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Tonight at 9 PM EST, weekly women’s wrestling is back on Twitch! This week, it’s RISE – ASCENT, Episode 2 – Tessa Blanchard vs. Britt Baker! On deck for tonight…

Nevaeh with Jessicka Havok vs. Tasha Steelz

Ray Lyn with Karen Q vs. “Double D” Dementia D’Rose

Main Event: Non-Title Match – IWC Women’s Champion Britt Baker vs. Tessa Blanchard

Plus: Flight of The Phoenix – A Video Profile on Former Phoenix of RISE Champion, Shotzi Blackheart. Alicia Atout interviews Phoenix of RISE Delilah doom and more!

Don’t miss FREE, weekly women’s wrestling tonight on Twitch. Check it out at twitch.tv/risedtwa.

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Tonight is a very special night for Women’s Wrestling fans and all of us at RISE. Tonight is the night Women’s Wrestling has its own FREE weekly program Wednesdays at 8 PM EST on Twitch!

We kick things off with RISE – ASCENT, Episode 1 – Kimber Lee vs. Shotzi Blackheart! Episode 1 kicks off our road to RISE 8 – OUTBACK, which will stream for FREE on Twitch September 9 at 8 PM EST!

Episode 1 features Tag Team action as Paradise Lost, Heart of SHIMMER Champion Dust and Raven’s Ash with mentor, “The Demon Assassin” Rosemary take on Kate Carney and Riley Shepard

Viewers will also see the first of our stellar video packages from Associate Producer, Jimmy Long. Tonight, see Flight of The Phoenix – A Video Profile on Phoenix of RISE Champion Delilah Doom!

In singles action, RISE Original “The Fallen Flower” Kikyo faces 2018 Mae Young Classic Competitor, Xia Brookside.

And in the Main Event, “The Crown Jewel” Kimber Lee faces “The Ballsy Badass” Shotzi Blackheart.

Join us tonight! Help us spread the word on Social Media so we can show as many fans worldwide as possible, they do not need to wait for women to have their own weekly wrestling platform. It is already here! Let’s chat it up using hashtag #RISEASCENT!

We hope to see everyone tonight at twitch.tv/risedtwa!

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Pre-orders and new orders and now shipping for RISE – ASCENT: The Pittsburgh Collection. The first six episodes of our weekly program RISE – ASCENT are now available for those who wish to own them on DVD, Blu-ray or Digital Download.

DVDs, 2 Disc Set – $30

Blu-rays, 2 Disc Set – $40

Digital Downloads, 2 Volumes (3 Episodes per Volume), $12 Each.

Order yours today at pipeline.ecwid.com!

Here’s what you’ll see across the first several episodes!

Disc 1/Volume 1 –
Episode 1: Kimber Lee vs. Shotzi Blackheart
Paradise Lost vs. Kate Carney and Riley Shepard
“The Fallen Flower” Kikyo vs. Xia Brookside
“The Crown Jewel” Kimber Lee vs. “The Ballsy Badass” Shotzi Blackheart
Episode 2: Tessa Blanchard vs. Britt Baker
 
Nevaeh with Jessicka Havok vs. Tasha Steelz
Ray Lyn with Karen Q vs. “Double D” Dementia D’Rose
Non-Title Match: IWC Women’s Champion Britt Baker vs. Tessa Blanchard
Episode 3: Phoenix of RISE Champion Delilah Doom vs. Jessicka Havok
 
Katie Arquette vs. Jinx
Regina “Honey” Badger vs. Miranda Alize
Phoenix of RISE Championship: (C) Delilah Doom vs. Jessicka Havok with Nevaeh
Disc 2 –
Episode 4: Mercedes Martinez vs. Deonna Purrazzo
 
“The Fallen Flower” Kikyo vs. Tasha Steelz
Karen Q with Ray Lyn vs. Gabby Gilbert
“The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez vs. “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo
Episode 5: The Killer Death Machines vs. Phoenix of RISE Champion Delilah Doom and Shotzi Blackheart
 
“Double D” Dementia D’Rose vs. Miranda Alize
Non-Title: SHIMMER Champion Nicole Savoy vs. Katie Arquette
The Killer Death Machines vs. Phoenix of RISE Champion Delilah Doom and “The Ballsy Badass” Shotzi Blackheart
Episode 6: Seminar Showcase
 
Regina “Honey” Badger vs. Jinx
Riley Shepard vs. Kate Carney

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RISE 8 – OUTBACK is now available on DVD and Blu-ray! DVDs are $15, Blu-rays $20 and can be ordered at pipeline.ecwid.com! All pre-orders and new orders will ship Thursday, August 2, including international orders! Prices do not include shipping, shipping costs will be calculated in the online store before orders are finalized.

RISE 8 – OUTBACK is also available now as Digital Download for $12 at pipeline.ecwid.com.

Here’s what’s in store from our latest outing from Los Angeles, held June 29:

Commentary by Allison Danger and Sienna

Team Blue Nation (Charli Evans and Jessica Troy) vs. The Killer Baes (Heather Monroe and Laura James)

Andrew Everett vs. Mia Yim

Bones of Contention (Ray Lyn and Karen Q) vs. Britt Baker (Representing Fire and Nice)

Four Way Elimination Match: “The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez vs. “The Crown Jewel” Kimber Lee vs. Shazza McKenzie vs. Kris Wolf

Paradise Lost (Raven’s Ash and Dust) with Rosemary vs. Fight for Evers (Rachael Ellering and Taya Valkyrie)

Nicole Matthews and Ayoka Muhara vs. Wily Smilies (Kylie Rae and Miranda Alize)

Phoenix of RISE Championship: (C) Delilah Doom vs. “The Ballsy Badass” Shotzi Blackheart

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Now available for subscribers at riseascent.com: RISE – ASCENT, Episode 9 – A Diamond’s First Defense! This episode will also be available for subscribers at twitch.tv/risedtwa later this morning.

The Main Event this week features the first defense of The Phoenix of RISE Championship by Tessa Blanchard against challenger Madison Rayne! After winning the vacated title in a grueling 30 Minute Iron Woman Match against Mercedes Martinez, Blanchard looks to continue to prove Tessa is Forever. In recent matches on IMPACT on POP TV, Madison is 2-0 against Tessa. Will Madison Rayne add yet another title to her impressive resume? Or, will Tessa Blanchard show why she is Undeniable?

Also this week, Bones of Contention have always been at odds with one another, but in recent weeks, it seems they are almost at war. Can they bring it together to take on Team Blue Nation? It’s a battle of one well-oiled tag team machine vs. a machine with clearly grinding gears.

Shazza McKenzie debuts on ASCENT this week taking on Miranda Alize. Miranda has been on a hot streak in one-on-one competition on ASCENT. Can she keep it alive against a world class competitor like Shazza?

Find out all these answers plus hear from Alicia Atout with Allie on the topic of The Killer Death Machines!

Don’t miss a beat, subscribe at riseascent.com today for just $4.99 per month!

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Beginning Wednesday, August 8 at 9 PM Eastern, 8 PM Central, RISE will stream the first five episodes of RISE – ASCENT for FREE at twitch.tv/risedtwa! These five episodes each Wednesday will build to a special event Sunday, September 9 beginning at 8 PM Eastern, 7 PM Central when we will stream RISE 8 – OUTBACK, also at twitch.tv/risedtwa!

“This is a critical time for RISE to grow our fanbase worldwide. There is more chatter than ever from fans asking for a weekly platform for women’s wrestling, and we need to let as many people as possible know we have been and are doing just that,” said RISE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey.

In an effort to gauge global interest and viability of long-term success, we will begin with Episodes 1-5 and build up to the special presentation of RISE 8 – OUTBACK September 9. Our goal is to reach more new fans than ever while still protecting the interests of our loyal subscriber bases of riseascent.com and twitch.tv/risedtwa. The newest episodes of RISE – ASCENT will still be available exclusively to subscribers of each platform.

Coming up next Wednesday on Episode 1 of RISE – ASCENT:

Paradise Lost, the team of Raven’s Ash and Dust with Rosemary vs. Kate Carney and Riley Shepard

Flight of The Phoenix: A Video Profile on Phoenix of RISE Champion Delilah Doom

Alicia Atout interviews Kimber Lee

“The Fallen Flower” Kikyo vs. Xia Brookside

Alicia Atout interviews Shotzi Blackheart

Main Event: Kimber Lee vs. Shotzi Blackheart

Please share with women’s wrestling fans everywhere. They need wish no longer for weekly women’s wrestling. They need look no further. It’s already here!

We’ll see everyone Wednesdays starting August 8 at 9 PM Eastern!

 

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The World Class Development Seminar as part of RISE 10 – INSANITY October 19, kicking off the SHIMMER Weekend is now open for registration. This outing, Volume 1 OGs, will feature four facilitators who we will announce over the coming weeks.

For our first facilitator, we are thrilled to announce the return to RISE of Cheerleader Melissa! This will be Melissa’s second World Class Development Seminar with us after facilitating RISE 6 with Kris Wolf and the legendary Bull Nakano. In addition to aiding our mission in Developing Tomorrow’s Women Athletes, Cheerleader Melissa will be selecting her opponent for the RISE 10 – INSANITY Live Event direct from the Prospective Talent Pool!

Who else will join Melissa to facilitate Volume 1 OGs? Stay tuned to this website and our Social Media to find out!

To register for this seminar, please visit rise-wrestling.com/seminar.

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We have spent a great deal of time today making some highly requested enhancements and improvements to our streaming platform, riseascent.com. This site is not only home to new episodes of RISE – ASCENT every Wednesday, but also our entire video archive of past events.

We have now added chapter markers for all matches, interviews, segments and video packages. Now, for fans seeking specific wrestlers or teams, navigating the site will be easier than ever! Want to binge on Rosemary or Toni Storm matches? Simply type their names into the search field and click “chapters” and have every match at your fingertips.

Also, development is nearly complete for RISE – ASCENT Apps for both Android and iOS platforms, putting RISE on the vast majority of smartphones and tablets on the market! Once development has finished, we merely await the approval processes and RISE should be in App Stores worldwide!

A bit further down the road, we are in pre-development phases that will bring RISE – ASCENT to Apple TV and Roku devices.

Soon, RISE will be available on virtually all internet-connected devices!

Happy searching, and happy streaming, all via riseascent.com!

 

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It is a call no one ever wants to receive from someone they care deeply about. As many of our fans know, I have received four of those calls in the last two weeks. Four women who have been integral parts of RISE have been injured, all at possibly the most inopportune times of them all – before or during their first tours of Japan with World Wonder Ring STARDOM.

As stated before, NOTHING is more important to me than the health and well being of our talent, period. Every one of these calls has been heartbreaking. Put them all together, and it just seems unreal.

Delilah Doom, Shotzi Blackheart and Kikyo have been with us since RISE 1. Kylie Rae joined us at RISE 5. The genuine joy in their eyes when I told all four they were going to Japan, in front of a live, sold out Los Angeles audience, was something I will never forget. It is very high on my list for all-time wrestling moments. To see what that meant to all four women in that moment was truly unforgettable.

Tonight, I ask the wrestling community spread the word of a special Twitch Stream we will be hosting tonight, highlighting the RISE Careers of these four wonderful women. Let’s showcase the careers of some of professional wrestling’s brightest up and coming stars.

The RISE Twitch Channel, twitch.tv/risedtwa, has been outfitted with a PayPal donation button that will remain active all day and throughout tonight’s stream. Funds raised through this button will be dispersed evenly amongst the girls to assist in covering medical expenses and to compensate for lost earnings due to injuries.

Additionally, money raised through Twitch Bits today will also be distributed amongst the girls.

Tonight, we celebrate four wonderful women. And tonight, we prepare for just how amazing the epic returns of all four will be.

Wrestling community, please share, retweet, etc. Twitch Community, we appreciate as much hosting and sharing as possible.

And all, please discuss and share using the hashtag #RISEonTwitch.

I look forward to seeing everyone tonight.

Regards,

Kevin

Matches on deck… (not necessarily in streaming order…)

RISE 2 – ASCENT

Kikyo enters the Saraya Knight open challenge

Shotzi Blackheart vs. Mercedes Martinez

Delilah Doom vs. Phoenix of RISE Champion Angel Dust

RISE 3 – MEDIC

Kikyo vs. Jewells Malone

Delilah Doom vs. Rosemary

RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE

Phoenix of RISE Champion Shotzi Blackheart vs. Delilah Doom

RISE 5 – RISING SUN

Kylie Rae vs. Nicole Savoy

RISE 6 – BRUTALITY

Kikyo vs. Cheerleader Melissa (And the rebirth of Gokumon-to)

Kylie Rae vs. Deonna Purrazzo

What is RISE?

What will its place be in the history books?

What value does it add to the here and now as well as the future of professional wrestling?

Let’s take a look at the last seven days…

Friday, July 6 we held a World Class Development Seminar in Villa Park, IL with Saraya Knight, one of the most revered talents from the United Kingdom, matriarch of the famed Knight Dynasty. For a small, but mighty group in suburban Chicago, a full day of training was held, making one of wrestling’s brilliant minds from a world away available right here in their backyard. For those in attendance, they were schooled in the ins and outs of British Strong Style Wrestling and received an educational opportunity like no other. One attendee would go on to make her in-ring debut for RISE at the weekend’s ASCENT Tapings. Another would have her first opportunity to be part of the performance in front of live audiences at both RISE 9 and RISE – ASCENT.

Saturday, July 7, after much challenge and change in the days and hours leading into the event, we teamed with IMPACT Wrestling to present a Live Stream on Twitch, putting our brand of entertainment in front of more eyes than have ever seen our product before. All talents delivered above and beyond what were already high expectations. The First Guardians of RISE Tag Team Champions were crowned in the form of Paradise Lost, Raven’s Ash and Dust with their mentor Rosemary in their corner. And the night ended with Tessa Blanchard, competing for the second time in one night, this time in a 30 Minute Iron Woman Match with Mercedes Martinez. After going the distance, Tessa, Undeniable and standing tall, was The Fourth Phoenix of RISE Champion. The VOD is already among the most-watched videos on IMPACT’s Twitch Channel. Can we set a new record?

Sunday, July 8, we taped seven episodes of RISE – ASCENT. One of our boldest moves, one that may perhaps prove to have been overly ambitious, but something we are not letting go. What this weekly platform has already meant and can possibly mean for women’s wrestling and the development of its talent is too profound, and we have all fought to keep the show alive. What fans saw at these tapings was already an amazing several weeks of content. What was shot before and after the in-ring action adds even more value, tells so much more story. We indeed saw the ascent of several key talents, twists and turns in character evolution and even said farewell to one of our own.

Thursday, July 12, four women who once took a chance on a Seminar concept called RISE landed in Tokyo, Japan, readying for their first tours with World Wonder Ring STARDOM, considered by most to be the top women’s wrestling promotion in the country.

And just minutes away from this writing, The Second Phoenix of RISE, “The Ballsy Badass” Shotzi Blackheart makes her worldwide television debut on IMPACT Wrestling on POP TV.

This is what our team has been able to do with one week.

Our work has to continue.

It must continue.

We continue to fight to ensure we will go on.

And we cannot do this without spreading the word of RISE, reaching as many fans out there as we can.

Help us.

Share the word of RISE.

Show them the amazing event that was RISE 9 – RISE of The Knockouts, streaming for FREE Here:
Watch RISE of the Knockouts – IMPACT Wrestling and RISE July 7th from IMPACTWrestling on www.twitch.tv

Let fans know how to access our video archive and weekly ASCENT Episodes at riseascent.com and twitch.tv/risedtwa.

Send visitors to our company store: pipeline.ecwid.com.

And follow us on all Social Media Platforms: @RISEdtwa.

Tonight, we take a giant leap into the next step in our evolution.

And we continue to need your help and support.

We’ve made a lot of noise in under two years as a company.

And it’s time we made a little more…