IWA REPORT
Vol. 25, No. 8 -- June 2020
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JOHNNY B SAYS

State Wrestling is back! Fill out the entry form included with your bulletin and take your shot at some of the 50 available titles!

Another huge announcement involving the number 50 is that we will be placing a cap on the amount of wrestlers you can manage per federation, starting in the Summer 2020 cycle (right after the upcoming July cycle). Aside from being an easy number to remember, our data indicates a federation limit of 50 will allow nearly all managers to continue playing as if there were no limit, while putting a limit on how much of an advantage any one manager can have in the future.

Also debuting in the Summer cycle is the new (old) IWA International title! Don't just watch as the champions of the BOL, QPL, GAL, HAL, BBL, WTL, NSL, NML, BKL, RWL, JDL, and ZZL compete for the honors... get in the ring!

 

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

Michael Eaves of Mississippi

IMT/MEDS: King Karnage (XPL) 1,494-836-120, *72, $5,556,700
IMT/LPPF: King Kolossus (SHL) 1,455-661-128, *88, $6,237,500

 

WORLD, U.S., KING OF THE RING

World Champion

VIRUS: Ecstasy (HRL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches, 10 free matches for HRL managers next cycle

The jumbotron fades to black, and fireworks begin to light up the arena. Fans cheer at the show. Finally, a ring announcer climbs into the ring:

Announcer: "Tonight, we have a very special night. A man of great talent. The man who brings the life of any party! Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome... ECSTASY!"

Ecstasy appears at the top of the stage wearing the IWA World title around his waist, the Bronze Federation title over one shoulder, and the Asiatic title draped over the other. He takes his time strutting down the aisle, wearing a robe like Ric Flair. Finally, he makes his way into the ring and grabs the mic:

Ecstasy: "Thank you! Thank you! See, I knew you fans would come around!"

The fans begin booing more than ever.

Ecstasy: "Now, now. Time is of the essence, so I'll make this quick. IMT hired the huge army of G-Money, bwahahaha! How's that working out for ya? Ahhh, I love it. Then again, love is always in the air when I'm around! EDGE, you might be on top for the moment, but The Infection will be knocking on your door soon! Island of Mistakes, you don't get a free ride! AI, don't think I forgot about you, little fellas. I heard you talking smack, yet you guys didn't do squat against us in Stablecade! I admire the fact that you want to take on the big dogs in the pound, but everyone knows to watch out for the ones with rabies, 'cause they'll bite ya in the behind! And for all those out there in question... Mike Drake is an all-around nice guy, and you all should be honored to be a part of the C.O.H.! 2020, year of the VIRUS!"

Ecstasy drops the mic and takes off all his gold to make ready for his first title defense.

U.S. Champion

EDGE: Vexing Vladimir Verklempt (UNL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; edged SOS: The Unavoidable (AEL), ARMY/IMT: "High Life Balla" Mozart Halsted (HRL), Stan Marsh (HSL)

King of the Ring

EDGE/ROT: Masta Mind (MML)
Rich Reilly of New Jersey; $50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 276 KotR total; hold positions were 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15; battle royal hold positions were 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14

 

FEDERATION TITLES -- $50,000 + 25 free matches

Iron Federation Champion

VIRUS: Filthy Itch (HLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; manager retained title; 500; edged "Jelly Cake" Jerry Flay (XPL)

Steel Federation Champion

AI: "Snot Nose" Sal DeVomit (WDL)
Jeremy Nace of Pennsylvania; 501; edged IMT: Buzzard (NBL)

Gold Federation Champion

SOS: The Death (SVL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; manager retained title; 500

Diamond Federation Champion

VIRUS: Cholera (NAL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; 500; edged SOS: Awesome Akili Smith (NSL)

Bronze Federation Champion

VIRUS: Ecstasy (HRL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; 501; edged IMT/GOAT: Randy Savage (AEL), IMT/GOAT: Assassin 27 (BKL)

Jade Federation Champion

COT: "Always" Chase Dreams (GCL)
Chris Stevens of Texas; 500

 

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

American Champion

IMT/GOAT: Randy Savage (AEL)
Gerald Robinson of Tennessee; 501

Asiatic Champion

VIRUS: Ecstasy (HRL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; manager retained title; 501; edged IMT: Buzzard (NBL)

Elite Champion

TBABIT/REB: "The Starlet" Liberty Monroe (RWL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; 501; 60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches

Hardcore Champion

VIRUS: Mr. Belcher (MUL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager retained title; 500

Metropolitan Champion

COT: "Always" Chase Dreams (GCL)
Chris Stevens of Texas; 500; 15 free matches

 

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

National Champion

SOS: Mo Mentum (NAL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; Atlantic region; edged IMT/GOAT: "The Universal Heartthrob" Gerald R. (EHL), IMT/GOAT: Assassin 25 (BKL), IMT/GOAT: Chris Jericho (AEL)

Central Champion

WRSTLING/DT: Penta (APL)
Zach Gargus of Des Moines, Iowa; 500

Dixie Champion

SOS: Lifeguard Wade (OSL)
Derek Tuttle; 501; edged RLS: Abogado del Diablo (YJL)

Eastern Champion

IMT/GOAT: "The King" Gerald Robinson (EHL)
Gerald Robinson of Tennessee; manager retained title; 501

Mountain Champion

SOS: The Strange (SVL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; 501

Northern Champion

VIRUS/TSD: "Gluttony of Sour Grapes" Mr L. (ECL)
Michael Giuliano of New Hampshire; 501

Pacific Champion

IMT/MEDS: Fireball (NAL)
"Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont; 499; edged IMT: Erik the Mega-Murderer Menendez (PKL), SOS: Librarian Will U. Hush (AEL), EDGE/ROT: Disciple of Terror 13 (HSL)

Prairie Champion

IMT/FRM-16: Frontera Coyote (EPL)
Big Marchand from the Diamond District; 499; edged SOS: Universal Spider (AEL)

Southern Champion

IMT: Elwood (MUL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 501; edged EDGE/ROT: Disciple of Terror 8 (HSL), IMT/GOAT: The Grappling God #2 (AEL), EDGE: Yohm Ahma (COL)

Western Champion

Cookie (EHL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown; manager retained title; 501

 

LADIES' TITLES

Ladies' World Champion

TBABIT/REB: "The Starlet" Liberty Monroe (RWL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; 501; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches; edged ORDER: Blackjack Betty (GAL)

Ladies' U.S. Champion

SOS: Cover Girl Krieger (VVL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; 499; $25,000

Queen of the Ring

SOS: Spiffy Tiffany from Queen City (VVL)
Jeff Manning; 500; 275 QotR total

Ladies' National Champion

TBABIT/REB: "The Deviant" Erica Rockwell (RWL)
Seth Brubaker; edged VIRUS: Rachel "The Whale" Huntoon (MDL), SOS: Aunt Flo (VVL), SOS: Kelly (MDL)

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

COT: Skadi & Lady Vengeance (GAL)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania; manager retained titles; 516; edged previous champions COT/FLOW: Sensational Sydney & Rowdy Caitlin Reinhard (NML), COT: Women of the Knight #1 & #2 (FFL)

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

AI: "Malicious" Maggie & "Psychotic" Pamela Pureheart (NML)
Jeremy Nace of Pennsylvania; 516

World Six-woman Champions

SOS: Stiletto Kwaigno, Dialtone Morelli, G.I. Jane Martelle (VVL)
Jeff Manning

VIRUS/PA: Diva Viktoriya Smirnov, The Crippler Rae Robertson, Suicidal Abby Steele (RWL)
Les McCarver of Michigan; edged previous champions VIRUS/Luniz: Flower "Pot" Child, VIRUS/VD: Snake Charmer, Furry Furnace of Fury (VUL)

U.S. Six-woman Champions

VIRUS/Luniz: F. Burger, VIRUS/VD: Bacon Hole, French Withered Pear (VUL)
Mitchell Johnson (Burger) & Frank Jay Belcher III, both of Michigan; managers held titles 3 cycles in a row

 

TAG-TEAM TITLES

World Tag-team Champions

COT: Best of the Best III & VII (MUL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; ranked #15 last time; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

EDGE: Canada Steel & EDGE/GiFt: Best Friend Mark (WDL)
Jeff Annable of Canada & Caleb Crawdad of Florida; managers retained titles

EDGE/GiFt: Paranoia & Stalemate (ECL)
Kyle Devlin of Pennsylvania

VIRUS: "The Dog-Face Gremlin" Kevin Jeremy & "The Hillbilly" Charlie Saulman (BRL)
A. Adams of Virginia

VIRUS: Daddy's Girls #1 & #2 (WWL)
Rick Angel of Kansas

AI/SUNNY: Zip & Skip in Spandex (MML)
Jeremy Nace of Pennsylvania

SOS: Irma Gerd & Geronimo Jones (OSL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida & "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio

IMT/MEDS: Paul "The Butcher" Duchaine & AOTF/ORDER: The Darkness Matthew Stamboli (LSL)
"Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont & Timothy L. Clark of Washington

Top Contenders

9. EDGE/WoL: Garnett & Zidane (LPL)

10. EDGE/Gift: Brutal Bud & Ruthless Rhett Rose (HAL)

11. IMT/FRM-16: Jefe Militar A1 & Gringo Starr (STL)
ranked #9 last time

12. SOS/HHS: James & Billy Stone (CWL)
COT: Hooded Soldiers II & III (KHL)

14. COT/THM: Indian Assassins Bhauls & K'nie Diep (FAL)
COT: Minnesota Wrecking Crews XIV & XV (NFL)
VIRUS: Scrub-A-Licious & Scrub-Vicious (NAL)

17. EDGE: Metal Raine & Metal Reign (ASL)

18. DOD/ORDER: Indian Joe & Monkey-Eyed Tim (IWL)
DOD/ORDER: Big Thad & MTG (BBL)

20. EDGE: Onk's Friends Hug Master O & Side Hugger (DZL)
last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

EDGE/GiFt: D.E.A.D. & Oblivion Machine (ECL)
Kyle Devlin; manager retained titles; share of $25,000

EDGE/GiFt: General Displeasure & Jerzei Balowski (WDL)
Caleb Crawdad & Anthony Chatburn of Virginia; Crawdad retained titles

AI: Black Mantis & Dracula Moon (MML)
Jeremy Nace; 516; edged SOS: Clutch Steinberg & Shane Gretsky (OSL), END: Chris "The Kydd" Marinaro & LPPF/END: Voice of the Voiceless (XPL), EDGE/WoL: Aerith & Cloud (LPL), VIRUS: Arianna Spooks & Cyntricty (WWL), IMT: Martin Luther Possum & Papa Razzo (ASL), DOD/ORDER: Kenneth Oblivion & Christopher Destruction (IWL), DOD/ORDER/CS: Donathan & Kenneth Zastempowski (CWL), VIRUS: Col. Dirk & SOS: Sgt. Dagger Vanderback (BRL), Disembowelers Mongrel & Meat Hook (BBL), EDGE: Sawyer Thomas & Jack Locke (NAL), EDGE: Onk's Friends Fueled by & Tower of Hugs (DZL)

 

SIX-MAN TITLES

World Six-man Champions

VIRUS: Buff, Runt, Skip Stonewall (WWL)
Rick Angel of Kansas; retained titles; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

VIRUS/Luniz: Jimmie Cornnutz, Johnny "Numbknutzz," VIRUS: Jim "Doctor Fellgood" Johnson (MUL)
Mitchell Johnson & Frank Jay Belcher III (Fellgood), both of Michigan; Belcher held titles 10 cycles in a row, Johnson 5 in a row

IMT/FRM-16/AFUN: Dog Barrett, Bad Marchand, Sly Spallone (LPL)
Big Marchand from the Diamond District and Don Million of Boston, MA; retained titles

IMT/MEDS: Stoned Freedom, The Executioner, LPPF/MEDS: Shadow Walker (XPL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi, "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont, Keith A. Maple of Ohio; managers retained titles

SOS/6-GOD: Buttersworth Henchmen I, II, III (NAL)
moved up from U.S. titles
SOS/SINISTER 6: Mascara Negro, Headhunters I, II (BRL)
Hamilton Ortiz of New York; manager held titles 3 cycles in a row

SOS: Mike Maverick, SOS/ORDER: Dragovic Kasun, SOS/BAC: Chicago Kid RB (EEL)
Hamilton Ortiz, Randall Angel, Robbie "Blood" Pawelek, both of Texas; Angel & Pawelek held titles 4 cycles in a row

SOS: Brooklyn Goons II, III, Jovial JaMarcus Russell (NSL)
Hamilton Ortiz & Derek Tuttle of Florida (Russell); Tuttle held titles 4 cycles in a row

SOS: Z Gangsta, Ray Gunkel, White Ranger (KHL)
Derek Tuttle

EDGE: Bip Bipley, EDGE/GiFt: Dogma, Chip Sanqueso (MEL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina, Kyle Devlin of Pennsylvania, Caleb Crawdad of Florida; Crawdad held titles 17 cycles in a row, Norman 3 in a row, Devlin retained titles

EDGE/ROT: Ryes 1, 2, 3 (OSL)
Rich Reilly of New Jersey

Top Contenders

12. IMT/FRM-16/RC: Antonio Bravo, 38 Savage, Stone Capone (STL)
last of the teams with 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

SOS: Muscle Man, SOS/BAC: Blood Red, SOS/ORDER: Mr. Doom (EEL)
Hamilton Ortiz, Robbie Pawelek, Randall Angel; Pawelek held titles 4 cycles in a row, Ortiz retained titles; 521; $25,000; edged EDGE: Axl Gruesome, Nervous Rex, Terry Daktoll (AEL), VIRUS: Animal Bite, Staph Infections, VIRUS/Luniz: M.J.'s #1 Fan of ? (WWL), IMT/FRM-16: Machtiger, Renegade Submariner, Il Sicario Antonio (STL), EDGE: Kyle's Long, Luxurious Hair, Lush Ginger Beard, Piercing Hazel Eyes (IGL)

 

TOP 10 LEAGUES

1. NWL (1,788 matches) 464.181

2. BRL (1,633 matches) 487.566

3. GCL (849 matches) 488.851

4. LNL (751 matches) 481.217

5. IWL (750 matches) 489.031

6. BBL (701 matches) 487.740

7. DXL (688 matches) 493.146
highest average strategy total (active wrestlers only); 10 free matches for managers next cycle

8. EPL (683 matches) 489.603

9. NAL (682 matches) 492.379

10. IGL (610 matches) 491.219

 

TOP 20 MANAGERS -- 2020

1. Frank Jay Belcher III 1,355

2. Caleb Crawdad 1,260

3. Gerald Robinson 1,220

4. Kyle Devlin 715

5. Seth Brubaker 680

6. Mitchell Johnson 660

7. Brad Norman, Derek Tuttle 650

9. Jeff Annable 595

10. "The Game" 590

11. Robbie "Blood" Pawelek 570

12. Steven M. Shotliff 475

13. Randall Angel 465

14. Michael Eaves 460

15. Matt Yunick 455

16. Michael Drake, "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 440

18. Michael Cook 400

19. Donald Henry 365

20. Big Marchand 345

 

TOP 20 STABLES -- 2020

1. SOS 2,280

2. VIRUS 2,145

3. EDGE 1,915

4. IMT 1,720

5. GOAT 900

6. ORDER 870

7. COT 730

8. TBABIT 710

9. LUNIZ 660

10. GIFT 630

11. TAMMY 455

12. RWS 415

13. LPPF 405

14. PERFECT 400

15. BNC 390

16. ARMY 365

17. FRM-16 345

18. VD 290

19. DOD 250

20. AI 195

 

TOP 20 STARS -- active wrestlers only

1. IMT/MEDS: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) 185

2. IMT/MEDS: Sinister Steve Stryker (ASL) 175

3. IMT/MEDS: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) 157

4. IMT/MEDS: Nightmare Sam Hell (ASL) 129

5. LPPF/MEDS: Misfit Messiah (NAL) 124

6. LPPF/MEDS: Medieval Tymes (GRL) 122

7. IMT/MEDS: Lord of Illusions (ASL) 121

8. VIRUS/RWS: Mike Drake (HWL) 115

9. IMT/MEDS: Mark the Master Duchaine (GRL) 113

10. IMT/MEDS: Inferno (GRL) 107

11. IMT/MEDS: Buda von Blitzen (NAL) 106

12. IMT/MEDS: The Executioner (XPL) 104

13. IMT/MEDS: Diabolical Jerry Savage (NAL)
VIRUS/RWS: Mike Drake (CSL) 102

15. Executioner (LBL)
IMT/MEDS: The Mighty Deadhead (XPL) 101

17. IMT/MEDS: Arson (GRL)
IMT/MEDS: Deadly David Death (GRL) 100

19. IMT/MEDS: Bruiser Brett Brown (ASL)
IMT/MEDS: Killer Kenny Stryker (PKL)
VIRUS: Outlaw Tony Taylor (EHL) 98

 

LIST OF LEAGUES

Iron Federation

Black Ops, Center Stage, Extreme Existence, Generation Next, Hardcore Wrestling, Heroes and Legends, Main Event, NEVER Puroresu, Quantum Pro, Unknown Wrestler, Vixens United, Xtreme Poison, Yellow Jacket

Steel Federation

American Wrestling, Gorgeous Amazon, Hired Assassin, Intense Impact, Louisiana Purchase, Louisiana Swamp, Mobsters' Underground, New Blood, Old School, Vicious Valkyries, World Domination

Gold Federation

All Star, Battle Royal, Blood Bath, Continental Wrestling, Danger Zone, Global Wrestling, Independent Wrestling, Knight's Honor, Masked Mayhem, Mystic Diva, New Wave, Ninja Dojo, Snake Venom, Western Trails

Diamond Federation

Action Packed, Evil Clown, Femme Fatale, Flying Aces, Lethal Brawling, Native Sensation, Night Falcon, No Man's, Non-stop Action, Saber Tooth, Wicked Warz, Xtreme Wrestling

Bronze Federation

American Extreme, American Outlaw, Brass Knuckles, Celebrities Only, Elite Prestige, Extreme Hardcore, Grim Reaper, High Rollers, Hot Shots, Iron Glove, Living Nightmare, Revolution Wrestling, United Nations

Jade Federation

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

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