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IF YOU ARE A FAN OF EXTREME RISING, OR WRESTLING IN GENERAL, PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS PROJECT. WE ARE AGAINST THE CLOCK. WE CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN --WITH YOUR HELP! NOT ONLY FANS IN PHILLY, NJ, DE WILL BE ABLE TO VIEW THE TV SHOW --BUT FANS WORLDWIDE WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH EXTREME RISING TV --BUT WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
We have created this Indiegogo page because of the overwhelming requests for an Extreme Rising Wrestling TV Show. This is an exciting venture, but also a costly one. We are and has always been 100% fan backed --AND WE APPRECIATE THAT! We are willing to go up and beyond to give you an entertaining season of Wrestling TV with exclusive, never-seen-before footage, and more --BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP! This is FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS! The fans helped ECW get on TV and PPV back in the day, and if you support and back this project we can all make this a reality. Please share this page and video with your friends, and together we can make this happen!
Who We Are: 5 Guys Wrestling, doing business as “Extreme Rising,” has hosted five live professional wrestling events in 2012 throughout Philadelphia, New York, and Pittsburgh. The management of 5 Guys consists of Steve & Mike O’Neill, Kevin Kleinrock, “The Franchise” Shane Douglas (Troy Martin), and Cody Michael (Mark Keenan). Each has a designated role within the company. Shane Douglas and Cody Michaels handle the booking of wrestlers, and along with Kevin Kleinrock mold the Extreme Rising talent roster and storylines. Mike O’Neill handles the direction and execution of the most effective street team in the history of pro wrestling, as well as live event production. Steve O’Neill handles all production for the live events, as well as post production, and media, and marketing.
Why do the Project: THE FANS! Unlike the WWE and TNA, Extreme Rising does not have any financial backing whatsoever. There is no TV/Cable network. No sponsors. No investors. If the fans really want to see an Extreme Rising TV show (as our feedback suggests), then we need your help to get it up and running. We have been bootstrapping it from day one, and we thrive on the fan’s support.
What Is The Project: The fans want a weekly EXTREME RISING WRESTLING TV show, and we want to produce it—but we need your help! That is why we turned to indiegogo to help us raise the necessary funds. If you are serious and want to see an Extreme Rising TV show, then let’s get cracking—time is of the essence. We are ready to go—If YOU are ready to go! We will not waste time with a long, drawn out campaign. The faster we can get this funded, the faster we produce the TV show and air it! The idea is to be on the air late February 2013.
Extreme Rising has had great success thus far, as the live events boast an average of 1,000 people through five events in 2012, the best average attendance for any US wrestling company without a national television deal. This is something unheard of in professional wrestling today. In addition, Extreme Rising has had an incredible online presence, and it grows daily. All of this grassroots success is made possible by the great fan base that wants and demands more Extreme Rising live events, DVDs, merchandise, and now TV! We can only do it with your help.
Extreme Rising is looking to expose our brand, further the fan base, and—by popular demand—bring Extreme Rising to TELEVISION by producing a weekly, episodic series.
Extreme Rising comes to fill a void in pro wrestling today. When Extreme Championship Wrestling closed; fans were left with a lack of diverse choices in pro wrestling. Extreme Championship Wrestling 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.
We want to produce an episodic season of Extreme Rising Television to air on broadcast TV in Philadelphia, PA, South Jersey, and Delaware. We will also offer the Television show online, for the entire World to see. In addition, we have started to look for an outlet in the Pittsburgh area as well.
What we propose to the fans and backers of Extreme Rising and Pro Wrestling:
-We will produce13 Extreme Rising TV episodes, including all production: editing, directing, graphics, voiceovers, etc…
-These sixty-minutes per episode shows will include matches, promos, and advertisements for DVDs, T-shirts, and never-seen-before content.
-We will purchase an airtime slot per week (for 13 weeks) on local Philly/NJ/DE TV Station, same day/time each week. The higher the backer pledges we receive the better time slot we can acquire.
- For Backers ONLY: Website/Streaming to view episodes in advance
-Also included is the cost of Promotion and Marketing of the TV show
Who Will Appear on the TV Show:
-Featuring Extreme Legends: 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…
-Plus the sexy women of Extreme Rising: REBY SKY, CHRISTINA VICIOUS, LEANN, and TAYA PARKER.
What we hope to accomplish with the 13 episodes of Extreme Rising TV:
-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.
-We hope to bridge the gaps of live events and DVDs to “make sense” to the fans who have been following, and give them the meat and potatoes of Extreme Rising, truly revealing the vision and direction of the company.
-To build and advance characters and storylines, and offer a true wrestling alternative.
Why We Need Money: To make 13 weeks of TV includes time and money that we don’t currently have available, but the proper funding will allow us to quickly switch gears into television production mode. We have roughly 20 hours of footage from matches, to promos, already recorded. We will also have to grab a few promos to finish/continue some storylines. Our costs include editing and production, voiceovers (all footage being re-voiced for TV to give concise calls and to drive the character development and storyline home), hard drives, closed captioning, incidentals expenditures like travel, and other post-production expenses. We’ll also need to fund the production of our perks for backers including producing/shipping the DVDs and fulfilling all the other perks we offer. There are fees taken out by indiegogo.com/paypal.com, as well as business expenses/legal, paying taxes, and so on. We are sure you understand the idea. This is a large project, we live it and love it, but we need the fans help.
Why It Is Important We Make Extreme Rising TV: First, we are trying to do something that the fans want and demand. It is a large undertaking, and we need help. Second, we would like to see if our vision of wrestling has legs, even given the limited exposure of TV in Philly, NJ, DE, possibly Pittsburgh, and the Internet to start. Having an Extreme Rising TV show can open A LOT of doors for Extreme Rising and with the fans help, JUST LIKE THE ORIGINAL ECW, can get Extreme Rising not only on TV with this proposal, but to give the extra push so that the executives who make the real decisions see that Extreme Rising is a tangible, viable source of Wrestling and entertainment that people, not only in the United States want, but the World.
If you pledge and believe in us, we will do everything in our power to produce the best TV Extreme Rising is able to do within budgetary constraints.
Thank you for reading. Please support and back this project with a pledge. Take advantage of some great perks and bonuses. Tell your friends. Post it on message boards, websites, email to reporters. Use Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, or whatever social media you use –it ALL HELPS! Whatever you can to help spread the word helps. Remember 21 days. Make it or break it.
Besides an entertaining pro wrestling TV Show, what else do I get for supporting this awesome project:
-Postcard Announcing Extreme Rising
-Poster Extreme Rising TV
-Download of each Episode one week after initial broadcast
-Viewing of Video Stream of Each Episode (13) Online PRIOR to general release / initial broadcast
-Special Limited Edition Extreme Rising TV t-shirt
-4 DVD Box Disc Set of entire Season 1 of Extreme Rising
-Special Thanks Credits at end of each episode
-Associate Producer Credit (IMDB Credit)
-:30 second Commercial 1 per episode (13 – thirty second commercials) (6 available)
-Corporate Title Sponsor (per half hour_ (this program brought to you by) 13 episodes (2 available Corporate titles available)
-Executive Producer credit (IMDB Credit)
-Will the Extreme Rising TV show be produced in High Definition or Standard? HIGH DEFINITION!
-What if Extreme Rising is unable to raise the full amount needed? First, no one gets charged anything. Second, we would be unable to proceed producing Extreme Rising TV. We are a 100% fan backed operation. If the fan support is not there, it just wouldn't be feasible.
-I live overseas (outside the United States), is there extra shipping for International orders? Yes. We would safely say it should be no more than $10-$20 as we have the DVD box set, poster, t-shirts, etc... It all depends on what your perk is.
-Why can't you just produce a web series? That still will costs money. Think about what Extreme Rising has accomplished in one year. Our footage is in HD, and all the costs associated with TV production will still be necessary, excluding airtime. We are using the base model of what ECW did years ago to grow and build their product. There is alot to learn from history, and we are taking the "good" that was accomplished. We will start in the Philadelphia, South Jersey, and Delaware areas first. We will look at possible airing stations in Pittsburgh, if we raise up and over the set goal. Anything raised above the goal WILL go back into the product. It is the only way to grow.
-Can't you just get a TV deal on USA, SYFY, or Spike? Young Jedi's it is not that easy. However, by producing a full 13 week season, we will give network executives something to look at so they can see Extreme Rising for themselves, and that we are the real deal!