring from the LNL this cycle. He managed himself from Texas, so that's where we will send the engraved plaque!

Also entering our Hall of Fame is NME: Chris Lance (TDL). His career stats are 1,004-206-29, with $1,206,600 and 16 stars. He's managed by the "Mad Dawg" himself, Tim Zaegel of Missouri!

Our final retiree this time is VBB/TD: Manloaf of the BBL. Vicky Hernandez of Kentucky led this superstar to greatness, accumulating a record of 1,173-150-39, earnings of $2,262,800, and boasting 11 cycles with a strategy total of 495 or better. Congratulations to Vicky, who will receive an engraved plaque!

 

WORLD CHAMPION

Daniel Myers of Maryland earned his choice of 100 free matches or a real wrestling belt and 50 free matches when his wrestler, LEGACY: Legendary Powerhouse (NYL), conquered not only the Bronze Federation but also the World! His strategy was worth an even 500 points.

 

U.S. CHAMPION

Defeating all other TV champions last cycle was NVUS: Mr. Hardcore (GRL). His point flow victory over both DC: Syn (NYL) and LEGACY: Efficacious (AEL) earned him $60,000 plus a large, engraved plaque or 25 free matches for his manager, Anthony Rodriguez of Alabama. All three wrestlers had 500 points.

 

KING OF THE RING

Replacing his normal, everyday crown with this one was NVUS: King of All NV (GRL). We totalled the values of hold positions 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 11, 14, and 15 in the strategy of each league battle royal winner, and Dan Delaney of Ohio's man scored a 273 (adding up all 15 holds gives him 500 points). Dan wins his choice of a large, engraved plaque or 25 free matches!

 

FEDERATION PLAY-OFFS

Taking control of the Iron Federation with his 500-point strategy was TNW: Morbid (MOL)! He's managed by the talented Chris Decker of New Jersey. He picks up $40,000 in earnings, and Chris wins 25 free matches! BEST: John Ceno (SSL), managed by Tony Robinson of Florida, won the Steel Federation title by point flow over E$T: Rowdy Ron the Ranch Hand (RHL), who is managed by Zach Gargus of Parts Unknown. (Ron had originally won over John by point flow, but it turned out that John's strategy had been entered incorrectly. His correct strategy had better flow than Ron's. We apologize to both Tony and Zach for this mistake.) The Gold Federation champion was NVUS: Blood Stone (ESL), who was coached to victory by Dan Delaney of Ohio. Gaining the prize for the Diamond Federation was DC: Blue Blazer (ABL). Robb Routh of Virginia led him to a point flow win over stablemate Redemption (WKL) and EDGE: Baron Von Ruxpin (ECL). World Champion Legendary Powerhouse claimed the Bronze title after edging out stablemate Lightning Jack (AEL), COT: The Dakota Dude (GRL), E$T: The Masked Peanut Vendor #1 (OBL), and NVUS: Gramm (TML). They each had 500 points. In the Jade Federation, NVUS: The Hitman (KCL) won the free matches for "The League Killer" Alan Handley of North Carolina.

 

NATIONAL CHAMPION, IWA-WIDE REGIONALS

C.J. Frank of California won the choice between a large, engraved plaque and 25 free matches when SCA: Don Dawson (BTL) grabbed the Pacific regional title, then used point flow to gain the National honors! He had a perfect 501-pointer. The rest of the titles went to...

Atlantic: DEAD/COD: "Bloodshed" Tommy Blood (HTL)
501 total
Central: DEAD/COD: "Bloodbath" Johnny Blood (HTL)
501 points
Dixie: LPPF/666: Kaul "The Fiend" Dybbuk (WCL)
edged Commissioner Myers (AEL), NME: Vlad Dracul (GRL), and DARK: Batman (FTL), all with 500
Eastern: NME: The Pros Niece (WAL)
edged out COT: The Cowlorado Kid (GRL), both with 500
Mountain: SCA: Justin West (WAL)
edged BOC: Beach Body Danny (GRL), JL6: Ke Awe Da Flyin Ha-Y-N (GBL), and Harlem Guiness (WCL), all with 499
Northern: LEGACY: Vigorous (AEL)
beat LPPF: The Zombie Jack Skellington (FTL) by point flow, both with 500
Prairie: Zombie Mask (WAL)
500 total
Southern: E$T: Crippled Ninja Bobo Briggs (OBL)
edged DC: Diamondback Drew LeBlanc (GBL), COT: "Devastating" Doug Destiny (HAL), and WWW/XR: Simply Sexy Sammy (GRL)
Western: LEGACY: The Demolition Man (AEL)
500-pointer

 

LADIES' TITLES

Mattias Karlsson of Sweden held onto the Ladies' World Championship, gaining another engraved plaque or 15 free matches! He used GOTH: Queen of GOTH (VVL) this time. She had to edge out NVUS: Audrey "Freek-A-Leek" James (FFL). The Queen of the Ring crown went to NME: Sweet Nita Patterson (VVL), managed by "Rotten" Robert Maitland of New York. Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota manages the Ladies' U.S. champion, Brandy Dirt (FFL). She had to use point flow to defeat Beloved (VVL). Picking up the Ladies' National title was HI: "The Night Flyer" Angel Torres (FFL), who was managed to a 500-pointer by Wil Howlett of Pennsylvania. She then teamed with Amy "Bad Mac" McClure and they won the Ladies' U.S. Tag-team belts! Nice going, Wil. The Ladies' Tag-team champions were BOC: "Sweet Thing" Danielle and "Honey Bun" Stephanie Myers (FFL). They're managed by Daniel Myers of Maryland. BEST: Bad Girls Jessica Simpson and Britney Sky, plus Sexy Sunny Beach (LLL) took the World Six-woman straps for Tony Robinson of Florida. They had to use point flow to win against GOTH: Matti's Slave Girl, Queen of GOTH, and Gothic Mistress (VVL). Veteran manager W.P. Mills of Wisconsin claimed the U.S. Six-woman titles with CB: "Perfect Ten" Jen Carfagno, Christi "Got It All" Paul, and Rudi "Baby Got" Bakhtiar (FFL).

 

WORLD TAG-TEAM CHAMPIONS

Taking home this engraved plaque (or 15 free matches) was Eugene Quintana of California. His men, EDGE: Earl R. Elephant M.D. and Dr. Donald B. Donkey (RHL), defeated the competition with surgical precision. Also with a perfect 516 total was the team of NME: Mr. H.Y.P.E. and the Spiceman (YCL).

 

TOP 10 TAG-TEAMS

1. EDGE: Earl R. Elephant M.D. & Dr. Donald B. Donkey (RHL)
2. NME: Mr. H.Y.P.E. & the Spiceman (YCL)
3. E$T: The Masked Texas Tycoons #1 & #2 (HRL)
4. HYPE: Illustrious Black Stoneheart & "Ungothic" Dark Seed Banshee (DZL)
5. DR: Bishop Faith & Evil Priest (BTL)
6. DC: The Masked Nobody & Nothing Man (GBL)
7. EDGE: Counterfeit Reality & Fictitious Truth (WAL)
8. BEST: Bas Rutten & Randy "The Natural" Couture (HML)
9. DC: Clenched Fist & God Forbid (JDL)
10. Minnesota Superstars #1 & #2 (AAL)

 

U.S. TAG-TEAM CHAMPIONS

LPPF/666: Lucifer "The Diablo" and Kaul "The Fiend" Dybbuk (WCL) are each $20,000 richer, thanks to the perfect 516-point team strategy provided by their manager, Wade Thorpe. He hails from Canada.

 

WORLD SIX-MAN CHAMPIONS

Three teams ended in an unbreakable draw for these titles. SCA: "Squared Circle Assassin" CJ Frank, who manages himself from California, partnered up with Death Rider and Death Stalker (MML), who belong to Andre Sabucco of Texas. Tommy "Blood" Smith, Awesome Sean MCA, and Ric Legend (LWL) made sure that the UGM stable shared in the glory. They are managed by Sly Smith of West Virginia. The final team who wouldn't let go of the belts was Eugene Quintana of California's EDGE: Baron Von Ruxpin, Hurley Race, and Number Seventy-Eight (ECL). All three teams had a perfect 521 total, as did the fourth place HYPE team.

 

TOP 10 SIX-MAN TEAMS

1. SCA: "Squared Circle Assassin" CJ Frank, Death Rider, Death Stalker (MML)
Tommy "Blood" Smith, Awesome Sean MCA, Ric Legend (LWL)
EDGE: Baron Von Ruxpin, Hurley Race, Number Seventy-Eight (ECL)
4. HYPE: A Non Game, Illustrious Black Stoneheart, "Ungothic" Dark Seed Banshee (DZL)
5. DC: Sworn Enemy, Clenched Fist, God Forbid (JDL)
6. Lord Hype, Lord Heat, Lord Disturbed (JIL)
7. SCA: The Ravenloft, "The Ork" Ostretag, "The Shadowrunner" Shawn Foreman (MIL)
8. LEGACY: Legendary Powerhouse, Mighty Large Man, Mighty Big Man (NYL)
SCA: Baby Ray, Don Dawson, "420 Kid" Wicked (BTL)
10. EDGE/XR: Commissioner Hannibal, the Last Call Legend, the Inebriated Icon (GRL)

 

U.S. SIX-MAN CHAMPIONS

Eugene Quintana of California coached the team of EDGE: Aura of Uncertainty, Body Guard, and Darian Tomb (ECL) to a perfect 521-point strategy, so they won these $20,000 purses! Nice teamwork, guys.

 

TOP 10 LEAGUES

Listed below are the most active leagues for the October cycle, going by the number of matches, and the average strategy total for each (counting just the active wrestlers). The DIL and MRL are still locking horns at the top, and their battle only seems to be intensifying! Because their active wrestlers had the highest average total, managers in the Heart Throb League get two matches for $1 next time. (Remember that when your league wins this honor, you get two matches for every $1 you spend; you may NOT use the regular prices on your match form and then take twice as many matches.)

1. DIL (914 matches) 479.554
2. MRL (904 matches) 485.469
3. HTL (749 matches) 493.208
4. IGL (718 matches) 479.088
5. ASL (682 matches) 488.108
6. KKL (580 matches) 469.763
7. WAL (563 matches) 486.136
8. ECL (539 matches) 492.753
9. BBL (523 matches) 483.936
10. AAL (520 matches) 488.462

 

TOP 20 MONEY HOLDERS

1. IIEII: Izzy Stradlin (RHL) $16,544,900
2. EDGE: Darian Tomb (ECL) $16,265,700
3. COT/ALLIANCE: The Survivor (HAL) $10,474,100
4. DFI: American Freedom Fighter E.J. (SHL) $10,100,738
5. WWW: Mike White Lightning Moore (QPL) $9,940,900
6. LPPF: King Krusher (WAL) $9,519,400
7. JL6: The Hooded Inmate (IML) $7,695,900
8. "Mr. Powerful" Ken Lambeau (PKL) $7,089,000
9. DC: Diesel Duddick (NSL) $6,492,700
10. NVUS: Macho Man Daniel Savage (CFL) $6,435,300
11. GOTH: Johnny Cage (OGL) $6,387,138
12. PAIN: Manitou (AAL) $6,304,500
13. GOTH: Snake Badlands (DZL) $6,288,045
14. PAIN: Cougar - WK (AAL) $6,194,800
15. IE: Sister of Night (LLL) $6,190,100
16. WYD: Super Stud Biff Backhand (ASL) $6,177,700
17. GOTH: Deacon Frost (OGL) $6,171,600
18. TD: General Johnny Contract (JIL) $6,064,800
19. CD: Aeneas Bloodblade (HML) $5,795,100
20. MISFITS: Dr. Blood Butch Bubba (FWL) $5,706,900

 

LIST OF LEAGUES

IRON FEDERATION: Battling Titans, Danger Zone, Heart Throb, Iron Man, Lethal Weapon, Mount Olympus, Murder Incorporated, Northern Lights, Quick Pin, Under Fire, Yankee Clipper

STEEL FEDERATION: Devil Inside, Fierce Warrior, Hired Assassin, Intense Impact, King Kong, Mid-Atlantic Region, Praying Mantis, Red Hot, Sterling Silver, Vicious Valkyries

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

DIAMOND FEDERATION: Arm Lock, Axe Blade, Chaotic Rebellion, Evil Clown, Femme Fatale, Fractured Jaw, Jack Hammer, Last Breath, Lights Out, Night Falcon, Noble Savage, Saber Tooth, Wild Kingdom

BRONZE FEDERATION: Alter Ego, Coffin Filler, Famous Talent, Glory Bound, Grim Reaper, Iron Glove, Mat Action, Mat Mayhem, New York, Odin's Blood, Trouble Maker, Wild America, World Championship

JADE FEDERATION: Atomic Age, High Rollers, Jade Dragon, Jolly Roger, Just Incredible, Kansas City, Lovely Ladies, Prime Time, Psychotic Killer, Super Hero, Total Package, World Wrestling

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