Over the years, we have seen many talented fan creations in the video realm. Those are the very fans to whom we are reaching out now!

We have selected “Not Alone” by David Serotkin as the official theme song for RISE 1 – IGNITE. Let’s see who out there can make the best music video set to this tune showcasing the participants of RISE 1 as well as Saraya Knight, Shayna Baszler and Nicole Savoy to be the official video intro for RISE 1!

Submit your entries to We will post all entries and put it up to a fan vote, very similar to the #YG2 campaign.

Deadline for entries will be October 14.

We look forward to seeing what you’ve got!

Audio file for “Not Alone” here: Not Alone mp3


There has been tremendous interest and support for RISE 1 from the word, “Go!” Our vision of investing in events where women wrestlers can invest in themselves and fans can invest in the curiosity of a concept to build the future of women’s professional wrestling is shared by many!

After originally selling out to our original attendance projections, we doubled attendance for RISE 1 – IGNITE’s World Class Development Seminar with Saraya Knight and Colt Cabana. Now, only TWO seats remain for aspiring ladies wishing to take part. This attendance figure cannot and will not be raised again.

Our Front Row seats have also been filling in quite nicely! At only $10, they were not expected to last long. As of this posting, only seven remain.

At $10 Front Row and $5 General Admission, 40 of the hungriest women on the independents vying to impress fans and SHIMMER management and the additions of “Queen of Spades” Shayna Baszler and Heart of SHIMMER Champion Nicole Savoy to the Live Event, these just might be the most valuable tickets in all of professional wrestling!

If you are a woman wrestler looking to attend our World Class Development Seminar or a fan looking to attend RISE 1 – IGNITE Thursday, November 10 at the Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL, act quickly and get over to The Shop right now!


As announced on social media earlier this week, a new, dangerous element has been added to the card for the Live Event of RISE 1 – IGNITE. The officials of RISE are very happy, and the prospective talent pool is rightfully apprehensive about what it means to have “The Queen of Spades” Shayna Baszler joining us Thursday, November 10!

Bringing with her a lifetime of experience in the world of MMA, Shayna made a huge impact immediately upon her arrival on the independent wrestling scene. She is unlike any competitor we have ever seen.

At RISE 1, Shayna joins one of her SHIMMER partners, Heart of SHIMMER Champion Nicole Savoy. But what does that mean for the card? Will they combine forces in the tag team ranks? Will they continue their domination of singles divisions everywhere they go?

For the prospective talent pool of RISE 1, a match with either could mean one’s name being made. With the talents of these two ladies, it could also very well mean just another name added to a growing list of fallen opponents.

Very limited Front Row seating is still available as well as General Admission. Front Row tickets are just $10, GA $5. Get yours today at The Shop before they run out!


You’ve seen submissions roll in for the last two weeks for our “You’ve Got Two” social media campaign to find our first Internet Darling for RISE 1 – IGNITE November 10 in Berwyn, IL. Now, the time has come to vote!

The entire campaign can be viewed at this link. There, you will also find a link to our online poll to cast your vote! One vote can be cast per IP address per twenty-four hour period.

The Internet Darling will receive a guaranteed spot on the card at RISE 1 – IGNITE! The winner of the competition will be the woman whose video submission receives the highest total of combined YouTube play counts AND votes!

So, share those videos! Watch them all! Cast those votes! It all matters, especially to our first ever Internet Darling!

Feel free to share and discuss who YOUR favorites are on social media. Please us know what you think using the hashtags #YG2 and #InternetDarling!

Happy sharing, and happy voting!

See the Internet Darling in action LIVE Thursday, November 10 at 8 PM at the Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL as RISE 1 – IGNITE kicks off the monstrous, historic weekend for women’s wrestling prior to SHIMMER Vols. 86-90 November 11-13.

For tickets to RISE, click here.

For tickets to SHIMMER, click here.

RISE 1 – IGNITE will provide many in-ring firsts in Women’s Wrestling. It will also present the first-time pairing for our commentary duo Marty DeRosa and Veda Scott!

Marty is a cornerstone of the Chicago standup comedy scene. He is a founding member of “Comedians You Should Know,” the premier independently run standup showcase in Chicago. Marty has had a #1 album on iTunes and performs standup all over the country.

Also a lifelong fan of professional wrestling, many will recognize Marty from his YouTube contributions with Colt Cabana through “Creative Has Nothing for You” and “Worst Promo Ever.” Marty has also provided commentary for our friends in Minnesota at F1RST Wrestling.

You can listen to Marty weekly via MLW Radio through the podcast  “Marty and Sarah Love Wrestling” as well as his own show “Wrestling with Depression.”

Veda Scott is a name well known on the current independent wrestling scene. A product of the Ring of Honor Dojo, Veda was trained by Delirious and SHIMMER original Daizee Haze. Veda remains one of the busiest independent wrestlers today.

Veda brings to our commentary booth broadcast experience from ROH and a knowledge of professional wrestling  acquired over years of hard work, spanning independent promotions around the world.

A key member in the rebirth of Women of Honor, Veda has made it no secret she wants nothing more than the continued advancement of women’s wrestling. As such, Veda has a very vested interest in RISE.

Follow Marty on Twitter @MartyDeRosa and Veda @itsvedatime.

What other announcements and surprises do we have in store for RISE 1 – IGNITE?

Stay tuned…

Tickets are still available for the Live Event Thursday, November 10 in Berwyn, IL. Limited numbers of $10 Front Row are still available as well as $5 General Admission. Get yours today over at the Shop.


Camera crews from the cornerstone of independent wrestling video distribution, Smart Mark Video, will be on hand November 10 as we present RISE 1 – IGNITE. However, they won’t just be filming the Live Event.

The cameras will be rolling for events prior to RISE 1 and all day November 10, including portions from the World Class Development Seminar and other behind-the-scenes shots. The footage will be used for our documentary project titled “The RISE of an Indie.”

Through this project, you will learn what goes into the creation and execution of first of its kind event. You’ll see the the emotional highs for talent. You’ll learn the struggles of the producers leading into the event. Wrestling is an industry filled with losses and rewards, and the cameras of SMV will capture all.

Many documentaries have been produced detailing events after the end of wrestling companies. We want to give the fans insight as to what happens to get a promotion off the ground.

Many thanks to the talented crew of Smart Mark Video, in particular Mike Robles for helping us make all the connections so it can all be brought to your video library.

For all your independent wrestling video needs including VOD, DVD and BluRay, please visit their website at

Yesterday, the wrestling community saw the debut of our YouTube campaign, “You’ve Got Two.” The segment began with the introduction and announcement of “Derby Doll” Layne Rosario as a participant in the World Class Development Seminar facilitated by Saraya Knight and Colt Cabana on November 10. That means she is also in the potential talent pool for the card for the Live Event of RISE 1 – IGNITE.

Today, we saw our second seminar participant taking advantage of #YG2 as we introduced “The Duchess” Ayzali. Both Layne and Ayzali should be commended for being the first two right out of the gate to get out of their comfort zone and send us a promo!

In wrestling, to evolve, you have to get out of your comfort zone. It has been said, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” The ability to carry a promo or vignette is a hard thing to master, and these ladies were the first to take steps through training and feedback offered by RISE and shatter the glass ceilings of their former comfort zones!

So, what’s in it for the girls besides an opportunity to improve their microphone and camera skills? How about a GUARANTEED SPOT on the LIVE EVENT of RISE 1 – IGNITE?!?!

Introducing the subset of the #YG2 campaign, voting by the fans of RISE to determine who will be “The Internet Darling!”

Participants have until September 10 to submit their promos for #YG2. Then, September 11, voting will be made available at Voting will run until 12 AM October 1.

This will be the one and only guaranteed seminar participant’s spot on the card for RISE 1, and the only way to get it is to win the vote. So get those cameras rolling, ladies!!!

Stay tuned to our website, social media accounts (@RISEdtwa) and subscribe to our YouTube channel to see all #YG2 submissions. Then starting September 11, cast your votes on the website to determine the first ever RISE – Developing Tomorrow’s Women Athletes Internet Darling, solidifying their spot on the card at RISE 1 – IGNITE November 10 at 8 PM at the Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL.

Tickets available in the shop, $10 Front Row (Limited) and $5 General Admission.

Friday, August 26, RISE kicked off our social media campaign “You’ve Got Two!” The participants of the World Class Development Seminar with Saraya Knight and Colt Cabana as part of RISE 1 – IGNITE Thursday, November 10 have up to two minutes to introduce themselves to the viewing audience!

“You’ve Got Two” gets started with “Derby Doll” Layne Rosario!

The Live Event starts at 8 PM at the Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL and will be comprised primarily of the top 10-12 girls selected from the over 30 from the seminar. Get to know the ladies of RISE and let us know who YOUR favorites are!

Tickets are still available at the shop. Over half the front row tickets have already sold. $10 Front Row and $5 GA still available.

Learn the stories of the participants and hear them tell you first-hand why November 10 is their time to RISE!

Please subscribe to our channel or view the videos embedded on our website here!

Follow us on social media @RISEdtwa and please use our hashtags #RISE1 and #YG2!


A special teaser announcement was dropped by Kevin in an interview on this week’s The Uncle Mike and Tom Show. For the RISE 1 – IGNITE Live Event, a special talent has been signed to compete with the only hint given as, “this person has already been part of the SHIMMER Roster and has been closely associated with SHIMMER titles.”

Who might it be? Is it a current roster member? Could it be a past, licensed SHIMMER competitor returning?

With what credentials are known so far, we know this: whoever it is will give one lucky opponent from the World Class Development Seminar with Colt Cabana and Saraya Knight and the fans in attendance a memorable match as she has in all previous SHIMMER outings.

To hear the interview with Kevin on The Uncle Mike and Tom Show, please follow either of the following links:

Are you excited for the RISE 1 – IGNITE Live Event yet?! Get your tickets today! At prices of $10 Front Row and $5 General Admission, a sold out event is anticipated.

Get your tickets for November 10 at the Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL at 8 PM now over at the Shop!


After selling out the original attendance cap for the RISE 1 – IGNITE World Class Development Seminar facilitated by Colt Cabana and Saraya Knight AND raising the attendance cap, we are down to ONLY TWO seats remaining!

Once these seats are gone, we will not be raising the attendance cap again. Additional inquiries will be added to a cancellation waitlist.

For further information, please email Registration and payment information also available in the Shop.

Ladies, do not delay, or you are might be leaving 43 years of invaluable knowledge on the table.