Source: Press Release
Philadelphia, PA –The fans demand a new pro wrestling Television program that will be a true alternative to what is currently being offered by the W.W.E. and TNA IMPACT. Extreme Rising comes to fill a void in pro wrestling. When Extreme Championship Wrestling closed in 2001, the fans were left with a lack of diverse choices in pro wrestling programming. ECW was a unique underground subculture where the misfits of wrestling entertained legions of fans every week, and the fans contributed to make for one of a kind wrestling events. Extreme Rising has captured the spirit and diversity of what ECW was by utilizing the legends of Extreme, as well as the best unsigned talent in the United States and Mexico. What started as an “Extreme Reunion” on April 28, 2012 in Philadelphia, has turned into an Extreme Rising and continues to rise.
With just five live events under their belt in 2012, Extreme Rising has averaged one-thousand fans in attendance to live events, the best average attendance for any US wrestling company without a national television deal. All of Extreme Rising’s grassroots success is made possible by the great fan base that demands more Extreme Rising live events, DVDs, merchandise, AND NOW A TV SHOW.
As our feedback suggests, the fans want a weekly EXTREME RISING WRESTLING TV show, and we want nothing more than to be able to produce it. We need the fans help and support. We have turned to Indiegogo.com to help raise the necessary funds for this undertaking. With just 18 days to go, Extreme Rising is rolling out a promotional effort in hopes of creating awareness to this project about producing entertaining, weekly, episodic pro wrestling television series. At Indiegogo.com fans make a pledge, choice a perk/gift, and are only charged if the goal amount is reached. If the goal is not reached, no one is charged.
Unlike other wrestling companies, Extreme Rising has no financial backing whatsoever. There is no TV or Cable network. There are currently no sponsors, advertisers, nor investors. Extreme Rising has been bootstrapping it since day one, and thrives on fan support alone. If the fans want to see an Extreme Rising TV show, we need their help to bring this to fruition.
We have proposed a plan to produce a season of Extreme Rising TV to air initially on broadcast TV in Philadelphia, South Jersey, Delaware, and online. If the campaign receives the full funding, Extreme Rising will immediately go into production for thirteen weeks of episodic television. Each show will be sixty-minutes and will include matches, promos, never-seen-before content, and advertisements for DVDs, T-shirts, etc… Extreme Rising will purchase and schedule the thirteen weeks of TV to air. Eventually the programs will be available online Worldwide.
Extreme Rising TV will star STEVIE RICHARDS, JERRY LYNN, SABU, RHINO, DEVON STORM, THE FRANCHISE SHANE DOUGLAS, RAVEN, FBI LITTLE GUIDO & TONY MAMALUKE, THE SANDMAN, BALLS MAHONEY, PERRY SATURN, AXL ROTTEN, AL SNOW W/HEAD, CW ANDERSON, GANGSTAS, 2 COLD SCORPIO, BLUE MEANIE, PITBULL GARY WOLF, THOMAS RODMAN, JOEL GERTNER, CHRISTIAN YORK, AND MANY MORE…
Plus the best talent in the United States and Mexico: MATT HARDY, HOMICIDE, LUKE HAWX, BESTIA 666, HIJO DE REY MISTERIO, BLK OUT JEEZ & RUCKUS, PESADILLA, GREEK GOD PAPADON, SYLVESTER TERKAY, LOS DRAMATICOS, JAY BRADLEY, FAÇADE, ROBBIE MIRENO, BRIAN XL, MATT TREMONT, AND MANY MORE…
And we can’t forget the sexy women of Extreme Rising: REBY SKY, CHRISTINA VICIOUS, LEANN, and TAYA PARKER.
Extreme Rising TV will build and advance characters and storylines, as well as offer a true wrestling alternative for fans. Extreme Rising TV will be entertaining pro wrestling television with edgy storylines and characters that captures the “extreme spirit,” mixed with its share of humor, realism, and featuring the best athletic wrestling with high flying maneuvers and hardcore stunts. While the WWE enjoys its PG rating, we take pride in delivering something edgier, grittier, and more extreme. It promises to be the most entertaining hour of wrestling on TV each week.