With last night’s bombshell announcement of WWE Hall of Famer Madusa, aka Alundra Blayze, our inquiries have been off the hook! As mentioned briefly in our press release late Wednesday, Madusa has agreed to a multi-Seminar and appearance deal with RISE. The first is September 15 in Norwich, England as part of RISE 4 with SHIMMER Champion Mercedes Martinez!

However, we have a lot more going on this year, and our North American Prospective Seminar Talents have been asking what’s in store for the rest of 2017, so here is what we can tell you.

RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE September 15 in Norwich, England with Madusa and SHIMMER Champion Mercedes Martinez, £100.

RISE 5 – RISING SUN November 10 in Berwyn, IL (Chicago) with Unannounced Joshi Legend and TBD, $150.

RISE 6 – BRUTALITY December 1 in South Gate, CA (Los Angeles) with Madusa and TBD.

“Clearly the program is hitting its stride and we are involving heavy hitters, some of the heaviest hitters in wrestling history. I know we have been ambiguous with our language about a ‘crazy back half of 2017,’ and ‘cannot believe who we’re talking to for upcoming seminars.’ Hopefully, with the confirmation and announcement of Madusa’s involvement in RISE clearly shows just how serious we are about developing the next generation of women’s wrestlers. Now, when girls see things like ‘Unannounced’ and ‘TBD,’ I hope they realize that only means it is something amazing we are working on and, as is the case with most major business dealings, little can be outwardly discussed until all details on all sides are final,” said PIPELINE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey.

Harvey elaborated, “We know we are asking talent to take personal, professional and financial risks to be part of RISE Seminars and potentially our Live Events. We are taking those same risks on a grand scale to show all we truly believe in what we do: discovering new talent and cultivating the next generation of stars in women’s wrestling.”

Now, the remainder of 2017’s Seminars are all open for registration and effectively on sale. Though they are months away, early registration will allow for maximum time to plan travel for Prospective Seminar Talents.

Women wrestlers, to begin your journey to RISE, please fill out the form below.


RISE is beyond thrilled to announce the latest addition to our team of facilitators for our truly World Class Development Seminars, WWE Hall of Famer MADUSA, aka Alundra Blayze!!! Madusa has committed to multiple dates for RISE, and the first of those is September 15 at RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE at Epic Studios in Norwich, England!

Now, our RISE 4 World Class Development Seminar final details are known. The morning of September 15, women wrestlers will have this amazing opportunity to learn from a true legend of professional wrestling in Madusa and one woman who is unquestionably at the very top of the game, SHIMMER Champion “The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez!

“I do not have the words to express how much Madusa joining the program means to RISE. Undeniably one of the most influential women in the history of wrestling, having her as a part of Developing Tomorrow’s Women Athletes is incredibly important. This is big, HUGE, and it makes sense for her involvement to begin as we take our first steps as a worldwide brand of talent development this September,” said PIPELINE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey.

Madusa will also be appearing at the Live Event (appearance only) RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE. Fans will have the chance to meet this legendary wrestling figure, details coming soon!

RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE happens in conjunction with Bellatrix Female Warriors and World Association of Wrestling UK September 15!

Women wrestlers, DO NOT miss this amazing training opportunity with Madusa and Mercedes Martinez! This Seminar also gives you direct visibility to the promoters of RISE, SHIMMER, Bellatrix, WAW, BEW and more.

Cost for this Seminar is £100. It is now officially on-sale. To begin registration, please fill out the form below!

WWE Mae Young Classic Competitor and SHIMMER Champion Mercedes Martinez and WWE Hall of Famer Madusa in one World Class Development Seminar, only at RISE – Developing Tomorrow’s Women Athletes!



Thank you fans and wrestling talent for your patience as we put together the final details for RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE in association with Bellatrix and WAW at Epic Studios in Norwich, England September 15-16. We are now able to start confirming some of the details for our World Class Development Seminar.

Taking care of the in-ring training for this outing will be Guest Facilitator, SHIMMER Champion “The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez!!! Mercedes’ career has been a storied one, and to say she is on a roll of late is an understatement. Currently in her second reign as SHIMMER Champion and a member of the 32 Woman Field in WWE’s upcoming Mae Young Classic, Martinez is on fire, motivated like never before! Mercedes’ passion for her craft is clear, even more abundantly so when she has opportunity to develop the next generation of women wrestlers!

We are still waiting to to confirm the final times for this Seminar. Additionally, we hope to release pricing details very soon. We are currently negotiating with a possible additional facilitator who truly embodies what we seek to deliver in “World Class” Development Seminars. Once we know the final layout and structure, pricing details will be released to pre-registrants first, then the general wrestling public.

Women wrestlers worldwide, this is an unprecedented opportunity for visibility for US and European Promotions. Promoters confirmed to be on-hand scouting talent (and the list is growing) include:

Dave Prazak – SHIMMER

Kevin Harvey – RISE

The Knight Family – WAW/Bellatrix

Declan Kellett  – British Empire Wrestling

As we have announced prior, one participant from this camp will be chosen to have their travel expenses covered to be part of RISE 5 – RISING SUN in Berwyn, IL November 10 before the big SHIMMER taping of Volumes 96-99 featuring the Return of the Joshi!

To complete pre-registration, please fill out the online form located at!

Today, tickets are officially on sale for our return to the Los Angeles Market with RISE 6 – BRUTALITY December 1! We began our 2017 with a huge double shot weekend with AWS Promotions in South Gate, CA, and that is exactly how we will end what has been a banner year for RISE!

Already announced for this Live Event: “The Wounded Owl” LuFisto takes on Dust in a BARBED WIRE BAT MATCH!

Tickets in advance for RISE 6 are $30 for Front Row, $25 for Second Row and just $10 for General Admission. All tickets at the door will be an additional $5, so ordering is advance is advised. Get yours at

RISE 5 – RISING SUN, our return to the Chicago Market November 10 at the Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL. This will be a gigantic triple shot weekend with SHIMMER Women Athletes! Nearly half the Front Row has already been sold!

Tickets for RISE 5 are $30 Front Row and $10 General Admission. Ticket prices at the door will be an additional $5, so again, ordering in advance is advised. Order yours today at

And for our fans in the UK and our potential new fans in the UK, we hope to have all the details for RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE, our co-promotion with Bellatrix and WAW September 15-16 at Epic Studios in Norwich, England later today!

We said the back half of 2017 got a little crazy, we most certainly were not kidding!


Our VOICE Online Seminar Program is back in the month of August with several outings offered with facilitators Justin Roberts, Portia Perez and Kevin Harvey!

We have a number of topics for many roles within professional wrestling! VOICE Online Seminars can be attended by anyone worldwide with an internet connection and a computer, smartphone or tablet. Just visit the website or use the app and you’re in!

July 30, 11 AM CDT – Promo 101

Kevin will fly solo for this promo outing. Designed as an introductory to promos for any wrestling role, this session is open to performers of all experience levels, including those who are still in their initial training.

This Seminar will run for approximately 2 hours with a cost of $20.

August 1, 7 PM CDT – Promos and “The Little Things”

Portia and Kevin will delve into the art of the promo and all “the little things” that add to truly compelling and well-developed in-ring personas. We are opening this outing to performers of all roles in wrestling due to many crossover skills and a need for all roles to understand these advanced fundamentals.

This Seminar will run for 2-3 hours and has a cost of $40. Those who also take part in the July 30 Promo 101 will receive a discounted rate of both Seminars for $50 total.

August 6, 11 AM CDT – Center Ring – The Art of Ring Announcing

Longtime WWE Ring Announcer Justin Roberts joins Kevin for this outing, giving an unprecedented look into the role of the Ring Announcer. With his intimate knowledge of the role from his days on the independents all the way up to WrestleMania itself, Justin has a perspective unlike any other.

Now, the author of “The Best Seat in the House” joins the VOICE Team for a deep dive into  a role for which he and Kevin have great passion, that of the Ring Announcer!

This Seminar will run for 3 hours and has a cost of $100.

August 8, 7 PM CDT – The Art of Commentary

Portia and Kevin present our latest offering for commentators. Though primarily designed for announcers, we strongly encourage wrestlers, managers and other roles’ participation as well. Almost anyone in wrestling can be called upon in a pinch for commentary, and we want everyone to be ready!

This Seminar will run for approximately 3 hours and has a cost of $40.

To sign up for any of these offerings, please complete the form below!

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The biggest weekend in independent women’s wrestling returns to Berwyn, IL at the world famous Berwyn Eagles Club! We kick off the weekend with RISE 5 – RISING SUN Friday, November 10. Then, SHIMMER inches closer to the historic Volume 100 as they film Volumes 96-99 Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12.

RISE 5 – RISING SUN Tickets:

$30 Front Row, $10 GA in Advance, $15 at the Door. We have done away with Second Row Reserved Seating. So now, our already insane value GA ticket just became that much more valuable as a potential Second Row seat!

We have also added a $50 VIP Meet and Greet Ticket. These tickets are only admission to the VIP Meet and Greet and do not include Live Event Admission. VIP Meet and Greet details will be released at a later time, but will feature rare, in-ring photo ops and a chance to meet one of professional wrestling’s true legends in a rare US Appearance.

All RISE tickets now available at

SHIMMER 96-99 Tickets:

Front Row Reserved, Full Weekend – $220

Second Row Reserved, Full Weekend – $120

Additional information available at the link below.

Get your tickets for SHIMMER 96-99 here:


Details are starting to come together for our first international World Class Development Seminar and Live Event, RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE in association with Bellatrix Female Warriors and WAW UK! Though not a complete list, we wanted to start to let fans in the UK know what talent they will see returning to England and who is appearing in the country for the first time!

As announced prior, the first two talents confirmed were Phoenix of RISE Champion “The Ballsy Badass” Shotzi Blackheart and former Phoenix of RISE Champion, Dust.

Added to the field will be…

“The Demon Assassin” Rosemary returns to RISE, but what implications will her mantra “Want, Take, Have” have on the events of RISE 4?

Chelsea Green is coming to Norwich! After turning many heads with tag team partner Britt Baker as Fire and Nice, Chelsea sets out in our UK debut to make her mark in singles action.

“The Hardcore Princess” Jewells Malone is back in the UK this fall! Now a member of the RISE Roster, Jewells is ready to show even more of her hard-hitting style and tenacity that landed her place with us after RISE 3 – MEDIC!

Charli Evans made a tremendous impression at RISE 3 – MEDIC with her tag team partner in The Blue Nation, Jessica Troy. Out on her own this time, Charli is looking to land her very own permanent home on the RISE Roster!

Deonna Purrazzo has traveled the world, but not yet debuted in the United Kingdom…until now! Deonna’s win at RISE 3 over SHIMMER Original Cheerleader Melissa immediately cemented her place on the rosters of both SHIMMER and RISE. Now, Deonna looks to show an entirely new fanbase just what it means to be the Virtuosa!

And we are currently working on finalizing additional Feature Talent and facilitator(s) of our World Class Development Seminar. More details coming soon!

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The Executive Producers of RISE – Developing Tomorrow’s Women Athletes and SHIMMER Women Athletes will land in England September 14 and stay through September 17. An unprecedented opportunity for training, development and visibility will take place over the weekend. We are in the process of finalizing details for the World Class Development Seminar’s Facilitator(s) and Featured Talent for the Live Event, all part of RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE. RISE 4 will be a co-promoted event with Bellatrix Female Warriors and World Association of Wrestling. All the learning and action will take place at EPIC Studios in Norwich, England!

Through RISE, we seek to develop a pipeline of the best women’s talent worldwide, and to do that, we have to expand our horizons. We are doing that in a big way with our first international outing. We know there is a great deal of talent in the United Kingdom and Europe, and we want to see what they have. And we want to see that first hand! This Seminar will provide visibility to SHIMMER (Dave Prazak), RISE (Kevin Harvey), Bellatrix/WAW (The Knight Family), British Empire Wrestling (Declan Kellett) and more.

One talent will be selected from this Prospective Talent Pool to be part of the Live Event of RISE 5 – RISING SUN in Berwyn, IL November 10, the RISE event preceding SHIMMER Women Athletes’ tapings of Volumes 96-99 November 11-12. (No implication of booking with SHIMMER Women Athletes is guaranteed or implied.)

Interest in this Seminar has already been quite high, so we are opening a pre-registration process now. We will fill in seats once final details are released from pre-registrants first before opening to the general women’s wrestling public.

Details of the RISE 4 World Class Development Seminar will hopefully be finalized by Friday, July 21.

To pre-register, please fill out the form below.

In what is unarguably our biggest risk to date, RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE takes place September 15 in Norwich, England in a co-promoted event with World Association of Wrestling and Bellatrix Female Warriors, the wrestling promotions owned by our dear friends The Knight Family. More details on this event to come…

However, we are in a place to start confirming talent who will be coming across the pond (and possibly some other major bodies of land and water…). And it’s our pleasure to let UK fans know they will get to see:

The Phoenix of RISE Champion “The Ballsy Badass” Shotzi Blackheart returns to the Untied Kingdom after a recent tour. This time, she’s bringing the title, and it will be on the line. The challenger for the title has yet to be determined. After a grueling Dog Collar Match and successful defense of The Phoenix at RISE 3, is there any length “The Ballsy Badass” will not go to to retain her coveted title?

Dust, the former Angel Dust, the First Phoenix of RISE Champion and partner in violence to “The Demon Assassin” Rosemary will be making her first appearance overseas. After the ending events of RISE 3 – MEDIC left more questions than answers, what will Dust have in store for our fans in the United Kingdom? And where there is Dust, can a “Demon Assassin” be far behind?

Stay tuned to this website and our Social Media @RISEdtwa for more information as it develops!