– New SHIMMER Champion crowned!
– Full results from last weekends tapings!
– Joshi talents tonight at JAPW in Jersey City!
– MsChif tonight at AAW in Berwyn!
– 40% off DVD sale until Monday!
FULL RESULTS/NOTES ON LAST WEEKEND’S TAPINGS
It’s good to be back in Chicago.
This has been a very hectic past few weeks, between doing final promotion for the SHIMMER events during the first week of April, heading to Denver to work on eight weeks of the ROH television show for HDNet, getting back to Chicago just a few hours before the arrival of half of the crew, including our guests from Japan, running the two days of tapings in Berwyn, getting everyone on their flights home, and then heading straight to Tampa to begin production on these DVDs.
All of the stress and aggrivation involved was definitely worth it. Portia Perez, Kellie Skater and I, along with our editor David Puente, just finished a week worth of work in the studio beginning post-production, and I can say, without question, that these are the best shows I’ve ever produced over my 14 years in the wrestling business. Or at least they’re the shows I’m most proud of.
Portia and Kellie did an excellent job in the studio this week, and we’re going to do our best to have the first two DVDs from this past weekend’s tapings released in record time (for us, anyway, hehe).
I’ve never been happier with our talent roster from top to bottom than I am right now. I’m more anxious than ever to get these DVDs finished and move forward with our next set of tapings. All of our veteran talents delivered big time this past weekend, be it during matches against the joshi stars, or working with the newer SHIMMER mainstays. So many of the young girls took their game to the next level. I don’t want to name names for fear of leaving too many people out, but everything just clicked this past weekend, and it translates beautifully to video. Our upgraded camera equipment, in addition to now using four cameras to shoot the DVDs, shall result in what I feel will be our best DVD releases to date.
A huge thank you goes out to all of the SHIMMER staff, as well as Mr. Suzuki from S-Ovation and Mr. Izui from Ringstars for their assistance in putting together such a special set of shows for our fan base. The addition of the joshi talents to the SHIMMER roster created some very exciting, fresh match pairings that now set the stage for a very intriguing remainder of 2010 for us as a company. The joshi talents were a joy to work with, and I can’t wait to have them back.
The joshi contingent spent time this week training with Daizee Haze at the SHIMMER/ROH Wrestling Academy at the Ring of Honor facility in Bristol, PA. We look forward to a continued relationship that will greatly benefit women’s wrestling fans around the world.
Anyone on the east coast who may not have had a chance to be at SHIMMER, or even if you were at SHIMMER and are located within driving distance, you owe it to yourself to get to the Jersey All Pro Wrestling event tonight in Jersey City, NJ to see Ayumi Kurihara, Hiroyo Matsumoto, Tomoka Nakagawa, and Misaki Ohata live before they head back to Japan on Sunday. They all came through in a huge way in Berwyn, and I’m sure they will do the same for JAPW this weekend. As tremendous as Ayumi vs. Sara was at SHIMMER, I’m sure their rematch tonight for Sara’s JAPW title will in many ways be even better, since they are now more familiar with one another inside the ring.
I’ll be at the Eagles Club for AAW on tonight, as will MsChif, who will be part of an intergender tag team battle as part of the show. Come and say hello if you’re in the area.
Thanks again to everyone who bought a ticket to the shows… none of this would be possible without your support!
SHIMMER Women Athletes returned to the Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL on Saturday & Sunday, April 10th & 11th, 2010 to film Volumes 29-32 of the SHIMMER DVD series. Here are your results…
5. Allison Danger defeated Rayna Von Tash. Post-match, Danger was attacked by Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews. During the beating, the Ninjas’ hired guards Melanie Cruise & Annie Social prevented anyone from saving her.
9. Misaki Ohata defeated Daizee Haze. Post-match, a frustrated Daizee assaulted Ohata, leading Daizee’s student Jamilia Craft to enter the ring to tell her to stop. As a result, Haze nailed Craft with a Tiger Suplex, and left both Misaki and Jamilia laying in the ring.
10. Ayumi Kurihara defeated Tomoka Nakagawa with a hammerlock suplex. These two women brought their feud from Japan to U.S. soil and gave it their all in a nearly 20 minute battle showcasing the joshi puroresu style.
11. “The Canadian Ninjas” Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews defeated Cheerleader Melissa & MsChif when Matthews pinned MsChif after the Ninjas hit the Funky Cold Medina (Superkick/German Suplex combo) to retain the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship. After the match, the Ninjas continued the assault, leading to Allison Danger hitting the ring to go after Perez. Volume 29 concluded with Danger and Perez squaring off with one another.
SHIMMER VOLUME 30
7. Nicole Matthews defeated “Everybody’s Favorite Girlfriend” Jessie McKay with Last Rites (Roll of the Dice).
8. Sara Del Rey defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto with a Piledriver.
9. Allison Danger defeated Portia Perez in a bloody Last Woman Standing Match following an STO on a steel chair, followed by the Old School Expulsion on the chair. The two took their battle through the Eagles Club crowd.
10. Madison Eagles defeated Cheerleader Melissa with her feet on the ropes for leverage to become the #1 Contender for the SHIMMER Championship.
11. SHIMMER Champion “Your Soul’s Tormentor” MsChif defeated “Dark Angel” Sarah Stock with the Desecrater to retain the title.
1. “The Rate Tank” Kellie Skater defeated Jessica James.
2. “Everybody’s Favorite Girlfriend” Jessie McKay defeated Sassy Stephie with the Boyfriend Stealer.
3. Malia Hosaka defeated Rayna Von Tash.
4. Mercedes Martinez defeated Tomoka Nakagawa with the Fisherman Buster.
5. Melanie Cruise defeated Allison Danger with the help of Annie Social and a handful of tights. After the match, “Girl Dynamie” Jennifer Blake tried to bring this to the attention of the referee. The four went at it, and the challenge was made on the microphone to a tag team match on Volume 32.
6. Daffney defeated Rachel Summerlyn in a No Disqualification match.
7. Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated LuFisto with the Backdrop Driver.
10. Daizee Haze defeated Ayumi Kurihara via countout.
11. Mercedes Martinez defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto with the Fisherman Buster.
12. Cheerleader Melissa defeated Ayako Hamada with the Kudoh Driver. After the match, Melissa went to shake Ayako’s hand, and was met with a slap across the face. Melissa responded with a slap of her own, followed by both women hugging each other as the fans gave them a standing ovation. Melissa took the microphone and thanked the fans, and then declared that she is now focused on avenging her unfair loss to Madison Eagles from Volume 30, and is coming after the SHIMMER Championship. Madson’s music hit, and she and Melissa had an intense staredown in the center of the ring to close the show.
All of us at SHIMMER would like to extend a big thanks to all of the fans who bought tickets and attended the Vols. 29-32 tapings live this past weekend. These were the two biggest gates in our over four year company history, and the enthusiastic, appreciative crowd made for the ideal setting to welcome our visiting stars from Japan. Without the support of our live ticket buying audience, SHIMMER does not exist.
Photographers Gilda Pasquil and Walter Lippmann were in attendance to capture the weekend on film. Look for their photos to appear online during the coming weeks. Additionally, photographers from Pro Wrestling Illustrated (George Tahinos) and Japan’s Weekly Pro Wrestling were there to cover the events.
We hope everyone had a good time at the shows!
Read Southtown Star columnist Jessi Virtusio’s blog regarding SHIMMER at…
NEW PURPLE SHIMMER T-SHIRTS!
New SHIMMER logo shirts are now available for immediate worldwide shipping. They are dark purple shirts, with white ink. The SHIMMER logo is on the front like our previous logo shirts, with the new “Honor, Heart, Skill, Pro Wrestling” insignia on the back.
FRONT OF T-SHIRT:
You can order them now at the link below. Sizes M through XL are $20 plus shipping ($5 USA & Canada, $7 everywhere else). Size 2XL and is available in very limited quantity at a cost of $25 plus shipping.
DVD SALE – 40% OFF THIS WEEKEND!
You can now save 40% off your order on almost all items listed at ROHWrestling.com with no minimum purchase. This sale includes DVD’s, tickets, apparel, & more. Besides ROH DVD’s you can also save money on Non-ROH items. You can save money with every order you place at www.rohwrestling.com.
This is also a great chance to save money on tickets to almost all upcoming live ROH events.
To redeem your 40% Off Coupon just follow these 2 simple steps:
1) Place an order for merchandise at www.rohwrestling.com
2) Enter the coupon code: spring into the box marked Discount Code when you are going thru the checkout process. You must then hit the “submit” button to the right of the code in order to attach the discount to the order.
Offer ends on Monday, April 19th at 10 AM EST. Shipping costs are not discountable. DVD Subscription Packages are the only items NOT included in the sale. No adjustments to prior purchases or previously placed orders. Offer valid only on orders placed online at www.rohwrestling.com. Orders will only be discounted if you follow the steps listed above.
Below is a look at the match listings for the newest DVD releases in the SHIMMER series. Visit http://www.rohwrestling.com/store.php?sec=cat&cat=32 to order.
SHIMMER- WOMEN ATHLETES Vol. 28 (DVD)
1. Portuguese Princess Ariel vs. Malia Hosaka
2. Kimberly Kash vs. Melanie Cruise
3. Ashley Lane & Nevaeh vs. Kacey Diamond & Sassy Stephie
4. Nikki Roxx vs. Wesna Busic
5. Rachel Summerlyn vs. Daffney
6. Jessie McKay & Tenille vs. “The International Home Wrecking Crew” Rain & Jetta (w/ Lacey)
7. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Kellie Skater
8. Mercedes Martinez vs. Cat Power
9. Allison Danger vs. Nicole Matthews
10. Ayako Hamada vs. Sara Del Rey
11. SHIMMER Title Match: MsChif vs. Amazing Kong vs. LuFisto
1. Tenille vs. Malia Hosaka
2. Allison Danger vs. Kellie Skater
3. Daffney & Rachel Summerlyn vs. “The International Home Wrecking Crew” Rain & Jetta (w/ Lacey)
4. Portuguese Princess Ariel vs. Cat Power
5. Ashley Lane & Nevaeh vs. Wesna Busic & Melanie Cruise
6. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Nicole Matthews
7. Jessie McKay vs. Sara Del Rey
8. LuFisto vs. Amazing Kong
9. Ayako Hamada vs. Mercedes Martinez
10. SHIMMER Title Match: MsChif vs. Nikki Roxx
Bonus Match: MsChif vs. LuFisto
(Vol. 26 SHIMMER Title Match, with commentary added)
1. Jetta (w/ Lacey) vs. Daffney
2. Daizee Haze vs. Rayna Von Tash
3. Four Corner Survival: Jennifer Blake vs. Melanie Cruise vs. Jessie McKay vs. Kellie Skater
4. Nikki Roxx & Portuguese Princess Ariel vs. Lexie Fyfe & Malia Hosaka
5. Rain (w/ Lacey) vs. Tenille
6. Sara Del Rey & Amazing Kong vs. Serena Deeb & Mercedes Martinez
7. Knockout or Submission Match: Wesna Busic (w/ Annie Social) vs. Cheerleader Melissa
8. SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match: Ashley Lane & Nevaeh vs. “The Canadian Ninjas” Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews
9. SHIMMER Title Match: MsChif vs. “Super Hardcore Anime” LuFisto
1. Tenille vs. Jetta (w/ Lacey)
2. Four Corner Survival: Kellie Skater vs. Portuguese Princess Ariel vs. Cat Power vs. Rachel Summerlyn
3. Nikki Roxx vs. Melanie Cruise (w/ Annie Social)
4. Rain (w/ Lacey) vs. Jennifer Blake
5. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Jessie McKay
6. LuFisto vs. Amber O’Neal
7. Grudge Tag Team Match: Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews vs. Allison Danger & Daizee Haze
8. Mercedes Martinez vs. Serena Deeb
9. SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match: Ashley Lane & Nevaeh vs. Sara Del Rey & Amazing Kong
10. SHIMMER Title Match: MsChif vs. Wesna Busic (w/ Annie Social)
1. Jessie McKay vs. Kellie Skater
2. Lexie Fyfe & Malia Hosaka vs. Tenille & Rayna Von Tash
3. Amber O’Neal vs. Jennifer Blake
4. Mercedes Martinez vs. Madison Eagles
5. Rain & Jetta (w/ Lacey) vs. Nikki Roxx & Portuguese Princess Ariel
6. Serena Deeb vs. Cat Power
7. No Time Limit: Nicole Matthews vs. Daizee Haze
8. No Disqualification Street Fight: Allison Danger vs. Portia Perez
9. Wesna Busic vs. LuFisto
10. MsChif & Cheerleader Melissa vs. Sara Del Rey & Amazing Kong
1. Nikki Roxx vs. Cat Power
2. Tenille vs. Amber O’Neal
3. Melanie Cruise vs. Daffney
4. Sara Del Rey vs. Madison Eagles
5. Kellie Skater vs. LuFisto
6. Daizee Haze vs. Nicole Matthews
7. Amazing Kong vs. Mercedes Martinez
8. Ashley Lane & Nevaeh vs. Rain & Jetta (SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match/2 Out Of 3 Falls)
9. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Wesna Busic
10. MsChif vs. Serena Deeb (SHIMMER Title Match)
Plus appearances by Allison Danger, Portia Perez, Lacey, Annie Social, and more!
1. Rain vs. Daffney
2. Cat Power vs. Danyah
3. Amazing Kong vs. Rachel Summerlyn
4. Madison Eagles & Jessie McKay vs. Lexie Fyfe & Malia Hosaka
5. Mercedes Martinez vs. Amber O’Neal
6. Jennifer Blake vs. Cheerleader Melissa
7. Daizee Haze vs. Miss Natural
8. Jetta vs. Nikki Roxx
9. Ashley Lane & Nevaeh vs. Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews (SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match)
10. Wesna Busic vs. LuFisto (International Dream Match)
11. MsChif vs. Portuguese Princess Ariel (SHIMMER Title Match)
12. Sara Del Rey vs. Serena Deeb
1. Sara Del Rey vs. Serena Deeb
2. Miss Natural vs. Lorelei Lee
3. Cat Power vs. Daffney
4. Nikki Roxx vs. Danyah
5. Wesna Busic vs. Amber O’Neal
6. Lexie Fyfe & Malia Hosaka vs. Ashley Lane & Nevaeh vs. Rain & Jetta vs. LuFisto & Jennifer Blake vs. Madison Eagles & Jessie McKay vs. Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews (SHIMMER Tag Team Championship Gauntlet)
7. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Amazing Kong vs. Mercedes Martinez vs. Portuguese Princess Ariel (Four Corner Survival)
8. MsChif vs. Daizee Haze (SHIMMER Title Match)
1. Shark Girl vs. Veronika Vice
2. Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews vs. Allison Danger & Jennifer Blake
3. Amazing Kong vs. Danyah
4. Daffney vs. Cat Power
5. Rain & Jetta vs. Ashley Lane & Nevaeh
6. Nikki Roxx vs. Portuguese Princess Ariel
7. Sara Del Rey vs. Serena Deeb
8. LuFisto vs. Cheerleader Melissa
9. MsChif vs. Mercedes Martinez (SHIMMER Title Match)
1. 21 Woman Battle Royal
2. Portia Perez vs. Shark Girl
3. Danyah vs. Serena Deeb
4. Ashley Lane & Nevaeh vs. Cat Power & Veronika Vice
5. Amazing Kong vs. Lorelei Lee
6. Nikki Roxx vs. Nicole Matthews
7. Allison Danger vs. Jennifer Blake
8. Rain vs. LuFisto
9. Sara Del Rey vs. Portuguese Princess Ariel
10. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Mercedes Martinez
11. MsChif vs. Battle Royal Winner (SHIMMER Title Match)
1. Amber O’ Neal vs. Shark Girl
2. Nicole Matthews vs. Lorelei Lee
3. Daizee Haze vs. Jetta
4. Lexie Fyfe & Malia Hosaka vs. Jennifer Blake & Danyah
5. Portuguese Princess Ariel vs. Cat Power
6. Mercedes Martinez vs. Cindy Rogers
7. Lacey & Rain vs. Ashley Lane & Nevaeh
8. Amazing Kong vs. Wesna Busic
9. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Sarah Stock
10. Sara Del Rey vs. MsChif (SHIMMER Title Match)
1. Rain & Jetta vs. Jennifer Blake & Danyah
2. Nicole Matthews vs. Shark Girl
3. Lexie Fyfe & Malia Hosaka vs. Ashley Lane & Nevaeh
4. Lorelei Lee vs. Amber O’Neal
5. Daizee Haze vs. Cindy Rogers
6. Amazing Kong vs. Portuguese Princess Ariel
7. Mercedes Martinez vs. Wesna Busic
8. Lacey vs. Sarah Stock
9. Sara Del Rey & Allison Danger vs. MsChif & Cheerleader Melissa
1. Amber O’Neal vs. Lorelei Lee
2. Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews vs. Portuguese Princess Ariel & Josie
3. Alexa Thatcher vs. Ashley Lane
4. Lexie Fyfe & Malia Hosaka vs. Allison Danger & Serena Deeb
5. Daffney vs. Cindy Rogers
6. Lacey, Rain, & Jetta vs. MsChif, Daizee Haze, & Eden Black (Trios Tag Team Match)
7. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Amazing Kong
8. Sara Del Rey vs. Sarah Stock (SHIMMER Title Match – Two Out Of Three Falls)
1. Eden Black vs. Amber O’Neal
2. Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews vs. Lorelei Lee & Ashley Lane
3. Serena Deeb vs. Jetta
4. Allison Danger vs. Cindy Rogers
5. Lacey & Rain vs. Portuguese Princess Ariel & Josie
6. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Alexa Thatcher
7. Lexie Fyfe & Malia Hosaka vs. MsChif & Daffney (Grudge Tag Team Match)
8. Daizee Haze vs. Sarah Stock (#1 Contenders Match)
9. Sara Del Rey vs. Amazing Kong (SHIMMER Title Match)
Filmed at the Citrus County Auditorium in Inverness, FL
1. Amber O’Neal vs. Portuguese Princess Ariel
2. Allison Danger vs. Cindy Rogers (2 out of 3 Falls)
3. Daffney vs. Lexie Fyfe
4. Serena Deeb vs. Malia Hosaka
5. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Rain
6. Daizee Haze vs. MsChif (First Time Shimmer Meeting)
7. Amazing Kong vs. Nikki Roxx
8. Sara Del Rey vs. Lacey (SHIMMER Title Match)
1. Serena Deeb vs. Alicia
2. Malia Hosaka vs. Josie
3. Lexie Fyfe vs. Eden Black
4. MsChif w/ Daffney vs. Portia Perez
5. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Portuguese Princess Ariel
6. Sarah Stock vs. Daizee Haze (First Time Ever)
7. Allison Danger vs. Cindy Rogers (Dog Collar Match)
8. Lacey & Rain vs. Sara Del Rey & Nikki Roxx
Bonus Special Attraction Match from FIP:
9. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Amber O’Neal
Regular Price: $15
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