ELITE GENERATION MAGAZINE (updated 1/25)
"2020 was filled with a lot of challenges, but in this game known as the IWA, we have a special outlet to help get us through the hard times. Last year, The Elite Generation (EPW, GNW, and QQW) was born and grew beyond its projected expectations in a matter of months. With colorful bulletin looks, hard, challenging leagues, a universal system and match deal, actual UK- and Japan-based arenas used in cards, special events, and a lot of love and support from core players, EPW, GNW, and QQW became instant successes and were filled with a lot of fun! By the end of the year, The Elite Generation grew even further with the additions of SNAP! and the LWL.
"What better way to head into 2021 than to take what we built and go to another level? Just like the brand new EG World Championship, the Next Level Championship! Introducing the debut launch of Elite Generation Magazine! At the beginning of every cycle, we will release our publication on the IWA site! The insides will feature a variety of EG information, as well as special corners like a Rumor Mill, words from the current Next Level Champion and their challenger, the latest booking for the EG television show Road To Glory, a talk show named After Hours, a featured look at some of the best trash talk in each league, and the latest information on special events planned and coming up! Who knows what else we will come up with in due time!
"Take a look and see what you are missing out on! 2021 is going to be a great year for all the Elite Generation leagues, and without our core, it wouldn't have been possible. So, thank you to everyone who has come in and helped build the quick-rising brand. Let's have a blast, and remember to check out our official Facebook Group for quick information and other little useful tidbits to help you be an even better player in our leagues!" (The Facebook page will open in a new browser window. The IWA is not responsible for its content.)
"This cycle, we will see our first Next Level Champion, GNW's 'The Event Known As' Saki Ishikawa, defend her championship against EPW's 'Showtime' Tommy Christopher!
"This cycle's After Hours guests are GNW's J.G. Brenner & Dr. Savage, QQW's Miki Ishikawa, SNAP!'s Winry Rockwell, EPW's Brian Hunter, and the LWL's Billy Bratwurst! Take a look at what they had to say!"
For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 2.7MB).
THE BRONZE AGE (updated 1/19)
"The Bronze Age magazine returns to start the new year. On this tour, new Conqueror Solomon Dieng defends against Duchess Talon, who cashed in the TND Head in the Box to capture the Underworld title. Patient Alpha and Patient Omega remained the Knights of the Bronze Age. The mega-sized Kingdom Battle event continues this cycle; who will get one step closer to winning $92 in BA credit? As always, we continue to have our league recaps and recent hits. With our F5 keys struggling to continue working, please consider checking out our Facebook pages, as well as the latest tubecasts on the Interfed channel (links included). There are other places to play this great game, but we want to thank all the BA managers who make what we do together so successful with their awesome storylines and characters!"
For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 1.7MB).
FAL BULLETIN UPDATED
The commissioner's report has been added to the PDF, which is available HERE.
IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 1/11)
"It's a new year, and as we wait for the results from Gold to drop, check out the 150th edition of the IWA Ringside Magazine, which features every cover from 2020. We had planned for this issue to contain the results from the voting for the 2020 IWAR Awards, but we will have to reveal them next cycle due to the workload. Please take a look at the sign-ups for the 8th Johnny B Cup and 25th Marano Memorial Tag-team Tournament, and consider joining two of the most prestigious events in the IWA. The IWAR championship match-ups have been set:"
- IWAR World: Joe Boring (CWL) vs. Punk Rock Mike (BRL)
- IWAR World Tag: White Claw Outlaws (BBL) vs. The Disembowelers (CWL)
- IWAR World Six: Alexi Smirnoff, Jake Scarlett, & Max Ripley vs. The Regulators (IWL)
- IWAR Women's World: NSFW Gina Colada (BRL) vs. X3M (IWL)
- IWAR Revolution: Punk Rock Mike (BRL) vs. "Money-Driven" Mike Sebastian (BRL)
"We have the IWAR Tubecasts that review the results from last cycle, the Gold Strategy Workshops which help prepare you to put together your best strategy, and if you are craving more wrestling fun, the RetroWrestling Games YouTube page has hours and hours of fun to check out. If you like Marvel's 'What If' series, then you'll enjoy the AWA 1990 Project, which looks at how wrestling would have been different if the AWA had not spiraled into bankruptcy, but instead stocked its roster with free agent stars that would have saved the company." (The YouTube page will open in a new browser window. The IWA is not responsible for its content.)
"2021 is looking like a wild ride already, so if you play in the IWAR Network, thank you, and if you don't, check it out and see what you are missing in the BBL, BRL, CWL, IWL, and NWL."
-- IWAR Commissioner Matt Riley
For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 2.9MB).
SUPER DEAL: 4 MATCHES FOR $1 + BOTTOM 40!
UPDATE: Create and/or transfer up to six wrestlers (the league maximum) into the SHL before cycle #400, and those creations/transfers are FREE!
"Calling all true believers in Superheroes and dastardly Villains... SHL #400 is almost here! The brainwave of the legendary Johnny B, the Super Hero League has been the place to be for all caped crusaders & maidens of might for over 20 years! Come one, come all, and let's celebrate this legendary league. For cycle #400 only, anyone spending the match deal ($12) or more in the SHL gets 4 matches for $1 and can send someone against the bottom 40 for free! Suit up, and let's battle the forces of evil!"
MRL: THE LEGEND CONTINUES...
"The Federation Superstars League in the Bronze Federation is under new leadership, and is already undergoing some major changes! The league has increased its limit, and now allows managers up to 6 wrestlers in the league! Not only that, but the FSL now has both Elite and American Specialty league status, as well!
"Wrestlers in the FSL imitate real-life professional wrestlers from the '80s & '90s, and the FSL also provides historic continuity from one of the greatest leagues in IWA history, the famed Mid-Atlantic Region League (MRL). Only one imitation of each professional wrestler may be in use at any time, and availability is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Any participation in the league must be pre-approved by the Commissioner, so act fast!
"And, finally, for the next 3 cycles only, managers may create up to 6 new wrestlers in the FSL for free (if approved, transfers of former MRL wrestlers may also be granted). During this promotional period, new managers to the FSL may also take 5 free matches to be used during their first cycle in the league. Check out the FSL Welcome Guide for more information, or contact the Commissioner, Tommy Zulu, for wrestler availability!"
A SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR LARRY SULLIVAN
You recently coached your wrestlers, the D&Disembowelers, to the IWA World Tag-team titles, and that's pretty impressive, but don't take our word for it: click HERE.
(This Cameo web page will open in a new browser window. The IWA is not responsible for its content. Manager Matt Riley is, but he is just a fellow player, like you, even though the amount of work he puts in makes it easy to mistake him for an IWA employee.)
SNAP! INTO ACTION
"The Elite Generation brand, or EG for short, will be expanding into the Diamond Federation and the country of Japan with its newest endeavor, Sugoi Nippon Akushon Puroresu! -- also known as SNAP!, or in English terms, Amazing Japanese Action Wrestling. With EPW based in the United Kingdom, we couldn't think of a better place to head to next than Japan! The Elite Generation brand has constantly produced at least 50 cards a cycle and rarely misses the Top 10 League rankings, so will we have another Diamond in the rough with SNAP!? I have been following things in Japan since 1998, from wrestling to JDrama to J-Film to anime to visual novels to manga to Japanese music and more, so I plan to keep this league very Japan-oriented. If you like what you have seen from EPW, GNW, and QQW, come and check us out, because things are about to get hot in Japan!"
For the next three cycles, create or transfer up to six wrestlers into SNAP! for free! (This league has a wrestler limit of six per manager, like the other EG leagues.) The competition begins on Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, so don't miss the first cycle's free battle royal entries!
A transcript of the action from this year's Imagimania event finally arrived from Hawaii, available as full descriptions and as a quick list of where everyone placed. Should we continue offering one or both versions (or neither) for future contests? Let us know!
THE UNOFFICIAL HOW TO WIN IN THE IWA GUIDE
Learning the ropes in a game where those ropes are imaginary can be confusing, but this unofficial How to Win in the IWA video is here to help. Join IWAR and BRL Commissioner Matt Riley as he walks you through the fundamentals of the game to help you get a better grasp of the IWA.
Click HERE for the YouTube page. (This link will open in a new browser window. The IWA is not responsible for its content.)
SPECIAL EDITION OF THE IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 7/11/17)
"The Unofficial History of the IWA, as brought to you by the IWA Ringside Magazine. This special edition is loaded with pictures, stories, and nostalgia from over 30 years of the IWA."
For this issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 14.1MB).
The current bulletins from all our leagues are now available on our Results page. These PDF files are updated the same day the federation results are posted and include everything the snail mail versions have, with the added bonus that some feature pages in color.
Match results are also available in HTML format from that same page.
If you want us to continue providing results this way, contact Kimberly and tell her you'd like to "go green." We'll stop sending you printed bulletins, which will help keep our prices low, and you'll get the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from knowing you just helped save the planet. Everyone wins!
Keep a copy of every email you send us. If you do not receive a reply within 48 hours (not counting Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays), resend your message. Kimberly replies to all legitimate email.
Also, make sure to email any matches, strategy changes, etc. at least 24 (and preferably more than 48) hours before your league will be processed.
RANKINGS AND ACTIVITY CHANGES
Your wrestler's number of stars, current point flow, and previous strategy total are now used as additional tie-breakers in our league rankings system. The new progression is as follows: activity status (active or inactive -- see next paragraph), having at least one win, number of wins over losses, total number of wins, number of stars, amount of imaginary money, number of ties, point flow, and strategy total from the previous cycle.
Also, each wrestler must initiate a one-on-one match to be considered active. Tag-team matches, six-man matches, and battle royal entries do not count toward activity. Inactive wrestlers cannot compete for major titles, so if you'd like to see your grappler's name in the IWA Report, don't forget to have him sign at least one singles match!
NEW ROOKIE LEAGUE POLICY
From now on, managers may not create new wrestlers or transfer existing wrestlers into rookie leagues without permission from both the league commissioner and IWA Management. This protection does not expire after a certain number of cycles: it ends when it is agreed that managers in the league are ready to compete against more experienced players.
We hope this change will provide those who are new to the game with a chance to hone their skills on a more even playing field.
The Leagues page contains a list of our rookie leagues.
AN EXCEPTION TO OUR STABLE INITIALS POLICY
Our policy against changing stable initials after a league has been processed, but before The IWA Report has been published, failed to address the special nature of the World Wrestling League. Since this league does not allow stable initials, managers are prevented from gaining recognition for their group on an IWA-wide basis should they win a major title.
Attaching stable initials in The Report alone should have zero impact on in-league angles and storylines, since the WWL doesn't even use them (and by "them" we mean stable initials; the WWL certainly uses angles and storylines!). Because we are also able to afford our snail mail players the same option, we see no reason to prohibit managers from having Report-only initials in this league.
Several members of the WWW stable pointed out this shortcoming in our policy, although it just as easily could have been any other stable had its wrestlers won major titles from that league. We're glad this special circumstance occurred at the beginning of the year since it allows all groups to start on equal footing. (Remember that the January issue of The IWA Report actually lists the major champions from the final cycle of the previous year.)
NEW POLICY FOR CHANGING NAMES AND/OR STABLE INITIALS
Effective immediately, wrestlers may only change their names and/or stable initials at the time their league is processed. As usual, Kimberly has been too nice in honoring requests, and we feel the situation is getting out of hand. Allowing these changes to occur between bulletin mailings can create confusion, and leave managers who choose to play via snail mail feeling "out of the loop" or like less-valued members of our wrestling family.
We want to use the Internet to provide conveniences for all who play our game, but that must be balanced with keeping the emphasis on the league bulletins -- where the action is! When wrestlers are permitted to change these attributes between bulletin mailings, it makes online activity just as important as league activity; it's as if time doesn't "pause" between bulletins #34 and #35 like it should, but instead continues on in some arena that exists only on the Internet. That's obviously not fair to our snail mail players.
So from now on, wrestler information must remain a reflection of what is printed in the league bulletins. This should ensure that everyone -- whether online or not -- will be on the same page. You can decide for yourself if that was intended to be a pun. :)
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