Vol. 28, No. 13 -- Fall 2023
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The IWA proudly presents the wrestlers who emerged victorious at this year's event! The field of 205 competitors was gradually whittled down to a mere 17, each of whom received the tidy sum of $100,000 in imaginary money (three enjoyed a second helping). The first runners-up took home $25,000 checks, and those in third earned themselves a $10,000 payday -- not too shabby for one night's work, grueling as it was.

The full list of where each grappler placed is available on the Results page of our website. Thanks to everyone who showed up!


Ambulance Champion

Sith: Countess Jade (SHL)
Dennis Mooney of New Jersey

2. VIRUS/BCB: "A-Game" Derek Ace (WWL)
The Landlord from Wicked City
3. AOD: Tommy Beamer (BBL)
Chuck Zietlow of Minnesota

Biker Chain Champion

COT: Bobbi Franklin (VUL)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania

2. Sith: Duchess Talon (SHL)
Dennis Mooney
3. Arsenal (LWL)
Kenneth Plasse of Alabama

Brass Knuckles Champion

OLE: La Diabolica (LSL)
Victor M. Marquez of California

2. OLE: El Hijo de Mil Demonios (LSL)
Victor M. Marquez
3. AOD: Polka-Louie (TGL)
Calvin Harrell of North Carolina

Casket Champion

Duchess Talon

2. AOD: Polka-Gus (TGL)
Calvin Harrell
3. COT: Indian Assassin F'ict Diep (VUL)
Wade Reinhard

Circle of Fear Champion

COT: Little Liam Reinhard (CFL)
Wade Reinhard

2. Arsenal
3. SOS: The Average Mexican (WDL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio

Elimination Chamber Champion

NGAA: Amalgam (HLL)
S. Daniel Stunes of Iowa

2. Sith: Lady Lumiya (SHL)
Dennis Mooney
3. La Diabolica

First Blood Champion

Masked Demolisher #1 (ZZL)
Cam Risner of New York

2. Polka-Gus
3. AOD: The Bad Man (BBL)
Chuck Zietlow

Hangman's Horror Champion

Outlaw Ayson Aytes (WTL)
Cam Risner

2. SOS/CHAMP: "The Rajah" Rogers Hornsby (NDL)
Jeff Manning
3. Countess Jade

Hardcore Champion

"Your Everyday Hero" Oliver Livingston (BRL)
McLeon Jadoo of New York

2. DYNASTY: Polaris (PDL)
Jason Francks of Connecticut
3. Lady Lumiya

Hell in a Cell Champion

COT: Father Conrad (IWL)
Adam Kleinow of Maryland

2. Ashur Khaosyn (GWL)
Steven Lawson of Pennsylvania
3. Machine (BBL)
Scott Brinson of Florida

I Quit Champion

GC: Zydrate (BRL)
Tyler Davidson of California

2. Masked Demolisher #2 (ZZL)
Cam Risner
3. El Hijo de Mil Demonios

Iron Man Champion

VIRUS/BDE: Big Salty Shatterday (HWL)
The Landlord

2. Refrigerator Perry (WDL)
Blake Morgan and Gary Cassibry, Sr., both of Mississippi
3. Kaeden Khaosyn (GWL)
Steven Lawson

Last Man Standing Champion

Kaptain Kryptonite (NBL)
Jimmy Dabbs of North Carolina

2. Sith: Assassin Atroxa (SHL)
Dennis Mooney
3. AOD: Main Event (LSL)
Chuck Zietlow

Lumberjack Champion

AOD: Polka-Pete (TGL)
Calvin Harrell

2. Machine
3. Lady Lumiya

No Holds Barred Champion

TDL: Lariat Luke (NSL)
Calvin Harrell

2. Masked Demolisher #1
3. Heavy Metal (LSL)
Jerald Horton of Oregon

Parking Lot Brawl Champion

AOD: "The Last True Prophet" Judas Crypts (WWL)
Anthony Roberts from the deepest part of your nightmares

2. EVERLAST: Old Gray Hair (NWL)
Richard B. Bowman of New Jersey
3. Lady Lumiya

Singapore Cane Champion

Duchess Talon

2. AOD: Fred Valentine (BBL)
Chuck Zietlow
3. IMT: Masked American Nationalist (NDL)
Cam Risner

Soul Survivor Champion

La Diabolica

2. AOD: Minnesota Mauler (YJL)
Chuck Zietlow
3. COT: Leviathan (WEW)
Wade Reinhard

Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Champion

Redwolf (BHL)
Bill Slone of Ohio

2. Sith: Queen Maladi (SHL)
Dennis Mooney
3. MC: Fursona Idolmask (STL)
Blake Morgan

Texas Bullrope Champion

Lariat Luke

2. Masked Demolisher #1
3. Countess Jade


HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES -- engraved plaque

Michael Drake of New Jersey

VIRUS: Chief Attakullakulla (VVL) 418-257-59, *51, $1,524,800



World Champion

NME: The Boogeyman (LBL)
Solomon Shaw of Maine; 501; $250,000 + 75 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 25 free matches, 10 free matches for LBL managers next cycle

U.S. Champion

EDGE: Trivial Pursuit (DZL)
Jeff Annable of Canada; 501; $100,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; edged SOS/OMR: "The Dream" Diego Enfuego (OSL), VIRUS: Zombie #1 (AAL), NME: Johnny Hellhound (TGL), SOS: The Intimate Warrior (AEL), NME/FRM-16: Benjamin Pum Pum, MD (STL), NME: Ravishing Rex Chambers (GRL), DOD/ORDER: Ricky "The Fox" Steamboat (LSL), Sith: Lady Lumiya (SHL)

King of the Ring

EDGE: Vince Neil (WDL)
IWA Legend Terrence Boyd of Georgia; 499; $50,000 + a large plaque or 25 free matches; 273 KotR total; hold positions were 1, 2, 4, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14; battle royal hold positions were 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 15


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

Iron Federation Champion

Steven J. Deane of Nebraska; 501; edged VIRUS: Duke Ken (HWL)

Steel Federation Champion

NME: Vlad Dracul (OSL)
Steven J. Deane; 501

Gold Federation Champion

VIRUS: Duke Danger (DZL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 501; edged SOS: "Cheerleader" Bea Aggressive (SVL), Michael Martin, Jr. (FIL), SOS: Monster Truck Tanaka (BRL), John "Big Cat" Irons (GWL)

Diamond Federation Champion

NME: The Boogeyman (LBL)
Solomon Shaw of Maine; 501; edged SOS/OMR: "The Prototype" Pierre Rush (YJL), RFD: The Roanoke Rottweiler (ECL)

Bronze Federation Champion

VIRUS: Spanish Flu (COL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 501; edged EDGE: Herbert the Re-Animator West (BKL), NME/DF: Dominant Factor Chaos (EHL), NME: Tribulation (LNL), SOS/OMR: "The Dream" Diego Enfuego (GRL), SOS/ARMY: "Instigator" Sherrod Daffron (AOL), NME: No Gimmicks Needed Derringer Colton (IGL), SOS: Mujeeb Al Najmeer (AEL), NME: Greed (UNL)

Jade Federation Champion

NME: Reginald Taylor (JDL)
Michael Eaves of Mississippi; manager retained title; 501; edged VIRUS: Hacker (AAL), EDGE: "Light" Dwight Harrington (TGL)


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

American Champion

NME: Vlad Dracul (OSL)
Steven J. Deane of Nebraska; 501; edged VIRUS: Hacker (AAL), Monster Truck Tanaka, EDGE: "Light" Dwight Harrington (TGL), SOS/ARMY: "Instigator" Sherrod Daffron (AOL), SOS: Mujeeb Al Najmeer (AEL)

Asian Champion

Steven J. Deane; 501; edged VIRUS: Spanish Flu (COL), NME: Reginald Taylor (JDL), SOS: "Cheerleader" Bea Aggressive (SVL), Michael Martin, Jr., RFD: The Roanoke Rottweiler (ECL)

Elite Champion

Michael Martin, Jr. (FIL)
Scott Franklin of California; 60 free matches or a real wrestling belt & 10 free matches

SOS: Monster Truck Tanaka (BRL)
Matt Riley of Massachusetts; 501

Hardcore Champion

NME: The Boogeyman (LBL)
Solomon Shaw of Maine; manager retained title; 501; edged VIRUS: Duke Danger (DZL), EDGE: Herbert the Re-Animator West (BKL), COT: Rachel van Dorn (BWL), NME/DF: Dominant Factor Chaos (EHL), SOS/OMR: "The Dream" Diego Enfuego (GRL), VIRUS: Duke Ken (HWL), NME: No Gimmicks Needed Derringer Colton (IGL)

International Champion

NME: Tribulation (LNL)
Steven J. Deane; 501; edged SOS/OMR: "The Prototype" Pierre Rush (YJL), John "Big Cat" Irons (GWL), NME: Greed (UNL)

Metropolitan Champion

Monster Truck Tanaka
25 free matches

Rookie Brawl Winner

COT/TI: Future Man (NWL)
Dan Hayman of Michigan; retained title; 499



National Champion

NME: Norman Bates (LBL)
Solomon Shaw of Maine; 501; a large plaque or 25 free matches; Mid-Atlantic region; edged SOS/ARMY: "The Worm" Cadillac Gaskins (XWL), NME: The Mental Case Derringer Colton (CZL)

Central Plains Champion

SOS/OMR: "Natural Born Thriller" TJ Driller (WTL)
Reign from Ohio; 501; edged NME: Jack Whiskey (BRL), NME: The Zombie (OSL), ORDER: The Darkness Matthew Stamboli (LSL), COT: Bootleg (UNL)

East Coast Champion

SOS/OMR: "God's Gift" Achilles (EEL)
Reign; 501; edged SOS: Adrian "Cap" Anson (NDL), EDGE: Cliff "The Punisher" Barton (DZL), COT: Minnesota Wrecking Crew XV (PKW)

Great Lakes Champion

SOS: IWA Rookie Mike Cook (NDL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky; 501; edged NME/DEATH EXPRESS: The Undertaker (CSL), SOS/|: Obadiah Umbra (WEW), ORDER: Jacoby Knox (AWL), ORDER/BNC: Gruesome George Coolidge (LSL)

Northeast Champion

GUN: "The Brains" Bo Buckshot (WTL)
Patrick Wallace of Texas; 501

Pacific Northwest Champion

NME: Wiggles the Clown (ZZL)
Steven J. Deane of Nebraska; 501; edged SOS/OMR: Bushido (WEW), NME/FRM-16: Bully Blanchard (NSL), COT: Best of the Best III (MUL)

Rocky Mountains Champion

RFD: Royal Scarecrow of Doom (ASL)
Greg Koscik of Ohio; 501; edged NME: Gabriel (UCW)

Southeast Champion

SOS/|: Masked Yellow Jacket (WEW)
Darren Soanes of Canada; 501; edged COT: Awilda Kleinsteiner (DZL)

Southwest Champion

NME: Genetic Freak Justin Stone (KHL)
Solomon Shaw; 501; edged COT: Prince George Montgomery (UCW)

West Coast Champion

NME/DF: Dominant Factor Wrath (JDL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; 501



Ladies' World Champion

COT: Rachel van Dorn (BWL)
Adam Kleinow of Maryland; 501; $50,000 + a plaque or 15 free matches

Ladies' U.S. Champion

COT: Scarlet Witch (BBW)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania; 500; $25,000

Queen of the Ring

SOS/OMR: "Night Terror" Nox (LLL)
Reign from Ohio; 270 QotR total

Ladies' National Champion

SOS/OMR: "Nightstalker" Bastet (LLL)
Reign; 501

Ladies' Tag-team Champions

COT: Women of the Knight #1 & #2 (FFL)
Steven M. Shotliff of Minnesota; 516; edged COT: Ladies Sin & Malice (MDL), VIRUS: Rosanne Bar & Latoya Jackson (LLL)

Ladies' U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Monkey Pox & A Pox Alypse (MDL)
Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; 516

World Six-woman Champions

VIRUS: Hairy Carrie, Mrs. Banul, Hillary Killary (MDL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; edged VIRUS: Krabby Patty, Juicy Lucy, Annie Fannie (LLL), VIRUS: Doc Gallows, Tuna Town Tammy, Flower "Pot" Child (VUL)

U.S. Six-woman Champions

VIRUS: P*mp of the Nation, Prosti, Tute (LLL)
Frank Jay Belcher III; manager held titles 6 cycles in a row



World Tag-team Champions

COT: Nikolai Koloff & Nikita Volkoff (WEW)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania; ranked #12 last time; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

COT: "Ruthless" Ralph Furley & "Sadistic" Stanley Roper (FAL)
Dan Hayman of Michigan

NME: New Breed Spoilers #1 & #2 (NAL)
~TZ~ of Virginia; manager held titles 6 cycles in a row

NME: Sheik Achmed Abdul Juan Tiki Tiki & Lawrence (GRL)
"Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont & Michael Eaves of Mississippi

SOS: "East Coast Champion" Mike Cook & Jim Mentten (AAL)
Michael Cook of Kentucky & "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio; managers retained titles

HT/REESEMART: Forklift-Certified Corey the Stocker & Zachary Attackary, Head of Security (NSL)
Jake Duvall of North Carolina

Top Contenders

7. EDGE: Nick & Dick "The Dude" Danger (DZL)

8. COT: Super & Acceptable Machines (ZZL)

9. SOS: Dixie Champion Mike Cook & EDGE: "Merry" Harry Yuletide (NFL)

10. NME/RAD: "Blackjack" Rip Gamble & "Dream Warrior" Jack Warner (ECL)
VIRUS: "The Joker" M.J. & Dr. F.B. (DXL)

12. AOD: Sultan Bloodspill & The Russian Reaper (BBL)

13. SOS: Zack Morris & Stephan "Frontman" Jenkins (LBL)

14. COT: The Masked Patriot & Rugged Ronnie Gorman (UCW)
previous champions
NME: Twisted Youth & The Martyr (TGL)

16. NME: K-Digga & Rough House (MML)
SOS/|: 26.1 & 26.2 (IWL)

18. SOS: "Gettysburg" Eddie Plank & "Hardknocks" Diamond SQ (NDL)
NME: Super & Ultra Dazzle (ASL)
last of the teams with 516

U.S. Tag-team Champions

VIRUS: Guy & Buddy (AAL)
share of $25,000
VIRUS: Zigmond Timickle & VIRUS/CURVE: Vic Vendetta (WEW)
Michael Drake of New Jersey; 516; edged NME: Archangels Sandalphon & Zadkiel (NAL), SOS: Eastern Champion Mike Cook & EDGE: Flyin' Ryan Harping (NFL), COT: "Angel of Light" Angelina Blanco & Awilda Kleinsteiner (DZL), VIRUS: Mr. S. Knuttz & "Mr. Infection" F.B.III (DXL), COT: Maquinas Fantasma & Enmascarada (MML), RFD: Masked Warrior & Fang (ECL)



World Six-man Champions

COT: Blood, Scarlet, Scarab Knights (WEW)
Wade Reinhard of Pennsylvania; held titles 3 cycles in a row; share of $50,000 + 15 free matches

COT: Cecil Howard Calvert, Fredrick Charles Harford, Prince George Montgomery (UCW)
Adam Kleinow of Maryland; manager retained titles

SOS: "Georgia Peach" Ty Cobb, Prairie, West Coast Champions Mike Cook (NDL)
"The Smooth One" Jeff Manning of Ohio (Cobb) & Michael Cook of Kentucky; moved up from U.S. titles; Manning held titles 6 cycles in a row, Cook 5 in a row

SOS/OMR: Russian Nightmare, Khabib Ripuramov, SOS: "Other World" Lee Starr (SVL)
Reign from Ohio & Derek Tuttle of Florida (Starr); Tuttle held titles 10 cycles in a row

NME: Harvey Specter, "The Destroyer" Chris Bordeaux, Performance Center Trainer 2 (CSL)
Mike Carver of Pennsylvania, ~TZ~ of Virginia, Steven J. Deane of Nebraska; ~TZ~ held titles 48 cycles in a row

NME: Jumbo Shrimp, Bubble Bass, Sea Bear (EEL)
Solomon Shaw of Maine; manager held titles 10 cycles in a row

NME: Buda von Blitzen, Fireball, The Megabrain Mark Duchaine (NAL)
"Dr. Pain" Mark Duchaine of Vermont

VIRUS: Finn Balor, Anthrax, Avian Flu (HLL)
Michael Drake of New Jersey (Balor) & Frank Jay Belcher III of Michigan; Belcher held titles 29 cycles in a row

TBABIT: Serenity, Caballo Oscuro, Venganza Justa (KHL)
Seth Brubaker of Ohio; manager retained titles

LPPF: Hounds of Justice - Ambrose, Reigns, Rollins (NPL)
Keith A. Maple of Ohio

Top Contenders

11. TBABIT: "Road Trip Buddy" Phil Lee, 001010 "Mr. Code" 101110, Le Yeti Chauve (XWL)
last of the teams with 521

U.S. Six-man Champions

NME: Kidd Wicked, Kunta Kinta Kobayashi, Performance Center Trainer 6 (CSL)
Solomon Shaw, ~TZ~, Steven J. Deane; ~TZ~ held titles 31 cycles in a row, Shaw 7 in a row; share of $25,000

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

EDGE: Off the Wagon, The Last Call Legend, Cleaner of Messes (DZL)
Jeff Annable of Canada & Brad Norman (Cleaner)

SOS/OMR: Odin the Allfather, Tyr the Lawbringer, "Kingslayer" Set (EEL)
Reign; 521



1. BRL (953 matches) 493.033

2. DXL (930 matches) 493.183

3. IWL (728 matches) 491.823

4. NWL (679 matches) 486.357

5. BBL (672 matches) 492.506

6. WWL (603 matches) 493.405
highest average strategy total (active wrestlers only); 10 free matches for managers next cycle

7. SHL (564 matches) 491.429

8. ASL (549 matches) 492.914

9. NBL (461 matches) 492.899

10. NAL (460 matches) 492.133


TOP 20 STARS -- active wrestlers only

1. NME: Wonderful Wally Brown (GRL) 209

2. NME: Sinister Steve Stryker (ASL) 207

3. NME/CHAMP: Sir Gunther Kinderwacht (ASL) 188

4. LPPF: Misfit Messiah (NAL) 156

5. LPPF: Medieval Tymes (ASL) 151

6. NME/CHAMP: Nightmare Sam Hell (ASL) 149

7. NME: Lord of Illusions (ASL) 137

8. VIRUS: Mike Drake (HWL) 136

9. VIRUS: Mike Drake (DZL) 132

10. NME: The Mighty Deadhead (XPL) 129

11. NME: Mark the Master Duchaine (GRL) 128

12. NME: Buda von Blitzen (NAL) 124

13. NME/CHAMP: Inferno (GRL) 123

14. NME: Deadly David Death (GRL)
NME/CHAMP: The Executioner (XPL) 120

16. NME/CHAMP: Arson (GRL) 119

17. Executioner (LBL)
EDGE: The Terminator (CZL) 114

19. VIRUS: Outlaw Tony Taylor (EHL)
Ultimate Ice (LBL) 111



2023 Managers

1. Frank Jay Belcher III 2,130

2. Michael Drake 2,050

3. ~TZ~ 2,005

4. Solomon Shaw 1,915

5. Reign 1,670

6. Steven J. Deane 1,600

7. Brad Norman 1,510

8. "The Smooth One" Jeff Manning 1,370

9. Derek Tuttle 1,330

10. Jeff Annable 1,300

11. Michael Cook 1,125

12. Donald Henry 1,060

13. Let's Go Marchand 910

14. Keith A. Maple
Wade Reinhard 700

16. Mike Carver
Mitchell Johnson 670

18. Steven M. Shotliff 635

19. Adam Kleinow 600

20. Seth Brubaker 585

2023 Stables

1. NME 5,730

2. SOS 4,540

3. VIRUS 3,625

4. EDGE 2,600

5. OMR 1,670

6. COT 1,640

7. ARMY 1,060

8. ORDER 945

9. FRM-16 910

10. TBABIT 770


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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