JDL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 1/16)
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HRL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 1/15)
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UNL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 1/14)
"What a year 2018 turned out to be in the United Nations League! This super-sized report recounts the incredible action and memorable moments. The 2018 Year End Awards are announced, including several voted on by the managers themselves! We also have a special section for records, title histories, and all-time standings. Oh, and 2019 kicks off with a bang as we present World Warfare 2 this cycle, which promises to be a night we will never forget!"
-- Commissioner Anderson
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IMAGINARY GENDER IS NOW A THING
If you have a female wrestler in a predominantly male league, or vice versa, please let us know so our battle royal commentators can get it right! Our thanks to manager Donald Henry for the great suggestion.
WICKED CITY CHAOS PAY-PER-VIEW (updated 1/10)
"The wait is over. The time for talking is over. The WWL proudly presents our first-ever Pay-Per-View JUGGERNAUT... WICKED CITY CHAOS! The hype leading up to this event has been astronomical, and Commissioner Melvin Mayhem has done it again and put together a stellar card which will shape the future of the league and set the tone for all of 2019! Who will be crowned our first-ever Nefarious World, Goddess Extreme World, and Wicked Wayward World Champions? Find out today! The WWL is unlike any other league in the IWA, and Commissioner Mayhem continues to push the IWA envelope for all the hard working commissioners throughout the federations. 2019 looks to be the best year in the history of the IWA, and the trendsetting Wicked Warz League is leading the way. Be sure to catch our upcoming PPV Recap Show on Inter-Federation Radio, as Commissioner Mayhem and Flip dive right into the heart of the action as only they can. If you still need a reason to join this exclusive, invite-only league, then look no further than the attached PPV report! See you in the War Room!"
The WWL: "Home to the IWA's GREATEST Report and FIRST-EVER customized bulletin title and back pages. Don't believe me? Happy hunting!"
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NSL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 1/10)
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VIVE LA LPL!
The MvG Sports Louisiana Purchase Ligue already gives players who use our $12 match deal the choice between challenging the 20 lowest-ranked wrestlers for free and challenging all 10 regional champions plus the 10 lowest-ranked wrestlers for free. Now, managers who spend $14 on matches will receive 26 matches of their choosing, with bonus matches against the 25 lowest wrestlers in the rankings. Spend $18 on matches, and you'll get 36 matches plus free matches against the 40 lowest-ranked wrestlers, and 1 FREE bataille royale entry!
Speaking of the bataille royale, the LPL has constructed a dedicated ring on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii, which will be used for all future ligue bataille royales. In lieu of most of his commissioner's money, Trevor Riley has arranged for wrestlers competing in the B.R. to be awarded double the usual amount ($2,000 for the first one eliminated, then $2,200, etc.), with the winner receiving $40,000 in imaginary earnings! The IWA's Waikiki Beach Rumble is alive and well in the LPL!
With only 11 cycles played so far, yet all this ingenuity already on display, why aren't you here? Create up to 6 new wrestlers in this ligue, and start making history!
IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 1/8)
"Welcome back to Refresh Tuesday! It's a new year, and the IWAR has a new commissioner! You may see a few changes here and there, but we hope that the Magazine will remain your one-stop shop as we await each cycle's results! There is plenty of information packed into this special Year End edition, as we look back on a fantastic 2018 and honor those wrestlers who made the biggest impacts. We also recall the winners from past years and reveal the IWAR's Top 50 wrestlers from the past 17 cycles. In addition to all of that, the Combustible Elements event is updated, while the 6th annual Johnny B Cup and 28th Marano Memorial Tag-team Tournament are previewed. As if that wasn't enough, each of the IWAR's leagues provides a glimpse into their current events. There are many great places to play in the IWA, so we extend our sincere thanks to everyone who supports the IWAR Network -- you're the reason we have so much fun!"
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WHAT'S THE POINT?
Commissioners can request a list of the total strategy points for each wrestler in their leagues to use for contests and similar purposes, and now those lists will be sorted by point flow, and include the team totals of all tag and six-man teams which competed that cycle! Our thanks to "The Gold Standard" Melvin Mayhem, commissioner of the Wicked Warz League, for continuing to help us raise the bar.
This new feature is merely a small token of our appreciation for all the time and effort that you, our commissioners, regularly contribute to making your leagues more fun for everyone involved. We could never afford to hire people to do the wonderful job you're all doing, especially without substantially raising our prices, and even if we could, that would never result in the variety of great ideas you routinely provide. Besides that, you can't pay someone to be passionate about something, and your passion shines through with every contest, Pay-Per-View, and awe-inspiring report you create for your fellow players. (If any of those players are reading this, please remember to thank your league commissioners once in a while -- they deserve it!)
We're grateful for everything you've done and are continuing to do to improve the game, and are looking forward to seeing what this feature will allow you to dream up next!
GNL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 1/3)
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JOIN THE REVOLUTION!
Transfer to the RWL now: a major match deal, a contest, and a huge prize will be revealed in the Holidays 2018 bulletin!
Manager Matt Riley took a break from preparing the latest issue of the IWA Ringside Magazine to inform us that his wrestler was mistakenly entered into Imagimania 33. The rightful entrant was Mordecai (LWL), which meant different results for both the Black Widow and Diamondback Rattlesnake titles. Please see the corrected contest results PDF or the updated IWA Report for the changes.
We're having Matt's wrestler keep the prize money as a reward for his honesty, and all other affected wrestlers will also be keeping the larger prize amounts they received. The subtitle of Imagimania 33 was "we <3 you guys," and this is just one more example of why we do; it's far from the first time one of our players has contacted us about an error that benefited them. You never fail to display honor, integrity, and class, and you understand the importance of earning every single victory. Thank you for being awesome.
"REPORT" YOUR STABLE INITIALS
If you manage wrestlers in one or more leagues which do not allow stable initials (currently the GWL, IWL, LNL, LWL, and WWL), but want those wrestlers to represent your group in the IWA Report, please let us know! Simply tell us your name and the initials of your stable, and we'll keep your request on file for future Report appearances. Be sure to notify us if you change your group affiliation.
For wrestlers in leagues which DO allow stable initials, the initials printed in the bulletins will be used for Report purposes, so make sure to request the correct ones by your league's deadline! Remember that changing your wrestler's stable initials is and has always been free -- because who doesn't love a good swerve?
WE'LL DO RIGHT BAYOU
"Hey, all Louisiana Swamp League managers, both old and prospective, I'm Leo Kruger, and I'm the brand new commissioner of this league. I would like to personally invite you all to join both our Facebook page under the name Louisiana Swamp League, as well as our league.
"We have a deal going on right now -- free transfers for the next two cycles -- and when you use the $12 match deal, you get a free battle royal entry!
"We are setting up three tournaments: one for our Diamond Drop World Heavyweight Championship, one for our World Divas Championship, and one for our Lucha World Heavyweight Championship (specifically for our Lucha Libre wrestlers). The winner of each title will receive $10,000 in imaginary money, and losers get $5,000, so you're guaranteed to get something.
"We also have our first PPV coming up, named Cage of Death, where the main event will be two wrestlers locked in a cage with electrified walls and all sorts of weapons hanging from the ceiling. The winner will be the one who incapacitates the other wrestler to the point where he can no longer go on or answer the 10-count.
"We have a great GM/Co-Commissioner named Lucky Stars, and the prospect of making a monthly show with matches. We have some of the best feuds and trash talk around, and we are also the eighth league in an Interfed association of Steel leagues.
"Feel free to contact me or my GM with any questions, concerns, or just to join our page and league with wrestler ideas and storylines. Come and join in our fun... YOU WON'T REGRET IT!"
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 mailed 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, for those who want a searchable option.
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!
MATCH SELECTION SHEET
If you need another match form, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a file with a size of 63KB).
This is a PDF file, so Windows users will need to install the free Adobe Reader to print it out. Click HERE to open the download page in a new browser window.
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.
Do not use attachments since your message will automatically be erased BEFORE it is opened or even previewed. This is to prevent the spread of computer viruses.
Finally, 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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