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DATE -- UPDATED

5/24/18 -- League Champions and Hold Values (May cycle, Diamond Federation)
5/16/18 -- IWA Report (Vol. 23, No. 7 -- May 2018)
5/16/18 -- Hall of Fame (1 new inductee)
5/16/18 -- Special Leagues (updated American, Asiatic, Hardcore leagues)
1/13/12 -- Handbook (removed wrestler limits)
12/31/11 -- Prices
2/25/05 -- Contact Info

 

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!"

For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 2.1MB).

 

IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 5/22)

"Welcome to Refresh Tuesday. As you wait for Gold to post, or if you haven't had a chance to see it yet, THIS is the issue of the IWA Ringside Magazine #104 to check out, because it is LOADED! Inside this issue is not just the story behind the IWL's Graham Underwood, but updates on the 5th Johnny B Cup and Marano Memorial Tag-team Tournament, along with the Summer Series, but the Teamster also has breaking news about a special event just for IWAR rookies. We include the updated year to date ranks for all IWAR wrestlers as well as a look at the all-time standings for all IWAR leagues. We also have more news on the all new HOW TO WIN IN THE IWA video (the link is on this very page) so check that out and see if it can help you improve your IWA game. Of course, there is also a link to the #1 podcast in the IWA, the IWAR Tubecast, so check them out for the First Takes, IWAR Cycle Recap, the UNL Tubecast and the new IWA Global whose first episode listed the top 10 IWA league logos (and the worst!) so don't miss out. If you need to kill time until Gold posts, we have 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).

 

FROM THE MML COMMISSIONER (updated 5/22)

OoC: Enjoy this micro edition of Mayhem. Went on vacation and time was cut short this cycle.

For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 2.6MB).

 

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.

 

GNL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 5/16)

For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 2.6MB).

 

QPL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 5/15)

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).

 

COME TO THE ASL

"This is Peter Houston and Frank Snow! Be sure to check out the upcoming issue of the ASL's magazine, the Grappler, to be posted on the IWA website shortly. Come and see why it will soon be the #1 destination in the Gold Federation for play-by-mail wrestling action! If you want to know more, be sure to check us out on Facebook. You won't regret it!!!"

 

LWL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 5/14)

"Hey, everyone, this is the one and only Bobby Cannon coming at you to tell you all about why the LWL is better than you. We have the best action, the best commish reports, the best Facebook action, the best trash talk, the best contests, the best art, and so forth and so on! Speaking of artwork, check out this super sexy mug of none other than yours truly, ME! Bobby Cannon, one-half of the upcoming LWL super group, the Michigan Party Club!!! We'll be taking over soon, once my tag-team partner gets here, and once the rest of the gang arrives, it is GAME OVER. So, come and check out the LWL, and party down with the Party Club. It'll be the best decision you'll ever make. Bobby out, word to your mother..."

For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 1.7MB).

 

UNL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 5/8)

"In the aftermath of the Rumble, I am proud to announce Tuesday Night's Main Event! Our World Tag title tournament is finally nearing its end; which team will join the finals this cycle? The Crossover Collision show against the LNL (with an appearance by the NWL) is almost here -- which Bronze league will establish its dominance? If this cycle's LNL pay-per-view is any indication, I like the UNL's chances!"
-- Scott Anderson

For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 1.9MB).

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).

 

RWL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 5/8)

For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 4.5MB).

 

HRL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 4/17)

For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 2.1MB).

 

AWL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 4/5)

For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 2.4MB).

 

DOUBLE YOUR MONEY

Wow, the High Rollers League came out with a BANG! Over 195 wrestlers and 87 cards resulted in a $45 cash prize in its first cycle. With the recent success and huge demand of the HRL, a second HRL will be opening in the Diamond Federation if we get enough managers asking to join. It will be called HRL East, and will include the same rates & rewards -- over 50 free matches, plus $1 for every 2 cards and $1 for every 4 battle royal entrants each cycle. If you are interested in joining HRL East, contact Kimberly.

Please follow the IWA High Rollers Network. (This link will open in a new browser window. The IWA is not responsible for any of its content.)

 

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).

 


 

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 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

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).

This is a PDF file, so Windows users will need to install the free Adobe Reader to print it out. Click HERE to open the download page in a new browser window.

 

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.

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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