JDL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 2/22
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IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 2/19)
"Welcome back to Refresh Tuesday! All the latest action from the IWAR leagues -- the BRL, the CWL, the IWL, and the IWA's only rookie league, the NWL -- is highlighted. The new IWAR Revolution Champion is announced, and the finals of Combustible Elements will determine the next challenger! Today is the deadline to sign up for the Johnny B Cup and the Marano Memorial Tag-team Tournament -- check out all the currently confirmed entries! The IWA is full of great ways to play this game we all love, so thank you to all the managers who choose to be a part of the IWAR!"
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GNL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 2/12)
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FEAR ON TAP
Head straight to the Yellow Jacket League and enjoy these benefits:
- Free transfers for the next three cycles
- Five free matches for winning the league championship whenever there are at least 60 cards
- The prestige of holding "some of the darkest, most compelling title names our game has ever seen" (actual quote from the IWA)
You must be at least 18 years old, and can transfer up to 20 wrestlers with a maximum of 500 wins each.
Click HERE for a PDF of the latest bulletin and Commissioner Report.
The King In Yellow awaits!!!
UNL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 2/5)
"Ezekiel Crane came into the UNL in quite the unassuming fashion, as a guest at a tribute show for troops. But in just a few tours, he has shown to be more than meets the eye, and has the entire locker room buzzing about what his actual plans may be for the league. In this report, we cover the results of World Warfare 2 and the start of the Tag Shuffle contest. The United Nations, Can-Am, and International title series will finish this cycle, as well. With the guarantee of a new U.N. Champion, which of the three challengers will secure the gold?"
-- Commissioner Anderson
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HRL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 2/5)
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WICKED CITY AFTERMATH (updated 2/4)
"With our INSANELY entertaining PPV in the books, the WWL will now turn its full attention toward the next huge PPV event of the year... VIRAL VIOLENCE! It's no secret that the WWL has become an incredibly popular league within the IWA, and for good reason. With arguably the biggest collection of Trash Talk to ever grace a Commissioner Report, it's safe to say that this league is home to some of the greatest managers in the game today! In the land of the Wicked, in-league fun is at the core of everything we do. If you are new to the game, or a returning alumni looking for a new league to call home, then look no further than the Wicked Warz League! The proof is in my report. It sells itself! See you all next cycle!"
-- "The Gold Standard" Commissioner Melvin Mayhem
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 1/31)
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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.
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!
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!
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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