November 10-11, RISE’s brand of higher wrestling learning continues with RISE 5 – RISING SUN in Berwyn, IL. This World Class Development Seminar will reunite Madusa with one of her career’s most brutal rivals, a true Joshi Legend never before available for Seminars or wrestling training. A dream learning scenario never thought possible is now a reality.

As always, one of the unique facets of our Live Events is never knowing who you might see in competition from the Prospective Talent Pool of Seminar Participants. Who will be selected by RISE, SHIMMER and other influential minds behind women’s wrestling to be part of the card of RISING SUN?

The Pool thus far includes: Miranda Salinas, Dynamite Didi, Robin Maddox, Karen Q, Indi Hartwell, Stefany Sinclair, Tasha Steelz, Brittany Blake, Dominique Fabiano, Renee Michelle, Hyan, Hawlee Lane, Heather Monroe and Ray Lyn!

And the pool will get deeper with time. With the amount of invoices out, this Seminar is dangerously close to sold out. Women wrestlers, DO NOT MISS this one of a kind World Class Development Seminar!

To register, email, Subject: RISE 5 ASAP!

The Live Event of RISE 5 – RISING SUN is shaping up as well. Already confirmed matches and appearances include:

Joshi Legend Facilitator vs. ???

The Incursion of The Phoenix – Phoenix of RISE Champion Shotzi Blackheart defends against Britt Baker, Kikyo, Delilah Doom, Chelsea Green and Dust.

Also appearing: “The Queen of Suplexes” Nicole Savoy, Hudson Envy, Rosemary and more!

Tickets for the Live Event as well as VIP Meet and Greet with Madusa and the Joshi Legend (including in-ring photo opportunity) now on sale at

In an unexpected and unprecedented announcement by Madusa and Kevin Harvey on tonight’s iPPV Broadcast of WARRIORS RISE (available soon for replay at, we learned that all-time great BULL NAKANO joins Cheerleader Melissa and Madusa to facilitate the World Class Development Seminar as part of RISE 6 – BRUTAILTY!

Never before available for training anywhere in North America, retired from wrestling for many years, a deal has been reached that will see Bull Nakano paired with her legendary rival Madusa in both the Seminar and the VIP Meet and Greet before the Live Event that night.

Also keep in mind, this Seminar is a formal recruiting and scouting event for STARDOM. With STARDOM USA President Cheerleader Melissa and STARDOM Commissioner Madusa, this is very much a chance to learn and get noticed.

“We have always been about providing the most unique, advanced learning platform for independent wrestling talent. This one was already amazing with STARDOM’s involvement with Melissa and Madusa. And I don’t know that I can be clearer about the importance and magnitude of this Seminar other than the words, ‘BULL NAKANO,'” said RISE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey.

Learning like this is not available anywhere but RISE – Developing Tomorrow’s Women Athletes.

We also have an additional special event that will be added to the afternoon of December 2 prior to the AWS Event. More details to come in the very near future.

Those interested in this Seminar, register here:

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What many fans will interpret as very welcome good news may not be so well received for the women competing at WARRIORS RISE. “The Demon Assassin” Rosemary has received medical clearance, and her first match back from injury happens this Friday at WARRIORS RISE, Live from Epic Studios in Norwich, England!

“The Demon Assassin” has already spread decay and violence across RISE events. With her counterpart Dust of Paradise lost by her side, one can only speculate the degree of Rosemary’s fury that may be unleashed Friday on iPPV.

See it all for yourself in Norwich, tickets still available at Or, watch it live and with unlimited VOD replays on iPPV for £7.50, roughly $9.88 at!

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At RISE, nothing will ever be more important than the safety and well being of our talents and attendees of our World Class Development Seminars. We support our talents 100%, especially in times when support is most needed.

We are happy to report Chelsea Green is safe after Hurricane Irma devastated the State of Florida. However, due to damages sustained by Chelsea’s home requiring her immediate attention, she will be unable to appear this Friday at Warriors RISE in Norwich, England.

In this situation, RISE offers Chelsea all our love and support as she tends to matters at home. We ask that all fans join us in our efforts.

Chelsea will always have a home at RISE. We cannot wait to have her back in action as soon as possible!


We have heard from several talents in from all areas of England they are unable to make the entire RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE Seminar with Madusa and Mercedes Martinez due to other obligations already set in place that night due to necessary travel to and from Norwich. For those who will want to learn and are unable to stay the full duration of the Seminar, we may have an option for you.

The first portion of our day will be the in-ring training and will run from approximately 7 AM to 12 PM. We will then break for lunch. Those who need to depart for prior commitments but could make this time frame work, please email ASAP.

Since this time frame would be missing roughly 1/3 of our training day, we are offering a discount to those who cannot attend the full day of training. The full day of training is £100. This partial day we will make available for £60. While we are abroad, we want to evaluate as much talent as possible in the very limited time frame we are there.

A reminder, one female talent from the Seminar will be chosen to be flown to the US at RISE’s expense to be part of the RISE 5 – RISING SUN event in Chicago November 10. Arrangements will be made for this participant to remain in the Chicago area until the conclusion of the SHIMMER tapings November 12. This opportunity will only be given to an attendee of this Seminar.

If this partial day Seminar is of interest to you, please email, Subject RISE 4 ASAP.

We hope to see as many talents as possible in one week!


In just 8 days, RISE, the unique hybrid concept of World Class Development Seminars and Live Events showcasing talents from those Seminars crosses the Atlantic for our next outing, RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE September 15 in Norwich, England.

Not only is this a chance to train with an undeniable legend of the ring in Madusa, aka WWE Hall of Famer Alundra Blayze, but also with one of the absolute standouts of WWE’s Mae Young Classic, SHIMMER Champion Mercedes Martinez. In addition this is also possibly your chance to expand your horizons, finding bookings in the United States.

One participant from this Seminar will be chosen to be flown to the US at RISE’s expense to make their US debut at RISE 5 – RISING SUN in Berywn, IL near Chicago. This lucky participant will also be provided accommodations to stay throughout the entire SHIMMER Weekend.

Are our Seminars worth the risk?

European Talent: This is an opportunity to train with one of the all-time greats, someone who has NEVER before made herself available for training and development to anyone outside WWE. Madusa will not be across the ocean. She’ll be in Norwich, England. This is also an opportunity to train with a world traveled, 16+ year veteran and one of the top wrestlers in the world today, Mercedes Martinez.

Add to that the prospect of possibly being scouted and chosen by SHIMMER and RISE to make your US debut, possibly opening doors to even more opportunity. Does it seem like the potential reward outweighs the risk?

We know a lot of women who were unsure of what RISE is or what we had to offer. Here are just a few who took a chance on us, and used this platform to impress gaining opportunities in RISE, SHIMMER and beyond:

Phoenix of RISE Champion Shotzi Blackheart, Dust, Chelsea Green, Britt Baker, Delilah Doom, Kikyo, Jewells Malone, Deonna Purrazzo, Charli Evans, Jessica Troy, WWE Official Jessika Carr (Kennadi Brink), Savannah Evans, Dynamite Didi and many more…a list of over 30 women in all.

Opportunity will present itself for someone in attendance. Will this be you?

There is only one way to find out: be there!

To register, email, Subject RISE 4.


The RISE on the Road Series Seminars officially begin Friday, October 13 in Austin, Texas presented by Sabotage Wrestling! Promoters Thunder Rosa, aka Lucha Underground’s Kobra Moon and Brian Cervantes were the first to reach out to RISE to help bring our brand of training and development to Sabotage’s next outing entitled She’s On It.

“Sabotage is laser focused on doing positive things for women’s wrestling. That has been very apparent since their first show in 2016. Having gotten to know Thunder Rosa a bit as she has come through the  Chicago Market and my chats with Brian, we all have many of the same goals. Working together to make this the first outing of the RISE on the Road Series just makes sense. Like-minded people working together is always the best environment for talent development,” said RISE Executive Producer, Kevin Harvey.

This RISE on the Road outing will be facilitated by Kevin from 12 PM to 4 PM at the event venue Grizzly Hall in Austin. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: Interview and Promo Skills, Creating and Engaging Audience Emotion and Managing Your Brand.

Registration for this Seminar is now open. For more information and to register, please email, Subject: RISE Austin. The fee for this Seminar is $40

Tickets for Sabotage’s She’s On It are also available now at

Talents in Texas and the surrounding areas, take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn and have visibility to representatives from several promotions all in one place.

This is only the first outing for RISE on the ROAD. If you would like to bring the RISE on the Road Series Seminars to your wrestling school or event, please email, Subject: RISE on the Road.

We cannot wait to see what some of the best talents in Texas bring to the table October 13!


I know the Knights and I have both faced lots of praise from those who know us, how we work and what we are trying to do. There have also been skeptics and naysayers, and I totally get where all those perspectives come from. As I said publicly on social media yesterday, “You can do what everyone else does. You can do what they told you to do. Or, you can burn the rulebook. We chose C…”

On paper as this was panning out, it likely made no sense to anyone outside of Saraya and me.  She and I have been in contact since before RISE had a name. Every turn of the RISE program, every step in its evolution, she has been there. We’ve agreed. We’ve disagreed. But we’ve done so with the greatest of respects, and we get one another. We know when the other might need help being reeled in, and we know when the other might not budge on an idea.

To me, it’s been a perfect business relationship from the start.

With RISE 1’s almost accidental success as a Seminar, we knew international growth would be key, and we knew doing so in year one would be crazy. But, if we did it right, the potential to elevate the program on a true worldwide level was there.

We agreed. Year one had to see international expansion. And there was only one place for this to begin: Epic Studios  in Norwich, England with Bellatrix.

Let’s just think about this for one second. A privately held and funded independent wrestling company based in Naperville, IL in only it’s fifth event (counting GAIN) has held Seminars and Events in the Chicago Market, the Los Angeles Market and Norwich, England. And WARRIORS RISE happens two months shy of our one year anniversary?! This wouldn’t be possible without our relationships with Dave Prazak with SHIMMER, Bart Kapitzke with AWS and the Knights with Bellatrix and WAW.

We announced WARRIORS RISE in the ring at RISE 3 July 7. But the wheels have been in motion much longer. What does this Seminar mean? What are we accomplishing with the Live Event? When I step back and try to look at this as objectively as realistically possible, the meanings of both are profound.

On the Seminar…

Let’s just start with who our facilitators are for this outing.

SHIMMER Champion, “The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez joins us, imparting nearly seventeen years of wrestling experience upon wrestling talent from the UK and all over Europe. As of press time, Mercedes has advanced to the second round of WWE’s Mae Young Classic, having defeated Xia Li and now with Princesa Sugehit as her next challenge. Mercedes is the most experienced member of the field of 32 competitors chosen by WWE to put forth the best possible outing in a landmark event, named in honor of one if its most respected members of its Hall of Fame.

Let’s just think about that for a second. That’s a pretty profound statement of the respect and trust from the top of the industry. So many new fans are learning what we already know. Mercedes Martinez is one of the best active wrestlers in the world today.

And she’s coming from the United States to Norwich, England to share that knowledge.

On the topic of the WWE Hall of Fame, it is also directly represented in Mercedes co-facilitator in this Seminar, Madusa, aka Alundra Blayze.

Again, I just need to say that aloud (on digital paper…) to convince myself it is real. Madusa, one of the greatest trailblazers in wrestling history, not only is making herself available as a developer of talent for the first time ever, but she is doing so with RISE. To say I am humbled and honored is a bold understatement. The only other place a wrestling talent can say they have sat under the learning tree with Madusa is the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. And those talents were all contracted to WWE.

This undeniable legend of professional wrestling is available to ANY AND ALL wrestling talent through this Seminar with RISE, and it’s happening at the WAW Training School in Norwich, England.

I cannot imagine a scenario where if I were a wrestling talent in Europe that I would not do whatever it takes to be part of this Seminar. This is a first of its kind opportunity. I know I would want to be in on the ground level.

And this Seminar has high stakes for the women in attendance. It is no gimmick. It is no work. Legitimately, Dave Prazak, Saraya Knight, Ricky Knight, Madusa, Mercedes Martinez and I will be conferring and making the decision: What woman from this seminar will be flown to the US at RISE’s expense to be part of RISE 5 – RISING SUN in Chicago November 10? Oh, and by the way, SHIMMER is November 11-12. There are no guarantees implied here, but I won’t be flying whoever is selected home until November 13. I would not want a potential opportunity that may open up over the course of a SHIMMER weekend to not be available to a European talent because I booked their flight home too soon.

And those are just the implications of the Seminar. Let’s talk about the Live Event. It’s RISE 4. It’s Bellatrix 26. It’s WARRIORS RISE, live from Epic Studios in Norwich, England Friday, September 15.

We have talent from WWE’s Mae Young Classic.

We have stars of GFW IMPACT Wrestling.

We have one of Ring of Honor’s featured Women of Honor.


We have Bellatrix.

We have RISE.

These are not six different events. This is ONE event! ONE ticket! ONE iPPV!

ONE SHOT! That’s what we are asking for from fans worldwide. We’re asking our existing fans. We’re asking fans who are discovering our event through recent happenings, news and events in the entire wrestling industry.

We’re asking our existing fans to take a chance on us as they always have, even when we’re very far away from our home turf.

For those just hearing about us, we’re asking for that one chance to make you our fans, fans of the future of women’s professional wrestling. Take the chance on the talent you know, but see just how many of the Bellatrix and RISE crew blow your mind after seeing what this amazingly talented group of women can do!

Saraya Knight and I are betting it all on WARRIORS RISE! You can make that gamble for significantly less. £7.50, or just under $10 lets you see this event live or with unlimited replays. And you can reserve your seat at

We promise, you will not be disappointed.

This is why we came together.

This is why RISE exists.

This is Bellatrix’s time!

This is RISE’s time!

This is what it all comes down to in two weeks!


The deadline for pre-orders is fast approaching for the limited edition RISE 4 – WARRIORS RISE Commemorative T-Shirts and Zipper Hoodies. After 11:59 PM September 4, the chance to get these items will have passed. We will be producing these items to pre-order quantities only. These shirts will not be produced again, so act fast to get yours at!

T-Shirts, all sizes $20. Zipper Hoodies, all sizes $40. UK Fans can select event pickup and items will be available in Norwich, England at Epic Studios at WARRIORS RISE and the WAW Events September 15 and 16. If you unable to attend WARRIORS RISE, we will begin worldwide shipping on all others September 18.

And don’t forget, you can also watch WARRIORS RISE LIVE on iPPV at! Just £7.50 ($9.99 USD) gets you the live show and unlimited replays!

At long last, we have received the physical tickets from our vendor for all seating and VIP Meet and Greet tickets for RISE 5 and RISE 6. RISE 5 – RISING SUN goes down November 10 in Berwyn, IL and RISE 6 – BRUTALITY happens December 1 in South Gate, CA.

Many thanks to our supportive fans as always for this first wave of ticket orders. Fans looking to receive their tickets ASAP, tonight is a great time to order and they will also ship tomorrow morning!

What Joshi Legend makes her way to Chicago in November? What other matches will ensure the name BRUTALITY is absolutely fitting? Get those tickets now, as you will not want to miss our next U.S. Events! Tickets on sale now at!