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RISE Regional Rising Stars Tournament Match Card, Wrestler Profiles

AEW isn’t the only big show happening this weekend in Illinois. RISE Wrestling’s big event Regional Rising Stars Tournament takes place just miles away from Chicago on Sunday afternoon. The Regional Rising Stars Tournament is a chance for the promotion to showcase some of the best independent talent in the Midwest. RISE, whose mantra is ” Developing Tomorrow’s Wrestling Attractions”, has chosen eight young up … Continue reading RISE Regional Rising Stars Tournament Match Card, Wrestler Profiles

Big Swole will enter AEW’s Casino Battle Royale

This morning, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) revealed the new Pheonix of RISE Champion, Big Swole, will enter the Women’s Casino Battle Royale. The newest entrant, who was formerly known as Aerial Monroe, made waves earlier this month when she defeated Zoe Lucas to become the eighth Phoenix of RISE Champion at the Summit. RISE Wrestling became an official vendor at Starrcast earlier this year. Big … Continue reading Big Swole will enter AEW’s Casino Battle Royale

Big Swole becomes the new Phoenix of RISE Champion

Big Swole, formerly known as Aerial Monroe, defeated Zoe Lucas to become the new Phoenix of RISE Champion at The Summit. Big Swole challenged the champion to a rematch in May, following a disappointing loss at the RISE: Luminous. Lucas retained at the event even though the challenger had a hand on the rope. In an intense match, the two went back and forth, eventually … Continue reading Big Swole becomes the new Phoenix of RISE Champion

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Results from RISE “Pride and Joy”

Pride month has concluded and cities across the country celebrated throughout the month of June. Chicago celebrated this past weekend and RISE took advantage by having their event “Pride and Joy” run at the same time as Chi-Town’s Pride Parade. The independent promotion also donated proceeds from the sale of their t-shirts and a portion of the live stream proceeds to the Center on Halsted. … Continue reading Results from RISE “Pride and Joy”

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Candy Lee will make US debut at Pride & Joy

Candy Lee will make her North American debut at RISE: Pride & Joy. She will compete in a match against Mercedes Martinez’s protégé, Miranda Alize. Candy Lee is a Samoan wrestler who resides in New Zealand. She trained at the IPW Training Academy, and eventually debuted for Impact Pro Wrestling in October of 2016. In the following year, the 23-year-old prospect made history as the … Continue reading Candy Lee will make US debut at Pride & Joy

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RISE to donate proceeds from Pride & Joy PPV to Center on Halsted

In three weeks, RISE Wrestling will host Pride & Joy, which will coincide with Chicago Pride Parade. The main event will feature Cassandro El Exotico and The Latina Sensation, Mercedes Martinez. Recently, the Chicago-based women’s promotion announced all proceeds from RISE t-shirts sales this month and a percentage of the sales from the live stream of the event will be donated to Center on Halsted. … Continue reading RISE to donate proceeds from Pride & Joy PPV to Center on Halsted

Bull Nakano

Bull Nakano will appear at The Summit

Japanese wrestling legend Bull Nakano will appear at The Summit in association with RISE Wrestling. The all women’s promotion made the announcement earlier today via Twitter. Nakano famously enjoyed a nearly ten year run All Japan Women’s Pro-Wrestling from the eighties into the early nineties. Mainstream wrestling fans probably remember her because of her feud with Alundra Blayze for WWF in 1994. She retired just … Continue reading Bull Nakano will appear at The Summit

Aerial Monroe

Aerial Monroe earns a rematch for the Phoenix of RISE title

Last night, RISE revealed Aerial Monroe will challenge Zoe Lucas for the Phoenix of RISE Championship again at The Summit. The two have unfinished business and it will all come to a head at The MET – Midtown Event Theatre. This will be one of four championship matches on the card for a historic all women’s supershow. SHIMMER Champion, Nicole Savoy, and Femme Fatales, Champion … Continue reading Aerial Monroe earns a rematch for the Phoenix of RISE title

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Make the Jump from WWE with these Independent Women’s Promotions

Women’s wrestling is supposedly having a moment in WWE right now. From the outside, that’s certainly true: between the success of Total Divas and the TMZ-flavored buzz around Ronda Rousey, the presence of WWE’s women’s wrestlers in the mainstream media cannot be denied. Unfortunately, if you enjoy watching women’s wrestlers actually wrestle, WWE is probably a weekly disappointment for you. Yes, they have incredible women’s … Continue reading Make the Jump from WWE with these Independent Women’s Promotions