WE NEED YOUR VOTE!
Should we keep our "six holds in a row" rule, or eliminate it? Download the ballot in PDF form by right clicking HERE and choosing "Save Target As..."
When you have reached your final decision, contact Kimberly and let her know your confidential vote.
GNL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 7/13)
For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 571KB).
UNL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 7/10)
"The UNL is turning one! This report contains the results of Tuesday Night's Main Event and the final card for this cycle's Crossover Collision against the LNL and NWL. A total of 35 free matches will be won, as well as $31 in league credit awarded among the top 3 finishers of the main event. The revelation in this cycle's Cromwell's Corner will most definitely send shockwaves through the entire UNL!"
-- 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 3.2MB).
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).
IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 7/3)
"Welcome to Refresh Tuesday! As we all wait for Gold to post, we'd like to invite you to check out the latest issue of the IWA Ringside Magazine, your home for great coverage of the best action in the IWA: the IWAR Network. So much fun in this issue, starting with our cover man, Dagger Bomb, the Teamster report, coverage of the 5th Johnny B Cup and Marano Memorial Tag-team Tournament, the IWAR All-Rookie Cup, as well as the Summer Series, which features the results from round one! Reports from the IWAR leagues (BRL, CWL, IWL, and NWL) and a special event just for IWAR rookies will reveal which rookies got the invitation to the All-Rookie Cup. We include the updated year-to-date ranks for all IWAR wrestlers, and if you have a bad cycle, well, check out our new video with over 200 views, the all-new HOW TO WIN IN THE IWA video. If that's not enough, we have the return of the REPORT HITTER'S REPORT, which is 3 pages of great info you won't want to miss! To kill even more time (hey, the Gold Fed is the biggest in the game, so it takes a bit longer), check out the #1 podcast in the IWA, the IWAR Tubecast! So many shows and topics; take a listen and don't miss out. If you need to kill time until Gold posts, the IWAR has 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 3.5MB).
CHANGES TO THE NAL
The IWA's oldest credit league is making a change, starting this cycle. We are removing the 10-wrestler limit, as well as the restriction on female wrestler names. And to celebrate this change, we are offering FREE transfers into the NAL for the next THREE cycles!
Bring your wrestlers to the NAL. Fight in the most competitive league in the Diamond Federation. Win prizes. The NAL has a lot to offer you:
- Every cycle the NAL has over 50 cards, the league champion receives an IWA credit prize.
- For every $12 match deal you send in, you will receive a free battle royal entry.
- We are home to the NAL Classic, a buy-in contest that will not only give you more matches for your entry fee than you would receive normally, but also has an $80 credit purse for the prize. To date, we have given away $160 in IWA credit in just 10 cycles.
- If you can win the league, league tag-team, and league six-man titles with the same wrestler, you will win the ever-expanding NAL Vault prize of free matches.
- Win the NAL World Championship, and win free NAL matches. Successfully defend the NAL championship, and win more free NAL matches.
- Compete for the Asiatic Championship.
There really is not another league in Diamond that offers you as much as the NAL offers you, and now you don't even have to worry about it not being able to house all of your wrestlers.
So come over to the NAL. We are waiting for you.
QPL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 6/22)
For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 2.9MB).
LWL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 6/20)
"The LWL just held its Trail of Tears pay-per-view, where we crowned the new Imperial Champion, 'The Boss of the South' Mr. Cornbread. If you are not in the LWL, you are missing out on the best and most challenging league in the IWA. We are now beginning our Money in the Bank tournament and gearing up for the LWL Survivor Series."
For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 2.8MB).
BBL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 6/12)
"The Blood Bath League has a new, exclusive deal: anyone spending at least $12 on matches may choose to send two wrestlers against all 10 regional champions instead of sending one wrestler against the bottom 20 wrestlers in the league!"
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).
SVL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 6/11)
Check out the newest league in the Gold Federation: the Snake Venom League!
For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 221KB).
ASL COMMISSIONER REPORT (updated 6/11)
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COME TO THE ASL
"Frank Snow & Peter Houston here. Be sure to check out the upcoming issue of The Grappler in ASL bulletin #519! Witness why the ASL is quickly taking back its spot as the top league in the Gold Federation!!!"
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).
FROM THE MML COMMISSIONER (updated 5/22)
OoC: Enjoy this micro edition of Mayhem. Went on vacation and time was cut short this cycle.
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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
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.
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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