->''"Let me give you a 101 in XWA- we might all fight, we might be a crazy and dysfunctional place most nights, but one thing you should know about us is that we can pull through anything. You guys think you're the first, but you're the latest in a long line of groups who thought they could push us around. And I encourage you to ask yourselves “what happened to those people?”"''
->- '''Hector Alonzo Perez, XWA Doomsday 2013'''

The [[XMakesAnythingCool Xtreme Wrestling Alliance]] (often referred abbreviated simply as the [[OfficiallyShortenedTitle XWA]]) is a forum-based e-wrestling role-play board, set in the fictional Xtreme Wrestling Alliance league. Writers are able to [[PlayerCharacter create their own characters]], and chronicle their careers and legacies with the company, competing with other characters created by fellow members.

In-universe the XWA is a successful, globe-travelling company with millions of fans across the world, [[TruthInTelevision much the same as World Wrestling Entertainment is in real life]], albeit [[DarkerAndEdgier far]] [[BlackAndGreyMorality less]] [[TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil PG-friendly]].

It has been running since 1999, and is match-writing based. It can be found at the [[http://xwabattlezone.com/ following link]].

!!Storylines and the environment of the XWA have provided examples of:

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* {{Adorkable}}: Jack Jackson Jr. pretty much defined this trope with his overwhelming awkwardness and humble nature.
** Austin Carter also has his moments of this.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Pretty much any female valet character of the past few years. Carmen King, Amy Taylor, Isabella Raye, Bella Quinn, etc. Though, this is understandable given the nature of what the male characters do.
* AllThereInTheManual: The promotion's name is the ''Xtreme Wrestling Alliance''. You'd think a place with a name like that would be as crazy as it is just from the name alone.
* AlternateUniverse: While there have been references to the top real-life companies, it is apparent the XWA does not take place in the same universe as them, rather a shared universe with other existing E-Feds.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The Fenrics are a family of Aryans, except for Adam, who were [[MasterRace raised to be perfect]]. And they're Austrian too, which adds to the comparison ever so slightly.
* ApocalypseCult: Whisper's War.
* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: NEVER let Diamond Jack Sabbath win a championship, it can only make him more arrogant if that's even possible.
* ArcWords: "We've come to take what once was ours."
** "Bury the Survivors" is starting to become one as of spring 2017.
* AssholeVictim: Jeffrey Grey, the interviewer for the Genesis show, is constantly picked on and made to look silly, but he's so unlikable and overt that people allow it to slide and almost applaud it.
* BadBoss: There has yet to be a long-running authority figure in the XWA that has had unanimous appraisal-
** Richard J Maxwell sat on the fence when it came to picking sides, and in trying to be fair he suffered for it and just ended up getting hated by everyone. Later on, he would conspire with Angelus and would make him the world champion for no other reason other than thinking it would bring in the ratings, and also antagonise top guys like Rose, Diamond Jack Sabbath and Tempest.
** Hector Alonzo Perez's run has been plagued by this- ignoring Rated X and Whisper, micromanaging Amy Taylor-Sabbath, giving Blake Jones, Jack Jackson Jr. and multiple other stars an harder time than is probably necessary. He wants to do right, but he is shown to be very pompous most of the time and quite difficult.
** As General Manager for Massacre, [=the MadDog=] spent the better part of his first night on the job hearing how much people already hated him. It would become a running theme for his whole tenure.
** Diamond Jack Sabbath's two-year run as General Manager was one of the biggest mistakes the company has ever made. Sabbath only ever cared for Razer and Bella Quinn, otherwise everyone else was a target. He united Raine and Whisper (and later Serena Maxwell) as his own private enforcement group, removed DQ and Count Out from all matches and antagonised the entire roster...all quite simply because he could.
* BadassBoast:
** Any Rated X promo is pretty much crawling with these.
** Diamond Jack Sabbath to Trace Demon: ''"This is going to be the last time we face, Mr. Demon. And I promise you'll remember it forever. At best I'll just defeat you. But at worst, Trace...these hands will ruin you career."''
* BestServedCold:
** Richard J Maxwell's 2013 return was completely and utterly fuelled by this.
* BewareTheSillyOnes:
** Tempest can be funny and happy-go-lucky, but push enough of his button and he will absolutely destroy you on any given night.
** Emery Layton will make as many jokes as she can and doesn't know how to be quiet most of the time, but catch her on a bad night and you're in trouble.
* BelligerentSexualTension: While never outright pointed out, this could be argued for Layton & Fenric. Hinted at by Richard J Maxwell (with his "who needs Tinder?" line during an episode of Massacre) and [[EveryoneCanSeeIt jokingly by others in the past]], it has gone unaddressed by both Emery and Adam so far, making the [[VolleyingInsults continuous insults]] possibly a deliberate response.
* BigBadDuumvirate:
** Whisper's War are basically a group of top heels assembled from other feds, making them far more than just some mindless {{Mooks}} lead by [[TheDragon Whisper]].
* BigGood: Amy Taylor became this in 2017, assembling various newer talents into a stable capable of taking on the Survivors.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Emery Layton is easily one of the most eccentric wrestlers in XWA, but within six months of her debut at Legends 2016, she became a champion in multiple promotions at the same time.
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** "It's not Sad...to be Mad!" for Chris Novak
** "Just '''Run'''." for Diamond Jack Sabbath
** "I'm Better. Than. You." for Danger Liam
** "You can't stop Perfection, and you can't stop Me!" for JR Judy.
** "Do you hear it?" for Whisper.
** "I gave you fair warning." for Angelus
** "We are the Legion, and we are many." for the Legion.
* CanonWelding: If stars have won titles or done something of note in other exising e-wrestling sites, it is usually mentioned, making those places part of the same universe as the XWA.
** Also tends to happen when guest characters pop in for Lord of the Ring.
* CardCarryingVillain: Lx-Tim is a total scumbag, and he knows it. After winning the XWA Supreme Championship at If You Want Blood, he lapped up boos and chants of "WE ALL HATE YOU!" like there was no tomorrow.
* CareerEndingInjury: A re-occurring method to write out characters.
* CharacterTics:
** EBR's frequent use of "word" has become a well-known tic.
** Diamond Jack Sabbath refers to people as 'mate' when he's being confrontational.
*** And repeats himself.
*** And "exhales" when getting annoyed.
** It is not unlike Whisper to occasionally tilt his head before destroying his opponent.
** As a manager, Jeffrey Grey often would nod approvingly and pinch the lapels of his suit after doing something that was self-benefiting. When he got angry, he would suddenly start speaking and acting like a ghetto stereotype, despite being from a fairly middle-class background.
** Adam Fenric will often rub his hands together uncomfortably and look around nervously if he's in a situation he isn't quite ready for.
* CrapsackWorld: It is very rare that the XWA it's self isn't being tormented, threatened, having wars, being host to conspiracies and generally being rather unsafe. People have been seen to walk into the XWA completely fine and then leave unhinged and a lot worse than they were.
* {{Cult}}:
** The Legion.
** The clue's in the name with Trace Demon's "Cult of Tomorrow".
** The Kvlt of Azazel has made it's name known as of late becoming the newest in a long line of these.
* ContinuityNod:
** When Whisper and Ace Andrews revealed Whisper's War, the first person they attacked as a cohesive unit was Diamond Jack Sabbath, the leader of the long-gone Legion. Due to the similarities of the groups, this made for a nice nod to declare from the get-go that this new group was much worse.
** Dan Bennett, Satine X and Hutton Brown have been opposed to Rated X since their returns. All three men were members of the previous incarnation of Rated X some years prior.
*** Dan rejoined the group a few weeks later, sighting the fact DGX and Alex Sean were his mentors as his reason for joining back up.
** The supergroup known as The Survivors are basically an entire group full of continuity nods. Even their name is one, alluding to the fact that each member was present for either the Faction War, Whisper's War or the Civil War.
* DragonInChief: Whisper is this for Richard J Maxwell. As long as he sticks around and does Maxwell's bidding, he and his plan can't be touched and he knows this.
* TheEmpire: The XWA turned into this after Rated X took control in early 2011.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Minka Carter started off as an [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold innocent blonde-haired rookie]], but once she turned heel, she dyed it darker.
* Fake Defector: Danger Liam joined the Legion as a double-agent for the XWA during the original Faction War.
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** It is a common occurance to see this in Diamond Jack Sabbath promos, so much so that the arrival of Whisper was foreshadowed nearly two years prior to it even happening.
** Rated X's return at Legends 2013 was foreshadowed by their inductions into the Hall of Fame for that year, having been absent for half of 2011 and the entirety of 2012.
** Adam Fenric's arrival was foreshadowed when he was first named by the Three-Headed Dragon as a party that they rejected to be a member of the Survivors, mostly due to his ideas.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Jericho Shaw became the World Heavyweight Champion at Legends, the biggest show of the year but only after being an awkward young upstart in a mask called "Jack Jackson Jr.". He became the top heel in the company only one year after his debut.
* GenreRoulette: With the abundance of different characters and gimmicks, the XWA can go from funny to terrifying to epic from segment to segment.
* GentlemanAdventurer: Professor Rupert Von Hammerstrap's entire thing is that he's a gentleman adventurer who looks and sounds like he belongs in an entirely different century.
* GoodIsNotNice:
** Despite reforming slightly in recent times, Trace Demon is still most definitely not an easy person to become friends with.
** Angelus' brief {{Heel Face Turn}} exhibited this. He was still as grouchy and nasty as he was as a heel, just this time it was directed towards a different party.
** Adam Fenric, in spite of fighting for the right side as of 2017, is still very rude and condescending, if not slightly more since his {{HeelFaceTurn}}.
* HairTriggerTemper: It takes an incredibly minimal amount of effort to annoy Angelus.
* HeroKiller: Jericho Shaw during his main event World Heavyweight Championship run was the best example of this, running through mainstays such as Dan Bennett and Drake Dysfunction and becoming more powerful with every win.[[/folder]]
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* InsufferableGenius: Adam Fenric, even as a babyface, is right about a great many things but he'll never pass up the opportunity to let you know about it when he's proven correct.
* JadedWashout: Rose in the run-up to his 2012-13 run and feud with Trace Demon. Following his departure from the company, he'd been working independent shows for smaller companies and putting his body on the line for very little money, always somewhat bitter he wasn't doing it in the XWA instead.
* JekyllAndHyde: Danny Diamond is a rich and refined man with honor and respect. Mirage on the other hand...
* LargeHam:
** The angrier and more intense Diamond Jack Sabbath is, the louder he's likely to shout.
** Hector Alonzo Perez can be this quite a lot when announcing something.
** Minka Carter, after her heel turn and adoption of the "Cleopatra of XWA" gimmick, went full-tilt into this.
* LatinLover: A.J. Morales has been known to refer to himself as a sexy luchador, and he's not wrong.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
** Almost every promo, match or work in general from thefan was an example of this.
** Derrick Jedi has been known to toy with this concept in his promos, sometimes even in his direction.
* LittleMissBadass: Amy Taylor. She's generally mellow and understanding, but if you [[TookALevelInBadAss tick her off]]...
* LovableRogue: Emery Layton, while being a popular character, has been shown to lie, break into other people's lockerrooms and frequently resorts to thievery like it's absolutely nothing. Although its worth mentioning she has so far only done this to [[KarmicThief terrible people who deserved it]].
* MadLibsCatchphrase: For A.J. Morales, "Brace yourself," followed by [[ThirdPersonPerson some statement about the Revolution]].
* MaleGaze: Not one woman in the XWA appears to be unattractive. Not a single one of them.
* MeaningfulName: Whisper was named as such because he is not extensively boastful and only speaks when he has something important to say. To expand on that, he believes words are the most dangerous weapon and if used quietly, without knowing or hard to understand if not properly listened to (like a whisper) they can "win wars".
* MixedAncestry: A.J. Morales is half-white, half-Latino, but given his lucha libre background, he identifies with and plays up the latter side much more.
* MotiveDecay: Richard J Maxwell started out with the intention of getting the XWA some lovely high ratings. By the end of it, he just wanted his reputation to stay in-tact and money to be placed firmly in his pocket.
* MoralEventHorizon: Diamond Jack Sabbath joining the Survivors was bad enough, but when he [[WouldHitAGirl Crown Kicked Amy Taylor]] on an episode of Massacre purely because she opposed him, that's when Jack went from embittered crackpot to a monster, making him irredeemable. And he [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide absolutely loves it]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Laurel Anne Hardy is the Final Boss of the XWA for a reason.
* NewEraSpeech: The Legion would give one of these every chance they got.
* OddCouple: Emery Layton is an Irish traveller who doesn't take herself, or anything, too seriously. Adam Fenric is an Austrian doctor who takes ''everything'' seriously. Naturally, when they got put together in a tag team, they became this.
* OmnicidalManiac: Whisper.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: You can put Blake Jones in there with Angelus, Whisper or any huge guy and he will absolutely make damn sure he leaves the winner. There is no one too big to lose to Blake Jones.
* {{Pirate}}: When XWA spent a month on a cruise ship as part of the 2017 world tour, Emery Layton went all in, carrying a sword to the ring and dressing like a pirate the entire month. A.J. Morales also took on the gimmick, though he didn't go quite so all-in with it.
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* TheRockstar: A.J. Morales, in his backstory, broke into wrestling as one-third of a team of these, and his look and persona as a singles competitor in XWA are based on that time.
* RoyalWe: Whisper uses this all the time, referring to himself and Whisper's War at the same time. It has been implied he does this as he feels he owes his existence and notability to Maxwell, and so he includes him in every action he takes to reassert Maxwell's hold over him.
* SanitySlippage: Since the appointment of Trace Demon as new owner and losing every match since his return so far, Diamond Jack Sabbath seems to be going through one of these at the moment.
** Completed at Legends 2016 when Diamond Jack Sabbath turned his back on the XWA and joined the Survivors, defying everything he has ever said about the XWA.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Trace Demon's response to losing the World Heavyweight Championship to Alex Sean and the growing need for some sort of hero in the XWA in latter 2013.
* SelfImposedChallenge: In 2012, Chris Novak decreed if he did not win a title in the next year then he would leave the XWA. Come Legends '13, his destiny was fulfilled.
* SequelHook: When Levi Hallows was taken out, it was noted that his bodyguard Gideon Leicester was nowhere to be seen.
* SkunkStripe: A.J. Morales, [[Wrestling/SethRollins befitting his picbase]], has a blond streak on the side of his head.
* ShoutOut: In his original run, it was never stated where Richard J Maxwell was actually from by his creator, Tempest. When he returned and DJS took over as the writer for the character and was picking a place for him to come from, he chose Detroit in homage to Tempest, who comes from Michigan.
* ShowWithinAShow: During his first run, Derrick Jedi would run down the matches of upcoming Pay Per Views in his irreverent manner, usually accompanied by Dan Bennett.
* SignificantAnagram: Danger Liam wrestled for almost an entire year under a mask. His name? Gain Dermal.
* TheStarscream: There were subtle implications of this from Jack Hazard in the Legion, especially before his departure
* TheOnlyOneITrust: Amy Taylor has always been this for Diamond Jack Sabbath, being the only character to never really move away from or betray Jack.
** But even that came to an end when DJS kicked her in the head.
* TakeThat:
** Legendary, the writer for Derrick Jedi, apparently loves to do this.
** There are two e-wrestling boards with the name "XWA" (the other using the word 'Association' as opposed to 'Alliance' for that ending 'A'). Once Ace Andrews departed due to several personal reasons, the Xtreme Wrestling Alliance tweeted several minutes after his walking out that he could now be seen "every week exclusively on Massacre!".
* TalkativeLoon: Dwight Lights after his {{Face Heel Turn}}.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Layton & Fenric had to do this all throughout the Tag Team Classic. It was a miracle at times that they didn't break up.
* TournamentArc: A reoccurring one would be the XWA's "Lord of the Ring". Interestingly, every winner has ended up going off to be the a major catalyst in storylines following the tournament.
** 2017 brought us the Tag Team Classic, which culminated in a three-way tag team TLC match for the titles.
* VillainDecay: Suffered by Whisper following his losses in early 2014. Previously seen as a world-destroyer, Whisper was relegated to more of an enforcer role later on down the line.
* VillainsNeverLie: Even with all the dastardly things they do, every member of Rated X seem to have very logical reasons for everything they do, which are usually quite hard to argue with.
* VillainousBreakdown: Diamond Jack Sabbath goes through a pretty huge one at ''Legends 2011''. As the Legion finally stand defiant against him, he goes on a tirade declaring they are his property and [[AGodAmI calling himself their God]]. As the night progresses, he goes more and more off the deep end.
** As part of the Survivors in 2017, Sabbath has essentially become a walking, living version of this trope.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs:
** Some of the promos for The Fan really did make you wonder exactly what Drama was going to get such ideas. In the end, it just turned out he was incredibly creative.
** Levi Hallows promos slowly became this, so much so that DJS had to tone down Levi's return promo for being a little too disturbing.
** WithFriendsLikeThese: Layton & Fenric to a tee. They bicker, they argue, they seem completely incapable of not insulting one other, but they still stay as a team.
* TheWonka: Hector Alonzo Perez may run the show, be the big leader of the company and the board...but he can sometimes be a very strange person.
* WorldTour: The big twist for 2017.
* WouldHitAGirl: By necessity, any male wrestler booked in an intergender match. But Diamond Jack Sabbath is perfectly willing to do so to his own ex-wife.
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