Vol. 12, No. 15 -- Fall 2007
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HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
After over four years of steady competition, Mike Blitzkrieg (PKL) is announcing his retirement into the IWA Hall of Fame. Blitzkrieg joins his old MML partner High Octane. Also retiring is their manager, Philosophy Jones, who was proud to lead these two wrestlers to IWA immortality.
Ending her career at 1,007-173-55, with 25 stars and $2,255,800, is Eric Lindsay of Pennsylvania's Anna "Brown Sugar" Amore'. She began her career in the IML and went on to greatness in the GDL, LLL, and FFL. Anna founded the group Ebony XXX-Press, which spread across the ladies' division. She was very successful in all her leagues, winning numerous titles such as league, television, regional, and tag. Anna has won the United States six-woman titles, and also is a two-time United States tag-team champion. She is proud to have won both World Tag-team and World Six-woman belts in her career. She put nearly a thousand female wrestlers to sleep with her "Brown Suga" sleeper hold. In addition to XXX-Press, Brown Sugar has spent time in great groups like NVUS, LOD, UKA, and IE. One of her favorite quotes was, "We're about to run the XXX-Press train on you." She wishes all of her former opponents the best, saying, "It was fun!"
Johnny Gonzalez of Arizona wanted to pass along the following: "First of all, I would like to thank John Gabriel, Charles Ballard, and the rest of the WWL managers for making the league fun while Eddie was there from day one. Thank you! Now, I'm not going to say a lot, because we all know who Eddie Guerrero was, but I will say this: no one can deny his ability to entertain the fans and, of course, he is and always will be one of my favorites.
"When the World Wrestling League was created, I joined in cycle #2. I saw that no one had Eddie yet, so I chose him quickly and activated him in cycle #3 (February 2005). He won several titles, and in the Summer cycle of that same year, he made his first appearance in the IWA Report by winning the IWA-wide Prairie title (and, yes, I was proud to have won it).
"On November 13, 2005, the world of wrestling was in shock when Eddie Guerrero passed away. I cried -- yes, I did cry. In the WWL, I stopped writing trash talk for him because I didn't feel comfortable writing comments for a wrestler who was no longer with us. My main goal now was to enter him in the Hall of Fame as soon as possible.
"In February '06 he won the IWA King of the Ring, and then the Unknown Wrestler League returned. This was my chance to get double the wins from the WWL and UWL at the same time so I could enter him in the HoF on the one-year anniversary of his death. I even asked the IWA to print his picture with 'Entering him before '06' in several bulletins to hype it up, but his chance to do so flew out the window when he was still not eliminated by that time. This was great because I thought he may be able to win the UWL title. He ended up being the 4th runner-up and one of the last surviving wrestlers in the league, and I'm proud of that. He now had more than 1,000 wins, but I was 3 months away from his second-year anniversary, so I waited.
"Now, the wait is over and I proudly enter one of the WWE's greatest wrestlers of all time, 'Latino Heat' Eddie Guerrero, into the IWA Hall of Fame! I know I speak on behalf of wrestling fans in the IWA and around the world when I say, 'We miss you, Eddie! R.I.P. Viva La Raza!'"
Ruthless Ray is standing in the ring wearing a suit. He looks like he hasn't slept in days and needs a shave.
"What I have to say will not be easy for me." Ray pauses, looking down at the canvas, trying to collect his thoughts. He sighs deeply, then continues.
"My sometimes friend, sometimes tag partner, sometimes opponent The Red Baron has been killed in an airshow accident. He was flying his Fokker Dr.1 to benefit German orphans when something went wrong with his triplane. Some observers thought they saw the upper wing begin to collapse; however, nothing has been proven at this point. Red brought the plane in for a landing, but the muddy field caused the plane to ground loop. The triplane cartwheeled a few times, and by the time rescuers reached the plane, Red was dead from head and neck injuries.
"After sleepless nights and much soul searching, I have decided to retire. The Red Baron and myself have had some excellent battles over the past months, and while there are some great, great wrestlers in the Texas Death League, nobody could push me like Red used to. Thank you for all of your support."
Ruthless Ray leaves the ring to thunderous applause and fans chanting, "Please don't go."
Ray waves to the fans one last time before stepping through the curtain.
ACE: The Textbook Technician (HML) used his perfect 501-pointer to win not just the Gold Federation title, but also the World honors! His manager, Howie Sandberg of New York, can choose either 100 free matches or a real wrestling belt and 50 free matches as his prize.
Johnathan Bridgeman of Arkansas coached UZI: Thug Thug (NML) to the top of our league TV champions last cycle! He wins an engraved plaque or 25 free matches for providing the 501-point strategy.
KING OF THE RING
When we added the values of hold positions 1, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, and 15 in every battle royal winner's strategy, we found that Bloodshed Benny had the highest total with 277 points. His manager, HWL Commissioner Drake Savage, wins an engraved plaque or 25 free matches! The league battle royals used hold positions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, and 13.
EDGE: Dingledorff the Gnome King (NDL), managed by Neel LaBar of Virginia, won this $25,000 purse with a 499-pointer. Nice work!
CLAN: Prince Xizor (GRL) won 10 free matches for his manager, Clan Member #2 from Parts Unknown, after edging out ACE: "The Antagonist" Shaun Agony (HWL) for this belt. To make things even more competitive than before, we've converted the Dark Days League in the Diamond Federation to a Hardcore league!
The Iron Federation champion was CTI: Groundskeeper Willie (UFL), who earned 25 free matches for Chad LaBombard of Michigan after edging ACE: "The Antagonist" Shaun Agony (HWL) and TV: "The Bad Guy" Jimmy Badd (QPL). Mike Moore of North Carolina claimed the Steel Federation belt when WWW: Warped Drive (OSL) narrowly defeated ACE: HBK (PML). The Textbook Technician took the Gold strap for Howie Sandberg of New York, and quickly traded up to the World title. Howie also won in the Diamond Federation with ACE: Total Anarchy (IRL), who had to edge out stablemates Spectacular Steve Seneca (LOL) and Living Legend Bad Boy Tony (ECL). Still not satisfied, he kept his hands on the Bronze Federation belt, this time using ACE: War Room Phone Guy (WAL)! ACE: Jack Tors (NYL) and UZI: Acid Techno (HSL) also had a 500 total, but lost by point flow. ACE: Bad Boy Tony (JIL) used his 499-pointer to win the Jade Federation honors, which means he has now won every Federation title in the IWA! Congratulations are in order for his manager, Tony Robinson of Florida. That's quite an accomplishment.
NATIONAL CHAMPION, IWA-WIDE REGIONALS
Gregg Boyle of Maryland gets to decide if he wants an engraved plaque or 25 free matches, since he managed LPPF: Gregory (WAL) from the Northern region all the way to the National title! His strategy total was 501. The rest of the regions went to...
S. Daniel Stunes of Arkansas managed NGAA: Rydia Stormer (GDL) to the Ladies' World Championship! He wins either an engraved plaque or 15 free matches, since he came up with her 499-point strategy. The Queen of the Ring was UZI: Rachel "The Whale" Huntoon (GDL), who was managed to a 499 total by Jason Battaglia of New York. Francis Guy of Massachusetts picked up the Ladies' U.S. title, thanks to KOC: Buffy Summers (GDL) and her 499-pointer. The Ladies' National honors went to ACE: Bad Girl Jessica Simpson (LLL). Tony Robinson of Florida led her to point flow victory over the reigning Queen of the Ring and LPPF: Betty (GDL). All three had 499 points. ACE: Shirley and Sandra Sandberg (VVL) won the tag titles for Jason Sandberg of New York. They had a 516 total. Taking the U.S. Tag-team straps were ACE: Shallow Hal's Gal and American Beauty (GDL), managed by Howie Sandberg (also of New York). Howie took home the World Six-woman glory when ACE: Girl's Not Grey, Howie Sandberg's Bi***, and Lady So Devine (GDL) edged out CTI: Lady Infamous, Lady Omnipotent, and Lady TeArS (VVL). Gregg Boyle of Maryland won the U.S. Six-woman championships with LPPF: Brianna Slamma, Tiffy Amber, and Amarie (VVL).
WORLD TAG-TEAM CHAMPIONS
CTI: Triple Eight 46 and Ninety-Nine Three (KTL) added $50,000 apiece to their bank accounts by winning these belts. Their manager, Shaun McPeck of Illinois, wins the choice between an engraved plaque and 15 free matches! The top five teams listed had 516 points.
TOP 10 TAG-TEAMS
U.S. TAG-TEAM CHAMPIONS
These titles went home with Randy Mercado of Pennsylvania, who managed ACE: Kid Ibanez and Disrespected Kid (KTL) to a point flow win over LPPF: Kraig and Khad Crash (MIL)! Both teams had a 516 total.
WORLD SIX-MAN CHAMPIONS
Three teams had to share these belts due to an unbreakable tie. The Thugs belong to Johnathan Bridgeman of Arkansas, who dedicates his win to fellow manager Andre Sabucco. Shaun McPeck of Illinois manages the CTI team, and the EDGE members are owned by Jeff Annable of Canada. The top eight teams in the rankings had 521 points!
TOP 10 SIX-MAN TEAMS
U.S. SIX-MAN CHAMPIONS
UZI: Caregiver Prozac, Dr. Xiz Dux, and Crazy Gangster (CFL), managed by the Smooth One Jeff Manning of Ohio, had to split these winnings with EDGE: Trailer Park Boys J-Rock, Trevor, and Cory (AEL), managed by Jeff Annable of Canada. Jeff's team was entered in the running due to an in-league error. Also with a perfect score of 521 but losing by point flow was the team of ACE: The Machine, the Legendary One, and Tortured Soul (AEL).
TOP 10 LEAGUES
Based on the number of matches, the most active leagues for the October cycle are listed below. The All Star League boasted its seventh consecutive cycle in first place! It also won a two matches for $1 cycle next time, since it had the best average strategy total when counting only active wrestlers! The NSL and ABL were in hot pursuit.
TOP 20 STARS
(This list only includes active wrestlers.)
LIST OF LEAGUES
IRON FEDERATION: Battling Titans, Center Stage, Danger Zone, Extreme Existence, Hardcore Wrestling, Iron Man, Murder Incorporated, New Generation, Quick Pin, Slumber-party Massacre, Southern Pride, Under Fire, Wrestling Superstars, Xtreme Poison
STEEL FEDERATION: Absolute Pain, Caribbean Coast, Devil Inside, Intense Impact, King Kong, Lost Souls, Mid-Atlantic Region, Old School, Pittsburgh Power, Praying Mantis, Rebel Yell, True Grit, Vicious Valkyries, Wild Panthers
GOLD FEDERATION: All Star, Battle Royal, Blood Bath, Chicago Legends, Classic Wrestling, Gold Digger, Good Times, Hit Man, Majestic Property, Masked Wrestling, New Millennium, Ninja Dojo, Olympic Gold, Texas Death
DIAMOND FEDERATION: Anarchist Lust, Axe Blade, Dark Days, Evil Clown, Femme Fatale, Fractured Jaw, Internal Rage, Last Breath, Lights Out, Night Falcon, Noble Savage, Non-stop Action, Rajun Cajun, Xtreme Wrestling
BRONZE FEDERATION: Alter Ego, Barbaric Warrior, Coffin Filler, Flowing Blood, Grim Reaper, Hot Streak, Iron Glove, Jagged Edge, Knight Time, Main Event, New York, Soul Asylum, War Cry, Wild America
JADE FEDERATION: Atomic Age, Jade Dragon, Just Incredible, Just Rasslin', Killer Shark, Lone Wolf, Lovely Ladies, Psychotic Killer, Super Hero, Thor's Hammer, Total Package, World Wrestling
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