Rise Wrestling

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Rise Wrestling
Founded2016
Defunct2020
StyleWomen's professional wrestling
HeadquartersNaperville, Illinois
Founder(s)Kevin Harvey
Owner(s)Kevin Harvey
Websitehttps://rise-wrestling.com/[usurped]

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 aired events on Internet pay-per-view (iPPV by subscription) and hosts live events around the US. It has been inactive since late 2019 as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.[1]

History

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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 to scout talent.[2] The company hosted the Rise PPV's and in 2017 began weekly tapings called Rise ASCENT, touring across the US.[3] In 2018, the company announced a partnership with Impact Wrestling and hosted Impact talent on Rise events.[4] Rise held its last event on October 23, 2020.

Championships

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As of July 22, 2024

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Notes
Phoenix of Rise Championship Big Swole 1 August 10, 2019 1808+ Defeated Zoe Lucas.
Guardians of Rise Championship Killer Death Machines
(Jessicka Havok and Neveah)
1 March 29, 2019 1942+ 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.[5] 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.[6]

Phoenix of Rise Championship

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Reigns

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Big Swole with the Phoenix of Rise Championship

As of July 22, 2024.

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. [7]
6 Kylie Rae March 29, 2019 RISE 13: Legendary Berwyn, IL 1 <1 0 This was a no rope submission match [8]
7 Zoe Lucas March 29, 2019 RISE 13: Legendary Berwyn, IL 1 134 2 Lucas won a 30-women gauntlet match on RISE 13: Legendary to receive a championship match at any time of her choosing. [8]
8 Big Swole August 10, 2019 The Summit Toronto, ON 1 1,808+ 2 [9]

Guardians of Rise Championship

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Reigns

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

As of July 22, 2024.

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 1,942+ 3 [8]

Events

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References

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  1. ^ DeFelice, Robert (15 March 2020). "SHIMMER & RISE Postpone Events Set For Late March Due To Coronavirus Outbreak". Fightful.
  2. ^ Baker, Suzannne. "As women's wrestling grows in popularity, RISE brings all-female card to Naperville". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  3. ^ Josue (19 October 2016). "RISE announces RISE 2: ASCENT event as part of touring brand". Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  4. ^ Greer, Jamie (27 February 2018). "RISE and Impact Wrestling Announce Partnership". Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  5. ^ Hollie, Matthew (11 November 2016). "Results: RISE 1- IGNITE, inaugural Phoenix of RISE Champion crowned". Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  6. ^ Josue (9 July 2018). "Results: RISE 9 – Rise of the Knockouts". Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  7. ^ pwguru [@pwguru65] (October 20, 2018). "#Rise10 #TessaBlanchard vs #MercedesMartinez 75 min Iron Woman Match. Mercedes wins at 5-4 and is the new Phoenix of Rise Champion. https://t.co/eM0ISCp28h" (Tweet). Retrieved December 4, 2022 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ a b c "RESULTS: RISE Wrestling – 'Legendary'". Squared Circle Sirens. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  9. ^ Michael, Casey. "RESULTS: SHIMMER, SMASH Wrestling, RISE & Femmes Fatales – The Summit". Squared Circle Sirens. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
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