Vol. 28, No. 11 -- August 2023
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If you've been waiting for the chance to dethrone one of our reigning Specialty Champions, the time has arrived! Go for one, two, or all 20 of the available belts; you won't leave empty-handed if you finish in the top three for any title.

Look inside that big white envelope for your entry form, or download the PDF version from the Results page of our website. Fill it out, then mail it to us with your matches and strategies for the upcoming September cycle. (Remember that IWA contests are not open to UWL wrestlers.)

You already know your ring warriors have that special something... now make sure your fellow players know it!

Manager Steven J. Deane nearly pulled off a World Championship three-peat! Unfortunately for him, The Boys wanted to fight, and I let them. (Shout-out to manager Seth Brubaker for claiming his second career World title. He previously held the game's top prize in April 2021.)

In financial news, U.S. gold exports increased dramatically this past cycle due to AOD: Skullfire and Psychobolt transporting the Gold Federation, Elite, Hardcore, Metropolitan, and World Tag-team belts across the border to Canada's own Maurice Plante (felicitations!).


HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania

COT: Shadow Mistress (MDL) 1,009-188-33, *22, $1,813,700
Shadow Mistress announced her retirement and induction into the IWA Hall of Fame after suffering potentially long-term medical issues from a brutal best-of-5 steel chair series loss (1-3-1) in the MDL to GUN: Charley Chairshot. Her career began in May 2008 in the Gold Digger League (now the MDL), and she has also competed in the LLL, VUL, and FFL over the years. The highlights of her career include winning the Ladies' National title in May 2008, taking the Women's World title in September 2022, and being a part of the 2023 Stablecade winning team.



World Champion

TBABIT: "Back Street" Bax Alright (HRL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches, 10 free matches for HRL managers next cycle

"A second World Championship! It feels validating to be Bax at the top and to win once again. I have to thank my IWA buddies and dear friends Jake, Tom, and Brad for their support and our brotherhood. Cheers!"

U.S. Champion

VIRUS/BDE: Dutch Shatterday (WWL)
The Landlord from Wicked City; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; edged NME/VIP: Mr. YLL Mike Carver (COL)

King of the Ring

COT: Air Assault Joe Danner (WEW)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania; 499; $50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 274 KotR total; hold positions were 1, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15; battle royal hold positions were 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14


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

Iron Federation Champion

Jake "The Milkman" Milliman (QPL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; 501

Steel Federation Champion

Connecticut Yankee (LSL)
"Mr. Everything" Kirk Lockran (AWL)
R.D. Strickland of Massachusetts; 500

Gold Federation Champion

AOD: Skullfire (BBL)
Maurice Plante of Canada; 501; edged VIRUS/BDE: Wyatt Shatterday (WTL; missed title by point flow last time), EDGE: Trivial Pursuit (DZL)

Diamond Federation Champion

SOS/ARMY: "Cueball" Andy Skidmore (XWL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 501; edged SOS/CHAMP: Masked Inmate V.E.B. (LBL)

Bronze Federation Champion

TBABIT: "Back Street" Bax Alright (HRL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; 501; edged COT: Bootleg (UNL), NME: Lex Stevenson (EHL), COT: Pete the Geek (IGL), VIRUS/BCB: "A-Game" Derek Ace (WWL)

Jade Federation Champion

NME: Sledge (UCW)
Steven J. Deane of Nebraska; 501


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

American Champion

VIRUS/BDE: Wyatt Shatterday (WTL)
The Landlord from Wicked City; missed title by point flow last time; 501; edged VIRUS/BCB: "A-Game" Derek Ace (WWL)

Asian Champion

TBABIT: "Back Street" Bax Alright (HRL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; 501; edged Scorch (MDL)

Elite Champion

AOD: Skullfire (BBL)
Maurice Plante of Canada; 501; 60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches; edged previous champion Wyatt Shatterday

Hardcore Champion

edged SOS/ARMY: "Cueball" Andy Skidmore (XWL), EDGE: Trivial Pursuit (DZL), NME: Lex Stevenson (EHL), SOS/CHAMP: Masked Inmate V.E.B. (LBL), COT: Pete the Geek (IGL)

International Champion

Jake "The Milkman" Milliman (QPL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; 501; edged COT: Bootleg (UNL), NME: Sledge (UCW)

Metropolitan Champion


Rookie Brawl Winner

COT: Tsuyoshi Mazoku (NWL)
Tom Flesher; retained title; manager held title 3 cycles in a row; edged The Hebrew Hammer (NWL)



National Champion

EDGE/ROT: Huge Peanut Briarwood (NFL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; West Coast region; edged NME: Killer Wasp Leapin' Lars (UCW)

Central Plains Champion

EDGE: Jumpin' Johnny Fawcett (CZL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; 501; edged NME: Fantasy (LNL), SOS/WAI: Algor Blackstar (IWL), SOS: Farmer Burns (AAL), VIRUS/BDE: Cupcake (WWL)

East Coast Champion

SOS/OMR: Ultimate Creation (WEW)
Reign from Ohio; 501; edged NME: Horror (LNL)

Great Lakes Champion

NME: Elwood (IGL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 501

Mid-Atlantic Champion

VIRUS/BDE: Wicked Sister (CAW)
The Landlord from Wicked City; 501; edged SOS/ARMY: "Mistah Disrespeck" Quentin Sisko (DXL), NME: The Minister (AAL), EDGE: Chef Braiser Ramon (UNL), NME/FRM-16: Lord of Violence (PKW)

Northeast Champion

NME: "The Hulk" Dirk Rogan (EHL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; 501; edged ORDER: MTA Jazz (WWL)

Pacific Northwest Champion

NME: Daniel Blaze (AAL)
~TZ~; 500; edged NME: The Basket Case Sid Skyscraper (CZL), NME: Cain the Destroyer (UCW)

Rocky Mountains Champion

Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501; edged NME: Vengeance (HRL)

Southeast Champion

SOS/ARMY: "Bad Influence" Zepp Rattburn (CZL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 500; edged NME: Juggalo (SHL), VIRUS: Edge Neckbeard (WEW), COT: Quirinius (UCW), NME: Blue Ninja (JDL)

Southwest Champion

VIRUS: Chikungunya (MML)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 501



Ladies' World Champion

Scorch (MDL)
Greg Koscik of Ohio; 501; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches

Ladies' U.S. Champion

DOD: Queen Vixen Red (BBW)
Robert J. Ratliff of Virginia; 501; $25,000

Queen of the Ring

SOS: Brenda "Bring Da" Payne (VVL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; 275 QotR total

Ladies' National Champion

SOS/OMR: "Volcanic Rush" Pele (LLL)
Reign from Ohio; 501; edged VIRUS: Arianna Piranha (LLL), NME: "Beautiful" Becky Hall (BBW), GUN: Princess Starwrestler (PDL), ORDER: Rebecca Wildheart (BBW)

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

SOS: Jinx Arashikage & Car Trash Ian #7 (VVL)
Jeff Manning & Derek Tuttle of Florida; missed titles by point flow last time; 516; edged COT/DVC: Beatrix & Ursula van Chaos (GAL), TBABIT: Helen "Volunteer" Dog & Whiplash (PDL; held U.S. titles previous 2 cycles)

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

GUN: Erin Darkstrom & Olivia Oblivion (BBW)
Patrick Wallace of Texas

World Six-woman Champions

VIRUS: Doc Gallows, Pandora's, Juice Boxes (VUL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey, Frank Jay Belcher III, Mitchell Johnson, both of Michigan; Belcher & Drake held titles 7 cycles in a row

SOS: Yellow Ranger, Bombshell Stall, Lady Jaye Burnett (VVL)
Derek Tuttle (Ranger) & Jeff Manning; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

VIRUS: Rocket Man, Pocket Rocket, Guzinga (VVL)
Frank Jay Belcher III & Michael Drake (Guzinga); Belcher held titles 4 cycles in a row, Drake retained titles; 521



World Tag-team Champions

EDGE: Hooded Justice & "The Equalitarian" Thomas Calvin (MEL)
Jeff Annable of Canada & Brad Norman of North Carolina; Norman held titles 6 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

NME: Powerhouse Pete Chambers & Dallas Breeze (CSL)
~TZ~ of Virginia & Solomon Shaw of Maine; Shaw held titles 5 cycles in a row, ~TZ~ 4 in a row

NME: Atomic Flounder & Man Ray (EEL)
Solomon Shaw

VIRUS: Ace Anderson & Necrotizing Fasciitis (HLL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey & Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; Belcher held titles 3 cycles in a row

TOXIC: Hunter Hatred & VIRUS: Chaotic Corino Crusher (DZL)
Gerry Zags & Michael Drake

AOD: Skullfire & Psychobolt (BBL)
Maurice Plante of Canada

Top Contenders

7. EDGE: Savage Scott Harper & SOS: Attack Turtle Green (IIL)
SOS: The Minister of Lightness & Cyr (AEL)

9. SOS: Deep Six Willoughby & "Shoulda" Ben Gone (WDL)

10. SOS: Western Champ Mike Cook & "Sultan of Swat" Babe Ruth (NDL)

11. NME/FRM-16: Brazilian King Corn & Hard Jeffrey (NSL)
ranked #18 last time

12. COT: Indian Assassins Bhauls & K'nie Diep (CFL)
ranked #21 last time, champions before that

13. COT: Mammoth & Jurassic Machines (HAL)

14. NME: The Brawler & The Technician (NAL)
SOS: Cold Stone Austin Steve & Brad "Rhythm Section" Hargreaves (LBL)

16. SOS: King Kong Grundy & May B. Knott (QPL)

17. TBABIT/NTMS: "The Norm" Brad Edgeman & P.T. "Flipper" McMerit (UNL)

18. VIRUS: Bane Breaker & Hardcore Hank Hatred (LNL)
VIRUS/CTI: Matt & Nick Jackson (WWL)

20. SOS: Alex & Axel von Snapp (CWL)
SOS/OMR: Ali Ripurarmov & SOS/ARMY: "Big Bad" Angel Bestia (HRL)
last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

IMT/AR15: Elrodhausen & Flatten the Curve (HAL)
Kevin Elrod from FEMA Camp Region V; share of $25,000

NME: Apocalypse & A Stop at Willoughby (CFL)
~TZ~ & Solomon Shaw

EDGE/CHOSEN: Keith Scott & EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 14 (MEL)
Jeff Annable & Rich Reilly of New Jersey; 516; edged TOXIC: Harrison Hurtz & VIRUS: Brock Callihan (APL), EDGE: Temperate Thomas & SOS: Attack Turtle Blue (IIL), NME: Barnacle Boy & Mermaid Man (EEL), VIRUS/BDE: Big Bad Momma Shatterday & Cupcake (WWL), TBABIT/NTMS: Jimmy "Party" & Dixie "Greg" Dog (UNL; missed titles by point flow last time), SOS/OMR: Demolition Man & SOS/ARMY: "The Mauler" Perro DeGuerra (HRL)



World Six-man Champions

PPA/ORDER: Mr. Smith, Cpl. Punishment, Pork Rind (BBL)
retained titles
ORDER/HWY: The Sailor, The Pilot, The Dam Builder (WWL)
Robert Lawson of Colorado; manager held titles 4 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

ORDER: Sundogs Smoke, Boops, Rex (QPL)
Timothy L. Clark of Washington

DOD/ORDER: The Saskatchewan Sasquatch, Shapeshifter RJ Gold, The Zombie Hunter Matthew Porter (BRL)
Jason Frymier of Canada, Robert J. Ratliff of Virginia, Timothy L. Clark

NME/DF: Dominant Factor Greed, NME: The Mad Arsonist, NME/DEATH EXPRESS: The Zombie (CSL)
~TZ~ of Virginia, Solomon Shaw of Maine, Steven J. Deane of Nebraska; ~TZ~ held titles 46 cycles in a row, Shaw 8 in a row

VIRUS: Second City Saint, Mr. Rogers, Pee "The Wannabee" Wee (HWL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey (Saint) & Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; Belcher held titles 27 cycles in a row, Drake 13 in a row

EDGE: Mr. Gift, Rip Ripley, EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 19 (MEL)
Jeff Annable of Canada, Brad Norman of North Carolina, Rich Reilly of New Jersey; Annable & Norman held titles 10 cycles in a row, Reilly retained titles

SOS: Prejudice, Greed, Envy (COL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida; manager held titles 8 cycles in a row

SOS/OMR: Shogun, Bushido, SOS/ARMY: "Payaso" Rudo Garcia (HRL)
Reign from Ohio & Donald Henry of Illinois (Garcia); Reign held titles 6 cycles in a row

SOS: TESD Bry, "Big Six" Christy Mathewson, "Frenchman" Nap Lajoie (NDL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky (Bry) & "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; Manning held titles 4 cycles in a row, Cook 3 in a row

SOS/WAI: Alpha Males #11, #12, #13 (SHL)
Justin Vickers of Missouri; manager retained titles

COT/PP: Blood, COT: Scarlet, Scarab Knights (WEW)
COT: Ben Dead, The Headless Horseman, Mort Ician (UCW)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania

Top Contenders

14. TBABIT/RABBIT: El Vecino del Pavo, "The Camper" Lewis N. Clark, "The Fisherman" Ernest Ahab (NSL)
TBABIT: Steve Hewghes, "Clean Boys" Brian Latch, Jerry Tauts (XWL)
last of the teams with 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

NME: Unoriginal Seals #4, #5, #6 (AAL)
~TZ~; manager held titles 29 cycles in a row; share of $25,000

NME: The Hotshot Scott Taylor, "Cold-Blooded" Chris, Genetic Freak Justin Stone (IGL)
Solomon Shaw; manager held titles 5 cycles in a row

VIRUS/CTI: Brock Callihan, VIRUS: Queens Walker, Zombie (HWL)
Michael Drake (Callihan) & Frank Jay Belcher III; Belcher held titles 8 cycles in a row, Drake 5 in a row

SOS/ARMY: "Night Terror" Sika Caffrey, SOS/OMR: "Legend Killer" Kyler Epic, "Game Master" Markus Rage (HRL)
Donald Henry (Caffrey) & Reign; Reign held titles 8 cycles in a row

SOS: Joyous Joey Harrington, Universal Spider, Black Swallow of Death (AEL)
Derek Tuttle (Harrington) & Jeff Manning; Tuttle held titles 5 cycles in a row, Manning retained titles

TBABIT: The Joker, The Smoker, The Midnight Toker (NSL)
Jake Joyce of Illinois

TBABIT: Pat Divebar, David Hewghes, "Popular" Colby Cheese (XWL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio

ORDER: Yolo, Oink, Ugg the Clowns (QPL)
Timothy L. Clark; 521



1. BRL (1,089 matches) 492.000

2. IWL (1,045 matches) 491.987

3. SHL (976 matches) 494.694
highest average strategy total (active wrestlers only); 10 free matches for managers next cycle

4. DXL (919 matches) 493.967

5. BBL (654 matches) 492.111

6. ASL (580 matches) 487.875

7. WWL (518 matches) 494.149

8. QPL (516 matches) 475.275

9. NAL (468 matches) 492.080

10. UNL (419 matches) 493.893


TOP 20 VICTORIES -- active wrestlers only

1. Kaptain Kryptonite (NBL) 17,026-2,840-752

2. VIRUS: Mike Drake (HWL) 16,662-1,628-376

3. VIRUS: Cpl. Punishment (LBL) 12,451-803-187

4. NME/CHAMP: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) 11,417-905-271

5. VIRUS: Mike Drake (DZL) 10,345-1,252-181

6. Death Warrant (LBL) 9,680-911-162

7. NME: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) 8,845-708-240

8. "Mr. Everything" Kirk Lockran (AWL) 8,762-2,259-487

9. DFI: American Freedom Fighter E.J. (SHL) 8,261-1,303-319

10. Arsenal (LWL) 8,253-643-107

11. LPPF: Medieval Tymes (ASL) 7,144-1,080-195

12. NME: Sinister Steve Stryker (ASL) 6,974-705-234

13. MC: White Tiger Mask (STL) 6,873-2,912-92

14. NGAA: Rydia Stormer (MDL) 6,803-2,019-385

15. VIRUS: Mike Drake (DXL) 6,573-1,063-169

16. DOD: Ghost Lee Shadows (BRL) 6,563-589-171

17. SHS: Punk Rock Mike (BRL) 6,496-1,157-295

18. TSD: The Survivor (WWL) 6,495-1,595-319

19. Connecticut Yankee (LSL) 6,277-1,582-351

20. NGAA: Hawkeye Science (HLL) 6,236-1,520-263



2023 Managers

1. Michael Drake 1,930

2. Frank Jay Belcher III 1,890

3. ~TZ~ 1,765

4. Solomon Shaw 1,505

5. Brad Norman 1,425

6. Steven J. Deane 1,345

7. Reign 1,245

8. Derek Tuttle 1,175

9. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 1,150

10. Jeff Annable 1,100

11. Donald Henry 950

12. Michael Cook 915

13. Let's Go Marchand 750

14. Keith A. Maple 660

15. Mitchell Johnson 620

16. Steven M. Shotliff 590

17. Mike Carver 560

18. Wade Reinhard 545

19. Adam Kleinow
Seth Brubaker 505

2023 Stables

1. NME 4,575

2. SOS 3,795

3. VIRUS 3,250

4. EDGE 2,345

5. COT 1,360

6. OMR 1,245

7. ARMY 910

8. ORDER 855

9. FRM-16 750

10. TBABIT 685


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, Continental 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, Blood Bath Women, 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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