THE BRONZE AGE (updated 8/4)
"As we complete our first year of existence, we see Winter Gore defend the BA World title against former Conqueror Jakob van den Berg. Will Winter solidify her status, or will Jakob return to glory? $50 in league credit is only one step away for the three finalists in the Clash of the Bronze Age event: War Blaze (TND), Betty Sue Blood (LRW), and Vexing Vladimir Verklempt (UNL). Crossover Collision 3 is coming together, and will take place in six short weeks. The deadline to enter the main event is next cycle, and it's only $1 to enter! In addition, the commissioners will each pick two matches for the show as each league seeks to establish its dominance! We continue to have our league recaps, recent league champions, and Report hits. As we await results and overwork our F5 key, please consider taking a break to listen to our latest tubecasts on the Interfed channel (links are included). With so many awesome stories and characters in the Bronze Age, we want to thank all the managers who make it so successful!"
For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 2MB).
FAL BULLETIN UPDATED
The anxiously-awaited commissioner's report is now available! Click HERE for your copy!
JOIN THE REVOLUTION -- AND BE FREE!
Free transfers, free matches, free battle royal entries... Click HERE for the big picture AND the details!
IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 7/27)
"Gold Tuesday is nearly here, and as you wait for results, take a break from the F5 button and read through the 142nd edition of the IWA Ringside Magazine. The cover features the finalists in the 7th Johnny B Cup, as Math Jackson faces off with Timothy Zastempowski for the right to the JBC trophy. We send congrats to Blood Money: Hot $tuff Adam Ca$h & Fatty the Butcher (BBL) on their victory over the Disembowlers: Mongrel & Meat Hook (BBL) to win the 24th Marano Memorial Tag-team Tournament. Besides the reviews of the IWAR leagues and women's division, we share details on the Fall events: the War Games, the 8th Bound for Glory series, the 13th Tag-team Derby, and the 11th Triple D Cup Six-man Tournament, and of course, our most popular event of the year, the IWAR Draft. We have our 6th IWAR Network Word Search in here and, of course, all the league recaps, rankings, FAQs, and we can only hint at some of the other changes that are in the works. We also have these big IWAR title matches going down this cycle!"
- IWAR World: Joe Boring (CWL) vs. The Wrestler With No Name (CWL)
- IWAR World Tag: Jane the Vixen Red & Matthew van Slaughter (BRL) vs. Late Night Logan Kane & Handsome Hollywood Starr (BRL)
- IWAR Women's World: Tiamat (IWL) vs. Maura Lee Karupt (BRL)
"If you are looking to kill even more time -- and let's face it, we all are -- we can offer 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.)
"Thank you all for choosing the IWAR Network and making the game so much fun. Help us help you beat cabin fever with the IWA. If you haven't joined up yet, stop and check out the BBL, BRL, CWL, IWL, and NWL to see what you are missing."
-- 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 3.3MB).
WHAT IS A QUEEN WITHOUT GOLD?
The Gold Federation is getting a brand new ladies' league! A quest to race to the top is upon us, as EPW's women's division is setting out on its own journey and becoming its own product!
Introducing Queen's Quest Wrestling, an extension of the Elite Generation (EG) brand (EPW/GNW)! With some of the more successful women in recent times, the brand is looking to acquire even more talent with amazing accolades to add to its landscape. So if you like what you have seen in EPW/GNW and want to get in on another good and upcoming ladies' league (we can certainly use more members), then come and check us out. Let's race for the Gold in the Gold together! QQW will launch during this upcoming cycle!
(Create or transfer up to six female wrestlers by 7/7 at 7 AM.)
JOIN THE LEAGUE THAT'S KICKING THE L OUT OF THE IWA
Come to PKW (Psychotic Killer Wrestling). Get 16 matches for $5 when you submit both trash talk and a drawing. And compete in amazing contests like this...
(For the full-size image, click HERE. See the June cycle commissioner's report for details about the PKW match deal.)
SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES...
"The IWA's most engaging and exclusive league is once again making headlines. This time, 'The Gold Standard' Melvin Mayhem is making history in an unprecedented way: Mayhem has now set his sights on the Bronze Federation, and is taking his entire league with him! THAT'S RIGHT, the Wicked Warz League will officially be part of the Bronze Federation, effective next cycle. On 7-14-2020, Mayhem will add yet another notch to his belt by becoming the first-ever commissioner to move his entire business to another federation!
"With a completely revised report from the ground up to help usher in the new age of the WWL, there has never been a better time to become part of the only uncensored league in the IWA. To learn more about what sets this league apart from the rest, just reach out to Commissioner Mayhem (wickedwarzleague followed by the @ symbol and then gmail.com) and sign on the dotted line -- or, perhaps you just can't cut it in the land of the WICKED???"
(For the full-size image, click HERE.)
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 League Champions 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 trash talk pages in full 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 Special 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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