Vol. 26, No. 2 -- February 2021
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In last cycle's issue, there was a typo in the name of the manager ranked #1. His name is actually Brad Norman, not Brad Boreman. If you look at a typical computer keyboard, you will see that the B and N keys are located conveniently close to one another, providing us with a little something called "plausible deniability." The same is true for the E and R keys. In fact, try it yourself: try pressing both E and R at the same time to see just how easy it is to do when you're trying. Our apologies to manager Brad Norman of Boreth Careoliba.



Manager Dennis Mooney, among other players, noticed that in team matches, the winning hold of the first member was the only one that was printed. Our system now displays the hold of the wrestler who got the three-count. Note that the outcomes of matches were not affected by this error -- just the names of the winning holds that appeared in the bulletins.

Dennis is known for winning the World Championship (October 2012), for becoming the first manager in IWA history to have two wrestlers in the Hall of Fame (October 1998), and for his previous suggestion, which made it possible for two wrestlers to be thrown out of the battle royal at the same time (December 2018). Thanks for your latest improvement to the game, Dennis!

Here is our attempt to simulate tagging in real-life pro wrestling: a match begins with the team member who has the strongest first hold and the lowest ID number entering the ring. That wrestler stays in the ring until a teammate has a better hold. At each of the 15 locations in a strategy, our computer compares the hold of the wrestler in the ring with the hold of the team member who has the next highest ID number, and then with the hold of the remaining team member. So, if partner #2 is in the ring with a hold worth 28 points but the other two team members have 30-point holds at that spot in their strategies, member #3 will be tagged in, because he has the next highest ID number. Although member #1 also has a hold worth 30 points, tags only occur when a teammate has a better hold, and member #3's equally-strong hold was checked first, due to his ID number. For the next hold in the match, with team member #3 in the ring, the computer will loop back around to member #1 and see if he should be tagged in, and after that it will check team member #2's hold. By always comparing the in-ring hold to the move of the teammate with the next highest ID number, it gives each wrestler on the team the opportunity to contribute.

Stablecade is right around the corner, so be sure your wrestlers are wearing the correct initials in front of their names. Remember that changing stable initials is free!

Wrestlers who choose to go it alone can still participate, competing as one large group. On a related note, manager Michael Cook is now including independent wrestlers on his list of top stables! What a great way to start this year's race!



World Champion

SOS: Luchador Blood #6 (OSL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches, 10 free matches for OSL managers next cycle

U.S. Champion

VIRUS/Luniz: Chief MJ (NAL)
Mitchell Johnson of Michigan; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; edged EDGE/ROT: Masked Warrior 3 (STL), VIRUS: Wayne Shatterday (WTL)

King of the Ring

VIRUS/RWS: Mike Drake (HWL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; $50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 276 KotR total; hold positions were 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14; battle royal hold positions were 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15


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

Iron Federation Champion

TBABIT: Solomon "The Strongman" Crowley (YJW)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; 499; edged SOS: Scarlett Warrior (QPL), VIRUS/FLOCK: Deaconess Mary Lou (GNW), VIRUS/RWS: Sugrag Hcaz (NPL)

Steel Federation Champion

SOS: Luchador Blood #6 (OSL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; 501

Gold Federation Champion

COT: Electron Warrior (GWL)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania; 500

Diamond Federation Champion

EDGE: "Insane" Shane Hogg (NAL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; manager retained title; 501; edged SOS: Supremacist Fredd Fabulous (NSL), SOS: Manasa "Fists" Umbari (LBL), EDGE/ROT: Big Rye (STL), EPIC/SWARM: Winry Rockwell (SNAP!)

Bronze Federation Champion

Tony Garea (EHL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown; manager retained title; 501

Jade Federation Champion

EDGE: Mr. Orange (CZL)
Jeff Annable; 501; edged VIRUS: The Heartbreaker (GCL)


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

American Champion

SOS: Luchador Blood #6 (OSL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; 501; edged SOS: Supremacist Fredd Fabulous (NSL), EDGE/ROT: Big Rye (STL)

Asian Champion

EDGE: "Insane" Shane Hogg (NAL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; manager retained title; 501; edged Becky North (MDL), EPIC/SWARM: Winry Rockwell (SNAP!)

Elite Champion

COT: The Real Man Billy Bratwurst (LWL)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania; 500; 60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches

Hardcore Champion

EDGE: Mr. Orange (CZL)
Jeff Annable; 501; edged Tony Garea (EHL), SOS: Manasa "Fists" Umbari (LBL)

International Champion

VIRUS: The Heartbreaker (GCL)
Tim Szokan II of Ohio; 501

Metropolitan Champion

TBABIT: Patient Y (TND)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; 499; edged VIRUS/FLOCK: Deaconess Mary Lou (GNW)



National Champion

EDGE/ROT: Not an Island (EHL)
Rich Reilly of New Jersey; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; Southwest region; manager held regional title 3 cycles in a row

Central Plains Champion

Archangel Jophiel (NBL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown; 501; edged Tyler Dresden (BRL), Bulk Slogan (BBL)

East Coast Champion

IMT/ARMY: Ghostwalker (AAL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 500; edged Archangel Jeremiel (NBL), EDGE: Superstar Billy Silva (NAL), VIRUS: Waffles (SNAP!), SOS: Zack Morris (STL), EDGE: Jesse Pinkerton (IIL)

Great Lakes Champion

SOS: Bob Wehadababyitsaboy (NAL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; 501; edged SOS: Zeus (NSL)

Mid-Atlantic Champion

EDGE: Captain Metropolis (NAL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; 500; edged SOS: The Gold Standard (STL)

Northeast Champion

IMT/ARMY: Scorched Earth Messiah (XWL)
Donald Henry; 500; edged DFI: The American Protector (SHL)

Pacific Northwest Champion

EDGE: Rapid Ray Hurley (IIL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; 501

Rocky Mountains Champion

SOS: Brandon Lee (CZL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; 500

Southeast Champion

VIRUS: Duke Danger (GCL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 500; edged SOS: Velocitagtor (NAL)

West Coast Champion

SOS: Luchador Blood #9 (OSL)
Robbie Pawelek; 500; edged SOS: "Gettysburg" Eddie Plank (NDL)



Ladies' World Champion

Becky North (MDL)
Becky Lipoth of Canada; 501; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches

Ladies' U.S. Champion

COT: Skadi (MDL)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania; 501; $25,000

Queen of the Ring

Becky North
271 QotR total; edged SOS: Vi King-Voodoo (VVL; lesser overall total)

Ladies' National Champion

COT: Magnificent Missy Hahn (MDL)
Wade Reinhard; 499; edged VIRUS: Carnage Clan Cutter (VVL), COT: Lethal Lori Reinhard (VUL), COT: Lady Viper (MDL), NGAA: Mara O'Connor (MDL)

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

VIRUS/VD: Betty Johnson & Black-Eyed Susan (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 516; edged RNR: Hillbilly Holly & The American Dream

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS/VD: Arianna Piranha & Annie Fannie (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager retained titles

World Six-woman Champions

VIRUS/VD: Rosanne Bar, Latoya Jackson, Nasty Patsy (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager held titles 5 cycles in a row

VIRUS: Death Lilly, Thorny Rose, Mrs. Perfect (VUL)
Rick Angel of Kansas

RNR: Huntress, Hillbilly Holly, The American Dream (QQW)
Robert Lawson of Colorado; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

VIRUS/VD: Barbara Bush, Tammy Toe Jam, Sensational Sherry (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; 521



World Tag-team Champions

EDGE/ROT: Robb Van DeLay & EDGE: Crimson Clown (NFL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; manager retained titles; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

EDGE/ROT: John & Steve Crenshaw (JDL)
Rich Reilly of New Jersey; manager retained titles

VIRUS/Luniz: Satch-Stealer Johnson & VIRUS: Resident Evil (NAL)
VIRUS/Luniz: "The Joker" M.J. & VIRUS/VD: F.B.III from Proctology (DXL)
Mitchell Johnson & Frank Jay Belcher III, both of Michigan

IMT/AR15: Bowling for Behave & Close the Borders (NDL)
Kevin Elrod from FEMA Camp Region V

ORDER: "The Wrecking Ball" Kenneth Armstrong & "The Human Highlight Reel" RJ Reks (PKW)
Timothy L. Clark of Washington

Top Contenders

7. LPPF: Roadrunner Rick Rage & "Suicidal Crank Yanker" Special Ed (IIL)
SOS: Dominant Factors Sexy & Love (NSL)

9. SOS: Z Gangsta & Rain (STL)
EDGE/CLOWNZ: Mugzy & EDGE/ROT: Disciple of Terror 18 (ECL)

11. SOS: Rock 'n' Roll McConnel & Antibiotics (LBL)

12. SOS: Sloshed Soldier & Mr. Stroke of Death (QPL)
EDGE: Fit Fitley & EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 6 (MEL)

14. VIRUS/Luniz: Johnny Lugnutz & VIRUS: Maybe Maybe (MUL)
VIRUS/VD: Polymorphic & Zombie #6 (LPL)

16. EDGE/CHOSEN: A.C. & J.C. Steel (MML)
EDGE/CHOSEN: Luscious Larry Lawrence & Magnificent Marc Wilson (AAL)
EDGE: Lloyd Gross & CM Funk (CZL)
COT: Ole & Sven (GCL)
last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

EDGE/ROT: Jay Malcolm & Matthew McArthur (JDL)
Rich Reilly; manager retained titles; share of $25,000

ORDER: Leroy & Elroy Rottenberg (PKW)
Timothy L. Clark

SOS: Big Helen 6 & Real Stella (NFL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky; 516; edged VIRUS/Luniz: Crazy Horse Johnson & VIRUS: Bio-hazard (NAL), EDGE: Mr. Gift & Worst Canadian Mooserider Sealclubber 12 (NDL), EDGE/CLOWNZ: Explosivo & EDGE/ROT: Disciple of Terror 15 (ECL), SOS: Suji Sato & Miyamoto Matsu (CZL), VIRUS: Ghouly & Drooly Ghouly (MUL), VIRUS/VD: GVHD & MERS (LPL)



World Six-man Champions

VIRUS/Luniz: "The Franchise" Mr. Johnson, VIRUS: Yur Papa, Rooster Fish (MUL)
Mitchell Johnson (Johnson) & Frank Jay Belcher III, both of Michigan; Belcher held titles 21 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

EDGE/ROT: Terror Squads 10, 11, 12 (EHL)
Rich Reilly of New Jersey; manager held titles 6 cycles in a row

EDGE: Bill Bonecutter, Magnificent Marvin Moyer, "Pop Culture" Peter Cross (IWL)
EDGE: Sam Mon, Pat Brittle, Superb Sethly S. Stanton (DZL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; manager retained titles

TBABIT: Peter, Ray, Egon (SVL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; manager retained titles

SOS: Paul Rome, Terry Garnea, Katanka (CFL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; manager retained titles

SOS: Shan'ko Taakasaki, Screwball, Black Swallow of Death (AEL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas & "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio (Swallow); Manning retained titles

SOS/BAC: Brickhouse Blood, SOS: Dos-Puncher, President Glock Obama (EEL)
Robbie Pawelek, Michael Cook of Kentucky, Hamilton Ortiz of New York; Cook retained titles

SOS: Knos, Knot, Knox Knuckson (CZL)
Darren Soanes of Canada

SOS/MM: Lord Regal, Martel "The Model," Zolf Diggler (BRL)
Randall Angel from the Republic of Texas

ORDER: Sundogs Spike, Patch, Spot (PKW)
Timothy L. Clark of Washington

DOD/ORDER: Dr. BB, Stoner Crushwall, "Scandinavian Nightmare" Glen Vanderson (GRL)
Robert J. Ratliff of Virginia (BB) & Timothy L. Clark

PPA/ORDER: Pork Rind, Cpl. Punishment, Mr. Smith (BBL)
Robert Lawson of Colorado

BNC: Slaughterdogs Rex, Cujo, Kreo (EPW)
Joseph Glen Clark of Washington

IMT/AR15: Second Amendment, Due Process, Inalienable Rights (NDL)
IMT: Comedy and Podcast Hero, Mister Fight from America, Play-By-Mail Besties (ASL)
Kevin Elrod from FEMA Camp Region V

COT: Minneapolis Bad Boy, Pit Boss, Hooded Soldier I (KHL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota

LPPF/FRM-16: Golden Banini, Charming Chico, Ancient Mystery Fox (DXL)
Big Marchand from the Diamond District

Top Contenders

19. SOS: Unoriginal Seals #1, #2, #3 (YJW)

20. SOS: Steeler Pulaski, Machine Gun Blood, Meticulous Matt Birch (LBL)
ranked #13 last time

21. IMT/ARMY: "Ultra-Violent" Chico Salazar, "Fist of the Voiceless" Daryl Coleman, "Bloodletter" Xeno X-Rod Rodriguez (ECL)
last of the teams with 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

EDGE: Spotless C. Crew, Chef Braiser Ramon, Bumpin' Bubba Ugly (AOL)
Brad Norman; manager held titles 3 cycles in a row; share of $25,000

EDGE/ROT: Terror Squads 18, 19, 20 (EHL)
Rich Reilly; manager retained titles

VIRUS/Luniz: "The King of Swing" M.J., VIRUS: Trump's Corona, Jack "The Cutthroat" Ripper (MUL)
Mitchell Johnson (M.J.) & Frank Jay Belcher III; Belcher held titles 3 cycles in a row, Johnson retained titles

SOS: Kaiser Klamonsh, Tobey Thoroughbred, "The Dream" Joey Lance (WEW)
~TZ~; manager retained titles

SOS/BAC: Blood Red, SOS: Prairie Champ Mike Cook, All-American Ron Ocean (EEL)
Robbie Pawelek, Michael Cook, Hamilton Ortiz

TBABIT: Digger of Graves, Spiller of Tea, Whiplash (AAL)
Seth Brubaker

ORDER: "The Complete Package" Ralph Harper, Big Bad Sebastian Jones, The Rumbler Timbo Rumba (PKW)
Timothy L. Clark; 521; edged SOS: Superstar Benny Graham, The Enforcer, The Mastermind (CFL)



1. BRL (1,355 matches) 490.948

2. NWL (1,108 matches) 473.561

3. IWL (1,059 matches) 492.178

4. TND (866 matches) 490.700

5. QQW (679 matches) 492.452

6. GNW (652 matches) 493.000
highest average strategy total (active wrestlers only); 10 free matches for managers next cycle

7. DXL (608 matches) 489.780

8. DZL (592 matches) 490.333

9. LRW (576 matches) 492.133

10. CWL (572 matches) 481.750


TOP 20 MONEY HOLDERS -- active wrestlers only

1. Kaptain Kryptonite (NBL) $48,057,400

2. VIRUS/RWS: Mike Drake (HWL) $36,051,300

3. LPPF: Medieval Tymes (ASL) $26,717,600

4. JL6: The Hooded Inmate (HLL) $21,434,400

5. LPPF: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) $19,198,500

6. LPPF: Misfit Messiah (NAL) $18,880,200

7. DFI: American Freedom Fighter E.J. (SHL) $18,653,138

8. VIRUS: Cpl. Punishment (LBL) $16,704,900

9. NGAA: Hawkeye Science (HLL) $15,610,300

10. The Survivor (WARZ) $14,579,800

11. SHS: "Money-Driven" Mike Sebastian (BRL) $14,510,700

12. COT: Pete the Geek (IGL) $13,811,300

13. NGAA: Rydia Stormer (MDL) $13,163,700

14. Death Warrant (LBL) $12,951,000

15. LPPF: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) $11,917,800

16. "Mr. Everything" Kirk Lockran (AWL) $11,795,500

17. VIRUS/RWS: Mike Drake (LWL) $11,398,000

18. SHS: Punk Rock Mike (BRL) $10,529,600

19. COT: "Mr. Minnesota" Olaf Gustavson (QPL) $10,424,500

20. RIZE: Vitamin Z (AAL) $10,086,400



2021 Managers (MC)

1. Rich Reilly 490

2. Brad Norman 385

3. Jeff Annable 285

4. Robbie "Blood" Pawelek 275

5. Seth Brubaker 265

6. "The Game" 250

7. Mitchell Johnson 235

8. Frank Jay Belcher III 215

9. ~TZ~ 180

10. Michael Cook 170

11. Timothy L. Clark 150

12. Wade Reinhard 115

13. Caleb Crawdad 110

14. Rick Angel 105

15. Kevin Elrod, Randall Angel 100

17. Donald Henry, "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 90

19. Michael Drake 75

20. Hamilton Ortiz, Michael Eaves 70

2021 Managers (TDS)

1. Rich Reilly 425

2. Brad Norman 345

3. Jeff Annable 285

4. Seth Brubaker 265

5. Robbie "Blood" Pawelek 252

6. "The Game" 250

7. Frank Jay Belcher III 175

8. Mitchell Johnson 168

9. ~TZ~ 155

10. Timothy L. Clark 150

11. Michael Cook, Wade Reinhard 115

13. Rick Angel 105

14. Kevin Elrod, Randall Angel 100

16. Donald Henry 90

17. Michael Eaves 70

18. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 63

19. Caleb Crawdad, Kyle Queen, Michael Drake 45

2021 Stables

1. EDGE 1,000

2. SOS 515

3. VIRUS 405

4. Free agents 270

5. TBABIT 265

6. IMT 190

7. COT 155

8. ORDER 140

9. LPPF 110

10. DOD 50

11. AI 45

12. BNC, PPA 40

14. JNR 10

15. RNR 5


Both models use the same scoring system, but when managers team up to win tag or six-man titles, TDS splits the points among them rather than award each player the full amount. The title values are: World, 70; U.S., 90; KOTR, 20; federations, 70; Specialty, 15; National, 90; regionals, 10; Ladies' World, 15; Ladies' U.S., 10; QOTR, 5; Ladies' National, 10; ladies' multis, 5; World Tag, 50; U.S. Tag, 30; World Six-man, 40; and U.S. Six-man, 20. These rankings are not officially recognized or endorsed by the IWA.



Iron Federation

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

Steel Federation

American Wrestling, Coffin Filler, Gorgeous Amazon, Hired Assassin, Intense Impact, Louisiana Swamp, Mobsters' Underground, MvG Sports Louisiana Purchase Ligue, 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, Stolen Turnbuckle, Sugoi Nippon Akushon Puroresu!, 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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