Vol. 28, No. 12 -- September 2023
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HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

Joseph Cockrell of Michigan

TD: Allyson Chaynes (BBW) 1,264-294-65, *26, $2,333,100
aRS: Jamie Syn (CAW) 1,043-243-45, *18, $1,919,100
aRS: Janelle Syn (CAW) 1,084-334-53, *19, $1,975,100
TROUGH: Lizzee le Faye (WWL) 1,023-246-59, *13, $1,707,200

Michael Drake of New Jersey

VIRUS: Ricky Shane Page (LPL) 459-424-67, *50, $1,995,200
VIRUS: Shane Douglas (HWL) 279-259-49, *53, $1,609,000



World Champion

SOS/OMR: Shogun (LNL)
Reign from Ohio; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches, 10 free matches for LNL managers next cycle

U.S. Champion

NME/FRM-16: Dr. Flesh Gordon (STL)
Let's Go Marchand from the Right Side of the Tracks; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; edged VIRUS/CURE: Tommy End (LNL), EDGE: The Wolf of Wall Street Bernie Madoff (IGL)

King of the Ring

SOS/OMR: Reign (LNL)
Reign; 500; $50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 278 KotR total; hold positions were 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13; battle royal hold positions were 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14, 15


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

Iron Federation Champion

NME/VIP: King Carver (XPL)
Mike Carver of Pennsylvania; 499; edged NME: Money Mike Carver (MEL)

Steel Federation Champion

NME/FRM-16: Crooklyn Crawler (CFL)
Let's Go Marchand from the Right Side of the Tracks; 501; edged SOS/OMR: The Next Big Thing (OSL), COT: Best of the Best IV (MUL)

Gold Federation Champion

<H*N*R>: "One in a Million" Kenji Matsuda (GWL)
Adam Maloy of Florida; 500; edged SOS/OMR: Irish Hand Grenade (SVL), NME: Marcus "Titan" Johansson (KHL), "Nature Boy" Phil Landers (CWL)

Diamond Federation Champion

SOS/OMR: "Slavic Stalker" Chernobog (STL)
Reign from Ohio; 501; edged EDGE/ROT: Professor Pompus (NFL), RFD: Mr. Massive (ECL)

Bronze Federation Champion

SOS/OMR: Shogun (LNL)
Reign; 501; edged NME: The Annoying Aardvark (IGL), EDGE: Gabe "Little Terror" Matthews (AOL), VIRUS/BDE: Cupcake (WWL)

Jade Federation Champion

NME: Becker (JDL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; 500


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

American Champion

EDGE: Gabe "Little Terror" Matthews (AOL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; 501; edged SOS/OMR: "Slavic Stalker" Chernobog (STL), SOS/OMR: The Next Big Thing (OSL), Cupcake

Asian Champion

RFD: Mr. Massive (ECL)
Greg Koscik of Ohio; 501

Elite Champion

"Nature Boy" Phil Landers (CWL)
Jeremy Workman of Missouri; 500; 60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches; edged MWC: Kevin Savage (FAL), COT: Fierce Machine (PDL)

Hardcore Champion

NME: The Annoying Aardvark (IGL)
Solomon Shaw of Maine; 501; edged NME/FRM-16: Crooklyn Crawler (CFL), COT: Best of the Best IV (MUL)

International Champion

SOS/OMR: Shogun (LNL)
Reign from Ohio; 501; edged EDGE/ROT: Professor Pompus (NFL)

Metropolitan Champion

VIRUS/BDE: Cupcake (WWL)
The Landlord from Wicked City; 501; 15 free matches

Rookie Brawl Winner

COT/TI: Future Man (NWL)
Dan Hayman of Michigan



National Champion

SOS/ARMY: Hootie's Bodyguard Bareback (CZL)
Donald Henry of Illinois; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; Pacific Northwest region; edged NME: Werewolf (WDL), SOS/ARMY: "Urban Disciple" Joker Skott (XWL)

Central Plains Champion

NME/DF: Dominant Factor Hate (GRL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; 501; edged Adam Kingdom (BRL), SOS: Xsane (XWL)

East Coast Champion

NME: Pumpkinhead (LBL)
Solomon Shaw of Maine; 501; edged SOS/ARMY: "Dive Bar Brawler" Clevon Isaacs (HRL)

Great Lakes Champion

VIRUS: Machine Gun Karl Anderson (DXL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501

Mid-Atlantic Champion

COT: Laser Frog (FAL)
Dan Hayman of Michigan; 501

Northeast Champion

SOS/ARMY: "Mack Daddy of Violence" Rodney Pierce (CZL)
Donald Henry; 500; edged VIRUS: Archer Anderson (NDL), VIRUS: Ziggy Timickle (DZL), VIRUS: F.B.III from the C.D.C. (DXL), NME/CON-AIR: Garland Greene (NBL)

Rocky Mountains Champion

TOXIC: Queen Killswitch (DZL)
Gerry Zags; 500; edged SOS/OMR: "Beast Mode" Joey Boss (GRL), SOS: Ezra Grey (AAL)

Southeast Champion

VIRUS: Omega (YJL)
Michael Drake; 501

Southwest Champion

Big Money Bonnie Banks (BBL)
Andrew McMillan of Texas; 501

West Coast Champion

NME: Patrick Bateman (LBL)
Solomon Shaw; 501; edged CLAW*/SOS: Mike von Claw (NFL)



Ladies' World Champion

COT: Fierce Machine (PDL)
Tom Flesher; 500; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches

Ladies' U.S. Champion

SOS: "Misery" Sharon Payne (VVL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; 499; $25,000

Queen of the Ring

SOS: Brenda "Bring Da" Payne (VVL)
Jeff Manning; retained title; 10 free matches; 271 QotR total

Ladies' National Champion

EDGE: "Total Package" Trina Fixer (PDL)
Brad Norman of North Carolina; 501

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

COT: Amazon & Valkyrie Machines (PDL)
Tom Flesher

DOD: Catfish Josie & Dr. BB (BBW)
Robert J. Ratliff of Virginia

SOS/OMR: "Night Terror" Nox & "Night Crawler" Arachne (LLL)
Reign from Ohio; 516; edged TOXIC: Sinn Sage & VIRUS: Ace Blade (MDL), SOS: Sparta Cortez & Car Trash Ian #9 (VVL), VIRUS: Killers Kim & Kelly (FFL)

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

ORDER: Amazing Amy & Deadly Darlene Blitz (BBW)
Timothy L. Clark of Washington; 516; edged COT: Grace & Kayla Graystone (PDL), COT: Storm Skagard & Bestla the Giantess (MDL), VIRUS: Carnage Clan Cutter & Crusher (FFL)

World Six-woman Champions

SOS: Princess Kyra, Dialtone Morelli, Beyonce (VVL)
Jeff Manning & Derek Tuttle of Florida (Beyonce); managers retained titles

COT: Sugar, Spice, Everything Nice Machines (PDL)
Tom Flesher

COT: Superstar Carey, Devious Dawn Stasko, Mad Dog Michelle Brosious (MDL)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania

ORDER/BNC: Bernice, Geraldine, Janice Buttafoogli (BBW)
Joseph Glen Clark of California; 521

U.S. Six-woman Champions

VIRUS: Irene the Siren, Tempting Temptress, Gonor Rhea (FFL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; manager held titles 5 cycles in a row

COT: Candy Starr, Ms. Maude, Lady K. (PDL)
Dan Hayman of Michigan; 521



World Tag-team Champions

SOS: Western Champ Mike Cook & "Sultan of Swat" Babe Ruth (NDL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky & "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; ranked #10 last time; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

SOS: "Touchdown" Tommy Maddox & "Nasty" Neil O'Donnell (WTL)
Derek Tuttle of Florida

SOS/OMR: "Jade Emperor" Yu Huang & "Illustrious" Erlang Shen (TGL)
Reign from Ohio

NME: Fab & Razzle Dazzle (ASL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; manager held titles 5 cycles in a row

VIRUS: Pink Eye & Bootylicious (COL)
Frank Jay Belcher III & Mitchell Johnson, both of Michigan; Belcher held titles 4 cycles in a row

EDGE: Silver Surfer & Galactus (AAL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; manager retained titles

ORDER: Blood & Guts (APL)
ORDER: The Riot Bringer Lloyd & The Chaos Bringer David Wittstruck (FAL)
Timothy L. Clark of Washington

COT: The Masked Patriot & Rugged Ronnie Gorman (UCW)
Tom Flesher

Top Contenders

10. TBABIT: "Clean Boys" Brian Latch & Jerry Tauts (XWL)

11. TOXIC: Hunter Hatred & VIRUS: Chaotic Corino Crusher (DZL)
previous champions

12. COT: Nikolai Koloff & Nikita Volkoff (WEW)
ORDER: The Gamehead Kenneth & The Mega Punk Christopher Jerkowski (QPL)
SOS/|: Jos A & B (BRL)

15. TBABIT: "Buffalo" Gabriel & "Elk" Gregory Grove (NSL)

16. NME: The Brawler & The Technician (NAL)
ranked #14 last time

17. NME: Tickle Me Pitbull & Mike Mayhem (XPL)
SOS: Clutch Steinberg & Colin Oscopy (WDL)

19. VIRUS: Solomon Crowe & Triple Lindy (HLL)

20. VIRUS: Bane Breaker & Hardcore Hank Hatred (LNL)
ranked #18 last time
VIRUS/CTI: Matt & Nick Jackson (WWL)
ranked #18 last time
VIRUS: Mark & Jay Briscoe (AOL)

23. COT: Smasher & Basher (IGL)

24. COT: Dudley Smiley & Tig O'Bitty (KHL)
Chase & Justin Grace (IWL)
"The Major" Bennie Factor & "The Genuine" Arty Fischel (CWL)

27. COT: Biscuits & Gravy (GWL)
EDGE: Mr. White & Mr. Blue (CZL)

29. VIRUS/CURE: Muta & Kabuki (ECL)
last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

NME: Godlike Johnny Phoenix & The Lightning Kid (NDL)
Solomon Shaw of Maine; manager retained titles; share of $25,000

SOS/OMR: "Frost Giant" Ymir & "Fire Giant" Surtr (TGL)
Reign; 516; edged VIRUS: Matt Jackson & TOXIC: Duke Diesel (DZL), ORDER: Billy Bob & Joe Bob Wrestlepants (QPL), SOS/ARMY: "El Loco" Miguel Juarez & SOS: Mitch Please (XWL), SOS: S.L.U.M. Tiger & Yooka Laylee (LBL), SOS: Sleek Dirk Avarice & Rockin' Ryan Leaf (AEL), VIRUS/BDE: Big Bad Momma Shatterday & Cupcake (WWL; missed titles by point flow last time), VIRUS: Protozoa & Humpty Hump (COL), SOS/WAI: Kristofer Kain & Thirteen (IWL), Abe Scarlette & Robby Darling (UCW), EDGE: Rob Slayer & Ric Passion (CZL), SOS: "Great Lakes Champion" Mike Cook & Snow Job Moore (AAL), AOD: Brainy "The Brain" & "Innovator of Violence" Clumsy Smurf (WTL), COT: "Wild" Mark Enkidu & "Smokin'" Jay Driver (FAL), VIRUS: Brain Busters Bane & Butcher (NAL)



World Six-man Champions

COT/PP: Blood, COT: Scarlet, Scarab Knights (WEW)
retained titles
COT: Swashbuckling Henry Morgan, Leviathan, Steel (FAL)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

COT: "On Point" Edward Porthuron, Windsor D. Troyt, Soo Yoo-Pai (IWL)
Adam Kleinow of Maryland

COT: "Flamboyant" Johnny Stewart, Buffwell, "Sexy" Lenny Nightmare (KHL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota

NME: Achilles, Demeter, Theseus (ECL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; manager held titles 47 cycles in a row

NME: Burning Hammer Bane Blackheart, Crazy Horse Hannibal Savage, The Electrifying Enigma (CZL)
Solomon Shaw of Maine; manager held titles 9 cycles in a row

NME: Lt. Aldo Raine, Sgts. Donny Donowitz, Hugo Stiglitz (NAL)
"The Game" from Parts Unknown

VIRUS: Arianna Swawberry, Ebola, Leptospirosis (MML)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; manager held titles 28 cycles in a row

EDGE: Lightning, Crusher, Blaster Warriors (DZL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; manager held titles 11 cycles in a row

SOS: The Dark Knight Rhonda, EDGE: Dangerous Jim Hicks, "Merry" Harry Yuletide (NFL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky (Rhonda) & Brad Norman of North Carolina; Norman held titles 11 cycles in a row, Cook 4 in a row

SOS: Rock 'n' Roll McConnel, Stephan "Frontman" Jenkins, Z Gangsta (LBL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio & Derek Tuttle of Florida (Gangsta); Tuttle held titles 9 cycles in a row, Manning 5 in a row

TBABIT: Tom Henry, "Nice Guy" Kant Deal, Tom Mustafa (NBL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio

IMT/AR15: Make America Great Again, Infowars, Bad Dude Elrod Corn Pop (NDL)
Kevin Elrod from FEMA Camp Region V

<H*N*R>: Chile Relleno, Tacosaurus Tex, The Guacamole Kid (BBL)
Adam Maloy of Florida

Top Contenders

15. EDGE: Hooded Justice, "The Equalitarian" Thomas Calvin, EDGE/ROT: Rye Guy 18 (MEL)

16. NME: Crimson Knight Karl Chambers, The Cutthroat MC, "Mankind's Last Hope" Marcus Champion (CSL)

17. TBABIT: Clodhopper, EDGE: Spotless C. Crew, Brackish Bruiser Bedlam (UNL)

18. ORDER/HWY: The Sailor, The Pilot, The Dam Builder (WWL)
previous champions; last of the teams with 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

NME: Pistol Pete, Dark Rider, Rough House (MML)
~TZ~; manager held titles 30 cycles in a row; share of $25,000

NME: The Old Man in the Cave, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, I Shot an Arrow into the Air (CZL)
Solomon Shaw; manager held titles 6 cycles in a row

VIRUS: Resident Evil, Umbrella Corps, Bio-hazard (NAL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager held titles 9 cycles in a row

SOS: Gill T, LE Williams, Lifeguard Daron (COL)
Derek Tuttle; manager held titles 6 cycles in a row

SOS: "Georgia Peach" Ty Cobb, Prairie, West Coast Champions Mike Cook (NDL)
Jeff Manning (Cobb) & Michael Cook; Manning held titles 3 cycles in a row

ORDER: Demolishers Basher, Masher, Thrasher (WWL)
Timothy L. Clark of Washington; manager retained titles; 521; edged TBABIT: "G.M.A." Mathis St. Thomas, "Philly's Favorite Son" T.J., "Dollar Amount" Turkey Hill (NBL), TBABIT: Hayseed, EDGE: Stylin' Sycophant, Herculean Effort (UNL)



1. DXL (872 matches) 491.625

2. BRL (810 matches) 491.685

3. SHL (639 matches) 490.370

4. BBL (634 matches) 491.356

5. WWL (618 matches) 491.800
highest average strategy total (active wrestlers only); 10 free matches for managers next cycle

6. NWL (589 matches) 461.211

7. ASL (586 matches) 488.623

8. IWL (573 matches) 491.153

9. NBL (557 matches) 491.185

10. LSL (522 matches) 489.585

11. QPL (516 matches) 491.466

12. MDL (424 matches) 491.826

13. DZL (416 matches) 492.200

14. NAL (414 matches) 491.842

15. CWL (404 matches) 492.100

16. NDL (399 matches) 492.404

17. EEL (382 matches) 491.297

18. JDL (368 matches) 490.293

19. BBW (366 matches) 492.719

20. WTL (353 matches) 486.534

21. BHL (344 matches) 491.474

22. HRL (321 matches) 493.000

23. GRL (316 matches) 487.577

24. TGL (291 matches) 491.972

25. CAW (289 matches) 490.143

26. AWL (283 matches) 486.024

27. XWL (275 matches) 490.787

28. AAL (272 matches) 490.257

29. PDL (257 matches) 493.078
LWL (257 matches) 486.143

31. NPL (255 matches) 493.333

32. CFL (246 matches) 491.916

33. HLL (238 matches) 490.690

34. EHL (234 matches) 481.841

35. MEL (232 matches) 491.286

36. STL (228 matches) 493.250
WEW (228 matches) 490.948

38. FAL (224 matches) 493.780
UNL (224 matches) 492.845
UCW (224 matches) 490.091

41. WDL (221 matches) 491.239

42. LLL (217 matches) 490.442
APL (217 matches) 488.481

44. LPL (216 matches) 492.241

45. HWL (214 matches) 489.808

46. CSL (212 matches) 491.152

47. KHL (210 matches) 493.111
FFL (210 matches) 490.557

49. ZZL (208 matches) 488.042

50. MUL (204 matches) 490.761

51. VUL (200 matches) 490.279

52. AEL (194 matches) 493.208
SVL (194 matches) 491.635

54. XPL (193 matches) 492.833

55. AOL (187 matches) 492.115

56. GWL (186 matches) 490.970

57. PKW (176 matches) 491.390
FIL (176 matches) 490.000

59. VVL (172 matches) 489.914

60. NSL (168 matches) 492.568
LBL (168 matches) 492.379

62. IGL (163 matches) 494.039

63. GCL (160 matches) 490.000

64. IIL (159 matches) 491.143
CZL (159 matches) 490.672

66. OSL (155 matches) 492.696

67. COL (146 matches) 491.000

68. ECL (143 matches) 491.684
HAL (143 matches) 491.171

70. MML (140 matches) 491.655
BOL (140 matches) 491.000

72. YJL (131 matches) 491.929

73. NFL (130 matches) 492.463

74. BWL (129 matches) 491.000

75. LNL (114 matches) 493.825

76. BKL (90 matches) 493.500

77. GAL (67 matches) 487.222

78. FSL (66 matches) 491.083


TOP 20 MONEY HOLDERS -- active wrestlers only

1. Kaptain Kryptonite (NBL) $54,614,000

2. VIRUS: Mike Drake (HWL) $41,685,100

3. LPPF: Medieval Tymes (ASL) $27,533,700

4. NME/CHAMP: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) $21,273,100

5. LPPF: Misfit Messiah (NAL) $20,059,800

6. DFI: American Freedom Fighter E.J. (SHL) $19,781,438

7. NGAA: Hawkeye Science (HLL) $17,818,800

8. VIRUS: Mike Drake (DZL) $16,016,800

9. TSD: The Survivor (WWL) $14,705,000

10. NGAA: Rydia Stormer (MDL) $14,612,600

11. COT: Pete the Geek (IGL) $14,287,400

12. SHS: Punk Rock Mike (BRL) $14,094,100

13. "Mr. Everything" Kirk Lockran (AWL) $14,084,700

14. NME: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) $13,550,500

15. SHS: Agent 26 (BRL) $13,289,000

16. Sith: Baroness Vestara (SHL) $12,601,000

17. Sith: Duchess Talon (SHL) $12,137,800

18. Sith: Queen Maladi (SHL) $11,955,300

19. Sith: Countess Jade (SHL) $11,722,300

20. VIRUS: F.B. III (MUL) $11,617,100



2023 Managers

1. Frank Jay Belcher III 2,005

2. Michael Drake 1,910

3. ~TZ~ 1,885

4. Solomon Shaw 1,590

5. Reign 1,575

6. Brad Norman 1,490

7. Steven J. Deane 1,345

8. Derek Tuttle 1,290

9. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 1,280

10. Jeff Annable 1,190

11. Donald Henry 1,060

12. Michael Cook 1,025

13. Let's Go Marchand 910

14. Mitchell Johnson 670

15. Keith A. Maple 660

16. Mike Carver
Steven M. Shotliff 630

18. Wade Reinhard 600

19. Adam Kleinow
Seth Brubaker 545

2023 Stables

1. NME 5,070

2. SOS 4,335

3. VIRUS 3,400

4. EDGE 2,470

5. OMR 1,575

6. COT 1,500

7. ARMY 1,060

8. ORDER 945

9. FRM-16 910

10. TBABIT 730


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 tzwainfo.wixsite.com/pbm-history-site/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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