Contents

In-Character Wrestling Rulebook

Chapter 1- Intro
About Us
Mission Statement
What We Are
What We Provide for Fedheads
What We Provide for eWrestlers

Chapter 2- FedHeads
eFed Profiles
eFed Rules
Responsibilities
Discussion
eFed News

Chapter 3- eWrestlers
Responsibilities
Free Agency

Chapter 4- Regions
Why Regions?
List of Regions

Chapter 5- UWL Events
Scheduling
Sign Up/Participation
Wrestler Bios
Storylines/Angles
Roleplaying/Judging
UWL Arena

Chapter 6- UWL Championships
Main Championships
Secondary Championships
Regional Championships
Booking a Champion
Champion Responsibilities

Chapter 7- P.W. Syndicated
What Is It?
How It Works
Results Posting/Contract Deals
Original Programming
Calendar
Participate/Interact

Chapter 7- UWL Community Forums
Staff
Groups & Their Permissions
Basic Rules

Chapter 1- Intro


Welcome to the UWL. Below you will find all the information you need before getting started here at the League. Be sure to read all of this carefully.

About Us


The United Wrestling League (UWL) is a company and sanctioning body that licenses promoters and promotions around the world to conduct UWL professional wrestling events. The UWL has been in operation since August of 2012, and is a part of the 'Hill Valley' Corporation, which is owned and operated by UWL's Owner and Chairman, Kevin Hill. The UWL home office is located in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Mission Statement


We here at the United Wrestling League understand that at the end of the day this is still just a hobby. But also, it takes about ten minutes to realize this is a very competitive hobby. A competitive hobby that can bring out both the best and worst in everyone. The staff here at the League have seen it all in our years in the game and not much can surprise us there days.

Our goal is not to unite all communities and bring peace to all beefs. People who make that claim are liars. Our goal is simple. Build a solid community, help eFeds and roleplayers grow, and if we're lucky enough, make a couple friends along the way. Will there be egos hurt? Yes. Will everyone like you? No. Hell no. Some won't even like me. But our staff has vowed total dedication to this project as we attempt to make a new community for this ever growing hobby. We fully believe we can become the biggest community in eFedding today, but are happy with just a solid core group of guy and gals looking to have fun.

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What We Are


The United Wrestling League is an interfed. And before you ask 'What is an interfed,' the answer is a community for multiple different eFeds, that occasionally hosts their own events. Every interfed is different; each has their own little twist to make them unique. Our twist? We are only interested in 'regional' eFeds. We are a community for the smaller promotions that do not have the billion dollar events around the globe. To see these regions, go HERE. We are willing to give brand new eFeds and brand new owners a shot, and teach them a thing or two along the way. We have alot to offer with a trusting and veteran staff.

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What We Provide For Fedheads


So you're interested in having your eFed join the League? Smart move. We like new people. It's also smart because there are several things we do to help eFeds grow and succeed. Of course, the obvious one is free exposure. Joining the UWL means your name and eFed is instantly seen to more potential members. They will be seen on our website, forums, newsletters, and our P.W. Syndicated website (Chapter 7). Also you gain the rights to recruit from our Free Agency Market (3c). We are also a 3rd party to help work with other Fedheads for the possibility of joint productions, or anything else.

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What We Provide For eWrestlers


Don't worry roleplayers, we haven't forgot about you. We give you similar benefits as we do the Fedheads. We expose you and your skills to the world. We host our own Events (Chapter 5) where you have the chance to compete against roleplayers from other UWL eFeds giving you a completely new group of competition. The UWL has its own championships to challenge for as well (Chapter 6). Say you're not apart of any UWL affiliated eFed but still want to be apart of the League experience. Perfect! You can participate in UWL Events as a Free Agent. Or if you are looking for an eFed we have a Free Agency Market (3c) where you can post a bio and be seeked by the UWL eFeds. We are also planning a Developmental eFed to be launched in the future.

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Chapter 2- Fedheads


eFed Profiles


Every eFed that is affiliated with the United Wrestling League has its own profile. It is created once the eFed is officially accepted to the League. Profiles show information about the eFed, including date opened/joined League, link, and even Champions. With the amount of work the Staff already has, it is impossible for us to always know when a profile needs updated, so we give you the ability to do it (sorta). If your eFed Profile needs changed, find the 'Update Your Profile' in the Fedhead Headquarters on the Forums and follow instructions. We do ask that you keep them as updated as possible.

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eFed Rules


- eFed MUST tour specific region, and cannot tour other regions that haven't been announced (in character) after joining The League.
AMENDMENT (9.28.12):: An eFed CAN step outside of region, on rare occasions for PPVs or large supercards.
- MUST have UWL button on site and/or forums
- Fedhead MUST be an active member on UWL Forums
- Give us rights to use archives for our PWS Shows (Chapter 7)
- Fedheads may be asked to attend MSN chats to discuss future plans

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Responsibilities


Yes you do have responsibilities as a Fedhead in the United Wrestling League. Now they are not daunting tasks, but it is very important that you do them. Rule number one: STAY ACTIVE!! As a Fedhead you know activity by your members is crucial to keeping the fed running. This is no different. You and your roleplayers are my members. You are the heart. You keep us alive. Tell your members to join our forums, be apart of the OOC. Anything helps. Other responsibilities include; being apart of Fedhead Discussions (2d), posting eFed News (2e), and doing whatever you can to help make this a better place for everyone.

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Discussion


It's not as time consuming as it sounds, don't worry. This is a part of the Forums that only UWL Staff and Fedheads have access to. In this area, we discuss immediate future plans in UWL that you Fedheads should know. It also has other topics that you should keep up to date on, as well as discuss. Hence the word 'Discussion.'

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eFed News


One of the many ways to help promote your eFed is by posting your eFed's news on our Forums. To do this you simply go to the UWL Community Forums and click 'Submit News' then you well... submit your news. This MUST be In-Character. The post will be linked to the main UWL Website as well. Only you, the Fedhead, has the right to post the News.

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Chapter 3- eWrestlers


Responsibilities


Yep, you have them too. Though, like Fedheads, your responsibilities are minor, yet still very important. Two main rules for you guys: BE ACTIVE and DONT FLAKE. It's that simple. Be apart of the OOC, help us grow in that way. And of course, if you sign up to be apart of a UWL Event, please please please roleplay. Nothing angers me more than a Flaker... well Flakers and Lil' Wayne.... Moving on...

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Free Agent Market


Pretty much every interfed or efed community has a Free Agency. The UWL's however is hopefully better. Your typical Free Agency has said Free Agent post a bio, then an hour later their inbox is full with abunch of Fedheads sending them links to their eFed while drooling thinking of the chance to add another member. The League has found an alternative though. Here, the Free Agent does fill out an app, but in that app is a section that asks several questions about what type of eFed they are seeking. This way only eFeds that meet those requirements will message them. For more info, check out the Free Agent Market on the UWL Community Forums.

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Chapter 4- Regions


Why Regions?


We get asked this alot. I was a wrestling fan the day I was born. Literally, we used to have a home video of me as an infant watching it. Now sure in 1989 the territory days were all but done, but some were still kicking. The USWA, UWF, Smokey Mountain Wrestling, and somewhat NWA were the ones I can name off the top of my head. To this day I miss that era. Today there are alot of interfeds that allow global eFeds (WWE style eFeds) in, and while there is nothing wrong with that, (I did it prior to UWL) I feel a group of promotions that stick to their area would affiliate easier in a real world. Look at the early days of the NWA. The smaller, regional promotions working together to help everybody grow just seems like something anyone would want to be apart of. Some people have to big of an ego to bring their eFed to a "regional" feel but the quicker you can check your ego, the quicker your eFed will succeed. Plus I just like being different, and trying something new. The UWL eFeds can still be big time, and be at the big arenas with big stage and pyro, but we ask you to remember what we're attempting here. You can be independant and "be the best fed ever" just remember, we are a community. Just because you tour an exclusive region doesn't mean you have to be in small arenas.

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List Of Regions


Below is the list of Regions and the states in those regions. Each US region shares a state with another region. Currently the only other region outside of the US is Canada. Others can be added if needed.

New England - Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Massachussets, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Great Lakes - Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland

Southern - Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas

Midwest - Missouri, Indiana, Iowa, Minnasota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado

Texas - Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana

Pacific - California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Arizona

Canada

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Chapter 5- UWL Events


Scheduling


The UWL hosts its own monthly Events that feature roleplayers from all of the affiliated eFeds as well as Free Agents. As said before, these events are monthly, roughly four-five weeks apart. There is a two week sign up period (5b), then the card is made. At that moment the roleplay period begins and lasts two weeks as well, ending at midnight the night before the Event. All UWL events take place on Saturday Nights.

AMENDMENT (9.28.12):: First Party Rule - The First Party Rule is when an eFed exclusive match takes place at a UWL Event. In this match, the Fedhead of said eFed judges and writes the match themselves. Roleplaying still takes place on the UWL Forums.

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Sign Up/Participation


First off, NO ONE (exception being UWL Champions) are required to ever participate in a UWL Event. We understand you have more important things going on. That being said, those who do wish to participate can do so by adding their name to that Events sign up sheet, located in the UWL Arena section of the UWL Community Forums. If signed up, you ARE expected to roleplay. The minimum is just one roleplay per wrestler (max differs depending on match type) so with the exception of emergencies we will expect to see your work.

If you know you want to participate in every UWL Event and don't want to keep adding your name to every events sign up sheet, you can add your name to the Permanent Sign Up sheet, found in the same section. If a name is on this list you ARE expected to roleplay, even if you forget your name is on the list. You can always take your name off this list, just as easily by telling us to do so.

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eWrestler Bio


If signed up for a UWL Event, we ask that you also take the time to fill out a Wrestler Bio on the forums. You will find them in the UWL Arena section just below the Sign Ups. We do not know everyone's moveset, attire, theme, etc. and it helps us when writing results to have these bios to work with. Once your bio is posted you are free to edit it at anytime, and you are not required to post another.

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Angles/Storylines


With us only having one Event a month, its tough for us to start and build multiple feuds/angles. That is why we are ALWAYS open to suggestions or ideas. Also we are more than welcome to continue current feuds from eFeds. Any way we can help, we will. Our own feuds will mostly focus on our titles. Also those who participate in our shows and our OOC boards often will stand out and could get a storyline.

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Roleplay Judging


First lets focus on the roleplaying itself. When the roleplay period begins, to roleplay you find your match in the Roleplay Board and reply to that topic with your roleplay. We do allow you to post a link to your roleplay if you prefer to keep it on your own custom website. The minimum roleplay limit is ONE per wrestler. The max depends on the match type. Each match topic will give all the info you need.

Now judging. It's what concerns every roleplayer. It seems like every eFed and fedhead has their own particular favorite style. The problem with that is that not every roleplayer will fit the fedheads style, causing conflict between the two parties. The UWL Staff is one of the most veteran staff you will find around. We have seen literally every single style of roleplay imaginable. Nothing can catch us off guard. From the standard in ring promo, to complete monolouges where the only thing you read is words from the mouth of the wrestler. We've seen it all. Our basic psychology is "Do what makes you comfortable." I know this sounds crazy to some, but we have NO standard. We prefer NO style over the other. How can someone expect their roleplayer to put out their best work if they have to follow someone else's guideline? We know this can cause alittle concern as your planning out your roleplay, wondering if we will enjoy your style. But have faith. Pay attention. If you seem to be on a losing slump maybe look at those roleplays and see where you can improve. See what others are doing. Ask us for help/opinions. Nothing wrong with that. We don't have a point system or a list of things we look for. We judge the best way I know how. Go with our guts. Our instincts. The longer you take trying to breakdown the pros/cons of a roleplay and comparing every little detail, the less and less you will actually like the roleplay itself. Any fedhead would agree with that. They may not admit it, but trust us when we say that. I am aware that using this "no system" system will cause controversey amoungst the community, but that will happen anywhere.

AMENDMENT (12.27.12):: A few 'rules' have been made regarding a roleplay for a UWL Event.
- Editing a Roleplay IS allowed, but only for 60 Minutes. Meaning, the minute you post an RP, after 60 mins, you will not have the ability to edit. Use it wisely for spell check, or any last second changes.
- You are NOT allowed to post a link to your own site for a UWL RP. You are more than welcome to put your RP's on your site/blog, but the one posted on the UWL Forums, must be straight up text. Not a link.

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Arena Info


This is just another neat little feature to make the UWL different from all the rest. When you view the Event Card on the Community Forums you will notice the arena name is clickable. If you click it, a page will pop up with information about the arena. From history of arena (UWL and Real Life) as well as images of how the arena will look for the Event.

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Chapter 6- UWL Championships


Main Championships


These championships are the top titles of the UWL. These are the "premiere" pieces of gold that all UWL wrestlers are striving to hold. They are defended on every UWL Event (with rare exceptions) and are defended a mandatory minimum of every thirty (30) days. They are the UWL World Heavyweight Championship, UWL World Tag Team Championships, UWL American Heavyweight Championship, and the UWL Ladies World Championship.

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Secondary Championships


These titles are called "secondary" soley because they won't be defended on every UWL Event. They are defended on occasion. They also have an extended mandatory defending range. The Secondary titles are required to be defended at a minimum of forty-five (45) days. UWL Junior-Heavyweight Championship, is currently the only one available

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Regional Championships


As a tribute to the old days of professional wrestling, each region has its own championships, just like the small territories did in the 1950s. They are exactly what they sound like. Championships that are exclusive to their specific region. Wrestlers from the region can battle for these titles. The UWL staff is more laid-back when it comes to these titles. We won't interfere with who fights for the regional titles as much as the others. Be warned that these titles can be inactivated at anytime. Some may never even be activated, depending on how many eFeds are in said region. These titles will rarely be defended on UWL Events, and will only be if the event is in that region. We hope the fedheads in the region will book the champions in title matches when possible, so we don't have to step in. You can view each regions list of titles and their holders in the Regions page.

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Booking A Champion


The "Booking a Champion" feature is truely a unique feature created by Kevin Hill back in 2009. But to a new eFed or new member, it can be a bit overwhelming and possibly confusing. The Fedheads of the UWL are able to host UWL Title matches on their own cards, as a way to help promote both parties. As a UWL Champion it is vital that you constantly check in and view the schedule. While it is up to you, the champion, to accept or decline the match you still should check things out, in case you happen to forget you accepted a match a month ago and your roleplay is due. We split the rules up into four parts below: The process and terms of agreement, how the match takes place, important info for the champion, and finally important info for the Fedhead.

The process, while it seems confusing is actually very simple and organized. Let's start from the beginning. If you are a Fedhead and want to host a UWL Title match, what that should mean is you have a loyal and trust worthy roleplayer that you think could win UWL gold. The first thing you need to do is decide what title you want your challenger to challenge for. Then plan a date for the match. Then come here to the Booking a Champion Sub Forums and find the title you hope to showcase. Click your desired timeframe and see if the date you want is available. This will save us all time. If it is available simply go back and find "Submit Form." This is the official Booking a Champion Application. Fill it out properly. And that's it. That's all it takes on your part as the Fedhead.

Simply because you fill one out doesn't mean it will be accepted. Many factors can cause us to decline the application. Below is a list of factors that go into the decision making of the proposed Title match.

- Unworthy Challenger as decided by the UWL Staff
- Unfamiliarity of the Challenger from the UWL Staff
- Tight Scheduling for the Champion
- eFed is too new to the UWL (you should prove your worth before hosting a match)
- Champion can also deny request for any reason without having to give one
- Future plans for the title/champion in near future by the UWL Staff

From there if all requirements are reached, the UWL Staff will contact the Champion with the offer. If the champion agrees, then from there a VERY quick meeting between the Fedhead, Champion, Challenger, and a member of the UWL Staff will be held. This can be done via PM's, emails, etc. but we prefer everyone attending. It's a quick five minute meeting just working everything out. In this meeting we discuss where the match is on the card, how much hype it deserves/gets, any pre planned angle that goes along with it, etc.

When everything is all cleared and time comes for the match, the roleplaying does actually take place on the eFed's boards, NOT the UWL's. So this does mean the Champion has to go out of his way to make an account (or have the Fedhead set one up for them) to roleplay. The reason we do this is to show the members of the eFed the talent inside the UWL, and possibly get them interested in our community by doing so. The UWL Staff will also have accounts on the eFed's boards and will help with the awkward "new guy" feeling.

There are many things a champion should be aware of when agreeing to defend the title on another eFeds event. First off, you shouldn't feel concerned about it being handled unfairly. The UWL Staff are the judges for ALL UWL title matches, regardless of where the match takes place. The Fedhead themselves have no say in judging the match, because obviously that would be unfair. If a Fedhead is also on the UWL Staff (rare occasion) they will not be apart of the judging. Also note that if you flake it's just as bad as if you flake in your eFed, or flake on a UWL Event. You will lose you title, and also will force us to lose faith in you as far as being able to trust you with roleplaying for an important title match. As we said above, you the champion are allowed to deny the proposed match without giving reason, but be aware that you ARE required to defend your title within a certain amount of days (see the Titles page on the website for those days) and if you do not defend your title in the required time you could be either forced to defend your title (either on a UWL EVent or at an eFeds event) or even be stripped of your title.

As a Fedhead there are more things you should know about. First, you should not be offended if we decline your request, for any reason. The Booking a Champion feature is something we hope becomes very popular over time so as time goes on we will want every Fedhead to try this out atleast once. If your request is accepted please be aware that this means we trust you enough to handle this properly. This means welcoming the champion onto your boards, hyping the match properly, and not making the champion look foolish. Also, and most importantly, while it is the UWL Staff that judges the title match, it is you the Fedhead that writes the match. It's your event, it's your match. You write it.

I'm sure some of you are asking, but Mr Hill if I don't get to judge the match why should I write it? Well it's simple. More exposure for you and your eFed. By hosting a UWL Title match, you will naturally get more news coverage on our website and our P.W. Syndicated shows. It also goes a long way when we decide eFed of the Month, and even eFed of the Year awards. Using this feature, and using it properly will gain you endless amount of respect from the UWL Staff and it's members as a whole.

The quicker you plan and book your proposed match, the better. More time for the champion to accept, and more time to hype the match properly. If you try booking the match a few days before the roleplay period begins, it's a slim chance it will be accepted.

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Champions Responsibilities


Sorry about making you read that much. Booking a Champion is a very important feature. Moving on, we all know how it feels to hold a title in an eFed (and if not, then we want to help make that happen). You have a sense of pride and respect in that eFed. Now imagine that same thing, but in an interfed. So obviously being a UWL champion is a very, very big deal. We expect alot out of our champions. As mentioned before, all champions must defend their titles in a certain amount of days, but obviously there is more. We expect you to be somewhat active on our boards, to show leadership. It's not hard to spend fifteen minutes in the OOC, with all the discussions that go on there. Also, if you hold one of our titles, you represent the entire community. No showing, or flaking, a UWL Event is bad enough, but doing so as a champion really hurts your reputation and could mean you may never get a chance to get a title shot again.

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Chapter 7- P.W. Syndicated


What Is It?


Fantastic question. The PW Syndicated is a brain child of Kevin Hill, that has been in the making for over two years (long before the WWE Network). The first of it's kind as it is a branch website that is setup as if it were a TV Station. It "airs" full results of UWL Events, results of our eFeds, as well as Original Programming, including a nightly news show. We hope to give you something new to read every single day. It is a revolutionary idea that is exclusive to the United Wrestling League.

How It Works


Despite the hard work and constant updates, PW Syndicated is rather simple. It's made to be easy to navigate through, to find exactly what you are looking for. When you first bring the website up, you immediately see whats scheduled to be posted tonight. If it's clickable that means it has been posted, or it may be a sneak preview. To find future Events you view the Calendar (7e). Participating and Interacting is very simple as well (7f).

Results Posting/Contracts


All UWL Events are posted on PW Syndicated, NOT the UWL Website. Also we post our affiliated eFeds results on the PW Syndicated site. But much like the eFed profiles, we simply cannot search through every eFeds sites to find your results, so we can post them. We post them for your benefit, so it's up to you to make it happen. We now, in the relaunch of 2014 give you the choice to enter a contract negotiation to have your feds Results air on P.W. Syndicated on a specific timeslot. For more info, check out the P.W. Syndicated site.

Original Programming


This is the heart of PW Syndicated. Here is where the majority of the actual work is. Just like all networks, Syndicated has its own lineup of programming for you to enjoy. These are various shows that span from nightly news, to a roundtable discussion/debate show. For more info, please go to the PW Syndicated website and click "About P.W. Syndicated."

Calendar


The Calendar, also referred to as the Schedule, is our version of the TV Guide. The old magazine that is. When you view the Calendar, it is exactly what you expect, a giant interactive calendar. Simply click your desired date, and you will see what we have scheduled on that date. These are constantly updated as events are announced.

Participate/Interact


Wanna be apart of P.W. Syndicated? Good, because we hope everyone does. Fedheads can participate by sending us their eFed Results (7c). Others can join the experience as well, by participating in Original Programming. Certain shows allow you to sign up and be a guest on them. For more info (and there is alot of it) go to the "About P.W. Syndicated" page on the website.

Chapter 8- UWL Community Forums


Staff


The Forum Staff includes the Owner/Founder/President (admin) KevinHill, Vice Chairman (mod) Ernie, Assistant Booker (mod) Alan, and (mod) Sean Alexander. They are the ones to PM or contact when a question arises.

With a combined 25+ years in the eFedding Community, there's nothing our staff hasn't seen. Challenge us why don't you?

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Groups & Their Permissions


Each "group" has different access abilities, or "permissions" on the forums.

Admins - They control the site, makes UWL announcements, makes the cards/results, etc. Has access to every board
Mods - Help watch for rule breaking, and decision making, Moderates. Has access to every board except the Admins Lounge
Fedheads - Fedheads are the one's that run the fed's that are associated with the UWL. Have access to every board except Admins Lounge and Mods Area
eWrestlers (General Members) - The wrestlers make up the life of the boards. Without them, we're just abunch of staff in a forum. Have access to every board except Admins Lounge, Mods Area, and Fedhead HQ.

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Basic Rules


While there are no set rules for our Community Forums, we do ask that you use common sense while there. If somewhere in your conscience there is doubt if what you are about to say is wrong, don't say it. But there are nitwits out there, so let me break it down.

Prejudism will obviously be unacceptable. Of course jokes will be made between friends, which is fine. But if it crosses the line, then actions will be taken.

Flaming: It's annoying and for 12 year old's. If your little flame war gets out of hand, we will put a stop to it. With the BANHAMMER!!

Spamming: While at first I've been letting it fly, we will be cracking down on spamming outside of the "NSFW." Activity is good and all, but when your posting for the sake of posting, and it has nothing to do with the topic, that's going too far. Posts may be deleted, as well as warn levels raised.

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Final Words


Here at the UWL, we realize that today, the eFedding World has changed. Some parts for the best, and some for the worst. Rival sites, and constant flaming is only the surface. We are strong believers that there are currently way to many eFeds out there compared to the amount of eFedders. Two of our main goals are to cure both of those diseases.

We want to recruit brand new eFedders, people who have no idea what this hobby is, and turn them into solid writers. While some people wouldn't waste their breaths trying to explain how an eFed, or even a roleplay works, we're here willing to go step for step with them. We're trying to repopulate our eWorld and in turn help promotions out with fresh new talent.

We are attempting to be a flame and hate free community. We know how annoying it is to login to a site and see references to people that are shunned upon constantly. That's what we're not about. We are here to bring communities together as one. While we are not trying to hide from reality, and realize we cannot live in a perfect harmony kind of world, we do believe our hobby can be a more social place, and are doing our part to do so. Because remember people... We're on the internet pretending to pretend wrestler. How can you have an ego about that?

Yours Truely,
Kevin Hill

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