IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 6/20)
"It's Gold Tuesday, and you know what that means... The 175th edition of the IWAR Magazine has been posted and is loaded with ethics!
"Our cover features the NWL's No Limits Nick Dane, who defeated the Nationalist to win the 2022 All-Rookie Cup. In a crowded field of rookie talent, Dane has built an impressive resume. We take a deeper look at Dane, and what drives him and his stable, Honor Revolt.
"This issue covers the biggest tourney of the year, as we see a triple threat match in the finals of the Johnny B Cup pitting Punk Rock Mike, Flashy Jack Ferdinand, and the Dream Ali Atari against each other for the most sought-after cup in the IWA. ImagiClash 7 results are inside, and we have a lot of shocking twists in that one, as all the IWAR championships are on the line. The Best of the Best 6 comes to an end, with the winner earning a shot at the IWAR World Championship at ImagiClash 8. The Summer Series 5 first round is in the books, but who did well, and who has to scramble to do great in round two in order to advance? The second Lethal Lottery Tag-team tourney is underway, and we saw so many upsets in this wild event. The Best of Seven Series #9 started and revealed that it will be interleague enemies Stevie Vertigo and Luthor Alexander doing battle. There are also reports from the IWAR leagues and a whole lot more.
"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 to review the results, and then a second to review Trash Talk -- and we are working on holding the long-awaited Advanced Strategy Workshop, too. If you are craving even 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.)
"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 5.8MB).
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED...
Since its creation in December 2019, EPW has been one of the top overall leagues around the entire IWA landscape. It was the very first new league to make the IWA top 10 through its first 10 cycles straight, and it would also become the breeding ground for the now-former Elite Generation/Elite Kingdom brand.
Always considered the toughest league in the Bronze Federation with some great players and writers, EPW has housed some of the top stars that do not call the Gold Federation's IWAR Network their home.
And now, we are looking for two more players to join our fun core as we look to upgrade the competition even further! That's right, we will waive our invite-only status for two lucky players to be a part of the next wave of EPW action! Newer players such as Adam Maloy, Patrick Wallace, Jonathan Wasilewski, and Allen Henderson have thrived since their arrival in EPW. Will you be the next one?
We are looking for some players who are willing to be a part of both our men's and women's divisions (as we need a few more to flesh that out after the closure of QQW, so if you can split your roster up a tiny bit, that would be great).
So, why should you consider joining EPW?
- We offer a ton of amazing events and opportunities throughout the year. These include money events and year-end-award credit prizes!
- We collaborate with some of the top leagues in the game, and are always open to working with others, as well!
- Our match deals and prizes are also a bonus!
- For $12, you get 20 matches, 30 scrub wins (split up however you wish), an additional 3 free matches if you submit trash talk, and a free battle royal entry!
- For $14, you get 26 matches, 40 scrub wins (split up however you wish), an additional 3 free matches if you submit trash talk, and 2 free battle royal entries!
- Every battle royal entrant adds 1 free match for the eventual winner -- for example, 14 entrants = 14 free matches (free matches must be used the following tour and they are league-based only)!
- Every cycle in which there are at least 50 cards, the league champion gets 10 free matches!
- New players can test drive EPW with our $5 tryout deal (6 regional matches, a free transfer/creation, and a free battle royal entry)!
- Managers who recruit new players into the league and have them at least use our $5 tryout deal upon our approval (since we are invite-only) will get 5 free matches for themselves!
- 5 free matches every cycle for the EPW Lion's Pride champion
- 25 free matches every 5 cycles for our pay-per-view prediction contest
- 60 free matches for the first wrestler to collect all the front page singles titles
- We are the only league in the game that uses Lucha Underground rules (pin and submission) for our battle royals!
- Not to mention, we also have a very fun podcast, and detailed information on our Discord!
We have a proven track record, and always keep evolving, so don't be shy; come try out EPW! We promise you will enjoy your stay with us!
If you are interested, please get in touch with Tommy Christopher via Facebook, Discord, YouTube, or email at questintheskies followed by the @ symbol and then gmail.com! (The Discord and YouTube pages will open in new browser windows. The IWA is not responsible for their content.)
WILD KINGDOM RADIO (updated 6/13)
"Another Bronze cycle is over, and with that comes the latest episode of Wild Kingdom Radio! Join Timothy Clark as EPW's Bodybag Clark and Rob Ratliff as EPW's Catfish Rob as they break down everything that has been going down in both EPW and the NRL!"
(Click HERE for the episode. The YouTube page will open in a new browser window. The IWA is not responsible for its content.)
THE WICKED SHALL RISE AGAIN!!!
After some much needed time away from Wicked City after everything that has transpired over the years, the Gold Standard has returned to reclaim his place atop the land of the wicked. This cycle marks the return of one of the greatest commissioners the game has ever known... the return of none other than the trendsetting, and always controversial, Melvin Mayhem! And for the lucky few who currently call the WWL home, they are in for one hell of a swan song! Mayhem has some unfinished business, and plans to go out with a BANG!!!
To all the managers in the league wanting to get their filthy hands on his Report, and anyone else interested in potentially joining the land of the wicked, you may do so by contacting him directly, as his infamous Reports are always "off the grid" and exclusive only to the managers in the league. Why is this, you may ask? Because for all of you who have been living under a jockstrap, the WWL Report is and always will be... UNCENSORED! So, if any of you managers want to try your luck in a league that has no boundaries or limits with what you say in your comments, then sign on the dotted line and get in on the fun!
The WWL is BACK and BETTER THAN EVER! With the return of some of the game's best managers, as well as the notorious Wicked Wordz Podcast, there has never been a better time to be a part of the league that broke the mold and ushered in the age of customized bulletins. What else does Mayhem have planned this time around? Find out for yourselves and take the plunge. Transfers are free this cycle and next and, as always, the WWL has one of the very best match deals in the game.
Let us all rejoice as the Gold Standard has finally come......... HOME!!!
(Click HERE for the full-size image. Commissioner Melvin Mayhem's email address is iwawarz followed by the @ symbol and then gmail.com.)
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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