We at RISE are not the biggest fans of overly crowded stores, long lines and fights for limited quantities of discounted products. What we would rather do this holiday season is offer a number of great savings on RISE Merchandise. And we would like to start that today with our “Don’t Call It Black Friday” Sale!

Special Prices, Promos and New Items Available NOW at

RISE 5 – RISING SUN now available on DVD $15, Blu-ray $20 and Digital Download $12!

RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE (UK themed) and RISE 5 – RISING SUN (Japanese themed) Tees starting at $15.

RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE (UK themes) and RISE 5 – RISING SUN (Japanese themed) Zip-up hoodies starting at $35.

Original RISE Logo Pullover Hoodies Clearance Priced at just $20 – Sizes L, XL and 2XL only.

RISE 1-3 and GAIN 1 Individual Digital Downloads – $8

RISE 1-3 and GAIN 1 Individual DVDs $12, Blu-rays $17

RISE 1-5 DVD Set $60, RISE 1-5 Blu-ray Set $85

RISE Complete Anthology DVD (Includes GAIN 1 DVD): $72,Blu-ray (RISE 1-5 Blu-ray + GAIN 1 DVD) $97.

RISE Complete Anthology Digital Download (RISE 1-5 and GAIN 1): $50.¬†This deal will require the promo code “ANTHOLOGY” with all six videos in your cart.

5 Pack of Posters $5 – Includes RISE 1, 2, 3, 5 and GAIN 1 (No US Posters of RISE 4 were produced).

Happy shopping, and happy savings from all of us at RISE!




Speaking with the legendary Bull Nakano’s representatives late Thursday, we learned that our already amazing VIP Meet and Greet with Bull and Madusa has just become an even more amazing opportunity! Bull Nakano will be appearing “FULL BULL,” where she will be donning signature robes, makeup and hairstyles from her illustrious career. Bull has made it very clear to us how excited she is to help us in Developing Tomorrow’s Women Athletes. Bull has also made it clear how much she wants to make these VIP events truly memorable experiences for her fans in North America!

Bull will be bringing two uniquely different styles to our December 1 VIP Meet and Greet prior to RISE 6 – BRUTALITY and our December 2 VIP Meet and Greet leading into Madusa’s Full Throttle LIVE!

VIP for RISE 6 doors open at 6:30 PM.

VIP for Full Throttle LIVE doors open at 12:30 PM.

Tickets and VIP on sale now at

VIP Entry includes one signed 8×10 provided by RISE and one photo op. Additional signatures are pictures are available for purchase for $10 each, up to three additional per person.

Other talents on hand for the VIP Meet and Greet, merchandise provided by individual talents at prices they have established:

Phoenix of RISE Champion Delilah Doom

“The Demon Assassin” Rosemary

World of STARDOM Champion and SWA Champion Toni Storm

SHIMMER Champion “The Queen of Suplexes” Nicole Savoy

“The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez

“Lucha Queen” Taya Valkyrie

“Zombie Princess” Jimmy Jacobs

Chelsea Green, aka IMPACT Wrestling’s Laurel Van Ness

Deonna Purrazzo

“The Wounded Owl” LuFisto



Andrew Everett

Ruby Raze


And many more from our Seminar!

Coming out of the RISE 5 – RISING SUN and SHIMMER 96-99 Weekend, we have made additions to the RISE Roster:

Sydney, Australia’s Charli Evans!

Sydney, Australia’s Jessica Troy!

Portsmouth, England’s Zoe Lucas!

Chicago, Illinois’ Kylie!

Our Roster continues to grow and evolve as we begin to explore even more of the world. We look forward to adding even more amazing talents very soon!

These amazing, talented women now join our core team along with Phoenix of RISE and SHIMMER Tag Team Champion Delilah Doom, Shotzi Blackheart, Dust, Kikyo, Britt Baker, Chelsea Green, Deonna Purrazzo and Jewells Malone.

Congratulations, ladies, and welcome to the RISE Roster!



The stakes have been raised in what was already a very high profile match for RISE 6 – BRUTALITY December 1 in South Gate, CA. We have confirmed with officials with STARDOM that “The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez takes on World of STARDOM Champion and SWA Champion Toni Storm and the World of STARDOM Championship is on the line!

We told you we were starting off year two with a BANG, right?!



World of STARDOM Championship at RISE 6!

There’s only one way to see it LIVE, join us in South Gate, CA Friday, December 1! Tickets:


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What an amazing weekend it was! RISE 5 – RISING SUN and SHIMMER 96-99 are now in the history books and forever changed the shape of our company. But we will not take time to rest as we have RISE 6 – BRUTALITY Friday, December 1 in South Gate, California!

The stakes were already high in our World Class Development Seminar with facilitators Cheerleader Melissa, Madusa and Bull Nakano. We have already shared this event would be a scouting opportunity for STARDOM. And we can now confirm the addition of a very special guest for this outing for RISE.

STARDOM President Rossy Ogawa will be in South Gate, CA December 1 to observe the Seminar and Live Event personally!

“We could not be happier to welcome Mr. Ogawa to RISE. STARDOM is one of the most coveted wrestling organizations in the world for women wrestlers. To be able to provide this direct line-of-sight to STARDOM has us more excited than ever before to do what we do in Developing Tomorrow’s Women Athletes,” said RISE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey.

And with the presence of World of STARDOM and SWA Champion Toni Storm and Kris Wolf on the Live Event, there will most definitely be an impression left upon RISE.

Now, we challenge all of our talents and Prospective Talent Pool to step up, because RISE intends to make a profound impression upon STARDOM!

Women wrestlers, there are still openings in our World Class Development Seminar with Cheerleader Melissa, Madusa and Bull Nakano. Registration fee for this Seminar is $150. For more information, please email, Subject: RISE 6.

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What a weekend for Delilah Doom! After sustaining a wrist injury during the RISE 5 -RISING SUN World Class Development Seminar with Madusa and Aja Kong, Delilah became The Third Phoenix of RISE. Not even 24 hours later, Delilah would also win the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship with her Totally Tubular Tag Team partner Leva Bates!

Two landmark moments for Delilah, and truly a landmark moment for RISE.

We take tremendous pride in seeing women discovered through the RISE Program receive opportunities in SHIMMER Women Athletes. To see one of our own move from a member of The Prospective Talent Pool in RISE to titleholder in SHIMMER is a special day indeed.

Congratulations to “The Queen of Aerobics Style” Delilah Doom, Phoenix of RISE Champion AND SHIMMER Tag Team Champion!

Late in the day Monday, we hosted a Facebook Live Video and interactive chat session with fans with several news bites and announcements for this Friday’s RISE 5 – RISING SUN in Berwyn, IL and RISE 6 – BRUTALITY December 1 in South Gate, CA. Not the least of those was a major match announcement made that is sure to get some people talking.

In an Intergender Elimination Tag Team War, we will see Team Lucha Queen, captained by Taya Valkyrie vs. Team Zombie Princess, captained by Jimmy Jacobs! Teams will be either 4-on-4, or 5-on-5. The wild card will be how many people are picked from our World Class Development Seminar earlier in the day facilitated by Cheerleader Melissa, Madusa and Bull Nakano, a Seminar that will be watched very closely by Taya and Jimmy!

“I know this match announcement will rattle some cages, but it’s a necessary step in the evolution of pro wrestling in 2017. I firmly believe there is no dead-set ‘right way’ for independent¬†wrestling to be. It’s a wonderful art that can take many amazing, entertaining forms,” said RISE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey.

Both team captains were given one advance choice for a partner, anyone in the world, within reason. Taya was provided the first pick, and joining Team Lucha Queen will be Andrew Everett!

Who will be Jimmy Jacobs pick? We hope to find out soon!

Add this match to an already crazy card that includes Phoenix of RISE Champion Shotzi Blackheart vs. Kris Wolf, SHIMMER Champion Mercedes Martinez vs. World of Stardom and SWA Champion Toni Storm and LuFisto vs. Dust in a Barbed Wire Bat match!

Plus VIP Meet and Greet with Madusa, Bull Nakano and all the stars of RISE!

Tickets, including VIP Meet and Greet and special combo pricing on sale now at Front Row: SOLD OUT, Second Row $25 (12 left as of this writing) and General Admission $10. VIP: $50, save $5 when purchased with Live Event ticket.

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Many calls, texts and emails were exchanged today between the offices of RISE and IMPACT Wrestling. This is a story of collaboration and devoted people working together to truly do what’s right for the most important people in professional wrestling: our wonderful, loyal fans.

IMPACT officials have arranged to send TAYA VALKYRIE to RISE 5 – RISING SUN next Friday, November 10 at the Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL!

Working with the team at IMPACT has been nothing but an example of true professionals, openly communicating with a sense of urgency to meet the needs of all sides. The team at RISE has nothing but sincerest thanks to the IMPACT team for their efforts in getting Taya to us on short notice.

Fans will now be treated to the Berwyn debut of Lucha Royalty! But, who will be on Taya Valkyrie’s radar as an opponent? Will she have her eyes on one of the featured talents, or are her eyes set on the many new faces in The Prospective Talent Pool of the RISE 5 World Class Development Seminar?

Find out this Friday night at RISE 5!

Tickets and VIP Meet and Greet on sale now at

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Due to circumstances outside our control, Chelsea Green has been pulled from RISE 5 – RISING SUN Friday, November 10 in Berwyn, IL.

“To have this happen twice in one week is high on the list of worst nightmares for an independent wrestling promoter. We are one week from the show, and I would love to say we will find a suitable replacement, but I also have to be realistic. We will do what we can, but this is the second blow to our card in just a few days. Chelsea will be back for future events, starting with RISE 6 – BRUTALITY in South Gate, CA,” said RISE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey.

Chelsea Green will still be appearing at SHIMMER Volumes 96-99 November 11-12.

As a result of this change to the card, RISE Officials have elected to move Deonna Purrazzo into the open seat in The Incursion of The Phoenix. The Main Event of RISE 5 – RISING SUN will now see The Phoenix of RISE Shotzi Blackheart defending against Deonna Purrazzo, Britt Baker, Kikyo, Delilah Doom and Dust.


Next Friday, November 10 in Berwyn, IL we begin the first of what we hope are many VIP Meet and Greets as part of RISE 5 – RISING SUN. We also have a VIP Meet and Greet on deck as part of RISE 6 – BRUTALITY in South Gate, CA December 1. Due a fair amount of fan inquiries in recent days, we wanted to share with fans what to expect and what is included with VIP Access prior to RISE events.

Both the RISE 5 and RISE 6 VIP Meet and Greets will be headlined by industry legends. RISE 5 will be Madusa and a Joshi Legend. RISE 6 will feature Madusa and Bull Nakano.

The $50 entry fee includes: 1 – 8×10 (provided by RISE) and signed by both legends. 1 – Photo op of your choice. The photo op can be with either Madusa, Joshi Legend (Bull Nakano for California) or both. Madusa will also be bringing her 1990’s WWE Women’s Championship to both RISE 5 and RISE 6, the very title from her infamous incident from WCW Monday Nitro. This title will also be able to part of the 1 included photo op.

Additional items to be signed are allowed, $10 each for up to 3 total additional signatures. Those wishing to have 1 of their own items signed in lieu of the provided 8×10 may do so.

For both our upcoming VIP Meet and Greets, many, many talents will be on hand. Guests in addition to the advertised legends have no additional fees as part of the Meet and Greet. However, talents will have their own merchandise available for purchase and prices are set by the individual talents, paid directly to the talents themselves.

“What we are really going for here is something special, a Meet and Greet with special guests that has a Convention feel, but not convention prices. Compared to just one upcoming convention, a VIP Experience featuring a famous Tag Team is in excess of $400! My hope is to give women’s wrestling fans chances to meet some of their favorite legends of all time and a chance to meet many of today’s top independents. I’m hoping fans will find $50 much more reasonable $350-$400,” said RISE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey.

RISE 5’s VIP Meet and Greet features additional Joshi as well as all the advertised talent for RISE 5 – RISING SUN, many SHIMMER stars who will be in town already for SHIMMER Volumes 96-99 and the Prospective Talent Pool from our World Class Development Seminar.

RISE 6 will feature SHIMER Champion Mercedes Martinez, World of Stardom Champion Toni Storm, Kris Wolf, Jimmy Jacobs and many more TBA.

If you have any questions or clarifications on the RISE VIP Meet and Greet experience, please email, subject VIP.

We hope to see you all next week at RISE 5 and December 1 at RISE 6.

VIP Meet and Greet tickets as well as combination pricing with Live Event tickets for both events now on sale at