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DATE -- UPDATED

3/4/21 -- IWA Report (sneak peek)
3/4/21 -- Results and Hold Values (Winter cycle, Jade Federation)
2/25/21 -- Leagues (moved SNAP! to Gold Federation)
12/16/20 -- Hall of Fame (1 new inductee)
9/9/19 -- Prices (free matches)
1/3/19 -- Contact Us (email)
8/7/18 -- Handbook (prizes)

 

MAKE SURE YOUR F5 KEY STRETCHES FIRST

Manager Rick Angel suggested that on days when we'll be posting federation results, we upload the first completed bulletin immediately. That will give everyone the fastest possible access to the hold values. Great idea, Rick!

Watch the "Updated" section at the top of this page every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon as you tap the Refresh key to the beat of whatever music is currently playing. (That's right, folks, our very own Mr. Angel has just invented IWA Guitar Hero.)

 

THE BRONZE AGE (updated 3/1)

For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 3.1MB).

 

IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 2/22)

"Gold Tuesday is here, and we invite you to kill some time while we wait for the results to post by checking out the 152nd edition of the IWA Ringside Magazine. The cover features the NWL's Yokotuna, who is undefeated since his debut, and he went on to capture the Gold Federation, Metropolitan, and Elite titles in just his third cycle. We are getting closer to the start of the 8th Johnny B Cup and the 25th Marano Memorial Tag-team Tournament, so if you want in, then speak up now. (Side note: the JBC is for male wrestlers only.) The NWL's All-Rookie Cup and Badd Co. Cup begin next cycle, and this issue features the action-packed Clash of Champions 17. We reveal three new summer events that will be coming to the IWAR in 2021: the Lethal Lottery, the IWAR Team Challenge series, and the Name That Jobber competition. We've also made a decision to expand the number of title shots wrestlers can earn in the IWAR, so check out page four to see the details. As a result, we have moved up the IWAR championship round to this cycle (surprise!), so these big bouts go down today!"

  • IWAR World: Joe Boring (IWL) vs. Neo Dragon (IWL)
  • IWAR World Tag: White Claw Outlaws (BBL) vs. Logan Kane & Hollywood Starr (BRL)
  • IWAR World Six: The Regulators (IWL) vs. Pig Protection Agency (BBL)
  • IWAR Women's World: X3M vs. TBD
  • IWAR Revolution: "Money-Driven" Mike Sebastian (BRL) vs. TBD

"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 don't play in the IWAR Network, check it out and see what you are missing in the BBL, BRL, CWL, IWL, and NWL."
-- 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 2.5MB).

 

PREPARE TO BE ANNIHILATED

"The bulletin may read LSL, but Ricky Kyle's AIL is in full swing. Do you have what it takes to step into one of the dirtiest places to play in all the game? With multiple commissioners running the show, there's never a dull moment in the SWAMP.

"Are you a fan of story arcs that extend throughout The Association? Well, look no further -- the SWAMP is heavy in trash talk and stories. We're currently setting up the HELLFEST PPV that will feature athletes from the AWL/LSL (Steel) and TND (Bronze).

"Rookies wanted! As soon as you're ready, join us in the LSL."

  • Diamond Drop Champ: El Monje Cavernario
  • GForce Champ: Pipsqueak
  • Flaming Rose Champ: "Awesome" Mena Colossus
  • Junior Heavyweight Champ: Sugar Lips Roxy
  • Gator Bait Champ: "Top Sexy" Scott the Driller

(For the full-size PNG image with a file size of 1.5MB, click HERE.)

 

BREAKING NEWS FOR COMMISSIONERS

During an investigation involving a title dispute, manager Jeff Annable noticed that the point total lists we provide to commissioners for the purposes of running in-league contests and PPVs did not include the tiebreakers as stated in the February 2018 issue of the IWA Report. That has been corrected (we left out the final random portion, of course). We are sending updated Iron files to those who received them on Tuesday. Our thanks to Jeff for contributing yet another improvement to the game!

 

YOUR INPUT IS REQUESTED

There's still time to share your thoughts on the following topics:

  • Should we keep the six-holds-in-a-row rule, or get rid of it?

  • Should we reduce the federation cap from 50 wrestlers per manager to 30? What about 25?

If you have an opinion on these issues, we'd love to hear from you!

 

ELITE GENERATION MAGAZINE (updated 2/16)

"It's a brand new cycle, and that means only one thing: a brand new issue of Elite Generation Magazine is upon us! This cycle's 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? All five EG leagues had over 50 cards last cycle! Did any of our leagues make the top 10 leagues together again? Plus, who are the new contenders for our EG-wide and Commissioner championships? Do we have a brand new EG World Champion? What do the current champion and their next challenger have to say? Who are currently booked for their leagues' upcoming PPVs? There are a lot of questions going on, and they are all answered in this issue!

"Also, Jerrad Syn's After Hours has brand new guests from all five EG leagues! Who did he line up this time? Elite Generation's podcast, EG Unlimited, has returned with a brand new hosting panel. Who is on the team, and what do they have to say? Lastly, starting with this issue, we feature one randomly-selected piece of trash talk from each league! We at Elite Generation like to have our players feel loved and involved, so this is just one way we show our respect toward them! If you want your own segment in our magazine, then you can have it!

"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.)

For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 3MB).

 

COMING SOON TO THE FAL

"Be sure to check out the upcoming issue of the Danger Zone Magazine!!! The home of the best trash talk, toughest competition found in Diamond -- heck, found anywhere!!!! Check out the flamboyant star Dandy Kiss, the evil and bulbous megalomaniacal female monster Bucket, the scrappy veteran making a comeback Jamie Montgomery, and so much more!!!! Check it out, and get hooked on the action you just can't tear yourself away from!!!! Ask about how to sign up for the Flying Aces League today, and join us on Facebook. See what you have been missing..." (The Facebook page will open in a new browser window. The IWA is not responsible for its content.)

 

SUPER DEAL: 4 MATCHES FOR $1 + BOTTOM 40!

UPDATE: Create and/or transfer up to six wrestlers (the league maximum) into the SHL before cycle #400, and those creations/transfers are FREE!

"Calling all true believers in Superheroes and dastardly Villains... SHL #400 is almost here! The brainwave of the legendary Johnny B, the Super Hero League has been the place to be for all caped crusaders & maidens of might for over 20 years! Come one, come all, and let's celebrate this legendary league. For cycle #400 only, anyone spending the match deal ($12) or more in the SHL gets 4 matches for $1 and can send someone against the bottom 40 for free! Suit up, and let's battle the forces of evil!"

 

MRL: THE LEGEND CONTINUES...

"The Federation Superstars League in the Bronze Federation is under new leadership, and is already undergoing some major changes! The league has increased its limit, and now allows managers up to 6 wrestlers in the league! Not only that, but the FSL now has both Elite and American Specialty league status, as well!

"Wrestlers in the FSL imitate real-life professional wrestlers from the '80s & '90s, and the FSL also provides historic continuity from one of the greatest leagues in IWA history, the famed Mid-Atlantic Region League (MRL). Only one imitation of each professional wrestler may be in use at any time, and availability is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Any participation in the league must be pre-approved by the Commissioner, so act fast!

"And, finally, for the next 3 cycles only, managers may create up to 6 new wrestlers in the FSL for free (if approved, transfers of former MRL wrestlers may also be granted). During this promotional period, new managers to the FSL may also take 5 free matches to be used during their first cycle in the league. Check out the FSL Welcome Guide for more information, or contact the Commissioner, Tommy Zulu, for wrestler availability!"

 

A SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR LARRY SULLIVAN

You recently coached your wrestlers, the D&Disembowelers, to the IWA World Tag-team titles, and that's pretty impressive, but don't take our word for it: click HERE.

(This Cameo web page will open in a new browser window. The IWA is not responsible for its content. Manager Matt Riley is, but he is just a fellow player, like you, even though the amount of work he puts in makes it easy to mistake him for an IWA employee.)

 

SNAP! INTO ACTION

"The Elite Generation brand, or EG for short, will be expanding into the Diamond Federation and the country of Japan with its newest endeavor, Sugoi Nippon Akushon Puroresu! -- also known as SNAP!, or in English terms, Amazing Japanese Action Wrestling. With EPW based in the United Kingdom, we couldn't think of a better place to head to next than Japan! The Elite Generation brand has constantly produced at least 50 cards a cycle and rarely misses the Top 10 League rankings, so will we have another Diamond in the rough with SNAP!? I have been following things in Japan since 1998, from wrestling to JDrama to J-Film to anime to visual novels to manga to Japanese music and more, so I plan to keep this league very Japan-oriented. If you like what you have seen from EPW, GNW, and QQW, come and check us out, because things are about to get hot in Japan!"

For the next three cycles, create or transfer up to six wrestlers into SNAP! for free! (This league has a wrestler limit of six per manager, like the other EG leagues.) The competition begins on Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, so don't miss the first cycle's free battle royal entries!

 

IMAGIMANIA RESULTS

A transcript of the action from this year's Imagimania event finally arrived from Hawaii, available as full descriptions and as a quick list of where everyone placed. Should we continue offering one or both versions (or neither) for future contests? Let us know!

 

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 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!

 

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 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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