IWA REPORT
Vol. 25, No. 14 -- October 2020
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JOHNNY B SAYS

Three of manager Michael Drake's wrestlers ended in an unbreakable tie for the World Championship! This is only the third such occurrence in our 35-year history. The first time was in the August 1999 cycle, when manager Paul Low of Maryland led Semi-Detached (EGL), PB/ANC: Johnny Reb (KSL), and PB/CC: Danny Boy O'Day (RJL) to a draw. Then, in the October 2001 cycle, SL: Formidable Enemy (RCL), SL: Mythical Madness (BRL), and SL: League Champ (LNL) had to share the glory, but manager Ryan Henderson of Ohio did not. The only other time the IWA World title was held by more than one wrestler was in the May 2000 cycle, when Jerome Arroyo of California coached both WWW: Detroit Bomber Jake Dyer (GCL) and WWW: Silver King (GXL) to the game's top honor.

Manager Caleb Crawdad set a new record by holding the World Six-man belts for 23 consecutive cycles! Jeff Chambers of Iowa finally called it quits in the Summer 2018 cycle after making it to 22. Will Caleb generously leave the door open for other players to one day experience the thrill of this achievement, or will he selfishly continue his winning streak and spit in the face of the Law of Diminishing Returns? Stay tuned!

In line with recently updating the names of our regional titles to more modern ones, the IWA Asiatic title is now the Asian title. The term "Asiatic" is used more in science than in sports these days, and while it (mostly) takes place inside a ring, professional wrestling simply isn't sweet enough to be considered scientific.

Also being updated this cycle are the leagues which compete for the Asian and other specialty titles. With the return of the International title, we felt some changes were in order; for example, European-themed EPW, the United Nations League, and both leagues with "global" in their names (the GCL and the GWL) will compete for the International belt. The formerly-International HAL, an Asian-themed league, will compete for the more suitable Asian title. Check our website or the page included with this issue for the updated info, and decide if a change of scenery is in your future!

More than a year ago, before his wrestler won the top prize and became the IWA's Phoenix Champion at Imagimania 34, manager Trevor Riley suggested that we organize a massive vacation for any and all overworked athletes at some point. We've finally reached that point, and those athletes will soon reach their destination: Hawaii!

Imagimania 35 features 20 leisurely-paced Hawaiian Beach Rumbles, culminating in a winners-only battle royal with the grand prize of an engraved championship belt! Trevor learned a few things about arranging such events in the course of his duties as commissioner of the MvG Sports Louisiana Purchase Ligue, which holds all its battle royals on Waikiki Beach as an homage to the IWA's Waikiki Beach Rumble from years ago.

Look on our website or inside your envelope for an entry form, fill it out, then send your entries and contest fees in with your matches and strategies for the upcoming November cycle. Oh, and if I catch anyone laughing at the perfectly normal way I maneuver across what may very well be dangerously hot sand, it's an automatic disqualification. You've been warned.

 

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

Jason Frymier of Canada

DOD/ORDER: Jason Voorhees XIII (TND) 1,055-237-36, *15, $2,053,600

David Mims III of North Carolina

Syndicate: The Executioner Daniel Mims (HWL) 1,012-395-91, *42, $2,568,000

 

WORLD, U.S., KING OF THE RING

World Champion

VIRUS/FS: Finn Balor (BOL)
VIRUS/FMY: Mike Drake (HLL)
VIRUS/RWS: Mike Drake (HWL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches, 10 free matches for BOL & HLL & HWL managers next cycle

U.S. Champion

GOD: Ezekiel Crane (UNL)
Brandon Madden of Michigan; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches

King of the Ring

Mike Drake (HLL)
Mike Drake (HWL)
$50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 274 KotR total; hold positions were 1, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15; battle royal hold positions were 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 14

 

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

Iron Federation Champion

VIRUS/FS: Finn Balor (BOL)
VIRUS/FMY: Mike Drake (HLL)
VIRUS/RWS: Mike Drake (HWL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501

Steel Federation Champion

EDGE: Clintyn Kildepsteen (WDL)
Caleb Crawdad of Florida; 499

Gold Federation Champion

EDGE: Bill Bonecutter (IWL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; 501; edged Cowboy John Spurt (MML)

Diamond Federation Champion

MWC: Kevin Savage (FAL)
Kevin Roberts of Mississippi; 499

Bronze Federation Champion

GOD: Mongrovian Brawler (UNL)
Shawn McAbee of Tennessee; 501; edged ARMY/IMT: "Troublemaker" Yolanda Tate (HRL), The Wraith (EPW)

Jade Federation Champion

EDGE/ROT: Manimal (JDL)
Rich Reilly of New Jersey; 501

 

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

American Champion

The Wraith (EPW)
Brandon Madden of Michigan; 501

Asian Champion

VIRUS/FMY: Mike Drake (HLL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501; edged GOD: Mongrovian Brawler (UNL), ARMY/IMT: "Troublemaker" Yolanda Tate (HRL)

Elite Champion

EDGE: Bill Bonecutter (IWL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; manager retained title; 501; 60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches; edged The Wraith, FT: Maysie Crane (LRW)

Hardcore Champion

VIRUS/RWS: Mike Drake (HWL)
Michael Drake; 501; edged Bill Bonecutter

International Champion

VIRUS/FS: Finn Balor (BOL)
Michael Drake; 501; edged EDGE/ROT: Manimal (JDL), Maysie Crane

Metropolitan Champion

Bill Bonecutter
15 free matches

 

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

National Champion

EDGE: Cannweh Geddahboofe (CZL)
Caleb Crawdad of Florida; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; East Coast region; edged TBABIT: "The Righteous" Justice Washington (GCL)

Central Plains Champion

TBABIT: Elijah Craig (EPW)
Tom Cottrill of Ohio; 501; edged Jimmy North (BRL)

Great Lakes Champion

TBABIT/WB: Chuckles (YJW)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; 501

Mid-Atlantic Champion

SOS/BAC: Robbie "The Butcher" Blood (EEL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; manager retained title; 501; edged IMT: Ted the Mega-Murderer Bundy (ASL)

Northeast Champion

EDGE: Roody Pooh Change Searcher (COL)
Caleb Crawdad; 501; edged SOS/SINISTER 6: The Bruiser Dick Dastardly (BRL)

Pacific Northwest Champion

SOS: Dominican Disaster (DZL)
Hamilton Ortiz of New York; 501

Rocky Mountains Champion

VIRUS/RWS: CW Drake (HLL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 499; edged Hired Gun #5 (SVL), Hired Mercenary #3 (MML)

Southeast Champion

SOS: Jake the Snake Plummer (AOL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida; 501

Southwest Champion

EDGE: Glass City Assassin Terror (CZL)
Caleb Crawdad; 499

West Coast Champion

EDGE: Glass City Assassin Madness (CZL)
Caleb Crawdad; 500

 

LADIES' TITLES

Ladies' World Champion

FT: Maysie Crane (LRW)
Brandon Madden of Michigan; 501; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches

Ladies' U.S. Champion

COT: Brawlin' Lynn Brosious (VUL)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania; 499; $25,000

Queen of the Ring

SOS: Masked Dimepiece II (LLL)
Hamilton Ortiz of New York; 270 QotR total; edged SOS: Stiletto Kwaigno (VVL), previous champion COT: Sensational Sydney Reinhard (NML)

Ladies' National Champion

OURO: Scylla Snakespeare (LRW)
Brandon Madden; 501; entered due to an in-league error; edged Siouxsie Gore (LRW); champion would have been DOD/ORDER: Hillbilly's Daughter Laura Joyner (QQW, Timothy L. Clark of Washington, 499)

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

AI: "Redneck Queen" Roxy & "Redneck Princess" Raven Pureheart (MDL)
Jeremy Nace of Pennsylvania; 516; edged previous champions DOD/ORDER: Jennifer Brown Bear & Jeannie Running Cheetah (QQW)

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

COT: Hyrrokkin & Hel (QQW)
Wade Reinhard; 516; edged Charlie & Becky North (MDL)

World Six-woman Champions

JNR/MF: "Star of Yesterday" Kris Jenner, "Star of Today" Kim Kardashian, "Star of Tommorrow" Kendall Jenner (LLL)
Matt Yunick of New York; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

JNR/MF: "Jewish" Kris, "Muslim" Kendall Jenner, "Christian" Kim Kardashian (LLL)
Matt Yunick; edged COT: Hyrrokkin, Hel, Angrboda

 

TAG-TEAM TITLES

World Tag-team Champions

EDGE/CLOWNZ: Prinkles & EDGE/ROT: The Blue Chipper (ECL)
Caleb Crawdad of Florida & Rich Reilly of New Jersey; Crawdad held titles 4 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

EDGE/GiFt: Doppelganger & EDGE: Dragon Variation (TGL)
Kyle Devlin of Pennsylvania & Brad Norman of North Carolina; managers held titles 3 cycles in a row

Top Contenders

3. SOS: Legendary Seals #1 & #2 (YJW)
SOS: S.L.U.M. Tiger & Steeler Pulaski (LBL)
VIRUS/PA: Ripper Robertson & Madman Max Mayhem (ASL)

6. COT: Tokyo Bullets #1 & #2 (FAL)

7. EDGE/ROT: East Side & West Side Killas (MML)
AI: The Ghosts of Tupac Shakur & Nate Dogg (SVL)
IMT/GOAT/MF: "High IQ" Gerald Robinson & SOS: Dirty Boys: Jerry Haggs (STL)

10. DOD/ORDER: Catfish Leroy & Chucky (BRL)
ranked #16 last time
DOD/ORDER: Kenneth Oblivion & Christopher Destruction (IWL)
ranked #16 last time
DOD/ORDER: Donathan & Kenneth Zastempowski (CWL)
ranked #19 last time
EDGE: Onk's Friends Atlas Hugs & Mount Hugmore (DZL)

14. COT: Electron Warrior & Steel (GWL)

15. COT: Minnesota Wrecking Crews XVIII & XX (NFL)

16. "Player 1" Pascal Stallworth V & "Player 2" Xander B. Oxstein (GCL)

17. EDGE: Jack Locke & Sawyer Thomas (NAL)
ranked #13 last time; last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

EDGE/ROT: Disciple of Terror 20 & EDGE: The Only (ECL)
Rich Reilly & Caleb Crawdad; Crawdad held titles 4 cycles in a row; 516; $25,000; edged SOS: Kidd Justice & May B. Knott (SVL), LPPF: "Killer Toon" Porky Bates & Leprechaun (LSL), EDGE: Onk's Friends Two Arms, One Hug & Side Hugger (DZL), DOD/ORDER/WBC: Matthew van Slaughter & Jane "The Vixen" Red (BRL; missed titles by point flow last time), EDGE: "Apollo" Creed Bratton & Jacob the Spirit (NFL), IMT/AR15: Close the Borders & Second Amendment (NDL), VIRUS: The Mysterious Beaver & The Reaper of Reefer (MML)

 

SIX-MAN TITLES

World Six-man Champions

EDGE/GiFt: Terror, Chip Sanqueso, EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 10 (MEL)
Kyle Devlin of Pennsylvania, Caleb Crawdad of Florida, Rich Reilly of New Jersey; Crawdad held titles 23 cycles in a row, Devlin retained titles; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

EDGE: Hank Goodman, Jesse Heisenberg, Mike Fring (NAL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; manager held titles 3 cycles in a row

VIRUS/COH: Mike Vendetta, VIRUS: Queen Zombie, IMT Slayer (HWL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey (Vendetta) & Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; Belcher held titles 16 cycles in a row, Drake retained titles

SOS: Ermac, Jiggly Zack, Cold Stone Austin Steve (CSL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida; manager held titles 5 cycles in a row

SOS: Dos-Puncher, Masked Assassin II, SOS/BAC: Texas Terror RB (EEL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky, Hamilton Ortiz of New York, Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas

SOS: Dirty Boys: Jerry Haggs, Brian Slobs, IMT/GOAT/MF: "The Human Rulebook" Gerald Robinson (STL)
~TZ~ of Virginia & Gerald Robinson of Tennessee (Robinson)

TBABIT: Lord of the Manor, King of the County, Ripple (SVL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; manager held titles 3 cycles in a row

COT: Best of the Best II, IX, XIII (MUL)
COT: Minnesota Wrecking Crews VII, VIII, VIV (NFL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; manager retained titles

JNR/MF: "Mother" Kris Jenner, "Daughter" Kim Kardashian, "Sister" Kendall Jenner (ECL)
Matt Yunick of New York

Top Contenders

11. TBABIT: "The Righteous" Justice Washington, "Fair Play" Itazura Kuso, "Monster" Marcus Monroe (GCL)
IMT/GOAT/MF: "The Fabulous Firebird," "The Fallen Angel," "The Dragon" Gerald Robinson (DZL)
last of the teams with 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

VIRUS/Luniz: "The King of Swing" M.J., VIRUS: Jim "Doctor Fellgood" Johnson, Drooly Ghouly (MUL)
Mitchell Johnson (M.J.) & Frank Jay Belcher III, both of Michigan; Belcher held titles 6 cycles in a row; share of $25,000

EDGE: Wiseau Sirius, Chicken Peter, Best Friend Tommy (WDL)
Caleb Crawdad; manager retained titles

EDGE/ROT: Masked Invaders 1, 2, 3 (MML)
Rich Reilly

IMT/GOAT/MF: "Trailer Park Gangsta," "The Ravishing One," "The Axe" Gerald Robinson (HWL)
Gerald Robinson

SOS: Katanka, IMT/GOAT/MF: "The Heartbreak Kid," "Houdini of Hardcore" Gerald Robinson (STL)
~TZ~ (Katanka) & Gerald Robinson

SOS/BAC: Blood Black, SOS: Roy Heavens, Forgotten Cutthroat Mike Cook (EEL)
Robbie Pawelek, Hamilton Ortiz, Michael Cook

JNR/MF: "Bronze Medalist" Kim Kardashian, "Silver Medalist" Kris, "Gold Medalist" Kylie Jenner (ECL)
Matt Yunick

TBABIT: Bag of Crud, Jordan "Don't Meme Me" Michaels, Angry MJ Rep (XWL)
Seth Brubaker; 521

 

TOP 10 LEAGUES

1. BRL (1,439 matches) 493.594

2. NWL (1,285 matches) 477.644

3. TND (1,147 matches) 491.413

4. IWL (900 matches) 489.735

5. QQW (766 matches) 494.123
highest average strategy total (active wrestlers only); 10 free matches for managers next cycle

6. GCL (682 matches) 491.731

7. NAL (588 matches) 491.628

8. GNW (578 matches) 473.085

9. BBL (567 matches) 493.179

10. DXL (540 matches) 491.080

 

TOP 20 MANAGERS -- 2020

1. Caleb Crawdad 2,335

2. Frank Jay Belcher III 2,125

3. Brad Norman 1,545

4. Gerald Robinson 1,305

5. Robbie "Blood" Pawelek 1,190

6. Seth Brubaker 1,130

7. Derek Tuttle 1,080

8. Rich Reilly 1,050

9. Jeff Annable 1,010

10. Kyle Devlin 985

11. Michael Drake 965

12. Mitchell Johnson 945

13. Donald Henry 905

14. Steven M. Shotliff 745

15. "The Game" 740

16. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 720

17. Big Marchand 690

18. Michael Cook 675

19. Timothy L. Clark 670

20. Randall Angel 650

 

TOP 20 STABLES -- 2020

1. EDGE 4,380

2. SOS 3,595

3. VIRUS 3,330

4. IMT 3,015

5. ORDER 1,330

6. GIFT 1,190

7. TBABIT 1,170

8. COT 1,080

9. ROT 1,060

10. GOAT 985

11. LUNIZ 945

12. ARMY 905

13. LPPF 790

14. RWS 770

15. FRM-16 690

16. DOD 635

17. BNC 550

18. TAMMY 470

19. BAC 460

20. MEDS 440

 

TOP 20 STARS -- active wrestlers only

1. IMT/LPPF: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) 186

2. IMT/LPPF: Sinister Steve Stryker (ASL) 179

3. IMT/LPPF: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) 159

4. IMT/LPPF: Nightmare Sam Hell (ASL) 135

5. LPPF: Misfit Messiah (NAL) 126

6. LPPF: Medieval Tymes (ASL) 125

7. IMT/LPPF: Lord of Illusions (ASL) 123

8. VIRUS/RWS: Mike Drake (HWL) 120

9. IMT/LPPF: Mark the Master Duchaine (GRL) 114

10. IMT/LPPF: Inferno (GRL) 108

11. IMT/LPPF: The Executioner (XPL) 106

12. Executioner (LBL) 105

13. IMT/LPPF: Deadly David Death (GRL) 104

14. IMT/LPPF: The Mighty Deadhead (XPL) 103

15. IMT/LPPF: Arson (GRL) 101

16. Messenger of Death (LBL)
VIRUS: Outlaw Tony Taylor (EHL) 100

18. IMT/LPPF: Bruiser Brett Brown (ASL) 99

19. IMT/LPPF: Killer Kenny Stryker (PKW)
EDGE: The Terminator (CZL)
Ultimate Ice (LBL) 98

 

LIST OF LEAGUES

Iron Federation

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

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, Conquest Wrestling, Danger Zone, Global Wrestling, Independent Wrestling, Knight's Honor, Masked Mayhem, Mystic Diva, New Wave, Ninja Dojo, Queen's Quest Wrestling, 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, Xtreme Wrestling

Bronze Federation

American Extreme, American Outlaw, Brass Knuckles, Celebrities Only, Elite Prestige Wrestling, Extreme Hardcore, Federation Superstars, Grim Reaper, High Rollers, Iron Glove, Ladies Revolution Wrestling, The Nightmare Dimension, United Nations, Wicked Warz

Jade Federation

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

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