The Illinois-based indie pro wrestling company RISE has been active on their social media accounts once again. Over the past few days they have been releasing matches from their video library for free on YouTube.
Today’s RISE selection is the 75-minute Iron Woman Match with Tessa Blanchard vs. Mercedes Martinez from Berwyn, Illinois, USA 🇺🇸 on 10/19/18. They set a new record for being the longest women’s singles match in pro wrestling history. I won’t give away any spoilers for those who haven’t seen it.
The previous women’s records were both held in part by Martinez. She defeated Angel Orsini in what ended up being a 70-minute Iron Woman Match for WSU on 6/6/09. On 8/6/11, also for WSU, she defeated Lexxus in a 73-minute match.