Vol. 22, No. 2 -- February 2017
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HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

J. Hook of California

APO: Death Hawk (PKL) 1,235-607-99, $2,782,900 *26
APO: Unknown No-No (PKL) 1,249-704-107, $2,648,100 *20
APO: Outkast (PKL) 1,168-692-86, $2,340,200 *20
I started playing the IWA three weeks after the doors opened. I left in 2000, but came back in 2003 with my own stable, OE, that I formed with Vaughn Hook and Kenny Irwin. Kenny was kicking butt in the JIL, and Vaughn and I were in the PKL. What a fun league that was -- tons of trash talk. I have been in some good stables over the years, including DA, OE, H20, and wWw. Over the years, I've made some good friends. Some of the most fun times were being on the IWA message boards. I made a lot of my fellow players mad, but oh, well... that was Gothic's way of having fun, LOL. I always supported the underdog and helped the rookies on the boards, and ran the IWA team lottery to get more people to play the game. I was gone so much, I lost a few of my wrestlers in the AWL and the ECL; the only ones I had left are in the PKL. I'm leaving my APO stable family in good hands with Giovanni Rentas as the leader. The APO has some very good players -- Anthony Hodges has been kicking butt, Kevin Perry is an awesome player, and our sister, Vicki Lynch... our sis can kick butt with the best in the ECL. Along with Anthony, they hold their own. APO, Gothic is out!

David Mims III of North Carolina

CHAOS: Tony "Scarface" Montana (XPL) 1,577-512-126, $2,669,400 *34



World Champion

IMT/LPPF: Slapped Fate (ABL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 501; $300,000 + 100 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 50 free matches; manager's 13th career World title

U.S. Champion

LATIN: 2% Ecuadorian Matt Gomez (MUL)
Matt Yunick of New York; 501; $60,000 + a plaque or 25 free matches; edged Black Belt Jones (NWL)

King of the Ring

YAKUZA: Volador, Jr. (SGL)
Gedo from Tokyo, Japan; a plaque or 25 free matches; 276 KotR total; hold positions were 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15; battle royal hold positions were 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13


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

American Champion

IMT/LPPF: Slapped Fate (ABL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 501; edged LATIN: Miss Venezuela (LOL), Luthor Alexander

Asiatic Champion

LATIN: Mexican George Washington (KHL)
Matt Yunick of New York

Hardcore Champion

LATIN/NAVY: The Colombian Spy (XWL)
Matt Yunick; manager retained title; 500; edged Ghostface (LNL)

Metropolitan Champion

RX: Luthor Alexander (BRL)
Alex Gutierrez of New York; 501; 15 free matches


FEDERATION PLAY-OFFS -- $40,000 + 25 free matches

Iron Federation Champion

EDGE/CHOSEN: Uncool Cop #03 (IML)
Rich Reilly of New Jersey

Steel Federation Champion

Rich Reilly; manager retained title; 501; edged EDGE: Droid 02 (FLL)

Gold Federation Champion

RX: Luthor Alexander (BRL)
Alex Gutierrez of New York; 501

Diamond Federation Champion

IMT/LPPF: Slapped Fate (ABL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 501; edged LATIN: Miss Venezuela (LOL); manager's 22nd career Diamond Federation title, 80th career Federation title

Bronze Federation Champion

Ghostface (LNL)
Zach Gargus from Parts Unknown

YAKUZA: RPG Vice Beretta (AEL)
Gedo from Tokyo, Japan; 500; edged IMT/ARMY: Naked Grandma (AOL), EDGE/H25: Bronze Champ Mike Cook (HSL)

Jade Federation Champion

Skyscraper Stan Towers (LWL)
Lone Wolf's Penny Barber (Michael Long) of Seattle; 499



National Champion

IMT/LPPF: Leprechaun (ASL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 501; a plaque or 25 free matches; Mountain region

Atlantic Champion

IMT/LPPF: Jim Whiskey (BRL)
Michael Eaves; 501

Central Champion

Hot $tuff Adam Ca$h (BRL)
Matt Riley of Massachusetts; 501

Dixie Champion

EDGE/H25: Jessie Spano's Dad (LOL)
Sully "The Sledgehammer" Sullivan of Canada; 501

Eastern Champion

LATIN/AXIS/NEXUS: Video Vixen Delianna Urena (NBL)
Matt Yunick of New York; manager retained title; 500

Northern Champion

VIRUS: Ares Royal (NAL)
Randall Angel of Louisiana; 499

Pacific Champion

LATIN/NAVY: The Dictator's Henchman (XWL)
Matt Yunick; 500

Prairie Champion

Aidan the Great (IWL)
Matt Fugate of Texas; 501

Southern Champion

EDGE/H25: "Rockin'" Robbie Alomar (AEL)
Sully Sullivan; 500

Western Champion

EDGE/H25: Paul "Murder" Molitor (AEL)
Sully Sullivan; 499; edged ARMY/IMT: "Supreme Playa" Octavarius Porter (JDL), IMT/ARMY: Magnificent Morgan Freeman (THL; entered due to an in-league error)



Ladies' World Champion

EDGE/H25: Betty and the Beast (FFL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky; 500; $40,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches

Ladies' U.S. Champion

LATIN: Adult Star Jenaveve Jolie (MDL)
Matt Yunick of New York; 500; $20,000

Queen of the Ring

VIRUS: Latoya Jackson (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; manager retained title; 271 QotR total

Ladies' National Champion

VIRUS: Zombie #15 (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; 499

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Zombies #2 & #3 (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager retained titles; 516

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

LATIN: Models Carmen Electra & Daisy Fuentes (VVL)
Matt Yunick; 516; edged VIRUS: Michelle "Looney Bin" Obama & Hairy Carrie (MDL)

World Six-woman Champions

VIRUS: Zombies #4, #5, #6 (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

VIRUS: Zombies #7, #8, #9 (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; 521



World Tag-team Champions

EDGE/CHOSEN: A.C. & J.C. Steel (ASL)
EDGE/CHOSEN: Masked Terrors #1 & #2 (NAL)
Rob Bream of Pennsylvania; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

EDGE/CHOSEN: Running Man & Running Scared (LSL)
Jeff Annable of Canada

EDGE/H25: "IWA Investigator" Bill Shoe & Math Jackson (MUL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky

EDGE: Droids 5 & 6 (TDL)
Eugene Quintana of California

MWC: Dudley Smiley & Tig O'Bitty (KHL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota

IMT: Big Blanks #1 & #2 (CWL)
David Trousdale of Michigan

Top Contenders

8. IMT/ARMY: Drone Strike & Slowy McSlowerson (MML)
VIRUS: Norovirus & Zika Virus (SWL)

10. VIRUS: Maybe Maybe & Mr. Warwick (KKL)
IMT/LPPF: Executioner & BLOOD/MEDS: Classy Eddie Degrassi (BRL)
EDGE/CHOSEN: The Fifth & The Sixth (OSL)
EDGE/CHOSEN: Tenacious Troy Kolb & PHAT Don Bertram (CCL)

14. Van Death Valen & "The Shadow" Tony Loewen (IWL)

15. VIRUS: Juggalo & Wicked Clown (GRL)

16. IMT/ARMY: Magnificent Morgan Freeman & Amazing Arnold Jackson (THL)
entered due to an in-league error

17. IMT/ARMY: The Nine-Fingered Man & Meat Curtains (AOL)
last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

EDGE/CHOSEN: Thoroughbred Dwayne Lamborne & Dream Machine Josh Bailey (LSL)
Jamie Davis of Kentucky; share of $20,000

VIRUS: Arianna Swawberry & Rev. Johnson (TDL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 516; edged EDGE/CHOSEN: John Blaze & The Big Ryebowski (OSL), IMT/ARMY: William Ramsey & Jack Gallo (CCL), Milton Schnozzbuster & Pokey McSnail (CWL), EDGE: Jack & Jacob Q (EHL), LATIN: Liberator Manuela Saenz & Freedom Fighter Simon Bolivar (MUL)



World Six-man Champions

EDGE/H25: "Wrestling Demons" Ego, Money, Sex (MUL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky; retained titles; manager held titles 3 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

EDGE/CHOSEN: Mr. Obvious, Mr. Lucky, Mr. Gift (LSL)
Jeff Annable of Canada

EDGE: Smooth Criminals #06, #07, #08 (IML)
Eugene Quintana of California

ARMY/IMT: "Bad Influence" Zepp Rattburn, "South Side Bully" Debo Markham, "Ms. Hardcore Doll" Sierra Vega (CZL)
ranked #9 last time
ARMY/IMT: "Inner City Guerilla" Ruckus Scarsdale, "Street Dawg" Busta Deeks, "Original Gangsta" Montez Stokes (JDL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; manager retained titles

IMT/ARMY: Decayed Spirit, Scourged Flesh, Infected Corpse (HSL)
IMT/ARMY: Residual Stink, Counterfeit God, Speedy McSpeederson (MML)
Jeff Chambers of Iowa; manager retained titles

IMT/ARMY: Nefarious Nell Carter, Weekend at Fazzy's, Faz in a Box (THL)
Jerry Anderson of Michigan; entered due to an in-league error

LATIN: Matt's Latin Girlfriends Penelope, Sophia, Jasmine (KHL)
LATIN: 9% Venezuelan Matt Lopez, Dictator Hugo Chavez, Video Vixen Cyn Santana (LOL)
Matt Yunick of New York; manager retained titles

Sharpshooter Jake Scarlett, El Dragon de Oro, The Russian Rocket Alexei Smirnoff (BRL)
Becky Lipoth of Canada

Top Contenders

12. EDGE: Baron Von Ruxpin, Hurley Race, Disciple of Terror 7 (AEL)
last of the teams with 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

LATIN: General Santa Anna, Mexican Border Agents #1, #2 (KHL)
Matt Yunick; manager retained titles; share of $20,000

EDGE: Smooth Criminals #09, #10, #11 (IML)
Eugene Quintana; 521; edged VIRUS/Y.O.&CO.: Dr. Victory, Van Death Valen, "The Shadow" Tony Loewen (IWL), EDGE: "Purebred" Jermaine Shepherd, EDGE/CHOSEN: Matthew McArthur, Jack Hamilton (AEL), EDGE/CHOSEN: Agent 23, Fighter 1, Black Belt (MML)



1. LWL (939 matches) 491.852

2. NWL (906 matches) 458.705

3. BRL (760 matches) 492.987

4. CWL (714 matches) 492.386

5. IWL (692 matches) 493.431

6. DXL (462 matches) 493.103

7. CCL (441 matches) 493.203

8. AWL (426 matches) 492.693

9. ASL (395 matches) 493.950
won the two matches for $1 cycle for having the highest average strategy total (counting only active wrestlers)

10. NBL (322 matches) 489.950


TOP 20 MONEY HOLDERS -- active wrestlers only

1. Kaptain Kryptonite (NBL) $37,417,400

2. LPPF/MEDS: Medieval Tymes (XPL) $25,892,700

3. Mike Drake (HWL) $25,012,700

4. APO: Gypsy Rose Lee (ECL) $22,454,379

5. Arsenal (XWL) $19,548,100

6. BLOOD/MEDS: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (BRL) $17,339,800

7. DFI: American Freedom Fighter E.J. (SHL) $16,215,738

8. IMT/LPPF: Mirrorz (BRL) $15,817,400

9. Johnny "2 Kold" Koolakowski (IGL) $14,638,700

10. VRISU/TSD: The Survivor (ECL) $13,592,400

11. VIRUS: Cpl. Punishment (LBL) $12,965,900

12. SITH: Darth Thanatos (NSL) $12,672,400

13. NGAA: Hawkeye Science (HLL) $12,436,500

14. SITH: Darth Carnage (NSL) $12,429,600

15. SITH: Darth Ravage (NSL) $12,334,300

16. SITH: Darth Avatar (NSL) $12,196,100

17. SITH: Darth Bedlam (NSL) $12,028,600

18. LPPF/MEDS: The Alpha (JDL) $11,176,100

19. NGAA: Rydia Stormer (MDL) $10,850,500

20. BLOOD/MEDS: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) $10,482,500



Iron Federation

Center Stage, Extreme Existence, Hardcore Wrestling, Heroes and Legends, Iron Man, Main Event, Quick Pin, Xtreme Poison

Steel Federation

American Wrestling, Classic Championship Wrestling, Fighting Legends, Intense Impact, King of Kings, Louisiana Swamp, Man Up, Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legacy, New Blood, Old School, Vicious Valkyries

Gold Federation

All Star, Battle Royal, Blood Bath, Continental Wrestling, Global Wrestling, Independent Wrestling, Knight's Honor, Mexican Mayhem, Mystic Diva, National Wrestling, Ninja Dojo, Texas Death, Triple Threat

Diamond Federation

At Bat, Evil Clown, Femme Fatale, Fractured Jaw, Lethal Brawling, Lights Out, Night Falcon, Noble Savage, Non-stop Action, Rajun Cajun, Xtreme Wrestling

Bronze Federation

American Extreme, American Outlaw, Extreme Hardcore, Grim Reaper, Hardcore Superstars, Iron Glove, Living Nightmare, Strong Style Wrestling, Unknown Wrestler

Jade Federation

Atomic Age, Combat Zone, Deluxe Wrestling, Jade Dragon, Lone Wolf, Lovely Ladies, Psychotic Killer, Smoking Gun, Super Hero, Thor's Hammer, Wrestlers Elite

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