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DATE -- UPDATED

1/13/22 -- IWA Report (sneak peek)
1/13/22 -- Results and Hold Values (Holidays cycle, Jade Federation)
12/30/21 -- Hall of Fame (15 new inductees)
12/27/21 -- Leagues (reverted GPLL to GNL; moved DKW to Bronze, reduced wrestler limit, added Elite status)
9/9/19 -- Prices (free matches)
1/3/19 -- Contact Us (email)
8/7/18 -- Handbook (prizes)

 

ELITE KINGDOM UNLEASHED, LEAGUE-FOCUSED EDITION (updated 1/17)

"Elite Kingdom'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 Brandon Madden, as they have a really fun show in store while portraying their EPW wrestlers, Bodybag Clark & Gavin Rothchild! They are joined by special guest Rob Ratliff as his DKW wrestler, Catfish Rob, 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 KINGDOM UNLEASHED, EK-WIDE & TRASH TALK EDITION (updated 1/10)

"Elite Kingdom's podcast returns with an edition focused on trash talk and EK-wide news! Join hosts Timothy Clark and Brandon Madden, in-character as EPW's Bodybag Clark & Gavin Rothchild, along with special guest Rob Ratliff, who is portraying DKW's Catfish Rob! 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.)

 

KINGDOM RISE MAGAZINE (updated 1/10)

"The Kingdom Shall Be Heard. Where The Strong Survive! As we wave goodbye to the Elite Generation and usher in a new era in 2022 with the Elite Kingdom, it is time for a little bit of a change when it comes to the look of our magazine! Introducing the newly redubbed Kingdom Rise Magazine. With Bronze right around the corner, we have the latest issue available just in time for your fingertips to get all over! A lot of change is coming, but it will be a good change, so get a preview of what is going to go down in our Kingdom by checking out the magazine! We promise you will not be disappointed with what you find inside! In the coming issues, we will dive even further into everything, just as we have in the past, but for now, enjoy what we have in store for you! 2022 promises to be our biggest year when it comes to events and prizes. We're always looking for newly intrigued players to become a part of the next big wave! Come stop by and support the Elite Kingdom, and have a great Bronze cycle, everyone!"

For the latest issue, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." (you will be downloading a PDF file with a size of 1.4MB).

 

IWA RINGSIDE MAGAZINE (updated 1/3)

"It's Gold Tuesday, and you know what that means... The latest edition of the IWAR Magazine is here, and it's more reliable than a New Year's resolution.

"Our cover features a look back at the previous year's covers and top stories. As we close out the 2021 season, we thank everyone who competed in the IWAR Network and welcome the new arrivals from across the game. 2022 will be our biggest year ever, with more events than ever, so we have a special page that outlines all the events and gives a basic idea of how to get involved in them. You can check out the results from ImagiClash 5, and see what happened in the IWAR World title match that everyone is talking about! We've brought back the wonderful article on writing Trash Talk that was penned by Bob Rodgers, so don't miss it. 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. Also inside are the IWAR Rankings and more!" (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 to review cycles, the Gold Strategy Workshops, and 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 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 5.2MB).

 

AND HE SAID... A NEW KINGDOM SHALL BE BUILT

2020 and 2021 were big years for the Elite Generation brand, and we do not expect 2022 to be any different! But with time comes change, and to lessen our workload a little bit so we can still be able to provide you with the content you desire -- and so we ourselves can have a little more fun -- we have decided to regroup, cut down, and rebrand!

GPLL and the BBL were big parts of The Elite Generation, and we truly believe the BBL is about to really take off, but as part of our reformation, we have decided to drop both leagues from our brand and head off to being a Bronze Federation-exclusive brand!

We will continue to collaborate with the BBL in 2022, and are doing our best to support them where we can, but it's time to turn a new page! With this move, DKW will be leaving the Gold Federation to join EPW and QQW in Bronze, and going back to its original Elite status in the process!

With GPLL no longer a factor in our plans, the G in EG no longer really holds, so going into 2022, we will now be known as The Elite Kingdom! That's right, this Generation is turning into something on a much larger scale: a Kingdom!

So, why did we decide on the word "kingdom"? Well, to put it simply, EPW is in the United Kingdom, queens live in kingdoms, and DKW is the Dragon's Kingdom. We cannot think of a better word to represent these three brands together!

With this decision will come a brand-new overall look to all three reports, brand-new logos for the EK, QQW, and DKW, a brand-new magazine that will premiere with the Bronze Federation week, and a slight overhaul of our podcast, as well! Elite Generation Unlimited is now Elite Kingdom Unleashed! You will be getting a preview of what is to come in the very first EKU podcast later today!

As we head in this new direction and into a brand-new year, for a limited time of the next three cycles, EK will waive its invite-only status for brand-new and returning players from the NWL. We would love to see some fresh, new faces become part of the next chapter of what we will be building.

So, if you are interested in expanding out of the Gold Federation, please consider EPW, QQW, or DKW based off your wrestler's needs. One of the best ways to become a better overall player is by expanding out, and we promise you will have a good time and learn a thing or two!

Contact Kimberly by email if you are interested. That way, I can get in contact with you and officially approve your arrival. We hope to see you become part of our Kingdom!

 

LONE WOLF: THE TRUE WORLD CHAMPION ... PPV NOW AVAILABLE

Who will be the first-ever Lone Wolf World Champion ... The True World Champion

(See the most recent LWL bulletin for the full-size image.)

 

LONE WOLF TO CROWN TRUE WORLD CHAMPION...

Lone Wolf League is holding its first pay-per-view supercard since coming under new management. The main event features the final of the Lone Wolf World Championship Tournament... LWL mainstay The Real Man Billy Bratwurst battles newcomer and rising star Enigma to become the first-ever Lone Wolf World Champion!

Also... the man known as Arsenal takes on "Unhinged" Mike Roberts... IWA Legend F.L. Slobberknocker looks to put "One" in his place... Mordecai continues to push for the top spot but LWL's gatekeeper, Konik, stands in his way... and "Diabolical" Ricky Savage and Robbie Blood take their feud to the next level.

Other matches include... Muskrat Joe vs "Boss of the South" Mr. Cornbread... The Mask vs Happy Anderson... Renegade Slade Stevens vs "Force from the North" Buttermilk Biscuit... and more!

Lone Wolf is back!

(Click HERE for the full-size image.)

 

CLAIM YOUR 10 FREEBEES!

The Yellow Jacket League will be (re)opening soon. Create or transfer up to 10 wrestlers for free, and take advantage of the free battle royal entries for each grappler during the first cycle -- that's up to a $30 value for FREE!

Compete for both the Diamond Federation and International titles with up to 10 of your toughest ring warriors. There are no tag-team or six-man belts in this league, so you'll never have to worry about a partner costing you the match or taking the credit for victories you alone earned.

Think you have what it takes? Send your free transfers and/or wrestler creations to Kim while there's still time!

(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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