Wrestlers in our Jade Federation leagues can enter this contest and have 20 or even 100 losses removed from their records! (Wrestlers in our other federations have already entered.) 100% of the money raised will go to help manager Jim Ripka recover from his recent stroke.
Click HERE to find out why the Jade leagues were delayed, and for an uplifting note about our fundraising efforts. =) For a contest sign-up form, click HERE, or go to our League Champions page. To contribute directly to the fund for Jim's family and/or leave him some words of encouragement, click HERE.
UNL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 5/20)
"The Rumble pay-per-view is finally here! In addition to five other incredible matches, the Rumble contest reached an impressive 32 entries, so the I-Cash prize sits at a nearly unbelievable $4,000,000. Who will walk away with nearly enough money to enter the Hall of Fame? We also announce the participants for the biggest Global Tournament since the beginning of the UNL. The competition is tough, the credit is flowing, and some of the best trash talk in the entire IWA is in the United Nations League!"
-- Commissioner Anderson
For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 1.8MB).
RETURN TO THE SKIES
"This is Peter Houston, commissioner of the newly-returned Flying Aces League! The FAL was a league, back in the day, that was nothing short of LEGENDARY. It was renowned for unparalleled trash talk, a roster of the game's very best stables and managers, and so much more. We are sending a call out to all former FAL managers/stables, to take up the call and return to action once again! It is invite-only for the time being, but if you are, as I say, a former manager, or you want to be a part of a character-driven promotion like no other, then contact us today! BE A PART OF THE FLYING ACES LEAGUE!"
ONE WEEK TO NJL DEBUT!
HELP IT LIVE UP TO ITS NAME
"Hello, everyone. I'm the new commissioner of the New Blood League. It was left to dry up and possibly close, but I'm trying to bring it back to life and make it great again. We have the 200th cycle coming up and new commissioner's titles, as well as many new PPV's, specialty matches, and great awards... and all you have to do is join! Transfers are free for the next 3 cycles. I'm also making a brand new Facebook page for the NBL. I would like to invite managers looking for a really fun league with storylines and feuds, trash talk, and various contests to use the free transfers offer to help me keep the league going. Take a chance on the NBL -- you won't regret it!"
IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 5/13)
"Welcome back to Refresh Tuesday! Who will be the IWAR Champions after today? All the titles are finishing their three-match series, and each one is too close to call. Meanwhile, the Johnny B Cup and the Marano Memorial Tournament are getting close to the final competitors. Congratulations go out to Gran Sabrosa, who was victorious in the IWAR draft contest! Next up is the Summer Series, where each manager will put forth only one wrestler in hopes of proving their mettle! Also included are recaps of the most recent happenings for all four IWAR leagues and our latest rankings. With so many great places to play, we appreciate everyone who chooses to spend their time, efforts, and money on the IWAR!"
-- Commissioner Wilson
For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 1.9MB).
GNL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 5/6)
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RED SKY AT MORNING...
... What could these "pioneers" mean for the IWA?
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HOW DO YOU SAY "FUN" IN JAPANESE? NJL!
Slated to open in the Iron Federation during the first cycle of June, the New Japan League will be based on New Japan Pro-Wrestling. More details will be released as the launch date approaches, but here are a few to whet your appetite:
- The league will feature 3 divisions: Heavyweight, Junior Heavyweight, and Tag-team.
- There will be a PPV the first cycle of every month.
- This will be storyline-based league, and we request that every manager participate in trash talk.
- A war room will be created with the latest information on the league, PPVs, wrestlers in every division, and trash talk.
- Transfers are not allowed; managers may create up to 4 original wrestlers in the images of wrestlers from NJPW.
- Female wrestlers are not permitted, but a ladies' division may be added later.
- Stable initials may only be used as team names for tag and/or six-man teams.
If you need any other info, email Shane.Cole48 followed by the @ symbol and then yahoo.com. Use "In ref to NJL" as the subject.
We hope to see you there!
CELEBRITIES ONLY, PLEASE!
Celebrities. Sometimes, we love them. We celebrate after our favorite athlete wins the game. We brag after our favorite singer finally gets her first number one song. We search the Internet, looking for the latest on our favorite actor's personal life.
Sometimes, we dislike them. When our least favorite athlete chokes when it matters most, costing his team the game, we smile. When our least favorite singer's song doesn't even chart, we celebrate. When our least favorite actor goes to jail, we laugh.
Ever envision your favorite singer getting into the imaginary ring, and coming out victorious? Ever envision yourself pummeling your least favorite actor? Then the IWA's next great league, the Celebrities Only League, is for you! Some information about the COL:
- It is likely to be in the Steel Federation.
- It will hopefully debut in one cycle, roughly four weeks from now.
- All wrestlers must be either celebrities, or a reference to a celebrity. Their friends, their fans, their band-mates, their family, their songs, their movies, their highlights or lowlights.
- By definition, a celebrity is someone who is famous. This includes actors, singers, athletes, politicians, reality stars, models, authors, and TV personalities. Plenty of possibilities.
- This league will have no limits. 1-25, run whatever you want.
- The commissioner report will include a rankings page, updated regularly.
- All the superstars in the league will be celebrities. This includes the jobbers, and announcers.
- 5 free matches will be given to the manager of the league champion. 5 more will be given out for every IWA Report appearance, big or small.
If this league interests you, email Matt Yunick at mattyunick, followed by the @ symbol, and then gmail.com. We already have several managers who have expressed great interest in joining; we only need several more. With your assistance, Matt looks forward to making this a fun league for all.
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 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 Stablecade 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.
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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