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Today is an exciting day for RISE! RISE 7 is now our second consecutive sellout in advance more than three weeks out from the Live Event! Thank you to all our Chicago fans and those traveling to Chicago to be part of this landmark weekend in conjunction with SHIMMER Women Athletes!

Also very exciting: RISE 7 – SENSATION will become our first event available via live streaming and will be available exclusively at riseascent.com! The RISE 7 live stream will be a feed from the primary camera in the Berwyn Eagles Club and will feature the calls of our commentary team of Veda Scott and Sienna!

The live stream will not be an additional charge, it will be included in the $4.99 monthly subscription at riseascent.com. This also gives you access to the complete library of past RISE events as well as content from our friends at AAW Pro in Chicago. This site will also be where episodes of our new, weekly program RISE – ASCENT will be available in late May 2018.

We’ll see many of you in Berwyn April 13. Those who cannot make it out, we hope you’ll be able to join the live stream through your membership to riseascent.com!

As of this writing, there are only 35 total General Admission tickets left for RISE 7 – SENSATION Friday, April 13 at the Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL just outside of Chicago! Thank you to all our amazing Midwest fans and those traveling from far and wide to be part of this monumental RISE and SHIMMER Weekend. Based on current sales trends and a price of just $10, we expect this event to sell out by Wednesday, March 21.

Remaining RISE 7 tickets are available at pipeline.ecwid.com. $10 GA Standalone, $45 includes VIP Pass. Full VIP Meet and Greet details included below.

Tickets for SHIMMER Women Athletes volumes 101-104 Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 are in short supply as well. Get yours at shimmerwrestling.com.

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Deonna Purrazzo is undefeated in one-on-one competition in RISE. Since blazing her way to the RISE Roster at RISE 3 with a victory over Cheerleader Melissa, Deonna has delivered standout performances at every RISE event since.

With both women having tremendous momentum coming into this event, who will maintain theirs to exit RISE 7 as the Phoenix of RISE?

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RISE 6 – BRUTALITY in Los Angeles set forth a series of events leading into this Six Woman Tag Team Elimination Match. As Cheerleader Melissa faced “The Fallen Flower” Kikyo, Dynamite DiDi took to the ring for reasons she has yet to unveil. After a two-on-one attack, Melissa seemed to be taking the advantage when Kris Wolf took to the ring, only to join in on the attack. Then, the unexpected happened.

Bull Nakano made her way to the ring and delivered a strike to the chest of Cheerleader Melissa with pair of nunchucks. The trio stood over the fallen Future Legend with their new manager as Bull declared the rebirth of Gokumon-to!

Later that night, Kris Wolf took on the former Phoenix of RISE, “The Ballsy Badass” Shotzi Blackheart, Kris with Bull Nakano in her corner, Shotzi with Madusa in hers.

In a wild match that spilled all over the American Legion in South Gate, CA, Bull Nakano once again interjected herself into the contest, striking Blackheart with nunchucks, allowing Wolf to score a finishing blow and the win.

Then it happened. Once again, two legends of the ring, Madusa and Bull Nakano, stood face to face, ready to tear each other apart. Luckily, referees were on hand to pull the two away from one another, but the challenge was made for RISE 7.

And now we have Madusa leading Deuce’s Alliance of “The Ballsy Badass” Shotzi Blackheart, Cheerleader Melissa and one more TBD from the RISE 7 Seminar vs. Bull Nakano’s Gokumon-to of Kris Wolf, “The Fallen Flower” Kikyo and Dynamite DiDi.

Who will survive and claim victory in this Elimination Tag Team Match?

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VIP Meet and Greet with 2015 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Madusa, aka Alundra Blayze and the legendary Bull Nakano includes personalized, signed 8×10 provided by RISE as well as one in-ring photo op with the two legends. Additional signatures (up to 5) and Photos (up to 3) are available at $10 each. Additional signatures and photos will be available shortly at pipeline.ecwid.com

And that’s not even getting into the rest of the event! The Tag Team Awakening kicks off at RISE 7! Heart of SHIMMER Champion Shazza McKenzie will be on hand. Team Cupcake presents…#TFAZLGGOTPWEPWEP?!

All that and much more!

Act fast, because we want to see YOU at RISE 7 – SENSATION!

More to come on our other contests in the weeks leading in the Live Event!

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Today marks the debut of our new Podcast, Women on the RISE. And we kick it off in a big way with “The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez! Who else might join us for future episodes? Subscribe today to make sure you never miss a beat!

Women on the RISE is currently available on iTunesSoundCloud, and via RSS Feed. It is on its way to Google Play and Stitcher as well!

Don’t forget, we will be doing a LIVE recording of Women on the RISE in New Orleans Friday, April 6 at 2 PM. With as many wrestling talents as there are in the NOLA area, “you never know who might show up for this one.” Tickets on sale now at pipeline.ecwid.com.

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There’s a lot of energy in the air as we are just over a month away from RISE 7 – SENSATION Friday, April 13 in Berwyn, IL. What has been announced for the Live Event already has us nearly sold out! In fact, we are down to 7 reserved seats in the Third Row, then all that remains is GA. We are anticipating a sellout in advance, do not plan on getting tickets at the door. Get yours today at pipeline.ecwid.com.

What has not yet been announced, and is always one of the most intriguing and fun elements of all RISE Live Events. How the Prospective Talent Pool will come into play?! Many aspiring women wrestlers are set to enter the World Class Development Seminar facilitated by Mercedes Martinez, Kris Wolf and Bull Nakano. Each of them is now a member of the Prospective Talent Pool and could be picked for a number of opportunities for RISE 7, including being the final member of Madusa’s team for Deuce’s Alliance joining “The Ballsy Badass” Shotzi Blackheart and Cheerleader Melissa vs. Bull Nakano’s Gokumon-to, the team of Kris Wolf, “The Fallen” Flower Kikyo and Dynamite DiDi.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, the Prospective Talent Pool (so far…3 seats remain) for RISE – 7 SENSATION:

Angelus Layne, Shayla Hyde, Hyan, Facebrooke, Harlow O’Hara, Jenna Van Muscles, Tesha Price, Charlie Kruel, Stefany Sinclair, Dementia D’Rose, Indi Hartwell, Allie Gato, Rachelle Riveter, Cici Galavis, Nina Monet, Anna Angle and Queen Aminata.

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All areas of seating for our RISE – ASCENT Tapings to be held in the Pittsburgh Market are now on sale! This historic event takes place May 12 at the White Oak Athletic Association located at 1798 Lower Heckman Rd. in White Oak, PA 15131. We will be taping 6 episodes in all for RISE – ASCENT, our new weekly series debuting at riseascent.com in late May 2018.

Front Row have already sold a significant amount, but still available in limited quantity at $50. Second Row: $40, Third Row: $30 and General Admission: $20. All tickets now on sale at pipeline.ecwid.com.

Pricing and on sale date TBD: We will be hosting a VIP Meet and Greet with IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Famer and Knockouts Producer Gail Kim! All the stars of RISE will also be on hand for this VIP Event.

Already announced as the Main Event of RISE – ASCENT, Episode 1: IWC Women’s Champion Britt Baker vs. Tessa Blanchard! Providing Color Commentary will be IMPACT Wrestling Knockout Sienna.

Also appearing throughout the course of these tapings: Phoenix of RISE and SHIMMER Tag Team Champion Delilah Doom, SHIMMER Champion Nicole Savoy, Mercedes Martinez, Paradise Lost: The Team of IMPACT Knockout Rosemary and Dust, The Killer Death Machines: The Team Jessicka Havok and Nevaeh, Kikyo, Deonna Purrazzo and Shotzi Blackheart! Many more TBA, plus the Seminar’s Prospective Talent Pool!

“There is a lot more in store for these tapings then we have revealed here. We will be taping ‘at least’ 6 Episodes of RISE – ASCENT, and each one will have ‘at least’ one can’t-miss match advertised. With the talents committed thus far and the early Seminar signups, I am very excited about the cards presented in this first taping,” said RISE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey.

The Producers and Executive Team from IMPACT Wrestling will remain on hand May 12 to oversee the execution of these first episodes of RISE – ASCENT, written by Kevin Harvey, Jimmy Jacobs and Rosemary.

We hope to see you all there in Pittsburgh!

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Recordings have begun of our new podcast, Women on the RISE! This weekly series will feature exclusive interviews from today’s best and tomorrow’s brightest women professional wrestlers as well as others involved in the world of women’s wrestling. The podcast is slated for a late March 2018 release and will be available through a variety of channels online, including iTunes, SoundCloud and more.

RISE is also happy to announce that at 2 PM Friday, April 6, we will be hosting our first LIVE recording of Women on the RISE! The fun takes place at the Royal St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans, LA!

With everyone in town for pro wrestling’s biggest weekend, you never quite know who might show up for this one! Get your tickets for this very limited seating event now at pipeline.ecwid.com.

Episode 0, a small audio sample for the purpose of testing feeds, is available now at our SoundCloud page.

We cannot wait to bring you a whole new series of exclusive interviews very soon through Women on the RISE!

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Front Row tickets for RISE – Lights, Camera, ACTION May 12 in Pittsburgh, PA are now on sale at pipeline.ecwid.com! This outing, brought to you thanks to collaboration from our wonderful partners at IWC and IMPACT Wrestling will be the first set of tapings for our new weekly episodic content, RISE – ASCENT. We will be taping “at least” 6 total episodes.

Episodes of RISE – ASCENT will premier later in the month of May exclusively to monthly subscribers of riseascent.com, available now at $4.99/month! This subscription includes the entire library of RISE Live Events to date as well as women’s matches from our friends at AAW Pro in Chicago!

The Main Event for Episode 1 has been set! Pittsburgh’s…or shall we say BRITTSburgh’s own IWC Women’s Champion Britt Baker takes on Tessa Blanchard!

“This is a bold move for RISE, a move of significance. Wrestling fans have been asking for a weekly program exclusively devoted to women’s wrestling in the modern era and we are making a go for it. I have no doubt that Britt and Tessa will set an incredibly high bar of excellence in the first-ever Main Event of RISE – ASCENT,” said RISE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey.

To get your Front Row tickets ASAP, visit pipeline.ecwid.com. If our initial sales are any indication…well, let’s just say we have already made an inquiry for a bigger facility to house these first tapings!

Be part of our history LIVE May 12 in Pittsburgh!

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May 11 and 12 in Pittsburgh, PA, RISE teams International Wrestling Cartel and IMPACT Wrestling to present RISE – Lights, Camera, ACTION: The Art of TV! This is an incredibly exciting expansion, creating unique opportunities for talent development and an entirely new variety of content soon to be available to fans worldwide.

May 11 will be the first RISE – LCA Seminar and is focused in developing women wrestlers in areas specific to performance in a television environment. A wide variety of topics will be covered in this full day Seminar by some of the most influential minds involved in producing IMPACT Wrestling, all with tremendous backgrounds in in-ring performance.

Participants in this Seminar will spend their day learning from and being evaluated by Writer/Producer Jimmy Jacobs, Creative Director Sonjay Dutt, Hall of Famer and Knockouts Producer Gail Kim and Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore.

This is an unprecedented day of learning and exposure for our Prospective Talent Pool and RISE Roster.

Then, May 12, we will tape several episodes of RISE – ASCENT, our new weekly episodic program that will debut later in the month of May exclusively on our new streaming platform riseascent.com. Several Prospects will be selected from this Seminar by the facilitators and RISE and IWC Producers on hand to be part of our newest video platform where they will perform alongside talent including Phoenix of RISE Champion Delilah Doom, Shotzi Blackheart, Britt Baker, Dust, Mercedes Martinez and many more to be announced.

An even bigger opportunity lies on the horizon for one talent from the inaugural RISE – LCA Seminar and Event. One of the women wrestlers featured on RISE – ASCENT will be selected for an opportunity to perform for IMPACT Wrestling at an upcoming set of television tapings.

This is a very exciting time for RISE, and we cannot wait for fans and talents to be part of this historic weekend with our newest partners, IWC and IMPACT Wrestling!

Fans, tickets will be on sale soon!

Women wrestlers, registration is now open at rise-wrestling.com/seminar.

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One of the top stories coming out of RISE 6 – BRUTALITY was the rekindling of the legendary feud between Madusa, aka WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Alundra Blayze and the iconic Bull Nakano. What we were expecting was Shotzi Blackheart managed by Madusa vs. Kris Wolf managed by Bull Nakano. Nakano had much deeper plans December 1.

An attack on Cheerleader Melissa by Kikyo, Kris Wolf and Dynamite DiDi was revealed to  have been orchestrated by Bull Nakano, handing down the legacy of Gokumon-to to a new generation of women wrestlers. Later that night, Nakano would become quite involved in Kris Wolf’s defeat of Shotzi Blackheart, even seeing Bull’s utilization of nunchaku on the former Phoenix of RISE.

Madusa had seen enough, entering the ring with a chair before being separated from Nakano by officials. A challenge was laid out: Gokumon-to vs. Deuce’s Alliance of Cheerleader Melissa, Shotzi Blackheart and one more member to be determined. The challenge was accepted and the match goes down April 13 in Berwyn, IL at RISE 7.

Madusa has thought long and hard and reviewed all RISE Footage. She has informed management how she will make the decision of her team’s final member.

Madusa will select the final member of Deuce’s Alliance from The Prospective Talent Pool from the RISE 7 – SENSATION World Class Development Seminar. Madusa will be observing the World Class Development Seminar first-hand, looking for a new, young talent who is ready to break out.

This is quite an opportunity for anyone in The Prospective Talent Pool! Who will be hand-picked to complete the team? And what team will prevail?

Will it be Gokumon-to with the advantage as they have been conspiring for months?

Or, will this wild card entrant throw off the balance in favor of Deuce’s Alliance?

Get your tickets now for RISE 7 – SENSATION Friday, April 13 in Berwyn, IL. Reserved seating is almost gone. Front Row is sold out. Second Row only  has 5 left as of this writing. Third row has a handful remaining. Don’t forget about the VIP Meet and Greet prior to the Live Event with Madusa and Bull Nakano!

General Admission also available for just $10!

All tickets and VIP Passes on sale at pipeline.ecwid.com.

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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!