At the RISE 6 show on 12/1/17 in Los Angeles, California, RISE owner, Kevin Harvey made a very special announcement regarding the future of RISE. Kevin was joined in the ring by World Wonder Ring Stardom President, Cheerleader Melissa and World Wonder Ring Stardom Owner, Rossy Ogawa.

Kevin announced that RISE wrestlers Shotzi Blackheart, Delilah Doom, Kylie, Dust and Kikyo would be wrestling at the famous Korakuen Hall in Tokyo for Stardom’s July events next year.

An insider backstage told us that the wrestlers had no idea this announcement was coming.  You can see the honest reaction on their faces when the announcement was made.  This is a dream come true for a wrestler and marks a huge step forward for RISE as they continue to establish themselves as one of the top independent female wrestling promotions in the world

Watch the announcement below in this Diva-Dirt exclusive footage:

RISE 6 Match Results
  • Maritza Janett & Hyan def. Willow Nightingale & “Tenacious” Trixie Tash [10:01]
  • Deonna Purrazzo def. Kylie [8:02]
  • Priscilla Kelly def. Akoya, ACR & Chelsea Green in a Fatal 4-Way (Priscilla pinned ACR to get the win) [5:55]
  • Cheerleader Melissa def. Kikyo via DQ after Bull Nakano, Kris Wolf and Dynamite DiDi attacked Melissa. Afterwards, the three and Kikyo posed together, reforming Bull’s old All Japan women’s stable Gokumon-to. [2:53]
  • LuFisto def. Dust in a Barb Wire Bat Match, choking her out to get the win [11:40]
  • Team Lucha Queen (Taya Valkyrie, Andrew Everett, Heather Monroe & Penelope Ford) def. Team Zombie Princess (Jimmy Jacobs, Ruby Raze, Sage Sin & Savannah Evans) in a 4-on-4 elimination match. Taya was the sole survivor, eliminating Jacobs after he turned on Raze and she got her payback. [22:33]
  • Nicole Savoy def. Aerial Monroe via submission. Afterwards, the two hugged it out and raised each other’s hand. [10:10]
  • Kris Wolf (w/Bull Nakano) def. Shotzi Blackheart (w/Madusa) thanks to Bull Nakano’s interference. [9:15]
  • World of STARDOM Championship (First ever defense in the USA): Toni Storm (c) def. Mercedes Martinez in what was described by many as the match of the night. [15:23]
  • Phoenix of RISE Championship Steel Cage Match: Delilah Doom (c) def. Rosemary with a backbreaker to the title belt [17:12]