IWA REPORT
Vol. 27, No. 8 -- Summer 2022
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JOHNNY B SAYS

You should have received a State Wrestling entry form with your league bulletin this cycle. Fill it out, place the form and the contest fees in an envelope, and mail everything to us with your matches and strategies for the upcoming July cycle. The people in your home state are counting on you... Don't let them down!

Manager Tommy Christopher made the excellent suggestion of having the Ladies' World Champion earn 10 free matches for all the managers in her league whenever she hails from the same league as the previous winner. Since the champion of the Lovely Ladies League won the World honors this cycle, if an LLL wrestler goes home with the gold next time, all the managers in her league will have cause to celebrate! The note underneath the champion's name will mention this special prize every time it occurs, so be sure to watch for it.

Tommy was voted the 2021 Commissioner of the Year by his online peers, but he isn't the sort of person to hog all the glory for himself. He wants to help others propel their leagues to new heights, so he submitted another request that we approved: commissioners have been able to award $50,000 in imaginary money and 5 free matches to wrestlers in their leagues during each cycle in which they submit a report, but now, any time a league features 50 or more cards of matches, those prizes double! (It seems "Mr. Christopher" is hoping for even more competition for his online accolade this year. Will you be the one to provide it?)

IWA Legend Terrence Boyd picked up a third World title this tour -- and by that I mean he also won the belt on two previous occasions. Manager Jon Wasilewski was hot, as well, taking home four Specialty titles in a single round of play! It's even more impressive when you consider that he hasn't been competing in the IWA very long.

That isn't the case for retiring legend Cujo, who signed his contract with manager Curtis Roberts nearly 16 years ago. The Battle Royal League must also bid a fond farewell to Maurice Plante's legendary grappler Assassin Beast Devasto this cycle. His career began almost exactly one year before Cujo's! It's amazing that there are wrestlers in this game who have been entertaining fans longer than many of their real-life counterparts. Old schoolers, give yourselves a well-deserved pat on the back!

 

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

Joseph Cockrell of Michigan

AoS/ORDER: Jerrad Syn (BBL) 1,029-216-52, *13, $1,635,000

Robert Lawson of Colorado

EPIC: Joe Exotic "King of the Tigers" (BBL) 1,017-205-39, *12, $1,676,900
Joe was last seen being taken away by Oklahoma state troopers, as his parole had been revoked. It was said that the Honorable Gil T. Azelle was seen snickering.

Joe's retirement papers were submitted by the administrator of the Oklahoma Department of Prisons.

Maurice Plante of Canada

QKI: Assassin Beast Devasto (BRL) 1,019-261-72, *39, $1,916,100

Curtis Roberts of Colorado

SHS: Cujo (BRL) 5,095-1,430-316, *62, $8,865,700
Cujo has been injured. He had suffered a previous injury during his time in the independent scene. He tried to return to activity, but the injury came back to haunt him.

 

WORLD, U.S., KING OF THE RING

World Champion

EDGE: Bad News Boyd (XWL)
IWA Legend Terrence Boyd of Georgia; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches, 10 free matches for XWL managers next cycle

U.S. Champion

VIRUS: CW Drake (HLL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; edged SOS/ARMY: "Bloodletter" Xeno X-Rod Rodriguez (ECL), VIRUS: Awesome Sean MCA (XPL), DFI: American Freedom Fighter E.J. (SHL), Preston Factor (APL), SOS: "All Business" Aaron Hole (WEW), ORDER: Izzo the Terrible (EPW), ORDER: Z (CAW)

King of the Ring

"The Cobra" Riley Orton (UCW)
~TZ~ of Virginia; 500; $50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 274 KotR total; hold positions were 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15; battle royal hold positions were 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12

 

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

Iron Federation Champion

VIRUS: Yoshi (MEL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; 501; edged VIRUS: Bad News Blake (XPL)

Steel Federation Champion

VIRUS: Bruiser Buck Dewitt (WDL)
Sly Smith; manager retained title; 501

Gold Federation Champion

BOWL: Mr. "Too Sexy" John van Love (CWL)
BOWL: Vicious Vic van Love (DZL)
John Woodford of Iowa; 500

Diamond Federation Champion

EDGE: Bad News Boyd (XWL)
IWA Legend Terrence Boyd of Georgia; 501; edged SOS: Uncle Carl (YJL), AGF: Hardcore Tyrone (NSL), X-RAIDED: Mystic Knight (APL)

Bronze Federation Champion

DOD/ORDER: "The Pain Master" Ike Payne (CAW)
Robert J. Ratliff of Virginia; 501

Jade Federation Champion

SOS: Hot Carl (SHL)
Jon Wasilewski of Virginia; 501; edged FRM-16: Soldat Pablo (PKW), TBABIT/RABBIT: "Monster" Marcus Monroe (DXL), VIRUS: Tyrant Bingo King (ZZL), SOS/ARMY: Tragedy (CZL), DOD/ORDER: Muskrat Joe (LWL), SOS: The Gold Standard JD (TGL), EPIC/BNC: "Rugged" Johnny Garvin (FSL)

 

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

American Champion

SOS: Hot Carl (SHL)
Jon Wasilewski of Virginia; 501; edged AGF: Hardcore Tyrone (NSL), VIRUS: Yoshi (MEL), VIRUS: Bad News Blake (XPL), SOS: The Gold Standard JD (TGL), EPIC/BNC: "Rugged" Johnny Garvin (FSL)

Asian Champion

X-RAIDED: Mystic Knight (APL)
Eric Jones of Maryland; 501; edged TBABIT/RABBIT: "Monster" Marcus Monroe (DXL), AA: Tatiana-Leyte (LLL)

Elite Champion

Hot Carl
60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches; edged Marcus Monroe

Hardcore Champion

EDGE: Bad News Boyd (XWL)
IWA Legend Terrence Boyd of Georgia; 501; edged FRM-16: Soldat Pablo (PKW), SOS/ARMY: Tragedy (CZL), DOD/ORDER: Muskrat Joe (LWL), DOD/ORDER: "The Pain Master" Ike Payne (CAW)

International Champion

SOS: Uncle Carl (YJL)
Jon Wasilewski; 501; edged VIRUS: Bruiser Buck Dewitt (WDL), VIRUS: Tyrant Bingo King (ZZL)

Metropolitan Champion

Hot Carl
15 free matches; edged Marcus Monroe

Rookie Brawl Winner

Father Conrad (NWL)
Adam Kleinow of Maryland; edged Father Arturo Bartolo (NWL)

 

NATIONAL, IWA-WIDE REGIONALS -- $25,000

National Champion

TBABIT/SIT: Mike "Check" Belcher (UNL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; Central Plains region; edged Shaq "The Cyborg" Atlas (ZZL), AGF: Kyle Rayner (NSL), ORDER: TC Rip (NRL)

East Coast Champion

TBABIT: "Stargazer" Orion Pierce (NAL)
Seth Brubaker; 501; edged DOD/ORDER: Queen Vixen Red (EPW)

Great Lakes Champion

SOS/ARMY: "Pitbull" Kordell Sparks (DXL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 501; edged FRM-16: Almighty Gaylord (LPL), VIRUS: Established Jabroni (AAL), VIRUS: Paul Rome (KHL), BNC: "The Extreme Grandma" Kathleen Sparks (EPW), ORDER: Flyin' Ryan Pullman (FSL)

Mid-Atlantic Champion

Eric Vision (JDL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; 501

Northeast Champion

SOS: Bro Gnarly (AAL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; 501; edged EDGE: "Apollo" Creed Bratton (NFL), James Ellsworth (WEW), FRM-16: Stone Capone (STL), VIRUS: H. Armstrong in a Mask (UCW)

Pacific Northwest Champion

FRM-16: Marchand American Muta (MEL)
Let's Go Marchand from the Right Side of the Tracks; 501; edged VIRUS: King Club (KHL), DOD/ORDER: Motormouth Brodie Piper (FSL)

Rocky Mountains Champion

VIRUS: Mr. Krabs (AAL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 501; edged ORDER: Sir Gets Beatalot (BKL)

Southeast Champion

SOS/ARMY: "La Guera Loca" Eva Santhiago (JDL)
Donald Henry; 500; edged VIRUS: Yeast Cooker (AAL), BNC: Kendall Shortstacks (EPW), DOD/ORDER: Cowboy Rob Orton (FSL), DOD/ORDER: Blackjack Ratliff (CAW), VIRUS: Onita (DZL)

Southwest Champion

VIRUS: Racy Donny Sos (AAL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501; edged The Evil Easter Bunny (EHL), VIRUS: Sweet Eddie Gold (UNL)

West Coast Champion

VIRUS: Cherokee Elizabeth Warren Johnson (NAL)
Mitchell Johnson of Michigan; 501

 

LADIES' TITLES

Ladies' World Champion

AA: Tatiana-Leyte (LLL)
Eric Jones of Maryland; 501; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches

Ladies' U.S. Champion

COT: Scarlet Witch (MDL)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania; manager retained title; 501; $25,000

Queen of the Ring

SOS: Cover Girl Krieger (VVL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; 273 QotR total

Ladies' National Champion

VIRUS: H. Armstrong in a Mask (VUL)
Sly Smith; 501; edged VIRUS: H. Armstrong in a Mask (GAL), COT: Hardcore Wendy Reinhard (VUL)

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Prosti & Tute (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; 516; edged COT: Cayonne & Sensational Sydney Reinhard (GAL)

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Annie Fannie & P*mp of the Nation (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; 516

World Six-woman Champions

VIRUS: Hot Pocket, Snake Charmer, Furry Furnace of Fury (VUL)
Mitchell Johnson (Pocket) & Frank Jay Belcher III, both of Michigan; Belcher held titles 4 cycles in a row

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

U.S. Six-woman Champions

Revelation, Revolution, Epiphany (LLL)
~TZ~; manager retained titles; 521

 

TAG-TEAM TITLES

World Tag-team Champions

COT: Dudley Smiley & Tig O'Bitty (KHL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; moved up from U.S. titles; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

SOS: "Gettysburg" Eddie Plank & SOS/AI: Ice (NDL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio & Kyle Queen of Texas; missed U.S. titles by point flow last time

VIRUS: The King of Schwing M.J. & The Ruiner of Leagues (ASL)
Mitchell Johnson & Frank Jay Belcher III, both of Michigan; Belcher held titles 3 cycles in a row

VIRUS: Archangel Sandalphon & Sheik Yerbutti (CSL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown & Sly Smith; Smith retained titles

Top Contenders

5. COT: Best of the Best VII & VIII (MUL)
EDGE: Perfection & "One-Eyed" Felix Lucha (DZL)
VIRUS: Crow & Someone Special (FSL)

8. VIRUS: Thanatos & Hades (ECL)

9. FRM-16: Smashwagandha & Mengseng (STL)

10. TBABIT: "Clean Boys" Brian Latch & Jerry Tauts (SVL)
EDGE: Scattergories & Risk (WDL)

12. SOS: Champ Goodwrestler & The Duke of Hurl Mike Cook (NBL)
VIRUS: Hercules & Zeus (BRL)

14. VIRUS: Kris Kandid & Katanka (CFL)
last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Anakin Endgame & Belvedere the Butcher Savage (OSL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey & Sly Smith; Drake held titles 3 cycles in a row, Smith retained titles; share of $25,000

VIRUS: Dominant Factors Greed & Wrath (IIL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; 516; edged EDGE: Bandana & Cleaner of Messes (DZL), VIRUS: M.J. "The Fabulous One" & F.B.III from Proctology (DXL), EDGE: Mouse Trap & Hungry Hungry Hippos (WDL), VIRUS: Badd Co. Rock Warner & Marshall von Adkisson (ASL), COT: The Russian Bear Rodya Stanislav & The Spider Lian Fen (CFL)

 

SIX-MAN TITLES

World Six-man Champions

VIRUS: Legend from the Past, Archangel Metatron, Masked President Bush (CSL)
~TZ~ of Virginia, "The Game" from Parts Unknown, Sly Smith; retained titles; ~TZ~ held titles 26 cycles in a row, Smith 8 in a row, "The Game" 3 in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

OE: Buster Gerry Zags, VIRUS: Duke Blade, King of Hearts (DZL)
Gerry Zags, Michael Drake of New Jersey, Sly Smith

VIRUS/CTI: Duke Iron, VIRUS: Smallpox, IMT Slayer (HWL)
Michael Drake (Iron) & Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; Belcher held titles 7 cycles in a row

VIRUS: Buda von Blitzen, Fireball, The Megabrain Mark Duchaine (NAL)
VIRUS: Tickle Me Pitbull, The Mighty Mockingbird, The Executioner (XPL)
"Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont

SOS/IND: Doug "Double Bass" Brocky, Gene "The Machine" Conrad, Thad Clayman (IWL)
Jon Wasilewski of Virginia; manager held titles 6 cycles in a row

SOS/ARMY: "Guard Dawg" Marty Ritner, SOS: Math Jackson, Big Helen 6 (NBL)
Donald Henry of Illinois (Ritner) & Michael Cook of Kentucky; Henry held titles 3 cycles in a row, Cook retained titles

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

SOS: "Gray Eagle" Tris Speaker, SOS/AI: Cosmic Cowboy, The Closer (NDL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio (Speaker) & Kyle Queen of Texas

EDGE: All-Out Oliver John, EDGE/CHOSEN: Keith Scott, EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 12 (MEL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina, Jeff Annable of Canada, Rich Reilly of New Jersey; managers retained titles

COT: Best of the Best V, IX, X (MUL)
COT: Jimmy "The Body" Janos, "The Bad Guy" Jimmy Badd, Wayne "The Train" Bloom (QPL)
COT: Pit Boss, "Sexy" Lenny Nightmare, Blackjack Sullivan (KHL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota

COT: Flying Tyler Holubowski, Little Liam, Renegade Riley Reinhard (CFL)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania

ORDER/FAM: Leroy, Elroy, The Menacing Minister (ASL)
Robert Lawson of Colorado

DOD/ORDER: Big Paul Papanopolis, "Willowick Thrasher" Kenny Whatsittoya, Hardwire Joseph Cross (AWL)
Timothy L. Clark of Washington

FRM-16: Soldats M.P. Galette, Branche de Cheval, Moufette (LPL)
Let's Go Marchand from the Right Side of the Tracks

IMT/AR15: We Are In This Together, The New Normal, Virtue-Signaling Male Karen the 13th (HAL)
Kevin Elrod from FEMA Camp Region V

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

Top Contenders

20. TBABIT/NTMS: "The Gift" Winnie Smith, Jimmy "Party," Dixie "Greg" Dog (UNL)
last of the teams with 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

VIRUS: Big Frank Country, New Breed Legend #2, The Fourth Seal (CSL)
Sly Smith, ~TZ~, "The Game"; ~TZ~ held titles 9 cycles in a row, "The Game" & Smith retained titles; share of $25,000

VIRUS: Viper, Goose, Maverick (KHL)
~TZ~

VIRUS/CTI: Brock Callihan, VIRUS: Starvin' Marvin, Pee "The Wannabee" Wee (HWL)
Michael Drake (Callihan) & Frank Jay Belcher III; Belcher held titles 6 cycles in a row

VIRUS: "Under Contract" Tito Ortiz, Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre (HAL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio (Ortiz) & Michael Eaves of Mississippi

QKI: The Russian Reaper, Skullfire, Psychobolt (BRL)
Maurice Plante of Canada

DOD/ORDER: "The Knuckleball" Jackson, "The Curveball" Johnny, "The Slurveball" Rob Ratcliff (AWL)
Robert J. Ratliff of Virginia

SOS: Ron Spedden, Grunt Graves, King Kong Grundy (QPL)
Jon Wasilewski (Spedden) & Jeff Manning

EDGE: TML Marner, "Lefty" Abraham Nunez, EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 14 (MEL)
Jeff Annable, Brad Norman, Rich Reilly; 521

 

TOP 10 LEAGUES

1. BRL (1,369 matches) 488.564

2. NWL (1,142 matches) 475.957

3. IWL (1,093 matches) 491.247

4. SHL (1,046 matches) 494.483
highest average strategy total (active wrestlers only); 10 free matches for managers next cycle

5. EPW (973 matches) 494.471

6. DXL (797 matches) 494.475

7. WTL (708 matches) 489.610

8. UNL (664 matches) 492.784

9. ASL (643 matches) 487.079

10. DZL (638 matches) 492.880

 

TOP 20 MONEY HOLDERS -- active wrestlers only

1. Kaptain Kryptonite (NBL) $51,939,800

2. VIRUS: Mike Drake (HWL) $39,119,900

3. VIRUS: Medieval Tymes (ASL) $26,893,600

4. VIRUS/CHAMP: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) $20,192,500

5. VIRUS: Misfit Messiah (NAL) $19,319,800

6. DFI: American Freedom Fighter E.J. (SHL) $19,058,338

7. NGAA: Hawkeye Science (HLL) $16,841,300

8. COT: Pete the Geek (IGL) $14,076,200

9. VIRUS: Mike Drake (ASL) $13,946,900

10. NGAA: Rydia Stormer (MDL) $13,854,800

11. "Mr. Everything" Kirk Lockran (AWL) $13,062,500

12. VIRUS: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) $13,047,600

13. SHS: Punk Rock Mike (BRL) $12,298,600

14. SHS: Agent 26 (BRL) $11,112,500

15. VIRUS: F.B. III (MUL) $11,013,400

16. COT: "Mr. Minnesota" Olaf Gustavson (QPL) $10,822,600

17. Connecticut Yankee (AWL) $9,934,400

18. VIRUS: Sinister Steve Stryker (ASL) $9,862,900

19. X-RAIDED: Mystic Knight (APL) $9,754,900

20. AA: Tatiana-Leyte (LLL) $9,531,600

 

PLAYER-MADE RANKINGS

2022 Managers: Overall

1. Frank Jay Belcher III 1,360

2. Sly Smith 1,295

3. Michael Drake 1,225

4. ~TZ~ 1,015

5. Brad Norman 965

6. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 810

7. Rich Reilly 670

8. "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine 630

9. "The Game" 620

10. Robbie "Blood" Pawelek 540

11. Donald Henry
Jeff Annable 535

13. IWA Legend Terrence Boyd 530

14. Steven M. Shotliff 525

15. Seth Brubaker 500

16. Derek Tuttle 480

17. Jon Wasilewski 470

18. Keith A. Maple 440

19. Michael Eaves 425

20. Darren Soanes 415

2022 Managers: Men's Titles

1. Frank Jay Belcher III 1,300

2. Sly Smith 1,280

3. Michael Drake 1,155

4. Brad Norman 965

5. ~TZ~ 940

6. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 765

7. Rich Reilly 670

8. "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine 630

9. "The Game" 620

10. Donald Henry
Jeff Annable
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek 535

2022 Managers: Ladies' Titles

1. Wade Reinhard 90

2. ~TZ~ 75

3. Michael Drake 70

4. Frank Jay Belcher III 60

5. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 45

6. Keith A. Maple 40

7. Steven M. Shotliff 35

8. Darren Soanes
Joseph Cockrell 25

10. Mitchell Johnson
Tommy Christopher 20

2022 Stables

1. VIRUS 3,935

2. SOS 2,385

3. EDGE 2,280

4. ORDER 795

5. ROT 740

6. COT 665

7. TBABIT 650

8. ARMY 495

9. | 415

10. DOD 295

11. IND 280

12. Free agents 265

13. OE 220

14. AI 150

15. FRM-16 145

16. BOWL 140

17. FAM 130

18. AR15
GiFt
IMT 120

Notes

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.

 

LIST OF LEAGUES

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, Black Widow, 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, 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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