IWA REPORT
Vol. 23, No. 6 -- Spring 2018
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STABLECADE 2018

Although nearly 250 wrestlers signed up to represent their stables this year, a mere four groups were permitted entry to the arena on the night of the event. We had to disqualify seven stables for entering too few wrestlers. Please remember that your group must enter at least five members in order to compete in this annual contest.

Emerging victorious for the third year in a row was the VIRUS stable! They scored the highest average after taking the five best strategy totals from each group. Their wrestlers who attended the event, listed below, were awarded $100,000 in imaginary earnings for another stellar performance.

  • Randall Angel from the Republic of Texas
    FFL: Baddest American Biker Chick #1
    IWL: H. Del Impostor
    LWL: "Mr. Wonderful" R.A. Rude
    MDL: Misses America, Ery, Jackson, Leading, Take, Taken, Thing, Use
    NSL: "Little" Leo Messi, "Mr. Theatric" Sergio Busquets
    PGL: Caesar, Dr., Mr. Doom, Dread, Riot
  • Rick Angel of Kansas
    BBL: Cobra, Gaboon, Mamba, Rattler Kids
    GNL: Deacon Dave, Deaconess Mary Lou, Reverend James Jones
    LWL: Buster Stonewall
  • Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan
    DXL: Dr. F.B., F.B.III from the C.D.C., THEE F.B.III
    FFL: GVHD, Hanta, MERS
    GRL: Gone Aria, Wicked Ringmaster
    HLL: Walkers #1, #5, #6
    HRL: Masked Millionaire #10, Parasite
    HWL: Creeper, Scrambled Egger
    KKL: F.B. III, Maybe Maybe, Mr. Belcher, Yur Mama
    MDL: Princess Anna
    NFL: Ebola, Herpes, Scrub-A-Licious, West Nile
    SWL: Mr. Krabs, Swine Flu, Zika Virus
    TDL: Anna Banana, The Contaminated Beaver, Rev. Johnson
    VVL: Zombies #1, #3, #4
    WEL: Bacteria, Polio
  • John Davis of Tennessee
    ASL: Big Tex Blackwell, Kazuki Sunada
    CCL: Gregory Colton, Kaos Knight
  • Michael Drake of New Jersey
    AAL: Solomon Crowe
    DXL: Drake Danger, Hardcore Harrison, Matty Malaka
    EEL: Mike Drake
    GNL: Drake Douglas
    HLL: D.C. Drake
    HRL: GNL's Drake Douglas
    HWL: Mike Drake
    MDL: C.W. Drake
    SWL: G.Z. Drake
    TDL: Mike Johnson
    XWL: Chris Hero
  • Kevin Elrod of Ohio
    RCL: Participation Trophy
  • Mitchell Johnson of Michigan
    BBL: The King of Schwing M.J., M.J. "The Fabulous," "The Ravishing Ones," Mr. Deeezz Knutzz
    DXL: The #1 Fan of ?, M.J. "The Fabulous One," Mr. S. Knuttz
    HRL: Mr. Flapjack Calhoun, "Throat Cutter" Johnson
  • Delvon Mills of Florida
    KHL: Judge Guyver
  • Mitchell Morrissey of Missouri
    ECL: The Beast of LeGevaudan, Johnny "The Jet" Flammingo, Lone Wolf Xavier Sanchez, Skyblade the Tiger King, Vicious Vinnie Valentino
    GRL: Awesome Adam Diamond, "The Horror" Nick Nitemare, Johnny Slaughter, "Lord Humongous" Axel Blade, Shawn Vicious
  • Hamilton Ortiz of New York
    JDL: Brooklyn Butcher, Hacksaw Hamilton Leatherface
    SWL: Ace Anderson
  • Kyle Queen of Texas
    CWL: Ricky Kyle
    NBL: Justin Kyle
    OSL: Angel of Annihilation
    XWL: Kevin Kyle
  • Chris Schmitt of Kansas
    CCL: "Fists of Steel" Kabuki Dragon
  • Chris Stevens of Texas
    LWL: Buford Blackwood
    PGL: "Daring" Dick Dangerously, "Doublewide" Dick Weller, John Bly, "The Lone Star" Chris Stevens, "Perfection" Proctor, Peter "Pooty" Pawnacopia, Preston "Pip-Boy" Powerstroke, "Your God" Lester McCoppafeel
  • Tim Szokan II of Ohio
    WEL: Shots of Intensity (Mr. Shots & Mr. Intensity)
  • Derek Tuttle of Florida
    NAL: Adam Coleslaw, "The Bad Boy" Keith Blonde, Chris Jones, Kay Rab, "Liberal" Danny Embry, Mike Slawsome
    XWL: Ahar Monica, The Bingo Warrior, The Innovator of Violins, The Intimate Warrior, Tuba Toothpaste, The Ultimate Worrier
  • John Voss of New Jersey
    LWL: "The Impeccable" Damon Voss

The stables below are ranked by the average strategy total of the five best members in each:

499.2 VIRUS
497.4 LATIN
495.6 SHS
494.8 independent wrestlers

 

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

Matt Riley of Massachusetts

Maddog Dick Jackson (BRL) 1,061-491-106, $2,113,100 *36
The beats of "Electric Avenue" pump through the arena, and the fans get on their feet as Maddog Dick Jackson walks out to bust out some funky steps and adjust his poorly-fitting tuxedo. Smiling, he accepts the IWA Hall of Fame plaque from Johnny B with a handshake and thunderous applause from the fans as he steps to the podium.

"Way back in 1987, Ah laced up mah boots in the Clawin' Cat League as the Masked Marvel, an' had a pro like Kevin Starr to show me the ropes as we battled fellas like Mel 'Macho Man' McCauley an' The Hawaiian, but that changed when Ah turned on Kevin. That feud cost me a friend an' the career of Starr's buddy, Ricky Sessions, but it taught me a respect for the biz, brother. Ah ditched the mask to let Dick the Dog Jackson outta the yard, an' Ah forged a connection with the fans by learnin' to scrap with the best of 'em an' findin' mah voice. (He pauses as a 'Whooo Jack' chant breaks out.) Y'all cheered me as Ah swapped the NDL title with the Ultimate Ninja back an' forth for 10 months, an' took the IC tag belts from the Ninja Clan with Stevie Speed. Y'all danced with me when Ah upset Baron Bino Bastille to capture the Weekly Report's International title an' put the Dog on the IWA map. That caught the eye of the most hated man in the IWA, Rick Challenger, who decided he was gonna put the Dog down, an' our chain matches left a lot of rings bloody until Ah left the SPL cuz Ah got the call up to the show, the Battle Royal League.

"Mah first big foe was Hades, an' Ah was like, 'Really, y'all gonna put me up against the BRL's best?' He taught me a lot in a rivalry, like raisin' your game to outdo your rival. Hades won the first Triple Crown in BRL history, so Ah went all-out to match him. Ah'm still proud to be one of 10 men to win the BRL's Triple Crown since 1985, an' some said our wars were a passin' of the torch. Ah don't know about that, but to give y'all an idea of how good Hades was, he's the man who racked up 780 points in five years; it took me 12 years to get 835! It didn't take long for things to get crazy: a rivalry began with Mike White Lightnin' Moore, Rick Challenger renewed our feud, Ah crossed paths with Frank 'Leatherman' Snow, who'd gone to the dark side under the spell of the mysterious Shroud, an' Ah fell for a lil' lady named Mariah. Those first years came down to a wild cage match that spawned RC's best version of Badd Co., Ah wound up joinin' forces with the Leatherman, an' then Ah discovered The Shroud was actually Mariah, an' she... is RC's sister! Sweet potato! Ol' FLS took me under his wing an' gave me the edge Ah needed, an' dubbed me the Maddog! (The fans break into barking.) Y'all were always behind me, even as Ah got mah tail kicked by the toughest opponent Ah ever had, Beautiful Bobby Blanchard. He wasn't a two-time BRL Wrestler of the Year for nothin', an' all those injuries he an' his kin, Johnny Blanchard, inflicted on me put ol' DJ on the shelf in 1997. Bobby, yah may be the better wrestler, but Ah'm still the better man!

"Y'all welcomed me back in 2012, but a bunch of hired guns called the Wreckin' Crew spent the year tryin' to take me out on the orders of their leader, Rick Sessions. Ah had to run a bloody gauntlet over his Crew in order to get Sessions in a cage at Battlecade 9 an' end a 25-year old grudge. In 2013, despite facin' the heavily-favored Scavengers, the Leatherman an' Maddog found a way to win the 17th Marano Memorial Tag-team Tournament, an' then Ah fell for Sue Plexx, only to be jilted at the altar when the Gentleman Caller stole her away! Ah rescued Suzy from the clutches of Benjamin Blood, but the whole thing done broke mah heart. Ah focused on the ring in 2014 an' had mah best year since the '90s, but a brutal feud with the Dangerous Bull Terry Blackwell took me down a peg the year after that. There wasn't much gas in the tank at that point, but it didn't keep the Saskatchewan Sasquatch from callin' out DJ. Ah knew better, but just couldn't stay away from that final match against a risin' star that is goin' to go on to big things. It was the end of the road for the Maddog.

"The IWA gave me a chance to shine, an' Ah'd like to thank Johnny B an' all the folks in the office who made all this fun possible. Ah'd like to thank the friends, foes, an' rivals who gave me the juice to take mah game to the next level an' net me seven Most Popular Wrestler an' three Most Inspirational awards, cuz it was for y'all. Ah've gotta thank the folks in the IWL, where Ah'm the color commentator for their pay-per-views, but mah days of finishin' off mah opponent with the Dedicated DDT have led me here, as the 1,000th inductee into the IWA's Hall of Fame. Before Ah go, one last time, fans... lemme hear yah say... 'WHOOO JACK'!"

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WORLD, U.S., KING OF THE RING

World Champion

IMT/ARMY: Evaporated Water Spirit (QPL)
Jeff Chambers of Iowa; 501; $300,000 + 100 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 50 free matches

U.S. Champion

VIRUS: Viral Infection (WEL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 500; $60,000 + a plaque or 25 free matches; edged IMT: "The Great Canadian Hero" Zap Rowsdower (IIL)

King of the Ring

KDSN: Socialite Khloe Kardashian (ECL)
Matt Yunick of New York; manager held title 3 cycles in a row; 501; a plaque or 25 free matches; 275 KotR total; hold positions were 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15; battle royal hold positions were 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 14

 

SPECIALTY TITLES -- $25,000 + 10 free matches

American Champion

NXT/RX: "Highlight of the Night" Johnny Vegas (ASL)
Louis Ruggiero of Massachusetts; 499

Asiatic Champion

IMT/ARMY: Draxx (NBL)
Jeff Chambers of Iowa; 500

Hardcore Champion

EDGE/CHOSEN: "EDGE's Extreme Icon" Hannibal (CZL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; 500

Metropolitan Champion

EDGE: Masked Gambler #2 (HRL)
Joshua Haight of Wisconsin; 501

 

FEDERATION PLAY-OFFS -- $40,000 + 25 free matches

Iron Federation Champion

IMT/ARMY: Evaporated Water Spirit (QPL)
Jeff Chambers of Iowa; 501

Steel Federation Champion

IMT: "WNYX" Bill McNeal (IIL)
David Trousdale of Michigan; 501

Gold Federation Champion

VIRUS: Holy M.J. (BBL)
Mitchell Johnson of Michigan; 500

Diamond Federation Champion

IMT: Georges "Rush" St. Pierre (RCL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown; 501

Bronze Federation Champion

EDGE: Masked Gambler #2 (HRL)
Joshua Haight of Wisconsin; 501

Jade Federation Champion

EDGE/CHOSEN: "EDGE's Extreme Icon" Hannibal (CZL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; retained title; 500

 

NATIONAL, IWA-WIDE REGIONALS -- $20,000

National Champion

EDGE: Wayne Weinsider (PKL)
Andrew Konik of Michigan; 501; a plaque or 25 free matches; Eastern region; edged EDGE/H25: World Champ Mike Cook (HSL), VIRUS: The GOAT Al Saputra (AAL), EDGE: Travis Thunder (SWL)

Atlantic Champion

EDGE/CHOSEN: "Y2B" Chris Babylon (CZL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; 501; edged VIRUS: Brett Brutal (NSL)

Central Champion

VIRUS: Pastor Pain (EHL)
Chris Miler of Michigan; 501

Dixie Champion

IMT: Beautiful Johnny Disaster (EHL)
Solomon Shaw of Maine; 501; edged VIRUS: Nightmare Negan (NSL)

Mountain Champion

ARMY/IMT: Triggerhappy (AAL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 501; edged KDSN: Socialite Khloe Kardashian (ECL)

Northern Champion

IMT: Carpathian Mountains Vampire (EHL)
Solomon Shaw; 501; edged VIRUS: Bitcoin King Al Saputra (TGL)

Pacific Champion

EDGE/H25: U.S. Champ Mike Cook (HSL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky; 500; edged GTA/HoodFam: Mike Hood (DXL), EDGE: Gene Machine #11 (ECL)

Prairie Champion

IMT: Paul Roma (RCL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown; 501

Southern Champion

IMT: "WNYX" Dave Nelson (IIL)
David Trousdale of Michigan; 501

Western Champion

MWC: The Scramblin' Hillbilly (QPL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; 501

 

LADIES' TITLES

Ladies' World Champion

VIRUS/VD: Melissa A. Macro (FFL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 499; $40,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches; edged YETI/TUFF: Batgirl (LLL)

Ladies' U.S. Champion

VIRUS/VD: Encrypted (FFL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; 499; $20,000; edged VIRUS/VD: Latoya Jackson (LLL)

Queen of the Ring

VIRUS/VD: Zombie #10 (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; 499; 271 QotR total; edged Krabby Patty (lesser overall total)

Ladies' National Champion

EDGE/H25: Winner Kodak (FFL)
Andrew Konik of Michigan; 499; edged VIRUS: Miss Chievous (MDL), YETI/TUFF: Pepper Donovan (LLL), VIRUS/LPPF: Baddest Russian Mob Chicks #5, #9 (FFL), EDGE: Kendra O'Wink (FFL), VIRUS/VD: Not Yo Ta Co! (VVL), Zombies #14, #10, VIRUS: Miss Terious (MDL), Sensational Beverly Blevins (VUL)

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Brain Buster Bully & VIRUS/VD: Mrs. Chemical Valley (MDL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey & Frank Jay Belcher III; managers retained titles; 516

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS/VD: Daddy's Girl & Mrs. Krabs (MDL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager held titles 8 cycles in a row; 516

World Six-woman Champions

VIRUS/VD: Zombie #8, VIRUS/LPPF: Becky Beauty, VIRUS: Brain Buster Bride (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III, Randall Angel from the Republic of Texas, Michael Drake; Belcher held titles 7 cycles in a row, Angel 5 in a row, Drake retained titles; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

VIRUS/VD: Krabby Patty, Tammy Toe Jam, Testy Betsy (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager held titles 3 cycles in a row; 521

 

TAG-TEAM TITLES

World Tag-team Champions

EDGE: Newgate Inmate & EDGE/ROT: Horseman 3 (JDL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky & Rich Reilly of New Jersey; Cook held titles 5 cycles in a row, Reilly 3 in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

VIRUS: Leptospirosis & Schistosomiasis (MML)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan

Top Contenders

3. EDGE/H25: The Car & EDGE: Extreme Icon (TTL)

4. Wild Card Garrett Shadowstar & The Tyrant David Hammerhead (CWL)

5. IMT: A-List Adam Stone & IMT/ARMY: Caped Robbie Blood (WEL)
ARMY/IMT: "Mack Daddy of Violence" Rodney Pierce & "Silencer" Eddie Camden (CZL)
last of the teams with 516

7. VIRUS/AI: Lord Hugo & Mr. K (AAL)

8. Arashikage & Kageno Senshi (XPL)

9. VIRUS: Peter "Pooty" & "Perfection" Proctor Pawnacopia (PGL)

10. EDGE: Homicidal Hal Aurum & Suicidal Scott Argent (NSL)

U.S. Tag-team Champions

EDGE: HM Prison Maze Inmate & EDGE/ROT: Horseman 1 (JDL)
Michael Cook & Rich Reilly; Cook held titles 5 cycles in a row, Reilly 4 in a row; 516; $20,000; edged EDGE/ROT: Terror Squad 17 & EDGE: The Anti-Misfit Mike Cook (TTL), IMT/ARMY: Cow Man & Counterfeit God (MML), IMT: The Last Horseman & IMT/ARMY: Shoeless Robbie Blood (WEL)

 

SIX-MAN TITLES

World Six-man Champions

IMT/ARMY: Rude, Start, ARMY/IMT: "Whiteboy" Boone Stone (QPL)
Jeff Chambers of Iowa, Jerry Anderson of Michigan, Donald Henry of Illinois; Chambers held titles 19 cycles in a row, Anderson 17 in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

ARMY/IMT: "High Life Balla" Mozart Halsted, IMT: "Dressed Like a Chicken" Harry Lime, "Afraid of the Dark" Marv Merchants (HRL)
Donald Henry (Halsted) & Solomon Shaw of Maine; Shaw retained titles

IMT/ARMY: Antihistamine, Anti-Inflammatory, Antibiotics (GRL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; manager held titles 7 cycles in a row

IMT: Babyface Warlord, Doug Gilbert, Todd Wolfhouse (IML)
Robbie Pawelek, Gerald Robinson of Tennessee, "The Game" from Parts Unknown

LATIN: Matt's Venezuelan Girlfriends Alexis, Yaris, Alejandra (NDL)
Matt Yunick of New York; manager held titles 9 cycles in a row

EDGE: Battleship, Mike Cook's Best Friend, EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 2 (MEL)
Jeff Annable of Canada, Michael Cook of Kentucky, Rich Reilly of New Jersey; Cook held titles 7 cycles in a row, Reilly 3 in a row

VIRUS: Smallpox, Nick Gage, Fedor (HWL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan (Smallpox) & Michael Drake of New Jersey; Belcher held titles 7 cycles in a row, Drake retained titles

VIRUS: Bat Flu, Starfire, Four Hundred Man Goober (EEL)
Randall Angel from the Republic of Texas & Michael Drake (Goober); Angel held titles 5 cycles in a row

VIRUS: Merlin, Arthur, Uther (IIL)
Randall Angel

VIRUS: Rain, Reptile, Ermac (CZL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida

VIRUS: Satanicos I, II, III (SWL)
Hamilton Ortiz of New York

RAW: Blade, The Punisher, The Terminator (XPL)
Darrell Brewer of Alabama

Top Contenders

13. "Pop Culture" Peter Cross, Bill, Bob Bonecutter (CWL)

14. VIRUS: Masked Marauders #7, #8, #9 (PKL)
last of the teams with 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

KDSN: Writer Kimberly Kardashian, Kim's Children North, Saint West (EHL)
Matt Yunick; manager held titles 9 cycles in a row; share of $20,000

IMT/ARMY: Kriggle, Towelliee, ARMY/IMT: "Jailbird" Marlon Porter (QPL)
Jeff Chambers, Jerry Anderson, Donald Henry; Chambers held titles 7 cycles in a row, Anderson 3 in a row

IMT: Rhino Jones, Moondog Spike, Chief Grady (IML)
Robbie Pawelek, Gerald Robinson, "The Game"; Pawelek held titles 7 cycles in a row

EDGE: Operation, Mike Cook's #3 Six-man Wrestler, EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 3 (MEL)
Jeff Annable, Michael Cook, Rich Reilly; Cook held titles 7 cycles in a row, Reilly 3 in a row

VIRUS: HPV, HTNV, HFRS (WEL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager held titles 5 cycles in a row

TBABIT: Solomon "The Strongman," "The Intellectual" Cornelius, "The Natural" Keegan Crowley (XPL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; 521

 

TOP 10 LEAGUES

1. UWL (1,109 matches) 493.422

2. BRL (1,086 matches) 489.945

3. NWL (804 matches) 468.243

4. LWL (798 matches) 487.800

5. HRL (716 matches) 490.683

6. XPL (680 matches) 490.506

7. VUL (657 matches) 492.794

8. IWL (582 matches) 493.569
won the two matches for $1 cycle for having the highest average strategy total (counting only active wrestlers)

9. MML (560 matches) 491.297

10. CWL (515 matches) 489.370

 

TOP 20 MONEY HOLDERS -- active wrestlers only

1. Kaptain Kryptonite (NBL) $39,203,500

2. VIRUS: Mike Drake (HWL) $27,275,000

3. LPPF: Medieval Tymes (PKL) $26,050,100

4. Arsenal (PGL) $22,623,400

5. LPPF: Misfit Messiah (BRL) $17,964,200

6. IMT/???: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (BRL) $17,784,700

7. DFI: American Freedom Fighter E.J. (SHL) $16,974,238

8. VIRUS: Cpl. Punishment (LBL) $14,263,700

9. NGAA: Hawkeye Science (HLL) $13,430,300

10. NGAA: Rydia Stormer (MDL) $11,735,000

11. Dan the Man (HSL) $11,613,200

12. IMT/BLOOD: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) $10,735,200

13. Death Warrant (CWL) $10,575,900

14. MWC: Pete the Geek (IGL) $9,603,900

15. "Mr. Everything" Kirk Lockran (AWL) $9,518,700

16. MWC: "Mr. Minnesota" Olaf Gustavson (QPL) $9,228,300

17. VIRUS/AI: Johnny Slaughter (GRL) $8,786,900

18. SHS: "Money-Driven" Mike Sebastian (BRL) $8,557,000

19. FOW: Remorse (NAL) $8,041,900

20. LPPF: "Too Pretty" Johnny Paradise (BRL) $7,905,600

 

LIST OF LEAGUES

Iron Federation

Center Stage, Extreme Existence, Generation Next, Hardcore Wrestling, Heroes and Legends, Iron Man, Main Event, Quantum Pro, Unknown Wrestler, Vixens United, Xtreme Poison

Steel Federation

American Wrestling, Classic Championship Wrestling, Intense Impact, King of Kings, Louisiana Swamp, Man Up, New Blood, Old School, Vicious Valkyries, World Domination

Gold Federation

All Star, Battle Royal, Blood Bath, Continental Wrestling, Global Wrestling, Independent Wrestling, Knight's Honor, Masked Mayhem, Mystic Diva, New Wave, Ninja Dojo, Texas Death, Triple Threat

Diamond Federation

Action Packed, Evil Clown, Femme Fatale, Lethal Brawling, Night Falcon, Noble Savage, Non-stop Action, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Rajun Cajun, Xtreme Wrestling

Bronze Federation

American Extreme, American Outlaw, Extreme Hardcore, Grim Reaper, Hardcore Superstars, High Rollers, Iron Glove, Living Nightmare, Revolution Wrestling, Strong Style Wrestling, United Nations

Jade Federation

Atomic Age, Combat Zone, Deluxe Wrestling, Jade Dragon, Lone Wolf, Lovely Ladies, Psychotic Killer, Super Hero, True Grit, Wrestlers Elite

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