THE BRONZE AGE (updated 10/15)
"We have our first Bronze Conqueror! Who managed to overcome the odds and win the fatal four-way match? The first title defense will take place in two cycles! All 107 participants for The Big One contest are in this report. Who will survive the grueling battle to win $15 in Bronze Age credit? As always, we have recaps from each league -- the LNL, the RWL, and the UNL -- to provide an overview of current events. A link to our Bronze Age tubecast is also included, as well as a listing of recent league champions and the highest strategies from last cycle. Without spoiling the surprise, there will be an extra reason to check out the Bronze Age leagues this cycle. Thank you to everyone who makes being a part of the Bronze Age so much fun!"
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).
ONE LADY TO RULE THEM ALL
Tired of the same ol', same ol' in the ladies' division? Then you are in luck! The Gorgeous Amazon League is opening its doors to all you lucky ladies and your managers. What is so special about the GAL, you might ponder? The GAL will have a 1-lady limit per manager. That gives you a leg up on the competition, as everyone starts from 0-0! Think about the possibilities! Also, there won't be any stable initials -- team up with whomever you like.
If you like the Lone Wolf League or ladies' wrestling, we think you'll love the GAL. We need 10 managers to sign up to make this happen, and are targeting a November cycle launch. The GAL will be in the Steel Federation. If you are interested, please contact Kimberly to sign up.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
Enjoy free transfers to the MvG Sports Louisiana Purchase Ligue for the next three cycles! The wrestler limits are history, and the ligue now fittingly competes for the American title.
If you do decide to buy matches, consider taking advantage of these LPL deals:
- For $12, you get the usual 20 matches plus your choice of having your wrestler challenge the 20 lowest-ranked wrestlers or the 10 lowest-ranked wrestlers and the 10 regional champions.
- For $14, in addition to the standard 26 matches, your wrestler will face the 25 lowest-ranked wrestlers.
- Pay $18 for 36 matches, and your wrestler will receive free matches against the 40 lowest-ranked wrestlers and a bataille royale entry!
LPL bataille royales are held at Waikiki Beach, Hawaii. The winner pockets $40,000 instead of the usual amount, and wrestlers who are eliminated earn double the amount in other ligues.
Wondering what else sets this ligue apart? Transfer for free and find out!
IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 10/7)
"Gold Tuesday is almost here, and what an issue we have for you! The 2019 IWAR Draft Preview: with the draft just days away, we pause to take a look at those who have declared themselves eligible, where they came from, what they've done, and let you speculate as to whom will be drafted first... The results from the latest round of IWAR title defenses are in, and we saw Joe Boring (CWL) end the reign of Graham Underwood (IWL) as IWAR World Champion; he will now face Hot $tuff Adam Ca$h (BRL). Graham Underwood and Kennedy Cage (IWL) held off David Humbleheart and Gideon Shiningstar (CWL) to retain the IWAR World Tag-team belts, and they face familiar foes in long-time former champs James Carnage and Jesse Tombstone (IWL). Gran Sabrosa, Prince Ton, and Jimmy Electric (IWL) edged Serenity, Chuckles, and Manslaughter (BBL), and will now take on the juggernaut trio of Rab Fash, Hester, and Fester (CWL). R.A. Rude (BRL) won the Summer Series (and the $94 in IWA credit prize!), and will now challenge The Wrestler with No Name (CWL) for the Revolution Championship... This issue also includes the PPV results for the BRL's Autumn Anarchy 8, which includes great matches, a crazy wedding, and a Hell in a Cell match that doesn't end in a stupid DQ finish that ruins fans' trust in the WWE... There is also the NWL's Clash of Champions 9, Beantown Brawl 2, and all I will say is this show is bonkers, so just check it out and see why the NWL is such a hotbed of talent... The IWAR-wide events roll out as the Triple D Cup hits round 2, and we have first-round action starting this cycle as the Bound for Glory Series and Tag-team Derby get going... We have a special ad for the Bronze Age and two pages of IWAR rankings, including this year's scores and the all-time leaders... Of course we have pages that round up the action across all five of the IWAR leagues (BBL, BRL, CWL, IWL, and NWL), and a look at the upcoming IWAR-wide year-end PPV, ImagiClash... I also take a moment to remember the man behind the Baddest American Bikers, David Welker, and fondly recall the promos he sent in... If you are on the IWAR Network's Facebook page, set a timer for October 17th, 9 PM, as we will host the 4th IWAR Draft Live, and you don't have to be in the draft to enjoy the show. Who will go #1? Who will go last? What trades will happen? (There's already a huge trade in the works!) Take a break from hitting 'F5' and see why so many players choose to compete in the best place to play in the IWA: the IWAR."
-- IWAR Commissioner Matt Riley
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TIME TO START PUMPING SOME STEEL!
"When you hear the phrase 'New Blood,' most likely, the first thing you would think of is an up-and-coming talent that is on the rise; someone who is set on making a name for themselves and becoming the next big thing; the cream of the crop of the next generation. And with that in mind, you would not be wrong. The New Blood League, once considered one of the top leagues in the IWA, has lost its footing for quite a while, but with some fresh New Blood minds in charge, that is about to change! A brand new NBL is coming, and it is coming soon! Like a new talent, the league is set to go on a journey to grow bigger, stronger, and better than ever. New commissioner titles, new shows, new PPV's, new staff, new tournaments, new match deals, and more are on the way! The Interfed Steel Women's Championship will be defended in the NBL in two cycles, and the Interfed Steel Universal Championship in three cycles. The Interfed Steel World 24/7 Hardcore Ironman Heavymetalweight title is also a part of the NBL, like any other Steel league!
"So, are you looking for a fun, new journey? Then come and check out the NBL! We have a lot of new plans in place for the future as we rebuild from the ground up. It will be a slow rebuild, done correctly, and in the end, it will be worth it! PPV's and commissioner titles won't truly begin until we have a set roster that wants to be a part of our future vision. Trash talk won't be required right away until everything is truly in motion, but believe us, we are giving you plenty of fuel to work with when it comes to trash talk! So, do you want to be a part of the next fun, rising league? Then come and join us! Become a part of our fresh, new roster! Become a part of the New Blood Wave! Transfers are free for the next three cycles. And to see what lies ahead as we slowly grow toward our plans, be sure to check out our little preview below. New Blood, New Era. A taste of blood, a taste of royalty.
"For further information, check out our Facebook group, or contact us at either timothyclark1978 followed by the @ symbol and then yahoo.com or questintheskies followed by the @ symbol and then gmail.com." (This link will open in a new browser window. The IWA is not responsible for its content.)
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IT'LL BE A BLAST!
Our old Fire Works League is returning with a bang, and transfers are free for the next three cycles! Join the party by transferring or creating up to six wrestlers in this Diamond Federation league.
While you're going for the FWL title, you'll also be competing for the Elite title! We hope to see you there!
AND THE NUMBER ONE PICK IN THE 2019 IWAR DRAFT IS...
"Are you ready to be a part of the most exciting night of the year for IWAR fans? Draft Night! If you are interested in being a part of this *LIVE* event, then you'll need to do a few things: First, read the 2019 IWAR Draft press release. Next, determine if you are ready to join in. Then, contact the IWAR Commissioner with the required information to get your wrestler(s) into the IWAR Draft. Wrestlers can come from anywhere in the IWA, so if you've been waiting for a great reason to check out the best place to play in the IWA, here is your chance to be a part of the IWAR Network."
-- IWAR Commissioner Matt Riley
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NJL TO GET FRESH START AS... NEVER: PURORESU LEGACY
"Puroresu is the predominant style of professional wrestling that has developed in Japan... It is treated as a legitimate fight, with fewer theatrics; the stories told in Japanese matches are about a fighter's spirit and perseverance."
The NPL will be an homage to puroresu, and will follow the NEVER concept of New Blood, Evolution, Valiantly, Eternal, Radical. Original wrestlers will be the welcomed New Blood on which the Evolution of puroresu depends. We will Valiantly carry on the Eternal struggle between heroes and villains, and everyone in between. We expect our competitors to be as Radical as our approach in this brave, new world.
This will be what I refer to as a modified pioneer league -- a place to go for new and different experiences, with a few modifications:
- The NPL will have a limit of 6 wrestlers per manager.
- While it is primarily for newly-created wrestlers, each manager is entitled to transfer 1 wrestler with up to 500 wins.
- It will remain in the Iron Federation, like its NJL predecessor.
- Stable initials will not be used within the NPL.
- Female wrestlers are not allowed in the league.
The NPL kicks off the September cycle in two weeks (9/10)...
FEMALE WRESTLERS WANTED
"The ladies' division in the ASL needs new and fresh blood. For a limited time only, any interested manager can create one female wrestler for free to compete in the ASL.
"Are you the one who can inject fire into our division?"
"Be sure to check out the next edition of the Danger Zone Magazine, the official report of the Flying Aces League (FAL)!
"The FAL is a very special league, open only to those serious about writing trash talk. If you are into serious competition and epic storylines, then please contact the FAL through the IWA for 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).
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!
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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