Vol. 27, No. 4 -- Spring 2022
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As promised, Stablecade is back to crown a (possibly) new winning faction! Look inside your envelope for an entry form, or go to PlayIWA.com and download the PDF on the Results page. Remember that groups must enter five or more wrestlers to qualify, and those without stable initials will compete collectively as "Free agents."

This year, the full results -- including all entrants -- will be available on our website, while the list of wrestlers from the winning stable will appear in a future issue of this document, as usual.

Is anyone up to the task of preventing a three-peat from VIRUS? ... Anyone?!


HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

Richard King of Pennsylvania

RJ Berserker (DZL) 1,018-555-69, *4, $1,617,300

John Lala of California

JL6: The Hooded Inmate (HLL) 10,438-1,732-338, *95, $22,910,500
This cycle marks the end of an IWA era. JL6: The Hooded Inmate has announced his retirement after a 25-year career. Following a brief three-year semi-retirement, Inmate came back to wrestle the last two years in the HLL. Sitting at the #4 spot in the whole IWA with over 10,400 victories, $22,900,000 in earnings, 95 stars, close to 400 different titles, 25 League Championships, nearly 50 battle royal wins, and also Federation titles, there isn't much he hasn't done. He wants to thank a lot of wrestlers and managers throughout his travels in the IWA, including The Illustrious Ishtar, the Whiskeys with Michael Eaves, his last two years in the HLL against one of the best in Mike Drake and his manager, and a legendary rival who began his career alongside Inmate in 1997 in the HML, The Survivor with manager Michael Giuliano. "It's been a great run, and I will miss all the fun of the IWA."



World Champion

VIRUS: Death Dealer Duke (AEL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; manager retained title; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches, 10 free matches for AEL managers next cycle

U.S. Champion

VIRUS: XL Herpes (NAL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; edged SOS/CHAMP: US Champ Mike Cook (IIL), VIRUS: CM Punk (HLL)

King of the Ring

ORDER/CR: Crimson Rose (BHL)
Joseph Cockrell of Michigan; 500; $50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 275 KotR total; hold positions were 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14; battle royal hold positions were 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 15


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

Iron Federation Champion

VIRUS: Dynamite Kid (MEL)
Jason Battaglia of Florida; 501

Steel Federation Champion

ORDER/MMM: "Mesmerizing" Miss Piggy (AWL)
Joseph Cockrell of Michigan; 501

Gold Federation Champion

SOS: "Iron" George Davis (NDL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; 501

Diamond Federation Champion

FRM-16: Marchand le Hitman de Boston (STL)
Let's Go Marchand from the Right Side of the Tracks; 501; edged SOS: The Seal of Approval (XWL)

Bronze Federation Champion

VIRUS: Death Dealer Duke (AEL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501; edged VIRUS: The Golden Warrior (HRL), GUN: "The Golden God" Brady Buckshot (EPW)

Jade Federation Champion

BURN: Pavel the Giant (UCW)
John Davis of Tennessee; 499; edged SOS/|: Gage Gacy (PKW), VIRUS: Brad "The Executioner" Heart (FSL)


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

American Champion

VIRUS: Death Dealer Duke (AEL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; manager retained title; 501; edged ORDER/MMM: "Mesmerizing" Miss Piggy (AWL), FRM-16: Marchand le Hitman de Boston (STL), VIRUS: Dynamite Kid (MEL)

Asian Champion

SOS: "Iron" George Davis (NDL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; 501; edged VIRUS: The Golden Warrior (HRL)

Elite Champion

GUN: "The Golden God" Brady Buckshot (EPW)
Patrick Wallace of Texas; 501; 60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches

Hardcore Champion

SOS: The Seal of Approval (XWL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida; 501

International Champion

ORDER/DR: Tabitha Pecadora (GAL)
Joseph Cockrell of Michigan; 501; edged Brady Buckshot

Metropolitan Champion

Brady Buckshot

Rookie Brawl Winner

SOS/IND: Rod Camino (NWL)
Jon Wasilewski of Virginia; retained title; manager held title 3 cycles in a row; 500



National Champion

EDGE: Albert Pine (AEL)
Andrew Konik of Michigan; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; Great Lakes region; edged TBABIT: "Lethal" Derrick James (XWL), EDGE: Mister Lisp (NFL)

Central Plains Champion

"The Game" from Parts Unknown; 501; edged TBABIT/PUPTARTS: Spike Mutt (ASL), TBABIT: Drew Estate (LBL)

East Coast Champion

GUN: Brody Buckshot (EPW)
Patrick Wallace of Texas; 500; edged SOS/ARMY: "Dive Bar Brawler" Clevon Isaacs (HRL), VIRUS: Stan Storm (BOL), HOP: BA Fox (BBL)

Mid-Atlantic Champion

EDGE: Robert Blais (AEL)
Andrew Konik; 500; edged EDGE: Dangerous Jim Hicks (NFL), FRM-16: Bully Blanchard (NSL)

Northeast Champion

SOS/IND: Riley Reynolds (IWL)
Jon Wasilewski of Virginia; 501; edged VIRUS: Money Mike Malone (XPL), VIRUS: Deacon Deathlock (NFL)

Pacific Northwest Champion

EDGE: Odin (AAL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; 500; edged EDGE: Drake Known (SVL), VIRUS: Semmi (HRL), DOD/ORDER: Catfish Chucky (BRL)

Rocky Mountains Champion

SOS: Librarian Willy Shutup (LBL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; 501

Southeast Champion

SOS: Dr. Xiz Dux (LBL)
Jeff Manning; 500; edged EDGE: Earl "Warfare" Elliot (WEW)

Southwest Champion

VIRUS: "The Count" Chauncy Reynolds (UNL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; 500; edged VIRUS: "Bayou" Cody Beau (UCW), SOS: Ricky Rosemary (LPL)

West Coast Champion

VIRUS: Ayatollah M (UNL)
Sly Smith; 501



Ladies' World Champion

ORDER/DR: Tabitha Pecadora (GAL)
Joseph Cockrell of Michigan; 501; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches

Ladies' U.S. Champion

ORDER/DR: Sofia Pecadora (GAL)
Joseph Cockrell; 501; $25,000

Queen of the Ring

VIRUS: Penny Punk (VUL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 271 QotR total

Ladies' National Champion

COT: Lady Liberty (MDL)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania; 501

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Dark Angel & Sierra Tango (MDL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio & ~TZ~ of Virginia; retained titles, missed U.S. titles by point flow before that

VIRUS: Brain Busters Babe & Beauty (VUL)
Michael Drake; 516; edged VIRUS: Pretty Paris Hilton & Nasty Nicole Richie (VVL)

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Mystique & Foxtrot Tango (MDL)
Keith A. Maple & ~TZ~

World Six-woman Champions

SOS: Cover Girl Krieger, Animal Girl, Lil Ladybug (VVL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

SOS: Jinx Arashikage, Lady Jaye Burnett, Scarlett O'Hara (VVL)
Jeff Manning; manager retained titles; 521



World Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Doc Gallows & Machine Gun Karl Anderson (BOL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

VIRUS: Anthrax & Chris Hero (HLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan & Michael Drake

VIRUS: Wario & Waluigi (MEL)
~TZ~ of Virginia

VIRUS: Archangel Haniel & Mademan Sonny Fingers (CSL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown & Sly Smith

SOS: Platinum Punch & Bob Wehadababyitsaboy (QPL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio

Top Contenders

6. EDGE: Scattergories & Yurmahm Ghostacallej (WDL)
EDGE/ROT: Tough Guy & AK-47 (WEW)
VIRUS: "Under Contract" Conor McGregor & Anderson Silva (HAL)

9. FRM-16: Steinbuster & Machtiger (LPL)

10. VIRUS: Arnold Swarzamijigger & The Big Nasty (HWL)

11. VIRUS: Eli & Eric (IGL)
VIRUS: Lester & VIRUS/CHAMP: Inferno (GRL)

13. DOD/ORDER: Big MAMA & Papa Red (LSL)
BNC: Boom Boom Bugelow & The Panda Warrior (AWL)

15. VIRUS: Hollywood Armstrong & Awesome Sean MCA (XPL)

16. SOS/|: Bolverkr Przbyszewski & Rafig Khan (PKW)
EDGE: Chilly McFreeze & SOS: Mountain Champ Mike Cook (IIL)

18. TBABIT: "Clean Boys" Brian Latch & Jerry Tauts (SVL)
ranked #13 last time

19. COT: Best of the Best VI & VII (MUL)

20. ORDER/PPA: El Luchador & El Destructor (CAW)

21. TBABIT: August & Hunter Powers (CZL)
last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

OE: Buddy Basic & VIRUS: Sweet Eddie Gold (QPL)
Gerry Zags & Sly Smith; Smith held titles 4 cycles in a row, Zags retained titles; share of $25,000

VIRUS: "Beautiful" Becky Hall & "Mad Love" Melissa Warner (MML)

EDGE: E. Zack Lee & EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 16 (MEL)
Caleb Crawdad of Florida & Rich Reilly of New Jersey; managers retained titles; 516; edged VIRUS: Polio & Redd Donny Black (AAL), VIRUS: Archangel Azrael & Spoiler from the Past (CSL), SOS: Saul Sage & Peter Paprika (LPL), DOD/ORDER: Elizabeth White Owl & SB Vixen Red (AWL), EDGE: Balderdash & Best Friend Greg (WDL), VIRUS: "The American Dream" Dirty Toad & Yur Papa (MUL), VIRUS: Headhunter A & OE: Headcrusher G (GCL), EDGE: Stunning John Zig & Fabulous Ric Zag (WEW), VIRUS: "Mean" Mike Zenith & Shayne "The Train" Gloom (IWL)



World Six-man Champions

EDGE/ROT: Masked Invaders I, 2, 3 (MML)
Rich Reilly of New Jersey; held titles 3 cycles in a row; manager held titles 26 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

EDGE: Running Scared, Buss Tubbs, EDGE/GiFt: Wrath (MEL)
Jeff Annable of Canada, Caleb Crawdad of Florida, Kyle Devlin of Pennsylvania; Annable & Crawdad retained titles

VIRUS: Time-Traveling Spoiler, Legend, New Breed Legend #4 (CFL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; retained titles; manager held titles 22 cycles in a row

VIRUS: Tony the Boss Black, Jimmy Harlem Butcher Hart, National #2 (KHL)
Sly Smith; manager held titles 4 cycles in a row

OE: Duke Diesel, VIRUS: Brutal Bison Breaker, Masked Doughboy (DZL)
Gerry Zags, Michael Drake of New Jersey, Sly Smith

VIRUS: General Whoshenburger, Scrambled Egger, Second City Saint (HWL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan & Michael Drake (Saint); Belcher held titles 3 cycles in a row

VIRUS: Old Droopy, Old Dirty One-Eye, Filthy Itch (HLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III

VIRUS: Bruiser Brett Brown, Aggressive Denial, David von Adkisson (ASL)
"Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont, Michael Eaves of Mississippi, Keith A. Maple of Ohio

SOS: Raymond Wilson, William Francis, Chino Chilli (LPL)
Jon Wasilewski of Virginia; manager retained titles

SOS: Flash Gambello, Clutch Steinberg, Count Onlosing (WDL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio

SOS/|: George Duke, Larry Bret, Nelson Hull (BRL)
Darren Soanes of Canada

IMT/AR15: Icon, Fourth Amendment, Libertarian (NDL)
Kevin Elrod from FEMA Camp Region V; manager retained titles

TBABIT: Chuckles, Manslaughter, TBABIT/RF: Tom Henry (SVL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; manager retained titles

Top Contenders

14. TBABIT: Bill Bonham, Jr., Rock "Paper" Scissors, Manute "The Chucker" Bol (UNL)
TBABIT: "Young" Whipper Snapper, EDGE: Pete Za, "Maniac" Matt Marauder (CSL)

16. VIRUS: Captain Keith, Super Tim, Iron Mike (IIL)

17. IRS/SaV: Winry Rockwell, Luci Belle, Izzy Rhodes (BBL)
last of the teams with 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

VIRUS: Archangel Raziel, Sweet Eddie Gold, Unoriginal Seal #5 (CSL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown, Sly Smith, ~TZ~; ~TZ~ held titles 5 cycles in a row, Smith 4 in a row, "The Game" retained titles; share of $25,000

VIRUS: Deuce McGooch, Zombie #69, WHAM! (LPL)
Michael Drake (McGooch) & Frank Jay Belcher III; Belcher retained titles

COT: "The Stunning One" Steven M. Shotliff, "Sultan of Ice" Herb Brooks, Buffwell (KHL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; manager held titles 3 cycles in a row

EDGE/GiFt: Lacrimas Profundere, Jahya, Inure (DZL)
Kyle Devlin; manager retained titles

EDGE/ROT: Disciples of Terror 4, 5, 6 (JDL)
Rich Reilly

SOS: Second Sierra, Cochise Smith, Lozen Brown (WDL)
Jeff Manning; manager retained titles

ORDER/FAM: Leroy, Elroy, The Menacing Minister (ASL)
Robert Lawson of Colorado; 521; edged SOS: Jorious Cross, Stalker Wilkinson, Hawk Abernathy (QPL), VIRUS: Bio-Hazard, Botulism, Plague (HLL)



1. NWL (1,445 matches) 480.356

2. BRL (1,197 matches) 494.037
highest average strategy total (active wrestlers only); 10 free matches for managers next cycle

3. IWL (1,185 matches) 493.106

4. SHL (990 matches) 490.214

5. EPW (855 matches) 493.254

6. BBL (776 matches) 493.333

7. ASL (716 matches) 486.532

8. DXL (664 matches) 493.630

9. DZL (651 matches) 492.409

10. NAL (619 matches) 493.072


TOP 20 VICTORIES -- active wrestlers only

1. Kaptain Kryptonite (NBL) 15,549-2,519-702

2. VIRUS: Mike Drake (HWL) 14,799-1,546-367

3. VIRUS: Cpl. Punishment (LBL) 11,822-754-178

4. VIRUS/CHAMP: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) 10,745-828-256

5. SHS: "Money-Driven" Mike Sebastian (BRL) 10,564-2,323-477

6. Dan the Man (AOL) 9,097-1,468-282

7. Death Warrant (LBL) 9,043-849-158

8. VIRUS: Mike Drake (ASL) 8,440-1,122-171

9. VIRUS: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) 8,214-651-232

10. "Mr. Everything" Kirk Lockran (AWL) 8,129-2,020-441

11. DFI: American Freedom Fighter E.J. (SHL) 7,745-1,210-304

12. VIRUS: Medieval Tymes (ASL) 6,820-1,041-191

13. NGAA: Rydia Stormer (MDL) 6,427-1,933-361

14. VIRUS: Sinister Steve Stryker (ASL) 6,384-632-222

15. MC: White Tiger Mask (STL) 6,119-2,729-79

16. Arsenal (LWL) 6,104-510-91

17. DOD: Ghost Lee Shadows (BRL) 5,846-546-162

18. NGAA: Hawkeye Science (HLL) 5,729-1,459-248

19. SHS: Punk Rock Mike (BRL) 5,713-1,029-247

20. Connecticut Yankee (AWL) 5,621-1,337-319



2022 Managers: Overall

1. Michael Drake 765

2. Frank Jay Belcher III 635

3. Rich Reilly, Sly Smith 570

5. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning, ~TZ~ 540

7. Brad Norman 425

8. Jeff Annable, Keith A. Maple 335

10. "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine 320

11. "The Game" 300

12. Seth Brubaker 280

13. Steven M. Shotliff 265

14. Darren Soanes 235

15. Michael Eaves 230

16. Caleb Crawdad 210

17. Derek Tuttle 195

18. Robert J. Ratliff 165

19. Michael Cook, Timothy L. Clark 160

2022 Managers: TDS

1. Michael Drake 680

2. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 523

3. Rich Reilly 515

4. Frank Jay Belcher III 510

5. Sly Smith 475

6. ~TZ~ 449

7. Brad Norman 367

8. Seth Brubaker 280

9. Steven M. Shotliff 265

10. Darren Soanes 233

11. "The Game," Jeff Annable 195

13. "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine 192

14. Keith A. Maple 191

15. Michael Eaves 177

16. Robert J. Ratliff 165

17. Timothy L. Clark 160

18. Derek Tuttle 142

19. Jon Wasilewski 135

20. IWA Legend Terrence Boyd, Joseph Cockrell 130

2022 Stables

1. VIRUS 2,120

2. EDGE 1,230

3. SOS 960

4. ROT 570

5. ORDER 525

6. TBABIT 380

7. COT 305

8. | 235

9. DOD 165

10. Free agents 125

11. MM, OE 100

13. IND 95

14. ARMY, BEER 90

16. AR15, FRM-16, GiFt, IMT, PPA 80


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, 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, Elite Prestige Wrestling, Extreme Hardcore, Grim Reaper, High Rollers, Iron Glove, Nippon Retsuden, 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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