ELITE GEN MAGAZINE (updated 5/10)
"Iron has finally arrived with a new cycle and a new chance for all, and with that is the arrival of the next new issue of Elite Gen Magazine! Like every cycle, this magazine features all the latest tallied-up information from across the entire Elite Generation landscape! Who currently holds the top spot in our point rankings? Which EG talents made the IWA Report? Which EG leagues made the top 10? Who are the new champions for our EG-wide and Commissioner championships? Who won their pay-per-view matches and sent the fans home happy?
"Last cycle, Miki Ishikawa retained the EG Next Level Championship over SNAP!'s Jason Burton! This cycle will see Miki defending the Next Level against the brand new EPW Prestige Champion, Darby Christopher! The third round of our EG-wide tag-team tournament is set! Who made it to the final four? Also: a brand new EG-wide event has been decided! The only questions that remain are who will become the king and queen of the Elite Generation for 2021?
"Elite Generation's podcast, EG Unlimited, is back with another league-focused edition! As always, Timothy Clark, Rob Ratliff, and Joseph Cockrell have a really fun show in store! See what they have to say! The Elite Generation is action-packed, with tons of creative fun across Iron, Gold, and Bronze! You never know what we will think up next on the spot!
"So, come and check out our latest issue, and see why the EG brand is continuing to grow as a success! And don't forget to join our Facebook Group for the latest real-time information as the leagues are played!" (The Facebook page will open in a new browser window. The IWA is not responsible for its content.)
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THE BRONZE AGE (updated 5/3)
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NEARLY 500 CYCLES DOWN THE DRAIN...
"Looking for an exciting Hardcore league? Look to the BBL! It's no longer a member of the IWAR Network, but that affords an opportunity to work with other leagues and expand our horizons. We are still a trash talk-based Elite league.
"The Blood Bath League is a historic league in the IWA, and is coming up on cycle #500. Bloody Sunday is coming, and there is time to be a part of it. With your submissions for cycle #499 (the May cycle), $12 gets you 20 matches of your choice, 20 matches against scrubs, an additional 5 matches if you send in trash talk, and a free wrestler creation. You will also be entered into the Street Fight Gauntlet match, with the winner receiving 5 free BBL matches.
"For the matches you send in to be played in cycle #500 (the June cycle), $12 gets you 20 matches of your choice, 20 matches against scrubs, an additional 5 matches for trash talk, and a free wrestler creation. Either way, come and join us for a historic 500th cycle!"
IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 4/26)
"It's Gold Tuesday, and you know what that means! If you are waiting for Gold to post and seeing if the dreaded 12 will return to haunt us all again, check out the new look of the IWAR Magazine. The cover features the Brothers of Destruction, the Leather Brigade's Frank Leatherman Snow and Dark Phoenix FS, a duo who've been raising hell in the BRL for years.
"By now, many of you know that the IWAR Network has realigned to include just the BRL, IWL, and NWL, but in this issue, we roll out the year's big events and the new Best of the Best tournament that will determine the next challenger for the IWAR World Championship. Speaking of, this cycle is the final cycle of the previous title formats for the IWAR-sanctioned titles (see inside for the huge match-ups). The spring events are underway, so check inside for the first-round results of the Johnny B Cup and the Marano Memorial Tag-team Tournament, as well as the All-Rookie Cup and Badd Co. Cup, which have reached the semi-finals. The Women's Report features the results from the big spring PPV and some major announcements for the Queen of the Ring tournament.
"If you want to get more IWAR, check out the IWAR Tubecasts, the Gold Strategy Workshops, and if you are craving more wrestling fun, the RetroWrestling Games YouTube page covers wrestling's history, video games, and more." (The YouTube page will open in a new browser window. The IWA is not responsible for its content.)
"If you are not in the IWAR Network, check it out and see why it's the best place to play in the IWA."
-- IWAR Commissioner Matt Riley
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YOU'LL LOVE THE NEW GLOVE!
The creative powerhouse who transformed the SHL bulletins into comic books has performed his wizardry on the latest bulletin for the Iron Glove League. Check it out HERE!
NOW AVAILABLE: THE DEBUT ISSUE OF THE IWA GAUNTLET!
Get your copy of the first quarterly edition of the IWA Gauntlet Magazine, which brings the work of commissioners across the game together under one publication! View lists of who's currently holding Commissioner titles, and get a taste of what sets our most competitive leagues apart. If you're interested in finding new places to play in the IWA, this magazine can give you a great start!
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WELCOME BACK TO WICKED CITY!
"What do you get when you have two commissioners, each with their own respective wrestling brands, colliding in Wicked City for the ultimate claim to league supremacy? WARZ!
"This cycle, the Wicked Warz League makes its triumphant return to the main stage, only this time, the stakes have never been higher! On one hand, we have the upstart wrestling promotion known as Collision, and on the other, we have the veteran promotion in Turbulence. Each brand will aim to topple the other as each and every cycle on WARZ TV, we will feature brand-dedicated match-ups which will help shape the cycles leading up to each of our cross-promotional PPV events!
"With incredible match deals already in place, including free transfers, wrestler creations, and name changes when debuting with a $12 deal, to random regionals being chosen each cycle, rewarding the winner of the selected titles, WARZ will look to re-establish itself as one of the premier leagues in the IWA. Throughout the coming weeks, we will be holding our first-ever WARZ Draft to determine which superstars will represent one of the two promotions.
"Now is the time to join!!! For anyone interested, shoot an email to iwawarz followed by the @ symbol and then gmail.com and drop us a line!"
THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT
Read Johnny B's response to the feedback that you and your fellow players submitted about the issues posted recently.
CHECK OUT THE SPECIAL EDITION VERSION OF THE SHL'S 400TH BULLETIN
The Super Hero League recently celebrated its 400th cycle with Free Wrestler Creations, Free Transfers, a 4-for-$1 Match Deal, and a SPECIAL EDITION second bulletin. Click HERE to have a look...
CHECK OUT THE LSL/AIL/BBQL
"Welcome to The Dirtiest Place to Play in the IWA, the LSL/AIL's SWAMP. We have gathered the most unique collection of scumbags that wrestling has ever seen. Come take part in some of the most creative matches in the game. Ever been in a Shark Cage match, or have you ever fought in the middle of the Swamp surrounded by gators? Rookies, if you're not scared of getting dirty, get yourself over to the LSL and see if you can take some of our gold..."
- Diamond Drop Champ: El Monje Cavernario
- GForce Champ: Eric Fontaine
- Flaming Rose Champ: "Awesome" Mena Colossus
- Junior Heavyweight Champ: Pipsqueak
- Gator Bait Champ: Crown
(For the full-size PNG 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).
The current bulletins from all our leagues are now available on our Results 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 pages in 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!
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 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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