Over the past several years, one of the true breakout young stars in women's wrestling has been Mia Yim. Like many of the athletes on the SHIMMER roster, Yim has chosen to split her wrestling schedule between the United States and Japan, with the goal of learning a variety of different styles of wrestling and always sharpening her skills. Earlier this year, Mia participated in memorable SHIMMER bouts against Amazing Kong, New Zealand's Evie, and Jessicka Havok, displaying her lethal kicking ability and unique high flying offense. In just three weeks, Mia Yim returns to Berwyn for SHIMMER 58-61 at the Eagles Club!
"The Latina Sensation" Mercedes Martinez is one of only three remaining SHIMMER originals (wrestlers who were a part of the very first SHIMMER event in 2005) still on the active roster. Thus far, 2013 has been very good to Mercedes, as she handed Ayumi Kurihara a loss in her final United States bout at SHIMMER 53, headlined SHIMMER 54 one week later against Cheerleader Melissa, and then went on to renew her rivalry with Ayako Hamada with some fiercely competitive matches against her in Berwyn. After Martinez represents SHIMMER this coming weekend in England as part of the "Bellatrix Versus SHIMMER" event, she will return to the Berwyn Eagles Club just two weeks later for SHIMMER 58-61!
Shimmer volumes 53-56 are available for order or pre-order in some cases with shipping starting Oct. 22. That just leaves volume 57 still to be released, and the 58-61 tapings are coming up in a couple weeks.
Over the past year and a half, the Made In Sin combination of Taylor Made & Allysin Kay have established themselves as a threatening tag team force throughout the women's wrestling scene. After initially forming their alliance on the SHINE iPPV events in the state of Florida, Made In Sin successfully brought their partnership into the SHIMMER tag team ranks as well, battling such duos as Kana & LuFisto, MsChif & Christina Von Eerie, and Veda Scott & Shazza McKenzie, among others. Additionally, Allysin Kay recently completed an extended tour of Japan, where she spent time focusing on her career as a singles competitor.
Toronto native Cherry Bomb made her SHIMMER main roster debut at SHIMMER 50 this past autumn in Berwyn. Prior to her arrival, Cherry built her name throughout the world, with several tours of Japan on her resume, in addition to experience throughout North America. Earlier this year, she participated in the SHIMMER 53 event in Secaucus, NJ as the tag team partner of Kimber Lee. In less than two weeks, Cherry Bomb returns to Berwyn to be a part of SHIMMER 58-61!
SHIMMER WEEKEND GATHERINGS - PARTY BUS TO SQUARED CIRCLE!
Below is a list of fan gatherings during SHIMMER weekend, both before and after the various shows. Feel free to use the thread on The SHIMMER Forum located at tinyurl.com/l69otcj to plan other potential stops that weekend, wherever you wish to congregate with your fellow SHIMMER fans.
A party bus option has been added for the Friday and Sunday gatherings at The Squared Circle, for those without otherwise easy transportation. Visit thesquaredcircle.biz/partybus.html for more details on the party bus.
Wednesday, October 16th: 8pm until closing The Squared Circle (2418 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago) SHIMMER 56 & 57 Viewing Party!
Friday, October 18th: During the afternoon before AAW, as well as after AAW The Squared Circle (2418 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago) SHIMMER Weekend Kickoff! Party Bus Info - thesquaredcircle.biz/partybus.html
Saturday, October 19th: 9pm until closing Paisans Pizzeria & Bar (6226 W. Ogden Ave. in Berwyn) SHIMMER 58 & 59 After Party
Sunday, October 20th: 8pm until 10pm Paisans Pizzeria & Bar (6226 W. Ogden Ave. in Berwyn) SHIMMER 60 & 61 After Party
Sunday, October 20th: 10:30pm until they decide to close! The Squared Circle (2418 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago) SHIMMER Weekend Wrap Party Party Bus Info - thesquaredcircle.biz/partybus.html
Monday, October 21st: 7pm until closing The Squared Circle (2418 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago) Catch RAW at TSC if you're still in town!
Also, for those staying in close proximity to the Eagles Club for the duration of the weekend, please give your business to our buddy Ronnie Lottz at Cigars & Stripes (6715 W. Ogden Ave. in Berwyn). Perhaps you will even see the mummy!
One of the most in-demand performers in women's wrestling today is Santana Garrett. Santana made her SHIMMER debut at SHIMMER 50 this past fall in Berwyn, displaying her fire and agility inside the ring to all in attendance. 2013 has been a huge year in Santana's career, with appearances in virtually every wrestling promotion in existence, including many of the companies participating in Open Female Fight Season, the revived Women of Wrestling group, Impact Wrestling, and NXT. You never know where Santana may pop up next, but you can certainly count on her being in Berwyn for the SHIMMER 58-61 festivities next weekend!
Professional wrestling's resident queen of cosplay Leva Bates joined the SHIMMER main roster in early 2010. During one of her initial bouts, Leva faced SHIMMER original Allison Danger in a match that would ultimately become very significant in the careers of both wrestlers. As a result of the fight they brought to one another as opponents, the two decided to combine forces as a tag team unit, which came to be known as Regeneration X. One of the featured matches of SHIMMER 57 earlier this year saw Danger and Bates team up one last time, as part of Allison's farewell match as an active wrestler. In less than two weeks, Leva heads back to Berwyn for SHIMMER 58-61, but this time with singles competition as her focus.
"Your Soul's Tormentor" MsCHIF
The longest reigning SHIMMER Champion in the company's nearly eight year history is "Your Soul's Tourmentor" MsChif. One of the three remaining SHIMMER originals on the roster (who were a part of the debut SHIMMER event in 2005), MsChif has been in some of the most memorable bouts over the years, including her feud with Cheerleader Melissa, as well as matches against such women as Amazing Kong, Daizee Haze, Sara Del Rey, Madison Eagles, Sarah Stock, and many others. In addition to continuing to compete in singles action, MsChif is a part of the SHIMMER tag team ranks along with partner Christina Von Eerie.
CHRISTINA VON EERIE
Southern California's "Punk Princess" Christina Von Eerie joined the SHIMMER roster in early 2011, immediately drawing the ire of former SHIMMER Champion Sara Del Rey. Von Eerie quickly proved her worth as a wrestler in bouts against not only Del Rey, but other SHIMMER originals such as Cheerleader Melissa and Mercedes Martinez. Christina went on to form a tag team with former champ MsChif, in addition to participating in singles competition. Earlier this year, Von Eerie became involved in a bitter rivalry with Saraya Knight.
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- JK Kennedy (formerly Jessie Kaye) def. Midiane via second rope flatliner.
- Angie Skye def. ‘Crazy’ Mary Dobson via Unprettier
SHIMMER Vol 58
- Portia Perez def. ThunderKitty after slamming her head into an exposed turnbuckle.
- Santana Garrett def. Sassy Stephie w/ Mademoiselle Rachelle via Shining Star Press. Post-match, Santana attacks Rachelle, prompting Neveah to interfere, who is run off by the debuting Savannah Summers.
- Jessicka Havok def. Mary Lee Rose via chokeslam.
- Nikki Storm def. Su Yung via Eye of the Storm in her SHIMMER debut.
- Mercedes Martinez def Veda Scott via Fisherman buster.
- Backstage interview with Madison Eagles. She says she hasn’t lost a match since losing her title and issues an open challenge. Mia Yim vs Hikaru Shida is up next.
- Hikaru Shida def. Mia Yim via running Yakuza kick.
- Cherry Bomb and Kimber Lee def. Christina Von Eerie and MsChif with a Codebreaker/Release German Suplex combination on Von Eerie
- Dan Murphy of PWI and Amber Gertner are in the ring. It is announced that over 20 members of the SHIMMER roster are in the PWI Female 50 this year and SHIMMER Champion Cheerleader Melissa has ranked #1. She’s presented a plaque in the ring. Melissa trashes the lockerroom, including Allison Danger and Leva Bates. Leva comes out to the ring and we have a impromptu match!
- Cheerleader Melissa def. Leva Bates via Air Raid Crash to retain the SHIMMER Championship. Post-match, Melissa hits two more Air Raid Crashes and Allison Danger makes the save. Melissa attacks Danger and Lufisto makes the save.
- Hiroyo Matsumoto def. Saraya Knight
- Nicole Matthews vs Madison Eagles ends in a 20 minute time limit draw.
- Main Event: SHIMMER Tag Team Champions Global Green Gangsters (Kellie Skater and Tomoka Nakagawa) vs Lufisto and Kana.
- 3G def. Lufisto and Kana to retain the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship after a double kick to Lufisto.
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1: Thunderkitty b. Miss Natural with a Sleeper Hold 2: Christina Von Eerie b. Saraya Knight, Su Yung & Melanie Cruise after stealing the pin on Yung following a Tombstone by Cruise 3: Nikki Storm b. Veda Scott with the Eye of the Storm 4: S-N-S Express (Sassy Stephie & Nevaeh) b. Santana Garrett & Savannah Summers with a Double Team Alabama Slam on Summers 5: Portia Perez b. MsChif after Nicole Matthews interfered, and Perez rammed MsChif's head into an exposed turnbuckle 6: Kana b. Kimber Lee with the Kana Lock 7: Jessicka Havok b. Leva Bates with the Sitout Chokeslam 8: Madison Eagles b. Mia Yim with the Hellbound 9: SHIMMER TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Global Green Gangsters (Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa) (c) b. Made in Sin (Allysin Kay & Taylor Made) with their Double Team Kick Combo on Kay 10: Nicole Matthews b. Hikaru Shida with a Kendo Stick shot after Shida had accidentally given Andy Long the Three Count 11: LuFisto b. Mercedes Martinez with the Burning Hammer 12: SHIMMER CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Cheerleader Melissa (c) b. Hiroyo Matsumoto with the Air Raid Crash
After the main event, Melissa continued to attack Matsumoto, leading to LuFisto coming out to make the save, and they start brawling, with the refs trying to break it up.
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a: Midianne b. JK Kennadi with a schoolboy using the ropes for leverage
SHIMMER VOLUME 60
1: Nikki Storm b. Heidi Lovelace with the Eye of the Storm -Courtney Rush video, she says she's healing well, and that 3G has her full support for the weekend. 2: Mia Yim b. Melanie Cruise with the Firebird Splash -Athena video, she says she will not let her injury end her career, and she will come back stronger than ever. 3: Cherry Bomb & Kimber Lee b. Crazy Mary Dobson & Mary Lee Rose with a Lungblower/German Suplex combo on Rose 4: Saraya Knight b. Thunderkitty with the Bridal Rocking Horse -Knight challenged Christina Von Eerie to a Three Stages of Hell Match for Volume 61 - first fall is pinfalls only, second fall is submissions only, third fall if needed is a hardcore match. Von Eerie came out and accepted. 5: Kana b. Allysin Kay with the Kana Lock 6: Portia Perez b. Hiroyo Matsumoto after ramming her head into an exposed turnbuckle -Perez claims Matsumoto's Gojira mask for her collection, but gives up Thunderkitty's flower. 7: Mercedes Martinez b. Santana Garrett with the Fisherman Buster 8: SHIMMER TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Global Green Gangsters (Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa) (c) b. S-N-S Express (Sassy Stephie & Nevaeh) with the Kick Combo on Nevaeh -Amber Gertner interviews LuFisto backstage, who says that she's challenging Melissa on behalf of Allison Danger and everyone Melissa has bullied. -Madison Eagles issued another open challenge, again stating that she is unbeaten since losing the SHIMMER Title, the challenge was answered by... 9: Madison Eagles b. Jessicka Havok with the Hellbound -Lisa Marie Varon (formerly Victoria in WWE and Tara in TNA) comes into the ring and thanks the fans of SHIMMER and AAW for welcoming her into the fold. 10: KENDO STICK MATCH: Hikaru Shida b. Nicole Matthews with the Three Count after she hit Matthews in the head with the Kendo Stick -Madison Eagles comes out and mockingly consoles Matthews on her loss. Matthews does not react well to this. 11: SHIMMER CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Cheerleader Melissa (c) b. LuFisto with the Air Raid Crash -Melissa continues to attack LuFisto after the match, Kana makes the save, but Mercedes Martinez comes out to help Melissa.