aowf rules

Perhaps this is the most important section for everyone to read. These rules, are how we should conduct ourselves within the Community. Problems have been had in the past, and although we have vowed to allow common sense to rule for the most part, flagrant disregard for these rules will result in the harshest penalties we can levy (which is nothing more then a community wide banning).

rule one: have fun
 
There is no greater law within the Community than this. Your first, last and only goal should be to have fun. And if, for a moment you begin not to have fun, you should retire that very moment. For we can do nothing but agitate you then.

rule two: be active

 
This is a very important rule. Without your activity we have no community. Without a community then we have no AOWF. During the breaks between the indy circuit get involved with the community on the OOC board, or get involved with one of the member feds. Or bring another fed into the fold. Just be there for us, to keep us interested.

rule three: be reasonable

We try, we really do. But sometimes we can't accommodate everything. We know you may want a title shot, but understand that this is a large, and ever growing community. Everyone can't have a shot, and there may be someone more deserving than you for whatever reason. In similar terms, if you write a strat for any of our events and we edit it, alter it slightly, don't get mad. We're just trying to take as much as we can from what everybody wants.

rule four: respect everything

 
Here at AOWF Command we're big on respect. That means respect us when it comes to OOC disputes and handle things maturely. Respect other member feds, and don't waltz into them and post "Your Fed Sucks" posts without giving them a name and a site to fire back on. Don't poach wrestlers from other member feds. Don't mess with other guys characters unless you have their express permission. Don't use racial slurs, keep sexual and religious connotations to a minimum. Some folks may not like them. And most of all, respect the rules.

rule five: don't break any criminal laws OOC

 
Do not threaten, harass, blackmail, intimidate or verbally abuse any other handler OOC. While perfectly acceptable in character, this tends to break rule one. If you are caught doing anything that could put US in any legal troubles, we will make sure that the evidence is preserved against you, and we will make ourselves ready to testify on anybody's behalf.

rule six: avoid "sick" crimes in-character

 
We frown on things like that. Your wrestler smokes a joint now and then? Fine. You want to murder a character in your roleplays? Fine. Go ahead. But for God's sake don't over detail a disemboweling or something similar. That's just disgusting. I think if you wanted to do something truly violent in a post you can find an intelligent way of getting your point across without going into over specific detail. This in many cases is purely a point of judgment based on who's reading it. If you're unsure how graphic a post is that you're about to make then please by all means put an OOC warning on your post. Just know that if you're going to post it that you are putting your stamp of approval on it, but that doesn't necessarily mean that we're putting ours on it.

There are a few crimes that we will have absolutely no part in the description of. Rape happens to be one of them. Okay, your character was rapped? Understandable, but we don't want to see a play by play detailing of the rape. While the rape of your character might have been an important element of who the character is today... we don't need to see it happening. It's always best to fade out if that moment finds itself happening in one of your posts.

Child molestation is another that we really want no part of. Your character was molested at a young age? Okay fine. That's something the character went through, but we don't want it detailed. There will be no warning on this one. Post something this offensive and we don't want you around.

There's a lot open to interpretation here. It's always best to ask a fed head before you go off and make a post that could get you in trouble. However, if you do go off and post something over offensive that's just borderline in nature, we will inform you, add it to our list and expect that you won't put it up again.

rule seven: mandatory title defense rules

 
While in the past the AOWF has used Multi Federation PPV Events, like A Fall From Grace, Night of Armageddon, and A Farewell to Arms to showcase mandatory AOWF Title defenses the AOWF Championship Committee has yet to decide on any official Multi Federation PPV Events to showcase any of Championship bouts thus far. This is due to change in time.

AOWF World Title: Has a mandatory four-defenses a year. One in January, on in April, one in July, and one in October. During the year the AOWF Championship Committee does have the power to book the AOWF World Champion into more matches if they feel fit to do so. The AOWF World Champion has the right to put his/her title up on the line at anytime. The four title defenses will rotate through the four federations as follows:

Rebel Pro (January)

Pioneer Wrestling Association (April)

True Glory Wrestling (July)

Victory Wrestling (October)

AOWF World Tag-Team Titles: Have a mandatory four-defenses a year. One in March, one in June,  one in September, and one in December. During the year the AOWF Championship Committee does have the right to put the AOWF Tag-Team Champions into more matches if they feel fit to do so. The AOWF World Tag-Team Champions have the right to put their title up on the line at any time. The four titles defenses will rotate through the four federations as follows:

Pioneer Wrestling Association (March)

True Glory Wrestling (June)

Victory Wrestling (September)

Rebel Pro (December)

AOWF Intercontinental Title: Has a mandatory six-defenses a year. One in February, one in April, one in June, one in August, one in October, and one in December. During the year the AOWF Championship Committee does have the right to put the AOWF IC Champion into more matches if they feel fit to do so. The AOWF IC Champion has the right to put his/her title up on the line at anytime. The six title defenses will rotate on two schedules through the four federations as follows:

First Rotation:

True Glory Wrestling (February)

Victory Wrestling (April)

Rebel Pro (June)

Pioneer Wrestling Association (August)

True Glory Wrestling (October)

Victory Wrestling (December)

Second Rotation:

Rebel Pro (February)

Pioneer Wrestling Association (April)

True Glory Wrestling (June)

Victory Wrestling (August)

Rebel Pro (October)

Pioneer Wrestling Association (December)

The rotations continue to flip flop throughout the years.

AOWF Television Title: Has a mandatory 12-defenses a year. One in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December. During the year the AOWF Championship Committee does have the right to put the AOWF TV Champion into more matches if they feel fit to do so. The AOWF TV Champion has the right to put his/her title up on the line at anytime. The twelve title defenses will rotate through the four federations as follows:

Victory Wrestling (January)

Rebel Pro (February)

Pioneer Wrestling Association (March)

True Glory Wrestling (April)

Victory Wrestling (May)

Rebel Pro (June)

Pioneer Wrestling Association (July)

True Glory Wrestling (August)

Victory Wrestling (September)

Rebel Pro (October)

Pioneer Wrestling Association (November)

True Glory Wrestling (December)

AOWF King o' Extreme Title: Has a mandatory six-defenses a year. One in January, one in March, one in May, one in July, one in September, and one in November. During the year the AOWF Championship Committee does have the right to put the AOWF KoE Champion into more matches if they feel fit to do so. The AOWF IC Champion has the right to put his/her title up on the line at anytime. The six title defenses will rotate on two schedules through the four federations as follows:

First Rotation:

Pioneer Wrestling Association (January)

Rebel Pro (March)

True Glory Wrestling (May)

Victory Wrestling (July)

Pioneer Wrestling Association (September)

Rebel Pro (November)

Second Rotation:

True Glory Wrestling (January)

Victory Wrestling (March)

Pioneer Wrestling Association (May)

Rebel Pro (July)

True Glory Wrestling (September)

Victory Wrestling (November)

The contenders for these events are chosen by the AOWF Championship Committee (CC). The AOWF CC consists of the four AOWF Federation Presidents. However, the CC may decide to invite Advisors to sit on the panel if its felt outside help is needed in the decision making process.

The Presidents of each federation have final say over who they choose as their federations contender for whichever AOWF Championship Title is slated to be contested in their federation. However, the AOWF CC can privately share their opinions with said President to help him/her make this decision.

At times the AOWF CC may decide that a match between a current Champion and someone the Champions been feuding with for awhile warrants a Championship Match. If this were to interrupt the rotation order than the federation that was skipped over will be given their opportunity the following month.

For Example: Jeffery Drake is slated to defend the AOWF IC Title in June in Rebel Pro. However, the AOWF CC decides that the "heat" between Jeffery Drake (VW) and Matthew Engel (PWA) is just too big to pass up on as Main Event for a Multi Federation Event taking place that month. In which case the that match would happen at said event and the winner would then go on to face a Rebel Pro contender the following month.

Outside of this, you may defend your title only to an AOWF sanctioned opponent at an AOWF sanctioned event. This doesn't mean you can't defend it when you like, it just means we must approve of the venue and opponent. In short, it means the titles will stay within the Community, and stay with wrestlers we believe will honor them.

**Titles are defended on the host federations shows, NOT in the Champions home federation. Unless said title defense happens to be taking place in the Champions home federation.

rule eight: we are KAYFABE

 
That means we (meaning your wrestlers) don't know that bookers determine the results of the events, we don't know that wrestling is fake, we don't believe there is any behind the scenes activities at all. You can bend this rule...just don't break it.

rule nine: follow individual federation rules

 
Keep in mind not only do you need to follow the rules of the AOWF Community, but you're also responsible for knowing and following the rules of each individual federation within the AOWF Community that you may take part in .

rule ten: rankings

 
Are based on a wrestlers win/loss record simple as that. The wrestler with the best percentage gets the higher ranking...after the champions have been ranked of course. This may or may not effect who and when certain wrestlers receive AOWF title shots.

rule eleven: aowf event role playing

 
If you at any time you take part in an AOWF Event (i.e. Night of Armageddon, Fall From Grace, A Farewell To Arms.) then you will be expected to follow the AOWF Event Role Playing rules, and they are as follows: 

1) Any role play you do for an AOWF event or match must be exclusively for that event or match. Meaning you may NOT cut a post that speaks to both your AOWF event opponent and home federation opponent and post it for both matches. Meaning that your AOWF Event roleplay should only pertain to the AOWF Event you're at and not on your opponent of the week in your federation. Break this rule and the role play won't count. We understand that you might be booked in match in your home federation the same week that you're facing off for an AOWF Championship in another federation and so that means you'd have to do double role playing duty. The fed heads will try to avoid this from happening, but if it does you'll still be expected to follow the rules and make separate posts for your matches. Those against your opponent at said AOWF Event on the AOWF Match or Event thread and those against your opponent in your home federations event thread.

2) You are not to use "story" role plays at AOWF Events. The point of AOWF Events is to have wrestlers from different federations go at it head to head, and if the majority of your role play has to deal with your wrestler washing his car, bathing the dog, and cooking dinner...it won't count. Your role plays may have as much description as you want, but they must focus on your opponent. This type of role play is otherwise known as "shoot" style. You may hate shoot style, but with everyone using this style the field is level for everyone. If you don't like it then don't participate.

3) So help me God if you make mention of a real wrestler, or a real federation, in your AOWF Event role play then I will first laugh at you, and then not count the role play. AOWF Federations will vary on whether or not you can mention them, but at AOWF Events you may not.

4) During the role playing process the setting for your role plays may NOT be at a house show. I don't want to see a role play with your character in the center of a ring, in a jam packed arena, with the fans cheering or booing him/her as you see fit.

For those that are curious, matches during AOWF Multi Federation Events are decided upon by the AOWF Championship Committee and any Advisors they chose to elect to the CC Panel. All AOWF Championship matches are decided on by the AOWF CC and any Advisors they wish to bring into the panel.

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