Due to a personal emergency, one participant in our Word Class Development Seminar this Thursday November 10 with Saraya Knight and Colt Cabana as part of RISE 1 – IGNITE had to cancel.

Don’t leave an opportunity on the table! This one spot is expected to fill quickly. Also, since obviously travel arrangements would be last minute, we are willing to go over capacity by a few if that allows for a car of girls to be able to attend the Seminar instead of making it unattainable to an individual whose travel costs would be excessive.

Email your interest to, Subject: RISE 1 Interst ASAP!

Fans, it’s all going down THIS THURSDAY! Tickets are still available at The Shop! 40 Seminar Participants in the Prospective Talent Pool for the Live Event plus so many more joining us for the Meet and Greet. The fun starts as doors open at 6:30 PM!


Tonight, AAW Presents Never Say Die featuring Matt Hardy and the rest of the hard-working, butt-kicking wrestlers and crew at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park, IL. Kevin Harvey will be on hand with RISE 1 – IGNITE Tickets for THIS THURSDAY in Berwyn, IL! He will also have a limited quantity of RISE Logo Hoodies on-hand, sizes S-XL only.

General Admission Tickets INCLUDE Meet and Greet and early entry at 6:30 PM. Prelims start at 7:40 PM with an 8 PM Live Event bell time. At just $5 to see 40 Seminar Participants and numerous SHIMMER guests, this just might be the most valuable ticket in wrestling!

Logo Hoodies are available for $40.

Dave Prazak will also be on hand with tickets to the monstrous SHIMMER Volumes 86-90 weekend taking place next Friday through Sunday. Find Dave and Kevin tonight at Bourbon Street to secure your tickets and hoodies!


Our World Class Development Seminars and Live Events offer much more than just the ins and outs of the squared circle. Part of the value to participants comes in the form of our Feedback Panels backstage and/or at ringside.

RISE is happy to announce that SHIMMER Women Athletes Executive Producer Dave Prazak will join us in South Gate, California in the Los Angeles Market to observe and offer feedback to Seminar Participants at RISE 2 – ASCENT January 27. RISE Seminars and Events are not just a golden opportunity to learn, but also to showcase your talents to promoters and women’s wrestling’s influential minds representing promotions ¬†where Tomorrow’s Women Athletes aspire to be.

RISE 2 – ASCENT’s World Class Development Seminar facilitated by Saraya Knight and Colt Cabana is now open for registration. The price for the RISE 2 Seminar is $75 and includes two hours of additional training (compared to RISE 1 in Chicago) in public speaking and promos by Kevin Harvey. Interested women wrestlers wishing to make the most of this opportunity, please email, Subject: RISE 2 Interest.

Tickets are now on sale for the Live Event of RISE 2 – ASCENT, available at The Shop. $15 Front Row, $10 Second Row and $5 GA. This Live Event ticket pricing INCLUDES Meet and Greet prior to the event with all Seminar Participants as well as Featured Guests.


All recent domestic ticket orders for RISE 1 – IGNITE will ship tomorrow, Monday, October 31. Effective now, NO SHIPPING, and all online ticket sales will be held at Will Call at the front door of RISE 1, Thursday, November 10 at the Berwyn Eagles Club.

Do not miss your chance to meet the amazing 40 woman Prospective Talent Pool from our first World Class Development Seminar PLUS Colt Cabana, Saraya Knight, SHIMMER Champion Mercedes Martinez, Heart of SHIMMER Champion Nicole Savoy, Shayna Baszler, LuFisto and a few tremendous surprises! Meet and Greet starts at 6:30 PM for all ticket holders.

Tickets were printed before the addition of the Meet and Greet, doors open for all ticket holders at 6:30 PM. Preliminary matches will begin at 7:40 PM and will be filmed for our YouTube Channel. Primary card of RISE 1 – IGNITE begins at 8 PM.

We have two Front Row tickets available after cancelled Will Call orders. They are, however ,not seats next to each other. We still have General Admission at just $5, and now, no need to pay shipping!


Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday the concept of RISE was announced to the women’s wrestling community. In those few months, we’ve evolved our concept based on demand. We’ve doubled our maximum seminar attendance. We’ve announced we are a touring brand of Development Seminars and Live Events with our debut in the Los Angeles Market in January 2017. And we have more growth on the horizon, some in the not-so-distant future.

In the next two weeks, RISE is open to any and all media inquiries. We will do your best to accommodate requests. If you have a website, podcast or other ways you connect to the wrestling community and would like insight into RISE from the office or the talent, please email, Subject: Media Inquiry. In inquiries, please specify where your content can be found so we can can fully review and consider all in an informed manner.

There has already been a lot of positive buzz about RISE, and we only have more we are striving to make happen in our first year.

We appreciate the coverage from the wrestling media community thus far. We look forward to continuing a positive relationship with all of you as we continue our journey as an independent on the RISE!


Part of what makes RISE Seminars and Events so special for the talent involved is not just the training and development, but the ringside and backstage feedback panel that will be present for each event. The panel will vary from event to event, featuring different promoters, producers and influential minds in the world of women’s independent wrestling.

Last week, we announced AIW Promoters John Thorne and Chandler Biggins as the first two names on the panel. Today, we proudly announce three more names, some of the most influential over the last decade of women’s wrestling.

Stephane Bruyere, longtime booker for Quebec’s NCW Femmes Fatales events brings his years of experience putting together and producing women’s wrestling events. Stephane has also been heavily involved in SHIMMER Women Athletes over the years, contributing to the betterment of SHIMMER’s events and talents.

And what would this panel be and what would RISE be without arguably the two most influential minds in North American Women’s Wrestling, the Co-Founders of SHIMMER Women Athletes, Allison Danger and Dave Prazak?! To list the names positively influenced or given exposure through their experiences in SHIMMER would make this article run for pages and pages. SHIMMER is the Gold Standard in women’s independent wrestling, and we are so very happy to have those who started the company join us for our first event.

To recap, the panel thus far: John Thorne, Chandler Biggins, Stephane Bruyere, Allison Danger and Dave Prazak.

And, by the way, that list is not done yet.

Who else will join the panel? And what other “at least two major surprises” will happen at the very first Live Event of RISE?! Find out at RISE 1 – IGNITE on Thursday, November 10 in Berwyn, IL!

Two $10 Front Row tickets are available due to cancelled orders. Only $5 General Admission. Don’t miss out on this inaugural, pioneering concept event devoted to building and maintaining a pipeline of talent to ensure the future of women’s wrestling!

Get your tickets now over at The Shop!


Any woman wrestler who felt they missed an amazing opportunity to train in our first World Class Development Seminar with Saraya Knight and Colt Cabana at RISE 1 – IGNITE, you may be in luck! Our Seminar sold out quickly to 20 participants. After doubling the attendance, we sold out again!

Due to circumstances beyond one participant’s control, we now have one Seminar opening for November 10 in Berwyn, IL. First come, first served.¬†Email your interest to ASAP!

Similarly, if you missed out on $10 Front Row, we have two Front Row tickets that have become available after cancelled tickets that were held at will call. The two tickets were separate orders, so the seats are not together. Also, don’t turn away from a $5 General Admission ticket. In the Berwyn Eagles Club, there really are no bad seats in the house.

Remember, all tickets allow for FREE entry to our Meet and Greet prior to the Live Event. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the Meet and Greet will feature all 40 Seminar Participants and featured guests, some of whom have not been made known to the public…yet.

Get your tickets today over at The Shop!


Wednesday, October 26 at 10 AM CST is the absolute deadline for preorders for the RISE Logo Black Pullover Hoodies. We will be sending the order to the printers at that time. Please note, if you require sizes 3 XL – 5XL, these are available by preorder only. Limited 2XL will be available at RISE 1 – IGNITE Thursday, November 10 in Berwyn, Illinois.

Preorder any of our new clothing lines by their cutoff date and receive at RISE 1 November 10 or SHIMMER Volumes 86-90 November 11-13 to avoid shipping costs. All other orders ship starting November 15.

RISE 1 – IGNITE Event Exclusive Baseball Ts are still available for preorder for a bit longer in both Chicago Team “Baby Bears” and “Footwear.” We hope to have final mockups tomorrow. Also note that preorders through end of day today for the “Baby Bears” version of the shirt receive a $5 discount with coupon code CUBSWIN! Also, like hoodies, sizes 3XL – 5XL will be available by preorder only.

Put your orders in now over at The Shop! And, if you haven’t secured your tickets to RISE 1 – IGNITE, General Admission still available for just $5 and includes Meet and Greet! Also available are all levels of tickets for RISE 2 – ASCENT January 27 in South Gate, CA!

screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-1-29-33-pmFriday, January 27 RISE kicks off 2017 in partnership with AWS Promotions as we present RISE 2 – ASCENT. Saraya Knight and Colt Cabana both return to facilitate our next World Class Development Seminar. Women wrestlers, if you missed your chance due to sellout for RISE 1 – IGNITE or travel from the West Coast our Southwestern US was not realistic, fear not. We are bringing the higher learning for women wrestlers to YOU!

Potential participants, please email, Subject: RISE 2 Interest for more information. RISE 2 will have a registration fee of $75, but provides different and additional training compared to RISE 1. If you are a part of RISE 1, there will still be more to learn at RISE 2!

Timeline for the day will have the World Class Development Seminar in the afternoon. Again, we will feature a FREE Meet and Greet with all the Prospective Talent pool along with featured guests who will be announced at a later date. Meet and Greet will kick off at 6:30 PM.

Then, at 8 PM we ring the bell to kick off the Live Event of RISE 2 – ASCENT. Tickets on sale now at The Shop. $15 Front Row, $10 Second Row and $5 General Admission.

Already confirmed as Seminar Participants and in the Prospective Talent Pool for RISE 2 are Buggy Nova and Ruby Raze!

Southern California, get ready to RISE!


Anyone who has any affiliation with RISE, whether you are a current or future Seminar Participant, Featured Guest, Affiliate Promotion and especially a fan of women’s wrestling, we want to hear from YOU! We need your video submission!

We are beginning a special video project and seeking video submissions from anyone and everyone who helps create or helps support our product. Video submissions should ideally be 30 seconds to 2 minutes in length and answer the questions “What does RISE mean to me,” and/or “What does RISE mean to women’s wrestling?”

Though the final video will not be produced until after RISE 1, we are accepting submissions starting today. Anticipated release of the project is estimated as January 2017 prior to RISE 2 in South Gate, CA.

For questions, clarifications or video submissions themselves, please email, Subject: Reel.