Vol. 23, No. 3 -- Winter 2018
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HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

Robert Harrington of Massachusetts

Harry Hoodstar (CWL) 1,144-584-69, $1,749,300 *16
Rowdy Resteghini (CWL) 1,227-579-92, $2,883,900 *22
Rude Doodie (CWL) 1,553-769-114, $3,129,900 *20

Blake Morgan and Gary Cassibry, Sr., both of Mississippi

Union Jack (EEL) 2,219-332-4, $2,952,700
He began his career in April of 2014, in the Extreme Existence League of the Iron Federation, and ended it in the same league. His biggest accomplishment was winning the Iron Man title in the 2014 Specialty Championships! He is the 17th wrestler to enter the IWA Hall of Fame from the team of Blake Morgan and Gary Cassibry, Sr.

James Dermott of New York

VIRUS: Marty the Butcher (WDL) 4,196-624-116, $8,975,000 *57
As Marty approaches the podium, the crowd chants, "Butcher! Butcher!"

He grabs the mic: "First off, just shut your mouths. I've never needed your support, and won't ever need it. I am announcing my retirement from the IWA. It's been a great run. As a former King of the Ring Champion, and having won two Steel Federation titles and several league belts, I felt the time was right. But never get too comfortable -- you never know when The Butcher will strike."

He drops the mic and puts an unsuspecting fan in the Butcher Choke-out. As the fan falls unconscious, The Butcher walks away with a smile on his face.



EDGE logoWorld Champion

EDGE/CHOSEN: Bryan Samuel (CZL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; 501; $300,000 + 100 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 50 free matches

Location: The Air Canada Center

Bryan Samuel is sitting in the locker room, preparing for his IWA World Championship match. The young Samuel is visibly nervous, but is receiving a pep talk from someone who's been in his shoes more times than anyone in history: The Smoking Pope.

Samuel: "I don't know if I can do this. I'm fighting for the IWA World Championship! That's huge. Maybe I should stick with six-man matches, like I normally do. Do you want me to fight for six-man instead?"

Pope: (pondering the question for a moment before responding) "Bryan, who am I to tell you what to do? That's not what we do. We're EDGE. Would it make you happy to keep being a great six-man wrestler? Or would you be happier being something more? Because I think you can be something more."

Samuel: "Thank you. I see what you're saying, but I don't have a good record. How can I be World Champion without a good record? Maybe I should step down and fight for National instead?"

Pope: (laughing quietly before putting his hand on young Bryan Samuel's shoulder) "Son, I've heard all about this theory, and it's nothing but an excuse. Let me tell you some game theory: the record has nothing to do with being good enough to be World Champion; it's all about how good you are, and how much you believe in yourself. No one's ever succeeded in life doubting themselves, and the only people who make excuses like that are doubters. Do you think you're good enough to be World Champion?"

Samuel: "I am."

Pope: "What did you say?"

Samuel: "I'M GOOD ENOUGH!"

Bryan Samuel gets up and storms out of the dressing room. Twenty minutes later, the following message rings throughout the ACC: "The winner and NEW IWA Heavyweight Champion of the World... BRYAN SAMUEL!!!"

U.S. Champion

EDGE/CHOSEN: Blair Alexander (CSL)
Rob Bream of Pennsylvania; 499; $60,000 + a plaque or 25 free matches; edged ARMY/IMT: Brickhead (XWL), EDGE: Furious Tom Savage (WEL), EDGE/H25: Southern Champ Mike Cook (HSL), "National Treasure" George Erlewein (MEL)

King of the Ring

VIRUS/CTI: Honest Joe Archer (MEL)
Jason Battaglia of New York; 500; a plaque or 25 free matches; 273 KotR total; edged Natural Born Thriller (QPL; lesser overall total), DX: "Superstar" Shaun Cassidy (GWL; lesser overall total); hold positions were 1, 3, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14; battle royal hold positions were 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 15


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

American Champion

ARMY/IMT: Ghostwalker (AAL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 501

Asiatic Champion

H25/EDGE: Manila Messiah (NDL)
Rich Schwartzenburg of Canada; 501

Hardcore Champion

EDGE/CHOSEN: Bryan Samuel (CZL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; 501; edged VIRUS/LPPF: Anna Banana (TDL), ARMY/IMT: D-Dog Hardcore (XWL)

Metropolitan Champion

VIRUS: "Boss of the South" Mr. Cornbread (LWL)
Mitchell Johnson of Michigan; 501


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

Iron Federation Champion

VIRUS/CTI: Honest Joe Archer (MEL)
Jason Battaglia of New York; 500

Steel Federation Champion

IMT/LPPF: Rampage (IIL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 499; edged VIRUS/LPPF: Ghetto Dweller (KKL)

Gold Federation Champion

VIRUS/LPPF: Anna Banana (TDL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 501; edged VIRUS: The King of Schwing M.J. (BBL), H25/EDGE: Manila Messiah (NDL)

Diamond Federation Champion

ARMY/IMT: D-Dog Hardcore (XWL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 501

Bronze Federation Champion

EDGE/H25: "Jumpin'" John Olerud (AEL)
Sully "The Sledgehammer" Sullivan of Canada; 500; edged EDGE/H25: "Imaginary Legend" Mike Cook (HSL), H25/EDGE: Scavenger King Komodo (IGL)

Jade Federation Champion

EDGE/CHOSEN: Bryan Samuel (CZL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; 501; edged ARMY/IMT: Ghostwalker (AAL), VIRUS/LPPF: Hemorrhoid (WEL), VIRUS: "Boss of the South" Mr. Cornbread (LWL)



National Champion

EDGE/H25: Paul E. Pocket (AEL)
Sully "The Sledgehammer" Sullivan of Canada; 501; a plaque or 25 free matches; Eastern region; edged VIRUS: Captain Danny Von Gooberino (CZL), IMT/ARMY: When Jeffrey Met Fazzy (HSL)

Atlantic Champion

RAGE: Kim Jong Trump (NAL)
Ali Saputra of Georgia; 501; edged EDGE: Luke Vader (AEL)

Central Champion

IMT: Shoeless Robbie Blood (WEL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; 501; edged EDGE/H25: Liam Larrikan (CWL), RAGE: Achilles (NAL)

Dixie Champion

IMT: Viktor Von Crapp (SWL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown; 501

Mountain Champion

IMT: Cookie (TDL)
"The Game"; 501; edged VIRUS: Matt Tremont (AAL)

Northern Champion

VIRUS: Ravishing Rick Johnson (CZL)
Mitchell Johnson of Michigan; 501

Pacific Champion

IMT/ARMY: Weekend at Fazzy's 2 (PKL)
Jerry Anderson of Michigan; 500; edged IMT: Warzone (SWL)

Prairie Champion

VIRUS: The Great One M.J. (CZL)
Mitchell Johnson; 501; edged H25/EDGE: Black Dynamite (IGL)

Southern Champion

IMT/ARMY: Boisterous Bob Saget (PKL)
Jerry Anderson; 501; edged VIRUS/LPPF: Chikungunya (MML)

Western Champion

IMT: Tommy DeVito (NSL)
"The Game"; 501



Ladies' World Champion

VIRUS/LPPF: Lovely Jan (VVL)
Randall Angel of Louisiana; 500; $40,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches

Ladies' U.S. Champion

IMT/ARMY: Soralla Round-Legs (VVL)
Jeff Chambers of Iowa; 499; $20,000; edged VIRUS: Ivy Rotten (LLL), VIRUS/LPPF/VD: Hacker (FFL)

Queen of the Ring

IMT/LPPF: Beach Bum Lucy Bufkin (VVL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 499; 267 QotR total; edged VIRUS/LPPF: Mrs. Congeniality (MDL; lesser overall total)

Ladies' National Champion

VIRUS: Miss Terious (MDL)
VIRUS: Miss Tic (MDL)
Randall Angel; 501; edged VOT*: Slippery Susie P. (LLL)

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

VIRUS/LPPF/VD: Zombies #2 & #4 (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; manager held titles 5 cycles in a row; 516; edged VOT*/LATIN: Cuban Secretaries #1 & #2 (MDL)

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS/LPPF/VD: Zombies #3 & #6 (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager held titles 5 cycles in a row; 516; edged VOT*/LATIN: Cuban Beauties Bianca Santos & Anabelle Acosta (MDL), VIRUS/LPPF/VD: Encrypted & Melissa A. Macro (FFL)

World Six-woman Champions

VIRUS/LPPF/VD: Zombie #5, VIRUS/LPPF: Electric Liz, Angela Ace (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III (Zombie) & Randall Angel; retained titles; Belcher held titles 4 cycles in a row, Angel retained titles

VIRUS: Ashley Anderson, Betty Bazooka, RAGE: Kim Karnage (LLL)
Hamilton Ortiz of New York & Chris Miler of Michigan (Karnage)

RAGE: Masked Maidens #7, #8, #9 (MDL)
Chris Miler; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

VIRUS: Aurora, Skye, Alexis Rose (RWL)
Randall Angel; manager retained titles; 521; edged RAGE: Masked Mistresses #7, #8, #9 (VVL)



World Tag-team Champions

VIRUS/LPPF: Horse Pox & VIRUS: Inspectah Deck (SWL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan & Michael Drake of New Jersey; managers retained titles; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

VOT*/KDSN: World's Greatest Grandfather Bruce J. & Father Kanye W. (HWL)
Matt Yunick of New York; manager retained titles

EDGE: Gene Machines #8 & #9 (ECL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky; manager retained titles

IMT: Blackheart Blood & Road Sludge BattleStar (GRL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas

Top Contenders

5. Wild Card Garrett Shadowstar & The Tyrant David Hammerhead (CWL)

6. VIRUS: Tyler Black & Brody Lee (MEL)
previous champions
VIRUS: Pete Dunne & Trent Sven (EEL)
previous champions
VIRUS: WWN World Champion Matt Riddle & Black Label Pro Champion Filthy Tom L. (QPL)
previous champions
VIRUS: Matt & Nick Jackson (HLL)

10. TM: The Don, Frank-O Valentine & VIRUS/LPPF: Misfit Puppet #8 (NAL)

11. IMT/ARMY: Infidel & ARMY/IMT: "The Worm" Cadillac Gaskins (XWL)

12. IMT: The Man Who Never Was & The Slow Slinky (AEL)

13. VIRUS: AIWF World Champion Francisco Ciatso & CZW World Champion Ricky Shane Page (IGL)

14. IMT: Malvagio & Hired Gun #3 (RCL)

15. IMT/ARMY: Naked Grandma & Grandpa (AOL)

16. EDGE: "Fighting Spirits" Munson Moonshine & Randy Rum (OSL)

17. VOT*/KDSN: Fashion Diva Kimberly Kardashian & Kim's Blush (CSL)
last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

EDGE: Spider Ant & EDGE/ROT: Disciple of Terror 5 (AEL)
Michael Cook & Rich Reilly of New Jersey; Cook retained titles; 516; $20,000; edged VOT*/LATIN: Matt's Cuban Girlfriends Sophia & Mariana (XWL), previous champions VIRUS: "The Brute" Brock Rampage & Bloodshed Brawler MD (HWL), VIRUS: Cody Rhodes & Adam Cole (HLL), VIRUS: JP Muttley & KD Jabroni (EEL), EDGE: "Hardknocks" Diamond SQ & IMT: Masked Intruder #1 (MEL), VOT*/KDSN: Beach-Goers Kourtney & Kimberly Kardashian (MUL), EDGE/H25: Tag Wrestler & Atlantic Champ Mike Cook (APL), LPPF: Jack of All Trades & Master of None (GRL; missed titles by point flow last time), VIRUS: GCW World Champions Nick Gage & Matt Tremont (IGL), VIRUS/LPPF: Tonsillitis & VIRUS: D'Brickshaw (SWL), EDGE: Fighting Spirits & Mike Cook's Manager (OSL), VOT*/KDSN: Lamar's Soulmate Khloe & Kanye's Soulmate Kim Kardashian (IIL)



World Six-man Champions

IMT/ARMY: Salami, the guy who played Katsumoto, IMT: Luchador Blood #7 (MML)
Jerry Anderson of Michigan, Jeff Chambers of Iowa, Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; Chambers held titles 16 cycles in a row, Anderson 14 in a row, Pawelek 4 in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

IMT/ARMY: Remorse, the guy who played Katsumoto, EDGE: Agent of Doom #2 (OSL)
Jeff Chambers & Michael Cook of Kentucky (Agent); Cook held titles 4 cycles in a row

IMT: Blood Threats 1, 2, 3 (MUL)
Robbie Pawelek

VOT*/KDSN: Calabasas's Own Khloe, Kourtney, Kimberly Kardashian (AOL)
Matt Yunick of New York; manager held titles 6 cycles in a row

VIRUS/TSD: Masked Canadian #1, VIRUS/LPPF: Botulism, VIRUS: #2 Fan of ? (IML)
Michael Giuliano of Connecticut, Frank Jay Belcher III, Mitchell Johnson, both of Michigan; Belcher held titles 4 cycles in a row, Giuliano & Johnson retained titles

VIRUS/LPPF: Gravy, The Big Nasty, VIRUS: Matt Riddle (HWL)
Frank Jay Belcher III & Michael Drake of New Jersey (Riddle)

VIRUS: "The Fluke" Vic Tory, "The Duke" Billy Chaos, Eating Disorder Snooki (SWL)
Randall Angel of Louisiana; manager retained titles

VIRUS: NME Soldiers #1, #2, #3 (PKL)
ranked #19 last time
RAGE: Masked Menaces #7, #8, #9 (NDL)
Chris Miler of Michigan; manager retained titles

RAGE: "Sticky" Nigel Buttersworth, "Juicy" Hank Hotcakes, "Saucy" Sal Strudel (NBL)
Daniel Petty of Ohio

LPPF: "Leech Squad" A.F., J.A., J.C. Coattail (GRL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio

Top Contenders

12. IMT/EXILE: Diamond in the Rough, Dustin Diamond Dallas Page, Jack "Blood" Diamond (FJL)

13. VIRUS/LPPF: BOTB Six-man Reps. #1, #2, #3 (2017) (NAL)

14. EDGE: TML Liljegren, Gardiner, Rielly (HLL)
previous champions
RAGE: Masked Maulers #7, #8, #9 (KKL)
last of the teams with 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

VOT*/KDSN: Substance-Free Kim, Alcoholics Kourtney, Khloe Kardashian (HLL)
VOT*/KDSN: Twitter Superstars Kourtney, Khloe, Kimberly Kardashian (AOL)
Matt Yunick; manager held titles 6 cycles in a row; share of $20,000

IMT/ARMY: Tom Cruise, Barrett, EDGE: Doomslayer (OSL)
Jeff Chambers & Michael Cook (Doomslayer); managers held titles 4 cycles in a row

IMT/LPPF: Masked Misfit #1, IMT: "Controversial" Chris Carson, Dark Knight Alex Fleury (TTL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi, Robbie Pawelek, Solomon Shaw of Maine; Pawelek held titles 4 cycles in a row

VIRUS/LPPF: Mr. Johnson, Mr. Warwick, Mr. Felcyn (KKL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager retained titles; 521; edged IMT: Second, Fourth Amendments, Libertarian (NDL), VIRUS/LPPF: Typhoid, Lassa, Dengue Fevers (MML), RAGE: Mark Madness, Serial Killer Boo Berry, The Chosen One Chase Utley (IML)



1. BRL (1,273 matches) 491.786

2. UWL (1,264 matches) 490.579

3. MML (834 matches) 492.460
won the two matches for $1 cycle for having the highest average strategy total (counting only active wrestlers)

4. NWL (783 matches) 462.975

5. LWL (743 matches) 483.667

6. IWL (635 matches) 491.261

7. CWL (557 matches) 492.367

8. DXL (518 matches) 491.610

9. XPL (473 matches) 491.519

10. SWL (450 matches) 490.824


TOP 20 MONEY HOLDERS -- active wrestlers only

1. Kaptain Kryptonite (NBL) $38,997,900

2. VIRUS: Mike Drake (HWL) $26,392,100

3. LPPF: Medieval Tymes (GRL) $26,002,600

4. Arsenal (FJL) $22,132,700

5. VIRUS/LPPF: Misfit Messiah (BRL) $17,928,800

6. IMT/???: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (BRL) $17,622,700

7. DFI: American Freedom Fighter E.J. (SHL) $16,895,438

8. VIRUS: Cpl. Punishment (LBL) $14,108,800

9. NGAA: Hawkeye Science (HLL) $13,286,700

10. NGAA: Rydia Stormer (MDL) $11,593,000

11. Dan the Man (HSL) $11,333,000

12. IMT/BLOOD: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) $10,625,300

13. Death Warrant (CWL) $10,453,800

14. "Mr. Everything" Kirk Lockran (AWL) $9,365,700

15. MWC: "Mr. Minnesota" Olaf Gustavson (QPL) $9,185,300

16. VIRUS/AI: Johnny Slaughter (GRL) $8,663,000

17. SHS: "Money-Driven" Mike Sebastian (BRL) $8,204,500

18. FOW: Remorse (NAL) $7,877,100

19. SHS: "Too Pretty" Johnny Paradise (BRL) $7,824,000

20. VIRUS/LPPF: F.B. III (KKL) $7,750,000



Iron Federation

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

Steel Federation

American Wrestling, Classic Championship Wrestling, Intense Impact, King of Kings, Louisiana Swamp, Man Up, New Blood, Old School, Vicious Valkyries, World Domination

Gold Federation

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

Diamond Federation

Action Packed, Evil Clown, Femme Fatale, Fractured Jaw, Lethal Brawling, 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, Revolution Wrestling, Strong Style Wrestling, United Nations

Jade Federation

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

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