1ST SOLE SURVIVOR TO WIN FREE MATCHES, $130K, PLAQUE
SHL issue #400 has become legendary in the history of the IWA, and now we want to make a little more history. Who will be the first to be crowned the SHL Sole Survivor? Enter the battle royals in SHL cycles #406 and #407 to find out!
The winners of those two battle royals will then face off for the honor of being named the SHL Sole Survivor. That superhero (or supervillain) will earn 10 free matches and $100,000 on top of the IWA's traditional $30,000. But that's not all!
The IWA has put the "30 for 30" challenge to the wrestlers: if there are at least 30 wrestlers in both battle royals, the overall winner will receive a real-life plaque stating that their wrestler is the SHL Sole Survivor. So, if you were curious about all the hype in the SHL, now is the time to hop on!
ENTER, IF YOU DARE...
Manager Tommy Christopher's haunting new design for The Nightmare Dimension bulletins is available HERE!
FAL BULLETIN UPDATED
The commissioner's report has been added to the PDF, which is available HERE.
BATTLE IN A DIAMOND RING
The manager who designed the IGL and SHL bulletins has embraced his NML instincts. Check out the league's new look HERE!
UNITED CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING (UCW)
The wait is finally over! Next cycle (Summer 2021), the IWA is launching United Championship Wrestling in the Jade Federation. Like the MRL before it and the FSL, which is still going strong today, UCW is a tribute league that allows managers to create their own imaginary wrestler as an imitation based on real-life professional wrestlers from a specified era.
UCW will focus on wrestlers that appeared regularly in WCW, WWE, and ECW between 1995 and 2009. New managers are encouraged to check out the UCW Player's Guide and to contact the league Commissioner, Tommy Zulu, for roster availability prior to joining.
Also, for the first 3 cycles, managers may transfer or create up to 6 new wrestlers and take 5 matches for FREE! Transfers are restricted to 250 wins per wrestler, with the exception that there is no record cap for wrestlers transferring from the FSL or for MRL alumni. All characters in UCW are subject to Commissioner approval.
(Get the Player's Guide HERE!)
IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 6/8)
"It's Gold Tuesday, and you know what that means. While you wait for the results of Gold to post, hoping for that elusive 501, take a break and read up on the latest IWAR Magazine. The cover features UVU Champion Barry Take-a-Knee Stevens, who stunned Las Vegas sportsbooks by coming out of the Elimination Chamber retaining the title, and now every star in the BBL is determined to be the one to take it from him.
"The spring events are winding down, but due to another tie, the All-Rookie Cup goes to sudden death overtime, where Flash Jack Ferdinand faces The Impact Player Leon Fenix, and there will be a winner! There are just six teams left in the Marano Memorial, and the three winners will compete in a Triple Threat match. The Johnny B Cup is down to eight stars, and there is a chance that last year's winner, Timothy Zastempowski, could repeat. The Best of the Best 1: Tuesday Night Titans tourney to determine the next challenger to the IWAR World Champion, Joe Boring, has come down to Harlem Hamilton vs. The Chameleon, but there can only be one. The Women's Report reveals the new method of determining the next challenger to Barb Dwyer's IWAR Women's World title, and recaps of the action include coverage of the BRL's summer spectacular, Imagibash 20! We've added a page to help new players get a better handle on putting a strategy together with links to our helpful video series, the IWAR Gold Strategy Workshop.
"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
For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 4.3MB).
ELITE GEN MAGAZINE (updated 6/1)
"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 league made the top 10? Who are the new champions for our EG-wide and Commissioner championships? Who has moved on to becoming a possible contender for those championships?
"Last cycle, EPW's Darby Christopher defeated QQW's Miki Ishikawa to become the new holder of the EG Next Level Championship! This cycle will see Darby defending the Next Level against the GPLL Lucha Heritage Champion, Bodybag Clark! The final round of our EG-wide tag-team tournament is set! Who made it to the finals? Upon its completion, our intergender tag tournament to find the King and Queen of EG will be right around the corner! Speaking of new things, is another new EG league on the horizon? Also, we finally reveal the prizes for our point races in this issue! What can you possibly win? We are sure you will enjoy what you see!!!
"Elite Generation's podcast, Elite Generation Unlimited, is back with another league-focused edition! Join Timothy Clark and Joseph Cockrell, as they have a really fun show in store! Hear 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.)
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).
THE BRONZE AGE (updated 5/24)
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).
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!"
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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