Last night, RISE made their debut in Chicago, IL with RISE 1 – IGNITE, which had memorable appearances by names like Saraya Knight and Nicole Matthews. The event also crowned the inaugural Phoenix Champion of RISE. Below are the results, courtesy of @treygar on Twitter.
- Sonya Strong defeated Liza Hall
- Arianna vs. Black Widow Eve (w/ Dominique Fabiano as the special guest referee) went to a no contest after interference from Kennadi Brink
- Britt Baker and Skilled Death Artist #1 (revealed to be Nicole Matthews) won the Battle Royal
- Team East Coast (C-Bunny, Antoinette Marie & Hellen Vale) def. Team Brew (Stacy Shadows, Sunsette Riviera & Sierra)
- The Buru Death Squad (“The Fallen Flower” Kikyo & “The Big Bang” Roni Nicole) def. Team Sea Stars (Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo) w/Jawselyn in what was considered by several to be the Match of the Night.
- Angel Dust defeated Aria Blake
- Delilah Doom defeated Samantha Heights
- Angie Skye defeated Tess Valentine
- Kate Carney defeated Heather Monroe
- Shayna Baszler defeated Ray Lyn and Duchess Ayzali by submission to retain the AIW Women’s Championship
- Shotzi Blackheart defeated Savannah Evans
- Saraya Knight defeated Kennadi Brink by submission
- Britt Baker defeated Nicole Matthews by way of a reversed decision
- Angel Dust defeated Britt Baker, Delilah Doom & Kate Carney to become first Phoenix Champion of RISE.
Full matches from the show will be available in the upcoming weeks.