IWA REPORT
Vol. 11, No. 7 -- May 2006
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JOHNNY B SAYS

What happens when you throw more than 10 commissioners into a single league? You're about to find out! Introducing the Center Stage League -- the first IWA league where your men will be drafted into one of two rivaling territories! This innovative league features IWA credit for battle royal winners, free match prizes for league and tag champions, a league magazine, and more angles than you can throw a steel chair at. Transfers are free during this cycle, so gather up to four of your wrestlers and see if your men can take Center Stage! Space is limited in this, our newest Iron Federation league. The match results will only be available online, so it is highly recommended that you have Internet access if you wish to join the fun. For additional details about the most unique league ever created, visit www.freewebs.com/jaklinmuto (this is a manager-created website, and therefore the IWA is not responsible for its content).

 

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Night Falcon League superstar Butcher Cleaver was killed in a one-car incident this past Saturday morning. Mr. Cleaver, whose real name was Ralston Elsworth Zook, wrestled professionally for nearly 30 years. He had talked of retirement at the end of the year, according to his son R.E. Zook II, who is also a wrestler. Mr. Cleaver, a widower, looked forward to spending more time with his second passion, his orchids. Mr. Cleaver is survived by his son; a younger brother, James Burtrum Zook, who also wrestles; and a sister, Gladys. Arrangements are pending. (Our sincerest condolences go out to his manager, Jeff McCoy of Florida. Instead of flowers, we will be sending an engraved plaque, since his wrestler's record of 1,958-429-49 qualifies him for our Hall of Fame.)

After 40 straight cycles of competition, all in one league, HUSTLE DADDY: High Octane (1,016-268-19, $1,471,000) is retiring and entering the IWA Hall of Fame. His manager, Philosophy Jones of Nebraska, guided him to nearly every title in the MML, including the League Championship. Octane was the last original member of his league's roster. He said it was an honor to finish his storied career in the MML, and it will also be an honor for us to send his manager a well deserved plaque!

FOE: Moody Maddie (1,001-127-49, $1,868,000), managed by Andre Sabucco of Texas, is also retiring this time. "The Moody One" helped her fellow Raging Divas be the top heel stable in the FFL for the better part of 2 years. She won numerous IWA Report titles in her career including Ladies' U.S., Ladies' National, 2 Queen of the Ring crowns, and many multi-woman titles. After years of punishment, Christi Paul finally ended Maddie's career at the latest FFL Pay-Per-View in a dog collar match. She is looking forward to her retirement after that grueling contest. Her talents will be missed.

Former U.S. Champion Reaper (PML) also enters the Hall of Fame this cycle. His legacy includes a Gold Federation title, a World Six-man belt, and 9 multi-man rankings. His final stats were 1,217-486-91, with 30 stars and $4,775,800 in the bank. His manager, Dan Delaney of Ohio, earns a plaque!

Also managed by Dan, Tic (IML) is joining his tag partner, Tac, in our Hall of Fame. During his career, Tic amassed 71 single, 45 tag, and 52 six-man titles! He was also a member of a ranked team on 9 occasions. His final record stands at 1,200-303-72 *29 with $4,537,300 in earnings.

Our final retirees this cycle are Guidance Counselor Craig and Guidance Counselor Phil. Though they will no longer grace the KKL with their presence, their memory lives on at http://guidancecounselors.blogspot.com (please note that the IWA is not responsible for this website's content). Craig and Phil wish to go out with the humility and quiet dignity that defined their careers, so rather than boasting about their myriad, jaw-dropping accomplishments, they want only to share two last bits of advice: "Stay in school" and "You don't have to draw attention to yourself to be remembered."

 

WORLD CHAMPION

Congratulations are in order for Gilberto J. Gonzalez of Arizona. His wrestler, Blaze (ABL), defeated SS: The Crazy Indian (NAL) by point flow to win the Diamond Federation title (each had 499 points), then outlasted the other federation winners to claim the World prize! Gilberto can now choose either 100 free matches or a real wrestling belt and 50 free matches.

 

U.S. CHAMPION

DC: "The Needle Freak" Brian Ink (NSL) edged fellow TV champions NVUS: Brian "Spanky" Kendrick (FJL) and TL: Curtis "The Anvil" Steele (UFL) to win this engraved plaque or 25 free matches for Anthony Dudick of New York! All three wrestlers had a 499 total.

 

KING OF THE RING

Lee Cooper of New York won the choice between an engraved plaque and 25 free matches! Totalling the values of hold positions 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, and 15 in every battle royal winner's strategy led us straight to his FDR: Deathwish (NDL), who scored an impressive 272. Great coaching, Lee!

 

FEDERATION PLAY-OFFS

COT: Slade "Deathstroke" Wilson (IML), managed by the Smooth One Jeff Manning of Ohio, fought his way to the top of the Iron Federation. John Woodford of Iowa picked up 25 free matches by leading Mr. "Too Sexy" John Van Love (PPL) to the Steel championship. He used point flow to defeat USD: Mr. Burns (TGL), ROGUE WARRIOR: Eagle Claw (MRL), WWW: Skyblade the Tiger King (DIL), USD: Cory "C-Rock" Fowlks (HAL), and NVUS: Bill Woody, Freak of Nature (PML). Great job, John! In the Gold Federation, Oliver Storz of Germany's CORE: Shang Tsung (OGL) pinned the previous champion, FDR: Brian Fury (NDL), to gain the belt. Also losing by point flow were SDI: Carrion (BBL) and "Smooth Operator" Shawn Steele of the ASL (who was edged out by Brian last cycle). Blaze edged the Crazy Indian for the Diamond belt, then traded it in for the World title. COT: Sloshed Soldier (GRL) and TUFF: Chris "The Lion" Diamond (AEL) were no match for our reigning Bronze Federation champion, Osh Man (IGL)! He was managed to the top by Nels Nelsen of California. Fans in the Jade Federation saw NVUS: Matt Hardy (SHL), managed by Darrell Johnson of Vermont, take the title by point flow over FDC: Blue Dragon (DHL), PAIN: Thunder Warrior (AAL), LEGION: "The Georgia Outlaw" Charlie Thomason (JRL), TUFF: Footpad Joe (JIL), and Eddie Guerrero (WWL). What a battle!

 

NATIONAL CHAMPION, IWA-WIDE REGIONALS

As if winning the World title weren't enough to brag about, Gilberto J. Gonzalez of Arizona also claimed the National Championship! His wrestler, Latino Lover Boy (ABL), took the Atlantic region with his 499-pointer, then turned back all competitors to win an engraved plaque or 25 free matches. The other titles were awarded to...

Central: TRI-ME: "RzR" R.R. (HAL)
managed by 7OOtcepsuSlausU; edged out USD: Nasty Nick Spalla (NFL)
Dixie: HS: Doomsayer (HAL)
managed by Scott K. Olson of Arizona; beat both FDR: Deathwish (NDL) and Shane Vengeance (JRL) by point flow
Eastern: NVUS: A.J. Styles (FJL)
owned by Darrell Johnson of Vermont
Mountain: TRI-ME: "IWA Diva" C.F. (FJL)
managed by OKStohseruS of Las Vegas, Nevada; edged DC: "Sin City Bad Boy" Brandon Rosenthal (NSL)
Northern: KOI: Bud "The Stud" Larson (ABL)
managed by Dominick Joseph of Georgia; edged out MOD: Sir Dancealot (NFL)
Pacific: LEGION: Morgan of Orris (JRL)
managed by Paul Smith, Jr. of Georgia; won by point flow over Æ: Everyman's Nightmare (JIL)
Prairie: COT: Librarian Will U. Hush (KKL)
owned by the Smooth One Jeff Manning of Ohio; edged $HOT: Bob "O" (NAL)
Southern: NVUS: "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner (FJL)
managed by Darrell Johnson
Western: TRI-ME: "KLT" (ALL)
managed to a 499 by PMsuomafnI

 

LADIES' TITLES

Jason P. Miller of Kansas receives an engraved plaque or 15 free matches for managing USD: Victoria's Secret Angel #1 (FFL) to the Ladies' World title! She also used her 499 total to win the Queen of the Ring honors. Next Jason won the Ladies' tag belts with USD: Your Mom and Your Sister (GDL), then they were joined by Your Grandma and the trio went home with the U.S. Six-woman straps! TV: Linsey Dawn McKenzie (FFL) picked up the Ladies' U.S. title. Her manager, Eric Lindsay of Pennsylvania, also won the Ladies' U.S. Tag-team belts, thanks to TV: Serena "Grand Slam" Williams and Janet "Action" Jackson (VVL)! Gaining the Ladies' National Championship was FDC: Missy Blaze (GDL), who had to use point flow to defeat BEST: Bad Girl Britney Sky (LLL). Missy is managed by Luke Fletcher of Georgia. Retaining their World Six-woman championships were COT: "Misery" Sharon, Anita "Lotta," and Brenda "Bring Da" Payne (GAL)! The Smooth One Jeff Manning of Ohio armed them with another perfect 521 team strategy. Impressive!

 

WORLD TAG-TEAM CHAMPIONS

Moving up from fifth place the previous cycle to the top of the tag-team world were KOI: Renato "Babalu" Sobral and "The Iceman" Chuck Liddell (DIL)! Their tenacity earned their manager, Mark Joseph of Atlanta, Georgia, an engraved plaque or 15 free matches. The top three teams in the standings had a perfect 516 total.

 

TOP 10 TAG-TEAMS

1. KOI: Renato "Babalu" Sobral & "The Iceman" Chuck Liddell (DIL)
2. USD: Mr. Burns & Smithers (TGL)
3. TRI-ME: "IWA Diva" C.F. & "Super" D.W. (FJL)
4. TRI-ME: "Superdragon" S.Y. & "The Duke of Hurl" K.H. (ECL)
5. Morningtide Envoy; Meatrack Dean Corddry & Bodacious Buddy Eden (MRL)
6. AMD: Craven Moore & Lloyd Christmas (UFL)
7. USD: "Redneck" Jimmy Riggs & "Blue Collar" Bobby Pin (HML)
8. CARTEL: "Mr. ASL" Chris & Eric "The Eliminator" Endgame (ASL)
9. USD: Armin "Ace" Kea & Joker Jay Baggs (HAL)
10. MOD: Khyron the Destroyer & Damien (CCL)

 

U.S. TAG-TEAM CHAMPIONS

Dominick Joseph of Georgia gained more recognition for the KOI stable when his team of Rod "The Bod" Weston and Bud "The Stud" Larson (ABL) edged out UKA: Fred Ficklestein and the Iceman (HAL) for these titles. Both teams had 516 points.

 

WORLD SIX-MAN CHAMPIONS

The quest for these titles ended in a three-way, unbreakable tie. Refusing to let go from last time were COT members Crazy Gangster, Ox Cutter, and Sloshed Soldier (GRL). The Smooth One Jeff Manning of Ohio's other team which tied for these belts last cycle managed to stay on the list, as well, coming in at #7! Moving up from fourth place to win a share of the prize were AID: Noah Seth Westley, Cerulean Ashby, and Warren O'Byrne (JIL). Their contracts are owned by Keith Sherburn of Tennessee. Matt Gamard of Maryland also joined in the victory with Rufus R. Jones, Morningtide Envoy; Meatrack Dean Corddry, and Morningtide Envoy; Bodacious Buddy Eden (MRL). The top seven teams listed had 521 points.

 

TOP 10 SIX-MAN TEAMS

1. COT: Crazy Gangster, Ox Cutter, Sloshed Soldier (GRL)
AID: Noah Seth Westley, Cerulean Ashby, Warren O'Byrne (JIL)
Rufus R. Jones, Morningtide Envoy; Meatrack Dean Corddry, Bodacious Buddy Eden (MRL)
4. $HOT: The Best, Jim "The Hypno" Henny, G Money (LOL)
5. TRI-ME: "BuRnOuT" C.S., "The Big Mofo" A.D., "NY's Hardest" E.D. (MIL)
6. FOE: "Sixshot" Sean McWilliams, "Tubby" Timothy O'Shae, "Lefty" Chris O'Connor (PML)
7. COT: Barry "Ultrasonic" Irvin, Excellent Eagle, Dr. Xiz Dux (TML)
8. MOD: Showtime Tyler, the Franchise Sean Thomas, the Roofer (MAL)
9. MOD: Freedom, Liberty, Independence (CCL)
10. USD: Godfather Frank, Maddog Mike Damage, Dr. Dominance Gilbert Arroyo (DIL)

 

U.S. SIX-MAN CHAMPIONS

$HOT: Pockets, Fast Eddie, and Bob "O" (NAL) earned $20,000 apiece by turning back all other TV six-man champions. Gregg Boyle of Maryland managed the team to a perfect 521 total!

 

TOP 10 LEAGUES

Listed below, in order of the number of matches, are the most active leagues for the Spring cycle. Despite increased competition from both the IDL and JIL, the Unknown Wrestler League continued to hold onto first place! Next to each league is the average strategy total for each, counting only active wrestlers. For the third cycle in a row, managers in the Devil Inside League can take two matches for $1 because their league had the best average!

1. UWL (1,137 matches) 483.617
2. IDL (972 matches) 464.525
3. JIL (914 matches) 488.168
4. IGL (878 matches) 483.113
5. MRL (847 matches) 487.089
6. FJL (703 matches) 442.961
7. ASL (652 matches) 484.585
8. DIL (561 matches) 490.194
9. EAL (550 matches) 461.172
10. LLL (536 matches) 486.892

 

TOP 20 MONEY HOLDERS

1. I-AM: Izzy Stradlin (TGL) $16,973,100
2. COT: The Survivor (HAL) $10,497,700
3. WWW: Mike White Lightning Moore (QPL) $10,490,700
4. DFI: American Freedom Fighter E.J. (SHL) $10,350,838
5. MOD: King Krusher (WAL) $9,629,600
6. AMD: Llucky Llarry Llewellyn (ASL) $9,247,200
7. JL6: The Hooded Inmate (IML) $8,242,600
8. "Mr. Powerful" Ken Lambeau (PKL) $7,978,200
9. WYD: Super Stud Biff Backhand (ASL) $7,044,100
10. CORE: Snake Badlands (OGL) $6,910,045
11. CORE: Johnny Cage (OGL) $6,805,538
12. PAIN: Manitou (AAL) $6,775,000
13. NVUS: Macho Man Daniel Savage (CFL) $6,702,400
14. AMD: The Texas Hangman (IML) $6,650,700
15. PAIN: Cougar - WK (AAL) $6,641,700
16. DC: Diesel Duddick (NSL) $6,567,100
17. CORE: Deacon Frost (OGL) $6,515,900
18. IE: Sister of Night (LLL) $6,206,800
19. TD: General Johnny Contract (JIL) $6,063,800
20. CD: Aeneas Bloodblade (NAL) $5,949,000

 

LIST OF LEAGUES

IRON FEDERATION: Battling Titans, Danger Zone, Heart Throb, Imminent Destruction, Iron Man, Mount Olympus, Murder Incorporated, Northern Lights, Quick Pin, Southern Pride, Under Fire, Unknown Wrestler

STEEL FEDERATION: Caribbean Coast, Devil Inside, Executioner's Axe, Fight Night, Hired Assassin, Intense Impact, King Kong, Mid-Atlantic Region, Pittsburgh Power, Praying Mantis, True Grit, Vicious Valkyries

GOLD FEDERATION: All Star, Battle Royal, Blood Bath, Chicago Legends, Classic Wrestling, Gold Digger, Hit Man, New Millennium, Ninja Dojo, Olympic Gold, Screaming Fear, Texas Death

DIAMOND FEDERATION: Arm Lock, Axe Blade, Evil Clown, Femme Fatale, Fractured Jaw, Last Breath, Lights Out, Night Falcon, Noble Savage, Non-stop Action, Wild Kingdom

BRONZE FEDERATION: Alter Ego, Coffin Filler, Famous Talent, Gorgeous Amazon, Grim Reaper, Iron Glove, Mat Action, Mat Mayhem, New York, Trouble Maker, Wild America

JADE FEDERATION: Atomic Age, Dragon's Hoard, Jade Dragon, Just Incredible, Just Rasslin', Kings Court, Lovely Ladies, Prime Time, Psychotic Killer, Super Hero, Total Package, World Wrestling

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