IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 6/12)
"Welcome to Refresh Tuesday! As we all wait for Gold to post, we'd like to invite you to check out the latest issue of the IWA Ringside Magazine, your home for great coverage of the best action in the IWA: the IWAR Network. So much fun in this issue, from the love story of the Arabian Dream Ali Atari and Lady Xanadu, the new-look Teamster report, coverage of the 5th Johnny B Cup and Marano Memorial Tag-team Tournament, as well as the Summer Series, which features the match-ups! Reports from the IWAR leagues (BRL, CWL, IWL, and NWL) and a special event just for IWAR rookies will reveal which rookies got the invitation to the All-Rookie Cup. We include the updated year-to-date ranks for all IWAR wrestlers, and if you have a bad cycle, well, check out our new video with over 200 views, the all-new HOW TO WIN IN THE IWA video. To kill even more time (hey, the Gold Fed is the biggest in the game, so it takes a bit longer), check out the #1 podcast in the IWA, the IWAR Tubecast! So many shows and topics; take a listen and don't miss out. If you need to kill time until Gold posts, the IWAR has you covered. Thanks to everyone who supports the IWAR Network and makes playing there 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 3.4MB).
BBL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 6/12)
"The Blood Bath League has a new, exclusive deal: anyone spending at least $12 on matches may choose to send two wrestlers against all 10 regional champions instead of sending one wrestler against the bottom 20 wrestlers in the league!"
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SVL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 6/11)
Check out the newest league in the Gold Federation: the Snake Venom League!
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ASL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 6/11)
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GNL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 6/1)
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LWL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 5/30)
"Ready to take on the hardest league in the IWA? You want to prove you are the best? Then join the LWL! This month, watch the Spring PPV 'Trail of Tears,' where we crown a new Imperial Heavyweight Champion. Will it be 'The Boss of the South' Mr. Cornbread or Jupiter?! Coming right after that is the Money in the Bank Tournament and more build up for the first-ever LWL Survivor Series."
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UNL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 5/29)
"Tuesday Night's Main Event is next cycle, and several personal rivalries will culminate. Who will win the Pink Drink Dunk Tank match? Who will leave the arena with a large amount of their opponent's imaginary cash? Then the Crossover Collision pay-per-view against the LNL (and a special appearance by the NWL) is only two cycles away! With free matches and IWA credit to be had, the night will be one to remember."
-- Scott Anderson
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For more information about the new UNL prizes, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 543KB).
COME TO THE ASL
"Frank Snow & Peter Houston here. Be sure to check out the upcoming issue of The Grappler in ASL bulletin #519! Witness why the ASL is quickly taking back its spot as the top league in the Gold Federation!!!"
XWL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 5/23)
"The XWL has free transfers for the next three cycles, so now is the time to join the fastest growing league in the Diamond Federation!"
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FROM THE MML COMMISSIONER (updated 5/22)
OoC: Enjoy this micro edition of Mayhem. Went on vacation and time was cut short this cycle.
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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.)
VIVE LA LPL!
MvG SPORTS PRESENTS... THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE LIGUE (LPL)! (in the STEEL federation, subject to change)
After a 14.5-year absence, the great folks at the IWA have welcomed me (Trevor Riley) back into the game with open arms. I am attempting to return their favor by creating the MOST STATISTICALLY AND HISTORICALLY IN-DEPTH LEAGUE IN THE HISTORY OF THE IWA, the LOUISIANA PURCHASE LIGUE (note the French spelling)!
Wouldn't you like to know how many times the league wrestled in Prague, or how many hours of mat time your wrestler has logged, or how many times you defeated your fiercest rival by double digits, and whatever other stat you can dream up?... Good, because I will be logging every match in the history of this league in a spreadsheet that will be available to everyone on playiwa.com and mvgsports.com. (This link will open in a new browser window. The IWA is not responsible for any content on this website.) Every PDF of the LPL will be available on mvgsports.com, as well.
On top of posting tag and six-man records FOR EVERY TEAM in my commish report, I will also be posting the number of ACTIVE WRESTLERS, STARS, CARDS, MATCHES (SINGLES, TAG, SIX, and TOTAL), BATTLE ROYAL ENTRANTS, and ATTENDANCE, per cycle as well as cumulatively.
MORE GREAT REASONS TO JOIN THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE LIGUE (LPL):
- MATCH DEAL CUSTOMIZATION - For $12, get your 20 matches and 20 FREE matches vs. the 20 lowest-ranked wrestlers or 20 FREE matches (10 vs. the regional champions and 10 vs. the 10 lowest-ranked wrestlers). I want to see 50 cards per cycle on average for this league.
- COMPETE/FEUD WITH THE LOUISIANA SWAMP LEAGUE (LSL) FOR LOUISIANA SUPREMACY AND PRIDE.
- NO FLOODING AND NO BIG RECORDS! - Managers can only create new wrestlers in this league, and will be limited to 6 wrestlers per manager. Competitive balance will be a key component of this league.
- AN ALWAYS ACTIVE COMMISH (JEFFERSON THOMAS) - The commish will post in-depth stats within the commish report, create titles/contests/tournaments to keep the league fun and exciting, fuel the feud with the LSL, and constantly laud and back-pat those that make the IWA Report.
- BLASTS FROM THE PAST - I will post title pages from past leagues I competed in during the late 1990s/early 2000s.
- CREATIVE SCRUB/JOBBER VARIETY - Canadian bums, French military leaders, obscure TV characters and character wrestlers, real-life wrestling stars from the past, etc.
- UNIQUE TITLE NAMES BASED ON THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE MADE IN 1803
Come join the IWA Statistical Revolution in the LOUISIANA PURCHASE LIGUE (LPL)! Be sure to email Kimberly and let her know that you want join the LPL! Thank you for your time and consideration.
QPL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 5/15)
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RWL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 5/8)
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HRL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 4/17)
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SPECIAL EDITION OF THE IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 7/11)
"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 AND CONTEST FORM
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).
For another State Wrestling contest form, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a file with a size of 34KB).
These are PDF files, so Windows users will need to install the free Adobe Reader to print them 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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