RISE 1 – IGNITE is now in the books, and it’s time to shift gears toward promoting our World Class Development Seminar with Saraya Knight and Colt Cabana as part of RISE 2 – ASCENT. It’s also time we start putting together our guest appearances for the Live Event! The top stable in Women’s Wrestling – Trifecta will be in the house in South Gate, CA January 27!

SHIMMER Champion “The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez will be competing at RISE 2, as will “The Queen of Spades” Shayna Baszler. They will be accompanied by the Heart of SHIMMER Champion, Nicole Savoy.

You’ll be hard pressed to find greater talent at a more reasonable price that a ticket to RISE! Tickets for RISE 2 – ASCENT are $15 for Front Row Reserved, $10 Second Row Reserved and $5 General Admission. All levels of tickets include Meet and Greet with all featured guests and all participants from our World Class Development Seminar in the Prospective Talent Pool for competition at the Live Event.

Get yours today over at The Shop!


RISE – DTWA is pleased to announce yet another layer of training and development for women’s professional wrestling. Today, we launch Access – RISE, remote video training in addition to what we offer in our World Class Development Seminars.

While our World Class Development Seminars will focus largely on in-ring and physical training, Access – RISE will focus on public speaking and promos, character development and perspectives on crafting your persona as well as opportunity to submit matches for constructive feedback on a regular basis. We are also open to other topics sought by members, but these will be our primary focus points for this remote training.

Access – RISE will be available as an annual membership with an enrollment fee of $100. Members will be able to have “at least” one one-hour session every two weeks for a full calendar year. Sessions will be conducted over video chats using Skype and Facetime, subject to scheduling availability. When you break that down, that’s “at least” 26 hours of training for $100 if members schedule to their maximum potential.

In addition, active members of Access – RISE will receive a $10 discount on World Class Development Seminars the duration of their membership, regardless of geographic location. Members will also be prioritized and granted entry to World Class Development Seminars, even in the event of sellout.

RISE continues to innovate new methods of training and development for women professional wrestlers. And it doesn’t end with our Seminars and Access – RISE.

For more information or to sign up for Access – RISE, email, Subject: Access – RISE.


Attention women wrestlers in the Southern California Market or within traveling distance: RISE 2 – ASCENT is coming your way Friday, January 27 to South Gate, California in Los Angeles County! All the ladies of RISE 1 in Chicago have had positives to say and many concrete takeaways they will apply over their career. 13 women in all received SHIMMER opportunities. Many more are on now the radar of SHIMMER and other promotions such as BCW, AIW, AAW and WAW UK/Bellatrix.

RISE 2’s World Class Development Seminar features the return of Director of Talent Development Saraya Knight and Guest Facilitator Colt Cabana. Priced at $75, this outing will feature more training, two hours more in comparison to RISE 1.

To register, please email Subject: RISE 2 Interest ASAP. With the success of RISE 1, we anticipate a spike in attendance signups this week. You will not want to get closed out of this opportunity.

Fans, tickets are now on sale for the RISE 2 – ASCENT Live Event. $15 Front Row, $10 Second Row Reserved and $5 General Admission. Get yours today over at The Shop.


Forty women wrestlers came to Berwyn, IL Thursday, November 10 with nothing certain but an opportunity to train with two of the best wrestlers in the world in Saraya Knight and Colt Cabana. A truly World Class Development Seminar was held to positive reviews by all attendees, setting a new standard of excellence in ongoing education in professional wrestling.

Thirteen women in all received immediate return on investment from their seminar fees and costs associated with travel. Was it all really worth their time and efforts?

Ask Phoenix of RISE Champion Angel Dust and Shotzi Blackheart who made their SHIMMER debuts on Volume 86. See what Arianna, Savannah Evans and the Buru Death Squad of “The Fallen Flower” Kikyo and “Big Bang” Roni Nicole have to say about their chance to wrestle in front of SHIMMER fans in a RISE sanctioned match prior to Volume 87. Heather Monroe, Kate Carney and Angie Skye also had their time in the SHIMMER ring prior to Volume 89. And the final day of tapings also saw SHIMMER main roster debuts for Kennadi Brink, Kiera Hogan and Sonya Strong. Samantha Heights wrestled both tapings the final day, pulling off a win over former SHIMMER Tag Team Champion, Navaeh!

For those out there who may have questioned our intentions of truly providing a pipeline of talent to SHIMMER and all women’s wrestling, the numbers do not lie. What we do is real, and we intend to keep our momentum.

Education, elevation and motivation. That is why we are here, and that is how we will help all talent who works with us RISE, creating a future for all women’s wrestling.


Thursday, November 10, 2016 will go down in history for many reasons. RISE 1- IGNITE was a first of its kind hybrid World Class Development Seminar and Live Event. In addition, we introduced a cryptic hashtag referenced on Social Media and at the Live Event, #FP0R. No one, including talent involved in #FP0R matches knew what this was.

The tag would be decoded in-ring before the Main Event by Kevin Harvey as standing for “First Phoenix of RISE” as the Championship Belt was revealed for the first time to fans and talents alike.

After a ten year journey in professional wrestling, Angel Dust will go down in history as the first ever Phoenix of RISE Champion! We could not think of anyone better to represent exactly what RISE does and why we exist – to educate and elevate talent of all levels in women’s professional wrestling.

Congratulations, Angel Dust! You will see her defend the Phoenix of RISE Championship in South Gate, CA January 27 as we present RISE 2 – ASCENT. Tickets available now at The Shop. $15 Front Row, $10 Second Row Reserved and $5 GA.


The first fun of RISE Logo Pullover Hooded Sweatshirts are in-stock! They turned out great. Look great, and SUPER comfy!

Now shipping over at The Shop!

If you would like to order a hoodie from our in-stock supply and you will be attending RISE and SHIMMER November 10-13, use coupon code PICKUP during checkout and avoid all shipping charges! We’ll label one, just for you and have it at the merchandise tables at RISE 1 – IGNITE and SHIMMER Volumes 86-90.

Sizes S-3XL in-stock now, 2XL and 3XL limited quantities. $40 for sizes S-XL, $45 for sizes 2XL+.

We are expecting the RISE 1 – IGNITE Event Exclusive Baseball Ts Tuesday or Wednesday. Again, you can order online with code PICKUP to get yours this week. Get these now, because this is a one-time print, never to be made again. There will never be another RISE 1, and you can prove you  were there to support us from day one!

Thanks to all for your support right out of the gate! Show your support for women’s wrestling with pride. In just a few days, it is all of our times to RISE!


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!