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DATE -- UPDATED

11/14/19 -- League Champions and Hold Values (November cycle, Steel Federation)
11/12/19 -- IWA Report (Vol. 24, No. 16 -- November 2019)
11/12/19 -- Hall of Fame (1 new inductee)
11/5/19 -- Special Leagues (added APL)
9/9/19 -- Prices (free matches)
1/3/19 -- Contact Info (email)
8/7/18 -- Handbook (prizes)

 

THIS WEEK... THE GAL MAKES ITS DEBUT!

The Gorgeous Amazon League is like a female version of the Lone Wolf League.

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LANDING IN ISSUE #11

"Prepare to take flight in the new and improved Flying Aces League! Witness the fallout from our first pay-per-view, All Hallow's Evil, where Titan Terror's tense relationship with the Crusade explodes in the worst way possible! IWA megastar Pato the Duck makes his FAL debut, and so much more! Experience what it is like in one of the best trash talk leagues in the history of the game. After you check it out, be sure to ask about joining the Flying Aces League today!"

 

THE BRONZE AGE (updated 11/5)

"Who will survive the cut after this cycle, when the 107 entries in the Big One event get trimmed to 40? Who will win the $15 in Bronze Age credit? The first defense by the Bronze Conqueror, Siouxsie 'Blood' Moon, will take place next cycle against the new United Nations Champion, TxVxB. We also have a HUGE announcement about the Bronze Age tag-team division! In addition, we have recaps from each league to give you a taste of what is happening in each. With competition at the highest levels and trash talk galore, we want to thank all the managers who make playing in 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 2.4MB).

 

COMING TO THE ASL...

"Take part in the David Welker Six-man Tournament! The entry fee will be only $3. The winner of the tourney will receive a plaque from the IWA, and there will be free matches and i-Cash galore. The tournament will tentatively start in the January 2020 cycle, which will give everyone a chance to get their team entered. This contest is open to the entire IWA. There will be free transfers for those who wish to join the ASL; all others must be responsible for their team being active each cycle the tourney is going on, so the IWA can send me their strategy totals. Get in on the six-man action!"

 

IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 10/28)

"We are just days from Halloween, and it'll be a Trick or Treat Tuesday as Gold drops. So take a break from refreshing your device and take in the IWAR, as we have another issue loaded with fun and memories. First, we recap the 2019 IWAR Draft, and if you missed out on it, go to Facebook, join the IWAR Network page, and read it for yourself to see why players from across the IWA love the IWAR Draft... We are closing in on the end of the year, and that means we need your nominations for the 2019 Annual Achievement Awards, which is our way of recognizing outstanding effort, rivalries, and promos from our players. We have a look back at the awards from 2012, which offers a great view of the history of the IWAR... We then roll into our ongoing events -- the Bound for Glory Series, Tag-team Derby, and Triple D Cup six-man tournament -- all of which are rolling along and will see their finals decided at the first-ever IWAR-wide PPV, ImagiClash... Then there are the IWAR Network league pages and the IWAR Rankings, which will determine who will walk away with the Wrestler of the Year honors, so take a look at some of those super-tight points races (yikes)... The IWAR Championships are underway, as Hot $tuff Adam Ca$h (BRL) challenges IWAR World Champion Joe Boring (CWL), James Carnage and Jesse Tombstone (IWL) challenge IWAR World Tag-team Champions Graham Underwood & Kennedy Cage (IWL), and Rab Fash, Hester, and Fester (CWL) take on the IWAR World Six-man Champions Gran Sabrosa, Prince Ton, and Jimmy Electric (IWL). We are waiting for the seventh and deciding match in the BRL's Best-of-Seven Series between 'Money-Driven' Mike Sebastian and Late Night Logan Kane, as the winner will go on to challenge the IWAR Revolution Champion, R.A. Rude (BRL)... We have a special promo for the Bronze Age, and of course the back page has all those FAQs that pop up, so take it all in and enjoy... We will be holding our seventh IWAR Gold Strategy Workshop through Facebook Live on November 15th, so be sure to check it out, as we need all the help we can get when it comes to our strats... Thanks to everyone who helps make the IWAR so much fun, and after you give this issue a read, you can go back to refreshing."
-- 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 3.2MB).

 

PREPARE TO TAKE FRIGHT

"The Flying Aces League is looking to celebrate Halloween in a big, big way with a special full-color edition of their usual black & white report!!! Some big holiday surprises are in the offing, as well as some big, big additions to the IWA's best trash talking, angle-based league!!! If you wish to be a part of the action, contact us through the IWA, or come see us on Facebook at FAL 24/7!!! This cycle is going to be spooktacular!!!"

 

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!

 

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.)

To download the large PDF file -- 61MB in size -- right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..."

 

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!

 

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 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!

 

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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