Vol. 26, No. 15 -- Fall 2021
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Imagimania is back! Although we can't afford a trip as extravagant as last year's Hawaiian vacation, another destination is available which is also prized for its natural beauty and friendly people, and this one won't require expensive airfare: Canada!

Each of the 13 champions in this event was supposed to receive $250,000 in imaginary Canadian dollars, but since our accountant doesn't understand exchange rates, the first-place prize amount will instead be $309,700 ($250K USD) plus 10 free matches. The winner with the best strategy out of all 10 provinces will face the top performer from the three territories to become the IWA Maple Leaf Champion. The runner-up will be awarded the choice of a large, engraved plaque or 25 free matches, and the winner will take home a real-life belt or 50 free matches! Since Canada is known for providing the world with far more than its fair share of entertainers, the prizes will be presented by the highest-profile Canadian celebrity our limited budget will allow.

An entry form should have accompanied your league bulletin, so look inside your envelope for it, or visit the Results page at PlayIWA.com to get the PDF version. Be sure to send it in with your matches for the upcoming November cycle. We hope you can make the trip!

Finally, congratulations are in order for manager Justin Vickers, who owns the contract of the last wrestler in the ring at our first Rookie Brawl in over 20 years! The win brings newcomer Veruca's earnings up to an even $300,000, which is the same amount the World Champion receives when including the federation prize. Could that be a sign of things to come?


HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

John Lala of California

JL6: Halawa Neanderthal (HLL) 1,083-351-64, *35, $2,785,300



World Champion

SOS: Gill T (COL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches, 10 free matches for COL managers next cycle

"The first time I won a World title was over two years ago and, of course, I forgot to send in a write-up. So, there are a ton of people I'd like to thank along the way that I didn't get to mention the first time.

"First of all, thanks to everyone in VIRUS, especially Frank, Mike Drake, Unc Mitch, and everyone else -- if I am forgetting someone, I apologize! Mitch actually recruited me on the old Dungeon, and my response was, 'Are you sure?' Randy Angel was also a huge part of asking me into the group. I've said it repeatedly, but being in a stable teaches you SO much about the game.

"Secondly, I'd like to thank everyone in SOS: Mike Cook, Randy Angel, Robbie Blood, Jeff Manning, Darren Soanes, Hamilton Ortiz, and Michael Durham -- Mike, Randy, and Robbie for thinking of me and bringing me aboard to start; Jeff for helping me sharpen my skills even more this year; Darren, a person I really wanted to get into the group and am happy to have; Hammy for being Tha 6 God and for our runs in VIRUS and SOS; and Michael Durham, our newest member, who is awesome and already popping off 501's.

"I have to especially thank them for dealing with me at the beginning of the year. A combination of bad beats and bad luck had me incredibly frustrated, and I thought I was done for good. They welcomed me back with open arms, and I am truly grateful for that.

"Thanks to all for the well-wishes and especially for the competition -- I started playing this game again when my dad passed away in 2016, and it's been a fun escape from 'real life.' Good luck to all for the rest of the year and into 2022!"

U.S. Champion

SOS/MM: Candie Costello (EEL)
Randall Angel from the Republic of Texas; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; edged LPPF/VIRUS: The Mighty Deadhead (XPL)

King of the Ring

ACE: Wisp (BRL)
Benjamin Kellogg of New York; 501; $50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 274 KotR total; hold positions were 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13; battle royal hold positions were 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 14, 15


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

Iron Federation Champion

LPPF/VIRUS: Twisted Sanity (XPL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio; manager retained title; 501; edged SOS/CHAMP: Librarian Willie B. Quiet (QPL)

Steel Federation Champion

COT/PP: The Scorpion (CFL)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania; 500; edged EDGE/ROT: Skillz (OSL)

Gold Federation Champion

EDGE/ROT: Prodigal Son (KHL)
Rich Reilly of New Jersey; 501; edged TBABIT/RF: Tom Mustafa (SVL)

Diamond Federation Champion

SOS/MM: Caesar (NSL)
Randall Angel from the Republic of Texas; 500; edged MC/SOS: Math Jackson (NFL)

Bronze Federation Champion

SOS: Gill T (COL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida; 501

Jade Federation Champion

IMT: The Masked Pervert (GCL)
IWA Legend Terrence Boyd of Georgia; 501


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

American Champion

LPPF/VIRUS: Twisted Sanity (XPL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio; 501

Asian Champion

SOS: Gill T (COL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida; 501; edged TBABIT/RF: Tom Mustafa (SVL)

Elite Champion

EPIC/QR: "Dark Heart" Miki Ishikawa (QQW)
Tommy Christopher of North Carolina; 500; 60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches; edged Stacy Mohr, EDGE: Joe Boring (IWL), EPIC/3HDR: "Suicidal Nightmare" Darby Christopher (EPW)

Hardcore Champion

SOS/MM: IWA Savior #10 (FFL)
Randall Angel from the Republic of Texas; 500; edged COT/PP: The Scorpion (CFL), Stacy Mohr

International Champion

EDGE/ROT: Prodigal Son (KHL)
Rich Reilly of New Jersey; manager held title 3 cycles in a row; 501; edged IMT: The Masked Pervert (GCL), SOS/CHAMP: Librarian Willie B. Quiet (QPL)

Metropolitan Champion

EPIC/AoS: Stacy Mohr (GPLL)
Joseph Cockrell of Michigan; 500; edged Joe Boring

Rookie Brawl Winner

WAI: Veruca Sault (NWL)
Justin Vickers of Kansas



National Champion

TBABIT/RABBIT: Jambalaya Jake (DXL)
Jake Joyce of Illinois; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; Central Plains region; edged ACE: Wisp (BRL), EDGE: Joel Benson (JDL)

East Coast Champion

FRM-16: Golden Banini (DXL)
Big Marchand from the Diamond District; 500; edged COT: "Magnificent" Matt Ryan (MML)

Great Lakes Champion

LPPF/VIRUS: Mega Dazzle (EPW)
~TZ~ of Virginia; 501

Mid-Atlantic Champion

IMT/ARMY: Craile (ECL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 500; edged FRM-16: Soldat Mangouste (LPL), TBABIT: Hostile Takeover (TGL)

Northeast Champion

EDGE: "Friend-Zoned" Frederick Goodfellow (IWL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; 501

Pacific Northwest Champion

COT/PP: Prof. I.B. Pigskin (CFL)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania; 500; edged SOS: Iron Fist (JDL)

Rocky Mountains Champion

IMT/ARMY: "Jailbird" Marlon Porter (XWL)
Donald Henry; 501; edged SOS: J Jones (JDL)

Southeast Champion

SOS: Casualty (NAL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; 500; edged COT: The Suicidal Scientist (STL)

Southwest Champion

EDGE: Tommy Maddox (TGL)
Andrew Konik of Michigan; edged COT: The Ferocious Fireman (STL), EDGE: Hooligan C. Bass (IIL), SOS: Platinum Punch (QPL)

West Coast Champion

SOS: Hulk Brogan (MML)
Robbie Pawelek; 501



Ladies' World Champion

EPIC/QR: "Dark Heart" Miki Ishikawa (QQW)
Tommy Christopher of North Carolina; 500; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches; edged previous National Champion SOS/MM: IWA Savior #10 (FFL)

Ladies' U.S. Champion

SOS/MM: IWA Savior #6 (FFL)
Randall Angel from the Republic of Texas; manager retained title; $25,000

Queen of the Ring

EPIC/GRSF: "Voyage Princess" Historia Tomori (QQW)
Tommy Christopher; 268 QotR total; edged COT: B'layze (LLL)

Ladies' National Champion

UKA: "Bad Girl" Suzie Southern (MDL)
The Hooded Knight from the Dark Forest; 501

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

SOS/MM: Baddest American Biker Chicks #7 & #8 (FFL)
Randall Angel; held titles 3 cycles in a row

VIRUS/LPPF/CTI: Sweatin' & Valley B. (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; 516; edged ORDER: Ice Cold Samantha Matthews & VIRUS/Luniz: Judy Sessions (QQW; missed titles by point flow last time), VIRUS/LPPF/CTI: Snake Charmer & VIRUS/Luniz/CTI: Flower "Pot" Child (VUL)

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

COT: Women of the Knight #1 & #2 (FFL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; retained titles; 516; edged ORDER: Amazing Amy & Deadly Darlene Blitz (QQW)

World Six-woman Champions

SOS: Scarlett O'Hara, Stiletto Kwaigno, G.I. Jane Martelle (VVL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio

VIRUS/LPPF/CTI: Arianna's Piranha, VIRUS/Luniz/CTI: Bearded Cam, Cuter (VUL)
Frank Jay Belcher III (Piranha) & Mitchell Johnson, both of Michigan; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

SOS: Princess Kyra, Jinx Arashikage, Lady Jaye Burnett (VVL)
Jeff Manning; 521



World Tag-team Champions

COT: "Ravishing" Larry Nightmare & Foot Soldier #2 (IGL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; manager retained titles; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

SOS: Mike Slawsome & Rain (LBL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida

SOS/BAC: KOTR & Southern Champs Mike Cook (NFL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky

VIRUS/LPPF/CTI: Ghouly & Drooly Ghouly (MUL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan

TBABIT: "Clean Boys" Brian Latch & Jerry Tauts (XWL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio

Top Contenders

6. TBABIT: "Reticent" Frank Du Pont & "Old School" Ollie Fontaine (NSL)
ranked #11 last time

7. Prince Ton & Shocker Jimmy Electric (IWL)

8. COT: Indian Assassins Bhauls & K'nie Diep (FAL)
EDGE/ROT: Kevin Mash & Seven 11 (ECL)

10. EDGE/ROT: Manimal & Disciple of Terror 1 (JDL)
EDGE/ROT: Terror Squads 1 & 3 (EHL)
COT: Nikolai Koloff & Nikita Volkoff (FSL)
VIRUS/LPPF/CTI: Rabies & Scabies (NAL)

14. LPPF/VIRUS: Habit of Creature & Creature of Habit (XPL)

15. VIRUS: Axeman & Tombstone Thomas Steel (CAW)
ranked #25 last time
VIRUS: "King of Monsters" Wesley & "Spotlight" Carlos Spickelmier (EPW)
ranked #25 last time

17. EDGE: Herculean Effort & Stefan U. Winslow (AOL)
previous champions
SOS: Cyr & Bear Hackenschmidt (AEL)

DOD/ORDER/LPPF: Elizabeth White Owl & DOD/ORDER: SB Vixen Red (AWL)

21. TBABIT: "Big" Bobby & "Bigger" Boris Boo (MML)
TBABIT: Jake Henry & Jake Mustafa (SVL)

23. VIRUS/LPPF/CTI: General Whoshenburger & The Big Nasty (HWL)

24. "One" & Enigma (LWL)

25. VIRUS/CTI: Matt & Nick Jackson (NDL)
last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS/Luniz/CTI: Mr. S. Knuttz & VIRUS/LPPF/CTI: F.B.III from Proctology (DXL)
Mitchell Johnson & Frank Jay Belcher III, both of Michigan; 516; $25,000; edged COT: Minnesota Wrecking Crews VII & VIII (NFL), SOS: Yankee Black Mamba & SOS/CHAMP: Masked Inmate V.E.B. (LBL; missed titles by point flow last time), EDGE/ROT: Shogun Assassin & Disciple of Terror 11 (JDL), EDGE/ROT: Terror Squads 4 & 5 (EHL), TBABIT: "Disbarred" Mister Pepper & "Underdone" B. Wellington (UNL), ORDER/LPPF: "The Heartbreaker" Kip Michaels & Marty Fannetty (FSL), ORDER: Big D. Ref & "Bloodthirsty" Bradley von Freeman (EPW), ORDER/LPPF: The Gamehead Kenneth & The Mega Punk Christopher Jerkowski (CAW), EDGE: "Always Accurate" August Weatherman & "The Perfectionist" O.C. Dee (AOL), EDGE: Scotland Yard & The Game of Life (WDL), EDGE: Magnificent JD & Magnum JA (NAL), EDGE/ROT: The Blue Chipper & The Prodigy (ECL)



World Six-man Champions

EDGE: "Mysterious" Aleb Caffenbarg, Uncle Ulysses Domingo, TBABIT: Jordan "Don't Meme Me" Michaels (CSL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina & Seth Brubaker of Ohio (Michaels); retained titles; Brubaker held titles 9 cycles in a row, Norman 4 in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

TBABIT: "Fresh" Francis, Brock Lee, "Rising" Pete ZaGood (MUL)
Seth Brubaker

EDGE/GiFt: Paradise, EDGE: TML Nylander, EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 14 (MEL)
Kyle Devlin of Pennsylvania, Jeff Annable of Canada, Rich Reilly of New Jersey; Reilly held titles 19 cycles in a row, Annable & Devlin 4 in a row

IMT/ARMY: "Big Bad" Angel Bestia, "The Mauler" Perro DeGuerra, Birdman Rojas (HRL)
retained titles
IMT/ARMY: "Irish Hand Grenade" Rob Sands, "Extreme One" Vic Carver, "Patriarch of Violence" Kelvin Black (XWL)
Donald Henry of Illinois

Performance Center Trainer 11, AI: Lucky Leo, VIRUS/LPPF: Willow (NDL)
Steven J. Deane of Nebraska, Kyle Queen of Texas, ~TZ~ of Virginia; ~TZ~ held titles 15 cycles in a row, Deane & Queen 3 in a row

VIRUS/LPPF/CTI: Grim Peaper, Reafer, VIRUS/CTI: Bloodshed Brawler MD (HWL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan & Michael Drake of New Jersey (MD); Belcher held titles 6 cycles in a row

LPPF/VIRUS: Half Man, Half Amazing, LPPF/TM: The Don, Frank-O Valentine (GRL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio & Cevon Whitehead of North Carolina (Valentine)

SOS: Rainbow, The Minister of Lightness, Joyous Joey Harrington (AOL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida; manager held titles 4 cycles in a row

SOS: S.A.T. Mateo Hernandez, Minton DaBox, Ultimate Ninja II (WDL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio

SOS: Champ Goodwrestler, Bulldog Duvall, Pacific Champ Mike Cook (NAL) (IIL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky

SOS/BAC: Brickwall Blood, SOS/MM: Miss Thing, Raven (EEL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek (Blood) & Randall Angel, both of Texas

DOD/ORDER: Catfish Giant, Bucky, Monster (GPLL)
Robert J. Ratliff of Virginia; manager retained titles

EPIC/BNC: Tidal Wave, Headbreakers Famu, Satu (FSL)
EPIC/BNC: Slaughterdogs Rex, Cujo, Kreo (EPW)
Joseph Glen Clark of Washington

COT: Minnesota Wrecking Crews I, II, III (IGL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota

COT: Otis F. Spunkmeyer, Boscoe T. Nabisco, Figmund R. Newton III (FAL)
Peter Houston of Canada; 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

EDGE/ROT: Disciples of Terror 19, 20, 21 (ECL)
Rich Reilly; manager held titles 10 cycles in a row; share of $25,000

TBABIT: "Warm Body" Jack Jacksinn, "No Creativity" Will Williams, "All Outta Names" John Johnson (MUL)
Seth Brubaker; manager held titles 9 cycles in a row

LPPF: Amanda Fortune, Dirty David Trotter, Christopher Anarchy (GPLL)
Joseph Glen Clark; manager retained titles

VIRUS/CTI: "The Brute" Brock Rampage, VIRUS/LPPF/CTI: Arnold Swarzamijigger, Pee "The Wannabee" Wee (HWL)
Michael Drake (Rampage) & Frank Jay Belcher III

SOS: Lil Italy, Lion Ted Cruz, Professor URN Payne (XWL)
Derek Tuttle

SOS: Rock 'n' Roll McConnel, Steeler Pulaski, Brad "Rhythm Section" Hargreaves (LBL)
Jeff Manning

SOS/MM: Ares Royal, Mr. Doom, SOS/BAC: Los Blood (EEL)
Randall Angel & Robbie Pawelek (Blood)

IMT/ARMY: Sugar Skull Delta, "Heat Magnet" Roscoe Rodman, "Troublemaker" Yolanda Tate (HRL)
Donald Henry; 521; edged Performance Center Trainer 10, VIRUS/LPPF: Dominant Factor Affection, AI: The Natural (NDL), TBABIT: "Super Woke" Dan Smith, Angry MJ Rep, EDGE/RF: "Rollicking" River Thomas (CSL)



1. NWL (1,676 matches) 471.326

2. BRL (1,295 matches) 490.557

3. IWL (995 matches) 491.290

4. SHL (910 matches) 490.395

5. DKW (818 matches) 490.583

6. GPLL (715 matches) 492.140

7. QQW (708 matches) 493.795
highest average strategy total (active wrestlers only); 10 free matches for managers next cycle

8. BBL (707 matches) 491.593

9. EPW (682 matches) 491.898

10. ASL (644 matches) 472.632


TOP 20 STARS -- active wrestlers only

1. LPPF/VIRUS: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) 192

2. LPPF/VIRUS: Sinister Steve Stryker (ASL) 188

3. LPPF/VIRUS/CHAMP: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) 167

4. LPPF/VIRUS/CHAMP: Nightmare Sam Hell (ASL) 139

5. LPPF/VIRUS: Misfit Messiah (NAL) 134

6. LPPF/VIRUS: Medieval Tymes (ASL) 131

7. LPPF/VIRUS: Lord of Illusions (ASL) 129

8. VIRUS/CTI: Mike Drake (HWL) 127

9. LPPF/VIRUS: Mark the Master Duchaine (GRL) 120

10. VIRUS/CTI: Mike Drake (ASL) 117

11. LPPF/VIRUS: Buda von Blitzen (NAL)

13. LPPF/VIRUS: The Executioner (XPL) 111

14. LPPF/VIRUS: The Mighty Deadhead (XPL) 110

15. LPPF/VIRUS: Deadly David Death (GRL) 107

Executioner (LBL) 106

18. LPPF/VIRUS: Diabolical Jerry Savage (NAL) 105

19. VIRUS: Outlaw Tony Taylor (EHL) 104

20. VIRUS: Loverboy Louie Lopez (EHL)
LPPF/VIRUS: Killer Kenny Stryker (PKW)
EDGE: The Terminator (CZL) 103



2021 Managers: Overall

1. Rich Reilly 2,780

2. Brad Norman 2,155

3. Frank Jay Belcher III 1,845

4. ~TZ~ 1,560

5. Seth Brubaker 1,440

6. Jeff Annable 1,330

7. Caleb Crawdad 1,135

8. Michael Drake 1,085

9. Donald Henry, "The Game" 1,075

11. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 1,060

12. Robbie "Blood" Pawelek 1,055

13. Michael Cook 1,000

14. Kyle Devlin 975

15. Steven M. Shotliff 905

16. Timothy L. Clark 785

17. IWA Legend Terrence Boyd 770

18. Derek Tuttle 735

19. Keith A. Maple 705

20. Kyle Queen 700

2021 Managers: TDS

1. Rich Reilly 2,265

2. Brad Norman 1,675

3. Frank Jay Belcher III 1,461

4. Seth Brubaker 1,307

5. ~TZ~ 1,222

6. Donald Henry 1,075

7. Jeff Annable 1,040

8. "The Game" 982

9. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 959

10. Robbie "Blood" Pawelek 832

11. Michael Drake 828

12. Steven M. Shotliff 812

13. Derek Tuttle 735

14. Michael Cook 733

15. Timothy L. Clark 728

16. Caleb Crawdad 670

17. IWA Legend Terrence Boyd 632

18. Darren Soanes 631

19. Kyle Devlin 612

20. Big Marchand 595

2021 Stables

1. EDGE 5,290

2. VIRUS 4,430

3. SOS 3,550

4. LPPF 3,460

5. IMT 2,845

6. ROT 2,825

7. COT 2,025

8. TBABIT 1,550

9. GiFt 1,095

10. ARMY 1,075

11. CTI 1,060

12. ORDER 1,025

13. Free agents 815

14. AI 700

15. Luniz 685

16. VD 630

17. FRM-16 595

18. DOD 530

19. MM 505

20. BAC 490


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, Generacion Proximo Lucha Libre, Hardcore Wrestling, Heroes and Legends, Main Event, National Patriots, Quick Pin, Vixens United, Xtreme Poison

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, Centennial Wrestling, Danger Zone, Dragon's Kingdom Wrestling, Global Wrestling, Independent Wrestling, Knight's Honor, Masked Mayhem, Mystic Diva, New Wave, Ninja Dojo, Snake Venom, Western Trails

Diamond Federation

Action Packed, Evil Clown, Femme Fatale, Flying Aces, Lethal Brawling, Native Sensation, Night Falcon, Non-stop Action, Saber Tooth, Unknown Wrestler, Xtreme Wrestling

Bronze Federation

American Extreme, American Outlaw, Brass Knuckles, Caged Animal Wrestling, Celebrities Only, Elite Prestige Wrestling, Extreme Hardcore, Federation Superstars, Grim Reaper, High Rollers, Iron Glove, Queen's Quest Wrestling, 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, United Championship Wrestling, Worldwide Elite Wrestling, Zig Zag

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