LOOKING FOR A NEW LEAGUE? THIS ONE'S A PERFECT FIT!
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LIVING NIGHTMARE LEAGUE COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 8/7)
Commissioner Pratt: "Looking at last cycle, all I can say is -- WOW! We jumped to well over 300 matches and nearly entered the Top Ten Leagues for activity. Amazing work by our veteran and incoming managers! There is plenty to report this cycle, as qualifying continues for the Underworld Title tournament, Anarchy Title match, and the Commissioner's Challenge tournament. Our trash talk is increasing, and I believe we will continue to develop into a fun and competitive place to wrestle!"
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XTREME WRESTLING LEAGUE COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 8/3)
"Are you Hardcore? Want to prove it? If you haven't tried the XWL yet, now is the time. Join today and get in on our tournament to crown the first-ever X Supreme Champion. Also, join us on Facebook at XWL Hardcore."
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UNITED NATIONS LEAGUE COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 8/3)
"Our first cycle is quickly approaching on August 8th! The anticipation is building and the excitement is growing. I am releasing this initial report a few days early to provide even more information for the players who are deciding if they would like to join us for the inaugural cycle. Hope to see you there!"
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IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 8/1)
"Howdy, IWAR fans. We follow up our special BRL 500 mega-issue with another tribute to the IWA's rookie league, the NWL, which turns 100. We look back at six years of fun and the stars who have made the NWL so memorable. The new-look NWL report debuts, along with the IWA's special offer to former players, a look at the United Nations League, and other news, including the announcement of a new IWAR-wide event, the IWAR Network on Facebook, and details on how to check out the Renegade IWAR Tubecasts! All this and more! Thanks to all of you who support the best place to play in the IWA, the IWAR Network."
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MAYHEM GOES FOR THE KILL (updated 7/31)
"Some of you may have been wondering just what the most Legendary Commissioner in the game has been up to, and more importantly, why there was no NBL report last cycle. Well, the answer is quite simple, really: I took a step back and reminded myself just how important this league truly is to me, and rediscovered my passion and desire to make it the BEST the IWA has to offer -- to remind everyone why it is truly LIKE NO OTHER LEAGUE IN THE GAME! So without further ado, I present to you my latest and greatest offering. This cycle is our Retaliation 3 PPV extravaganza, and it will truly set the stage for the cycles to come. Titles will change hands and blood will be spilled. Make no mistake that the New Blood League is firing on all cylinders, and will not be slowing down... EVER! Transfers are always free, and with 2 HUGE $1,000,000 tournaments about to take place, now is the perfect time to sign up and give the league a try! See you ringside, and enjoy the report!"
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NON-STOP ACTION LEAGUE
Hannibal: "Once upon a time, this was the place to be in Diamond. Once upon a time, you had to be the best of the best to succeed here. Once upon a time, this was the place where you made bank. It's once upon a time again! The NAL is undergoing a rebirth. The Credit League has returned, and this will be the league that gives back to you... if you're good enough! For the next 3 cycles, transfers into the NAL will be FREE! Every cycle, you will receive 4 free matches for every $12 you spend. And there will be buy-in contests that will give you the opportunity to win IWA credit. Take advantage now, and let's see how good you are. Come to the NAL today. I'm waiting for you."
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UNITED NATIONS LEAGUE
Commissioner Anderson: "It is my honor to introduce the creation of the United Nations League. The UNL will feature characters from all around the world, competing for the prestige of calling themselves the absolute best in their profession. As is stated in the announcement, each manager will have exactly two wrestlers -- no more, no less. In addition, the regional titles will feature most of the world's most influential countries. There is no special spending minimum, so $5 can keep your wrestlers active every cycle!"
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DELUXE WRESTLING LEAGUE COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 7/20)
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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."
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PUT ON A HAPPY FACE!
"Happy" Ralphie Bloodthirst, a face-painted wrestler, is an IWA Hall of Famer and all-around nut job. Sadly, he's been running pretty much the same paint for about five years now. He'd really like to try a new flavor of paint chips!
That's where you come in. Download the JPG image file linked below, fire up your favorite graphics editing program, and forget that extended computer use can cause repetitive strain injuries -- it's time to put the pain in painting!
The players who submit the three best designs will receive $500,000, $300,000, and $100,000 in imaginary money, put up by Ralphie himself. His manager, Jason Groomes, will be the sole judge for this contest.
When you send your entry to Kimberly, feel free to list which programs, tools, and methods you used to edit the image; that will help add color to the results.
Now, get to work putting all your experience on the canvas to use -- on canvas. You can choose face paint or you can choose heel paint, but make sure it's The Color of imaginary Money!
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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
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For another Specialty Championships contest form, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a file with a size of 44KB).
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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