If you are unfamiliar with RISE (Developing Tomorrow’s Women’s Athletes), it’s a fairly new independent women’s wrestling promotion run by a man named Kevin Harvey. What started as only a seminar, has grown into its own promotion and has helped develop women’s wrestling talent for the likes of Shimmer and other promotions.
But on June 25th, Kevin Harvey posted a very open and transparent blog post on his website stating, he wasn’t sure if Rise would continue due to financial issues. After what was considered to be a successful run of consecutive shows in Naperville, IL that took place on July 7th, and 8th. Kevin Harvey announced that the pre-planned show on October 19, in Berwyn, IL will go on as planned.
Topics Discussed Include:
- The state of RISE
- The women that represented Rise in Japan at Stardom! (Dust, Kylie Rae, Britt Baker, etc)
- Rise’s upcoming show and free content on Twitch
- Rise Ascent—On Demand Wrestling
- Rise Website
- Watch Free Matches on Rise’s Twitch Channel
- Follow Rise on Twitter
What are your thoughts on the state of RISE Women’s Wrestling? Answer in the comment section below.