Vol. 27, No. 11 -- Dog Days 2022
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As promised, our Specialty Championships are back with a vengeance! Check your envelope for a sign-up form, or head over to the Results page of our website and download the PDF version. Send us your entries along with your matches and strategies for the upcoming September cycle.

Does your wrestler specialize in No Holds Barred matches? First Blood matches? Parking Lot Brawls? There are 60 opportunities to earn a share of $2.7 million in prize money this year, so don't miss out!

Normally, managers in the Black Widow League must sign exactly six matches each cycle -- no more, no less -- but next time, they get to sign 16 for that same five bucks, because manager Jon Wasilewski kept the Ladies' World Championship in their league! Be sure to watch for this special reward every cycle.

Manager Tommy Christopher was responsible for the prize's creation, and he also suggested we replace the term "cycle" with "tour." Tommy used that in his Elite Generation leagues, and players who remember the Iron Federation's Generation Next League may recall that co-commissioners Wes Nichols and Mr. James also popularized it (independently of Tommy). What's your preference? If enough managers are in favor of the switch, we'll make "tour" the official term, so let us know what you think!


HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

Seth Brubaker of Ohio

TBABIT: Amaris Gore (NAL) 1,030-311-66, *26, $2,296,000
TBABIT: Trista Gore (NAL) 1,018-282-66, *25, $2,051,300
TBABIT: Winter Gore (NAL) 1,086-306-74, *36, $2,675,800
TBABIT: Patient X (FSL) 1,395-326-75, *35, $3,507,300
TBABIT: Patient Y (FSL) 1,394-337-72, *29, $3,532,600
TBABIT: Patient Z (FSL) 1,399-323-76, *31, $3,448,800



World Champion

RPE: Texas Jesse Tombstone (IWL)
Ryan Patrick of Michigan; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches, 10 free matches for IWL managers next cycle

"When you've been in the IWA for 13 years and usually have one, or maybe two, six-man teams, you know the chances of winning the World title are slim. The IWA is full of Hall-of-Fame-caliber managers, and getting by them is no easy task. But against all odds, Texas Jesse Tombstone of The Regulators fought his heart out to give this manager his one shining moment.

"The Regulators (Tombstone, Shotgun James Carnage, and Blackjack Robertson) are IWL originals, there since cycle number one, and have racked up over 100 singles titles, over 30 tag titles, over 40 six-man championships, and a few IWA-wide titles along the way, but this one is the icing on the cake. Now, it's time to see if we can strike gold one more time. 'Regulators, mount up!'"

U.S. Champion

Hot $tuff Adam Ca$h (BRL)
Matt Riley of Massachusetts; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches

King of the Ring

COT: "Mr. Minnesota" Olaf Gustavson (QPL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; $50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 273 KotR total; hold positions were 1, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14; battle royal hold positions were 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 15


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

Iron Federation Champion

VIRUS: The Mighty Mockingbird (XPL)
"Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont; 499; edged EDGE/RF: "Courageous" Charlie Thomas (CSL), COT: Jimmy "The Body" Janos (QPL)

Steel Federation Champion

VIRUS: "Under Contract" Randy Couture (HAL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio; 500

Gold Federation Champion

RPE: Texas Jesse Tombstone (IWL)
Ryan Patrick of Michigan; 501; edged RFD: Midnight Scorpion (CWL)

Diamond Federation Champion

SOS/ARMY: "Half-Blind Brawler" Otis Bascomb (XWL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 500

Bronze Federation Champion

EDGE: Sledge Hammer (UNL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; 500; edged VIRUS: Spanish Flu (COL), VIRUS: Princess Anna (CAW), EDGE: Phanes (HRL), BCB: Eddie "Sweet Swagger" Mendoza (WWL), VIRUS/CHAMP: Inferno (GRL)

Jade Federation Champion

VIRUS: The Heartbreaker (GCL)
Tim Szokan II of Ohio; missed title by point flow last time; 500; edged NME: Strong Nintendo (JDL)


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

American Champion

Masked Prince (ASL)
The Masked Manager; 500; edged BCB: Eddie "Sweet Swagger" Mendoza (WWL), GUN: Mr. Pennynickel (WTL)

Asian Champion

RFD: Midnight Scorpion (CWL)
Greg Koscik of Ohio; 501

Elite Champion

RPE: Texas Jesse Tombstone (IWL)
Ryan Patrick of Michigan; 501; 60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches; edged Midnight Scorpion

Hardcore Champion

SOS/IND: Riley Reynolds (BWL)
Jon Wasilewski of Virginia; 501

International Champion

Jesse Tombstone

Metropolitan Champion

Jesse Tombstone
30 free matches

Rookie Brawl Winner

"A Complete Scumbag" Caesar Sterling (NWL)
Jeffrey Snedden of Pennsylvania; 499; edged NORD: Tormund Erikksen (NWL), Dark Danger (NWL)



National Champion

TBABIT: Tony "Zippy" Dog (IWL)
Jake Joyce of Illinois; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; Rocky Mountains region

Central Plains Champion

The Total Package U.S. Mayle (BRL)
Matt Riley of Massachusetts; 501; edged EDGE: "Friend-Zoned" Frederick Goodfellow (IWL)

East Coast Champion

EDGE: Dionysus (HRL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; 500; edged "Sheepdog" Rowe Grady (IWL), VIRUS: Brock Payne (AOL), RFD: Decapitator (BRL)

Great Lakes Champion

SOS/ARMY: "Blackheart" Brett Severance (JDL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 500; edged GC: Zydrate (BRL), RPE: Shotgun James Carnage (IWL), BCB: "A-Game" Derek Ace (WWL)

Mid-Atlantic Champion

EDGE/RF: "Steady" Eddie Thomas (CSL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; manager retained title; 501

Northeast Champion

EDGE: "Y2B" Chris Babylon (CZL)
Jeff Annable; 500

Pacific Northwest Champion

NME: Johnny Justice (CWL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; 501

Southeast Champion

SOS/IND: Uncle Ebeneezer (PKW)
Jon Wasilewski of Virginia; 500; edged SOS: "High Speed" Chase Driver (CWL), EDGE: "Pop Culture" Peter Cross (IWL)

Southwest Champion

ORDER: The Gamehead Kenneth Jerkowski (CAW)
Timothy L. Clark of Washington; 499; edged VIRUS: Superstar Billy Green (UNL), ORDER: Marko Rios (NRL), ORDER: Losing Streak #2 (BKL), SOS: Social Justice Warrior (EHL)

West Coast Champion

VIRUS: Creepy Crawler (NRL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 500; edged SOS/ARMY: Gangsta Rapper Goldmouth (CZL)



Ladies' World Champion

SOS/IND: Riley Reynolds (BWL)
Jon Wasilewski of Virginia; 501; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches, 10 free matches for BWL managers next cycle

Ladies' U.S. Champion

GC: Shilo Wallace (BWL)
Tyler Davidson of California; 500; $25,000

Queen of the Ring

VIRUS: Penny Punk (VUL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 267 QotR total

Ladies' National Champion

COT: Anna "The Unstoppable" Forss (MDL)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania; 500

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

COT: Cayonne & Ms. Perfect (MDL)
Wade Reinhard; 516

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

COT: Women of the Knight #1 & #2 (FFL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; 516

World Six-woman Champions

NME: Revelation, Revolution, Epiphany (LLL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; moved up from U.S. titles

VIRUS: Rocket Man, Pocket Rocket, Batteries "Not" Included (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; manager held titles 7 cycles in a row; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

VIRUS: Bruce Jenner "The Male, Female, It Versions" (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III



World Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Sly Smith & Arnold Swarzamijigger (HWL)
Sly Smith & Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; ranked #11 last time; Belcher held titles 6 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

HIGHER FLYERS: Graig Gagne & "Jumpin'" Jim Brazil (QPL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; ranked #23 last time, #14 before that

NME: Archangel Raphael & Erebus (CSL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown & ~TZ~ of Virginia; ~TZ~ held titles 3 cycles in a row

EDGE: The Puppetmaster & Flying Felipe Fernandez (DZL)
Jeff Annable of Canada & Brad Norman of North Carolina; Annable retained titles

EDGE: TML Nylander & EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 11 (MEL)
Jeff Annable & Rich Reilly of New Jersey

Top Contenders

6. NME: Kris Kandid & Katanka (CFL)

7. RPE: Shotgun James Carnage & Texas Jesse Tombstone (IWL)
ranked #14 last time

8. SOS: Mike Slawsome & Thug Dionte Russell (LBL)

9. RFD: Timber Wolf & Fenris (BRL)

10. SOS/AI: Killer Kyle & SOS: "Gray Eagle" Tris Speaker (NDL)
previous champions
ORDER: Sundogs Razor & Tazer (BHL)

12. VIRUS: Ric Legend & Hollywood Armstrong (XPL)

13. BNC: The Nasty Critters Barry Sags & Ryan Knobbs (BBL)
last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Bruiser Buck Dewitt & Big Frank Country (QPL)
Sly Smith; manager held titles 5 cycles in a row; share of $25,000

VIRUS: Sly Smith & Points Race Spendah (DZL)
Sly Smith & Michael Drake of New Jersey

NME: Chimp Goto & Ultimo Calamari (LPL)

COT: Dudley Smiley & Tig O'Bitty (KHL)
Steven M. Shotliff

SOS: Torpedo Leialoha & Snow Job Moore (NAL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio

EDGE/CHOSEN: Keith Scott & EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 21 (MEL)
Jeff Annable & Rich Reilly; 516; edged NME: The Hitman & The Enforcer (CFL), IMT/AR15: Bowling For Behave & Close the Borders (NDL), NME: The Road Dog & The Fourth Seal (CSL), VIRUS: Grim Reafer & Hollywood Armstrong (HWL), RFD: Tombstone & Decapitator (BRL), ORDER: Kenneth Oblivion & Christopher Destruction (IWL), ORDER: Big Thad & MTG (BBL)



World Six-man Champions

SOS: Tammy Lahren, April Fools, Hannah Lama Ding Dong (KHL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida; retained titles; manager held titles 3 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

SOS/ARMY: "Ice Pick" Marwon Kray, SOS: Pacific Champ Mike Cook (NAL), Big Helen 6 (NBL)
Donald Henry of Illinois (Kray) & Michael Cook of Kentucky; Henry held titles 6 cycles in a row

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

SOS/WAI: Alpha Males #1, #2, #3 (NPL)
SOS/WAI: Alpha Males #11, #12, #13 (SHL)
Justin Vickers of Missouri

NME: "The Dream" Joey Lance, Archangel Uriel, Performance Center Trainer 2 (CSL)
~TZ~ of Virginia, "The Game" from Parts Unknown, Steven J. Deane of Nebraska; ~TZ~ held titles 29 cycles in a row, "The Game" 6 in a row, Deane retained titles

VIRUS: Hijacked, The Executioner, Superstar Billy Green (XPL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi, "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont, Sly Smith; Smith held titles 11 cycles in a row, Duchaine 4 in a row

VIRUS: Kuku Racha, Lawrence, Half Amazing (GRL)
Mark Duchaine, Michael Eaves, Keith A. Maple of Ohio

VIRUS: Looney Knutzz, ICE ICE DADDY, The Sniffer of Biden (ASL)
VIRUS: Johnny "Numbknutzz" Johnson, Yur Papa, Maybe Maybe (MUL)
Mitchell Johnson (Knutzz & Numbknutzz) & Frank Jay Belcher III, both of Michigan; Belcher held titles 10 cycles in a row

VIRUS: MJ Cochise, Crazy Horse, Satch-Stealer Johnson (NAL)
Mitchell Johnson

VIRUS/CTI: Brock Callihan, Duke Iron, VIRUS: Headhunter B (HWL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey

EDGE: Quadavious "Quads" Santino, Hooded Justice, EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 3 (MEL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina, Jeff Annable of Canada, Rich Reilly of New Jersey; Annable & Norman retained titles

EDGE: Steel Horse, Guitar, Canada Steel (CZL)
Jeff Annable

ORDER/FAM: Leroy, Elroy, The Menacing Minister (CWL)
PPA/ORDER: Mr. Smith, Cpl. Punishment, Pork Rind (BBL)
Robert Lawson of Colorado

COT: The Rockin' Redneck, The Scramblin' Hillbilly, Jimmy "The Body" Janos (QPL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

NME: New Breed Legend #1, The Sixth Seal, Performance Center Trainer 12 (CSL)
~TZ~, "The Game," Steven J. Deane; ~TZ~ held titles 12 cycles in a row, Deane & "The Game" retained titles; share of $25,000

VIRUS: Johnny Fame, Hunter Harrison, Ace Anderson (OSL)
Sly Smith (Fame) & Michael Drake; Smith held titles 5 cycles in a row, Drake 4 in a row

VIRUS: Triple Lindy, Plague, Old Dirty One-Eye (HLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager retained titles

EDGE: Mr. Orange, Mr. Pink, Mr. Brown (CZL)
EDGE: Steel Magnolia, Toe, Stainless Steel (AAL)
Jeff Annable

COT: Hooded Soldiers I, II, III (KHL)
Steven M. Shotliff

SOS/ARMY: "The Worm" Cadillac Gaskins, "Punisher" Desperation Williams, SOS: Mitch Please (XWL)
Donald Henry & Derek Tuttle (Please); 521; edged VIP: Jimmy, NME: London, Mason Funk (MUL)



1. BRL (1,316 matches) 493.094

2. IWL (1,012 matches) 493.414

3. NWL (893 matches) 475.500

4. BBL (789 matches) 490.580

5. WTL (729 matches) 491.600

6. SHL (669 matches) 492.400

7. BHL (636 matches) 492.880

8. CWL (633 matches) 494.451
highest average strategy total (active wrestlers only); 10 free matches for managers next cycle

9. DXL (609 matches) 491.830

10. NRL (553 matches) 487.981


TOP 20 MONEY HOLDERS -- active wrestlers only

1. Kaptain Kryptonite (NBL) $52,300,800

2. VIRUS: Mike Drake (HWL) $39,361,900

3. VIRUS: Medieval Tymes (ASL) $26,905,000

4. VIRUS/CHAMP: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) $20,291,700

5. VIRUS: Misfit Messiah (NAL) $19,399,100

6. DFI: American Freedom Fighter E.J. (SHL) $19,190,438

7. VIRUS: Cpl. Punishment (LBL) $17,743,800

8. SHS: "Money-Driven" Mike Sebastian (BRL) $17,141,400

9. NGAA: Hawkeye Science (HLL) $17,035,400

10. VIRUS: Mike Drake (ASL) $14,235,800

11. NGAA: Rydia Stormer (MDL) $14,101,500

12. COT: Pete the Geek (IGL) $14,097,600

13. Death Warrant (LBL) $13,902,000

14. "Mr. Everything" Kirk Lockran (AWL) $13,163,900

15. VIRUS: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) $13,118,100

16. SHS: Punk Rock Mike (BRL) $12,806,900

17. SHS: Agent 26 (BRL) $11,423,000

18. VIRUS: F.B. III (MUL) $11,101,000

19. COT: "Mr. Minnesota" Olaf Gustavson (QPL) $10,985,700

20. Connecticut Yankee (AWL) $10,062,100



2022 Managers: Overall

1. Sly Smith 1,955

2. Frank Jay Belcher III 1,880

3. Michael Drake 1,440

4. ~TZ~ 1,410

5. Brad Norman 1,255

6. Jeff Annable 1,170

7. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 960

8. "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine 940

9. Donald Henry 875

10. "The Game" 840

11. Rich Reilly 790

12. Michael Eaves 750

13. Steven M. Shotliff 690

14. Keith A. Maple 675

15. Derek Tuttle 650

16. Jon Wasilewski
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek 590

18. Darren Soanes 565

19. Seth Brubaker 540

20. IWA Legend Terrence Boyd 530

2022 Managers: Men's Titles

1. Sly Smith 1,910

2. Frank Jay Belcher III 1,760

3. Michael Drake 1,365

4. ~TZ~ 1,320

5. Brad Norman 1,255

6. Jeff Annable 1,170

7. "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine 940

8. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 895

9. Donald Henry 875

10. "The Game" 840

2022 Managers: Ladies' Titles

1. Frank Jay Belcher III 120

2. Wade Reinhard 105

3. ~TZ~ 90

4. Michael Drake 75

5. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 65

6. Keith A. Maple 45

7. Steven M. Shotliff 40

8. Darren Soanes
Joseph Cockrell 25

10. Derek Tuttle
Mitchell Johnson
Tommy Christopher 20

2022 Stables

1. VIRUS 5,255

2. EDGE 3,085

3. SOS 3,040

4. ORDER 935

5. ROT 870

6. COT 845

7. ARMY 835

8. TBABIT 790

9. Free agents 680

10. | 565

11. IND 400

12. DOD 365

13. FRM-16 295

14. OE 220

15. AI
VIP 200

17. AR15
IMT 190

19. RPE 185

20. FAM 170


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, Extreme Hardcore, Grim Reaper, High Rollers, Iron Glove, Living Nightmare, 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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