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.

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 rise-wrestling.com. 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.