Vol. 28, No. 3 -- February 2023
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Congratulations to manager Tim Pollino for coaching Agent 26 to such an impressive performance this cycle! His grappler has had great success competing in our many contests over the years, but the World title has eluded him until now.

Manager John McManus is deserving of kudos, as well. His athlete, Ricky "Wolfie" King, has been making quite a name for himself under John's watchful eye. Not only is he the reigning Barbed-Wire 2x4 Champion -- an honor he claimed at last year's Imagimania -- but he also came out on top at the most recent Rookie Brawl!

Both players have something in common in addition to winning gold in our contests and during the major play-offs this cycle: each manages only one wrestler in the entire game!

Regardless of the size of your roster, make sure all your ring warriors have the correct stable initials listed, because Stablecade is right around the corner!



World Champion

SHS: Agent 26 (BRL)
Tim Pollino of Massachusetts; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches, 10 free matches for BRL managers next cycle

U.S. Champion

VIRUS: Smallpox (HWL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; edged NME/VIP: James St. Patrick (STL), EDGE: Mr. Diehard John McClane (BKL), X-66: Waylon Hernshaw Gray (CAW)

King of the Ring

NME: Mike Eaves (COL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 500; $50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 276 KotR total; edged TNT: "The King" Snake Duncan (MML; lesser overall total); hold positions were 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13; battle royal hold positions were 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 14, 15


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

Iron Federation Champion

VIRUS: Mike Drake (HLL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 499; edged NME: Stoned Freedom (XPL)

Steel Federation Champion

SOS: Ox Cutter (WDL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; 500; edged EDGE: Jesse Pinkerton (IIL)

Gold Federation Champion

SHS: Agent 26 (BRL)
Tim Pollino of Massachusetts; 501

Diamond Federation Champion

NME/FRM-16: JJ Villain (NSL)
Let's Go Marchand from the Right Side of the Tracks; manager retained title; 500; edged VIRUS: Fella (YJL)

Bronze Federation Champion

NME: Larry USSR Koloff (EHL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown; 501; edged NME: The Misguided Mole (IGL)

Jade Federation Champion

EDGE: Brad Boreman (TGL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; 501


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

American Champion

SHS: Agent 26 (BRL)
Tim Pollino of Massachusetts; 501; edged EDGE: Brad Boreman (TGL)

Asian Champion

AOD: Psychobolt (DXL)
Maurice Plante of Canada; 500; edged NME: "Regal" Ronald Reagan (HRL), EDGE: Jesse Pinkerton (IIL)

Elite Champion

Agent 26
60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches

Hardcore Champion

NME: Larry USSR Koloff (EHL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown; 501; edged NME: The Misguided Mole (IGL)

International Champion

NME: Vlad the Impaler (KHL)
Solomon Shaw of Maine; 500; edged VIRUS: Fella (YJL), VIRUS/CURE: Zigs Blood (LNL), VIRUS: Rainbow Rika Roberts (GAL), NME: Hokus Pokus (ZZL), SOS: Ox Cutter (WDL), COT: Soo Yoo-Pai (IWL)

Metropolitan Champion

Agent 26
15 free matches

Rookie Brawl Winner

Ricky "Wolfie" King (NWL)
John McManus of Northern Ireland; 500; edged "The Grey Wolf" Doug McMaster (NWL)



National Champion

NME: Rusty Riggs (IWL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; Mid-Atlantic region; edged TOXIC: Harrison Hurtz (DZL), VIRUS: Redd Donny Black (AAL), COT: Minnesota Wrecking Crew XI (PKW), SOS/OMR: "Hand of Death" Thanatos (STL)

Central Plains Champion

TBABIT/RABBIT: "Dragonheart" Rey Converse (DXL)
Jake Joyce of Illinois; 501; edged EDGE: Jack Hammer (UNL), EDGE: Manic Matthew Anderson (IIL), UNITED WAYY: Oni Wayy (CAW)

East Coast Champion

POYSON: Dahlia Nightshade (CAW)
Shawn McAbee of Tennessee; 501; edged AOD: Magic Dragon (AOL), EDGE: The Hip-Hop Mayor Kwane Kilpatrick (IGL)

Great Lakes Champion

VIRUS: Hardcore Harrison (DXL)
VIRUS: Matty Malaka (AAL)
VIRUS: Zigmond Timickle (WEW)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501; edged SOS/ARMY: "Troublemaker" Yolanda Tate (HRL)

Northeast Champion

ORDER: Johnny Wrestlefest (IWL)
Timothy L. Clark of Washington; 501; edged VIRUS: Brock Payne (AOL), EDGE: Owen Scott (CZL)

Pacific Northwest Champion

NME: The Mummy (GRL)
Steven J. Deane of Nebraska; 501

Rocky Mountains Champion

VIRUS: Junik Matteo (GCL)
Michael Drake; 501; edged SOS/ARMY: "Pitbull" Kordell Sparks (DXL), NME: The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (IGL), SOS/OMR: Ultimate Creation (GWL)

Southeast Champion

SOS/ARMY: "Hardcore Icon" Jason Webb (CZL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; manager retained title; 501

Southwest Champion

EDGE: Hamilton P. Sandwich (IIL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; 500; edged SOS: Jim "The Anchor" Needhart (BRL)

West Coast Champion

EDGE: Cleaner of Messes (DZL)
Brad Norman; 500; edged NME/VIP: Paul Pluto (STL), <H*N*R>: Marc Justice (BRL)



Ladies' World Champion

TOXIC: Addisyn Killswitch (BWL)
Gerry Zags; 500; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches; edged VIRUS: Rainbow Rika Roberts (GAL)

Ladies' U.S. Champion

COT: Ms. Perfect (MDL)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania; 500; $25,000; edged Tiamat

Queen of the Ring

Tiamat (BWL)
Luke Zeimet of Tennessee; 500; 270 QotR total; edged NME: Abby (VVL; lesser overall total)

Ladies' National Champion

SOS/OMR: "High Valkyrie" Freya (FFL)
Reign from Ohio; 501

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

COT: Ladies Sin & Malice (MDL)
Wade Reinhard; 516; edged SOS: Mary Kate Olsen & Cover Girl Krieger (VVL), COT: Destyni Sanchez-Leon & "Nature Grrrl" Nakita Wu (GAL; missed titles by point flow last time), LPPF: "Caged Equality" Valentina Shevchenko & Taila Santos (FFL; missed titles by point flow last time)

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

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

World Six-woman Champions

LPPF: Mystique, Equality, River Wylde (VVL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

SOS/WAI: Ferrari Girls #1, #2, #3 (VVL)
Justin Vickers of Missouri; 521



World Tag-team Champions

LPPF: "Under Contract" Randy Couture & Conor McGregor (HAL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio; manager held titles 3 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

EDGE: Pain & The Terminator (DZL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; manager retained titles

NME: Ghostrider & Deathhawk (BBL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; manager retained titles

VIRUS: Johnny "Numbknutzz" Johnson & Gweedo (MUL)
Mitchell Johnson & Frank Jay Belcher III, both of Michigan; Belcher retained titles

COT: Fathers Conrad & Arturo Bartolo (NWL)
Adam Kleinow of Maryland

COT: Blackjack Sullivan & Hooded Soldier II (KHL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota

SOS: TESD Q & "Big Train" Walter Johnson (NDL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky & "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio

Top Contenders

8. NME: Bonecrusher Bobby Stryker & The Razor (PKW)
EDGE: Martin Byrde & Juarez Jennison (UNL)

10. EDGE: "Mr. Perfection" J. Middlebrook & Superstar Smokey Jacobs (NAL)
NME: Wario & Waluigi (CFL)

12. COT: Daredevil Don & Ravishing Rick Williams (GWL)
VIRUS: Michael Maserati & The Sniffer of Biden (ASL)

14. SOS/OMR: Hyper Battle Cyborg & War Machine (SVL)

15. VIRUS: Big Bad Momma Shatterday & Cupcake (WWL)

16. SOS/IND: The Polish Powerhouse & Krusty Rhodes (BRL)

17. RPE: Shotgun James Carnage & Texas Jesse Tombstone (IWL)

18. EDGE/GiFt: Videodrone & Epsilon (LPL)

19. VIRUS/BO$$: "The Anomaly" Savannah Dexter & "The Swamp" E.C. Rotte (WTL)
previous champions; last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

IMT/AR15: Make America Great Again & Infowars (NDL)
Kevin Elrod from FEMA Camp Region V; 516; $25,000; edged LPPF: "Suicidal Crank Yankers" Helen & Elmer Higgins (PKW), VIRUS: Jimmie Cornnutz & Tina "Gold-Digger" Burns (MUL), VIRUS: Brodie King & Zombie #8 (LPL), EDGE: MC & DC Savage (DZL), SOS/OMR: Natural Born Killer & Demolition Man (SVL), SOS: The Average Mexican & Shonuff Killer (WDL), NME/CHAMP: Hardcore Tommy Valentine & LPPF: Xtra 4 Hire (Brad) (NAL), NME: Badd Co. Rock & Showboat Sam Warner (ASL), Dark Danger & "Your Everyday Hero" Oliver Livingston (BRL)



World Six-man Champions

SOS/IND: Doug "Double Bass" Brocky, Gene "The Machine" Conrad, Thad Clayman (IWL)
Jon Wasilewski of Virginia; held titles 3 cycles in a row, U.S. champions before that; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

NME: The Big Guy Rhys Hoskins, The Trail Blazer, Performance Center Trainer 5 (CSL)
Mike Carver of Pennsylvania, ~TZ~ of Virginia, Steven J. Deane of Nebraska; retained titles; ~TZ~ held titles 38 cycles in a row

VIRUS: Sir Arrogance JPM, Old Droopy, Filthy Itch (HLL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey (JPM) & Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; Belcher held titles 19 cycles in a row, Drake 5 in a row

VIRUS: "The Poker," "Mr. Hu$tle," Little Kuntry M.J. (WWL)
Mitchell Johnson of Michigan

COT: Dudley Smiley, Hooded Soldiers I, III (KHL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; manager retained titles

IMT/AR15: Due Process, Icon, They Them Climate Change Elrod 13th (NDL)
Kevin Elrod from FEMA Camp Region V; manager retained titles

LPPF: "Speed Pinners" Allen, Jr., Brian, Jr., Chris Quick, Jr. (OSL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio; manager retained titles

EDGE/GiFt: Obsidian, EDGE: Off the Wagon, "Agony Giver" C. Split (DZL)
Kyle Devlin of Pennsylvania, Jeff Annable of Canada, Brad Norman of North Carolina; managers retained titles

TBABIT: Chuckles, Manslaughter, Tom Henry (SVL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio

Mannequins #1, #2, #3 (BRL)
Kevin Daugherty of Sheffield Lake, Ohio

Top Contenders

11. SOS/OMR: Shogun, Tekayo, Bushido (UNL)

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

U.S. Six-man Champions

SOS: "Georgia Peach" Ty Cobb, Dos-Puncher, "Hardknocks" Diamond SQ (NDL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio (Cobb) & Michael Cook of Kentucky; retained titles; share of $25,000 + 10 free matches

NME: Billy the Kid, Doc Holiday, Gorgeous George Slaughter (KHL)
~TZ~ & Solomon Shaw of Maine (Slaughter); ~TZ~ held titles 21 cycles in a row

EDGE: "Purple Suede" Chandler Morado, EDGE/GiFt: Blackstar, EDGE/CHAMP: The AA Dropout (DZL)
Brad Norman, Kyle Devlin, Jeff Annable; Devlin held titles 4 cycles in a row, Annable & Norman retained titles

TBABIT: Tom Mustafa, Tom Simmons, Tom Ice (SVL)
Seth Brubaker; 521; edged NME: Nightmare Nick Stryker, LPPF: "Deathmatch Celebrities" Johnny Gomez, Nick Diamond (PKW)



1. BRL (1,209 matches) 494.135

2. IWL (981 matches) 494.616

3. BBL (823 matches) 495.471
highest average strategy total (active wrestlers only); 10 free matches for managers next cycle

4. WWL (715 matches) 490.937

5. CWL (661 matches) 494.000

6. DXL (643 matches) 493.417
CAW (643 matches) 491.712

8. NWL (612 matches) 486.292

9. SHL (562 matches) 491.417

10. UNL (545 matches) 492.476


TOP 20 MONEY HOLDERS -- active wrestlers only

1. Kaptain Kryptonite (NBL) $53,401,900

2. VIRUS: Mike Drake (HWL) $40,490,900

3. LPPF: Medieval Tymes (ASL) $27,431,900

4. NME/CHAMP: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) $20,910,900

5. LPPF: Misfit Messiah (NAL) $19,961,300

6. DFI: American Freedom Fighter E.J. (SHL) $19,482,538

7. VIRUS: Cpl. Punishment (LBL) $18,069,900

8. NGAA: Hawkeye Science (HLL) $17,365,300

9. VIRUS: Mike Drake (DZL) $14,915,800

10. NGAA: Rydia Stormer (MDL) $14,361,300

11. Death Warrant (LBL) $14,159,400

12. COT: Pete the Geek (IGL) $14,143,400

13. SHS: Punk Rock Mike (BRL) $13,552,800

14. "Mr. Everything" Kirk Lockran (AWL) $13,521,300

15. NME: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) $13,322,100

16. SHS: Agent 26 (BRL) $12,519,000

17. VIRUS: F.B. III (MUL) $11,631,700

18. COT: "Mr. Minnesota" Olaf Gustavson (QPL) $11,068,700

19. Sith: Duchess Talon (SHL) $10,764,800

20. Sith: Queen Maladi (SHL) $10,626,300



2023 Managers

1. ~TZ~ 695

2. Frank Jay Belcher III 545

3. Donald Henry 530

4. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 460

5. Michael Drake 445

6. Let's Go Marchand 330

7. Derek Tuttle 285

8. Brad Norman
Jeff Annable 260

10. Mike Carver 250

11. Keith A. Maple 240

12. Jon Wasilewski 205

13. Steven J. Deane 200

14. Kyle Devlin 190

15. Tim Pollino 185

16. Mitchell Johnson
Steven M. Shotliff 155

18. Solomon Shaw 145

19. Michael Cook
Robbie "Blood" Pawelek 130

2023 Stables

1. NME 1,455

2. SOS 1,190

3. VIRUS 775

4. ARMY 530

5. EDGE 470

6. FRM-16 330

7. COT 275

8. LPPF 240

9. IND 205

10. SHS 185


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.



Iron Federation

Black Ops, Bounty Hunter, Center Stage, Evil Eye, Hardcore Wrestling, Heroes and Legends, Main Event, National Patriots, Quick Pin, Unknown Wrestler, 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, Final Impact, 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, Pretty Deadly, 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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