wrasslin' battle royal [Updated October 2004]  

2004 WBC Report   

  2005 Status: pending December Membership Century Vote

Mike Destro, NJ

2004 Champion

2nd: Jason Levine, NY

3rd: Jordan Flawd, PA

4th: Kaarin Englemann, VA

5th: Stuart Tucker, MD

6th: Rebecca Hebner, CO

Event History
1991    Don Greenwood        9
1992    Judy Kibler      19
1993    Ray Stakenas II      15
1994    Kaethe Kibler      12
1995    Robert Williamson      16
1996    Mike Stachowski      20
1997    Lane Hess      34
1998    Susan Ellsworth      36
1999    Doug Galullo     27
2000    Adam Gugliemini     13
2001    Bruce Monnin     21
2002    Steve Dickson     28
2003    Erika Poniske     21
2004    Mike Destro     25


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 Laurels
Rank Name

From

Last
Total
 1. Doug Galullo

FL

01
27
 2. Jordan Flawd

PA

04
24
 3. Mike Destro

NJ

04
20
 4. Erika Poniske

NC

03
20
 5. Bruno Wolff

WI

01
15
 6. Jason Levine

NY

04
12
 7. Steve Dickson

CA

02
12
 8. Stuart Tucker

MD

04
10
 9. Greg Wilson

NJ

02
10
10. Adam Gugliemini

PA

00
10
11. Bruce Monnin

OH

01
10
12. John Poniske

PA

03
  8
13. Peter Staab

PA

99
  8
14. Kaarin Englemann

VA

04
  6
15. John Ellsworth

IL

01
  6
16. Jeff Cornett

FL

99
  6
17. Ray Stakenas Jr

MD

03
  4
18. George Sauer

OH

01
  4
19. Mike Metcalf

NC

99
  4
20. William Burch

MD

02
  3
21. Paul Weintraub

MD

00
  3
22. Rebecca Hebner

CO

04
  2
23. Stephen Williams

CA

03
  2
24. Mike Stachowski

NY

02
  2
25. Joshua Garton

VA

01
  2
26. Steve Cornett

FL

99
  2
27. Devon Flawd

PA

02
  1
28. Bruce Harper

BC

00
  1

Past Winners

Don Greenwood - MD
1991

Judy Kibler - MD
1992

Ray Stakenas II - MI
1993

1994: Kaethe Kibler - MD
1995:
Robert Williamson - VA

Mike Stachowski - NY
1996

Lane Hess - PA
1997

Susan Ellsworth - IL
1998

Doug Galullo - FL
1999


Adam Gugliemini - PA
2000


Bruce Monnin - OH
2001


Steve Dickson - CA
2002


Erica Poniske - NC
2003
 
 


Last One Out of the Ring is a Winner

Welcome back to the Sixth Annual World Wrasslin' Boardgame Championship: Wrasslin' Battle Royal. I m Ming, and I m Ying Together we are The Twins! Blue Jeans Weintraub is giving the last minute instructions to the wrasslers.

Using the three new rings constructed last year our 25 contestants enter with the thoughts of being the next to claim the title.

With eight Wrasslers in each ring (Blue Jeans had to retire his wrassler before the event started due to conflicts in timing) we seem ready to begin the 2004 Championship series. In ring number 1 The Grandmaster, Ali (the Rabbit) Mohamad, Evil Hairy Hammer, Not so Evil Hammer, Go Twins! Their not conjoined, doesn't count. Are you getting smart on me again? Don't go there! As I was saying, Manly Mike Adams, Big Ben, He's not so big, Have you seen Mama, That's BIG! True, but the girls were not invited this year. Guess the Boys didn't like getting mauled. So true. Here comes the Serpent, Sampson and finally The Champ. The men are circling the ring testing each other for weakness. You mean like the way The Champ is bending the Grandmaster in half. Yeah, something like that. Samson gives a big kick to Manly Mike who shrugs it off. Oh, lookie the "almost twins" are ganging up on Ali, He's toast. Ali was managed by one of the few lady managers this year. Yes, a newcomer at that, Ginny Cox. It's good to see the ladies showing the goods.

Let's take a look at the center ring shall we? Boy what a bunch of cheaters out there, It's O.K. it's in the rules. Oh come on! Jimbo doing a Flying Scissors, Heck Jimbo doing a flying anything should raise suspicion. It's all part of the fun, Hey, there he goes again, You would think the manager of the Champ would have known better. Nobodies perfect, He just took 19 illegal hits, is manager J. Poniske asleep? No, he is trying to be a good sport with his fellow Managers, he is a GOOD GUY you know! I can't take any more of this, it's just too ugly. Well relax the rest of the gang just threw him out when he tried to climb to the top rope. Jimbo, Climb, That is unbelievable. Only three left in that ring.

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The nine finalists are approaching the center ring for their last chance at wood. This is it (sniff, sniff). With Blue Jeans Weintraub retiring, we are out of work! Not so fast sister, I have it on good authority that there's a new gun in town. It just won't be the same. True, but maybe this guy Dan Dolan Jr. actually pays us instead of that tired old line of ... It's in the mail. I got my pay check, didn't you? What's that? Oh, nothing, nothing at all. Are you holding out on me?!

Now entering the ring, The Champ, with his trainer, Derek Landel, has returned from last year. Next to join in is The Garbage Man, backed by none other than an old, yet young and handsome, hand at the managerial task; Harry Flawd. Be good girl, he's married. Sampson now enters with our new and wonderful boss Dan Dolan Jr. watching over him. Oh, he's soooo cute. Which one? Both, silly! There's Mr. Brutal, with his trainer, the tenacious and intelligent Rebecca Hebner. That girl rocks, I think the Beltway Banditos are going to lose her if they don't start helping her out with some points of their own! Tyler is entering, his trainer is an old hand at this, Stuart Tucker. Followed closely behind by Jimbo, the top rope Elephantman with his new trainer the delightful, and former sportsman, SPORTSWOMAN!, ...of the year; Kaarin Englemann . She joins us for the first time ever. Must be a tough year for harvesting wood. The Serpent, with his pet snake Elroy and his manager, another old hand, Michael Destro, Cyclops and his trainer, a newcomer Jason Levine. Finally, Our old favorite, Jamie Kneeshurt fills the ring, followed by his trainer, another long time manager Jordan Flawd. Don't even say it, He's to young for you. Darn!

A few more ring announcements are made to the finalists by the Commissioner then the bell is rung. He actually brought that big old school bell this year. He's talked about it enough over the last eight years.

We have an angry bunch in the ring. Lots of trash talk is flying. At the moment that seems to be all that is flying around here. The hairdresser is combing his locks, He seems to be moving towards The Champ. A closed fist! He can't do that! It would seem he can, nobody is saying different. This has to be the dirtiest match I have ever witnessed. No, remember when we Ki.. Ah, removed the One-Hit-Wonder. Hush! Sampson has just joined in the fun with beating down the Champ. Heartthrob takes it to the top rope, he leaps at the Champ. Jimbo sees an opportunity and with one meaty hand lifts the Champ and nonchalantly tosses him to the cheering crowd. The Garbage Man is attempting to do a back-breaker on the Cyclops, but old one eye was ready for him, and reversed it. Bye, Bye, Spew Guy. The crowd is calling for the death of Sampson, Hey you...you guys be nice to him. Suck up! Just because that could be our new boss doesn't mean ... O.K. maybe it does. Too late, Jimbo and the Blacksmith just got together and chucked him into the fifth row. The Hairdresser just slapped the Serpent with his brush. Serpent looks pretty mad. I'd say so, he just gave him a knee lift with a combination into a Bodyslam. The Hairdresser can call it a day. Kneeshurt just put hurting on Tyler. The crowd is going wild and all the remaining wrasslers are beating him into submission. Tyler's a tough little monkey though, He keeps catching his breath. Not any more, Jimbo is sitting on him. Ouch. With Tyler being pitched, unconscious to the concrete below by Jimbo, The Serpent slips up behind the big man and places an educated foot to the base of Jimbo's spine, sending him to land on top of his victim of moments ago. Three contestants remain, the crowd seems to want more blood, they are chanting BOOOORRRRING!!!

Cyclops is trying desperately to talk the manager of Kneeshurt to join him in the beating of Serpent. But Mr. Flawd thinks differently. He attacked the Cyclops, Sheer suicide. Yup, blue eye is madder than a hornet. He just gave the little man a closed fist, oh, and then that Nutcracker, He looks bad, The Serpent is taking no chances, and throws the wounded Blacksmith half way to China. With just two wrasslers remaining, Cyclops and The Serpent, this should be a blow out, I mean, lets face facts. Oh ye of little faith, The serpent lands the first blow. He is sneaky for a good guy. Yeah, ya gotta love a man who takes risks. Risks or not, my money is on the Cyclops. I'll take a piece of that action. Better get your pocketbook out! He's immobile and Haa, Ha, Suplex! He's toast. Look again Tweedle Dee, Power surge and a reverse and the day is The Serpents. No...No... He was immobile, I saw with my own two eyes. He cheated. Of course he did honey. I told you before, It's in the rules 11.5 to be exact! But that manager ... the a new guy Jason Levine, He didn't know. All's fair in Love and Wrasslin' Pay Up!

Our First place Plaque was presented to Mike Destro. In Second place one of the last four copies of the out of print Wrasslin' was presented to Jason Levine, also to the Third, Fourth and Fifth place finalists respectively, received a copy. Jordan Flawd, Karrin Englemann and Stuart Tucker.

Finally, WE the TWINS and Paul "Blue Jeans" Weintraub, Thank everyone who participated in this years festivities and all the years before. That's all for now, I'm Ming, And I'm Ying, saying so long.


Adios girls. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every player who has participated in this event over the last eight years, (notably Dan Dolan Jr. and Ray Stakenas Jr. for volunteering to Co-GM the event for the last several years) it has been my privilege to serve as the GM for Wrasslin' in it's many forms. I have had a great time and I hope those of you who participated enjoyed the game as much as I enjoyed running it for you. In 2003 I received a 9.9 GM rating by those of you who wrote comments. Thank you so much, There is nothing more important to a GM than knowing that the appreciation of his peers and fellow players is that noteworthy. As a wise man (my father) once said, All Good Things Must Come To An End. I bid Wrasslin' farewell, but not the Con. I will look forward to seeing all of you next year in our new digs in Lancaster PA. Fear not, I shall find another loud, obnoxious game to run, (for the last Wood) to annoy you all... how about PIT! Until next year, be safe and keep gaming.

A special thanks goes out to the folks at MMP for donating the last of their stock of Wrasslin' to our event.

 GM      Paul Weintraub  [6th Year]   NA
    chiswi@iwon.com   NA

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