For better or worse, longtime RISE fans can tell you, I have always made every effort to be completely transparent and honest with our audience.
This writing is the most propound example of “or worse” I have composed to date. But, it is the honest truth, and our ticket buying fans absolutely deserve to know what’s up.
I doubt I really have to tell anyone what’s going on. COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, has sent shockwaves through the world, and it has hit all of us in every way, personal and professional.
Today was supposed to be Early to RISE – UNCONVENTIONAL and RISE – LEGENDARY – A CHARMING FINALE in Berwyn, IL. And the future status of these events is largely unknown.
The intention, as of this writing, is to still hold the events, as close to precisely as they were originally booked as possible, Friday, October 23, 2020 at The Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL.
All tickets for March 27 will be honored for events held October 23.
I know there will be some who will want, and in some cases, need refunds on their tickets. And I will do my best to do so for as many as possible.
Full transparency, only roughly one third of the ticket gate still exists in RISE company bank accounts. Though I am sure some may speculate spending I have done, I have never taken one cent of money from RISE company accounts for personal spending. The money was spent largely on non-refundable Live Events expenses such as airfare and marketing/advertising. We also have regular monthly bills that are paid out of these accounts.
Normally, every RISE event I make up the difference for losses out of my personal accounts. As of this writing, 100% of my forms of regular income have stopped. Like many of you, I am out of work and up a creek without a paddle. I cannot even pay my own bills, let alone company ones.
It’s ugly. I hate it. But it’s the truth of the situation. It’s a shitty situation, and I’m completely embarrassed by it.
I also know there are quite a few other promotions out there in similar situations. It is simply just a hard time for everyone across the board.
If you are in need of a refund, please email this specific email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will refund as best I can right now, or, hoping situations change in a reasonably near future, I will pay you back out of my personal pocket once life returns to normal.
After saying all this, if you still believe in RISE and you still want to see us have A CHARMING FINALE to our Live Events, I look forward to seeing you in October.
Thank you all for your support of RISE. Stay safe, stay healthy and take care.
All the best,
Owner, RISE – Developing Tomorrow’s Wrestling Attractions