Vol. 27, No. 14 -- October 2022
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I asked ACE: Wisp (BRL) if he had chosen a Halloween costume for this year, and he replied, "I'll be dressing up as The Masked Wisp!" His response was not as strange as it sounded: Wisp was one of only 16 wrestlers left standing after the previous 25-cycle run of the UWL.

If you think you have what it takes to go the distance in the Unknown Wrestler League, which is really more of an extended contest than a typical IWA league, then look for the sign-up form included with your bulletins this cycle! (It's also available on the Results page of our website.) The action will take place in the Iron Federation, so to allow time for everyone to mail in their entries, the first round of matches will be held on November 29th. We hope to see you there -- even though we won't recognize you!

Finally, should you happen to find yourself enjoying a nice, quiet bowl of alphabet soup while waiting for the anti-psychotic medication to take effect, and suddenly the letters seem to be shouting, "Maaaimiing!" which is obviously a secret command from the soup manufacturer or perhaps your neighbor's pet hamster, don't hide the spoon in your wrestling trunks to use during a sneak attack on fellow manager Michael Drake, because it would make a poor foreign object and an even poorer eating utensil afterwards. Also, don't rearrange the letters to form anything crazy like "Miami again," because that's exactly what they want you to do. Find out what you should spell next cycle!


HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

Blake Morgan and Gary Cassibry, Sr., both of Mississippi

Jester (WDL) 4,134-1,722-123, *6, $6,867,500
He began his career way back in the Steel Federation's Fighting Legends League in May 2014, and ended it in the World Domination League, which is in that same federation. Throughout his bizarre career in the IWA, he became the runner-up for the Lumberjack title at the 2014 Specialty Championships and the Hangman's Horror title in this year's version of the contest. His biggest accomplishments were winning the King of the Ring crown in February 2016 and the I Quit title at the 2017 Specialty Championships. He is the nineteenth wrestler to enter the IWA Hall of Fame from the team of Blake Morgan and Gary Cassibry, Sr.



World Champion

VIRUS: Duke Sinn (AOL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches, 10 free matches for AOL managers next cycle; manager's 14th career World title

U.S. Champion

NME: Phantasm (LNL)
Steven J. Deane of Nebraska; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; edged NME: The Seventh Wonder (JDL), VIRUS: Burnt Bernzy (AOL), SOS/ARMY: "Hardcore Icon" Jason Webb (CZL), NME: Hydro (SHL)

King of the Ring

Biff Wellington (AEL)
Happy Anderson of Canada; $50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 274 KotR total; hold positions were 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; battle royal hold positions were 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15


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

Iron Federation Champion

NME/VIP: Eye of the Beholder Mike Carver (XPL)
Mike Carver of Pennsylvania; 500; edged SOS/IND: Tim "The Tailman" Tooler (NPL)

Steel Federation Champion

NME: "Texas Hold 'Em" Deuce Maverick (NBL)
Steven J. Deane of Nebraska; 501

Gold Federation Champion

VIRUS/CHAMP: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL)
"Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont; 501; edged NME: "Awesome" Aaron Rodgers (SVL), EDGE: Nick Danger (DZL)

Diamond Federation Champion

SOS/ARMY: "Suicide King" Leroy Gamble (XWL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 501

Bronze Federation Champion

VIRUS: Duke Sinn (AOL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501; edged NME: Mars (IGL), NME: Nightmare (LNL), VIRUS: Heartbreaker Rumpshaker (WWL), NME: Star Warrior (HRL), VIRUS/CHAMP: Arson (GRL)

Jade Federation Champion

SOS/ARMY: Stitches O'Malley (JDL)
Donald Henry; 501; edged EDGE: Pain (CZL), NME: Psycho Killer #1 (PKW), EDGE: The Masked Pervert (GCL), EDGE: Brad Boreman (TGL), NME: "Iceman" Raven Phoenix (UCW)


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

American Champion

VIRUS: Duke Sinn (AOL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501; edged Sir Gunther Kinderwacht, VIRUS: Heartbreaker Rumpshaker (WWL), EDGE: Brad Boreman (TGL)

Asian Champion

SOS/ARMY: Stitches O'Malley (JDL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 501; edged NME: "Texas Hold 'Em" Deuce Maverick (NBL), NME: "Awesome" Aaron Rodgers (SVL), NME: Ruthless Monica Lewinski (LLL), NME: Star Warrior (HRL)

Elite Champion

VIRUS/CHAMP: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL)
"Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont; 501; 60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches

Hardcore Champion

NME: Mars (IGL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; 501; edged EDGE: Pain (CZL), NME: Psycho Killer #1 (PKW), EDGE: Nick Danger (DZL), SOS/ARMY: "Suicide King" Leroy Gamble (XWL), VIRUS/CHAMP: Arson (GRL)

International Champion

NME: Nightmare (LNL)
Steven J. Deane of Nebraska; 501; edged EDGE: The Masked Pervert (GCL), NME: "Iceman" Raven Phoenix (UCW)

Metropolitan Champion

SOS/WAI: Keysor Soze (SHL)
Justin Vickers of Missouri; 500; 20 free matches

Rookie Brawl Winner

Sinister Moon (NWL)
Travis Bicknell of Colorado



National Champion

NME: Diamond Dog (DXL)
Northeast region; edged VIRUS: Sponge Bob (COL)
NME: Road Warrior (GCL)
Steven J. Deane of Nebraska; manager retained title; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; Southeast region; edged EDGE: "Light" Dwight Harrington (TGL), VIRUS: Machine Gun Karl Anderson (DXL), NME/ROGUE WARRIOR: Talon (FSL)

Central Plains Champion

SOS/ARMY: "Zero Loyalty" Dock Willis (IGL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 501; edged COT: Nuckelavee (FSL)

East Coast Champion

AOD: Tyrant Pharaoh (LNL)
Maurice Plante of Canada; 501

Great Lakes Champion

COT: The Leprechaun (FSL)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania; 500; edged RPE: "Primetime" Alex Stylz (IWL)

Mid-Atlantic Champion

EDGE: Dr. Manhattan (NAL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; 500; edged SOS/ARMY: "Death Trooper" Wardell Byers (DXL)

Pacific Northwest Champion

BNC: Johnny Jacksonville (CAW)
Joseph Glen Clark of Washington; 501

Rocky Mountains Champion

BNC: Heavy J (NRL)
Joseph Glen Clark; 501

Southwest Champion

NME: "One-Eyed" Jack Maverick (NBL)
Steven J. Deane; 500

West Coast Champion

SOS/ARMY: Hothead Boyle (HRL)
Donald Henry; 501; edged NME: The Evangelizer (IGL)



Ladies' World Champion

NME: Ruthless Monica Lewinski (LLL)
Steven J. Deane of Nebraska; 501; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches

Ladies' U.S. Champion

SOS: Car Trash Ian #3 (LLL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida; 501; $25,000

Queen of the Ring

Mal O'Brien (FFL)
Michael Long of Michigan; 270 QotR total

Ladies' National Champion

NME: Dominant Factor Courage (LLL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; 501

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

SOS/WAI: Sophie O'Sullivan & Eva Nescence (GAL)
Justin Vickers of Missouri; missed titles by point flow last time

SOS: "Misery" Sharon Payne & Lil Ladybug (VVL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; 516

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

NME: Casino Queen & Sin City Gambler (FFL)
~TZ~; manager retained titles; 516

World Six-woman Champions

VIRUS: Sweatin', Valley B., Quinn Guzzy (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan & Michael Drake of New Jersey (Guzzy); Belcher held titles 10 cycles in a row; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

SOS: Tia, Beyonce, Jodie "Shooter" Craig (LLL)
Derek Tuttle & Jeff Manning (Craig)



World Tag-team Champions

NME: Armageddon & Apocalypse (CFL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; manager held titles 6 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

VIRUS: Cow Pox & Bootylicious (COL)
Frank Jay Belcher III & Mitchell Johnson, both of Michigan; Belcher retained titles

TBABIT/PUPTARTS: "Bad News" Nas Car & TBABIT: "Out on Bail" Ritchie Vance (NAL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio

EDGE: TML Liljegren & EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 10 (MEL)
Jeff Annable of Canada & Rich Reilly of New Jersey

SOS/AI: Oak Creek Outlaw & SOS: "Smiling" Tim Keefe (NDL)
Kyle Queen of Texas & "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio

Top Contenders

6. VIRUS: Killer Karl Kowalski & Khan (LSL)
held titles previous 2 cycles
SOS/ARMY: "El Chapo" Felix Beltran & "El Sicario" Oscar Leyva (JDL)
NME: Fed-Ex Chris Warner & Archangel Metatron (CSL)

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

10. ORDER: Sundogs Razor & Tazer (BHL)
AOD: Skullfire & Tyrant Pharaoh (LNL)
EDGE/BEER/GiFt: Lucid Dream Wave & Flannel Weather (NSL)

13. EDGE/GiFt: Hope & Sorrow (LPL)
VIRUS: Buckshot Knuttz Johnson & Multipartite (STL)

15. SOS: Lion Ted Cruz & SOS/ARMY: "Cueball" Andy Skidmore (XWL)

16. VIRUS: Mr. Rogers & Pee "The Wannabee" Wee (HWL)

17. SOS: Jaxin Cross & Coach Krupp (QPL)

18. SOS: "BAC BOYZ" Mike & Robbie (IIL)
SOS: S.A.T. Mateo Hernandez & Large Lars de Jung (WDL)
last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

NME: Perseus & Theseus (ECL)
~TZ~; share of $25,000

EDGE: All-Out Oliver John & EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 20 (MEL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina & Rich Reilly; 516; edged VIRUS: Jumbo Warrior #3 & Lost Misfit #3 (NAL; missed titles by point flow last time), VIRUS: Pink Eye & Gynecologist (COL), SOS: "Alpha" Kenny Body & Slick Vic Greed (AEL), EDGE/BEER/GiFt: Flower Power & Chillwave (NSL), EDGE/GiFt: Videodrone & Epsilon (LPL), NME: Constant Hawk & Blood Tiger (HWL), SOS: Dennis Condrey & Brad "Rhythm Section" Hargreaves (LBL), NME: Wario & Waluigi (CFL), SOS: "No Name" Jones & Stalker Wilkinson (QPL)



World Six-man Champions

BNC: Kenny G., Donny Ray, Bluey (UCW)
Joseph Glen Clark of Washington; retained titles; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

EDGE: Mr. Orange, Mr. Pink, Mr. Brown (CZL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; retained titles

VIRUS: Nightmare Nick, Powerhouse Pete, Bonecrusher Bobby Stryker (PKW)
"Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont; ranked #15 last time

VIRUS/CTI: Brock Callihan, VIRUS: Masked President Bush, Grim Peaper (HWL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey, Sly Smith, Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; Belcher held titles 13 cycles in a row, Drake 4 in a row, Smith retained titles

VIRUS: Monday Recuperater, Tuesday Doomsday, Stretch Marks (WWL)
Frank Jay Belcher III

VIRUS: Quatro, Fiver, Syxx (NAL)
Michael Drake

NME: Archangel Gabriel, Spoiler from the Past, Performance Center Trainer 11 (CSL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown, ~TZ~ of Virginia, Steven J. Deane of Nebraska; ~TZ~ held titles 32 cycles in a row, "The Game" 9 in a row, Deane 5 in a row

NME/VIP: Elite Superstar, NME: Dangerously Hardcore, Insane (WEW)
Mike Carver of Pennsylvania; manager held titles 3 cycles in a row

TBABIT/NTMS: "The Gift" Winnie Smith, Jimmy "Party," Dixie "Greg" Dog (UNL)
Jake Joyce of Illinois; manager retained titles

SOS: Max Apodaca, Albee Waz, Hawk Abernathy (QPL)
Jon Wasilewski of Virginia & "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio (Abernathy)

Top Contenders

11. BNC: Headbreakers Famu, Satu, Damoa (FSL)
previous U.S. champions
SOS/WAI: Alpha Males #15, #69, #87 (BRL)
SOS/ARMY: "Disposable Hero" Titus Watts, Scorched Earth Messiah, SOS: Extremely Tired Teacher (XWL)
TBABIT: Steve, David Hewghes, Brock Lee (MUL)
VIRUS: Classy Eddie Degrassi, David von Adkisson, Mike "The Mangler" Eaves (ASL)

16. ORDER/HWY: The Sailor, The Pilot, The Dam Builder (NRL)
previous champions

17. NME/VIP: Michael John, NME: Young Blooms #1, #2 (MEL)
previous champions; last of the teams with 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

EDGE: Galen Jackson, Playboy Pat Hoege, Jumpin' Johnny Fawcett (CZL)
Jeff Annable; retained titles; manager held titles 4 cycles in a row; share of $25,000 + 10 free matches

EDGE/BEER/GiFt: Cosmic Friend, Snow Angel, Confluence (IGL)
Kyle Devlin of Pennsylvania

NME: Archangel Chamuel, Legend from the Present, Performance Center Trainer 2 (CSL)
"The Game," ~TZ~, Steven J. Deane; ~TZ~ held titles 15 cycles in a row

NME/VIP: Big Bad Joe Blanton, "Wild Thing" Mitch Williams, "The Ace" Cliff Lee (COL)
Mike Carver

VIRUS: Burnt Bernzey, Bladder, Bacterial Infections (LPL)
Michael Drake (Bernzey) & Frank Jay Belcher III; Belcher held titles 5 cycles in a row, Drake retained titles

SOS: The Almighty Sheik, The American War Veteran, "The Tourist" Sue Venir (WEW)
Derek Tuttle of Florida

TBABIT: "Awful Lawful" Paul Phull, "Stargazer" Orion Pierce, "Lawless" Caius Grey (NAL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; 521; edged Glacier, Torch, Inferno (UCW), COT: Elijah, Tucker, Lucas Blackwood (FAL)



1. SHL (1,037 matches) 493.909

2. IWL (965 matches) 490.158

3. BRL (949 matches) 492.115

4. BBL (908 matches) 487.842

5. NWL (870 matches) 478.900

6. NRL (675 matches) 493.377

7. BHL (647 matches) 493.196

8. CWL (632 matches) 488.840

9. DXL (528 matches) 494.840
highest average strategy total (active wrestlers only); 10 free matches for managers next cycle

10. ASL (524 matches) 487.317


TOP 20 MONEY HOLDERS -- active wrestlers only

1. Kaptain Kryptonite (NBL) $52,605,100

2. VIRUS: Mike Drake (HWL) $39,546,100

3. VIRUS: Medieval Tymes (ASL) $27,329,700

4. VIRUS/CHAMP: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) $20,488,000

5. VIRUS: Misfit Messiah (NAL) $19,842,900

6. DFI: American Freedom Fighter E.J. (SHL) $19,278,038

7. VIRUS: Cpl. Punishment (LBL) $17,872,400

8. NGAA: Hawkeye Science (HLL) $17,158,800

9. VIRUS: Mike Drake (ASL) $14,461,300

10. NGAA: Rydia Stormer (MDL) $14,204,800

11. Death Warrant (LBL) $13,989,700

12. "Mr. Everything" Kirk Lockran (AWL) $13,287,400

13. VIRUS: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) $13,193,000

14. SHS: Punk Rock Mike (BRL) $13,020,200

15. SHS: Agent 26 (BRL) $11,631,000

16. VIRUS: F.B. III (MUL) $11,232,300

17. Connecticut Yankee (AWL) $10,231,500

18. VIRUS: Sinister Steve Stryker (ASL) $10,103,200

19. X-RAIDED: Mystic Knight (APL) $9,862,600

20. Sith: Queen Maladi (SHL) $9,785,900



2022 Managers: Overall

1. Frank Jay Belcher III 2,235

2. Sly Smith 2,095

3. Michael Drake 1,945

4. ~TZ~ 1,840

5. Jeff Annable 1,450

6. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 1,440

7. Brad Norman 1,385

8. "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine 1,380

9. Donald Henry 1,300

10. Derek Tuttle 1,125

11. "The Game" 1,110

12. Michael Eaves 1,000

13. Rich Reilly 970

14. Keith A. Maple 815

15. Steven M. Shotliff 740

16. Steven J. Deane 735

17. Seth Brubaker 710

18. Jon Wasilewski 690

19. IWA Legend Terrence Boyd 685

20. Darren Soanes 665

2022 Managers: Men's Titles

1. Frank Jay Belcher III
Sly Smith 2,080

3. Michael Drake 1,840

4. ~TZ~ 1,725

5. Jeff Annable 1,450

6. Brad Norman 1,385

7. "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine 1,380

8. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 1,335

9. Donald Henry 1,300

10. "The Game" 1,110

2022 Managers: Ladies' Titles

1. Frank Jay Belcher III 155

2. Wade Reinhard 120

3. ~TZ~ 115

4. Michael Drake
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 105

6. Keith A. Maple 55

7. Steven M. Shotliff 40

8. Derek Tuttle
Mitchell Johnson 35

10. Darren Soanes
Joseph Cockrell
Steven J. Deane 25

2022 Stables

1. VIRUS 6,310

2. SOS 4,450

3. EDGE 3,600

4. ARMY 1,260

5. NME 1,220

6. TBABIT 1,060

ROT 1,050

9. COT 960

10. Free agents 860

11. | 665

12. IND 450

13. VIP 430

14. DOD 415

15. FRM-16 305

16. AI 255

17. OE 220

18. CTI 210

19. AR15
IMT 190


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 Vixens, 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, 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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