RISE Wrestling, the American female independent promotion established by SHIMMER in 2016, found a partner to “Develop Tomorrow’s Women Athletes” in IMPACT Wrestling. The company announced on its website a historic weekend with its newest partners, IMPACT and IWC, on May 11 and 12 in Pittsburgh, PA.

“RISE – Lights, Camera, ACTION: The Art of TV!” is considered as an “incredibly exciting expansion, creating unique opportunities for talent development and an entirely new variety of content soon to be available to fans worldwide”.

On May 11, the first RISE – LCA Seminar will focus developing women wrestlers in areas specific to performance in a television environment. IMPACT Writer/Producer Jimmy Jacobs, Creative Director Sonjay Dutt, TNA Hall of Famer and Knockouts Producer Gail Kim and Executive Vice-President Scott D’Amore will share with the talents on a wide variety of topics, make them learn from their backgrounds, and evaluate the athletes. 

Then, on May 12, RISE will tape some episodes of its new weekly episodic program, “RISE – ASCENT”. The program will debut by the end of May on its new streaming platform. Women selected from the Seminar will perform alongside RISE talents,  including Phoenix of RISE Champion Delilah Doom, Shotzi Blackheart, Britt Baker, Dust, Mercedes Martinez. 

One of the women wrestlers selected from the Seminar and featured on RISE – ASCENT will be selected for an opportunity to perform for IMPACT Wrestling at an upcoming set of television tapings. Jimmy Jacobs and Knockouts Rosemary and Taya Valkyrie appeared last December at RISE 6 – Brutality, the company’s most recent live event. RISE has also worked in cooperation with Alternative Wrestling Show, Bellatrix and World Wonder Ring Stardom.

By Steph Franchomme

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