July 8 in Naperville, IL, we will tape the next 8 Episodes of RISE – ASCENT, our weekly program available to subscribers at riseascent.com and twitch.tv/risedtwa. Just look at the talent and these matches. This day of wrestling is insane!

Just look at this card so far!

Tessa Blanchard vs. Madison Eagles! (Should Madison Eagles and Nicole Matthews move on to The Guardians of RISE Tag Team Championships, title obligations will be additional matches, not altering those already announced.)

Deonna Purrazzo vs. Kylie Rae! (Should Kylie Rae and Miranda Alize move on to The Guardians of RISE Tag Team Championships, title obligations will be additional matches, not altering those already announced.)

Mercedes Martinez vs. Miranda Alize! (Should Miranda Alize and Kylie Rae move on to The Guardians of RISE Tag Team Championships, title obligations will be additional matches, not altering those already announced.)

Jessicka Havok with Nevaeh vs. Allie!

Tessa Blanchard vs. Shazza McKenzie!

Bones of Contention vs Team Blue Nation (Should Bones of Contention or Team Blue Nation move on to The Guardians of RISE Tag Team Championships, the titles will be defended.)

Mercedes Martinez vs. Madison Eagles!

Also appearing…

Phoenix of RISE Delilah Doom

IMPACT Knockouts Champion Su Yung

Shotzi Blackheart

Saraya Knight

Kris Wolf

Kimber Lee

Shazza McKenzie


Paradise Lost with Rosemary


Fire and Nice

Twizted Sisterz

And more!

Tickets: pipeline.ecwid.com


July 7 will be a HUGE day for Women’s Wrestling in the Chicago market in Naperville, IL as RISE Teams with IMPACT Wrestling to present RISE 9 – RISE of The Knockouts, streaming worldwide at IMPACT on Twitch!

In a match that has already garnered much attention on social media, Knockouts Champion Su Yung defends against Saraya Knight in a Falls Count Anywhere Match! These two women have a brutal history, and we expect this match to be no different. “The Bloody Undead Bride,” was, in fact born from a violent feud with Saraya Knight. Creator vs. Creation, Falls Count Anywhere!

Tessa Blanchard continues her momentum in RISE coming off victories over Britt Baker on RISE – ASCENT Episode 2 and Shotzi Blackheart at RISE 7.5. Will the speed and unorthodox fighting tactics of Kris Wolf be enough to prove that Tessa might not be truly Undeniable?

“The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez returns to RISE, this time taking on IMPACT Knockout Allie. Martinez looks to get back on the winning track after what many considered an upset loss to Britt Baker at RISE 7.5 – STEEL. Allie has come to RISE for world class competition, and she getting just that. But one cannot help but wonder, with The Bunny and The Demon together in the same place, this time in another layer of the Multiverse, is Allie ready for all she may encounter in Naperville?

One of the most decorated Knockouts in IMPACT history debuts at RISE 9 as Madison Rayne takes on “The Fallen Flower” Kikyo. Madison is invested in helping RISE as we continue our mission of Developing Tomorrow’s Women Atheltes, wanting to help new talent learn and grow. Kikyo has had much to say on this match, look for a video from her in the very near future.

And that’s only HALF the card!

We know that four of these teams from RISE 8 will move on to the Four Corners Elimination Tag Team Match at RISE 9 to determine the first-ever Guardians of RISE Tag Team Champions!

And let’s not forget The Phoenix of RISE Championship will be defended by whoever holds the title coming out of RISE 8 where Delilah Doom defends against Shotzi Blackheart!

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Also appearing…

Shazza McKenzie

Kimber Lee

Twizted Sisterz (Thunder Rose and Holidead)

Plus possible debuts and returns from our Seminar July 6 with Saraya Knight!

Get your tickets now: pipeline.ecwid.com


RISE – ASCENT, the new, weekly episodic platform for RISE now comes to more platforms than ever before. In addition to riseascent.com, we will now offer new Episodes of RISE -ASCENT every Wednesday to subscribers of our Twitch Channel, twitch.tv/risedtwa.

Through the Twitch Platform, Episodes of RISE – ASCENT will be more easily accessible on all varieties of smartphones and tablets via Twitch’s official applications. Twitch also opens up a world of new ways for fans to watch each week. Both Twitch Official applications as well as support third-party apps make our content available on Apple TV, Android TV, Roku and many varieties of Smart TVs. Twitch also brings RISE home to most of today’s most popular video game consoles, including Playstation and Xbox.

Episodes 1-3 are now available to all Twitch Subscribers. By Sunday, we expect to have the full library of past events available for Twitch Subscribers.

Both riseascent.com and twitch.tv/risedtwa subscriptions are currently priced at $4.99.

It is a great day for RISE as we are now able to bring our brand of Women’s Wrestling into more homes and portable devices than ever before!


RISE 7 – SENSATION kicked off with the first match in The Tag Team Awakening, beginning a laser focus from RISE in rejuvenating Women’s Tag Team Wrestling. Before the opening contest, Gail Kim and Kevin Harvey revealed that July 7, IMPACT and RISE would come together to co-promote RISE 9 – RISE of The Knockouts in Naperville, IL. And at this LIVE on Twitch Special, RISE will crown the first Guardians of RISE Tag Team Champions!

At RISE 8 – OUTBACK June 29 in Los Angeles, four tag team matches will take place:

Team Blue Nation vs. The Killer Baes

Bones of Contention vs. Fire and Nice

Paradise Lost with Rosemary vs. Fight for Evers

The Worst Best Friends vs. Wily Smilies

All talents on these teams are on reserve for RISE 9 July 7. The winners of these four matches will move onto the most important Tag Team Match in RISE to date.

In a Four Corners Elimination Match, the winning four teams from RISE 8 will face off in one contest. If one member of a team takes a fall, both members of the team are eliminated. The last team standing shall be logged in the history books as the first Guardians of RISE Tag Team Champions!

Don’t miss this HUGE joint venture between IMPACT and RISE Saturday, July 7 in Naperville, IL near Chicago! Front Row is nearly sold out, tickets available at pipeline.ecwid.com.

And don’t forget, July 8, we will be taping several episodes of our new, weekly program RISE – ASCENT. New episodes drop every Wednesday at riseascent.com. Episodes 1-2 are available now! Two matches already signed for these tapings include Deonna Purrazzo vs. Kylie Rae in a rematch from RISE 6 and Madison Eagles taking on Tessa Blanchard!

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We have been able to lower the cost of production for all DVDs and Blu-rays of RISE Live Events. As a result, we want to pass the savings onto our fans!

Effective immediately, all DVD and Blu-rays of RISE Events  are available for only $10 + Shipping and Handling (and tax where applicable)! If you are a collector of physical media, now is the time to start or complete your RISE Collection with these new, lower prices!

Prices are already in effect at pipeline.ecwid.com!

Those with pending pre-orders of RISE 7.5 – STEEL will be refunded the difference in pricing when your items are shipped.

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This Wednesday, the Women of RISE are back with Episode 2 of our new, weekly platform, RISE – ASCENT, available exclusively at riseascent.com.

The Killer Death Machines debut in RISE with Nevaeh in singles action with Jessicka Havok in her corner taking on Tasha Steelz. What mission do the Death Machines have in RISE? Can Steelz overcome the numbers advantage?

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The Bones of Contention, always at war with one another first and all others second, make their way to ASCENT. In this outing, Ray Lyn has Karen Q in her corner as she takes on “Double D” Rose. Are the Bones of Contention ready with a counter attack to the woman known as “The Weapon of Ass Destruction?”

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And in the Main Event of Episode 2, “Undeniable” Tessa Blanchard faces IWC Women’s Champion Britt Baker. The title is not on the line, but a great deal more is. Blanchard and Baker are no strangers to one another. Who will come out on top in this latest installment of the battle of Blanchard vs. Baker?

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Also on this episode is another installment in the popular Flight of The Phoenix Series, this time profiling former Phoenix of RISE Champion, “The Ballsy Badass” Shotzi Blackheart.

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Do not miss all the action every Wednesday! Subscribe today at riseascent.com!


RISE is very pleased to announce that beginning August 31 in the Chicago area, we will launch RISE – FIRST CLASS, the first group of beginners’ training classes, effectively launching the RISE School of Wrestling!

We get emails and messages often asking if we have a training school, enough that it made sense to begin exploring what our options may be. After working with and evaluating several schools in the Midwest, we will be working on conjunction with the Purgatory/Freelance Wrestling Academy in Villa Park, IL. Purgatory is an ongoing training facility for several active Chicago area wrestlers as well as some intermediate and advanced students not yet wrestling in matches. It has also been the Chicago area ongoing training ground for RISE Roster Members Phoenix of RISE Champion Delilah Doom, Shotzi Blackheart and Kylie Rae. Saraya Knight has even taken the Purgatory kids to school as a guest training on several occasions.

Handling the in-ring training for will be Bryce Benjamin. Handling non-wrestling training will be RISE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey. Additional wrestling talent from the Midwest are on-board to assist with training as available, including current IMPACT Knockout Sienna and others to be announced in time.

“I have spent a great deal of time in the last year observing with and working with Bryce Benjamin and the students at Purgatory. Bryce is a solid hand in the ring and very capable as a trainer. He and I have been talking a long time about this concept as a possibility. We have finally agreed the time will soon be right,” said Harvey.

And that time is August 31, the first outing of RISE – FIRST CLASS, the first group of trainees of the collaboration between the RISE School of Wrestling and Purgatory/Freelance Wrestling Academy!

Interested wrestlers, please email kevin@wrestlingpipeline.com, subject RISE – FIRST CLASS for more information.

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Due to circumstances beyond the control of RISE, our Seminar with TJ Wilson scheduled for June 23 in Chicago has been cancelled.

TJ informed us, “Unfortunately on my end, I did not take the proper steps into assuring I would be able to make the obligation. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. This was not in any way intentional.”

All Seminar attendees have already been refunded through their original means of payment. For those who have already made plans to travel to Chicago, we have a few possible alternate Seminars that can be arranged. Please email kevin@wrestlingpipeline.com for options and information.


Former Phoenix of RISE Champion, “The Ballsy Badass” Shotzi Blackheart has been selected by Producers of IMPACT Wrestling to receive an opportunity at this Saturday’s Television Tapings in Windsor, Ontario. Shotzi was chosen for this opportunity after making a tremendous impression upon IMPACT Management at both the Lights, Camera, Action: The Art of TV Seminar and RISE – ASCENT Tapings May 11-12 in Pittsburgh.

“This is a moment of tremendous pride for all of us at RISE,” said RISE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey. “Shotzi has put in countless hours of training and gym time, endless miles by road and by air, all to become better, all to find more opportunities to wrestle with the very best. And now, a big opportunity is before her. I cannot wait to see what comes of it.”

A number of talents were evaluated by IMPACT  Management for this opportunity. For this round of tapings, there was only one opening. However, several doors could be open for several RISE talents in the future.

“I have been part of a number of conversations with IMPACT officials about a number of our girls. This weekend, Shotzi will become the first from the RISE to receive such an opportunity. I would bet anything that she will not be the last,” said Harvey.

Congratulations, Shotzi Blackheart! Go show IMPACT fans worldwide the true meaning of Ballsy!


Matching the side plates of their sister The Phoenix, still standing out as their own. July 7 at RISE 9 – RISE of The Knockouts in Naperville, IL near Chicago, the first two Guardians shall RISE!

In a co-promoted event with IMPACT Wrestling that will be streamed LIVE worldwide on Twitch, the Tag Team Awakening continues, reaching a crucial point in our history, the crowning of our first-ever RISE Tag Team Champions, The Guardians of RISE. Four big Tag Team matches will take place June 29 at RISE 8 – OUTBACK in South Gate, CA near Los Angeles. Of the winning four teams, one of those will become The Guardians at RISE 9.

But, who will it be? At RISE 8 we will see…

The Worst Best Friends, Madison Eagles and Nicole Matthews vs. Wily Smilies, Kylie Rae and Miranda Alize

Paradise Lost, Heart of SHIMMER Champion Dust and Raven’s Ash with “The Demon Assassin” Rosemary vs. Fight for Evers, Rachael Ellering and Taya Valkyrie

Bones of Contention, Karen Q and Ray Lyn vs Fire and Nice, Britt Baker and Chelsea Green

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

The Tag Team Awakening has been an important part of the vision of RISE. Join us to see just how serious we are about this mission!

Tickets for both RISE 8 and RISE 9 are currently available at pipeline.ecwid.com.