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DATE -- UPDATED

7/7/20 -- League Champions and Hold Values (July cycle, Gold Federation)
7/2/20 -- IWA Report (Vol. 25, No. 9 -- July 2020)
7/2/20 -- Special Leagues (added QQW; EPW match deals & Elite status; GNW transfer restriction; SHL & YJW prizes; VUL wrestler limit; moved WWL to Bronze Federation; renamed EEL, EPL to EPW, GNL to GNW, LNL to TND, RWL to LRW, YJL to YJW)
6/10/20 -- Hall of Fame (2 new inductees)
9/9/19 -- Prices (free matches)
1/3/19 -- Contact Info (email)
8/7/18 -- Handbook (prizes)

 

IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 7/6)

"Gold Tuesday is nearly here again, and as you wait for results, stop hitting Refresh and check out the 141st edition of the IWA Ringside Magazine. The cover features the NWL's hell-raising duo, Pain & Destruction: The Pharmacist Rx Pain & Big Guns Greg Garnar. Also in this issue: the finals of the Marano Memorial Tag-team Tournament, the final five competitors still in the running to win the Johnny B Cup, the first round results of the Summer Series, the War Games contest, the Bound for Glory series, Tag-team Derby, Triple D Cup Six-man Tournament, and our brand new 2020 Free Agent Auction. We have our 6th 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. The Almighty Sheik (BBL)
  • IWAR World Tag: Jane the Vixen Red & Matthew van Slaughter (BRL) vs. Late Night Logan Kane & Handsome Hollywood Starr (BRL)
  • IWAR Women's World: Tiamat (IWL) vs. Maura Lee Karupt (BRL)
  • IWAR Revolution title: The Velociraptor (IWL) vs. The Almighty Sheik (BBL)

"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

For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 3.3MB).

 

WHAT IS A QUEEN WITHOUT GOLD?

The Gold Federation is getting a brand new ladies' league! A quest to race to the top is upon us, as EPW's women's division is setting out on its own journey and becoming its own product!

Introducing Queen's Quest Wrestling, an extension of the Elite Generation (EG) brand (EPW/GNW)! With some of the more successful women in recent times, the brand is looking to acquire even more talent with amazing accolades to add to its landscape. So if you like what you have seen in EPW/GNW and want to get in on another good and upcoming ladies' league (we can certainly use more members), then come and check us out. Let's race for the Gold in the Gold together! QQW will launch during this upcoming cycle!

(Create or transfer up to six female wrestlers by 7/7 at 7 AM.)

 

JOIN THE LEAGUE THAT'S KICKING THE L OUT OF THE IWA

Come to PKW (Psychotic Killer Wrestling). Get 16 matches for $5 when you submit both trash talk and a drawing. And compete in amazing contests like this...

(For the full-size image, click HERE. See the June cycle commissioner's report for details about the PKW match deal.)

 

THE BRONZE AGE (updated 6/23)

"Jakob van den Berg captured the Bronze Age World title and became the Conqueror. On this tour, he will face Winter Gore again for his first defense. The Blitz sisters are also still the Knights, and will make their next defense in three weeks against the LNL Terror Tag Champions. The Clash of the Bronze Age event is down to just four teams; who will make the finals and get one step closer to $50 in credit? The details for the supershow of the year, Crossover Collision 3, will be unveiled next cycle. How about a teaser... All three Bronze Age leagues will face one another, and the main event will be only for the bravest of the brave! As always, we 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!"

For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 3.2MB).

 

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES...

"The IWA's most engaging and exclusive league is once again making headlines. This time, 'The Gold Standard' Melvin Mayhem is making history in an unprecedented way: Mayhem has now set his sights on the Bronze Federation, and is taking his entire league with him! THAT'S RIGHT, the Wicked Warz League will officially be part of the Bronze Federation, effective next cycle. On 7-14-2020, Mayhem will add yet another notch to his belt by becoming the first-ever commissioner to move his entire business to another federation!

"With a completely revised report from the ground up to help usher in the new age of the WWL, there has never been a better time to become part of the only uncensored league in the IWA. To learn more about what sets this league apart from the rest, just reach out to Commissioner Mayhem (wickedwarzleague followed by the @ symbol and then gmail.com) and sign on the dotted line -- or, perhaps you just can't cut it in the land of the WICKED???"

(For the full-size image, click HERE.)

 

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).

 


 

GO GREEN

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!

 

EMAIL REMINDERS

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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