Vol. 28, No. 1 -- January 2023
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HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

Joseph Cockrell of Michigan

AoS/ORDER: Izzy Rhodes (BBL) 1,155-270-53, *14, $2,051,100
AoS: Pinkee (BHL) 1,012-245-49, *11, $1,823,500

Patrick Wallace of Texas

GUN: The California Gunslinger (IWL) 1,009-172-25, *10, $1,542,600

Frank Snow of Tennessee

LB/VIRUS: Lady Kung Fu Kandy Kaine (ASL) 1,782-256-34, *20, $3,044,100



World Champion

SOS: Large Lars de Jung (WDL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; manager retained title; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches, 10 free matches for WDL managers next cycle

U.S. Champion

SOS/ARMY: D-Dog Hardcore (CZL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; edged NME: Lucas (GRL), PPA: Riah Mae le Faye (CWL)

King of the Ring

NME: Jumbo Warrior #3 (NAL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 500; $50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 274 KotR total; hold positions were 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 13, 14, 15; battle royal hold positions were 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12


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

Iron Federation Champion

EDGE: State Patrol Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker (BOL)
IWA Legend Terrence Boyd of Georgia; 499; edged NME: Mike Spinelli (MEL)

Steel Federation Champion

SOS: Large Lars de Jung (WDL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; 501; edged EDGE: "Mr. Blunderful" Paul Horndorff (IIL), NME/FRM-16: Soldat Baiser Francais (LPL), NME/FRM-16: Crooklyn Crawler (CFL)

Gold Federation Champion

SOS/ARMY: "Public Enemy" Roderick Hughes (BRL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 501; edged NME: Devon Miles (SVL), SOS: "Cyclone" Cy Young (NDL)

Diamond Federation Champion

SOS: Derek "The Ninja" Tuttle (LBL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida; 501

Bronze Federation Champion

VIRUS: Gone Aria (COL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 501; edged NME: Tribulation (LNL), NME: Paul Bearer (GRL)

Jade Federation Champion

NME: Sagittarius (JDL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; manager retained title; 501; edged VIRUS: Matt Jackson (DXL), VIRUS: Broski (AAL)


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

American Champion

VIRUS: Broski (AAL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501; edged NME/FRM-16: Soldat Baiser Francais (LPL), SOS/ARMY: "Public Enemy" Roderick Hughes (BRL)

Asian Champion

NME: Sagittarius (JDL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; 501; edged EDGE: "Mr. Blunderful" Paul Horndorff (IIL), Matt Jackson, VIRUS: Gone Aria (COL), NME: Devon Miles (SVL), SOS: "Cyclone" Cy Young (NDL)

Elite Champion

VIRUS: Matt Jackson (DXL)
Michael Drake; 501; 60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches; edged Roderick Hughes

Hardcore Champion

NME/FRM-16: Crooklyn Crawler (CFL)
Let's Go Marchand from the Right Side of the Tracks; 501; edged SOS: Derek "The Ninja" Tuttle (LBL), NME: Paul Bearer (GRL)

International Champion

SOS: Large Lars de Jung (WDL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; 501; edged COT: Fallon Luna (GAL), NME: Tribulation (LNL)

Metropolitan Champion

Matt Jackson
edged Roderick Hughes

Rookie Brawl Winner

"The Nightmare" Callum Constantine (NWL)
Brandon Walker of Maryland; edged Father Conrad (NWL), Xamot Firefly (NWL)



National Champion

Steven J. Deane of Nebraska; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; West Coast region

Central Plains Champion

EDGE/ROT: Dynamite Danny Hammer (NFL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; 501; edged SOS: Diana Fyre (QPL), NME/FRM-16: Casual Bart (DXL), SOS/ARMY: Bruiser Dog (XWL)

East Coast Champion

EDGE: Bonecrusher (DZL)
Brad Norman; 501; edged NME/FRM-16: Jefe Militar A1 (CFL), NME: Sinister Sean Brutal (BBL), NME: Dream (LNL)

Great Lakes Champion

SOS/IND: Thomas Thyme (LPL)
Jon Wasilewski of Virginia; 501; edged AOD: Psychobolt (DXL), NME: Turmoil (HRL)

Mid-Atlantic Champion

NME: Carpathian Mountains Vampire (NDL)
Solomon Shaw of Maine; 501; edged NME: The Thrillseeker Chance McGrath (AEL)

Northeast Champion

NME: Star Lord (NBL)
Steven J. Deane; 501

Pacific Northwest Champion

SOS/ARMY: "Human Snuff Film" Malcolm Gore (XWL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 500; edged SOS/ARMY: "Ultra-Violent" Chico Salazar (ECL)

Rocky Mountains Champion

SOS/ARMY: "Homicidal" Jose Medina (CZL)
Donald Henry; 500

Southeast Champion

SOS: "The Tourist" Sue Venir (QPL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida; 500; edged NME/VIP: The Philly Icon (STL)

Southwest Champion

VIRUS: Spanish Flu (COL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 501



Ladies' World Champion

COT: Fallon Luna (GAL)
Adam Kleinow of Maryland; 501; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches

Ladies' U.S. Champion

SOS: Nasti Natalie from the Nati (VVL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; 501; $25,000; edged NME: Ice Queen Tonya Harding (LLL)

Queen of the Ring

Fallon Luna
270 QotR total; edged Kimi Kayne (LLL; lesser overall total), RNR/ORDER: The American Dream (MDL; lesser overall total)

Ladies' National Champion

VIRUS: Testy Betsy (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 501

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

LPPF: River Wylde & Kandy Kane (VVL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio; 516; edged VIRUS: Brutal Betty & Becky Breaker (FFL), VIRUS: Hillary Killary & Menstrual (MDL), COT: The Mangler Marjorie & Brawlin' Lynn Brosious (GAL), COT: Guardian & Sentinel (VUL)

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Carnage Clan Cutter & Crusher (FFL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 516; edged SOS: Jinx Arashikage & Zoya the Destroya (VVL)

World Six-woman Champions

VIRUS: Swamp A., Reigns, Mercedes Martinez (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III (A.) & Michael Drake; Belcher retained titles; 521; edged DVC: Evi, Beatrix, Ursula van Chaos (GAL)

U.S. Six-woman Champions

SOS: Jodie "Shooter" Craig, Dialtone Morelli, Car Trash Ian #2 (VVL)
Jeff Manning & Derek Tuttle of Florida (Ian); 521



World Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly (AOL)
VIRUS/CURE: Malakai King & VIRUS: Soloman Black (LNL)
VIRUS/CURE: Matt & Nick Jackson (WWL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; manager retained titles; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

SOS/IND: Harpua & Althea (PKW)
Jon Wasilewski of Virginia; manager retained titles

SOS: Dr. Xiz Dux & Isabella "The Ninja" Tuttle (LBL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio & Derek Tuttle of Florida; Manning retained titles

SOS: "The Canadian Man" Manada & SOS/ARMY: "Punisher" Desperation Williams (XWL)
Derek Tuttle & Donald Henry of Illinois

COT: Indian Assassins Bhauls & K'nie Diep (IGL)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania

LPPF: "Future Legends" Johnny, Jr. & Preston Quinn, Jr. (OSL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio

NME: Carlos Alfredo Perez Ochoa & The Bad Boy Mike Carver (GRL)
"Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont & Mike Carver of Pennsylvania

Top Contenders

10. VIRUS: Cherokee Elizabeth Warren Johnson & Silent Hill (NAL)

11. TOXIC: Harrison Hurtz & VIRUS: Junik Matteo V (APL)

12. TBABIT: Tony "Zippy" & Tommy "Puppy" Dog (UNL)
SOS: a 3rd of a strat & EDGE: "Lonely" Carl Costanza (NFL)

14. SOS: "Gettysburg" Eddie Plank & TESD Q (NDL)
EDGE: Artemis & Athena (HRL)
EDGE: Rob Slayer & Ric Passion (CZL)
EDGE: Silver Surfer & Galactus (AAL)
EDGE/BEER/GiFt: Zombie Dust & Lizard King (NSL)
NME/RAD: "Iceman" Raven Phoenix & "Blackjack" Rip Gamble (FAL)
VIRUS: Humpty Hump & Tonsillitis (COL)

21. VIRUS: Entrapment & "The King of Swing" M.J. (MUL)
SOS: Second Sierra & Oscar (WDL)

23. NME: Bruiser Brett Brown & Mean Mike Eaves (ASL)
ranked #28 last time, #15 before that, champions before that
NME: Steve & Jim Whiskey (BRL)
missed U.S. titles by point flow last time
COT: The Russian Bear Rodya Stanislav & The Spider Lian Fen (CFL)
last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Enchantment & Enchancement (MUL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; manager retained titles; 516; $25,000; edged SOS: Fogey Mondt & Joyous Joey Harrington (AEL), EDGE/BEER/GiFt: Warlock & Flower Power (NSL), SOS: The Dark Knight Rhonda & EDGE: "Apollo" Creed Bratton (NFL), previous champions TBABIT: "Stargazer" Orion Pierce & "Lawless" Caius Grey (NAL), EDGE: Apollo & Aphrodite (HRL), NME: Alpha & Omega (IGL), VIRUS: The King of Schwing M.J. & The Ruiner of Leagues (ASL; missed titles by point flow last time), SOS/|: Brutus the Butcher & "The Receipt" Mark K. Fabe (UNL; missed titles by point flow last time)



World Six-man Champions

SOS/IND: Doug "Double Bass" Brocky, Gene "The Machine" Conrad, Thad Clayman (IWL)
Jon Wasilewski of Virginia; moved up from U.S. titles; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

SOS: "Don't Go" Chasyn Waterfalls, "Delicious" Chip Dip, Rich "Corinthian" Leather (KHL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida; manager held titles 4 cycles in a row

SOS: Count Bloodula, Smuggler, The Manchise Robbie Blood (EHL)
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek of Texas; manager held titles 3 cycles in a row

SOS: Western Champ Mike Cook, "Big Six" Christy Mathewson, "Frenchman" Nap Lajoie (NDL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky (Cook) & "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; Manning retained titles

VIRUS: Jamie Wolf, Judy Sessions, "White Phoenix" Nina Schmitt (LSL)
Chris Schmitt of Kansas; ranked #14 last time

VIRUS: Super Dragon, Jack "The Cutthroat" Ripper, Johnny "Numbknutzz" Johnson (MUL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey, Frank Jay Belcher III, Mitchell Johnson, both of Michigan; Belcher held titles 17 cycles in a row, Drake 3 in a row, Johnson retained titles

VIRUS/CURE: Death Dealers Duke, Dutch, VIRUS: Rasslin' Reinhold Rasputin (WWL)
Michael Drake

NME: Time-Traveling Spoiler, Waluigi, New Breed Legend #4 (CFL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; manager held titles 36 cycles in a row

NME/FRM-16: Choppy Choppy PP, Aquatic Robert, Marchand American Muta (PKW)
Let's Go Marchand from the Right Side of the Tracks

TBABIT: Ol' Bud, Michael "Salty," Billy "Bull" Dog (UNL)
Jake Joyce of Illinois; manager retained titles

Top Contenders

11. EDGE: Cale, Dale, Gale Turner (NAL)

12. NME/CHAMP: The Executioner, NME: Tickle Me Pitbull, Money Mike Malone (XPL)

13. NME/FRM-16: Briscoe Black, Mad Patterson, Bundy Magic Alligator (LPL)
last of the teams with 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

NME: Genesis, Exodus, Revelation (NFL)
~TZ~; manager held titles 19 cycles in a row; share of $25,000

VIRUS: Deuce McGooch, SFTS, MERS (LPL)
Michael Drake (McGooch) & Frank Jay Belcher III; Belcher held titles 9 cycles in a row, Drake retained titles

VIRUS: Candyman Chuck, Mr. Warwick, Mike Vendetta (MUL)
Mitchell Johnson, Frank Jay Belcher III, Michael Drake

EDGE/BEER/GiFt: Snow Angel, Confluence, Unfolding Symmetry (IGL)
Kyle Devlin of Pennsylvania; manager retained titles

SOS: Willie "Too Big" Hall, Social Justice Warrior, Aloha Steve (EHL)
Robbie Pawelek; 521



1. IWL (959 matches) 492.362

2. SHL (873 matches) 493.083

3. DXL (816 matches) 493.558
highest average strategy total (active wrestlers only); 10 free matches for managers next cycle

4. CWL (814 matches) 492.590

5. BRL (810 matches) 492.750

6. BBL (787 matches) 491.986

7. NWL (639 matches) 481.852

8. WWL (620 matches) 492.528

9. UNL (530 matches) 493.447

10. ASL (478 matches) 488.719


TOP 20 STARS -- active wrestlers only

1. NME: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) 204

2. NME: Sinister Steve Stryker (ASL) 202

3. NME/CHAMP: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) 183

4. LPPF: Misfit Messiah (NAL) 150

5. LPPF: Medieval Tymes (ASL) 148

6. NME/CHAMP: Nightmare Sam Hell (ASL) 147

7. VIRUS: Mike Drake (HWL) 134

8. NME: Lord of Illusions (ASL) 133

9. VIRUS: Mike Drake (DZL)
NME: Mark the Master Duchaine (GRL) 126

11. NME: The Mighty Deadhead (XPL) 125

12. NME: Buda von Blitzen (NAL) 120

13. NME/CHAMP: Inferno (GRL) 118

14. NME: Deadly David Death (GRL)
NME/CHAMP: The Executioner (XPL) 116

16. NME/CHAMP: Arson (GRL) 114

17. Executioner (LBL) 112

18. EDGE: The Terminator (CZL) 111

19. NME: Diabolical Jerry Savage (NAL) 109

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



2023 Managers

1. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 260

2. Donald Henry 230

3. Derek Tuttle
Frank Jay Belcher III
Michael Drake 185

6. ~TZ~ 145

7. Steven J. Deane 110

8. Jon Wasilewski 100

9. IWA Legend Terrence Boyd 70

10. Mitchell Johnson
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek 60

12. Keith A. Maple
Let's Go Marchand 55

14. "Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine
Mike Carver
Wade Reinhard 50

17. Chris Schmitt
Jake Joyce
Michael Cook 40

20. Adam Kleinow
Brad Norman
Kyle Devlin
Michael Eaves 20

2023 Stables

1. SOS 570

2. NME 360

3. VIRUS 305

4. ARMY 230

5. EDGE 110


9. COT 70

10. FRM-16


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. Additional stats and rankings are available on the independent website tzwa.webs.com/iwa. These rankings are not officially recognized or endorsed by the IWA.



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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

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Bronze Federation

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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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