Vol. 25, No. 17 -- Holidays 2020
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Since the Unknown Wrestler League was in the Iron Federation, we were able to announce the winner this cycle instead of making everyone wait until next year. A hearty congratulations to well-known manager Seth Brubaker, whose monstrous fighter stood alone at the top of the mountain after 31 brutal rounds of competition. After this extended run, the UWL will be taking a break for a few cycles to give everyone a chance to catch their breath, but don't lose those masks!

This has been quite a year for the Imaginary Wrestling Association... It started with a transition to all-digital bulletins, with the old roster pages integrated into the rankings pages. We introduced title number codes so challenging champions would require less effort, and when you win the belt, bold and italic print now make the match easier to find. We began listing the unofficial Top 20 Managers and Stables so players can keep tabs on their progress, and we instituted a federation cap of 50 wrestlers per manager and a policy giving less-effective strategies to inactive wrestlers, to keep things competitive. We gave our regional titles more modern names, rolled out some new Specialty Championships, and brought back the International title. A few wrestlers and managers even broke some all-time IWA records -- one in this very issue!

Thanks for spending 2020 with us. We've done our best to provide you with a fun distraction, and I hope we've accomplished that goal. So, until next year, "Happy holidays from all your friends at the IWA!"


HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio

SOS: "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning (LBL) 1,427-187-22, *55, $5,000,100
IWA Report winnings: Jade Federation (Vol. 12, No. 11 -- August 2007) as a member of the UZI stable from the JDL
In-league winnings: 10 league titles, 6 TV titles, 22 regionals, 6 tag-team, 1 TV tag, 12 six-man, 4 TV six-man, 4 battle royals
Active: mid-1997 to late 2000, 2006 to mid-2009, early 2019 to December 2020
Known primarily as a manager, "The Smooth One" adopted that moniker early in his career... his Smooth Chin Music is known to level opponents and quickly end matches... a product of and billed as hailing from Small Town, Ohio... spent a majority of his career in the Diamond Federation... has been a member of many stables, but known leader of the ILLuminati stable.



World Champion

Rakim (PKW)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown; manager retained title; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches, 10 free matches for PKW managers next cycle; manager's 9th career World title

Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Time: 10:35 P.M.
Location: IWA Headquarters, Willowick, Ohio

Returning from commercials, WJW Fox 8 TV viewers are treated to a packed, festive Christmas party that's in full swing. Various IWA staffers can be seen either dancing badly, or conversing in small groups. Ugly Christmas sweaters rule the day, and Johnny B himself is lit up like a Christmas tree as he schmoozes with other IWA executives. Behind them, a deejay is set up on the makeshift stage, expertly mixing Christmas songs. Continuing to pan around the room, the camera even catches Kim standing near the punch bowl with what appears to be something small and shiny in her hand. She looks around nervously as she inches closer and closer to the bowl... until she's standing over it. The camera zooms in on her, until Johnny B grabs a mic and addresses the crowd, which causes the camera to turn from her and focus on him instead. He nods to the deejay, who then turns down the volume of the music.

Johnny B: "Thank you, everyone, for coming to our annual Christmas party! This year has been a trying one, but boy-oh-boy, do I have a surprise for you! We have a special guest joining us tonight who, just yesterday, made IWA history by becoming the FIRST manager ever to win back-to-back IWA World, U.S., and National titles! So, please welcome the new nine-time IWA World Heavyweight Champion, 'The Game' Tony Pesante!!!"

The deejay then begins to play "Glass Shatters" by Disturbed, announcing the arrival of the legendary manager. Every employee shifts closer to the stage as "The Game" makes his way into the room wearing a custom navy blue Ralph Lauren "Gregory" handmade wool suit, and black alligator-skin shoes. He stops short of the stage, and awaits his usual arrangement of pyrotechnics to go off... but nothing happens! Having none on hand, Johnny B turns around anxiously to see "The Game" staring a hole through him. Johnny then motions to a box on the floor next to a couple of staffers standing near the door. They both look down in bewilderment, and reach into the box. Pulling out a pair of party poppers, they hold them up into the air. A couple of pops can be heard over the entrance music, and a small cloud of confetti begins to rain down on the crowd. Looking back at "The Game," Johnny sees an angry look on his face as he storms up onto the stage and snatches the mic out of his hands. Johnny then backs up a few steps as "The Game" begins to speak.

"The Game": "Let me cut to the chase: I've got just one thing to say about what just happened..."

The crowd -- and especially Johnny B -- knowing the manager's temper, gasp and begin to brace for the worst.

"The Game": "...Kim, please pass me a couple of Dixie cups of that fruit punch you just spiked!"

As a smile spreads across the face of "The Game," the crowd snaps out of their shock, and begins to cheer! Kim, relieved that no one is upset about the spiked punch, brings a pair of cups for both "The Game" and Johnny B. "The Game" holds up one cup, and motions for Johnny to do the same. He then smashes his cup against Johnny's, sending a spray of punch onto the crowd, and they cheer as he and Johnny down the other cup. "The Game" then pumps both fists into the air, eliciting a massive roar from the crowd before he grabs the mic again.

"The Game": "I want to thank all of you for having me here tonight. I will close by saying I hope everyone has a merry Christmas, a happy Hanukkah, and a happy and healthy New Year! For tonight, we party, but tomorrow begins my quest for #10..."

As if on cue, the deejay then begins playing "Glass Shatters" again, as the camera begins to fade out with the image of "The Game" standing majestically on stage with both his fists in the air, and a smirk on his face.

U.S. Champion

TBABIT: Monte Cristo (LBL)
Tom Cottrill of Ohio; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; edged VIRUS: Yellow Fever (COL), EDGE: Odin (AAL), SOS: "Imaginary Legend" Mike Cook (TGL)

King of the Ring

AI: McLovin (SVL)
Kyle Queen of Texas; 499; $50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 276 KotR total; hold positions were 1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 12, 14, 15; battle royal hold positions were 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13


FEDERATION TITLES -- $50,000 + 25 free matches

Iron Federation Champion

Hexxus: Barnabus Slade (GNW)
Brandon Madden of Michigan; 500; edged VIRUS/RWS: Austin Aries (NPL), VIRUS/RWS: Seth Rollins (HWL), Malek the Mad (YJW)

Steel Federation Champion

AI: Ricky Kyle (LSL)
Kyle Queen of Texas; 499; edged SOS: Dominant Factor Pain (CFL), TBABIT: Marcus "The Monster" Monroe (MUL), EDGE: Rabid Robert Anderson (IIL), DOD/ORDER: Big Paul Papanopolis (AWL)

Gold Federation Champion

EDGE/ROT: Prodigal Son (MML)
Rich Reilly of New Jersey; 501

Diamond Federation Champion

ARMY/IMT: "Inner City Guerrilla" Ruckus Scarsdale (ECL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 500; edged SOS/IV: Xavier Ace (NSL), COT: Minnesota Wrecking Crew VII (NFL)

Bronze Federation Champion

LPPF: "Backwood Hillbilly" Uncle Jethro (GRL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio; 501; edged EDGE: Raffish Ralph (AOL)

Jade Federation Champion

Rakim (PKW)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown; manager retained title; 501; edged EDGE: "Unforgettable" Ulysses Swanson (TGL), ARMY/IMT: "Mack Daddy of Violence" Rodney Pierce (CZL), EDGE/ROT: Da Stinga (JDL), VIRUS/Luniz: Mr. S. Knuttz (DXL), ARMY/IMT: Triggerhappy (AAL)


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

American Champion

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

Asian Champion

EDGE/ROT: Da Stinga (JDL)
Rich Reilly of New Jersey; 501; edged Mr. S. Knuttz

Elite Champion

VIRUS/Luniz: Mr. S. Knuttz (DXL)
Mitchell Johnson of Michigan; 501; 60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches

Hardcore Champion

Rakim (PKW)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown; 501; edged ARMY/IMT: "Mack Daddy of Violence" Rodney Pierce (CZL), LPPF: "Backwood Hillbilly" Uncle Jethro (GRL)

International Champion

COT: Brandy Dirt (FFL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; 501

Metropolitan Champion

Hexxus: Barnabus Slade (GNW)
Brandon Madden of Michigan; 500

UWL Champion

TBABIT: Marcus "The Monster" Monroe (MUL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches



National Champion

Stan Marsh (MML)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; Mid-Atlantic region; manager's 35th career National title

Central Plains Champion

Maxx (UNL)
Tom Cottrill of Ohio; 501; edged TBABIT/RABBIT: El Vecino del Pavo (DXL)

East Coast Champion

EDGE: Owen Scott (CZL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; 501

Great Lakes Champion

Road Warrior Hawk (PKW)
"The Game"; 501

Northeast Champion

Psycho Killer #2 (PKW)
"The Game"; 501

Pacific Northwest Champion

EDGE: Billy Gunn Synnrozes (PKW)
Caleb Crawdad of Florida; 501

Rocky Mountains Champion

IMT/FRM-16/RC: Clockwork Rondo (PKW)
Big Marchand from the Diamond District; 501

Southeast Champion

Charlie Brown (PKW)
"The Game"; 501

Southwest Champion

EDGE/ROT: Terror Squad 14 (EHL)
Rich Reilly of New Jersey; 500

West Coast Champion

"Gorgeous" George Bush (WEW)
"The Game"; 500; edged WRSTLING: Scared Stiff Scooby Dumb (JDL)



Ladies' World Champion

COT: Brandy Dirt (FFL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; 501; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches; edged previous U.S. champion VIRUS/VD: Krabby Patty (LLL)

Ladies' U.S. Champion

AI: Sweet Sheila (LLL)
Kyle Queen of Texas; 501; $25,000; edged COT: Lady Sinister (FFL)

Queen of the Ring

VIRUS: Mean Jean Baljean (MDL)
Jason Battaglia of New York; 273 QotR total

Ladies' National Champion

SOS: Car Trash Ian #2 (LLL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida; 501

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

SOS: Cover Girl Krieger & G.I. Jane Martelle (VVL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; 516; edged Pamela & Sabrina Pureheart, AI: "Hellstorm" Heather & "Naughty" Nia Pureheart (LRW)

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

AI: "Ravishing" Rachel & "Lethal" Laura Pureheart (NML)
Jeremy Nace of Pennsylvania; manager retained titles; 516; edged AI: "Jiggling" Janet & "Luscious" Lana Pureheart (LRW)

World Six-woman Champions

VIRUS/VD: Annie Fannie, Testy Betsy, Tute (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; manager held titles 3 cycles in a row; 521; edged SOS: Lil Ladybug, Jinx Arashikage, Dialtone Morelli (VVL)

U.S. Six-woman Champions

AI: "Malicious" Maggie, "Psychotic" Pamela, "Satanic" Sabrina Pureheart (NML)
Jeremy Nace; edged SOS: Princess Kyra, Sparta Cortez, Animal Girl (VVL)



World Tag-team Champions

Disembowelers Mongrel & Meat Hook (CWL)
Larry Sullivan of California; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

VIRUS/COH: Duke & Drake Danger (KHL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey

AI: Assassin & The Pennsylvania Vampire (UNL)
Kyle Queen of Texas & Jeremy Nace of Pennsylvania

EDGE: "Bad" Mo Faux & Mr. Obvious (NDL)
Caleb Crawdad of Florida & Jeff Annable of Canada

Top Contenders

5. SOS: Irma Gerd & Oscar (WDL)
SOS: Rusty Riggs & Jaxx Justice (BBL)

7. EDGE/ROT: Aaron Rapaport & Dave Skylark (MML)

8. EDGE/ROT: Masked Warriors 9 & 10 (STL)

9. AI: McChillin & The Ghost of Biggie Smalls (SVL)

10. LPPF: "Caged Xplosions" Jon Jones & Quinton Jackson (BKL)
LPPF: Half Man & Half Amazing (GRL)

12. AI: Satan Claus & The Psychotic Easter Bunny (TND)

13. COT: Foot Soldiers #2 & #3 (IGL)

14. "Player 1" Pascal Stallworth V & "Player 2" Xander B. Oxstein (GCL)
ranked #2 last time, #14 before that, #16 before that; last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

EDGE: Blue J. Foyt & TML Brown (NDL)
Caleb Crawdad & Jeff Annable; managers retained titles; share of $25,000

AI: "The Megalodon" Peter John & "The Kraken" Bjorn Johanson (UNL)
Jeremy Nace; 516; edged SOS: Garth String & S.A.T. Mateo Hernandez (WDL), IMT/LPPF: Sheik Achmed Abdul Juan Tiki Tiki & LPPF: "Backwood Hillbilly" Cousin Clyde (GRL), AI: Five-Finger Death Punch & Urkelbot (TND), VIRUS/Luniz: EBT & VIRUS: Ecstasy (IGL)



World Six-man Champions

VIRUS: "Mr. Infection," "The Prodigy" F.B.III, VIRUS/Luniz: The #1 Fan of ? (DXL)
VIRUS: Bio-hazard, Herpes, VIRUS/Luniz: Cherokee Elizabeth Warren Johnson (NAL)
Mitchell Johnson (Fan & Johnson) & Frank Jay Belcher III, both of Michigan; Belcher held titles 19 cycles in a row, Johnson retained titles; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

EDGE/ROT: Not an Island, Terror Squads 1, 2 (EHL)
Rich Reilly of New Jersey; manager held titles 4 cycles in a row

EDGE: Ty E. Rupp, Bruiser, Buster Heyman (AEL)
Caleb Crawdad of Florida; manager retained titles

LPPF: Damien, Lucifer, Samhain the Demonic Dwarfs (ZZL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio

Top Contenders

6. "The Glitter Prince" Dandy Kiss, FBangerz #1: Officer Franklin Douche, #2: Detective Jerry Baggs (FAL)

7. EDGE: Wiseau Sirius, Chicken Peter, EDGE/GiFt: Cool Guy Mike (WDL)

8. VIRUS: Obama's, Osama's Mamas, Oprah (MML)

9. TBABIT: King of the County, Lord of the Manor, Lenny (SVL)
last of the teams with 521

10. DOD/ORDER: Anthony, Matthew, Sebastian Zastempowski (CWL)
ranked #10 last time
DOD/ORDER: Guts, Hillbillies Red, Fred (BBL)
ranked #10 last time
SOS/ORDER: Lord Regal, Martel "The Model," Zolf Diggler (BRL)
SOS: "Gettysburg" Eddie Plank, "Smiling" Tim Keefe, "The Rajah" Rogers Hornsby (NDL)
SOS: May B. Knott, Mr. 6 Holds in a Row, Bad Bad Leigh Roy-Brown (KHL)
EDGE: "Dream Crusher" Craig Nightmare, L.J. Larson, Flying Felipe Fernandez (DZL)
EDGE: "Heavy" Tank Battle, EDGE/GiFt: E. Zack Lee, EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 15 (MEL)
EDGE/ROT: The First, The Second, The Third (OSL)

U.S. Six-man Champions

EDGE: Ing, Bradley, Benjermin Logan (AEL)
Caleb Crawdad; manager retained titles; share of $25,000

EDGE: Taji Orsho, Called your Bluff, "The Perfectionist" O.C. Dee (AOL)
Joshua Haight of Wisconsin & Brad Norman of North Carolina (Dee)

VIRUS: Norovirus, Shingles, "Drunk" Terry Flunk (COL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; 521; edged Slammy Hagar, David Lee Wrath, Eddie van Whalen (FAL), SOS: Minton DaBox, Gluttony, Envy (WDL), IMT/LPPF: Little Orphan Amphetamine, Hardcore Tommy Valentine, LPPF: Lost Misfit #7 (NAL)



1. BRL (1,550 matches) 488.856

2. NWL (1,340 matches) 467.544

3. TND (965 matches) 492.738

4. IWL (824 matches) 490.113

5. QQW (793 matches) 491.308

6. GNW (631 matches) 493.909

7. LRW (620 matches) 488.850

8. DXL (588 matches) 494.939
highest average strategy total (active wrestlers only); 10 free matches for managers next cycle

9. EPW (583 matches) 492.906

10. UNL (582 matches) 489.629


TOP 20 MANAGERS -- 2020

1. Frank Jay Belcher III 2,605

2. Caleb Crawdad 2,555

3. Brad Norman 1,615

4. Gerald Robinson 1,365

5. Rich Reilly 1,305

6. "The Game" 1,280

7. Robbie "Blood" Pawelek 1,215

8. Derek Tuttle 1,210

9. Donald Henry 1,200

10. Seth Brubaker 1,140

11. Jeff Annable 1,130

12. Mitchell Johnson 1,065

13. Kyle Devlin 1,045

14. Michael Drake 1,015

15. Michael Cook 955

16. Steven M. Shotliff 925

17. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 820

18. Timothy L. Clark 730

19. Big Marchand 700

20. Randall Angel 690


TOP 20 STABLES -- 2020

1. EDGE 4,925

2. SOS 4,140

3. VIRUS 3,840

4. IMT 3,550

5. ORDER 1,400

6. COT 1,355

7. ROT 1,315

8. TBABIT 1,280

9. GiFt 1,250

10. ARMY 1,200

11. LUNIZ 1,065

12. GOAT 1,035

13. LPPF 960

14. AI 815

15. RWS 770

16. DOD 705

17. FRM-16 700

18. VD 620

19. BNC 550

20. TAMMY 490


TOP 20 STARS -- active wrestlers only

1. IMT/LPPF: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) 186

2. IMT/LPPF: Sinister Steve Stryker (ASL) 181

3. IMT/LPPF: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) 160

4. IMT/LPPF: Nightmare Sam Hell (ASL) 135

5. LPPF: Misfit Messiah (NAL) 128

6. LPPF: Medieval Tymes (ASL) 126

7. IMT/LPPF: Lord of Illusions (ASL) 124

8. VIRUS/RWS: Mike Drake (HWL) 121

9. IMT/LPPF: Mark the Master Duchaine (GRL) 115

10. VIRUS/RWS: Mike Drake (LWL) 111

11. IMT/LPPF: Buda von Blitzen (NAL)
IMT/LPPF: Inferno (GRL) 109

13. IMT/LPPF: The Executioner (XPL) 107

14. Executioner (LBL) 105

15. IMT/LPPF: Deadly David Death (GRL) 104

16. IMT/LPPF: Diabolical Jerry Savage (NAL)
IMT/LPPF: The Mighty Deadhead (XPL) 103

18. IMT/LPPF: Arson (GRL)
VIRUS: Outlaw Tony Taylor (EHL) 101

20. Messenger of Death (LBL) 100



Iron Federation

Black Ops, Center Stage, Evil Eye, Generation Next Wrestling, Hardcore Wrestling, Heroes and Legends, Main Event, NEVER Puroresu, Quantum Pro, Unknown Wrestler, Vixens United, Xtreme Poison, Yellow Jacket Wrestling

Steel Federation

American Wrestling, Coffin Filler, Gorgeous Amazon, Hired Assassin, Intense Impact, Louisiana Purchase, Louisiana Swamp, Mobsters' Underground, New Blood, Old School, Vicious Valkyries, World Domination

Gold Federation

All Star, Battle Royal, Blood Bath, Conquest Wrestling, Danger Zone, Global Wrestling, Independent Wrestling, Knight's Honor, Masked Mayhem, Mystic Diva, New Wave, Ninja Dojo, Queen's Quest Wrestling, Snake Venom, Western Trails

Diamond Federation

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

Bronze Federation

American Extreme, American Outlaw, Brass Knuckles, Celebrities Only, Elite Prestige Wrestling, Extreme Hardcore, Federation Superstars, Grim Reaper, High Rollers, Iron Glove, Ladies Revolution Wrestling, The Nightmare Dimension, United Nations, Wicked Warz

Jade Federation

Atomic Age, Combat Zone, Deluxe Wrestling, Global Championship, Jade Dragon, Lone Wolf, Lovely Ladies, Psychotic Killer Wrestling, Super Hero, True Grit, Worldwide Elite Wrestling, Zig Zag

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