Vol. 27, No. 15 -- November 2022
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This year's Imagimania is a double throwback to 2006 and 2012. Not only are we awarding over $5,000,000 in imaginary money to the best performers, but we're also handing out other prizes worth more than $1,000 in real money! That's not a typo! Your wrestlers will have 60 opportunities to earn between $10,000 and $250,000. Then, as an added bonus, the top five competitors in each of the 12 tournaments will receive free battle royal entries for every cycle in 2023! How's that for something to be thankful for?

If you're thinking the BOWL stable members managed by John Woodford will continue to prove they deserve their reputations for hogging the top spots in our contests, you'll be relieved to learn that many of them have just retired. Also entering our Hall of Fame this cycle is CM Punk. There were 50 times during his career that manager Michael Drake armed him with a strategy worth at least 495 points. With a nod to Imagimania's "Dirty Dozen," Punk's retirement makes him only the 12th wrestler to qualify for our Hall based solely on that achievement since I approved manager John Davis's suggestion back in April 2019. Half of them have been under contract to Drake!

Manager "The Game" picked up his 11th career U.S. title this cycle, as well as his 39th National accolade. Add in his World Championships, and he's racked up an incredible 60 "big three" titles -- and counting! As the cool kids would say, "Username checks out."

I'll end this cycle's column with a friendly reminder that time is of the essence if you're planning to register for the Unknown Wrestler League. Once the fun is underway, the doors become exit-only, and the previous round lasted 25 cycles, so don't miss your final chance for quite some time to enhance your wrestler's number of victories, stars, and imaginary dollars!


HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

John Woodford of Iowa

BOWL: Dangerous Dan Sparetime (LSL) 1,015-273-56, *10, $2,054,800
BOWL: "The Judge" John Sparetime (LSL) 1,067-253-34, *11, $2,451,100
BOWL: "The Villain" Vic Sparetime (LSL) 1,017-289-43, *10, $1,994,000
BOWL: Wildfire Dan van Love (CWL) 1,259-318-57, *12, $3,729,700
BOWL: Mr. "Too Sexy" John van Love (CWL) 1,259-288-59, *11, $3,895,700
BOWL: Vicious Vic van Love (DZL) 1,067-320-45, *9, $2,178,600
BOWL: DV8 Verge Glam (DZL) 1,072-299-59, *13, $2,382,900
BOWL: Hot Stuff Bowling Fees (DZL) 1,041-352-64, *9, $2,369,800
BOWL: Paradice John Thunderstar (CWL) 1,263-360-43, *10, $2,923,600

Michael Drake of New Jersey

VIRUS: CM Punk (UNL) 221-177-51, *50, $1,066,200



World Champion

SOS/BG: Billy Stone (KHL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches, 10 free matches for KHL managers next cycle

U.S. Champion

NME: King Jaffe Joffer (HRL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown; 500; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; edged SOS/BG: Trashcan Jones (KHL), EDGE: Mr. Diehard John McClane (BKL), NME: Justin Sulting (WEW); manager's 11th career U.S. title

King of the Ring

SOS/ARMY: "Heat Magnet" Roscoe Rodman (HRL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; $50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 273 KotR total; hold positions were 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 13, 14, 15; battle royal hold positions were 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12


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

Iron Federation Champion

VIRUS: Ray Raines (EEL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 499

Steel Federation Champion

SOS: "Wrestling Demon" Money (IIL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky; 501

Gold Federation Champion

SOS/BG: Billy Stone (KHL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; 501

Diamond Federation Champion

Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501

Bronze Federation Champion

EDGE: Horace the Shocker Pinker (BKL)
IWA Legend Terrence Boyd of Georgia; 501

Jade Federation Champion

SOS/ARMY: "Mack Daddy of Violence" Rodney Pierce (CZL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; manager retained title; 501


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

American Champion

VIRUS: Drake Endgame (LPL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; manager retained title; 500; edged EDGE: Silver Surfer (AAL)

Asian Champion

SOS: "Wrestling Demon" Money (IIL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky; 501

Elite Champion

ORDER/FAM: The Menacing Minister (CWL)
Robert Lawson of Colorado; 60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches; edged SOS/ARMY: "Death Trooper" Wardell Byers (DXL), Tormund Erikksen, Sith: Duchess Talon (SHL)

Hardcore Champion

SOS/ARMY: "Mack Daddy of Violence" Rodney Pierce (CZL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 501; edged EDGE: Horace the Shocker Pinker (BKL), VIRUS: Drake Douglas (FFL)

International Champion

SOS/BG: Billy Stone (KHL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; 501; edged VIRUS: Carnage Clan Chaos (VVL), VIRUS: Guy (YJL)

Metropolitan Champion

NORD: Tormund Erikksen (NWL)
Erik Martin of Massachusetts; 15 free matches

Rookie Brawl Winner

Tormund Erikksen



National Champion

NME: Superscrub Mick Miley (EHL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; Rocky Mountains region; manager's 39th career National title

Central Plains Champion

VIRUS: Nick Gage (LPL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501

East Coast Champion

EDGE: Stefan U. Winslow (UNL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; 501; edged EDGE: Steel Toe (AAL), NME/FRM-16: Crooklyn Crawler (CFL)

Great Lakes Champion

NME/FRM-16: Crimstone (CFL)
Let's Go Marchand from the Right Side of the Tracks; 499; edged VIRUS: Creeper (HWL)

Mid-Atlantic Champion

OE: Hunter Hatred (DZL)
Gerry Zags; 500

Northeast Champion

NME: The Seventh Seal (JDL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; 500; edged NME: Fire Fox (NFL)

Pacific Northwest Champion

VIRUS: Family Jewels (COL)
Mitchell Johnson of Michigan; 501; edged EDGE: Dionysus (HRL)

Southeast Champion

SOS/ARMY: "Guard Dawg" Marty Ritner (AOL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 501

Southwest Champion

VIRUS: Encephalitis (AAL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 501; edged EDGE: Battleship (WDL)

West Coast Champion

SOS: The Almighty Sheik (WEW)
Derek Tuttle of Florida; 501



Ladies' World Champion

VIRUS: Carnage Clan Chaos (VVL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches; edged VIRUS: Drake Douglas (FFL)

Ladies' U.S. Champion

Michael Drake; 500; $25,000

Queen of the Ring

Mal O'Brien (VUL)
Michael Long of Michigan; manager retained title; 271 QotR total

Ladies' National Champion

VIRUS: Prosti (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; 501; edged VIRUS: Kesha Ohno (FFL)

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Pink Ninja & Angela (MDL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 516; edged VIRUS: Pandora's Box & Crunch-N-Munch (VUL), previous U.S. champions NME: Casino Queen & Sin City Gambler (FFL)

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

NME: Sierra Tango & Delta Zulu (MDL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; manager held titles 3 cycles in a row; 516

World Six-woman Champions

VIRUS: F. Burger, Bacon, Corn Hole (VUL)
Mitchell Johnson (Burger) & Frank Jay Belcher III, both of Michigan; Belcher held titles 11 cycles in a row; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

SOS: Tia, Beyonce, Jodie "Shooter" Craig (LLL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida & "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio (Craig); retained titles

VIRUS: Hot Pocket, Snake Charmer, Furry Furnace of Fury (VUL)
Mitchell Johnson (Pocket) & Frank Jay Belcher III



World Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Mr. Rogers & Pee "The Wannabee" Wee (HWL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; ranked #16 last time; manager held titles 3 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

VIRUS: Playboy Michael Eaves & Steve Whiskey (BRL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi

VIRUS: Bruiser Brett Brown & Mean Mike Eaves (ASL)
"Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont & Michael Eaves

VIRUS: Half Man & Half Amazing (GRL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio

NME: "Mean" Mike Zenith & Shayne "The Train" Gloom (IWL)
NME: Eddie Chavez & Tino Santana (KHL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; manager held titles 7 cycles in a row

NME/FRM-16: Brazilian King Corn & Hard Jeffrey (NSL)
Let's Go Marchand from the Right Side of the Tracks

EDGE: Mr. Obvious & EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 15 (MEL)
Jeff Annable of Canada & Rich Reilly of New Jersey; managers retained titles

Top Contenders

9. TBABIT: "No Asterisks" B. Abbott & "All Worries" Terran Upp (UNL)

10. SOS/ARMY: "Heat Magnet" Roscoe Rodman & "Dive Bar Brawler" Clevon Isaacs (HRL)

11. SOS/CHAMP: The Unavoidable & SOS: The Minister of Lightness (AEL)
NME: The Road Dog & The Fifth Seal (CSL)
VIRUS: Tickle Me Pitbull & Money Mike Malone (XPL)

14. <H*N*R>: Ultimo Tiger Masks X & Z (NRL)

15. VIRUS: Christian Michaels & Jazzman (WWL)

16. SOS: "No Name" Jones & Stalker Wilkinson (QPL)
missed U.S. titles by point flow last time
SOS/CHAMP: Caregiver Prozac & SOS: Yooka Laylee (LBL)
SOS/ARMY: "Fist of the Voiceless" Daryl Coleman & "Ultra-Violent" Chico Salazar (ECL)
last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

NME: New Breed Spoilers #7 & #8 (HWL)
~TZ~; manager retained titles; share of $25,000

EDGE/CHOSEN: Keith Scott & EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 24 (MEL)
Jeff Annable & Rich Reilly; Reilly retained titles

VIRUS: Squatting Johnson & Resident Evil (NAL)
Mitchell Johnson & Frank Jay Belcher III, both of Michigan; 516; edged VIRUS: "King of Monsters" Wesley & "Spotlight" Carlos Spickelmier (WWL), TBABIT: "Sweet Talking" Trevor Geiger & "Wholesome" Opie Williams (UNL), TBABIT: "Young" Whipper Snapper & "Neutral" Ned Nelson (CSL), VIRUS: Mr. "Floodonaire" Belcher & Mr. "Roto-Rooter" Johnson (NRL), SOS: "Too Privileged" Tim Preston & Uzi Pawn I (AEL)



World Six-man Champions

VIRUS: Nightmare Nick, Powerhouse Pete, Bonecrusher Bobby Stryker (PKW)
"Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont; retained titles, ranked #15 before that; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

VIRUS: Willow, Lawrence, Sheik Achmed Abdul Juan Tiki Tiki (GRL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio, Michael Eaves of Mississippi, Mark Duchaine

VIRUS: Triple Lindy, Lab Rat, Necrotizing Fasciitis (HLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; manager held titles 14 cycles in a row

ORDER/HWY: The Sailor, The Pilot, The Dam Builder (NRL)
Robert Lawson of Colorado; ranked #16 last time, champions before that

NME: Fed-Ex Chris Warner, Archangel Metatron, NME/DEATH EXPRESS: Grim Reaper (CSL)
~TZ~ of Virginia, "The Game" from Parts Unknown, Steven J. Deane of Nebraska; ~TZ~ held titles 33 cycles in a row, "The Game" 10 in a row, Deane 6 in a row

EDGE: All-Out Oliver John, TML Liljegren, EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 20 (MEL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina, Jeff Annable of Canada, Rich Reilly of New Jersey; Annable held titles 3 cycles in a row

EDGE: Cale, Dale, Gale Turner (NAL)
Brad Norman

COT: Horace Blackwood, Dicky Thunderbird, "The Very Evil" Jimhausen (FAL)
Peter Houston of Canada

COT: Pit Boss, Dudley Smiley, Minneapolis Bad Boy (KHL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota

SOS/ARMY: "Cueball" Andy Skidmore, "El Loco" Miguel Juarez, SOS: "Sure Thing" Will Dew (XWL)
Donald Henry of Illinois & Derek Tuttle of Florida (Dew)

Alex, Axel, Alec von Snapp (IWL)
Matt Riley of Massachusetts; 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

NME: Abraham, Erebus, Performance Center Trainer 10 (CSL)
"The Game," ~TZ~, Steven J. Deane; ~TZ~ held titles 16 cycles in a row, Deane & "The Game" retained titles; share of $25,000

VIRUS: Duke Iron, Arianna Spooks, WHAM! (LPL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey (Iron) & Frank Jay Belcher III; Belcher held titles 6 cycles in a row, Drake 3 in a row

EDGE: TML Matthews, Rip Ripley, EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 3 (MEL)
Jeff Annable, Brad Norman, Rich Reilly; Annable held titles 5 cycles in a row

TBABIT/REB: "The Hellion" Roxanne O'Connor, "The Starlet" Liberty Monroe, "The Deviant" Erica Rockwell (NAL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; manager retained titles

SOS/ARMY: "Street Hustler" Yardie, "Urban Disciple" Joker Skott, SOS: Mitch Please (XWL)
Donald Henry & Derek Tuttle (Please); Tuttle retained titles

COT: Guy from Minnesota, Ned the Nerd, "Ravishing" Larry Nightmare (IGL)
Steven M. Shotliff; 521



1. BRL (1,258 matches) 490.364

2. IWL (1,022 matches) 491.354

3. NWL (893 matches) 477.828

4. BBL (749 matches) 491.055

5. ASL (580 matches) 484.200

6. WWL (576 matches) 489.685

7. SHL (570 matches) 491.250

8. DXL (508 matches) 491.313

9. LSL (488 matches) 492.796
highest average strategy total (active wrestlers only); 10 free matches for managers next cycle

10. NRL (485 matches) 490.727


TOP 20 STARS -- active wrestlers only

1. VIRUS: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) 204

2. VIRUS: Sinister Steve Stryker (ASL) 200

3. VIRUS/CHAMP: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) 181

4. VIRUS: Misfit Messiah (NAL) 150

5. VIRUS/CHAMP: Nightmare Sam Hell (ASL) 147

6. VIRUS: Medieval Tymes (ASL) 146

7. VIRUS: Mike Drake (HWL) 134

8. VIRUS: Lord of Illusions (ASL) 133

9. VIRUS: Mike Drake (ASL) 126

10. VIRUS: Mark the Master Duchaine (GRL) 125

11. VIRUS: The Mighty Deadhead (XPL) 122

12. VIRUS: Buda von Blitzen (NAL) 120

13. VIRUS/CHAMP: Inferno (GRL) 118

14. VIRUS: Deadly David Death (GRL)
VIRUS/CHAMP: The Executioner (XPL) 115

16. VIRUS/CHAMP: Arson (GRL) 114

17. Executioner (LBL) 111

18. EDGE: The Terminator (CZL) 109

19. VIRUS: Bruiser Brett Brown (ASL)
VIRUS: Outlaw Tony Taylor (EHL) 108



2022 Managers: Overall

1. Frank Jay Belcher III 2,405

2. Sly Smith 2,095

3. Michael Drake 2,085

4. ~TZ~ 2,005

5. Jeff Annable 1,590

6. Donald Henry 1,495

7. "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine 1,480

8. Brad Norman 1,465

9. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 1,445

10. "The Game" 1,360

11. Derek Tuttle 1,220

12. Michael Eaves 1,175

13. Rich Reilly 1,110

14. Keith A. Maple 905

15. Steven M. Shotliff 800

16. Steven J. Deane 795

17. Robbie "Blood" Pawelek 765

18. IWA Legend Terrence Boyd 755

19. Seth Brubaker 750

20. Jon Wasilewski 690

2022 Managers: Singles Titles

1. Michael Drake 1,065

2. Donald Henry 875

3. IWA Legend Terrence Boyd 755

4. Brad Norman 735

5. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 635

6. Frank Jay Belcher III 620

7. Derek Tuttle 610

8. Michael Eaves 600

9. Jeff Annable 550

10. Sly Smith 540

2022 Managers: Team Titles

1. Frank Jay Belcher III 1,785

2. ~TZ~ 1,635

3. Sly Smith 1,555

4. Jeff Annable 1,040

5. "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine 1,030

6. Michael Drake 1,020

7. Rich Reilly 1,000

8. "The Game" 930

9. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 810

10. Brad Norman 730

2022 Stables

1. VIRUS 6,705

2. SOS 4,880

3. EDGE 3,830

4. NME 1,580

5. ARMY 1,435

6. ROT 1,190

7. ORDER 1,105

8. TBABIT 1,080

9. COT 1,030

10. Free agents 905

11. | 665

12. IND 450

13. VIP 430

14. DOD 415

15. FRM-16 365

16. AI 255

17. OE 230

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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