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DATE -- UPDATED

7/29/21 -- IWA Report (sneak peek)
7/29/21 -- Results and Hold Values (July cycle, Jade Federation)
7/15/21 -- Leagues (added UCW; removed LRW; FSL match deals; UNL wrestler limit, prizes, match deals)
7/15/21 -- Hall of Fame (3 new inductees)
9/9/19 -- Prices (free matches)
1/3/19 -- Contact Us (email)
8/7/18 -- Handbook (prizes)

 

ONETWOTHREE!

"After the recent events due to circumstances beyond our control, be sure to check out the fresh and newest edition of Fast Count Magazine!!! The official magazine of the Quick Pin League!!!

"Check out the hard-hitting action, surprising new faces, new events & features, and so, so, so much more!!!!"

 

FAL BULLETIN UPDATED

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

 

IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 7/19)

"It's Gold Tuesday, and you know what that means... While we wait for the Gold results to post and fight off a phobia around the number 12, we can kill some time with the best place to play in the IWA, the IWAR Network.

"Our cover features the finalists in the 8th Johnny B Cup, the Author of Agony LePage Turner (BRL) and Timothy Zastempowski (CWL), who looks to repeat as the winner of the biggest contest in the game... We congratulate War Pig & Lady Swine (BBL) for defeating the BRL teams of Alexi Smirnoff & Jake Scarlett as well as Harlem Hamilton & LePage Turner to win the Marano Memorial Tag-team Tournament... The King of the Ring and Queen of the Ring tourneys are underway, and the Summer Series is now underway... We tip our hat to the winner of the Name That Jobber contest, and look forward to seeing Lumberjack Tim Burr in action soon... The fall events' sign-up deadline is fast approaching, so if you want in on the Bound for Glory series, the Tag-team Derby, or the Triple D Cup Six-man Tournament, then speak up... The biggest event of the year, the IWAR Draft, will be here soon, so if you want in, declare your wrestler and buckle up for a night of insanity... There is even more in this issue, so take a look and take in the fun.

"The IWAR Network offers the IWAR Tubecasts to review cycles, 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.)

"There is nowhere else in the IWA with as much action as the IWAR Network. Check it out and see why it's the best place to play."
-- 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 2.9MB).

 

QPL BULLETIN UPDATED

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

 

SHOULD WE PULL THE TRIGGER?

Click HERE for news about the vote involving the six-holds-in-a-row rule.

 

ELITE GEN MAGAZINE (updated 7/12)

"Iron has finally arrived with another new cycle and a brand new chance for all, and with that is the arrival of the latest 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? Did any of the EG talent make the IWA Report? Which EG league(s) made the top 10? Who are the new champions for our EG-wide and Commissioner championships? Who have become the new contenders for those championships?

"This cycle is a big one for the Elite Generation brand, as not only does the BBL join our list of leagues, but it is also the continuation of our intergender tournament to find the king and queen of EG! Also, EG's next big PPV, EG Grand Slam, has arrived, and it is an action-packed two-night event! Speaking of events, the next big EG event will be EG Royal Caribbean, an Elite Gen-wide battle royal on a cruise ship that will occur during the Dog Days tour, and we will be part of the Von Erich Classic 5! Not stopping there, though, we have even more event announcements listed in our magazine, and the EG Next Level Championship is on the line as EPW's Darby Christopher defends against QQW's Huntress! The league-based PPV's are also starting to come together! And what is going on between the BBL and TND?! This issue is truly action-packed with information, and some brand new sections have also been added, so be sure to check it out!

"Elite Generation's podcast, Elite Generation Unlimited, is back with another league-focused edition! Join Timothy Clark and Rob Ratliff, 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! We also have a brand new Discord server linked on the magazine cover! Come by and say hi!" (The Discord and Facebook pages will open in new browser windows. The IWA is not responsible for their content.)

For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 3.6MB).

 

UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES

The United Nations League has done away with its wrestler limit, and also now allows transfers! Its original commissioner is back at the helm, and he has new prizes and match deals in store for anyone capable of handling competition at this league's level. Check out the flyer below for the exciting details!

(Right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." You will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 306KB.)

 

FREE MEMBERSHIP TO BLOOD BATH & BEYOND

The Blood Bath League has announced it is joining Elite Generation (EG). The BBL will remain trash talk- and story line-oriented. The BBL is still the toughest, bloodiest hardcore league in the IWA. This is the place to find the toughest men and women in the IWA.

Joining EG allows us to partner with four other solid leagues, participate in EG events, as well as compete for EG-wide titles. In three cycles (#504/Dog Days), we will also begin enjoying EG match deals: $12 gets you the standard 20/20 and one free battle royal entry or you can choose 10 free regionals, 10 scrubs, and a free BR entry instead; $14 gets you 26 matches, 30 scrub matches, and a free BR entry. The BBL will also gain the EG prizes of 10 free matches for the league champion and 5 free for the TV champion (when over 50 cards), 5 free matches for retaining a regional title (when over 100 cards), and free matches for the battle royal winner (the number of entrants is the free matches total for the winner).

We have several events planned: there will be an EG-wide battle royal ($2 entry, winner-take-all, start date TBD), the BBL will award a real belt to the Wrestler of the Year (points leader), and we are currently accepting teams for the Von Eric Classic 5 ($3 per team, winner-take-all), with much more coming.

For cycle #502, all transfers into the league are free. The BBL is a historic league in the IWA, with over 500 cycles of action to date. As a result of recent changes, it has been a bit turbulent. This is the time to join and build the BBL back to prominence.

 

IT'S TIME TO THROW DOWN!

The Summer edition of the IWA Gauntlet Magazine is now available! Read about some interesting moments from the IWA's past, view the list of All-Time Rankings, find out what may currently be the toughest leagues in the game, and get the scoop on all the Commissioner titles throughout the IWA.

This publication only comes out four times a year, so don't miss an issue!

Right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 2.7MB).

 

STATE WRESTLING RESULTS

Curious where your wrestlers placed in each state tournament? Ask Kim to email you a text file containing the full list.

 

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!

 

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!)

 

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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