Vol. 27, No. 3 -- March 2022
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Wrestlers must initiate one-on-one matches to be considered active. Entering the battle royal and competing in team matches does not count as being active. Inactive wrestlers cannot win major championships, and they are not entitled to have their strategies updated.

We've been manually tracking which wrestlers were to receive strategy changes, but that task has been automated. Since we can't accidentally enter strategies for inactive wrestlers anymore, the new system should make it more obvious when we fail to process wrestlers' matches: not only will they be listed in the inactive section of the rankings, but they may also perform worse than expected, due to reusing their previous strategy.

If you ever notice that you didn't receive all the matches and battle royal entries you submitted, or if your strategy seems to have been mistyped, based on the outcomes of your wrestler's matches, please let us know quickly so we can correct it. We want the league results to be as accurate as possible.

Our Spring cycle is right around the corner, and what better time to sweep some of those pesky losses off your wrestlers' records? Just be prepared to pay some industrial-strength fees for the industrial-strength cleaning products needed for the job...

Next cycle only, include a note with your matches and strategy changes that reads, "Drop 20 losses from my wrestler, ID #123" (choose from 1 to 20 losses, and use your wrestler's ID number instead of 123). Separate the request from your trash talk by skipping some space. The removal of each loss will cost that particular wrestler $25,000. You may deduct losses from as many of your wrestlers as you wish, but each must have the necessary funds, so if you want to remove the maximum of 20 losses, your wrestler must have at least half a million imaginary dollars.

Also next cycle, the sign-up forms for this year's Stablecade contest will be available. Watch for them!


HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

Tommy Christopher of North Carolina

"The One, The Only" Noah Phoenix (EPW) 1,212-272-41, *19, $1,884,800

Jason Clark of Minnesota

Collin Jacks (GWL) 1,186-231-39, *4, $2,209,400

Timothy L. Clark of Washington

DOD/ORDER: Catfish Tim (DKL) 1,256-242-42, *22, $3,061,900

Robert J. Ratliff of Virginia

DOD/PPA: Black Fox (BBL) 1,234-462-71, *32, $2,697,300
DOD/ORDER: Foxwoman Santana (DKL) 1,070-237-44, *33, $2,373,600



World Champion

VIRUS: Fella (STL)
VIRUS: Zach Sabre, Jr. (NAL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches, 10 free matches for NAL & STL managers next cycle; manager's 12th career World title

U.S. Champion

VIRUS: Bart Whiskey (BOL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches

King of the Ring

EDGE: Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh (WTL)
IWA Legend Terrence Boyd of Georgia; 500; $50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 272 KotR total; hold positions were 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15; battle royal hold positions were 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14


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

Iron Federation Champion

TBABIT: "Bruiser" Quinton Hall (CSL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; 501

Steel Federation Champion

SOS: "Wrestling Demon" Sex (IIL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky; 500

Gold Federation Champion

EDGE: Herbert the Re-Animator West (ASL)
IWA Legend Terrence Boyd of Georgia; 500; edged EDGE: "Friend-Zoned" Frederick Goodfellow (IWL), QKI: Assassin Beast Devasto (BRL)

Diamond Federation Champion

VIRUS: Fella (STL)
VIRUS: Zach Sabre, Jr. (NAL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501

Bronze Federation Champion

EDGE: The Lunatic (AOL)
Joshua Haight of Wisconsin; 501

Jade Federation Champion

Tom Cottrill of Ohio; 500; edged BURN: Kaos Knight (UCW), VIRUS: Masked Rookie #1 (TGL), VIRUS: Headhunter B (GCL), VIRUS: Machine Gun Karl Anderson (DXL)


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

American Champion

VIRUS: Fella (STL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501; edged EDGE: The Lunatic (AOL)

Asian Champion

VIRUS: Zach Sabre, Jr. (NAL)
Michael Drake; 501; edged TBABIT: "Bruiser" Quinton Hall (CSL)

Elite Champion

EDGE: Herbert the Re-Animator West (ASL)
IWA Legend Terrence Boyd of Georgia; 500; 60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches; edged Frederick Goodfellow, QKI: Assassin Beast Devasto (BRL), VIRUS: Machine Gun Karl Anderson (DXL)

Hardcore Champion

VIRUS: Kesha Ohno (FFL)
Michael Drake; 501

International Champion

EDGE: "Friend-Zoned" Frederick Goodfellow (IWL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; 500; edged TBABIT: XX (ZZL), BURN: Kaos Knight (UCW), VIRUS: Headhunter B (GCL)

Metropolitan Champion

Frederick Goodfellow
15 free matches; edged Devasto

Rookie Brawl Winner

SOS/IND: Rod Camino (NWL)
Jon Wasilewski of Virginia; manager retained title; 499



National Champion

VIRUS: "The Reaper" Ray Savage (NFL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; West Coast region

Central Plains Champion

VIRUS: Blue Ninja (JDL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 501

East Coast Champion

EDGE: "Pop Culture" Peter Cross (IWL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; 501; edged EDGE: Poseidon (HRL), TBABIT/RABBIT: Pat Divebar (DXL)

Great Lakes Champion

EDGE: In-Betweener (AAL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; 501

Mid-Atlantic Champion

FRM-16: Crimstone (CFL)
Let's Go Marchand from the Right Side of the Tracks; 501

Northeast Champion

EDGE: Hard to Kill Mason Storm (ASL)
IWA Legend Terrence Boyd of Georgia; 500; edged VIRUS: Misfit Messiah (NAL)

Pacific Northwest Champion

EDGE/ROT/BEER: Heady Topper (HRL)
Rich Reilly of New Jersey; 501

Rocky Mountains Champion

VIRUS: Charlie Brown (PKW)
"The Game"; 500; edged SOS/ARMY: "Worst of the Worst" Simon Dresnok (BRL), SOS/ARMY: Stitches O'Malley (JDL)

Southeast Champion

SOS: Geriatric Gerry (LPL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; 500; edged EDGE: Gold Master #6 (NDL), EDGE: Tartarus (HRL), FRM-16: IMDKV Grappler #2 (CFL), VIRUS: "Vicious" Rob Spickelmier (UCW)

Southwest Champion

SOS/ARMY: "Dime Piece" Midori Porter (ECL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 500



Ladies' World Champion

VIRUS: Kesha Ohno (FFL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches

Ladies' U.S. Champion

VIRUS: Brain Buster MD (FFL)
Michael Drake; 499; $25,000; edged VIRUS: Dewitt in a Mask (LLL)

Queen of the Ring

Pickles the Rodeo Clown (VUL)
Colin Morton of New York; 271 QotR total

Ladies' National Champion

VIRUS: Kutter Carver (FFL)
Michael Drake; 500

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Dark Angel & Sierra Tango (MDL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio & ~TZ~ of Virginia; missed U.S. titles by point flow last time; 516

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Headhunters A & B (FFL)
Michael Drake

World Six-woman Champions

VIRUS: Equality, India, Echo Zulu (MDL)
Keith A. Maple (Equality) & ~TZ~; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

SOS: Bombshell Stall, SOS/|: 00, The Dirtiest Diva in the Game (VVL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio (Stall) & Darren Soanes of Canada



World Tag-team Champions

EDGE/ROT: Aaron Rapaport & Dave Skylark (MML)
Rich Reilly of New Jersey; manager held titles 6 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

EDGE: Colonel Flustered & Hungry Hungry Hippos (WDL)
Caleb Crawdad of Florida & Jeff Annable of Canada

VIRUS: Khan & Killer Karl Kowalski (LSL)
Chris Schmitt of Kansas & "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont; Duchaine held titles 3 cycles in a row

Top Contenders

4. VIRUS: Someone Special & Desperate Measures (FSL)
SOS/|: Bixby Bludworth & SOS: The Beach Bum (QPL)

6. TBABIT/RABBIT: "The Camper" Lewis N. Clark & "The Fisherman" Ernest Ahab (DXL)

7. ORDER: Kenneth Oblivion & Christopher Destruction (IWL)
ranked #20 last time
ORDER: Oink & Yolo the Clowns (GWL)
ranked #20 last time
ranked #20 last time
DOD/ORDER/WBC: Matthew van Slaughter & Jane "The Vixen" Red (BRL)
ranked #20 last time
EDGE/GiFt: Sybreed & Prophecy (DZL)

12. EDGE: Murder Chef Bobby Slay & EDGE/GiFt: Terror (MEL)

13. COT: Dudley Smiley & Tig O'Bitty (KHL)
previous champions
TBABIT: "Clean Boys" Brian Latch & Jerry Tauts (SVL)
ranked #17 last time
SOS: Adrian "Cap" Anson & SOS/AI: Ribmaster (NDL)
ranked #26 last time; last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

OE: General Gerry & VIRUS: Smack Talker (DZL)
Gerry Zags & Sly Smith; Smith held titles 3 cycles in a row; share of $25,000

EDGE/ROT: Black Belt & Thief (MML)
Rich Reilly

EDGE: Candy Land & Best Friend Johnny (WDL)
Jeff Annable & Caleb Crawdad; 516; edged EDGE: Stan Gold & EDGE/ROT: Disciple of Rye 6 (KHL), HOP/ORDER: Winnipeg Wookiee & DOD/ORDER: "Dead Meat" Leroy Buttersworth (BRL), EPIC/BNC: The Nasty Critters Barry Sags & Ryan Knobbs (BBL; missed titles by point flow last time), EDGE/GiFt: Power & EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 14 (MEL), Shotgun James Carnage & Texas Jesse Tombstone (IWL)



World Six-man Champions

EDGE/ROT: Masked Invaders I, 2, 3 (MML)
Rich Reilly of New Jersey; retained titles; manager held titles 25 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

EDGE: The Game of Life, Anu Start, "Man of 1,000 Pants" Nash Britches (WDL)
Jeff Annable of Canada (Life) & Caleb Crawdad of Florida

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

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

SOS: Tom Bones Malone, Blood Threats 1, 2 (KHL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas

SOS/IND: Doug "Double Bass" Brocky, Gene "The Machine" Conrad, Thad Clayman (IWL)
Jon Wasilewski of Virginia

VIRUS: Time-Traveling Spoiler, Legend, New Breed Legend #4 (CFL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; manager held titles 21 cycles in a row

VIRUS: Bootylicious, Swine, Spanish Flu (COL)
Mitchell Johnson (Bootylicious) & Frank Jay Belcher III, both of Michigan; Johnson held titles 4 cycles in a row, Belcher retained titles

VIRUS: Big Chic, "The Scholar" Lenny Savage, The Belching Saginaw Sasquatch (WWL)
Frank Jay Belcher III, ~TZ~, David Silliman of New York

VIRUS: Highway Patrols #1, #2, #3 (AOL)
VIRUS: Sly Smith, Giant Chong, Awesome Sean MCA (HRL)
Sly Smith; manager held titles 3 cycles in a row

COT: "Ravishing" Larry Nightmare, Minnesota Wrecking Crews I, II (IGL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; manager held titles 4 cycles in a row

TBABIT/PUPTARTS: Ol' Bud, Michael "Salty," Billy "Bull" Dog (ASL)
Jake Joyce of Illinois

TBABIT: "Philly's Favorite Son" T.J., "Dollar Amount" Turkey Hill, "Hot Tag" Jerry Zag (UNL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio

IMT/AR15: They Them Climate Change Elrod 13th, Articles of Confederation, Due Process (NDL)
Kevin Elrod from FEMA Camp Region V

Top Contenders

16. VIRUS: Archangel Gabriel, Bloody Bob Boyd, New Breed Legend #2 (CSL)

17. SOS/|: Gunter von Muller, SOS: King Kong Grundy, Jorious Cross (QPL)
ranked #18 last time; last of the teams with 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

COT: Hooded Soldiers I, II, III (KHL)
Steven M. Shotliff; retained titles; share of $25,000 + 10 free matches

VIRUS: Archangel Ariel, Bruiser Buck Dewitt, New Breed Legend #3 (CSL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown, Sly Smith, ~TZ~; ~TZ~ held titles 4 cycles in a row, Smith 3 in a row

VIRUS: Influenza, Yellow Fever, "Drunk" Terry Flunk (COL)
Frank Jay Belcher III

EDGE/GiFt: Incredibad, EDGE: L.J. Larson, "One-Eyed" Felix Lucha (DZL)
Kyle Devlin of Pennsylvania (Incredibad) & Brad Norman of North Carolina; Norman held titles 4 cycles in a row

EDGE: Lon Dreesoph, Scotland Yard, Scrabble (WDL)
Caleb Crawdad (Dreesoph) & Jeff Annable; Annable retained titles

SOS/|: Ray Runnels, Remy Hoyt, Roy Rotundo (MML)
Darren Soanes of Canada

SOS: "Sultan of Swat" Babe Ruth, SOS/AI: Oak Creek Outlaw, Cosmic Cowboy (NDL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio (Ruth) & Kyle Queen of Texas; 521



1. NWL (1,360 matches) 483.409

2. BRL (1,149 matches) 490.912

3. EPW (872 matches) 493.396

4. IWL (758 matches) 486.181

5. SHL (741 matches) 492.711

6. BBL (717 matches) 492.226

7. DXL (704 matches) 493.638
highest average strategy total (active wrestlers only); 10 free matches for managers next cycle

8. ASL (691 matches) 489.560

9. QQW (622 matches) 493.595

10. DZL (614 matches) 479.369


TOP 20 STARS -- active wrestlers only

1. VIRUS: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) 195

2. VIRUS: Sinister Steve Stryker (ASL) 194

3. VIRUS/CHAMP: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) 173

4. VIRUS/CHAMP: Nightmare Sam Hell (ASL) 141

5. VIRUS: Misfit Messiah (NAL) 136

6. VIRUS: Medieval Tymes (ASL) 132

7. VIRUS: Lord of Illusions (ASL) 130

8. VIRUS: Mike Drake (HWL) 129

9. VIRUS: Mark the Master Duchaine (GRL) 123

10. VIRUS: Mike Drake (ASL) 117

11. VIRUS/CHAMP: Inferno (GRL) 116

12. VIRUS: Buda von Blitzen (NAL) 115

13. VIRUS: The Mighty Deadhead (XPL) 113

14. VIRUS: Deadly David Death (GRL)
VIRUS: The Executioner (XPL) 111

16. VIRUS/CHAMP: Arson (GRL) 109

17. Executioner (LBL) 108

18. VIRUS: Diabolical Jerry Savage (NAL) 107

19. VIRUS: Outlaw Tony Taylor (EHL)
EDGE: The Terminator (CZL) 106



2022 Managers: Overall

1. Rich Reilly 480

2. Michael Drake 470

3. Brad Norman 425

4. Frank Jay Belcher III 415

5. Sly Smith 410

6. ~TZ~ 380

7. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 315

8. Jeff Annable, Keith A. Maple 285

10. "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine 280

11. Steven M. Shotliff 245

12. Seth Brubaker 240

13. "The Game" 220

14. Darren Soanes 195

15. Michael Eaves 190

16. Derek Tuttle 180

17. Robert J. Ratliff 165

18. Michael Cook, Timothy L. Clark 160

20. Caleb Crawdad 140

2022 Managers: Singles Titles

1. Michael Drake 320

2. Brad Norman 205

3. Frank Jay Belcher III 170

4. Robert J. Ratliff 165

5. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 160

6. ~TZ~ 145

7. Seth Brubaker 140

8. IWA Legend Terrence Boyd, Michael Eaves 130

10. "The Game," Timothy L. Clark 120

2022 Managers: Team Titles

1. Sly Smith 400

2. Rich Reilly 370

3. Frank Jay Belcher III 255

4. Jeff Annable 240

5. ~TZ~ 235

6. Steven M. Shotliff 225

7. Brad Norman 220

8. Keith A. Maple 215

9. "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine 210

10. Darren Soanes 165

2022 Stables

1. VIRUS 1,600

2. EDGE 1,010

3. SOS 685

4. ROT 480

5. ORDER 375

6. TBABIT 340

7. COT 275

8. | 195

9. DOD 165

10. Free agents 125

11. MM 100

12. ARMY, BEER 90

14. PPA 80

15. IND 70

16. AI 60

17. MC 50



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, Bounty Hunter, Center Stage, Evil Eye, 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, 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, Yellow Jacket

Bronze Federation

American Extreme, American Outlaw, Brass Knuckles, Caged Animal Wrestling, Celebrities Only, Death Knight, Elite Prestige Wrestling, Extreme Hardcore, Grim Reaper, High Rollers, Iron Glove, Queen's Quest Wrestling, United Nations, Wicked Warz

Jade Federation

Atomic Age, Combat Zone, Deluxe Wrestling, Federation Superstars, 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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