Earlier this week, a video preview of RISE – ASCENT Episode 27, courtesy of riseascent.com, was released via Social Media. The video showed the immediate aftermath of our Main Event of ROW on The RISE January 19 in Houston.

We now know the Main Event of LEGENDARY March 29 in Chicago will be a NO ROPES SUBMISSION MATCH between Phoenix of RISE Mercedes Martinez and “Smiley” Kylie Rae with The Phoenix of RISE Championship on the line!

Check out the video above to see what happened.

But what happened leading into this? Find out soon as we are priming to release RISE – ASCENT Episodes 23-27 at riseascent.com, our Apps on iOS and Android and twitch.tv/risedtwa. Subscribe on any platform for $4.99 for full access to the complete RISE Video Archive!

You do not want to miss RISE – LEGENDARY March 29 LIVE from The Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL in Chicago, tickets available at risedtwa.ticketleap.com. If you cannot join us LIVE, watch LEGENDARY via iPPV at FITE.tv.

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February 19 is going to be a very memorable day for RISE as we present RISE – A Nice Day in Orlando. Since we ventured to Orlando the first time last year and we saw just how many women talents there were in Orlando and surrounding areas, I have wanted to go back. I want to go back and see more of the talents we just started to know, talents like Avery Taylor, Janai Kai and Sofia Castillo just to name a few. I also know there are many more talents who were not able to attend our last learning outing.

And this time, we’re coming back with one hell of a learning opportunity for women wrestlers. We have one of the most vocal supporters of women’s wrestling facilitating our World Class Development Seminar. We have another Hall of Fame career’s worth of knowledge joining our mission in Developing Tomorrow’s Women Athletes.

We have the legendary Mick Foley joining RISE February 19!

This is exciting to me in so many ways, professionally and personally.

Professionally, knowing that someone with the experience and expertise of Mick Foley not only believes in what we do, but is also willing to be part of Developing Tomorrow’s Women Athletes, that is incredibly validating that we are doing the right thing. It’s just amazing to me the learning opportunity available for those in this Seminar!

Personally, I still remember it like it was yesterday, sitting on the living room floor in glorious Climax, Michigan, watching Monday Night Raw. I remember seeing the sit down interviews with Mankind and Jim Ross, the interviews where the world was introduced to Dude Love. Those very interviews made me believe that maybe, just maybe there was a place in the wrestling world for someone like me.

I cannot wait to see what inspiration Mick brings to the up and coming generation of women wrestlers.

Mrs. Harvey’s Man Child is indeed very excited to be teaming with Mrs. Foley’s Baby Boy!

Women Wrestlers, seating is very limited in this seminar and we are allowing entry by invitation only. We may have a very select few open seats, and to be added into consideration for any remaining seats, please email kevin@wrestlingpipeline.com, Subject: Foley Seminar.

Fans, join us for RISE – A Nice Day in Orlando! We will be taping several episodes of RISE – ASCENT featuring such talents as Phoenix of RISE Champion Mercedes Martinez, 1/2 of The Guardians of RISE Tag Tam Champions Dust with Rosemary in her corner, “BIG Swole” Aerial Monroe, Samantha Heights, Leva Bates and more!

Mick will also be available for a Meet and Greet with fans.

This is a very small, intimate venue, so tickets in advance are strongly encouraged. Only a few Front Row remain at $30, all other tickets $15 at risedtwa.ticketleap.com.

Meet and Greet with Mick Foley is $40 and includes 1 Photo with Mick (taken with your camera) and 1 Autographed Photo (or 1 substituted item you provide you wish to have signed). Additional autographs are available at $30 per item. Meet and Greet is also now on sale at risedtwa.ticketleap.com.

Get ready, Orlando! We’re coming, and it’s going to be a very Nice Day in Orlando!


Tonight on Twitch, we will be replaying IRON WOMEN – The Tessa Blanchard vs. Mercedes Martinez Story at 10 PM Eastern, 9 PM Central. This stream will feature both the 30 Minute Iron Woman Match from RISE 9 and the 75 Minute Iron Woman Match from RISE 10.

In addition to that, we will be premiering a few videos shot in Houston that set the stage for LEGENDARY, specifically building the stories of Delilah Doom with Rosemary vs. Shotzi Blackheart and the Main Event Stipulation for The Phoenix of RISE Championship as Mercedes Martinez faces Kylie Rae in a match type that neither competitor has ever faced.

Tuned in at 10 PM/9 PM at twitch.tv/risedtwa!


Since our first event, RISE 1 – IGNITE was held November 10, 2016, 157 Women Athletes have competed in our rings. Our events have spanned 5 States in major metropolitan markets such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Orlando and Houston. We co-promoted one international event in Norwich, England in the fall of 2017 with Bellatrix, and we sent several talents to Japan who were featured on many events with STARDOM in the summer of 2018.

Of those 157 Women Athletes, 105 were selected from The Prospective Talent Pool of their respective World Class Development Seminars. Talents were selected by RISE Staff and In-Ring and On-Camera Seminar Facilitators including:


First Seminar Facilitated

Ace Steel GAIN 1
Aja Kong RISE 5
Aoi Kazuki RISE 5
Bull Nakano RISE 6
Cheerleader Melissa RISE 6
Colt Cabana RISE 1
Gail Kim RISE 7
Hiroyo Matsumoto RISE 5
Jimmy Jacobs RISE – ASCENT Pittsburgh
Kevin Harvey GAIN 1
Kris Wolf RISE 6
Madusa, aka Alundra Blayze RISE 4
Mercedes Martinez RISE 4
Michael Elgin GAIN 1
Nicole Matthews RISE 8
Rosemary GAIN 1
Saraya Knight RISE 1
Scott D’Amore RISE – ASCENT Pittsburgh
Sonjay Dutt RISE – ASCENT Pittsburgh

And now, here is your complete RISE Talent List, noting who was discovered from Seminars and the first seminar from which they were picked to perform on a RISE Live Event.


Discovered from Seminar

First Picked from Prospective Talent Pool

Aerial Monroe ✔️ RISE 6
Aja Kong
Aja Perara ✔️ RISE 3
Alex Gracia ✔️ RISE 10
Alex Windsor
Ali Bama ✔️ RISE 12
Allie Kat ✔️ RISE 2
Allysin Kay
Amber Nova ✔️ RISE – ASCENT Orlando
Angie Skye ✔️ RISE 1
Antoinette Marie ✔️ RISE 1
AQA ✔️ RISE 12
Aria Blake ✔️ RISE 1
Arianna ✔️ RISE 1
Ashley Vox ✔️ RISE 1
Ava Storie
Avery Taylor ✔️ RISE – ASCENT Orlando
Ayoka Muhara ✔️ RISE 6
Big Mama ✔️ RISE 12
Britt Baker ✔️ RISE 1
Brittany Blake ✔️ RISE 5
C-Bunny ✔️ RISE 1
Charli Evans ✔️ RISE 3
Cheerleader Melissa
Chelsea Green ✔️ RISE 2
Delilah Doom ✔️ RISE 1
Delmi Exo ✔️ RISE 1
Dementia D’Rose ✔️ RISE 3
Deonna Purrazzo ✔️ RISE 3
Desi Derata ✔️ RISE 2
Drew Renee ✔️ RISE 5
Dust ✔️ RISE 1
Dynamite DiDi ✔️ RISE 3
El Laluna
Emily ✔️ RISE 2
Erin Angel
Facebrooke ✔️ RISE 7
Faye Jackson ✔️ RISE 1
Gabby Gilbert ✔️ RISE – ASCENT Pittsburgh
Gemma Cross ✔️ RISE 1
Hawlee Layne ✔️ RISE 2
Heather Monroe ✔️ RISE 1
Hellen Vale ✔️ RISE 1
Hiroyo Matsumoto
Hudson Envy
Hyan ✔️ RISE 5
Indi Hartwell ✔️ RISE 5
Janai Kai ✔️ RISE – ASCENT Orlando
Jawsolyn ✔️ RISE 1
Jenna Van Muscles ✔️ RISE 7
Jessica Troy ✔️ RISE 3
Jessicka Havok
Jewells Malone ✔️ RISE 2
Jinx ✔️ RISE – ASCENT Pittsburgh
Karen Q ✔️ RISE 5
Kate Carney ✔️ RISE 1
Katie Arquette ✔️ RISE – ASCENT Pittsburgh
Kay Lee Ray
Kennadi Brink (Jessicka Carr) ✔️ RISE 1
Kiera Hogan ✔️ RISE 1
Kikyo ✔️ RISE 1
Killa Kate ✔️ RISE 12
Kimber Lee
Kris Wolf
Kylie Rae ✔️ RISE 5
Lady Frost ✔️ RISE 10
Lady Lory
Laura James
Layne Rosario ✔️ RISE 1
Laynie Luck ✔️ RISE 3
Leia Elise
Leva Bates
Liiza Hall ✔️ RISE 1
Lindsay Snow
Londyn Ali ✔️ RISE 5
Lynette Lazo ✔️ RISE 12
Madison Rayne
Maritza Janett ✔️ RISE 6
Mercedes Martinez
Mia Yim
Miranda Alize ✔️ RISE 5
MJ Jenkins ✔️ RISE 1
Myka ✔️ RISE 10
Nicole Matthews
Nicole Savoy
Nikki Knight
Nikki Victory ✔️ RISE 10
Paige Turner ✔️ RISE 1
Paloma Starr ✔️ RISE 1
Penelope Ford ✔️ RISE 6
Phoebe ✔️ RISE 1
Priscilla Kelly ✔️ RISE 6
Queen Maya
Rachael Ellering
Ray Lyn ✔️ RISE 1
Raychell Rose ✔️ RISE 12
Regina Badger ✔️ RISE – ASCENT Pittsburgh
Renee Michelle ✔️ RISE 5
Riley Shepard ✔️ RISE – ASCENT Pittsburgh
Robin Reid ✔️ RISE 7
Rockelle Vaughn ✔️ RISE – ASCENT Naperville
Rocky Radley ✔️ RISE 7
Rok-C ✔️ RISE 12
Roni Nicole ✔️ RISE 1
Rookie Jen Jenna Lynn ✔️ RISE 12
Ruby Raze ✔️ RISE 2
Sage Sin ✔️ RISE 2
Samantha Heights ✔️ RISE 1
Samara ✔️ RISE 2
Saraya Knight
Savannah Evans ✔️ RISE 1
Savannah Stone ✔️ RISE 5
Shayna Baszler
Shazza McKenzie
Shotzi Blackheart ✔️ RISE 1
Sierra ✔️ RISE 1
Skilled Death Artist #6 ✔️ RISE 7
Skyler Slice ✔️ RISE 1
Sofia Castillo ✔️ RISE – ASCENT Orlando
Sonya Strong ✔️ RISE 1
Stacy Shadows ✔️ RISE 1
Stephanie Sinclair ✔️ RISE 3
Su Yung
Sunsette Riviera ✔️ RISE 1
Tasha Steelz ✔️ RISE 5
Taya Valkyrie
Tesha Price ✔️ RISE 7
Tess Valentine ✔️ RISE 1
Tessa Blanchard
The Black Widow Eve ✔️ RISE 1
The Duchess Ayzali ✔️ RISE 1
The Insidious One ✔️ RISE 12
Thunder Rosa
Toni Storm
Trixie Tash ✔️ RISE 5
Valentina Loca ✔️ RISE 3
Violet O’Hara
Willow Nightingale ✔️ RISE 6
Xia Brookside
Zoe Lucas ✔️ RISE 4


Last Saturday night in Houston, RISE partnered with Reality of Wrestling to present RISE 12 – ROW on The RISE. Fans on hand saw a stellar Live Event, headlined by two title matches. The Guardians of RISE were on the line as Paradise Lost with Rosemary defended against The Killer Death Machines. The Phoenix of RISE was defended as Mercedes Martinez put the title on the line against Kylie Rae.

What many fans do not know is we had producers and crew from our friends at IMPACT Wrestling on hand behind the scenes, filming many interviews, promos, vignettes and video package elements that will tell the tale not just of events filmed at ROW on The RISE, but also pave the road to our biggest project yet: RISE 13 – LEGENDARY, LIVE on iPPV via FITE TV March 29 from the Berwyn Eagles Club in suburban Chicago.

All elements filmed at ROW on The RISE are being compiled into Episodes 23-27 of RISE – ASCENT and will be available as soon as possible for subscribers at riseascent.com, our Apps on iOS and Android and twitch.tv/risedtwa.

With our primary in-ring content editor currently occupied on another project and of video package team currently working on very special elements for these episodes, it will take a bit longer than a standard in-ring only product release. But, if you have followed RISE – ASCENT, hopefully you agree that the video package elements add a great deal to our overall stories and are totally worth the wait. As an example, we are attaching our first video packages setting the stage for RISE 8’s Phoenix of RISE Championship Match between then-Phoenix of RISE Champion Delilah Doom and challenger Shotzi Blackheart at the end of this article.

And for those of you who collect RISE as physical media on DVD and Blu-ray, do not worry. The entire tapings will eventually be available as well, as was the case with RISE – ASCENT Collections from Pittsburgh, Naperville and Orlando.

We hope to have the first of these episodes out for subscribers of all streaming platforms in early February.

We can hardly wait to show you just how much fun we had in Houston.

We can hardly wait for you to begin the journey with us on the road to LEGENDARY!


RISE 13 – LEGENDARY will be a historic event not just for RISE, but for all of professional wrestling. This will be the first RISE iPPV, streaming worldwide via FITE. It will also be the largest roster of women professional wrestlers ever assembled for a single event!

With RISE 12 – ROW on The RISE in the books, the card for RISE 13 is starting to take form. Matches already announced include:

Phoenix of RISE Championship – “The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez defends against “Smiley” Kylie Rae

Guardians of RISE Tag Team Championship – Paradise Lost, Raven’s Ash and Dust with Rosemary defend against The Killer Death Machines, Jessicka Havok and Nevaeh.

RISE of The Contender – A 30 Woman over-the-top-rope, ordered-entry Battle Royal, with the winner receiving the ability to name what RISE event she will challenge whoever the reigning champion may be for The Phoenix of RISE.

“The Ballsy Badass” Shotzi Blackheart vs. Delilah Doom with Rosemary

Kris Wolf and Meat Friends vs. Su Yung and The Legion of Undead Brides

Team Sea Stars, Delmi Exo and Ashley Vox vs. Team Blue Nation, Charli Evans and Jessica Troy

Thunderkitty vs. Regina “Honey” Badger

And much more more!

Front Row is now sold out, but fans in Chicago can still attend live! Tickets are available at risedtwa.ticketleap.com.

And soon, you will be able to order RISE 13 – LEGENDARY via all websites and Apps from our friends at FITE!

Join us, worldwide as we present this massive scale event, truly showcasing Today’s Best, Tomorrow’s Brightest. The future of women’s professional wrestling is here.

The future is LEGENDARY!


After meeting 22 women in yesterday’s World Class Development Seminar at the Reality of Wrestling training school in Houston, we have made our decisions on the Prospective Talent Pool and who will be featured making their RISE debuts and returns.

Today’s RISE – ASCENT Tapings will showcase…

The Insidious One



Big Mama

Killa Kate

Raychell Rose

Ali Bama

Hawlee Cromwell

“Rookie Jen” Jenna Lynn


and more!

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When RISE was holding its first event, RISE 1 – IGNITE November 10, 2016 in Berwyn, IL, I don’t think many expected us to announce our second Seminar and Live Event. I think even fewer expected to hear it would be in Los Angeles, California.

We knew very early on that it wouldn’t be realistic for developing Women Wrestlers to always travel, often long distances, to the Chicago area for every Seminar. We knew we would have to branch out, and we knew we would need to go to areas where there seemed to be large populations of young, aspiring Women Athletes, the target audience for RISE Seminars.

In just the first two years, we have held World Class Development Seminars domestically in Chicago, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and Orlando and internationally in Norwich, England. Through these Seminars, To date, 97 women chosen from these Seminars have been chosen to perform on RISE Live Events.

Some may remember we even held a few RISE on The Road Seminars. The first of those was held with our friends at Sabotage Wrestling in Austin, TX. It was important to me to find a way to stick a toe in the proverbial water somewhere in the State of Texas. There seemed to be a growing number of women wrestlers, and I wanted to see what would happen if we did something smaller scale to see just how many women talents in Texas were interested in the RISE variety of learning.

And then it happened – RISE on The Road sold out.

So we did another one – RISE on the Road sold out.

And on top of that, we saw a different mix of talent in both. It became apparent, we needed to bring a full scale RISE World Class Development Seminar and Live Event to Texas. And we wanted to do it in a grand way.

And that’s where Reality of Wrestling came into play.

ROW, the wrestling promotion and training school opened by WWE Hall of Famer Booker T and Queen Sharmell , we knew had great track record for developing talent. RISE stars Kylie Rae, Miranda Alize and Hyan all came from the ROW system and, as fans know, have been key parts of RISE Live Events since joining our roster. Add to that ROW showing tremendous focus on their Diamond Division, holding several Ladies Night Out events in addition to heavily featuring women on ROW Events, it just seemed a right fit.

And with increased focus from RISE in getting talent prepared to perform in televised and video centric environments, Booker T World Gym Arena is a venue readily equipped to help talent develop in these areas.

After my first talk with Booker T, it all came together. Clearly RISE and ROW were two companies who desire to give the best possible learning and Live Event experience to developing Women Wrestlers. And both companies realize just how much can be won when two companies work in collaboration, not competition.

Over 20 women are signed up for the Seminar this Friday with Phoenix of RISE Mercedes Martinez, Saraya Knight, Jimmy Jacobs and me. I am so happy to see so many faces, many of those totally new to the RISE environment. There are many women wrestlers in Texas, and we have a focus in helping them learn and break out in 2019.

Several of those will receive opportunities Saturday as part of RISE 12 – ROW on The RISE.

This event is important for so many reasons.

Our first full scale event in Texas.

The start of another new partner promotion in ROW.

Kicking off the rebirth of RISE – ASCENT Episodes…more on that later…

And let’s not forget opportunity for at least one from the Seminar who will be brought to Chicago to be part of the huge RISE and SHIMMER Weekend March 29-31.

And on top of all that, we will have some major announcements that will likely make a fair amount of noise in the wrestling world, and I cannot wait to share them with our new fans and friends in Texas City, Texas near Houston THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!

Get ready to see what happens with Reality of Wrestling and RISE come together.

Get ready for ROW on The RISE!


IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Famer and current Producer of the Knockouts Division for IMPACT Wrestling, the incomparable Gail Kim returns to RISE March 29 in Berwyn, IL. This time, Gail once again facilitates our World Class Development Seminar, one a bit different from other offerings of past RISE Seminars.

The RISE 13 World Class Development Seminar will be focused in performing on television and other video centric platforms. Gail will lead the charge in this Seminar, joined by RISE Producers and referees in testing performers in a mock television environment. Producers will prepare training matches with talents, actively produce training matches via headsets with referees and provide immediate, post-match feedback.

With more opportunities than ever in the world of wrestling in a televised environment and possibly more on the horizon, skills taught in this seminar will be crucial for talents to develop if they want to be prepared for the challenges such environments create.

Gail brings her wealth of experience to Berwyn, IL Friday, March 29. Women wrestlers, registration is now open at rise-wrestling.com/seminar.