THE BRONZE AGE (updated 6/2)
"On this tour, a special triple threat match will crown a new Bronze Conqueror! Battling for the World title will be Winter Gore (RWL), Jakob van den Berg (UNL), and Aidan Brimstone (LNL). Darlene and Amy Blitz (RWL) defend the BA World Tag titles against Aaron McFleese and Nahuel (UNL). The second round of Clash of the Bronze Age takes place today, as eight teams look to reach the semi-finals. The eventual winner will earn $50 in credit in their league! We also have our league recaps, recent league champions, and top performers. If you need a break from 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!"
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IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 5/25)
"Gold Tuesday is nearly here, but the 139th edition of the IWA Ringside Magazine is, so pass the time with the big news that the IWAR Creative Team has added a member! Becky Lipoth has joined the IWAR to head up the Women's Division, and you can see her first report with all sorts of news in this issue! On the cover is the most hated man in the IWA, the Author of Agony LePage Turner (BRL), whose success seems to be fueled by hate. Also in this issue: the results of the 3rd Von Erich Classic, the semi-finals of the Four Corners Invitational, the second-round results from the Johnny B Cup and the Marano Memorial Tag-team Tournament, the current sign-ups for the Summer Series, and information on the War Games tourney in August. We also introduce our newest contest that is open to first- and second-year players, the IWAR Free Agent Auction. We have our 4th IWAR Network Word Search in here and, of course, all the league recaps, rankings, FAQs, and we can only hint at some other big changes that are in the works.
"The IWAR World Championship defenses are underway!"
- IWAR World: Joe Boring (CWL) vs. Big Bad Bob (CWL)
- IWAR World Tag: Jane the Vixen Red & Matthew van Slaughter (BRL) vs. The Patriot & Alphamale XD (BBL)
- IWAR Women's World: Wildfire Betty Red (BRL) vs. Tiamat (IWL)
"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
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THE FLYING ACES LEAGUE TAKES A TURN FOR THE "PAWFUL"!!!
"Be sure to check out the upcoming issue of the Danger Zone Magazine!!! The official report for the toughest league to win in, in Diamond!!!! Can you be the one to take down the G.O.A.T., Kevin Savage??? Do you dare miss the epic, real-life struggle between the hero of the Canadian trailer park, Dicky Thunderbird, and Paco el Pequeno Pato??? Can the Swashbuckler Henry Morgan finally overcome the odds to win the Southern Heritage championship??? Can anyone stand up to the truly pawful Mr. Paws??? That and so much more coming to the IWA's most inclusive trash talk league!!! Check it out today!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
ANTHONY IBRAHIM TAG-TEAM MEMORIAL
To honor the life and legacy of GCL manager Anthony Ibrahim, we will be creating a yearly tournament in his honor. The Anthony Ibrahim Tag-team Memorial will begin in a couple of cycles. The winners of this tournament will receive 50 free matches and $500,000 in i-cash. In addition, the winners will also be crowned the very first GCL Global Tag-team Champions. We can't think of a better way to honor Anthony, and we are confident he would be pleased.
ENTRY IS FREE! To sign up, submit your entry on the Dungeon 2.0 Facebook page, or email it to Kimberly. Keep in mind, for the next two cycles, if you take the $12 match deal, you get three free wrestler creations!
The GCL is both an Elite and an Asiatic league in the Jade Federation, and is packed with a beautiful commissioner's report and lots of trash talk! There is a limit of six wrestlers per manager. Transfers and female wrestlers are not allowed, and names must be original.
At this point, we are only allowing managers to be a part of one team, so you can submit a team for yourself, or two managers can submit one team together. We already have nine of 16 teams!!! Can we get seven more teams to honor the legacy of Anthony Ibrahim?
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!
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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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