The Big News
First off, sorry about the shortness of the Roundup this week (and in advance for next week). We’re in Las Vegas for fun and giggles, but we’ll still be covering what happens at Ring Of Honor and WrestleMania.
SHIMMER: Women Athletes volume 37 may be the best show the promotion has ever put on. Featuring a tag team title change, the debut of the Knight Dynasty (which caused such a stir that Britani and Saraya were spit on at one point by supposedly “smart” fans), a great technical contest between Daizee Haze and Serena Deeb and a great title match between Mercedes Martinez, this is one DVD that you HAVE to buy when it is released.
The heat this mother and daughter generated was incredible. So much so, that they have been asked to appear at CWF Mid-Atlantic (though the promoters have told us they will have to bring in extra police for their appearance), and have an inbox utterly stacked with requests from promoters looking to book them based on their work this weekend. Coupled with the return after 4 years of Rebecca Knox, this is a stable that has seen heat which is unrivalled in the promotion. Forget the Minnesota Home Wrestling Crew – this is the ultimate heel tag team in SHIMMER.
On the flip side, the most popular team in the promotion’s history was 3S – the tandem of Hiroyo Matsumoto and Misaki Ohata – who won the tag team belts on volume 37, and then lost them on volume 40 in a match that deflated the crowd so much. In the space of to days, 3S has become woven into my heart, and I’m now going to seek out as much of their stuff as possible.
Coming up this week, we’ll bring you quick interviews with LuFisto and Courtney Rush from the afterparty, as well as video of heated rivals sharing a beverage.
WWE shot a big angle for the WrestleMania 6 person mixed tag team match with John Morrison, Snooki and Trish Stratus against Dolph Ziggler and LayCool.
It was shot at a bar in New Jersey, and took many hours, though reasons for this vary. Popthecrowd.com claims it was down to Snooki not coming out of her dressing room for three hours, delaying the rest of the crew, while prowrestling.net says the hold-up was because the production crew showed up late and took ages setting up lights and cameras. Regardless of which one – if either – is true, both report that Snooki says that she would like to be a WWE Diva in the future. If she keeps her nose clean and gets trained, there’s no reason why it couldn’t happen – after all, “Snooki” is already Nicole Polizzi’s character, and is probably more well known than any WWE Diva out there at the moment.
The best of the rest
The Wrestling Observer reports that Amazing Kong should be making her WWE TV debut in April. Our money would be on the week after WrestleMania… WSU reports a prominent star will retire at the WSU Uncensored Rumble on June 25. She’ll make the announcement on April 4… Rima Fakih talked to the New York Post about Tough Enough, saying her upbringing in Queens, NY helped her to stay strong during the training… The April 2 match between Sara Del Rey and Mickie James has been pulled because of the shoulder injury James suffered last week. She’s been replaced with Madison Rayne… The LayCool teased split has been put on hold for now… 19 Pro will be branching out to have MEN featuring on their internet shows too. A radical concept… Serena Deeb will be part of the Ring Of Honor shows in Atlanta this weekend. New SHIMMER tag champions Tomoka Nakagawa and Daizee Haze will defend against Hiroyo Matsumoto and Ayumi Kurihara on April 2… New Daffney t-shirts are being sold by fan and friend Jon Chin. Buy one here…
March 24: WWE Superstars (Columbus, OH) – Daniel Bryan & Gail Kim b Tyson Kidd & Melina
March 24: TNA Impact (Orlando, FL) – Mickie James b Tara
March 25: WWE Smackdown (Columbus, OH) – LayCool b Rosa Mendes & Kelly Kelly
March 25: Florida Championship Wrestling – (Tampa, FL) – Aksana b Naomi Night
March 25: World League Wrestling (Spokane, MO) – Stacey O’Brien b. Lucy Mendez
March 25: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Lakewood, OH) – Jessicka Havok b Sera Feeny
March 25: CMLL (Mexico City, Mexico) – Dark Angel, Goya Kong & Marcela b Amapola, Mima Shimoda & Princesa Sujei
March 26: Ice Ribbon (Saitama, Japan) – Tsukushi & Maki Narumiya b Riho & Miyako Matsumoto; Yoneyamakao Lee, Tamako & Hikari Minami b Makoto, Chii Tomiya & Kurumi; Mika Iida b Mochi Miyagi; Emi Sakura & Ray b Tsukasa Fujimoto & Hikaru Shida to win the International Ribbon tag team championship
March 26-27: SHIMMER: Women Athletes (Berwyn, IL) – Volume 37: Bonesaw Jessie Brooks b Jett Riley; Brittany Force b. Rhia O’Reilly; MsChif b Kellie Skater; Mena Libra b. Courtney Rush; LuFisto b Tomoka Nakagawa; Regeneration X (Allison Danger & Leva Bates) b Jamilia Craft & Mia Yim; Christina Von Eerie b Sara Del Rey via count-out; Cheerleader Melissa b Athena ; The Knight Dynasty b Roxx and Ariel via DQ; Serena Deeb b Daizee Haze; Ayako Hamada b Jessie McKay; Misaki Ohata & Hiroyo Matsumoto b the Canadian Ninjas to become new SHIMMER Tag Champs.; Madison Eagles def. Mercedes Martinez.
Volume 38: Daizee Haze b Courtney Rush; Tomoka Nakagawa b Jessica James; Nikki Roxx and Ariel b Regeneration X; Sara Del Rey b Christina Von Eerie; Cheerleader Melissa b Melanie Cruise; Jessie McKay & Serena Deeb b the Canadian Ninjas; Mercedes Martinez b Rachel Summerlyn; Madison Eagles b MsChif to retain the SHIMMER Championship; 3S (Misaki Ohata and Hiroyo Matsumoto) def. Britani and Saraya Knight; Ayako Hamada b Ayumi Kurihara.
Volume 39: Rhia O’Reilly & Jett Riley b Brittany Force & December; Kellie Skater b Courtney Rush; LuFisto b Sassy Stephie; Rachel Summerlyn b Mena Libra; 3S b Nikki Roxx and Ariel; Mercedes Martinez b Britani Knight; Daizee Haze and Tomoka Nakagawa b Mia Yim and Jamilia Craft; Jessica James b Athena; MsChif def. Sweet Saraya; Serena Deeb b Portia Perez via DQ; Nicole Matthews b Jessie McKay in a two out of three falls match by 2-1; Ayako Hamada and Cheerleader Melissa b Sara Del Rey and Madison Eagles.
Volume 40: Kellie Skater b Taylor Made; Rachel Summmerlyn b Bonesaw; Mercedes Martinez b Christina Von Eerie; MsChif b Melanie Cruise; Jessie McKay b Athena; The Knight Dynasty b. Regeneration X; Sara Del Rey b Jessica James; Serena Deeb b Cheerleader Melissa, Lufisto and Portia Perez in a 4 corner match; Ayumi Kurihara b Nicole Matthews; Tomoka Nakagawa and Daizee Haze b 3S for the Tag Team Championships.; Madison Eagles b Hamada to retain the SHIMMER Championship.
March 27 JWP – KAZUKI beat Yagami Aoi; Command Bolshoi beat masu-me; DASH Chisako b Tomoko Morii; Megumi Yabushita & Dump Matsumoto b Sachie Abe & Jaguar Yokota; Tomoko Morii won a 10 woman battle royal in 6:37, last eliminating DASH Chisako; Kaori Yoneyama, Tsubasa Kuragaki & Kayoko Haruyama b Leon, Hanako Nakamori & Takako Inoue
April 2: Remix Pro Wrestling (Marietta, OH) – Sara Del Rey v Madison Rayne
April 2: Women Superstars Uncensored J-Cup (Kearny, NJ) – Mercedes Martinez v Ariel; Tournament quarter finals: Brittney Savage v Cindy Rogers; Sassy Stephie v Jennifer Cruz; Tina San Antonio v Jamilia Craft; Marti Belle v Jana
April 2: Women Superstars Uncensored King And Queen Of The Ring (Kearny, NJ) – Belle Saints v Boston Shore; Brittney Savage v Rick Cataldo; Alicia v Jessica Havok; Tournament quarter finals: Mercedes Martinez & Bison Bravado v Julio Dinero & Cindy Rogers; Alicia & Kenny Dykstra v Jana & Nicky Oceans; Frightmare & Jamilia Craft v Sassy Stephanie & JD Smoothie; Nikki Styx & Corey Havok v Spyral & Ariel
April 3: Indymania (Union City, NJ) – Mercedes Martinez & Alicia v Jessicka Havok & Brittney Savage; Sassy Stephie v Jana
April 3: WWE WrestleMania XXVII (Atlanta, GA) – John Morrison, Trish Stratus & Snooki v Dolph Ziggler & LayCool
April 8-9: Pro Wrestling: EVE (Norwich, UK (April 8) and Sudbury UK (April 9)) – A two night tournament to determine the first ever PW:EVE Champion featuring Britani Knight, Sweet Saraya, Jetta (April 9 only), Nikki Storm, Jenny Sjodin, Rhia O’Reilly and the debuting Kay Lee Ray
April 15-17: CHIKARA King Of Trios (Philadelphia, PA) – featuring Manami Toyota
April 17: TNA Lockdown (Cincinnati, OH) – Madison Rayne v Mickie James
April 17: Anarchy Championship Wrestling (Austin, TX) – Portia Perez, Electro & Children Of Pain v Rachel and Jessica’s Excellent Tag Team, Paul London, Matthew Palmer & Shawn Vexx
April 22: 3XW (Des Moines, IA) – Nikki & Kiandra v Melanie Cruise & Malia Hosaka
April 25: Jonquiere Championship Wrestling (St Ambroise, Quebec, Canada) – LuFisto v La Parfaite Caroline
April 30: Covey Promotions (Glenville, WV) – Mickie James in a match to crown the first ever Covey Pro Women’s Champion
May 5: Ice Ribbon (Tokyo, Japan) – Golden Ribbon event
May 14: Extreme World Wrestling (Hastings, UK) – Skarlett v Lucy Clayden
May 15: Anarchy Championship Wrestling (Austin, TX) – Evening Gown Match: Athena v Rachel Summerlyn v Jessica James v Sara Del Rey v Amanda Fox v Portia Perez
May 20: Absolute Intense Wrestling (Lakewood , OH) – Jessicka Havok or Super Oprah v Mickie Knuckles
June 4: NCW: Femmes Fatales (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – Cheerleader Melissa & TBA v Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews
June 25: Women Superstars Uncensored: Uncensored Rumble (Union City, NJ) – Mercedes Martinez v J-Cup Winner; Tina San Antonio/Marti Belle/Jazz v The Boston Shore; Serena v Nikki Roxx
June 26: Anarchy Championship Wrestling American Joshi Queen Of Queens (Live Oak, TX) – featuring Serena Deeb, Amanda Fox, Mia Yim and Daffney
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