The biggest weekend in professional wrestling has reached its conclusion, and what a thrill-ride it was for anyone with an emotional connection to this wonderful industry. There is a lot of news coming out of all the events of the last several days, not the least of which is WWE’s formal announcement of a 32-Competitor Women’s Tournament to be aired exclusively on WWE Network.
Let us be clear, we have no direct involvement or affiliation to this announcement or to WWE. However, the confirmation of this tournament’s existence is the very reason RISE was founded in August 2016.
“It’s exciting to see the growing list opportunities for women wrestlers on wrestling’s biggest stage,” said PIPELINE Executive Producer Kevin Harvey. “With the recent increase in volume of independent talent signings, those who are being formally courted and scouted and the final confirmation of WWE Women’s Tournament, the world can now see all the reasons we exist.”
“This is the double-edged sword for independent companies such as SHIMMER Women Athletes,” Harvey continued. “Utilizing the absolute best worldwide talent available to the independents makes for some of the best women’s shows you will ever see. However, with that comes one bittersweet fact: we fully expect the best talent in the world will not be available to us forever. At any point, we have to be prepared to say, ‘Farewell,’ to our friends and colleagues.”
And that is where RISE comes into play. We are here to cultivate the next generations of talent for SHIMMER, other independents and beyond. As the best of the best wrestling talents move on to the top levels of the industry, we need to build our bench, invest in our talent and elevate their skills, abilities and status. A pipeline of developing talent is crucial to success in any business.
July 7 may prove to be our most crucial seminar to date. And who better to help us in our mission of Developing Tomorrow’s Women Athletes than a man with one of the best track records for talent development anywhere in the world? That is why on July 7, we are bringing Dr. Tom Prichard to Berwyn, IL to facilitate the World Class Development Seminar as part of RISE 3 – MEDIC!
Dr. Tom has a history as a revered coach in several incarnations of WWE’s Developmental Systems since 1996. Top industry stars such as The Rock, Edge, Christian, Randy Orton and scores of others credit huge portions of their development to the training and guidance of Dr. Tom.
“Dr. Tom’s involvement in RISE is so very important. Never before has such a high caliber developer of talent been made available to a seminar open exclusively to women wrestlers. This will be unlike anything else out there, and this a huge next step in the evolution of all women’s wrestling,” said Harvey.
Seating is limited and has already been filling up since the initial announcement of the RISE 3 World Class Development Seminar. Women wrestlers, it is advised to act quickly, despite being over three months away. We already have talents coming from as far away as Australia to be part of this opportunity. With RISE 3 preceding the tapings of SHIMMER Women Athletes Volumes 92-95 July 8-9, who knows what opportunities could come for the right person in the right place at the right time.
For more information and to begin the registration process, women wrestlers need to email firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: RISE 3. The registration fee for this seminar is $100.
It’s an exciting time to be part of women’s wrestling. Who’s ready to elevate their skills? Who is ready to RISE?