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Rise Wrestling
Founded2016
StyleWomen's professional wrestling
HeadquartersNaperville, Illinois
Founder(s)Kevin Harvey
Owner(s)Kevin Harvey
Websiterise-wrestling.com

Rise Wrestling (stylized as RiSE Wrestling or RISE Wrestling and often referred to simply as RiSE) was an American, independent women's professional wrestling promotion. It airs events on Internet pay-per-view (iPPV by subscription) and hosts live events around the US.

History

Rise was created in 2016 by former Shimmer ring announcer and associate executive producer Kevin Harvey. Initially created to be a discovery and development program for Shimmer, the company created wrestling seminars hosted around the nation to introduce talent to the industry, and scout talent.[1] The company hosts the Rise PPV's and in 2017 began weekly tapings called Rise ASCENT, touring across the US.[2] In 2018 the company announced a partnership with Impact Wrestling and hosted Impact talent on Rise events.[3] On February 14, 2020, Rise announced the promotion will hold its last event on March 27.[4] However, the events was postponed to October 23, 2020.[5]

Championships

As of July 18, 2022

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Notes
Phoenix of Rise Championship Big Swole 1 August 10, 2019 1073+ Defeated Zoe Lucas.
Guardians of Rise Championship Killer Death Machines
(Jessicka Havok and Neveah)
1 March 29, 2019 1207+ Defeated Paradise Lost (Dust and Raven's Ash)

The inaugural Phoenix of Rise Champion was Angel Dust, who defeated Britt Baker, Delilah Doom and Kate Carney at RISE 1.[6] The inaugural Guardians of Rise Champions are Paradise Lost who won the titles in a four corners elimination match at RiSE of the Knockouts PPV defeating Chelsea Green and Britt Baker, Jessica Troy and Charli Evans, and Kylie Rae and Miranda Alize.[7]

Phoenix of Rise Championship

Reigns

Big Swole with the Phoenix of Rise Championship
Big Swole with the Phoenix of Rise Championship

As of July 18, 2022.

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defenses Number of successful defenses
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
1 Angel Dust November 10, 2016 RISE 1: Ignite Berwyn, IL 1 121 2 Dust defeated Britt Baker, Delilah Doom and Kate Carney in a four-way match to become the inaugural champion.
2 Shotzi Blackheart March 11, 2017 AIW Girls Night Out 19 Cleveland, OH 1 244 9
3 Delilah Doom November 10, 2017 RISE 5: Rising Sun Berwyn, IL 1 236 4 This was a six-way elimination challenge also involving Britt Baker, Deonna Purrazzo, Dust and Kikyo.
Vacated July 4, 2018 Delilah Doom vacated the championship due to injury.
4 Tessa Blanchard July 7, 2018 RISE 9: RISE of The Knockouts Naperville, IL 1 104 1 Blanchard defeated Mercedes Martinez in a 30-minute iron woman match to win the vacant championship.
5 Mercedes Martinez October 19, 2018 RISE 10: Insanity Berwyn, IL 1 161 1 This was a 75-minute iron woman match. [8]
6 Kylie Rae March 29, 2019 RISE 13: Legendary Berwyn, IL 1 <1 0 This was a no rope submission match [9]
7 Zoe Lucas March 29, 2019 RISE 13: Legendary Berwyn, IL 1 134 2 Lucas won a 30-womean gauntlet match on RISE 13: Legendary to receive a championship match at any time of her choosing. [9]
8 Big Swole August 10, 2019 The Summit Toronto, ON 1 1,073+ 2 [10]

Guardians of Rise Championship

Reigns

Dust, member of Paradise Lost with one half of the Guardians of Rise Championship
Dust, member of Paradise Lost with one half of the Guardians of Rise Championship

As of July 18, 2022.

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defenses Number of successful defenses
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
1 Paradise Lost
(Dust and Raven's Ash)
July 7, 2018 RISE 9: RISE of The Knockouts Naperville, IL 1 265 4 Ash and Dust defeated The Blue Nation (Charli Evans and Jessica Troy), Fire And Nice (Britt Baker and Chelsea Green) and Kylie Rae and Miranda Alize in a four-way tag team elimination match to become the inaugural champions.
2 Killer Death Machines
(Jessicka Havok and Neveah)
March 29, 2019 RISE 13: Legendary Berwyn, IL 1 1,207+ 3 [9]

Events

Main article: Rise Wrestling events

References

  1. ^ Baker, Suzannne. "As women's wrestling grows in popularity, RISE brings all-female card to Naperville". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  2. ^ Josue (19 October 2016). "RISE announces RISE 2: ASCENT event as part of touring brand". Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  3. ^ Greer, Jamie (27 February 2018). "RISE and Impact Wrestling Announce Partnership". Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  4. ^ https://twitter.com/RISEdtwa/status/1228392791614640130[bare URL]
  5. ^ "2020 03 27 Rise Ticket Refund and Rollover Information for March 27 Events | Rise-Wrestling".
  6. ^ Hollie, Matthew (11 November 2016). "Results: RISE 1- IGNITE, inaugural Phoenix of RISE Champion crowned". Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  7. ^ Josue (9 July 2018). "Results: RISE 9 – Rise of the Knockouts". Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  8. ^ https://twitter.com/pwguru65/status/1053518015537577985[bare URL]
  9. ^ a b c "RESULTS: RISE Wrestling – 'Legendary'". Squared Circle Sirens. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  10. ^ Michael, Casey. "RESULTS: SHIMMER, SMASH Wrestling, RISE & Femmes Fatales – The Summit". Squared Circle Sirens. Retrieved August 10, 2019.