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The September cycle edition of the Bronze Age Magazine is now available HERE and at the usual link below. We're mailing the correct issue to all affected managers, and offer them our apologies for the error -- especially to the commissioners, who generously volunteer so much time and energy creating a new, fun-filled publication every three weeks.

 


DATE -- UPDATED

9/24/20 -- League Champions and Hold Values (Fall cycle, Steel Federation)
9/24/20 -- IWA Report (Vol. 25, No. 13 -- Fall 2020)
9/24/20 -- Special Leagues (GWL Elite status; HRL transfer policy; EPW, GNW, QQW info)
9/1/20 -- Hall of Fame (4 new inductees)
9/9/19 -- Prices (free matches)
1/3/19 -- Contact Info (email)
8/7/18 -- Handbook (prizes)

 

THE BRONZE AGE (updated 9/15)

"The Bronze Age World title is defended on this tour, as Conqueror Jakob van den Berg travels to The Nightmare Dimension to face Underworld Champion Patient X. Knights of the Bronze Age Blitz sisters once again retained their belts in August, and will be challenged by the UNL World Tag champions next cycle. Crossover Collision 3 takes place today, with six challenge matches leading up to the main event worth $25 in BA credit. Which league will come out of the super spectacular on top? 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 may be other great places to play this game, but with the awesome storylines and characters in the Bronze Age, we want to thank all the managers who make what we do together 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 3.3MB).

 

FAL BULLETIN UPDATED

The commissioner's report has been added to the PDF, which is available HERE.

 

IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 9/7)

"Gold Tuesday is here, so while you wait, check out the hottest spot to play in the IWA, the IWAR Network. The September cover features the NWL's Bulk Slogan and his manager, Scarface Capone, who have marketed the rising star in every way they can think of. We are launching the 8th Bound for Glory series, the 13th Tag-team Derby, and the 11th Triple D Cup Six-man Tournament, all this cycle, and we can announce the winners of the War Games contest: the team of War Pig, Lady Swine, Cpl. Punishment, Mr. Smith, and Black Fox (BBL) had the highest team score and win $50 in IWA credit! There is more information on our biggest event of the year, the 5th annual IWAR Draft. Our next issue is the Draft Preview Special, so if you want in, speak up ASAP. This issue features our 8th IWAR Network Word Search 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. Here are the results of the latest round of IWAR World title matches:"

  • IWAR World: Joe Boring (CWL) vs. winner of Punk Rock Mike (BRL) vs. The Dream Ali Atari (IWL)
  • IWAR World Tag: Late Night Logan Kane & Handsome Hollywood Starr (BRL) vs. Prince Ton & Jimmy Electric (IWL)
  • IWAR Women's World: Maura Lee Karupt (BRL) vs. Barb Dwyer (BRL)
  • IWAR Revolution title: Punk Rock Mike (BRL) d. The Velociraptor (IWL) -- new champ!

"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 3.6MB).

 

WHAT?! FREE MATCHES FOR USING FREE TRANSFERS?!

It's true! Transfer up to 6 wrestlers to the GWL for free during the next 3 cycles, and you'll receive 5 free matches! (The free matches must be used in the GWL the first cycle you are active. Remember that the Global Wrestling League has a wrestler limit of 6, and stable initials are not allowed.)

Has there ever been a better time to go Global?

 

THE HEIST FOR IT ALL

"The EG brand (EPW, GNW, and QQW) has really started to come together, and there are a lot of long-term plans still to be revealed! While EPW sacrificed a little bit to complete the creation of the EG brand, it is starting to find its footing again. We took over the GNL and turned it around quickly as GNW, and brand new Gold Federation women's league QQW is already becoming quite formidable itself.

"With our upcoming tournament, where the winner gets $96 in IWA credit, there isn't a better time to come check us out and join us! A lot of players who recently came back to the game have noticed the EG brand as of late, and have been joining based on its merits, so why not you next? There are three different feds (Iron, Gold, and Bronze) to meet your tastes, and because of their strong connection, it is like you are part of all three AKA the overall product -- and all three leagues also happen to be Elite leagues! :)

"Our Facebook group is consistently active, and gives you up-to-date info and results for commissioner titles, TV shows, PPVs, etc., as the bulletins come out. Join it today!" https://www.facebook.com/groups/iwaelitegeneration (This link will open in a new browser window. The IWA is not responsible for its content.)

Click HERE if you'd like to win $96 in IWA credit!

 

JOIN THE REVOLUTION -- AND BE FREE!

Free transfers, free matches, free battle royal entries... Click HERE for the big picture AND the details!

 

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).

 


 

GO GREEN

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!

 

EMAIL REMINDERS

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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