IWA REPORT
Vol. 23, No. 16 -- December 2018
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JOHNNY B SAYS

The managers behind the creation of our Elite title gave more thought to the possibility of leagues losing and regaining Elite status over time, based on the number of cards, and decided it was an unnecessary complication. We agreed that removing those stipulations would simplify things and avoid potential confusion. The four remaining rules which now govern our Elite title are: (1) Elite leagues must feature at least 50 cards to qualify for the championship in any given cycle; (2) a real-life belt will only be awarded if all the Elite leagues as a whole average at least 50 cards that cycle; (3) only new leagues created with a limit of, at most, six wrestlers per manager may choose to become an Elite league, and only after completing a full year of play; and (4) if the players in an Elite league ever vote to remove the limit or raise it above six, the league forfeits its Elite status. We hope you'll agree that having fewer rules makes our newest major title simply better!

Eagle-eyed IWA veteran Kenneth Plasse noticed that certain match results didn't include the length of time the match took, such as when bouts ended in a double disqualification. From now on, the official match times will only be omitted in cases where the time limit was reached. Thanks for yet another improvement to the game, Kenneth!

We're doubly excited about the final suggestion that was brought to life this cycle! Manager Dennis Mooney requested that we make it possible for two wrestlers to be thrown out of the battle royal at the same time, just like in real-life pro wrestling. The grappler with the ever-so-slightly better battle royal strategy will be considered to have landed outside the ring ever-so-slightly later, so he or she will still receive an extra $100 in imaginary money, just like before; the difference is in how the action will be described in your league bulletin. Watch for this double (elimination) feature, coming soon to an arena near you!

 

WORLD, U.S., KING OF THE RING

World Champion

VIRUS/FOE: Resistance King G.B. III (KHL)
Ali Saputra of Georgia; manager retained title; 500; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches

U.S. Champion

ARMY/IMT: Bro Shambles (CZL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches

King of the Ring

BUCS: Al Oof (APL)
Trevor Riley of Michigan; a large plaque or 25 free matches; 276 KotR total; hold positions were 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15; battle royal hold positions were 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14

 

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

American Champion

EDGE: Darin Wokken (XPL)
Andrew Konik of Michigan; 500

Asiatic Champion

VIRUS/FOE: Resistance King G.B. III (KHL)
Ali Saputra of Georgia; 500

Elite Champion

Darin Wokken
60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches

Hardcore Champion

IMT: "Dragon Sound" Mark (HWL)
David Trousdale of Michigan; 499; edged IMT/ARMY: Anti-Inflammatory (EEL)

Metropolitan Champion

"Texas Hick" Rick Rancher (UNL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; 15 free matches

 

FEDERATION PLAY-OFFS -- $50,000 + 25 free matches

Iron Federation Champion

EDGE: Darin Wokken (XPL)
Andrew Konik of Michigan; 500

Steel Federation Champion

BURN: General Chuck Mobley (CCL)
Dennis Hammack of Kansas

Gold Federation Champion

VIRUS/FOE: Resistance King G.B. III (KHL)
Ali Saputra of Georgia; 500

Diamond Federation Champion

VIRUS/FOE: Prince Ali Fabulous He Ali Ababwa (LBL)
Ali Saputra; manager retained title; edged BUCS: Al Oof (APL), VIRUS/AI: Lone Wolf Xavier Sanchez (ECL)

Bronze Federation Champion

EDGE/H25: Mischievous Smitty (AEL)
Sully "The Sledgehammer" Sullivan of Canada; edged "Texas Hick" Rick Rancher (UNL), EDGE: Brackish Bruiser Bedlam (EHL)

Jade Federation Champion

VIRUS: Alzheimer's (WEL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 499

 

NATIONAL, IWA-WIDE REGIONALS -- $25,000

National Champion

EDGE: Ferragus Brennan (BRL)
Andrew Konik of Michigan; 500; a large plaque or 25 free matches; Southern region

Atlantic Champion

IMT: Tommy DeVito (KHL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown; 500

Central Champion

EDGE: Groovy Ash Andrews (CWL)
Andrew Konik; 500; edged IMT: James Ellsworth (TDL)

Dixie Champion

IMT/ARMY: Casualty (EEL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; 500; edged EDGE: Felix "9 Lives" Buenaventura (CWL)

Eastern Champion

VIRUS/RWS: Jessica Havok (HWL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 499; edged IMT: Saul (IML)

Mountain Champion

VIRUS/RWS: Zach Sabre, Jr. (HLL)
Michael Drake; 499; edged VIRUS: Senor Citizen (HRL)

Northern Champion

IMT: Roger Murtaugh (IML)
"The Game"; 500

Pacific Champion

IMT: Thorny (IML)
"The Game"; 499

Prairie Champion

IMT/ARMY: King Gizzard (TTL)
Robbie Pawelek

Western Champion

VIRUS/FOE: A. Sap (GGL)
Ali Saputra of Georgia; 499

 

LADIES' TITLES

Ladies' World Champion

Godzooky
499; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches

Ladies' U.S. Champion

Rachel Huntoon
499; $25,000

Queen of the Ring

TAC/BOD: Psywitch (VUL)
Sir Strong; 269 QotR total

Ladies' National Champion

Jean Baljean
edged VIRUS/VD: Arianna Piranha (LLL), IMT/ARMY: RB's Girl Jenny (VUL)

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

VIRUS/VD: Bruce Jenner "The Female Version" & Betty Johnson (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager held titles 6 cycles in a row

FOE/VIRUS: Masked Madam #7 & VIRUS/VD: WHAM! (FFL)
Chris Miler & Frank Jay Belcher III, both of Michigan; 516

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS/VD: Prosti & Tute (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager held titles 3 cycles in a row; 516; edged VIRUS/VD: Polymorphic & VIRUS/LPPF: Baddest American Biker Chick #8 (FFL)

World Six-woman Champions

VIRUS: Godzooky, Rachel "The Whale" Huntoon, Mean Jean Baljean (MDL)
Jason Battaglia of New York; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

FOE/VIRUS: Masked Mistress #6, VIRUS/VD: Zombie #8, VIRUS/LPPF: Electric Liz (VVL)
Chris Miler, Frank Jay Belcher III, Randall Angel from the Republic of Texas; Belcher held titles 6 cycles in a row, Angel retained titles

 

TAG-TEAM TITLES

World Tag-team Champions

FRM-16/FOE: Wikkid the Blood Red Dog & Droop the Blood Red Dragon (TTL)
Big Marchand from the Diamond District; $50,000 + 15 free matches

Top Contenders

2. EDGE: Captain Iron & IMT/ARMY: Andrew Ironfist (AEL)

3. VIRUS: "The Nomad" Neymar da Silva Santos & "Underrated" Ivan Rakitic (NSL)
last of the teams with 516

4. HF: Cerberus & Apocalypse (BRL)

5. VIRUS: Horse Pox & Snooki's Friend Pauly D (SWL)
VIRUS: Righteous Richy Rich & Colon (HRL)

7. IMT/ARMY: Terrordar Dethstorm & Nagath Nightsorrow (HSL)
ranked #2 last time

8. VIRUS: Arianna Swawberry & The Reaper of Reefer (TDL)

9. UL/FOE: Epoch & Brutal Brad Hammer (GRL)

10. IMT/ARMY: Masked Chamberses #3 & #4 (TGL)

U.S. Tag-team Champions

IMT/ARMY: Steve Rogers & EDGE: GOB the Magician (AEL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas & Michael Cook of Kentucky; 516; $25,000; edged VIRUS: Little Big Horn Johnson & Measles (NSL), VIRUS: Dr. F.B. & "The Prodigy" F.B.III (DXL)

 

SIX-MAN TITLES

World Six-man Champions

IMT: The Grappling God Gerald Robinson #18, EDGE: Dos-Puncher, VIRUS: IWA Savior #13 (SVL)
Gerald Robinson of Tennessee, Michael Cook of Kentucky, Randall Angel from the Republic of Texas; Angel & Cook held titles 6 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

IMT/ARMY: Luchador Blood #13, Bakh Olumba, Drone Strike (MML)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas (Blood) & Jeff Chambers of Iowa; Pawelek held titles 6 cycles in a row

ARMY/IMT: Hootie's Blowfish Mikaya, Bodyguards Bareback, Rawdog (CZL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; manager retained titles

VIRUS: Osama, Osama's Mama, Oprah (TDL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; manager held titles 6 cycles in a row

FOE/VIRUS: Rick Ravage, VIRUS/FOE: Brooklyn Goons I, II (NSL)
Chris Miler of Michigan (Ravage) & Hamilton Ortiz of New York

EDGE/H25: Macaulay Culkin, Jose Pesci, Daniel Stern (SWL)
Sully "The Sledgehammer" Sullivan of Canada

EDGE/ROT: "Pop Culture" Peter Cross, Bill, Bob Bonecutter (CWL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina

FRM-16/FOE: Blue Bandito, Casual Bart, Oswald Funk (DXL)
FRM-16/FOE: Tactical Infestator #8, Teflon Robot Face, Elaborate Saboteur Drone (TTL)
Big Marchand from the Diamond District

MWC: Foot Soldiers #1, #2, #3 (IGL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

IMT: The Grappling God Gerald Robinson #20, EDGE/H25: TESD Q, VIRUS: IWA Savior #2 (SVL)
Gerald Robinson, Michael Cook, Randall Angel; Cook held titles 6 cycles in a row, Angel retained titles; share of $25,000

IMT/ARMY: Luchador Blood #20, Speedy McSpeederson, Borug Shagrol (MML)
Robbie Pawelek (Blood) & Jeff Chambers; Pawelek held titles 6 cycles in a row

ARMY/IMT: Ironhorse, "Deathmatch Siren" Shanay Doakes, "Tattooed Deathmatch King" Lex Eames (CZL)
Donald Henry

FRM-16/FOE: Golden Banini, Ancient Mystery Fox, Propaganda Panda (DXL)
Big Marchand; 521; edged VIRUS: Hepatitis, Ponderosa, Sweden House (TDL)

 

TOP 10 LEAGUES

1. NSL (1,237 matches) 491.402

2. BRL (1,040 matches) 492.191

3. LNL (822 matches) 490.720

4. NWL (771 matches) 474.270

5. LWL (741 matches) 491.850

6. UNL (683 matches) 491.429

7. CWL (639 matches) 492.833
won the two matches for $1 cycle for having the highest average strategy total (counting only active wrestlers)

8. HRL (589 matches) 492.173

9. XPL (573 matches) 489.107

10. IWL (518 matches) 489.103

 

TOP 20 STARS -- active wrestlers only

1. IMT/VS: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) 166

2. IMT/DOD: Sinister Steve Stryker (BRL) 150

3. IMT/DOD: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (BRL) 140

4. IMT/???: Nightmare Sam Hell (BRL) 119

5. LPPF: Misfit Messiah (BRL) 116

6. LPPF/BWE: Medieval Tymes (BRL)
IMT/???: Lord of Illusions (BRL) 114

8. IMT/VS: Mark the Master Duchaine (GRL) 103

9. VIRUS/RWS: Mike Drake (HWL) 101

10. IMT/VS: Inferno (GRL) 100

11. IMT/BLOOD: The Executioner (XPL) 99

12. IMT/MEDS: Buda Von Blitzen (NAL) 98

13. IMT/MEDS: Diabolical Jerry Savage (NAL) 96

14. Executioner (LBL)
VIRUS: Outlaw Tony Taylor (EHL) 95

16. IMT/???: Bruiser Brett Brown (BRL) 94

17. IMT/VS: Deadly David Death (GRL) 93

18. IMT/VS: Arson (GRL)
IMT/BLOOD: The Mighty Deadhead (XPL) 92

20. IMT/SUPER*: Killer Kenny Stryker (PKL) 91

 

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, Yellow Jacket

Steel Federation

American Wrestling, Classic Championship Wrestling, Intense Impact, King of Kings, Louisiana Purchase, Louisiana Swamp, Mobsters' Underground, New Blood, Old School, Vicious Valkyries, Wild Panthers, 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, Snake Venom, Texas Death, Triple Threat

Diamond Federation

Action Packed, Evil Clown, Femme Fatale, Lethal Brawling, Native Sensation, Night Falcon, Non-stop Action, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Saber Tooth, Wicked Warz, Xtreme Wrestling

Bronze Federation

American Extreme, American Outlaw, Extreme Hardcore, Grim Reaper, High Rollers, Hot Shots, Iron Glove, Living Nightmare, Revolution Wrestling, Rogue Elephant, Strong Style Wrestling, United Nations

Jade Federation

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

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