Vol. 24, No. 5 -- Spring 2019
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The members of the winning group from this year's Stablecade will have 100 losses removed from their records! They'll also receive $100,000 in imaginary earnings. Everyone else who enters the contest will have 20 losses removed from his or her record. We're basically bribing people to sign up, because all entry fees are going to help manager Jim Ripka's family pay for his physical therapy as he recovers from a recent stroke.

Please help us raise money for this cause, and do your part to stop the VIRUS stable from winning for a fourth consecutive year! And if you're able, donate some extra money to Jim's family by visiting https://www.plumfund.com/medical-fund/jim-blazers-fundraiser (Jim goes by "Jim Blazer" online).

The active wrestlers in two of our Elite leagues, the Living Nightmare League and the United Nations League, made IWA history by scoring identical average strategy totals and winning simultaneous two matches for $1 cycles! And speaking of our Elite leagues...

Not only is there apparently some character named Mitchell Johnson playing our game, but he has somehow managed to win the highly coveted Elite title. If ever there were a sign that our Elite title needed more competition, that is surely it. Stay tuned for a major announcement about this major title!

Next up is a major announcement about a major title: next cycle, the LPL, LSL, and all six of our new pioneer leagues will become Elite leagues. The LPL and pioneer leagues have always had a qualifying limit, and the players in the LSL just completed their efforts to bring their league into compliance.

The title will only have two rules from now on: a league can only have Elite status while it has a limit of, at most, six wrestlers per manager, and an Elite league must have at least 50 cards in a cycle for its champion to be eligible to win the Elite belt. We are dropping the requirement that the Elite leagues must collectively average at least 50 cards in order to have the belt be an option for the winner, because it wouldn't be fair to the players in the current Elite leagues if we kept it in place while adding leagues left and right (again, this is all Mitchell's fault).

Just in case having a shot at a real-life belt isn't enough incentive to join, we're offering free wrestler creation in all eight of these soon-to-be-Elite leagues! You can create up to six wrestlers in each of them for free, but this offer is only good next cycle, and you must submit at least one singles match for each wrestler (you may write the name of a regional title or "jobber" as the opponent).

The Louisiana Purchase Ligue and Louisiana Swamp League are both in the Steel Federation. The six pioneer leagues are the Black Ops League in the Iron Federation, the Hired Assassin League in Steel, the Western Trails League in Gold, the No Man's League, which is a ladies' league in the Diamond Federation, the Brass Knuckles League in Bronze, and the Zig Zag League in Jade. (For those of you reading this who paid to create wrestlers in these pioneer leagues, you will be receiving a refund for those fees, so make sure you are actually reading this.)

Our final note this cycle concerns a suggestion from manager Jeremy Workman. He thought our results would look more realistic if the attendance of the various cards were based on the level of activity in the league, rather than having it be completely random. His approach allows commissioners and other players to be rewarded with more and more fans in the stands as they work to make their league more exciting.

Did we like his idea? Check the attendance in your bulletin to find out!



World Champion

SOS: Brandon Berserker Baum (LSL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches

U.S. Champion

EDGE: Matt Jade (ZZL)
Joshua Haight of Wisconsin; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches

King of the Ring

Matt Jade
$50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 272 KotR total; edged IMT/FRM-16: Oswald Funk (DXL), NRA: Saint Synnthia (SHL; 499), LPPF/T-SANITY: Medieval Tymes (NAL; lesser overall total); hold positions were 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14; battle royal hold positions were 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 15


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

American Champion

VIRUS: Deathstone (AWL)
Chris Schmitt of Kansas; 500; edged TBABIT: "Cheesy" Tommy Velveeta (NFL)

Asiatic Champion

FOE: Mammoth Jones (JDL)
Hamilton Ortiz of New York; 501; edged ARMY/IMT: Sugar Skull Charlie (HRL), IMT/FRM-16: Oswald Funk (DXL)

Elite Champion

VIRUS: "Boss of the South" Mr. Cornbread (LWL)
Mitchell Johnson of Michigan; 499; 60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches; edged Perry Legal (BBL), TBABIT/TMS: "Strict" Lee Bidness (IWL), NRA: Ezekiel Crane (UNL)

Hardcore Champion

SOS: Brandon Berserker Baum (LSL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; 501; edged VIRUS: J. "The Technician" B. (MUL)

Metropolitan Champion

Mr. Cornbread
15 free matches


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

Iron Federation Champion

Michael Drake of New Jersey; 499

Steel Federation Champion

SOS: Brandon Berserker Baum (LSL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; 501; edged VIRUS: J. "The Technician" B. (MUL)

Gold Federation Champion

VIRUS/AI: McChillin (SVL)
Kyle Queen of Texas; 501; edged IMT/FRM-16/QC: Swole Anderson (TTL)

Diamond Federation Champion

FOE: Valyrian Steel Al Saputra (LBL)
Ali Saputra of Georgia; retained title; 500; edged FOE: Alistair Amsterdam (XWL), TBABIT: "Cheesy" Tommy Velveeta (NFL)

Bronze Federation Champion

ARMY/IMT: Sugar Skull Charlie (HRL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 501

Jade Federation Champion

FOE: Mammoth Jones (JDL)
Hamilton Ortiz of New York; 501; edged IMT/FRM-16: Oswald Funk (DXL)



National Champion

FOE: "The King" Gerald Robinson (REL)
Gerald Robinson of Tennessee; a large plaque or 25 free matches; Eastern region; edged DOD: Nasty Critter Brian Rotten (BRL), DOD: Buckskin Bob (ASL), E$T: King Kong (TGL)

FOE: Misfit Mike Malicious (HSL)
Ali Saputra of Georgia; 501; Mountain region; edged IMT: Jan Valek (LNL), ARMY/IMT: "Martyr of Hardcore" Markus Payne (AAL)

Atlantic Champion

IMT: Crimson Fury Christian Blackheart (REL)
Solomon Shaw of Maine; 501

Central Champion

IMT/FRM-16: Stoned Freak (JDL)
Big Marchand from the Diamond District; 501; edged SOS: Mischievous Smitty (AEL), IMT: Terrible Teddy Twist (KHL)

Dixie Champion

IMT: Snake Eyes (REL)
Solomon Shaw; 501; edged IMT/FRM-16: Murder in the Morning (JDL)

Northern Champion

SOS: Stagger Lee (HRL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; 501

Pacific Champion

EDGE: Mo Money (REL)
Joshua Haight of Wisconsin; 501

Prairie Champion

IMT: Irish Wolfhound T-Rex (REL)
Solomon Shaw; 500

Southern Champion

EDGE: Atomic Sheik (GGL)
Joshua Haight; 501

Western Champion

CS: Donathan Annihilation (IWL)
Timothy L. Clark of Washington

DOD: Wildfire Betty Red (BRL)
Robert J. Ratliff of Virginia; 501



Ladies' World Champion

VIRUS/VD: Zombie #8 (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 500; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches

Ladies' U.S. Champion

VIRUS/VD: Zombie #1 (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager retained title; 499; $25,000; edged IMT: Tina "Sister of Jim" Dalen (RWL), VIRUS/VD: Polymorphic (FFL)

Queen of the Ring

IMT: Lextacy (NML)
IWA Legend Pete Kolomichuk of Ohio; 270 QotR total

Ladies' National Champion

VIRUS/PA: The Swindler Hilary Clinton (RWL)
Les McCarver of Michigan; 501; edged Betty Ford

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

SOS: Katy Rose & Miss Fortune (FFL)
Randall Angel from the Republic of Texas; 516; edged VIRUS/VD: Labor Pains & Menstrual (MDL), VIRUS/VD: Annie Fannie & Mississippi Hippie (LLL)

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS/VD: Bruce Jenner "The It Version" & Juicy Lucy (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager held titles 9 cycles in a row; 516

World Six-woman Champions

VIRUS/PA: The Enforcer Nancy Reagan, Stone Cold Barbara Bush, Straight Edge Betty Ford (RWL)
Les McCarver

SOS: Miss Ery, Amelia Action, Miss Chloie J. (FFL)
Randall Angel

FOE: Jaguar Jenny, My Murderous Little Pony, Masked Dimepiece I (LLL)
Hamilton Ortiz of New York; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

FOE/ArGr: Don Juan's Mistress Maria, Dominican Beauty Amell Santana, Singer Selena Gomez (LLL)
Matt Yunick of New York; 521



World Tag-team Champions

SOS: TESD Walt & IWA Savior #18 (SVL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky & Randall Angel from the Republic of Texas; Cook held titles 3 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

SOS: "The Legendary" Vie King & Macho Camacho (APL)
SOS: "The Beast" YaYa Toure & "Awesome" Andres Iniesta (PGL)
Randall Angel

EDGE: Tagmasters #1 & #2 (WPL)
Joshua Haight of Wisconsin

H25/EDGE: Sylvester Sykes & Wes Washington, Esq. (IGL)
Rich Schwartzenburg of Canada

LPPF/T-SANITY: Half Man & Half Amazing (NAL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio

IMT/LPPF: Lamar & Kuku Racha (GRL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi & "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont

Top Contenders

8. TBABIT: Graham Underwood & Kennedy Cage (IWL)

9. ARMY/IMT: "Psychopathic" Buddy Carver & "Disposable Hero" Rocco Carnage (XWL)
ranked #12 last time
SOS: TV Champ Mike Cook & Los Blood (IIL)

11. ARMY/IMT: Col. Dirk & SOS: Sgt. Dagger Vanderback (BRL)
missed U.S. titles by point flow last time
SOS/HHS: James & Billy Stone (CWL)
EDGE: In-Betweener & The Watcher (OSL)

14. H25/EDGE: Rick Star & EDGE: TML Kapanen (NDL)
VIRUS: Blue Belly Johnson & Umbrella Corps (NSL)

16. ARMY/IMT: Gatortooth & "Dirty Scoundrel" Oz Cheatum (HRL)
FOE/ArGr: "Popular" Ariana Grande & FOE: Gerald "Mr. IWA" Robinson (AEL)

18. FOE: Masked Marauder #8 & VIRUS: Obama's Mama (MML)

19. FOE: The Grappling God Gerald Robinson #2 & VIRUS: HPV (WEL)
FOE: Minnesota Wrecking Crews X & XI (PKL)

21. VIRUS: Daddy's Girls #2 & #3 (WWL)
TBABIT: Doctor Frankenstein & Patient X (LNL)

23. EDGE/CHOSEN: Mr. White & Mr. Blue (CZL)
last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

EDGE: El Hijo Del Harambe & Trash Dove (SWL)
Jake Duvall of North Carolina; share of $25,000

EDGE: Scrabble & H25/EDGE: Chosen One Clyde Cozworth (IGL)
Jeff Annable & Rich Schwartzenburg, both of Canada

SOS: Tagasaurus Rex & Tagodactyl (CWL)
Michael Cook; 516; edged SOS: "Dangerous" Diaz & "The Tourist" Sue Venir (IIL), EDGE: Corbin & Jason Xtreme (WPL), EDGE: The Gambling Man & The Legendary Assassin (KHL), VIRUS: Snowie Chloie & Madd Maddie (WWL), H25/EDGE: Cereal Killer Mikey Manson & EDGE: TML Nylander (NDL), ARMY/IMT: Sugar Skull Delta & "Hangman" Marshawn Stringer (HRL), FOE/ArGr: "Queen" Ariana Grande & Ariana's Loyal Servant #1 (AEL), FOE: The Grappling God Gerald Robinson #4 & VIRUS: ZOMBIE (WEL), FOE: Minnesota Wrecking Crews XII & XIII (PKL)



World Six-man Champions

SOS: Lord Regal, Martel "The Model," Zolf Diggler (BRL)
retained titles, ranked #7 before that
SOS: Prince Harming, Ron Stone, Thai Foon (APL)
SOS: "Passmaster" Xavi Hernandez, "Crazy" Carlos Tevez, "The Cannibal" Louis Suarez (PGL)
Randall Angel; manager held titles 12 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

SOS: Pikachu, Blood Black, "Hardknocks" Diamond SQ (IIL)
Randall Angel, Robbie "Blood" Pawelek, both of Texas, Michael Cook of Kentucky; Pawelek held titles 4 cycles in a row

SOS: "Rockin'" Robbie Alomar, "Jumpin'" John Olerud, Paul "Murder" Molitor (AEL)
Sully "The Sledgehammer" Sullivan of Canada

VIRUS: Ghetto Dweller, Mr. Johnson, "The Franchise" Mr. Johnson (MUL)
Frank Jay Belcher III & Mitchell Johnson (Franchise), both of Michigan; Belcher held titles 4 cycles in a row

FOE: Minnesota Wrecking Crew I, "Ravishing" Larry Nightmare, Ned the Nerd (IGL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; manager retained titles

FOE: Buttersworth Henchmen I, II, III (JDL)
Hamilton Ortiz of New York

FOE/ArGr: "No Tears Left to Cry," "Almost Is Never Enough," "Tan" Ariana Grande (NAL)
Matt Yunick of New York

H25/EDGE: Manila Messiah, Los Carrones Cucaracha, EDGE: TML Kadri (NDL)
Rich Schwartzenburg & Jeff Annable (Kadri), both of Canada; Annable retained titles

EDGE: Masked Gamblers #3, #4, #5 (REL)
EDGE: Hardcore Xtreme, Xtreme #1, #2 (WPL)
Joshua Haight of Wisconsin

TBABIT: Frederick Xavier, Graham Underwood, Kennedy Cage (IWL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio

Top Contenders

14. ARMY/IMT: "Pitbull" Kordell Sparks, "King of the Streets" Earl Shanks, "El Loco" Miguel Juarez (XWL)

15. EDGE: Masked Gamblers #2, #5, #6 (SVL)
ranked #13 last time; last of the teams with 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

SOS: 1/3 of a strat, IWA Saviors #10, #11 (SVL)
Michael Cook (1/3) & Randall Angel; Angel held titles 4 cycles in a row; share of $25,000

FOE: Ali Sap and the 40 STDs, Masked Mauler #2, VIRUS: Masked Millionaire #14 (HRL)
Ali Saputra of Georgia, Chris Miler, Frank Jay Belcher III, both of Michigan; Belcher held titles 4 cycles in a row

FOE/ArGr: Ariana's Award -- Teen Choice #2, Ariana Live -- Manchester Benefit, "Enlightened" Ariana Grande (NAL)
Matt Yunick

EDGE: Mr. Gift, Running Man, H25/EDGE: Scavenger Mongoose (NDL)
Jeff Annable & Rich Schwartzenburg (Mongoose); managers retained titles

EDGE: Card Counter, Risktaker, Compulsive Gambler (REL)
Joshua Haight; 521; edged ARMY/IMT: Scorched Earth Messiah, "Cueball" Andy Skidmore, "Worst of the Worst" Simon Dresnok (XWL), EDGE: Honor, Prestige, Dominance (KHL)



1. NWL (1,699 matches) 478.600

2. BRL (1,071 matches) 492.212

3. LNL (1,061 matches) 493.632
won a two matches for $1 cycle by tying for the highest average strategy total (counting only active wrestlers)

4. LWL (1,037 matches) 492.379

5. NSL (975 matches) 489.337

6. CWL (891 matches) 491.178

7. RWL (714 matches) 491.000

8. UNL (709 matches) 493.632
also won a two matches for $1 cycle by tying for the highest average strategy total (counting only active wrestlers)

9. IWL (678 matches) 487.942

10. ASL (618 matches) 480.171


TOP 20 STARS -- active wrestlers only

1. IMT/LPPF: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) 174

2. IMT/LPPF/DOD: Sinister Steve Stryker (ASL) 156

3. IMT/LPPF/DOD: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) 145

4. IMT/LPPF/DOD: Nightmare Sam Hell (ASL) 120

5. LPPF/T-SANITY: Misfit Messiah (ASL) 119

6. LPPF/T-SANITY: Medieval Tymes (NAL)
IMT/LPPF/DOD: Lord of Illusions (ASL) 116

8. IMT/LPPF: Mark the Master Duchaine (GRL)
VIRUS/RWS: Mike Drake (HWL) 105

10. IMT/LPPF: Buda von Blitzen (NAL)
IMT/LPPF: Inferno (GRL) 102

12. IMT/LPPF: The Executioner (XPL) 99

13. IMT/LPPF: Diabolical Jerry Savage (NAL) 98

14. Executioner (LBL)
VIRUS: Outlaw Tony Taylor (EHL) 96

16. VIRUS/RWS: Mike Drake (CSL)
IMT/LPPF: Deadly David Death (GRL)
IMT/LPPF: The Mighty Deadhead (XPL) 95

20. IMT/LPPF/DOD: Bruiser Brett Brown (ASL) 94



Iron Federation

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

Steel Federation

American Wrestling, Classic Championship Wrestling, Hired Assassin, Intense Impact, 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, Triple Threat, Western Trails

Diamond Federation

Action Packed, Evil Clown, Femme Fatale, Lethal Brawling, Native Sensation, Night Falcon, No Man's, Non-stop Action, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Saber Tooth, Wicked Warz, Xtreme Wrestling

Bronze Federation

American Extreme, American Outlaw, Brass Knuckles, 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, Zig Zag

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