As announced by IMPACT Hall of Famer and Knockouts Producer Gail Kim and RISE Executive Producer Kevin Harvey at RISE 7 last Friday, IMPACT and RISE will be promoting a joint venture in Naperville, IL known as RISE 9 – RISE of the Knockouts! This IMPACT on Twitch Special happens July 7! Tickets are now on sale at pipeline.ecwid.com.

At RISE of the Knockouts, we will crown the first ever Guardians of RISE – The RISE Tag Team Champions! The first wave of talent announcements include…

Phoenix of RISE Champion Delilah Doom

Thunder Rosa

Shotzi Blackheart

Fire and Nice – Britt Baker and Chelsea Green

Paradise Lost – Melanie Cruise and Heart of SHIMMER Champion Dust with Rosemary

Bones of Contention – Karen Q and Ray Lyn

Wily Smilies – Kylie Rae and Miranda Alize

And many more TBA, including representatives of IMPACT’s Knockouts Division!

Then, July 8, we tape the next six episodes of RISE – ASCENT, our weekly program of women’s wrestling, first-run episodes available exclusively at riseascent.com and later on Global Wrestling Network. RISE  – ASCENT episodes begin May 30. Tickets for RISE – ASCENT Tapings also now on sale at pipeline.ecwid.com.

Both days will take place at the Illinois Basketball Academy located at 460 Industrial Drive in Naperville, IL. IBA is just a brief walk from the Route 59 Metra Train Station and just off the IL 59 Exit of I-88.

We look forward to packing the house for two amazing days of women’s professional wrestling!


This has been a rough week for us, but we’d like to turn the one negative into a whole lot more positives for RISE and, more importantly, our fans! As such, we have several exciting updates for our Meet and Greet being held at 6:30 PM this Friday, April 13 in Berwyn, IL as part of RISE 7 – SENSATION!

First of all, the Meet and Greet will now be open to ALL ticket holders for RISE 7 – SENSATION! The VIP Portions of the Meet and Greet will be happening inside the rails at ringside. VIP Passes will be required to enter the line inside the rails.

Second, those who had purchased VIP Passes before this week’s changes, we will still honor the original promotion of a personalized 8×10 provided by RISE and in-ring photo op with WWE Hall of Famer Madusa and IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Famer Gail Kim. This photo is a very unique opportunity as this is the only time Madusa and Gail Kim have ever appeared together in any capacity.

Additional VIP Options are now available on the home page at pipeline.ecwid.com.

Autographed 8×10 of Madusa – $20

Individual In-Ring Photo with Madusa – $20

Autographed 8×10 and Individual Photo with Madusa – $30

Autographed 8×10 of Gail Kim – $20

Individual In-Ring Photo with Gail Kim – $20

Autographed 8×10 and Individual Photo with Gail Kim – $30

Additional Signed Items by Either Madusa or Gail Kim – $10 per item, up to 3 items

Outside the rails, we will have many guests as well with photos and merchandise available at prices set by the talents. All advertised talents from RISE 7 will be on hand as well as many from SHIMMER Women Athletes Volumes 101-104 Saturday and Sunday who have not been advertised to appear at RISE including former SHIMMER Champion “The Rate Tank” Kelly Skater! This will also be your chance to get to know the members of the RISE 7 Prospective Talent Pool from our Seminar!

Important to note, a few talents will ONLY be available Friday, April 13: Joey Ryan, Taya Valkyrie and Thunder Rosa.

For RISE and SHIMMER fans, think of this as SUPER Intermission now that it is open to all. VIPs will get to enter inside the rails for the VIP Experience Packages.

We look forward to seeing you all at RISE 7 – SENSATION!


After working with the Berwyn Eagles Club to add additional seating for RISE 7 – SENSATION Friday, April 13, we have once again SOLD OUT this event. There will be no more added seating. If, and this is a hearty if, we are able to allow more people in the building the day of the show on a walk-up ticket, it will be standing room only.

For those who do not want to miss out on the action, subscribe today to riseascent.com. The Hard Camera Live Stream of RISE 7 with Commentary by Veda Scott and Sienna will be included in the $4.99 monthly subscription.

Thank you Chicago fans and those traveling to the area for already making this another landmark event for RISE. Our second sellout in advance feels good, especially on our “home court” in Berwyn!


Announced during this week’s Episode 3 of Women on the RISE with Nicole Matthews, we have made a few changes to our LIVE Podcast Recording and Women’s Wrestling Meet and Greet Friday, April 6 at the Royal St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.

First and foremost, this event will now be FREE Entry, but is limited to 100 total attendees at one time. Though entry will be free, merchandise purchased from talent and promotions on hand will be available, but at prices set by the individuals selling.

We have also moved the times up to a 12 PM start and will run until 3:30 PM.

Then, we are excited to join IMPACT Wrestling at 4:30 PM for their Redemption Press Conference.

There’s a lot going on Friday, April 6, including a few announcements we are hoping to break during the day as well!

We hope to see many of you in New Orleans!


Now through end of day Sunday, April 1, we are having one of our lowest priced DVD and Blu-ray sales to date! All RISE DVDs are now just $10, Blu-ray $15 at pipeline.ecwid.com. For those who prefer to watch our events on physical media or collectors out there, this is the best time to buy DVDs and Blu-rays from RISE!

Take advantage of these savings, and build your wrestling video collection with RISE- Developing Tomorrow’s Women Athletes!

The day is getting closer to what will be a historic day for RISE and, hopefully, one for all of Women’s Wrestling. Saturday, May 12 in Pittsburgh, we will tape the first six installments of our new, weekly episodic program RISE – ASCENT! Beginning at 1 PM, this will be a very full day of action!

We will begin taping Episode 1 at 1 PM. Each episode will be approximately 45-60 minutes in length, so we are looking at roughly 6 hours of matches featured today’s best and tomorrow’s brightest Women Wrestlers!

This is going to be a long, amazing day for all involved, but talent and fans alike will need a few breaks. We will take a few shorter intermissions throughout the day with one, longer primary intermission at the conclusion of Episode 3.

Each Episode will have “at least one” marquee match advertised ahead of the tapings. We will also have a many, many bouts that will be determined during the course of our Lights, Camera, ACTION: The Art of TV Seminar being held May 11 as well as other advertised talents with matches not yet announced. You can expect to see several talents wrestling more than once during the course of this taping.

Matches already set for the day…

Episode 1: IWC Women’s Champion Britt Baker vs. Tessa Blanchard

Episode 2: Kimber Lee vs. Shotzi Blackheart

Episode 3: Phoenix of RISE Champion Delilah Doom (If still champion after defending against Deonna Purrazzo at RISE 7 April 13) vs. Jessicka Havok

Episode 6: Mercedes Martinez vs. Deonna Purrazzo.

Also Appearing:

SHIMMER Champion Nicole Savoy

“The Fallen Flower” Kikyo


Paradise Lost: Rosemary and Dust

Bones of Contention: Karen Q and Ray Lyn

Commentary by IMPACT Knockout Sienna

And many more to come!

“There will be many different ways we feature talents during RISE – ASCENT Episodes. Between what we have already announced, things we have not announced yet and Prospective Talents from the LCA Seminar, I cannot wait to see what our crew is able to create. Plus, with so many of the key minds both in front of and behind the camera with IMAPCT, this new extension of the RISE brand should be truly special,” said RISE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey.

RISE – ASCENT Episodes will ave their first run exclusively to monthly subscribers of at riseascent.com. Priced at $4.99 a month, subscribers will not only enjoy the entire library of previous RISE Live Events, they will also be able to Live Stream RISE 7 – SENSATION April 13 AND be the first to see RISE – ASCENT.

We look forward to having many of you be part of our history May 12. Tickets available now at pipeline.ecwid.com.

Also on sale at pipeline.ecwid.com, VIP Passes for RISE – ASCENT. VIP includes early entry to the event, an in-ring photo with all the talents of RISE as well as IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame Knockout Gail Kim and your choice of 1 DVD or Blu-ray of a previous RISE Live Event. Pricing and more details available in the store.


The relationship between IMPACT Wrestling and RISE grows stronger each day. We are excited for many reasons, not the least of which is having IMPACT Hall of Famer and Knockouts Producer Gail Kim as part of Developing Tomorrow’s Women Athletes!

We are equally excited for the opportunity this will present fans too! During our full, mid-day intermission during the RISE – ASCENT Tapings May 12, Gail will be available for a Meet and Greet!

Gail will be available for Autographs: $20, Photo Ops: $20 or Autograph/Photo Op Combo for $30.

We will be handling all sales for the Meet and Greet with Gail the day of the event. 

RISE – ASCENT is going to be a big day for our company and an important part of our history. Get your tickets today at pipeline.ecwid.com to be a part of this full day of women’s wrestling!

Full, mid-day intermission will take place after the conclusion of taping Episode 3 of RISE – ASCENT. We will have several shorter intermissions throughout the day as we are taping 6 Episodes in all.

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The RISE 7 – SENSATION World Class Development Seminar with Mercedes Martinez, Kris Wolf and Bull Nakano April 13 is SOLD OUT! We are very happy to see how many women have turned out to invest in their development with RISE! With several opportunities open in the card for the Live Event, who from will be selected from the Prospective Talent Pool?

We have had a few cancellations and new additions in the last two weeks. So, for those keeping updated lists, please compare closely to previous releases of Talent Pool names.

Your Prospective Talent Pool for RISE 7 – SENSATION:



Harlow O’Hara

Jenna Van Muscles

Tesha Price

Charlie Kruel

Stefany Sinclair

Dementia D’Rose

Indi Hartwell

Allie Gato

Rachelle Riveter

Cici Galavis

Nina Monet

Anna Angle

Queen Aminata

Robyn Reid

Trixie Tash

Valentina Loca

Willow Nightingale

Joseline Navarro

Sophie King

Paloma Starr


Friday, April 6 at 2 PM RISE presents our first LIVE Recording of Women on the RISE, our new podcast that dropped last week. So far, our first two episodes were “The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez and Allison Danger. Episode 3 features Nicole Matthews and Episode 4 we are joined by “The Demon Assassin” herself, Rosemary.

The scene of Women on the RISE LIVE is the Royal St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans. Not only will be recording the podcast live, this will also be a Meet and Greet with many of today’s best and tomorrow’s brightest women independent wrestlers! The overall event will run until 5 PM.

The first guests include…

SHIMMER Champion Nicole Savoy, Leva Bates, Veda Scott, Shotzi Blackheart, Miranda Alize and Valentina Loca. Many more names are expected to be announced in the coming days.

All tickets include entry to the Meet and Greet and attending the podcast recording and are $30, available at pipeline.ecwid.com. Merchandise from the individual talents will be available at prices set by the talents.