Be a star, get a star! Help manager Jim Ripka's family pay for his recovery from a recent stroke by joining our Specialty Championships contest. Your wrestler will receive one star for signing up, and another for each title!
IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 9/16)
"Welcome back to Gold Tuesday, the day we all wear out the Refresh buttons as we eagerly await the results of the IWA action. We have another issue packed full of news, notes, and action. We start with the man on the cover, R.A. Rude (BRL), who has been on a run to the top that keeps knocking over records as he heads toward a challenge for the Global title held by Hot $tuff Adam Ca$h. Then we have a special section that covers the biggest event of the year, the IWAR Draft, and if you want in on it, read the rules and contact the IWAR Commissioner ASAP. The results from the All-Rookie Cup are revealed, as are the wrestlers who made the final round of the Summer Series. We show the match-ups for the Triple D Cup six-man tournament, which starts this cycle, and the set-up for the Bound for Glory Series and Tag-team Derby, which will both be set after this cycle's results. Of course we have exclusive coverage of the IWAR leagues, with updates from the BBL, BRL, CWL, IWL, and NWL, along with a special announcement from the Bronze Age. The Rankings have been updated, and we include a How to Trash Talk tutorial as a way to help players get some fresh ideas when they tackle those promos. Also addressed is the NWL's 17-cycle limit for ALL players, and we handle personal attacks in the IWAR. This cycle will also determine the winners of every IWAR championship, as the Wrestler with No Name (CWL) defends the Revolution title against Crippler Bobby Zamudio (NWL), Graham Underwood (IWL) defends the IWAR World title against Joe Boring (CWL), Graham Underwood and Kennedy Cage (IWL) defend the IWAR World Tag-team belts against Gideon Shiningstar & David Humbleheart, while Gran Sabrosa, Prince Ton, and Jimmy Electric (IWL) defend the IWAR World Six-man straps against Serenity, Chuckles, & Manslaughter (BBL). There is a lot of information, so please read through it all so you can get the most out of the IWAR Network. Take a break from hitting 'F5' and see why so many players choose to compete in the best place to play in the IWA: the IWAR."
-- 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 4.1MB).
THE BRONZE AGE (updated 9/3)
"Last cycle, the commissioners from the LNL, RWL, and UNL stood in the ring and announced the formation of the Bronze Age. In this opening issue, we look at how the first Conqueror will be crowned, along with details of our first event. In addition, a recap from each league provides a snapshot and an introduction. Look for further updates and information in the coming cycles!"
For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 2.3MB).
AND THE NUMBER ONE PICK IN THE 2019 IWAR DRAFT IS...
"Are you ready to be a part of the most exciting night of the year for IWAR fans? Draft Night! If you are interested in being a part of this *LIVE* event, then you'll need to do a few things: First, read the 2019 IWAR Draft press release. Next, determine if you are ready to join in. Then, contact the IWAR Commissioner with the required information to get your wrestler(s) into the IWAR Draft. Wrestlers can come from anywhere in the IWA, so if you've been waiting for a great reason to check out the best place to play in the IWA, here is your chance to be a part of the IWAR Network."
-- IWAR Commissioner Matt Riley
For the press release, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 1MB).
NJL TO GET FRESH START AS... NEVER: PURORESU LEGACY
"Puroresu is the predominant style of professional wrestling that has developed in Japan... It is treated as a legitimate fight, with fewer theatrics; the stories told in Japanese matches are about a fighter's spirit and perseverance."
The NPL will be an homage to puroresu, and will follow the NEVER concept of New Blood, Evolution, Valiantly, Eternal, Radical. Original wrestlers will be the welcomed New Blood on which the Evolution of puroresu depends. We will Valiantly carry on the Eternal struggle between heroes and villains, and everyone in between. We expect our competitors to be as Radical as our approach in this brave, new world.
This will be what I refer to as a modified pioneer league -- a place to go for new and different experiences, with a few modifications:
- The NPL will have a limit of 6 wrestlers per manager.
- While it is primarily for newly-created wrestlers, each manager is entitled to transfer 1 wrestler with up to 500 wins.
- It will remain in the Iron Federation, like its NJL predecessor.
- Stable initials will not be used within the NPL.
- Female wrestlers are not allowed in the league.
The NPL kicks off the September cycle in two weeks (9/10)...
FEMALE WRESTLERS WANTED
"The ladies' division in the ASL needs new and fresh blood. For a limited time only, any interested manager can create one female wrestler for free to compete in the ASL.
"Are you the one who can inject fire into our division?"
"Be sure to check out the next edition of the Danger Zone Magazine, the official report of the Flying Aces League (FAL)!
"The FAL is a very special league, open only to those serious about writing trash talk. If you are into serious competition and epic storylines, then please contact the FAL through the IWA for details!"
STEEL INTERFED NEWS:
Congratulations to Remorse (OSL) for becoming the NEW IWA Steel Interfed World Heavyweight Champion! He will travel to the AWL next cycle to defend the title against former IWA World Heavyweight Champion Captain Misery at the AWL's Summerslam.
And now... what everyone has been waiting for... the Interfed Steel World 24/7 Hardcore Ironman Heavymetalweight title results! Title reigns were won by...
- Mr. Fantastic Jake Hetfield (NBL) in a bar
- "Captain Pain" Chris Schmitt (AWL) at McDonald's Playland Fun
- "The Completionist" Saki Ishikawa (AWL)
- "The Uprising" Dagger Wolfkill (AWL)
And the NEW target for the Dog Days/September rotation is... "American Bulldog" Davey Boy Kidd (AWL) at RAW backstage!
- If you are in the AWL, send in a match against him!
- If you are not in the AWL, speak to your Steel Fed. commissioner to send in an Interfed match against the champ!
- No commish and in a Steel Fed. league? Post on this Facebook page and request a shot! (This link will open in a new browser window. The IWA is not responsible for its content.)
GNL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 7/30)
For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 3.5MB).
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!
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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