Vol. 15, No. 10 -- Summer 2010
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Next cycle will mark the Imaginary Wrestling Association's 25th year in existence. We have lots of surprises in store for everyone, and here's a small taste to whet your appetites: you can use lowercase letters in your stable initials beginning next cycle! Managers have been requesting this, and we're happy to deliver. This should allow for even more creativity in our game. And, of course, changing your stable initials is still free!

Also scheduled for next cycle is Imagimania XXV, a gigantic contest featuring prizes worthy of our silver anniversary. This will be something we've never done before, and will never do again, so you don't want to miss it!



PSY: R.B. Manny Fernandez (RBL) added $300,000 to his imaginary bank account with the aid of his 500-point strategy. His manager, Jim "Hellwig" Gabbard from Parts Unknown, will receive his choice of 100 free matches or a real wrestling belt and 50 free matches!



Gaining this engraved plaque (or 25 free matches) for "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont was CAST: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL), who successfully used point flow against fellow TV champions JL6: Don "Godfather" SCOE-B#6 (RBL), CTI/NVME: Magnificent Marvin Masters (TCL), UL: Wrestling God Hector Dodd (CFL), and AM: Eye Candy Joey Wilds (BHL)! Each wrestler had 500 points.



Joey Webb of Kentucky armed SSA: Flex Ruger (CFL) with a 500-pointer, and Flex ended up with the highest total when we added the values of the holds at positions 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 in each battle royal winner's strategy. That means Joey gets to choose between an engraved plaque and 25 free matches! wWw: "Pure Evil" Craig Peton (CSL) and White Diamond (EHL) also had a 272-point KOTR total, but lesser overall strategies. Hold positions 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 14, and 15 were used for the league battle royals.



This $25,000 title was awarded to CAST: Celtic Tiger (AAL) after he edged out CTI/NVME: Morgan Sloat (TCL). Both had 500 points. Tiger's manager, Michael Eaves of Mississippi, won 10 free matches!



Although fellow Asiatic league champion PSY: The Grappler Greg Domino (MEL) also had a 499 total, CAST: Awesome Adam Stryker (CSL) didn't let that stand in his way. He used point flow in a very awesome manner, and won 10 free matches for "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont!



PSY: The Murderer Marcus Disaster (RYL) had to defeat wWw: Simply Sexy Sammy (GRL) by point flow for this title, since each had a 500-point strategy. Marcus is managed by Mike Dorsett of New York, who will receive 10 free matches as a reward!



Mike Moore of North Carolina led wWw: Simply Sexy Sammy to victory over the other champions of our six most active leagues. That makes it the seventh time this year that our Metro champ has hailed from the GRL, so Mike will receive forty free matches! Sammy's strategy was worth 500 points.



After seeing Chris's 499-pointer edged for this title last time, manager Aaron Bailey of Illinois went to work devising an even stronger strategy. His new, improved 499-pointer got the job done, and "The Flash" Chris Kennedy (JCL) finally got to enjoy a $25,000 payday. Aaron won 10 free matches for increasing the power of his wrestler's "Cyclone Piledriver Drop"!



The Iron Federation title remained in the possession of Sly Smith from West Virginia! This time around he used Æ: Viking Underdog (NGL) to gain the prize. Also with a 499 total but losing by point flow were Asiatic Champion CAST: Awesome Adam Stryker (CSL) and Cruiserweight Champion "The Flash" Chris Kennedy (JCL). Hardcore Champion PSY: The Murderer Marcus Disaster (RYL) picked up the Steel Federation honors with his 500-pointer. His manager is Mike Dorsett of New York. In the Gold Federation, ~TZ~ of Virginia coached ZOMBI: Lex Stevenson (BBL) to a 499 total, which gained him the belt. The $40,000 Diamond Federation championship went to ZOMBI: Uncensored (NFL), who missed it by point flow last cycle! His manager, Chad LaBombard of Michigan, earned 25 free matches for turning point flow around to his advantage -- X-RAIDED: Mystic Knight (ABL), Agent of Freedom (NSL), CAST: Atreyu (AFL), and PSY: Defender of the Crown (NAL) had the same 499-point total as Uncensored, but were edged out! Eventual World Heavyweight Champion R.B. Manny Fernandez began his journey to the top by taking the Bronze Federation strap over Metropolitan Champion wWw: Simply Sexy Sammy (GRL), CTI: Million Dollar Man Mike Hliwski (MSL), Æ: Awesome Sean MCA (OTL), and CTI/NVME: Morgan Sloat (TCL). Each wrestler had 500 points, as did American Champion CAST: Celtic Tiger (AAL), who claimed the Jade Federation title for Michael Eaves of Mississippi!



After conquering the Pacific region with his 500-point strategy, MVD: Alien Incognito (RBL) used his secretly superior abilities to secure the National title's prize of an engraved plaque or 25 free matches for Michael DeCost of Ohio! Winning the other regional championships were...

Atlantic: CAST: Six Sigma Black Belt (CFL)
owned by Neal Kendall of Missouri; had 500 points
Central: DDT: "Jazzy" Jac Waters (CFL)
coached to a 500 by Jason Clark of Minnesota
Dixie: ZOMBI: Deathhawk (CFL)
managed by ~TZ~ of Virginia; edged out the previous champion, Æ/WCGP: Joseph Kennedy (SAL), along with CORE: Devon Crow (OTL), ZOMBI: Purgatory Drifter (TCL), CAST: Guyana Koolaid (RCL), NAA: Johnny Platinum (GRL), and CTI: Havoc Type Creature (HSL), all with 499
Eastern: CORE: Toshiro Hitsugaya (OTL)
got his 500-pointer from Oliver Storz of Germany
Mountain: CTI/NAA: Buzzsaw McGraw (GRL)
under contract to Nicholas Hill of Georgia; had a 500 total
Northern: GD: Joey "Tombstone" Martelis (GRL)
managed to 500 points by Chester Wright of Michigan
Prairie: Æ: Tony "The Boss" Black (GRL)
owned by Sly Smith of West Virginia; had a 500-pointer
Southern: SSA: Flex Ruger (CFL)
received a kingly 500 total from Joey Webb of Kentucky
Western: ILL: Hotshot R. L. Bream (GRL)
managed by Rob Bream of Pennsylvania; used point flow against CTI: Deathsayer Demon (RBL) and ZOMBI: Dominant Factor War (CFL), all with 499



Refusing to let a little thing like being edged out for the Ladies' World Championship last cycle get her down, ZOMBI: Dominant Factor Alimony (MDL) redoubled her efforts and claimed the $40,000 prize with a 500-pointer! Her manager, ~TZ~ of Virginia, gets to choose either an engraved plaque or 15 free matches as his prize. He also went home with the Ladies' National belt by supplying ZOMBI: Dominant Factor Vanity (MDL) with a 499-point strategy! Anthony Dudick of New York helped his wrestler, CAST: "The Black Widow" Brianna Trueblood (VVL), defeat Mary Miles Minter (FFL) in the battle for the Queen of the Ring crown. ILL: Nikki Blair (LLL) won the $20,000 Ladies' U.S. championship under the watchful eye of Rob Bream from Pennsylvania. ZOMBI: Jenny and Kelly Striker (FFL) picked up the Ladies' tag straps, then manager Chad LaBombard of Michigan had Shelly Striker join them, and the trio won the U.S. Six-woman titles! VU: Paige and Pisces Leigh (LLL) brought the Ladies' U.S. Tag-team belts home to Jonathan Riehle of Washington. The World Six-woman champions were CTI: Dawn Marie Sexy D, Star Laur, and "Double D's" Debbie Dollars (FFL). They are managed by Mike Carver of Pennsylvania.



Winning their second World tag title of 2010 was the team of CAST: "The Big Mofo" Anthony Dudick and "Mr. Controversy" Keith A. Maple of the GRL! They had to share the prize money with Æ: Masked Donald Trump and Masked Legend (MEL), who kept Sly Smith of West Virginia's name in this section. All 10 teams listed had 516 points, and so did Æ: Bloodshed Brawlers S.L. and MD (TDL); CTI: Aston Martin and Ric Flame (CLL); CAST: "Evil Bert" and "Evil Ernie" of Satan's Street (NAL); plus Æ: Eddie Gilbert and King of the ZPL.



1. CAST: Big Mofo & Mr. Controversy (GRL)
Æ: Masked Donald Trump & Masked Legend (MEL)
3. Æ: Kool-Aid Man & Uncle Dave (DAL)
4. ZOMBI: Stunning Steve Sawyer & "The Craze" Chris Genovicci (BWL)
5. PSY: "River City Rambler" Adam Wright & the Gunslinger Marshall Law (SAL)
6. Æ: Gold Warriors #1 & #2 (BRL)
7. Æ: Drake Younger & Jack Evans (QPL)
Æ: Maddog & Maddog II (WSL)
Æ: Nick Danger & Ric Legend (NGL)
Black Mamba & Cobra (XPL)



Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota had to help his team of CAST: Smasher and Basher (GRL) use point flow against Æ: Roku and Sozin (NDL), CTI: "The Chosen One" Mike Carver and AJ Flame (CLL), CTI: Gold Ninja and Gold Ninja #2 (UEL), PSY: "100% Texan" Jason Ford and Colonel John J. Blade (SAL), plus Æ: Death Machines 1 and 2 (ZPL), since each team had a perfect score of 516 points! The teams from the SAL and the UEL were entered in the running for these titles due to in-league errors.



Four teams had to share these titles, since they ended in an unbreakable draw. County Mountie is owned by Jonathan Akers of Texas, who held these titles last time. Linja belongs to Kevin Lin of New York, while Thunder Lips is managed by John Durrani of Connecticut (who also held these titles last cycle). The Dominos are currently under contract to Mike Dorsett of New York -- who ALSO held these titles last time! The VNV grapplers get their strategies from Brian B. of New Hampshire. Sly Smith of West Virginia owns the GRL team. This makes it his fifth cycle in a row holding these belts! The top seven teams in the rankings had 521 points.



1. PSY: County Mountie, Linja, Thunder Lips (NAL)
PSY: Classy Chris, Dangerous Derek, the Executioner Eric Domino (MEL)
VNV: Neal "The Jazz Man" Sax, Captain Blue, "Darling" Dean Willis (HSL)
Æ: Nationals #1, #2, Tony "The Boss" Black (GRL)
5. CTI/NVME: Morgan Sloat, Sensational Stephane Savage, Magnificent Marvin Masters (TCL)
PSY: Dick Tracey Morgan, the Sultan of Swing, El Diablo Azul (OSL)
7. PSY: Californication, Mad Deltoid, "Dumb Jock" Steve Hale (NDL)
8. CTI: The X-Rated Assassin, General Zod, "The Monster" Tom Welling (MSL)
9. PSY: Zeagull, Wild West, Ghetto Warriors (SCL)
CTI: Rage, Iron Man, "Raven" Ward (IGL)
ZOMBI/VU: Ultimate Headcrusher, Ice Man, Poison (CFL)



VNV: Jet Flyer #1, Monto Fortega, and Cxielarko (HSL) won these titles for Brian B. of New Hampshire! They had to use point flow to defeat CTI: Nasty Nick Slaughter, Johnny Slaughter, and Bodacious Bobby Brutal (ECL), plus PSY: The Sixth Street Strangler, Dwight K. Schrute, and the Trendsetter J.D. Slaughterhouse (SAL), since all three teams had 521 points.



Based on the number of matches in each, the most active leagues for the July cycle appear below. The New Blood League topped the list for a seventh consecutive cycle! Because the active wrestlers in the Grim Reaper League had the best average strategy total, their managers can take two matches for $1 next cycle. The previous winner, the UWL, and the NSL were each less than a point behind. The ASL and the LLL ended up with the exact same average!

1. NBL (1,737 matches) 473.339
2. GRL (1,043 matches) 494.224
3. UWL (979 matches) 493.984
4. XPL (686 matches) 489.942
5. ASL (587 matches) 491.000
6. WSL (573 matches) 489.696
7. MRL (572 matches) 492.789
8. UEL (558 matches) 486.378
9. NSL (513 matches) 493.607
10. LLL (492 matches) 491.000



(This list only includes active wrestlers.)

1. CAST/DFS: Innovator of Arrogance Keith A. Maple (XPL) $15,145,200
2. "Mr. Powerful" Ken Lambeau (PKL) $14,220,600
3. JL6: The Hooded Inmate (IML) $13,754,400
4. wWw: Mike White Lightning Moore (QPL) $13,616,200
5. DFI: American Freedom Fighter E.J. (SHL) $12,268,238
6. UL/TSD: The Survivor (ECL) $11,373,600
7. CAST: King Krusher (EEL) $10,690,200
8. CORE: Johnny Cage (JIL) $10,487,938
9. Kaptain Kryptonite (NBL) $10,041,100
10. wWw: High Stakes Chris Edwards (CFL) $9,993,400
11. CAST: Bloody Assault Jessica Lee Richards (LLL) $9,987,300
12. ROW: Special Agent B.M.F. (JIL) $9,726,900
13. CC: Danny Boy O'Day (NSL) $9,463,400
14. wWw: Motorheadbanger Annihilator (JIL) $9,361,400
15. CC: Oliver Shagnasty (NSL) $8,851,700
16. CAST: Diesel Duddick (NSL) $8,688,800
17. Easy E. Joe Cool (CWL) $8,684,000
18. S4C: Willie Wino (NSL) $8,676,400
19. PAIN: Manitou (AAL) $8,456,000
20. CAST: Wyld Stooge Larry Logan (PKL) $8,131,700



IRON FEDERATION: Center Stage, Extreme Action, Extreme Existence, Hardcore Wrestling, Iron Man, Jersey City Wrestling, Murder Incorporated, Mysterious Benefactor, Next Generation, Quick Pin, Rising Stars, Wrestling Superstars, Xtreme Poison, Young Lions

STEEL FEDERATION: Absolute Pain, Burial Grounds, Casting Couch, Devil Inside, East Side Wrestling, Fighting Legends, Intense Impact, King Kong, Lost Souls, Mid-Atlantic Region, New Blood, Old School, Praying Mantis, Rebel Yell, Vicious Valkyries, Zeus Power

GOLD FEDERATION: All Star, Battle Royal, Black Ops, Blood Bath, Chicago Legends, Classic Wrestling, Dark Angel, Extraordinary Power, Federated Suns, Masked Wrestling, Mystic Diva, Ninja Dojo, Texas Death, Union Express

DIAMOND FEDERATION: American Bodyslam, American Legion, Armed Forces, Bounty Hunter, Dark Days, Evil Clown, Femme Fatale, Fractured Jaw, Last Breath, Lights Out, Night Falcon, Noble Savage, Non-stop Action, Rajun Cajun, Xtreme Wrestling

BRONZE FEDERATION: Assassin's Order, Barbaric Warrior, Coffin Filler, Extreme Hardcore, Grim Reaper, Hot Streak, Iron Glove, Main Event, Men of Steel, Old Timer's, Raging Bull, Soul Asylum, Torture Chamber, Unknown Wrestler

JADE FEDERATION: Atomic Age, Born Tough, Iowa Corn, Jade Dragon, Just Incredible, Just Rasslin', Killer Soldiers, Lovely Ladies, Primal Rage, Psychotic Killer, Smoking Gun, South Central Wrestling, Super Hero, World Wrestling, Wrestlers Elite

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