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DATE -- UPDATED

10/14/21 -- Results and Hold Values (October cycle, Diamond Federation)
10/7/21 -- IWA Report (Vol. 26, No. 14 -- October 2021)
10/7/21 -- Hall of Fame (5 new inductees)
10/5/21 -- Leagues (removed TND; match deals & prizes for BBL, BRL, DKW, EPW, GPLL, IWL, NWL, QQW)
9/9/19 -- Prices (free matches)
1/3/19 -- Contact Us (email)
8/7/18 -- Handbook (prizes)

 

IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 10/11)

"It's Gold Tuesday, and you know what that means... time to check out the best place to play in the IWA, the IWAR Network!

"The top wrestler in the IWAR rankings, Bulk Brogan, graces our cover, thanks to his incredible run in the IWL. We have exclusive coverage of ImagiClash 4, which featured title defenses by all the IWAR World Championship holders except the six-man, where IWAR GM Victor von Snapp has huge breaking news on the future of those titles. We have coverage of the BRL's Main Event show, where the winners determine who will challenge the BRL Commissioner's champions. We have a big reveal as the IWAR Network Shop opens, and we make it official: the IWAR Network $12 match deal gives players 20 matches and 30 scrub wins, which will be a nice way for the rookies to build up their records. The IWAR Rankings return, and we have our FAQ page in there, as well.

"The IWAR Network offers the IWAR Tubecasts to review cycles, and the Gold Strategy Workshops, but on October 12th, we go LIVE as we hold the IWAR Draft, so be sure to join us and take part in the fun. Of course, if you are craving even more wrestling entertainment, 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 wants to thank all the players whose contributions make the IWAR Network the IWA's best. Check it out and see for yourself."
-- 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 3.1MB).

 

ELITE GENERATION UNLIMITED, EG-WIDE & TRASH TALK EDITION (updated 10/11)

"Elite Generation's podcast returns with an edition focused on trash talk and EG-wide news! Join hosts Timothy Clark and Joseph Cockrell, in-character as GPLL's Bodybag Clark & EPW's Jerrad Syn, along with special guests Rob Ratliff and Brandon Madden, who are portraying DKW's Catfish Rob & EPW's Gavin Rothchild! Don't miss out on all the fun!"

(Click HERE for the episode. The YouTube page will open in a new browser window. The IWA is not responsible for its content.)

 

LAST CHANCE THIS YEAR!

The final 2021 issue of the IWA Gauntlet Magazine is now available for a limited time! Not only does it list all the current Commissioner Champions in the game, but it also answers questions such as: How many holds did the IWA have before there were 90? Who was the Most Popular & Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year in 1994? What's in store for the next exciting edition of the Gauntlet? (Spoiler: a lot!)

To get your very own copy, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 960KB).

 

ELITE GENERATION UNLIMITED, LEAGUE-FOCUSED EDITION (updated 10/5)

"Elite Generation's podcast is back with another league-focused edition, and we are really dialing up the heel radar on this one! Join hosts Timothy Clark and Joseph Cockrell, as they have a really fun show in store while portraying their wrestlers, GPLL's Bodybag Clark & EPW's Jerrad Syn! They are joined by special guests Rob Ratliff and Brandon Madden as their wrestlers, DKW's Catfish Rob & EPW's Gavin Rothchild, and things really get pretty crazy! Hear what they all have to say!"

(Click HERE for the episode. The YouTube page will open in a new browser window. The IWA is not responsible for its content.)

 

ELITE GEN MAGAZINE (updated 10/5)

"It's in Iron. It's in Gold. It's in Bronze. It's where you should be. The latest issue of Elite Gen Magazine has finally arrived at your fingertips! Like every cycle, this magazine features all the latest tallied-up information from across the entire Elite Generation landscape! EPW, QQW, GPLL, DKW, and the BBL are filled with some highly action-packed performances! 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? Did any of them end up having the best strategy average? Who are our new EG-wide and Commissioner champions? Who will or have become the new contenders for those championships?

"Like almost every cycle, this is another big one for the Elite Generation brand! Last cycle saw the crowning of brand new men's and women's EG World Champions, as EPW's Shota Tokido took home the EG Next Level title while GPLL's Saki Ishikawa became the first EG Queen's Gambit Champion! This cycle, the two will be defending their newly won belts against the GPLL's Bodybag Clark and QQW's Selene Bloodrose, respectively. Could we see a very short run, or will the two talented stars go on to having a legendary run for the ages? Continuing on with the pursuit of championship glory, EG Gold Rush begins its second round as the playing field closes in! Also, the Von Erich Classic 5 finally starts after a few setbacks! Who will end up winning the big prize money? And speaking of money, EG has brand new $12 and $14 match deals, so be sure to take advantage of them! Continuing on with big news now, this cycle, we will introduce two brand new EG television shows called EG The Clash and EG Arcadia, so be sure to check out the cards! The last big EG pay-per-view, known as EG Mutiny, is also just around the corner, and the teams have been set! Joining Mutiny during the Fall cycle will be the beginning of the second-annual EG Heist For It All -- our last event of 2021! Wow! There is just so much going on around Elite Gen right now, so be sure to check out the magazine and commissioner reports throughout this cycle to keep up, because we certainly can't include it all in this write-up!!! 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.) "Come by and see what we are all about! Elite Generation is one of the best places to experience creative freedom that you can be a part of, as we think of new ideas constantly! Don't miss out on all the fun! Become involved with something Elite!"

For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 2.4MB).

 

HOW COOL IS THIS?!

Before hitting it big in Hollywood as writer and producer of blockbusters like The Expendables, Godzilla, Wonder Woman 1984, Mortal Kombat, and the upcoming Shang-Chi and Spider-Man movies, Dave Callaham was an IWA manager who used the game as a way to practice creative writing, entertaining his fellow players with top-notch trash talk in the process.

Dave was recently featured in The Hollywood Reporter, and a certain accolade he received during his time in the IWA also appeared in the photo shoot. We're honored that he's kept it all these years, and impressed that he had the courage to put it on display. ;-) Click HERE for the story, and HERE for a higher-quality version of the photo. (These links will open in new browser windows. The IWA is not responsible for their content -- aside from Dave's award, of course.)

We couldn't be happier for him, or prouder of what he's accomplished. Anyone who was fortunate enough to share a league with him knows how talented he is, but it's still difficult to believe just how high he's already soared, with no signs of slowing down. We wish him even greater success in the future.

This exciting news about the famous Dave Callaham came to us courtesy of the infamous Kevin Hurley, another manager the game has been missing for too long. (Thanks for passing it along, Kevin! It's great that you still keep in touch with friends you made in the IWA so many years ago. We love it when that happens.)

 

IMPORTANT WEBSITE CHANGE

From now on, whenever you click a link to a PDF file on our website, your browser will download a fresh copy, so no more seeing last cycle's bulletin pop up when your favorite federation's results post! The only downsides are that you will have to wait for the whole file to transfer every time you click the same link, even if the PDF hasn't changed, and that may lead to higher usage of your phone's data plan (depending on how often you view the same bulletin). Those are points worth keeping in mind, but we feel they're outweighed by the benefit of knowing you'll always see the most up-to-date information each time you click.

Our thanks to NWL manager Matt McDougle for this great suggestion!

 

EG ROYAL CARIBBEAN

UPDATE: Don't feel like reading? Treat your ears to a dramatic narration of all the action, presented by two wrestlers who were there! Set sail with Bodybag Clark and Jerrad Syn, as they whisk you away to a tropical paradise with this entertaining video. (The YouTube page will open in a new browser window. The IWA is actually responsible for a lot of the content this time!)

"75 stars from EPW, QQW, GPLL, DKW, and the BBL boarded a cruise ship for a huge battle royal for EG Royal Caribbean! Just who won the entire event? Be sure to check out this really amazing write-up! It is well worth the read!

"The Elite Generation would like to thank the IWA for going above and beyond to make this happen! There was a lot of love put into this write-up by the IWA staff!"

 

"NO PACK" WANTS YOU BACK!

Howling to all wrestlers who left the Lone Wolf League: you can now return with your records intact!

Also, check out the striking new bulletin design HERE. It's good, but it would look even better if it featured your wrestler's name.

 

CHECK OUT THE NEW DESIGN FOR THE LWL BULLETINS!

The manager behind the SHL, IGL, and NML makeovers has done it again! Get your very own copy of the new PDF, available 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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