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DATE -- UPDATED

9/29/22 -- Results and Hold Values (Fall cycle, Steel Federation)
9/29/22 -- IWA Report (Vol. 27, No. 13 -- Fall 2022)
9/29/22 -- Leagues (renamed VVL)
9/8/22 -- Hall of Fame (7 new inductees)
9/9/19 -- Prices (free matches)
1/3/19 -- Contact Us (email)
8/7/18 -- Handbook (prizes)

 

IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 9/12)

"It's Gold Tuesday, and you know that means the 179th edition of the IWAR Magazine has arrived!

"Our cover features the winner of the second-annual IWAR King of the Ring contest, 'Highlight of the Night' Johny Vegas (IWL), and this veteran has really been on a hot streak. He is in a bad mood, since his first cover was delayed for the IWA title win by Texas Jesse Tombstone and then he had his coronation crashed by the Dream Ali Atari, but make no mistake: there is a new King in town, and he has big plans in store for the IWAR.

"The Fall Events -- the 10th Bound for Glory Series, the 15th Tag-team Derby, and the 13th Triple D Cup Six-man Tournament -- all launched, and we had some crazy first-round results. We extended the deadline for the 2022 IWAR Draft by one cycle, so if you want in, drop us a line ASAP. Our latest ImagiClash saw some big upsets, so check it out for all the action.

"Of course, if you need to kill more time, check out the IWAR Network Shop, and we make it official: the IWAR Network $12 match deal gives players 20 matches and 30 scrub wins, which is a nice way for the rookies to build up their records, and don't forget the IWAR battle royal deal in the IWL and BRL that offers two entries for $1!" (The Redbubble page will open in a new browser window. The IWA is not responsible for its content.)

"The IWAR Network offers the IWAR Tubecasts -- one that reviews the cycle's results, and another that reviews the trash talk -- and we hold the IWAR Gold Strategy Workshop with strategy expert Mike Cook, who offers advice that will help you score higher. If you are craving even more wrestling fun, the RetroWrestling Games YouTube page covers wrestling's history, video games, and more." (The YouTube pages will open in new browser windows. The IWA is not responsible for their content.)

"The IWAR Creative Team thanks all the players who make the IWAR Network 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 7.4MB).

 

JUST AS GOOD AS BEING A FLY ON THE WALL

The Black Widow League recently aired its very first pay-per-view! If you missed it, you can read a recap of all the action and imagine it's happening right in front of you. Better still: unlike the PPV, the recap is totally free!

(Right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." You will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 287KB.)

 

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO PLAY IN THE YELLOW JACKET LEAGUE???

"You have psychotic dolls, giraffes, Elvis impersonators, vampires, and more at play in the Yellow Jacket League (YJL)!!! Do you have what it takes to play with all of these creatures???? Can you withstand the lure of Morbius???? Test your strength like never before when you give this promotion a try... Sign up for the YJL today!!!!!!!"

(Click HERE for the full-size image.)

 

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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