Vol. 27, No. 9 -- July 2022
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Well, that didn't take long: I just announced last cycle that the Ladies' World Champion will win 10 free matches for all the managers in her league whenever her league retains the title, and Zsa Zsa Gavor has already taken advantage of the new prize! She earned 10 free matches for all the players in the LLL next cycle. They have manager Frank Jay Belcher III to thank for keeping the belt in the hands of the Lovely Ladies, and manager Tommy Christopher to thank for coming up with the idea.

Congratulations to manager Michael Eaves, who just took home his 14th World Championship! He has won an incredible 93 federation titles during his career, and 25 of those (including his latest) were from the Diamond Federation.

"No Limits" Nick Dane has been proving that he's worthy of the moniker ever since the first time he walked down an IWA entrance ramp. Manager Adam Maloy coached him to the American Championship, the Elite belt, and the Metropolitan honors this cycle, and nearly saw him winning his second Rookie Brawl!

Next cycle, we reveal all the big winners from this year's State Wrestling tournament. Stay tuned!



World Champion

VIRUS: Mr. Eaves (ECL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches, 10 free matches for ECL managers next cycle; manager's 14th career World title

U.S. Champion

VIRUS: Bruiser Buck Dewitt (HRL)
Sly Smith; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches

King of the Ring

TNT: Mongol Man (SVL)
Cody Wagner of Utah; $50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 273 KotR total; hold positions were 1, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15; battle royal hold positions were 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 13, 14


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

Iron Federation Champion

VIRUS: Latino Lover Boy (HLL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 500

Steel Federation Champion

DOD/ORDER: Burning Rage Crusher Payne (AWL)
Timothy L. Clark of Washington; 499; edged VIRUS: Jim "Doctor Fellgood" Johnson (MUL)

Gold Federation Champion

IMT/AR15: Elrod Lives Matter (NDL)
Kevin Elrod from FEMA Camp Region V; 501

Diamond Federation Champion

VIRUS: Mr. Eaves (ECL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 501; manager's 25th career Diamond Federation title, 93rd career Federation title

Bronze Federation Champion

VIRUS: Big Frank Country (UNL)
Sly Smith; 499

Jade Federation Champion

VIRUS: Mrs. Chemical Valley (GCL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 500


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

American Champion

<H*N*R>: "No Limits" Nick Dane (NWL)
Adam Maloy of Florida; 500; edged EDGE: Herbert the Re-Animator West (ASL)

Asian Champion

VIRUS: Mr. Eaves (ECL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 501; edged IMT/AR15: Elrod Lives Matter (NDL)

Elite Champion

Nick Dane
60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches; edged Herbert West

Hardcore Champion

RFD: Hurricane (DZL)
Greg Koscik of Ohio; 500

International Champion

RFD: Masked Knight Dragon (FAL)
Greg Koscik; 500; edged VIRUS: Mrs. Chemical Valley (GCL)

Metropolitan Champion

Nick Dane

Rookie Brawl Winner

<H*N*R>: "Lionheart" Lachlan Kincaid (NWL)
Adam Maloy; 500; edged Nick Dane



National Champion

LPOW/FRM-16: Eek Gambino (MEL)
Let's Go Marchand from the Right Side of the Tracks; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; Great Lakes region

Central Plains Champion

RFD: B.J. Vicious (DZL)
Greg Koscik of Ohio; 501

East Coast Champion

VIRUS: Ayatollah M (UNL)
Sly Smith; 501

Mid-Atlantic Champion

VIRUS: Death Dealer Dutch (YJL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 500

Northeast Champion

EDGE: Brad Normal (TGL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; 499; edged EDGE: Ted the Mega-Murderer Bundy (ASL), VIRUS: Highway Patrol #3 (AOL), EDGE: "Pop Culture" Peter Cross (IWL), VIRUS: Burnt Bernzey (LPL)

Pacific Northwest Champion

RFD: Giant Typhon (DZL)
Greg Koscik; 499; edged Achilles (ECL), VIRUS: Shela Was Man (STL), SOS/IND: Dom Camino (EPW), RFD: Decapitator (BRL)

Rocky Mountains Champion

VIP: "Primetime" Aaron Nola (STL)
Mike Carver of Pennsylvania; 500

Southeast Champion

VIRUS: Billy Reno (HRL)
Sly Smith; 500

Southwest Champion

LPOW/FRM-16: Solda Tall Skunk (MEL)
Let's Go Marchand; 499; edged VIRUS: Sinister Steve Stryker (ASL), SOS: "Who the Heck is?" Mike Cook (BRL), Badd Co. Rick Hamilton (KHL)

West Coast Champion

ORDER: "Teenage Rage" Maxwell Clark (YJL)
Timothy L. Clark of Washington; 500



Ladies' World Champion

VIRUS: Zsa Zsa Gavor (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 500; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches, 10 free matches for LLL managers next cycle

Ladies' U.S. Champion

VIRUS: Nasty Patsy (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; 499; $25,000

Queen of the Ring

Rayne Grady (BWL)
Jeffrey Snedden of Pennsylvania; 499; 272 QotR total

Ladies' National Champion

Rayne Grady
edged Beulah Booger (BWL), BNC: Savannah del Ray (GAL), VIRUS: "White Phoenix" Nina Schmitt (GAL)

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

Foxtrot Tango & VIRUS: Mystique (MDL)
~TZ~ of Virginia & Keith A. Maple of Ohio; 516; edged VIRUS: Brain Busters Brawler & Bride (VVL)

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Rainbow & Ripley Roads (GAL)
Chris Schmitt of Kansas; 516

World Six-woman Champions

VIRUS: Latoya Jackson, Tammy Toe Jam, Arianna Piranha (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager held titles 5 cycles in a row; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

VIRUS: P*mp of the Nation, Prosti, Tute (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III



World Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Ric Legend & Gravy (HWL)
Sly Smith & Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; Belcher held titles 4 cycles in a row, Smith 3 in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

VIRUS: Hollywood Armstrong & Ric Legend (XPL)
VIRUS: Hollywood Armstrong & Sly Smith (UNL)
Sly Smith

VIRUS: Killer Karl Kowalski & Khan (LSL)
"Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont & Chris Schmitt of Kansas

VIRUS: David von Adkisson & Mean Mike Eaves (ASL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio & Michael Eaves of Mississippi

Dominant Factors Hate & Envy (IGL)
~TZ~ of Virginia

SOS/|: Blackjack Dusty Orton & Juvi Jonguitud (AWL)
Darren Soanes of Canada

VIP: Big Bad Joe Blanton & "Wild Thing" Mitch Williams (COL)
Mike Carver of Pennsylvania

Top Contenders

9. SOS: Farmer Burns & SOS/|: "Mr. 4,040" Bruno Sammartino (AAL)

10. SOS: Rick O'Shea & "The Pitbull" Preston Clark (WEW)

11. Captain Keith & SOS/BG: The Manchise Robbie Blood (LPL)

12. COT: Best of the Best IV & VI (MUL)
Dominant Factors Fury & Rage (CFL)

14. HIGHER FLYERS: Graig Gagne & "Jumpin'" Jim Brazil (QPL)

15. VIRUS/FLOCK: Deacon Dave & Deaconess Mary Lou (BHL)
last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Hollywood Armstrong & Ric Legend (WDL)
Sly Smith; manager held titles 3 cycles in a row; share of $25,000

VIRUS: Coronavirus & Encephalitis (AAL)
Frank Jay Belcher III

VIRUS: Arrogance & Lost Misfit #1 (NAL)
Michael Eaves & Keith A. Maple

VIP/CTI: Christian Skyline & VIRUS: Carlos Alfredo Perez Ochoa (GRL)
Mike Carver & Mark Duchaine

SOS/|: "The Strawweight" Peter T. England & Dr. Bret Baker, D.M.D. (UNL)
Darren Soanes

EDGE: "Queen City" Char Lot & SOS: TESD Q (IIL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina & Michael Cook of Kentucky; 516; edged VIRUS: General Whoshenburger & Superstar Billy Green (HWL), The Seventh Seal & Wonder (JDL), Top Gun & Iron Eagle (IGL), RFD: Blood & Pale Moon (BBL), SOS: Stalker Wilkinson & Lambros Deligan (QPL), SOS/BG: Bad Guy Blood & Super Tim (LPL), SOS/|: Nos Ia & Simi Killihim (AWL), EDGE: All-Out Oliver John & Mr. Lucky (MEL), VIRUS: 3-D & Wall Knutzz (MUL), VIRUS: Mike Vendetta & Johnny Fame (OSL)



World Six-man Champions

Moses, Confederate Rebel, Legend from the Present (CSL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown (Moses) & ~TZ~ of Virginia; ~TZ~ held titles 27 cycles in a row (tied record), "The Game" 4 in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

VIRUS: Bruiser Buck Dewitt, Masked President Trump, Biscuits (HWL)
Sly Smith & Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan (Biscuits); Smith held titles 9 cycles in a row, Belcher 8 in a row

VIRUS: Nightmare Nick, Powerhouse Pete, Bonecrusher Bobby Stryker (PKW)
"Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont; manager retained titles

VIRUS/CHAMP: Hardcore Tommy Valentine, VIRUS: Magnificent Mike Eaves, Lost Misfit #7 (NAL)
Mark Duchaine, Michael Eaves of Mississippi, Keith A. Maple of Ohio

SOS/ARMY: "Ice Pick" Marwon Kray, SOS: Bronze Champ Mike Cook, Mike Cook's #3 Six-man Wrestler (NBL)
Donald Henry of Illinois (Kray) & Michael Cook of Kentucky; Henry held titles 4 cycles in a row, Cook 3 in a row

SOS/WAI: Alpha Males #1, #2, #3 (NPL)
Justin Vickers of Missouri

SOS: Alabama Doink, Garth, Gary String (COL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida

VIP/AEW: Tony Con, VIP: Bam Bam, "Big Sexy" Mike Carver (MEL)
Mike Carver

VIP: Henry James Reilly, Dick "CS" Tracy, The Game MC (XPL)
Jeff Reilly, Chris Silver, Mike Carver, all of Pennsylvania; 521

Top Contenders

10. SOS: Ron Spedden, Grunt Graves, King Kong Grundy (QPL)
previous U.S. champions
TBABIT/NTMS: "The Gift" Winnie Smith, Jimmy "Party," Dixie "Greg" Dog (UNL)
ranked #20 last time
TBABIT: The Joker, The Smoker, The Midnight Toker (NSL)
SOS/ARMY: "Hardcore Goddess" Rebelle Vicious, SOS: Professor URN Payne, Extremely Tired Teacher (XWL)
SOS/|: Brick, McQueen, Lincoln Oodie (BBL)
DOD/ORDER: Catfish Giant, Bucky, Monster (EPW)
Daddy's Girls #1, #2, #3 (WWL)
<H*N*R>: "Lionheart" Lachlan Kincaid, "No Limits" Nick Dane, "Warpath" Wolf Keenan (NWL)

U.S. Six-man Champions

The Enforcer, The Hitman, The Mastermind (CFL)
~TZ~; manager held titles 10 cycles in a row; share of $25,000

VIRUS: Ace Blade, King Diamond, Public Enemy #3 (DZL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey (Blade) & Sly Smith; Smith held titles 3 cycles in a row, Drake retained titles

VIRUS: Tony the Boss Black, Bad News Blake, Big Frank Country (KHL)
Sly Smith

VIP: Lady V, Carver in a Mask #1, #2 (MEL)
Mike Carver

Beaver, VIP: Heartbreaker Cole Hamels, "The Pope" Jonathan Papelbon (GRL)
Mark Duchaine (Beaver) & Mike Carver

VIP: Venom Knight King, 2 Perfect CS, Eye of the Beholder Mike Carver (XPL)
Jeff Reilly, Chris Silver, Mike Carver

SOS: "Fortune Teller" Krystal Ball, May B. Knott, "False Prophet" Ben Tested (WEW)
Derek Tuttle; 521



1. BRL (1,471 matches) 493.739
highest average strategy total (active wrestlers only); 10 free matches for managers next cycle

2. NWL (1,074 matches) 482.071

3. EPW (974 matches) 489.947

4. IWL (972 matches) 493.086

5. SHL (945 matches) 490.933

6. BBL (832 matches) 491.492

7. WWL (759 matches) 488.214

8. WTL (725 matches) 492.714

9. DZL (622 matches) 491.653

10. DXL (555 matches) 491.660


TOP 20 STARS -- active wrestlers only

1. VIRUS: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) 202

2. VIRUS: Sinister Steve Stryker (ASL) 198

3. VIRUS/CHAMP: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) 176

4. VIRUS/CHAMP: Nightmare Sam Hell (ASL) 145

5. VIRUS: Misfit Messiah (NAL) 139

6. VIRUS: Medieval Tymes (ASL) 135

7. VIRUS: Lord of Illusions (ASL)
VIRUS: Mike Drake (HWL) 132

9. VIRUS: Mike Drake (ASL) 125

10. VIRUS: Mark the Master Duchaine (GRL) 124

11. VIRUS: Buda von Blitzen (NAL) 118

12. VIRUS/CHAMP: Inferno (GRL)
VIRUS: The Mighty Deadhead (XPL) 117

14. VIRUS: Deadly David Death (GRL) 113

15. VIRUS/CHAMP: Arson (GRL)
VIRUS: The Executioner (XPL) 111

17. Executioner (LBL) 110

18. VIRUS: Diabolical Jerry Savage (NAL) 107

19. VIRUS: Bruiser Brett Brown (ASL)
VIRUS: Killer Kenny Stryker (PKW)
VIRUS: Outlaw Tony Taylor (EHL) 106



2022 Managers: Overall

1. Sly Smith 1,625

2. Frank Jay Belcher III 1,585

3. Michael Drake 1,325

4. ~TZ~ 1,130

5. Brad Norman 1,005

6. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 810

7. "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine 780

8. Michael Eaves 700

9. Rich Reilly 670

10. "The Game" 660

11. Donald Henry 575

12. Keith A. Maple 565

13. Derek Tuttle
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek 540

15. Jeff Annable 535

16. IWA Legend Terrence Boyd 530

17. Steven M. Shotliff 525

18. Seth Brubaker 500

19. Darren Soanes 495

20. Jon Wasilewski 470

2022 Managers: Singles Titles

1. Michael Drake 660

2. Brad Norman 595

3. Frank Jay Belcher III 590

4. IWA Legend Terrence Boyd 530

5. Michael Eaves 460

6. Sly Smith 450

7. Donald Henry 335

8. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 290

9. ~TZ~ 285

10. Seth Brubaker 280

2022 Managers: Team Titles

1. Sly Smith 1,175

2. Frank Jay Belcher III 995

3. ~TZ~ 845

4. Michael Drake 665

5. "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine 640

6. Rich Reilly 560

7. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 520

8. Darren Soanes 445

9. "The Game" 440

10. Keith A. Maple 425

2022 Stables

1. VIRUS 4,625

2. SOS 2,535

3. EDGE 2,320

4. ORDER 875

5. ROT 740

6. COT 665

7. TBABIT 650

8. ARMY 535

9. | 495

10. Free agents 395

11. DOD 365

12. IND 280

13. FRM-16 255

14. OE 220

15. AR15
IMT 190

17. VIP 160

18. AI 150

19. BOWL 140

20. FAM 130


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, Black Widow, Blood Bath, Celestial 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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