Vol. 23, No. 15 -- November 2018
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HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

Keith A. Maple of Ohio

LPPF/BWE: The Entrepreneur Benjamin C. Washington (NAL) 1,000-374-70, $1,164,200 *55



World Champion

VIRUS/FOE: Lion Saputra (LBL)
Ali Saputra of Georgia; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches

"I was first introduced to the IWA in 1996 by my friend, Greg Brigham. I was a little skeptical about how wrestling could translate into a play-by-mail game. After showing me his World Championship belt and the bulletins, I had to give it a go. The old cash leagues really drew me in. It was frustrating in the beginning, not knowing how to win and feeling rather confused overall, but I quickly figured it out.

"Along the way, I've battled with the Warriors of the Wild West, made some NMEs, and most recently got infected by VIRUS. I've met some really cool people in the IWA over the years, but none has been more vital to my growth and success than Chris Miler and Hamilton Ortiz. After taking a 16-year break, I thought I was done with the IWA forever, but Chris and Hammy talked me into making a comeback in 2018. I would also like to thank Kimberly for making my return to the game go as smoothly as it could be.

"So, here I am, and in less than one year I have captured the coveted World Championship. My journey is now complete! On to the next chapter! The future looks bright for the Foundation in 2019. 'Keep your friends close, and your FOEs closer!'"

U.S. Champion

VIRUS: Jack "The Cutthroat" Ripper (KKL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; edged E$T: Chosen Bro Jeff Cobb (PGL), VIRUS/FOE: Saputrasaurus Rex (GGL)

King of the Ring

EDGE: Drew Konkain (GRL)
Andrew Konik of Michigan; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; 273 KotR total; hold positions were 1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 13, 15; battle royal hold positions were 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14


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

American Champion

IMT/ARMY: Billy Bones (AWL)
Jeff Chambers of Iowa; 501; edged ARMY/IMT: Chainsaw Acevedo (AAL)

Asiatic Champion

VIRUS: M.J. "The Fabulous One" (DXL)
Mitchell Johnson of Michigan; 501; edged VIRUS/FOE: Hacksaw Hamilton Leatherface (JDL), EDGE: Konner Kwaid (NAL)

Elite Champion

BC: Bruce Inferno (NWL)
Jim Ripka of Minnesota; 501; 60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches; edged M.J.

Hardcore Champion

VIRUS/FOE: Lion Saputra (LBL)
Ali Saputra of Georgia; 501; edged EDGE/CHOSEN: Bryan Samuel (CZL)

Metropolitan Champion

Bruce Inferno


FEDERATION PLAY-OFFS -- $50,000 + 25 free matches

Iron Federation Champion

VIRUS: Hades Royal (EEL)
Randall Angel from the Republic of Texas; 500; edged ARMY/IMT: "Disposable Hero" Rocco Carnage (QPL), EDGE/H25: Forgotten Legend Mike Cook (IML)

Steel Federation Champion

IMT/ARMY: Billy Bones (AWL)
Jeff Chambers of Iowa; 501

Gold Federation Champion

BC: Bruce Inferno (NWL)
Jim Ripka of Minnesota; 501

Diamond Federation Champion

VIRUS/FOE: Lion Saputra (LBL)
Ali Saputra of Georgia; 501; edged EDGE: Konner Kwaid (NAL)

Bronze Federation Champion

VIRUS/FOE: "El Jefe" Al Saputra (HRL)
Ali Saputra; 500; edged UL/FOE: Enforcer Eric Thorne (GRL)

Jade Federation Champion

ARMY/IMT: Chainsaw Acevedo (AAL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 501; edged VIRUS: M.J. "The Fabulous One" (DXL), EDGE/CHOSEN: Bryan Samuel (CZL), VIRUS/FOE: The Wolf of IWA Street (GGL), VIRUS/FOE: Hacksaw Hamilton Leatherface (JDL)



National Champion

VIRUS/FOE: Ali B. Classy (HSL)
Ali Saputra of Georgia; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; Pacific region; edged EDGE: Bronze Stud (REL)

Atlantic Champion

KDSN: Lamar's Soulmate Khloe Kardashian (IIL)
Matt Yunick of New York; 501; edged EDGE/CHOSEN: Mr. Orange (CZL), VIRUS/FOE: Poisonous Chip Dip (NAL)

Central Champion

EDGE/ROT: "Friend Zoned" Frederick Goodfellow (CWL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; 501; edged VIRUS: Ebola (NSL), EDGE: Drew Konkain (GRL), EDGE: Wayne Weinsider (PKL), EDGE: Masked Gambler #4 (REL)

Dixie Champion

IMT: Smokey (HWL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown; 501; edged RF: King George (AWL)

Eastern Champion

IMT: Pinky (HWL)
"The Game"; 500; edged ArGr: "R.E.M." (LSL), VIRUS: Walking Dead (NSL)

Mountain Champion

Zach Gargus of Des Moines, Iowa; 499; edged ArGr: "Breathin'" (MUL), IMT/LPPF: Mike Eaves (EEL), EDGE: Darin Wokken (XPL), ArGr: "Problem" (LSL), IMT/???: Lord of Illusions (BRL), EDGE: "The Challenger" Rick Dodge (IIL), VIRUS/FOE: Bartholomew Beijing (GGL), IMT/MEDS: Death Machine (NAL), VIRUS/FOE: Brutal Brett Fabulous (NSL)

Northern Champion

EDGE: Donnie K. Kraw (XPL)
Andrew Konik of Michigan; 499; edged VIRUS: Prince Doom (PGL), IMT/ARMY: Infected Corpse (OSL)

Prairie Champion

EDGE: Bill Church, Jr. (PKL)
Andrew Konik; 501

Southern Champion

IMT: Bronze Warrior #1 (GGL)
"The Game"; 501

Western Champion

IMT/ARMY: Murphy Dunne (NSL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; 499; edged EDGE: Voodoo McGregor (OSL)



Ladies' World Champion

VIRUS/VD: Zombie #1 (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager held title 4 cycles in a row; 501; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches; edged VIRUS/FOE: Masked Dimepiece II (LLL)

Ladies' U.S. Champion

VIRUS/VD: Yeast Cooker (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager retained title; 500; $25,000; edged VIRUS/VD: Powassan (FFL)

Queen of the Ring

DeRo: Demi's Loaded Purse #2 (VVL)
Matt Yunick of New York; 499; 273 QotR total

Ladies' National Champion

IMT/ARMY: Braly the Woodcutter (LLL)
Jeff Chambers of Iowa; 501

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

VIRUS/VD: Encrypted & VIRUS/LPPF: Baddest American Biker Chick #3 (FFL)
Frank Jay Belcher III & Randall Angel; Belcher held titles 5 cycles in a row, Angel 3 in a row

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS/LPPF: Baddest Russian Mob Chick #4 & VIRUS/VD: Shela Was Man (FFL)
Randall Angel & Frank Jay Belcher III; Angel held titles 4 cycles in a row, Belcher retained titles

World Six-woman Champions

VIRUS/FOE: Masked Mistress #9, VIRUS/VD: Zombie #13, VIRUS/LPPF: Queen Bee (VVL)
Chris Miler, Frank Jay Belcher III, both of Michigan, Randall Angel from the Republic of Texas; Belcher held titles 7 cycles in a row, Miler 4 in a row; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

VIRUS/VD: SFTS, VIRUS/LPPF: Baddest American Biker Chicks #2, #10 (FFL)
Frank Jay Belcher III (SFTS) & Randall Angel; Belcher held titles 5 cycles in a row; 521



World Tag-team Champions

EDGE: Tres-Kicker & VIRUS: IWA Savior #11 (SVL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky & Randall Angel from the Republic of Texas; Cook held titles 5 cycles in a row; $50,000 + 15 free matches

Top Contenders

2. IMT/ARMY: Terrordar Dethstorm & Nagath Nightsorrow (HSL)

3. IMT/ARMY: Rat Pudding & EDGE/H25: The Top Hat (TTL)
EDGE: Connect Four & Yahtzee (IGL)
VIRUS/FOE: Misery & Tom (TDL)

6. VIRUS: Bronze Bruiser #11 & VIRUS/FOE: Karnage (EHL)
IMT: The Ring Warrior #1 & IMT/ARMY: Masked Intruder #2 (MEL)
IMT/ARMY: Uncle Tito Blood & EDGE/H25: Tonya Story 3 (AEL)

9. BLOOD MONEY: Alex & Axel von Snapp (CWL)
ranked #10 last time

10. IMT/ARMY: Survival Hunter & Luchador Blood #1 (MML)

11. IMT: Chuck Pierce & Harold P. Warren (SWL)
ranked #13 last time

12. VIRUS: Professor URN Payne & Betty Wont (HRL)
ranked #7 last time

13. ARMY/IMT: "Ladies' Man" Toad & "Dime Piece" Midori Porter (ECL)

14. VIRUS: Staph Infection & M.J. "The Treacherous One" (XWL)
previous champions

15. IMT/???: Bruiser Brett Brown & IMT/LPPF: Jim Whiskey (BRL)
last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: IWA Saviors #4 & #14 (SVL)
Randall Angel; 516; $25,000; edged EDGE/H25: The Car & EDGE: Samuel Adam Sullivan (TTL), EDGE: Checkers & Scotland Yard (IGL), EDGE: R2PO88 & IMT/ARMY: Geriatric Gerry (AEL), VIRUS: Norovirus & Zika Virus (SWL), VIRUS: Masked Millionaire #28 & "The Booger Man" Johnson (HRL), IMT/ARMY: Ironhead RB & IMT/LPPF: Gerald "Your Daddy" Robinson (THL) (MEL), VIRUS/FOE: Donny Downfall & VIRUS: Bronze Bruiser #14 (EHL), IMT/ARMY: Luchador Blood #19 & Slowy McSlowerson (MML), IMT/ARMY: Lurius & Taurinus Whitemane (HSL), VIRUS: Animal Bite Infection & Mr. M.J. "The Bingo Slayer" (XWL), EDGE: Gene Machines #9 & #10 (APL), Milton Schnozzbuster & Pokey McSnail (CWL)



World Six-man Champions

VIRUS: "Notorious" Nichols, IMT/ARMY: Texas Terror RB, EDGE: Mike the Magician (IIL)
Randall Angel, Robbie "Blood" Pawelek, both of Texas, Michael Cook of Kentucky; managers held titles 5 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

VIRUS: Zach Sabre, Jr., SARS, Walker #1 (HLL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey (Sabre) & Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; Belcher held titles 5 cycles in a row, Drake retained titles

ARMY/IMT: "Ghetto Superstar" Shedrick Porter, "Urban American Dream" Leon Walls, "Rated MA Renegade" Tyreese Crenshaw (ECL)
Donald Henry of Illinois

ArGr: "Courageous" Ariana Grande, Ariana Live -- AMA's 2015, Ariana's Award -- Video Music #1 (NFL)
Matt Yunick of New York

Top Contenders

5. ArGr: Pop Queen Ariana Grande, "No Tears Left to Cry," "The Way" (NSL)

6. IMT/ARMY: Masked Blood #100, IMT: Jerry Jarrett, Torch (IML)
EDGE: Voodoo McGregor, Simon, Mike Cook's Six-man Partner (MEL)
UL/FOE: Destructive Drew Demo, Ravenblack Rex Rune, Bloodrune Blake Bane (HSL)
VIRUS/FOE: Hoosier Daddy, Hospitality, Hysteria (AOL)

10. VIRUS/FOE/BGA: Daryl Dolla' Sign Dickerson, Certified G'Tyrone Cartier, The Ghetto Dream Kareem Nacirema (TDL)
ranked #8 last time

11. IMT/ARMY: Decayed Spirit, Scourged Flesh, Infected Corpse (OSL)

12. DRB: Blade, The Terminator, Zeus (XPL)
last of the teams with 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

VIRUS: "MadMan" Morales, EDGE: Bossy Pants, IMT/ARMY: Zap Zingadoodle (IIL)
Randall Angel, Michael Cook, Robbie Pawelek; Cook & Pawelek held titles 5 cycles in a row; share of $25,000

VIRUS/FOE: Carpet, Rug, Sun Burn (TDL)
Jerry Martin of Indiana

ArGr: Superhero Ariana Grande, Ariana's Sidekick Bertha, Personal Assistant Stephanie (WPL)
ArGr: "Sexy" Ariana Grande, Ariana's Friend Victoria Justice, Pal Iggy Azalea (NFL)
Matt Yunick; 521; edged ArGr: Blonde Ariana Grande, Ariana's Vocal Coaches Amber, Jessica (NSL), EDGE: Irish Whiskey Jameson Davis, EDGE/H25: Bret "The Hitman" Hart, Mike "White Lightning" Cook (MEL), IMT/ARMY: Masked Blood #99, IMT: "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart, Moondog Spike (IML)



1. BRL (1,084 matches) 484.824

2. NSL (957 matches) 493.022

3. LNL (936 matches) 491.818

4. NWL (779 matches) 473.780

5. LWL (707 matches) 492.389

6. CWL (652 matches) 491.534

7. HRL (635 matches) 493.645
won the two matches for $1 cycle for having the highest average strategy total (counting only active wrestlers)

8. ASL (601 matches) 487.646

9. UWL (591 matches) 473.364

10. IWL (567 matches) 491.542


TOP 20 MONEY HOLDERS -- active wrestlers only

1. Kaptain Kryptonite (NBL) $42,260,700

2. VIRUS: Mike Drake (HWL) $28,835,000

3. LPPF/BWE: Medieval Tymes (NAL) $26,141,800

4. Arsenal (PGL) $26,000,600

5. LPPF: Misfit Messiah (BRL) $18,197,800

6. IMT/DoD: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (BRL) $17,644,300

7. DFI: American Freedom Fighter E.J. (SHL) $17,296,838

8. VIRUS: Cpl. Punishment (LBL) $14,798,600

9. NGAA: Hawkeye Science (HLL) $13,968,700

10. Dan the Man (HSL) $12,576,800

11. NGAA: Rydia Stormer (MDL) $12,189,400

12. Death Warrant (CWL) $11,269,400

13. IMT/VS: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) $10,564,400

14. SHS: "Money-Driven" Mike Sebastian (BRL) $10,160,800

15. MWC: Pete the Geek (IGL) $9,801,100

16. VIRUS/AI: Johnny Slaughter (GRL) $9,326,800

17. MWC: "Mr. Minnesota" Olaf Gustavson (QPL) $9,317,100

18. VIRUS: F.B. III (KKL) $8,453,400

19. FOW: Remorse (NAL) $8,157,300

20. RIZE: Vitamin Z (AAL) $8,145,200



Iron Federation

Center Stage, Extreme Existence, Generation Next, Hardcore Wrestling, Heroes and Legends, Iron Man, Main Event, Quantum Pro, Unknown Wrestler, Vixens United, Xtreme Poison, Yellow Jacket

Steel Federation

American Wrestling, Classic Championship Wrestling, Intense Impact, King of Kings, Louisiana Purchase, Louisiana Swamp, Mobsters' Underground, New Blood, Old School, Vicious Valkyries, Wild Panthers, 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, Snake Venom, Texas Death, Triple Threat

Diamond Federation

Action Packed, Evil Clown, Femme Fatale, Lethal Brawling, Native Sensation, Night Falcon, Non-stop Action, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Saber Tooth, Wicked Warz, Xtreme Wrestling

Bronze Federation

American Extreme, American Outlaw, Extreme Hardcore, Grim Reaper, High Rollers, Hot Shots, Iron Glove, Living Nightmare, Revolution Wrestling, Rogue Elephant, Strong Style Wrestling, United Nations

Jade Federation

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

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