CHANGES COMING TO THE GAL!!!
There are some big changes coming to the Gorgeous Amazon League. The managers have voted to increase the number of wrestlers allowed per manager to 3; previously, only 1 was permitted.
Also, we will be allowing transfers into the league, but incoming wrestlers cannot have more than 100 wins.
Finally, we are waiving the $1 fee for creating new wrestlers and the $2 fee for transferring, and instead will be charging $25,000 in imaginary money to create a new wrestler and $50,000 IM to transfer a wrestler from another league into the GAL. This IM will then be put into the prize pot for the GAL's Royal Rumble PPV.
Be sure to take advantage of this unprecedented offer!
THE BRONZE AGE (updated 3/31)
"Bronze Conqueror Sadako Saeki makes her next World title defense against the UNL's dangerous champion, Marchand Le Hitman Du Belgium. Can Saeki continue, or will the Diamond District bring home the biggest prize of all? The Knights of the Bronze Age, Claude Holiday and Otis Gruzer, retained in the Winter cycle, and will face the RWL All-Star tag champions on the next tour. The mega-sized Clash of the Bronze Age event has already begun to receive entries; with $50 in credit to be earned, you won't want to miss out on this one! As always, we also have our in-league recaps and information on who has been on a hot streak. If you find yourself with a little extra time while hitting that F5 button, please consider checking out our latest tubecasts on the Interfed channel (links included in this magazine). Thank you so very much to all the managers who help make the Bronze Age 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 3.1MB).
IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 3/23)
"We usually offer the latest edition of the IWA Ringside Magazine as a time-killer while you wait for the IWA to post the results for the Gold Federation, but now it can double as a way to take your mind off the global pandemic. We are here for you to provide a fun distraction, and we hope you will enjoy the 136th edition with The Velociraptor (IWL) on the cover, fresh off winning the Elite, Metropolitan, and Gold Federation titles. Inside this issue, you can get updates on the Four Corners Invitational 3, the von Erich Classic 3, and the final entries for the 7th Johnny B Cup and the 24th Marano Memorial Tag-team Tournament (match-ups to be revealed in the next issue). We also debut the Year-to-Date rankings a cycle early, and offer a half-time score update on the 2019 IWAR Draft contest. The annual showcase of the IWA's next generation of stars, the All-Rookie Cup, rolls into round three this cycle, and we are all curious to see which of the remaining eight will advance to the final four spots.
"The IWAR World Championship defenses are underway, and this cycle (not last one, sorry!) will complete each series."
- IWAR World: Joe Boring (CWL) vs. The Arabian Dream Ali Atari (IWL)
- IWAR World Tag: Jane the Vixen Red & Matthew van Slaughter (BRL) vs. Johnny Morello & Vincent Torrio (CWL)
- IWAR World Six-man: Gran Sabrosa, Prince Ton, & Shocker Jimmy Electric (IWL) vs. the von Snapps (CWL)
- IWAR Revolution: Kennedy Cage (IWL) vs. Punk Rock Mike (BRL)
- The IWAR Women's World Champion will be determined at Wrestlerama 8 in April.
"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.)
"Thanks to everyone who helps make the IWAR so much fun. We know the world is getting crazy, so use the IWA as your escape, and have a blast in the IWAR leagues. 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 2.4MB).
OFF TO A PRESTIGIOUS START
"The Elite Prestige League is still considered to be in its beginning stages, but five cycles in and we are already one of the quickest-rising young leagues in IWA history, and probably among the most impressive visually! With Top 10 League finishes through our first five cycles and back-to-back best average strategy cycles (and nearly winning it for a third straight time), the EPL has become one of the biggest and toughest leagues in the game.
"With the recent addition of American status and brand new match deals about to kick in, why don't you come check us out and perhaps give us a try? For $5, you get a free transfer, a free battle royal entry, and six regional matches. Who knows, with that free battle royal entry, you may instantly win a great deal of free EPL matches for the next cycle! There's a lot of fun and growth still ahead, and we would love to see you there!"
BOTW OVERDRIVE 85 TAG TOURNEY INFO AND REGISTRATION
UPDATE: The tournament will begin in the April cycle, which is coming right after this current March cycle. Anyone wanting to get in on this should sign up now!
You still have time to sign up for the Overdrive 85 Tag Tourney being hosted by the IGL.
- Select your favorite pro-wrestling tag-team from the '70s to the '90s and create them in the IGL -- for free! If you're already in the IGL, you can use a free name change to rename your team for the tourney.
- Make sure to put the tag-team name in front of the wrestlers' names (e.g. Road Warriors: Hawk).
- Your stable initials must be slashed with a W so we can track all the entrants (e.g. EDGE/W: Road Warriors: Hawk).
- The winners of this tourney will be crowned the first-ever BOTW Traveling Tag Champs, and will defend their titles through each of the BOTW territories (currently the BOL, FAL, GAL, IGL, LWL, NML, NPL, and PKL). The manager of the winning team will receive 25 free matches, and we have a $500,000 imaginary money prize pool, as well.
- Message Wade Reinhard on Facebook or email him at iwacommish73 followed by the @ symbol and then gmail.com to reserve your team today!
Once our bracket is full, we will notify everyone, and the tourney will begin the following cycle.
FEELING JADED AND LOVING IT
If you use our $12 match deal in the Global Championship League during the next 3 cycles, in addition to the GCL's bonus of getting 2-for-$1 battle royal entries that same cycle, you will also receive a free wrestler creation!
Win the battle royal in this Jade Federation league, and you'll be rewarded with 1 free GCL match for every entrant. The GCL champion competes for the Asiatic title every cycle, and is eligible to win the real-life Elite belt whenever there are at least 50 cards in the bulletin. Another perk is that one manager will take home the official GCL championship belt worth $150! Check out the video below for a quick look at this exclusive prize.
Don't miss this opportunity to create up to 3 wrestlers for free in a fun, fresh league with a highly-motivated commissioner (who is providing the belt). It's time to go global!
Notes: wrestler names must be original, female wrestlers are not allowed, you can have up to 6 wrestlers in the league, and wrestlers cannot transfer in. If you are not already in the GCL, the $12 match deal's 40 total matches will give your free wrestler a very good start in the young league.
For a video of the belt, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading an MP4 file with a size of 2.2MB).
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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