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For the first time ever anywhere in the world, at RISE – LA ESCALERA Friday, November 1 in Berwyn, IL, two Legends of Professional Wrestling collide for the very first time. Today, we share the first of those Legends. One of the Legends making his return to RISE will be The Liberace of Lucha Libre, Cassandro el Exótico!

Victorious in his debut in the Main Event of PRIDE & JOY against “The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez in one of the most sentimental matches in RISE history, Cassandro looks to make history once more. With over 30 Years active in Professional Wrestling, it is quite a challenge to find an opponent, also worthy of the description Legend, who Cassandro has not already faced in his global travels.

We have found one, and we promise this will be a match the likes of which the world has never seen!

“Cassandro is, without a doubt, one of the most important figures to ever step foot in a RISE ring. As a Seminar Facilitator and Main Event competitor, Cassandro was key in ushering in a new era for RISE, ” said RISE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey.

We strongly encourage fans to get tickets for LA ESCALERA now at risedtwa.ticketleap.com. We already know we have a stacked show. Our co-promoted weekends with SHIMMER Women Athletes are typically sold out in advance. We expect this Legend’s Match alone to be a blockbuster at the RISE box office!

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When looking at the landscape of professional wrestling, one can see it is a world of constant change. This fall, with more professional wrestling on television than perhaps ever before and even more content available from great independents worldwide via online platforms, we have taken a long, hard look at how we make our content available and the value we provide fans.

When we look at industry leaders like WWE, the world renown WWE Network provides a HUGE amount of content, virtually every major show from all golden eras and much, much more. Add to this the inclusion of Network Specials and Pay Per View Events, $9.99 per month is a tremendous deal!

On the independent level, you have great providers like Highspots Wrestling Network. They have TONS of content from top independent companies around the world, heaps of fun exclusive content and more. Highspots is priced at $9.99 per month.

After evaluating how much content we currently have and how much we can realistically produce with time and financial constraints, effective immediately, the price for subscription to riseascent.com and our Apps on iOS and Android has been reduced to $2.99 per month.

“As we took a long, honest look at what we provide and how much we provide in comparison to industry leaders, it only makes sense for us to reduce pricing. To all fans who have supported us happily for $4.99 per month, we hope your future months’ renewals at a lesser price will only make you happier,” said RISE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey.

Sign up today to get access to the entire RISE Library of Events – all Live Events, past iPPVs, Episodes of ASCENT and content from our friends at AAW, Bar Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Eve and many, many more! The fun starts here at riseascent.com!

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Registration is now open for our RISE World Class Development Seminar in Lucha Libre November 1 in Berwyn, IL. This Seminar kicks off another RISE and SHIMMER Co-Promoted Weekend. Our RISE/SHIMMER Weekend Seminars are usually very popular, selling out fast. We expect this one to fill very quickly.

Our Seminar in Lucha Libre will feature two facilitators. One of the top female talents in Lucha Libre of the last several years, Taya Valkyrie and one of the true legends of Lucha Libre, Konnan will be at the helm of our latest World Class Development Seminar.

Standouts from this outing will receive immediate opportunities later that night at RISE – LA ESCALERA! Who will join The Prospective Talent Pool and who will be selected to make their RISE debut all in one day?

This Seminar is open to all roles in wrestling, all genders.

Our day begins November 1 at 9 AM. To register, please fill out the form at rise-wrestling.com/riselucha.

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RISE World Class Development Seminars have been at the center of everything we have done since our first event, RISE 1 – IGNITE. Talent has traveled from all over the world to gain the varieties of knowledge offered in RISE Seminars. But, we also realize that there are talents all over the world who may not have the ability to travel to where RISE Seminars are held.

Now, with the rebranding and relaunch of RISEedu, we bring 1-on-1 Personalized Development for Professional Wrestling Talent direct to all talent via their computers, smartphones and tablets. If you are connected to the internet, you are connected to online training and development from RISE.

Topics covered will vary based on the needs and skill levels of sessions’ participants. Some of the more common topics will be, but are not limited to: talent match footage review – breaking down and providing feedback, promos and public speaking, promoting oneself and hustling bookings, character presentation and development and more.

Costs for 1-on-1 Personalized Development Sessions for Professional Wrestling Talent are priced at $20 per 1 hour. For every 5 hours purchased, participants will receive 1 FREE hour of additional development. Not all hours have to be purchased at once. This will be an ongoing customer loyalty program – 1 FREE hour for every 5 hours purchased.

Sessions will be delivered in increments of up to 2 hours at one time.

To register, please fill out the form below. Within 1-2 business days, you will receive a reply with terms and conditions and move onto scheduling your sessions at times that work with your schedule. RISEedu offers great flexibility, making our variety of learning available to you no matter what your schedule or time zone!

Here’s to another learning platform. Here’s to RISEedu!

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Everyone at RISE was happy to be part of Starrcast III in Chicago Labor Day Weekend! We are even happier to also be presenting a LIVE edition of our Podcast, Talent on The RISE. This Episode will be something very close to the hearts of many in our company. This Episode will be titled Matters of Representation.

And the guest list is already loading up with names who have a LOT to say when it comes to representation. Though this will be a conversation with a moderator, this will be 100% unfiltered thoughts and perspectives from those appearing on the show.

And that guest list so far includes Phoenix of RISE Champion “BIG SWOLE” Aerial Monroe, “The Ballsy Badass” Shotzi Blackheart, Jake Atlas and Effy.

Join us for Matters of Representation, LIVE with Talent on The RISE at Starrcast! Get your Admission Bracelets now at starrcast.com!

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June 30, 2019 in Chicago’s Logan Square Auditorium will be a day long remembered. It was a day with profound messages. And today, we take steps to blast those messages worldwide, making PRIDE & JOY accessible for FREE via YouTube.

PRIDE & JOY sent a message to wrestling talent – No matter who you are, no matter how you identify, RISE is a platform where you are welcomed with open arms, allowed to be wonderfully, unapologetically you.

PRIDE & JOY sent a message to wrestling fans – No matter who you are, no matter how you identify, RISE is a place where you are welcomed with open arms, allowed to be wonderfully, unapologetically you.

PRIDE & JOY taught us that, even as much as we devote our efforts and resources to diversity and inclusion, we have opportunities to be better.

PRIDE & JOY showed us pro wrestling can be better.

And we intend to continue our efforts to make it better.

Better for talent.

Better for fans.

This is RISE.

We are Developing Tomorrow’s Wrestling Attractions.

And we are here – for YOU!

Don’t call it a revolution, call it who we are. Call it what we do.

Join us tonight for the YouTube World Premiere of RISE – PRIDE & JOY at 8 PM Eastern, 7 PM Central on the RISE YouTube Channel.

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Edu-2.pngRISE is very happy to announce RISEedu (prounoucned “RISE e-d-u”), comprehensive online professional wrestling training curriculums covering a variety of skills and subjects for the benefit and advancement of talent in all performance roles in professional wrestling. 

Because this training is available online, the learning opportunities provided by RISE are now available on a worldwide scale and at hours supporting multiple, global times zones. In addition to more availability, RISE is currently in negotiations with multiple candidates to become Professors of RISEedu. We have reached out to several globally travelled and recognized professionals and, in most cases, interest is mutual. We will be sharing the names and backgrounds of RISEedu Professors in the coming weeks as curriculums and agreements have been finalized.

“We have offered many online Seminars in the last few years, but nothing the scale and caliber of what will be offered through RISEedu. Our Online Seminars in the past have been hosted by renown facilitators, but only discussing somewhat narrow topics for one-time, very narrow timeframes. These courses will be comprehensive, deepening greatly the knowledge shared and retained by Students to truly gain World Class Development from our Staff of Professors,” said RISE Owner, Kevin Harvey.

RISEedu sessions are completely interactive audio/video classroom environments. Students and Professors can interact in real time, also allowing Professors to share videos, visual aids and other digital files to enhance the overall learning experience.

1-on-1 Sessions through RISEedu are now available through the form below. The complete first term of available classes information will be made available and registration opening this fall right here on rise-wrestling.com

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Today, RISE is happy to announce our new (ish) Podcast – Talent on The RISE! This Podcast will feature interviews with wrestlers and performing personalities from all over the wrestling world.

In 2018, we briefly produced Women on The RISE, but time constraints made the project unrealistic to keep up. Now, with significantly more time for media projects, the podcast should prove MUCH easier to maintain!

New episodes of Talent on The RISE will be available soon! For now, please enjoy last year’s episodes of Women on The RISE, available for download and streaming now.

The podcast will be hosted at soundcloud.com/risedtwa. The feed is currently available on both Sound Cloud and iTunes. It will soon be available on nearly all major podcast platforms.

Subscribe today, because this is just a small portion of new digital content coming at you from multiple platforms, courtesy of RISE – Developing Tomorrow’s Wrestling Attractions!

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This one is not going to read like a press release, but please consider this an official statement from RISE – Developing Tomorrow’s Wrestling Attractions.

My name is Kevin Harvey. As most who will read this already know, I am the Owner and Executive Producer of RISE – Developing Tomorrow’s Wrestling Attractions. This piece is not about touting whatever self-important titles I could give myself. This piece is falling on my sword as everything day to day outside of show dates falls on me.

As many of you probably saw today, RISE, through our Social Media and website, were openly marketing our Video Library available at Twitch.tv, an Amazon property.

Only now have I had a chance to review the day’s social media engagement in full. After hearing concern from a few of our followers, only then did I realize the bigger picture of some things happening in the world outside my bubble.

I had zero knowledge there was an Amazon Strike today. Being at work all day (outside of wrestling), being generally caught in my own bubble within wrestling, and nearly all things I follow outside those worlds being overrun with headlines and commentary in the world of politics – this somehow was completely off my radar.

As such, I did know it was Prime Day. I knew little else of it beyond the fact it was a hashtag. I took a brief moment after hearing from a few RISE fans to inform myself about the issues at hand by simply searching #PrimeDay and #AmazonStrike.

I encourage all to do the same.

What I learned in this brief research was this. RISE has been promoting our channel, touting #PrimeDay and directing our fans to use their Prime Accounts to get free subscriptions to our Twitch Channel.

And knowing now what I did not earlier today, I really wish I had not done so.

For better or worse, the filter used in RISE decisions is “what is the right thing to do.” And promoting and directing traffic to this channel was not the right thing to do.

As such, anyone who signed up for our Twitch Subscription Service today will receive a code for one free month instead to riseascent.com. We made the promise of free access to our content today, and this is the best way we can deliver. Those who signed up for Twitch today will receive a direct message from me with a coupon to use for access on our other platform.

In the long term, we have several subscribers to our Twitch Channel who have paid for access to content too. We cannot simply pull the plug on the service entirely without negatively impacting those to whom we’ve made a promise of content delivery.

I will be watching the Amazon situation from here out, and time will tell if we elect to continue to use this platform.

For now, my personal apologies to employees of Amazon and their friends and families. Once I became aware of bigger picture issues, I too was put off by my own actions and promotion of Twitch today of all days.

We can do better.

We can be better.

And it all gets better when we all work together.

Thank you to those who shared your feedback. Thank you those who support us every day.

Thank you for reading.

Kevin