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!


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.

As always, part of what makes every RISE Live Event special is the wild card nature of…well, the card itself! No RISE card is 100% determined until we have evaluated The Prospective Talent Pool, the participants in our World Class Development Seminar. This outing, facilitated by Cheerleader Melissa, Madusa and Bull Nakano has higher visibility than any Seminar we have done before.

And now, ladies and gentleman, The Prospective Talent Pool for RISE 6 – BRUTALITY

Laynie Luck, Maritza Janett, Ayoka Muhara, Paige Turner, Hyan, Samara, Penelope Ford, Savannah Evans, Aerial Monroe, Trixie Tash, ACR, Nina Monet, Dynamite DiDi, Kiki, Willow Nightingale, Aryia Alexander, Priscilla Kelly, Layne Rosario and Heather Monroe.

Who from this latest Prospective Talent Pool will find their way into the open contracts of featured talent and RISE Roster members? Who from the Seminar might find themselves on opposite sides of the ring, possibly teaming with or against Taya Valkyrie and Jimmy Jacobs?

Women wrestlers, due to injuries and cancellations this week, we have a total of five spots open for this Seminar. Registration is $150, and trust us, this is NOT the RISE Seminar to miss based on future opportunities. To secure your spot in this Seminar, email kevin@wrestlingpipeline.com, Subject RISE 6 ASAP.

Only one way to find out: be there LIVE Friday, December 1 in South Gate, CA! As of this writing, only 23 advance GA tickets remain. RISE and AWS are currently exploring options for additional seating or a standing room ticket, but there are no guarantees. Get your tickets now at pipeline.ecwid.com.


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 pipeline.ecwid.com:

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!




This is an announcement few likely expected, even most within RISE. We can now confirm Jimmy Jacobs will be on hand for RISE 6 – BRUTALITY Friday, December 1 in South Gate, CA!

But the question remains, why is Jimmy Jacobs coming to RISE? Jimmy is among the more versatile assets that could be used in any wrestling company, but what is his business here? Will it be to lend his renown, outside-the-box mind to creating the show? Will he be there to further assist in the development of those in our Seminar? And with a history like Jimmy Jacobs has in the ring, one cannot help but wonder his motivations for joining us in an event named BRUTALITY.

“As of right now, the only two people who know what is in store are Jimmy and me. We go back a long, long way, and I’ve seen first hand just how much value Jimmy adds in any role he’s ever played in a wrestling event. Not many people know it, but Jimmy Jacobs was at RISE 1 – IGNITE, watching the entire show bell to bell. We talked a lot that night about the future. I consider it an amazing stroke of luck that Jimmy Jacobs is now formally able to be a public part of what we do, being an integral part of that future,” said RISE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey.

As if things weren’t already wild and crazy enough, fans in Southern California can now add the intrigue of “The Zombie Princess” to RISE 6 – BRUTALITY.

Jimmy will also be part of our VIP Meet and Greet with WWE Hall of Famer Madusa, aka Alundra Blayze, Bull Nakano, Toni Storm and all the talent of RISE including our Prospective Talent Pool from the RISE 6 World Class Development Seminar.

Get your tickets and your VIP passes today at pipeline.ecwid.com!

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Fresh off the heels of our One-Year Anniversary Event RISE 5 – RISING SUN, RISE 6 – BRUTALITY happens mere weeks later December 1 in South Gate, California. In what was already a banner year, the official start to our second year of operation may be even crazier than anything we have attempted prior. If you’ve kept up with our first year, you know just how bold that statement is. And we plan to back it up in full.

Our World Class Development Seminar, formally scouting talent for Japan’s STARDOM, will be facilitated by STARDOM Commissioner Madusa, STARDOM USA President Cheerleader Melissa and the legendary Bull Nakano. Madusa has only been available to the independents for training and development thus far through RISE. This is the first the wealth of knowledge possessed by Melissa has been made available in a Seminar. And for the first time ever in North America, Bull Nakano will be training talent, a move of unprecedented importance to the future of women’s wrestling.

In addition to these three women, many other eyes will be on this Seminar including AWS Promoter Bart Kapitzke, SHIMMER Co-Founders Dave Prazak and Allison Danger and RISE Executive Producer Kevin Harvey.

Just moments ago, Harvey stated, “With what is already openly known about this Seminar, any woman wrestler in North America invested in her professional development will not want to miss it for the world. Earlier tonight, I confirmed a final detail that puts even MORE eyes on this Seminar. Very important eyes. Very influential eyes. If you want to be seen, if you want to learn from legends of the industry, RISE 6 is where aspiring women wrestlers NEED to be.”

As always, the Seminar Participants will be in The Prospective Talent Pool for the Live Event of RISE 6 – BRUTALITY. This high-profile event is shaping up to quite possibly be the top women’s wrestling event the West Coast has ever seen. Our already announced matches have already created a fair amount of buzz. We already know of the dream match between SHIMMER Champion Mercedes Martinez and Toni Storm, the wild ride that is sure to be as Phoenix of RISE Champion “The Ballsy Badass” Shotzi Blackheart takes on Kris Wolf and the sheer war that will be the Barbed Wire Bat match between “The Wounded Owl” LuFisto and Dust. But, there is a lot more to come.

“With what we have on this card already, we will have more fan eyes on our product than ever before. Many of the RISE Roster and Featured Talents do not yet have matches announced, and many of those will come straight from The Prospective Talent Pool. Ladies can be seen by some of the most influential minds in women’s wrestling, seen by many new fans. The idea of RISE has always been to elevate talent. This is a situation rife with opportunity for talents bold enough to take a chance on what we do,” elaborated Harvey.

Limited seating remains for the RISE 6 World Class Development Seminar. Interested talents, please email kevin@wrestlingpipeline.com, Subject: RISE 6 for information and registration. The Seminar will run from 9 AM – 5 PM and has a fee of $150.

Fans, Front Row is already sold out for the Live Event.  Second Row is very limted, priced at $25. General Admission is just $10 for this event.

Don’t miss out on our VIP Meet and Greet with featured guests Madusa, Bull Nakano and Toni Storm as well as all the other talents of RISE. These three featured guests will be available to Meet and Greet fans as part of VIP Experience only.

Tickets, including combo pricing with VIP are available now at pipeline.ecwid.com.