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DATE -- UPDATED

4/15/21 -- IWA Report (sneak peek)
4/15/21 -- Results and Hold Values (April cycle, Jade Federation)
4/9/21 -- Leagues (added UWL; SNAP! match deals)
4/1/21 -- Hall of Fame (1 new inductee)
9/9/19 -- Prices (free matches)
1/3/19 -- Contact Us (email)
8/7/18 -- Handbook (prizes)

 

ELITE GEN MAGAZINE (updated 4/19)

"Another new cycle of 2021 is upon us, 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 leagues? Who are our new EG-wide champions? What do the final PPV cards look like?

"We have a brand new EG World (Next Level) Champion in QQW's Miki Ishikawa! EPW's depth is at an all-time high, as the brand has once again reached over 100 cards! The tag-team tournament continues on with round two! Who ended up advancing? Did anyone get a bye? The Elite Generation leagues have reached working agreements with the FSL (SNAP!) and the BBL (QQW)... could GPLL and EPW be next? This tour, all four of our PPV's occur, as GPLL Game Over, QQW War of the Roses, SNAP! Wrestle Rage, and EPW Killing the Business air live for the fans!

"Jerrad Syn's After Hours has been completely overhauled with a brand new format he is certain you will enjoy! Elite Generation's podcast, EG Unlimited, is back with another league-focused edition! Timothy Clark and Joseph Cockrell have a really fun show in store! See what they have to say! As we started in a previous issue, we also 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 3.8MB).

 

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!

 

THE BRONZE AGE (updated 4/12)

For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 2.2MB).

 

FAL BULLETIN UPDATED

The commissioner's report has been added to the PDF, which is available HERE.

 

IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 4/5)

"It's Gold Tuesday, and you know what that means! No, not wearing out the F5 key, but Gold Tuesday brings the latest results and news that the IWAR Network is getting a makeover. First, the IWAR Network will consist of the BRL, IWL, and NWL, effective immediately. Take a moment to read the breakdown of this news in this issue.

"This issue's cover features the IWL's Luthor Alexander, who has gone from nefarious bad guy to diabolical insanity in his quest to rule the league... The 8th Johnny B Cup and the 25th Marano Memorial Tag-team Tournament start this cycle, so I will be spending the night chasing strat totals and gasping at the upsets. The NWL's All-Rookie Cup and Badd Co. Cup roll into their second rounds, and we offer a look at some of the big IWAR-wide events we have planned for the summer... Of course, we have the excellent Women's Report that focuses on all the excitement of that division. We also reveal some big changes to the IWAR World Championship process, which will put the greatest IWAR World Champion of all time, Joe Boring (IWL), to the test in a Triple Threat match...

"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 BRL, 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 2.2MB).

 

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!

Right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 3.8MB).

 

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.)

 

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.)

 

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!

 

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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