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One of the top stories coming out of RISE 6 – BRUTALITY was the rekindling of the legendary feud between Madusa, aka WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Alundra Blayze and the iconic Bull Nakano. What we were expecting was Shotzi Blackheart managed by Madusa vs. Kris Wolf managed by Bull Nakano. Nakano had much deeper plans December 1.

An attack on Cheerleader Melissa by Kikyo, Kris Wolf and Dynamite DiDi was revealed to  have been orchestrated by Bull Nakano, handing down the legacy of Gokumon-to to a new generation of women wrestlers. Later that night, Nakano would become quite involved in Kris Wolf’s defeat of Shotzi Blackheart, even seeing Bull’s utilization of nunchaku on the former Phoenix of RISE.

Madusa had seen enough, entering the ring with a chair before being separated from Nakano by officials. A challenge was laid out: Gokumon-to vs. Deuce’s Alliance of Cheerleader Melissa, Shotzi Blackheart and one more member to be determined. The challenge was accepted and the match goes down April 13 in Berwyn, IL at RISE 7.

Madusa has thought long and hard and reviewed all RISE Footage. She has informed management how she will make the decision of her team’s final member.

Madusa will select the final member of Deuce’s Alliance from The Prospective Talent Pool from the RISE 7 – SENSATION World Class Development Seminar. Madusa will be observing the World Class Development Seminar first-hand, looking for a new, young talent who is ready to break out.

This is quite an opportunity for anyone in The Prospective Talent Pool! Who will be hand-picked to complete the team? And what team will prevail?

Will it be Gokumon-to with the advantage as they have been conspiring for months?

Or, will this wild card entrant throw off the balance in favor of Deuce’s Alliance?

Get your tickets now for RISE 7 – SENSATION Friday, April 13 in Berwyn, IL. Reserved seating is almost gone. Front Row is sold out. Second Row only  has 5 left as of this writing. Third row has a handful remaining. Don’t forget about the VIP Meet and Greet prior to the Live Event with Madusa and Bull Nakano!

General Admission also available for just $10!

All tickets and VIP Passes on sale at pipeline.ecwid.com.

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We are elated to announce our newest partner, International Wrestling Cartel in Pittsburgh! In conjunction with IWC, we will present our newest variety of Seminar and Live Event, the first installment of RISE – Lights, Camera, ACTION: The Art of TV Series!

This new Seminar series will be focused on training and developing wrestlers and wrestling personalities skills and abilities specific to performing in a television taping environment. Training will cover facets of in-ring performance and beyond.

Facilitators for these Seminars will include industry veterans currently involved in wrestling television production and those with longstanding history and world renown experience as writers, producers and talents with some of the business’ top televised brands.

The first RISE – LCA Seminar takes place May 11 at IWC’s Iron City Wrestling Academy. This is a full day Seminar and will have multiple facilitators, the first we can confirm today is Jimmy Jacobs.

Jimmy Jacobs returns to RISE, this time lending his nearly 20 years of experience as a formal trainer. Jacobs has vast experience working in some of the highest pressure TV environments. As a writer for WWE, Jacobs was an integral part of creation and execution of weekly, episodic television, including the wildly popular “List of Jericho” and so much more. Jacobs is currently involved with IMPACT Wrestling with roles both on and off camera.

“Jimmy Jacobs’ creative process and attention to detail is something I hope every aspiring wrestler has the chance to see. He has an obvious passion for everything he does. That passion is contagious and helps bring out the best in others. Jimmy being part of our team is incredibly important to what we are trying to do,” said RISE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey.

May 12, we will put talents to the test as this event presented by IWC and RISE will be run not just as a single Live Event. This will be written, performed and executed in the same manner as a television taping, filming several installments of weekly, episodic content. This content will be made available to a worldwide audience at a later date, however we cannot disclose the distribution and viewing details at this time.

What additional facilitators and producers will be part of the first RISE – Lights, Camera, ACTION outing? What talents will be part of the tapings? How will the Prospective Talent Pool of Seminar Participants factor into the equation?

These any many other questions will be answered very soon!

Thank you to our new partners at IWC for helping make all of this possible, adding yet another layer to a very exciting 2018 for RISE!

The vision of RISE Live Events from the very beginning was to utilize today’s best to develop tomorrow’s brightest. At the conclusion of RISE 2 – ASCENT, we were able to find balance for our cards. Roughly one third of the cards would be Featured Talents and Special Guests, another third talent selected directly from our Seminars and one third from an established, core RISE Roster.

The RISE Roster is comprised 100% of talent identified from our World Class Development and RISE on the Road Seminars, talent we have identified to be focal points of stories told in the ring.

At the conclusion of RISE 2, our roster began with six women: Phoenix of RISE Champion Delilah Doom, Dust, Britt Baker, Chelsea Green, Kikyo and Shotzi Blackheart. At RISE 3, we added Deonna Purrazzo and Jewells Malone. After RISE 5, we grew once more adding Jessica Troy, Charli Evans, Kylie and Zoe Lucas. And now, the time has come to grow the roster once more.

As many know, “Big Swole” Aerial Monroe was added to the roster after standing toe-to-toe with SHIMMER Champion Nicole Savoy at RISE 6 – BRUTALITY and outlasting many others in a special Battle Royal at AWS Promotions December 2. That Battle Royal boiled down to a one-on-one contest seeing Aerial defeat Willow Nightingale to solidify her place as a RISE Roster Member.

And now, for the first time we publicly welcome and congratulate the newest additions to the RISE Roster!

Welcome, Heather Monroe! We first met Heather at RISE 1 – IGNITE and would get to know her more at RISE 5 – RISING SUN and RISE 6. And in the short time between RISE 6 and the recent RISE on the Road – Austin, Heather had shown just how hard she’s been working to evolve as a performer, and now will be a permanent fixture in RISE. Rumor has it Heather is also looking to make a go in The Tag Team Awakening. Rumor has it Heather’s prospective partner would be Killer.

Welcome, Ray Lyn! From The German Suplex of DOOM from Shayna Baszler at RISE 1 to being literally dragged about Berwyn by the hair by Saraya Knight at RISE 5, Ray Lyn has proven herself to be tenacious! Always entertaining in the ring, Ray Lyn is not a competitor to be taken lightly. Now, as one half of Bones of Contention with partner Karen Q, Ray Lyn looks to make a big impression in The Tag Team Awakening with her partner despite their…minor differences of opinion…

Welcome, Karen Q! Karen Q walked through the curtain at RISE 5 and immediately commanded the attention of the audience. Fighting against three people at once is a challenge in and of itself, but holding one’s own with Saraya Knight is no small feat. Karen would move on to make further impressions in RISE-sanctioned matches preceding SHIMMER Volume 96 with her…somewhat reluctant tag team partner, Ray Lyn. Now, the ever-argumentative Bones of Contention are both on the roster, ready to make waves in The Tag Team Awakening.

Welcome, Miranda! We met Miranda at the first RISE on the Road Seminar with Sabotage in October 2017. A month later, Miranda had earned the admiration of the Chicago fans, receiving an ovation for her tremendous effort after a targeted attack from Ray Lyn and Karen Q. Miranda’s efforts even earned a nod from Saraya Knight, a nod not easily earned by anyone. Miranda is currently in the midst of a tour with STARDOM in Japan and has been proving herself against some of the world’s best. Now, with Miranda on the roster and her tag team partner Kylie in Wily Smilies, she is surely a competitor to watch closely in the year ahead!

Congratulations to all these wonderful, talented ladies, and thank you for being a part of what we do!

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As part of our ongoing support for Cierra McCauley’s #DancerBeatingCancer campaign to raise awareness and funds for Riley Children’s Foundation, we have made a convenient, one-stop location to view all the challenges to date!

Check them out right here: rise-wrestling.com/dbc.

As more and more talents release their videos on Social Media, please retweet, share and help us spread Cierra’s message through this fun challenge! Please make sure to use the hashtag #DancerBeatingCancer.

For more information about this amazing cause, please visit dancerbeatingcancer.org.

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All video formats on sale through Monday, January 8. Digital Downloads are just $9 each! DVDs just $12, Blu-rays $17!

And if you’re looking for even more savings and want to see the evolution of RISE from our first event to our most recent, check out our bundles. RISE 1 through RISE 6.5 $77 on DVD, $105 on Blu-Ray.

And if you would like our RISE Complete Anthology featuring the GAIN – STAND WITH KNIGHTS Event, $80 on DVD, $110 for Blu-ray (GAIN Event only available on DVD).

Looking to catch up or begin your RISE Video Collection? Take advantage of these savings before they’re gone Monday!

The time has come to make room on our inventory shelves for new merchandise for 2018. So, it’s time to bid farewell to some older favorites. These clearance prices are as low as you will see our wearable merchandise!

Merchandise available in VERY limited quantities in the following products and sizes are:

$20 RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE UK Zipper Hoodies in Sizes L, XL and 2XL Only

$10 RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE UK Unisex Tees in Sizes M and XL Only

$20 RISE 5 RISING SUN Zipper Hoodies in Sizes L, XL and 2XL Only

$10 RISE 5 – RISING SUN Unisex Tees in M and XL  Only

$20 Original RISE Pullover Hoodies in Sizes L, XL and 2XL Only

To make your purchase, click THIS LINK to be taken directly to the clothing section of our store!

Not too long ago, we received an inquiry from a wonderful little girl named Cierra. To say she had our attention right from the start would be accurate.

This was the message we received:

“I am an 11 year old Childhood Cancer Survivor, a competitive dancer here in Indiana originally from Louisville and a huge wrestling fan. I have teamed up with Riley Children’s Hospital to start #dancerbeatingcancer to bring awareness to childhood cancer and raise money for pediatric research. It is a social media challenge just like the ice bucket challenge. I would like to see if one if the lady wrestlers would accept the challenge and help me spread the awareness through the wrestling world. We are having a hard time finding a wrestler. We have the NBA, NFL, and college dance teams running with it, Meghan Trainor just posted about the challenge. With childhood cancer being the leading cause of death in children under the age of 15 and only receives 4% of all research funds, that’s why this why we need to spread the awareness. All you do is go to my website www.dancerbeatingcancer.org. You can use the music on my page or use your own. Upload your video to social media using #dancerbeatingcancer challenge your friends and have fun.”

So that is exactly what we have decided to do. But, when this information was shared with the ladies of RISE and SHIMMER, they agreed upon one thing. We don’t want to see if one of the lady wrestlers will help. We want to get ALL the lady wrestlers we can to help!

And who better to start the RISE and SHIMMER team’s participation in this wonderful campaign than the pioneer of The #DeonnaDance, The Virtuosa herself, Deonna Purrazzo!

Deonna’s video is posted above, and the RISE crew is ready to have fun and help spread Cierra’s wonderful message. Deonna has thrown out the challenge, and we expect a snowball effect from here!

For more information on Cierra, her cause and how you can help, please visit dancerbeatingcancer.org.

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Tickets for RISE 7 – SENSATION are now on sale! All tickets and VIP packages are available in our online store at pipeline.ecwid.com. Tickets prices and VIP Packages are as follows:

Front Row Reserved: $40 each

Second Row Reserved: $40 each

Third Row Reserved: $15 each

General Admission: $10 each

VIP Meet and Greet with Madusa and Bull Nakano: $50

Front Row + VIP: $70 each

Second Row + VIP: $55 each

Third Row + VIP: $50 each

General Admission + VIP: $45 each.

VIP Meet and Greet with Madusa and Bull Nakano includes on personalized, signed 8×10 provided by RISE and one photo op with your own camera. Additional signatures and photos available at $10 per instance.

We hope to see all of you for our Chicago return! Already signed…

Phoenix of RISE Champion Delilah Doom vs. Deonna Purrazzo

“The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez vs. “The Lucha Queen” Taya Valkyrie

Gokumon-to: The Team of Kris Wolf, “The Fallen Flower” Kikyo and Dynamite DiDi lead by Bull Nakano vs. Deuce’s Alliance: The Team of Shotzi Blackheart, Cheerleader Melissa and one more TBD lead by Madusa.

Also appearing: Thunder Rosa, Aerial Monroe, Dust, Britt Baker and many, many more!

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RISE 7 – SENSATION, RISE Co-ed and several RISE on the Road Seminars are now open for registration! Upcoming Seminars now open for registration include:

RISE 7 World Class Development Seminar with Mercedes Martinez, Kris Wolf and Bull Nakano April 13 in Berwyn, IL. Registration fee $150, discounted to $125 for prior attendees of RISE 1-6.

RISE Co-ed with Dr. Tom Prichard February 9 in Chicago, IL. $100 registration fee, open to men, women and all performance roles in professional wrestling.

RISE on the Road will visit Atlanta, GA at the One Fall Power Factory January 18 with RISE Executive Producer Kevin Harvey. $40 fee, discounted to $20 for students of One Fall Power Factory and prior RISE Seminar attendees.

RISE on the Road returns to Austin, TX with Sabotage Wrestling January 19 with Kevin Harvey. $40 fee, discounted to $20 for Sabotage wrestlers and crew and prior RISE Seminar attendees.

To sign up for any of these Seminars, please fill out the appropriate forms at rise-wrestling.com/seminar!

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RISE 6 – BRUTALITY will forever be remembered as one of our most historic events. Many memorable moments were made, not the least of which was an in-ring interview that saw Josh Shibata welcome Kevin Harvey, several members of the RISE Roster, STARDOM USA President Cheerleader Melissa, our interpreter friend Patrick and the President of STARDOM, Mr. Rossy Ogawa.

What may have only been a few minutes surely will be a moment in time never forgotten by anyone present. Raw emotion poured from everyone in the building as Mr. Ogawa announced the formal partnership with RISE, inviting us to Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan July 16, 2018. Then Kevin announced to the live audience and to the roster members at ringside (who were unaware the announcement was being made) that RISE will be sending several talents to Tokyo for STARDOM vs. RISE!

Fans chanted, tears of joy were shed by many as the collaboration of the two promotions was bringing the dreams of many of today’s best up-and-coming women to life – wrestling for the top women’s promotion in Japan!

Representing RISE will be…

Phoenix of RISE Champion Delilah Doom!

Dust!

Shotzi Blackheart!

Kikyo!

Kylie!

and Britt Baker!