The SHIMMER: Women Athletes juggernaut rages on. Without announcing a single match or wrestler for the volumes 41-44 DVD tapings on October 1 & 2, the entire front row for both days sold out yesterday evening within two and a half hours.
Reacting to the rush for the premium seats, SHIMMER promoter Dave Prazak said on the promotion’s forum:
A big thank you from all of us at SHIMMER to everyone who purchased tickets tonight. It’s only through your loyal financial support of our product that we are able put on these events!
However, if you missed out on the front row, fear not, as general admission seating is now available for both days at the SHIMMER website by using the Paypal buttons. If you’re worried about whether you will be able to see or not, don’t worry – the Berwyn Eagles Club is an intimate setting, so you will be able to see the ring easily. Click after the jump to get an idea. (more…)
In the last few minutes, SHIMMER: Women Athletes has announced the dates of their next DVD tapings.
From the SHIMMER forum:
SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES returns to the Berwyn Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL on Saturday & Sunday, October 1st & 2nd, 2011. Volumes 41-44 of the SHIMMER DVD series will be filmed over the course of that weekend.
We’re announcing the dates this far in advance to give everyone plenty of time to set the dates aside, request time off from work, and start saving money for a potential trip to Chicago. If you’ve never been to a SHIMMER taping live, but have always wondered what it would be like to catch our shows in person, you’ve got several months notice to plan ahead and make the trip for these events!
Front row tickets will go on sale in a few weeks. More details will be announced soon.
This means that SHIMMER will be taping on the week before Ice Ribbon v Pro Wrestling: EVE in Doncaster, UK, and NCW: Femmes Fatales in Montreal, so we’re looking at October being another busy month in pro wrestling, much like March was with promotions like WSU, Pro Wrestling SUN, Femmes Fatales and SHIMMER very close to each other.
Ringbelles is live at night two of Pro Wrestling: EVE’s title tournament, and will be bringing you results as they happen. Keep refreshing the page to keep up to date…
April Davids, Jenny Sjodin & Shanna beat Rhia O’Reilly, Erin Angel and Blue Nikita (who was in a tweener role).
Super Janey B beat Pollyanna with a top rope crossbody, then challenged either Carmel Jacob or Sara Marie Taylor for a match later.
Destiny beat Sweet Saraya with an avalanche and big splash.
Sara Marie Taylor & Carmel Jacob beat Kay Lee Ray and Liberty with stereo DDTs.
Semi final: Britani Knight beat Jetta with a Knight Light.
Semi final: Nikki Storm beat Alpha Female with interference from April Davids, Jenny Sjodin, Shanna, Carmel Jacob and Sara Marie Taylor.
Jenny Sjodin & April Davids beat Destiny & Amazon in a tornado tag match. All four carried on brawling afterwards.
Shanna beat Sweet Saraya with a top rope crossbody.
Erin Angel beat Blue Nikita with a moonsault.
Rhia O’Reilly beat Em Jay with a crucifix.
Super Janey B and Alpha Female beat Carmel Jacob and Sara Marie Taylor.
Britani Knight beat Nikki Storm with a Knight Light from the second rope to win the Pro Wrestling EVE Championship.
In quick notes from the show… The first contest was scheduled as a singles match between Blue Nikita & Erin Angel. Before the two could touch, The European Empire, led by Jetta, came out to ringside. Jetta explained that she had hired Blue Nikita yesterday to dispose of the Knights, and that she had failed – and was therefore of no use to the Empire any longer. Rhia O’Reilly then made an appearance, still hot at the Empire’s attack yesterday in Norwich which in her mind cost her a shot at the EVE gold. Jetta ended up explaining that as there were three of them (Angel, Nikita & O’Reilly) and three of her Empire not in tournament action (Shanna, Davids & Sjodin), they should have a trios match. The match was very fun and heated. Miscommunication between Blue Nikita (who displayed little interest in tagging with her “enemies”) and Erin Angel led to the Empire picking up their first victory of the night at Angel’s expense by way of an ankle lock submission… Super Janey B and Pollyanna had a simple and effective singles match. Both have unique characters in the promotion, which will bode well for them both going forward… Destiny and Sweet Saraya have had wars for *years* in WAW, so unsurprisingly this was Destiny’s best outing in an EVE ring yet. She bathed in the jeers of the crowd, and the finish – which was spotlessly clean – shocked everybody… The Glamour Gym were predictably entertaining in their tag match with Liberty and Kay Lee Ray, but massive kudos go to Liberty, who looked the absolute business. She will come out of this weekend with a lot of credit… Britani Knight vs Jetta was based around Jetta trying to turn Britani to join the Empire, but Britani refusing. Jetta worked her typical match with lots of interaction and interplay and minimal bumps. It was nice to see her work. We at Ringbelles have missed her… I think everybody expected heavy Empire interference in Nikki Storm vs Alpha Female (which did happen), but Nikki and Alpha wrestled a match too, and shockingly won by pinfall after additional run-ins from the Glamour Gym. This was Alpha’s first loss in EVE competition… The Northern Shooters of Sjodin & Davids and Team WAW of Destiny & Amazon was a simple continuation of their bad tempered brawl in Episode V… Shanna’s win over Saraya came via cross body on a woman who was still heavily selling rib injuries from her earlier match… Erin Angel vs Blue Nikita was fun, though with that result, it’s difficult to see where Blue Nikita goes from here (if anywhere) as she’s a woman without a gym affiliation and seems neither to be a full babyface nor full heel…. Rhia O’Reilly and Em Jay had a solid outing… The Glamour Gym vs Alpha Female & Super Janey B was a lot of fun, and to a certain extent, Alpha and Janey make very complementary tag team partners, with the tank-like Alpha Female and the sympathetic Janey B… The main event was exactly what it needed to be with the mouthy Storm (accompanied by the equally mouthy Jetta) and the focussed babyface Britani eliciting really strong and visceral reactions from the crowd even after eleven previous matches this evening. When Jetta eventually got physically involved, Sweet Saraya turned up to run off Jetta and leave the match as a one-on-one affair. With the sides evened, Britani scored with a second rope Knight Light for the emotional three count. Knight was joined in the ring by the majority of the locker room, including her mother who wrapped the EVE title belt around Britani’s waist. A fine end to the first phase in EVE’s life (and the end of the Star Wars inspired trilogy). The championship finals was the match of the night, as it should be… Big congratulations to all at Pro Wrestling: EVE and new champion Britani Knight – it was a pleasure to be able to bring the tournament to the world.
Below you’ll find quick chats with Britani Knight, the Glamour Gym and Jetta. Left click to play them in your browser, or right click and hit “Save Target As” to store them to your hard drive.
Ringbelles is live at night one of Pro Wrestling: EVE’s title tournament, and will be bringing you results as they happen. Keep refreshing the page to keep up to date…
Opening round match: Nikki Storm beat Sweet Saraya, Rhia O’Reilly and Amazon when April Davids, Jenny Sjodin and a returning Blue Nikita interfered.
Blue Nikita is back because Jetta threatened to sue the company. BN was the settlement.
Opening round match: Erin Angel beat Super Janey B, Sara Marie Taylor and Pollyanna
Opening round match: Shanna beat Liberty, Destiny and April Davids. Davids and Destiny had to be pulled apart.
Pro Wrestling EVE v Ice Ribbon announced for October 8 and 9 in Doncaster.
Opening round match: Alpha Female beat Em Jay, Carmel Jacob and Kay Lee Ray
Opening round match: Jenny Sjodin beat Britani Knight and Melodi. Blue Nikita was meant to be the 4th participant but brawled to the back with Saraya.
Quarter final match: Nikki Storm beat Erin Angel with an AP Cross.
Quarter final match: Alpha Female beat Shanna with the Omega Slam.
Last Woman Standing: Sweet Saraya beat Blue Nikita with a sunset powerbomb.
Britani Knight won the Last Chance Battle Royal.
Quarter final match: Britani Knight beat Jenny Sjodin with the Knight Light (package DDT).
Check out below reaction and an interview with EVE promoter Dann Read about EVE v Ice Ribbon.
Below, you’ll find a picture of the new Pro Wrestling: EVE title belt, and under that is an exclusive interview with promoter Dann Read. As always with Dann, expect foul language…
In quick notes from the show…
The opening contest was more of an angle than anything. It was very short, and only served to highlight the return of Blue Nikita… Shanna was treading very gingerly on her right foot at times, but for the most part, if you didn’t know that she was injured, you may not even notice. 17-year old newbie Liberty did well, and April Davids (sporting cornrows, new gear and a mouthguard) looks like the baddest motherfucker ever. Apart from Alpha Female, of course, who did lots of killing… Jenny Sjodin’s victory via submission with a cross armbreaker over Britani was something of a surprise in what turned out to be a triple threat instead of a four-way contest. Melodi is billed as having No Gym Affiliation, but she’s clearly a WAW product, as her corner punches are exactly the same as Saraya’s… Erin Angel v Nikki Storm was a fine outing and probably the best tournament match of the night, though Shanna took Alpha Female further than anyone else has to date. Alpha need to keep killing in short matches though… Blue Nikita and Saraya’s Last Woman Standing was different to the original contest in that it featured no weapons shots at all, and consisted of them trying to beat each other with wrestling. Nikita refused a handshake and spat her gum at Saraya afterwards… The Last Chance Battle Royal was criminally short – everyone but Destiny, Davids, Britani, Jacob and Taylor was eliminated within 60 seconds, much to referee Chris Roberts’ frustration… Sjodin attacked Britani straight after the battle royal and went after her arm again. Britani’s victory means she will have to go round the houses to win the title, making her the outsider out of the four remaining girls.
The semi finals for tomorrow are:
Nikki Storm v Alpha Female
Britani Knight v Jetta
We’ll be back tomorrow with more coverage from the second night of Pro Wrestling: EVE’s title tournament.
The latest edition in the Pro Wrestling: EVE DVD series is now available for pre-order (deliveries will begin on March 8).
Check out the match listing for Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back – Final Chapter: (more…)
Three more names have been added to the SHIMMER roster for the upcoming March 26-27 tapings – where volumes 37-40 will be recorded – and they’re names that the fans will know well, as they were part of the very first taping, and most of the tapings since then. (more…)
WSU Returns to iPPV on March 5 with The 4th Anniversary Show, but pre-orders are now being taken. It’ll set you back a measly $10. Considering how much you got for the last iPPV that WSU presented – which you can find a review for by clicking here – this should be a priority for any fan of women’s wrestling.
Check out the press release from WSU: (more…)
Two days after her trip to Japan was cut short by immigration officials, LuFisto has gone on record to let everyone know exactly what happened.
As many of you already know, I was unable to attend the Union Pro Wrestling event that was taking place on February 3rd in Tokyo.
There are many speculations on what happened so please be respectful by not believing everything you read. I’m very upset that I do now have to address this matter but I have no other choice since some people couldn’t get their mouth shut until I got back home. (more…)
The debut volume from Amber O’Neal’s North Carolina promotion ArenaChicks is now available to buy from Highspots.
1. Allison Danger vs. Mia Svenson
2. Sassy Stephie vs. Fantasia
3. Divina Fly vs. Kristen Flake
4. “Australian Football Rules” Mixed Tag Match
Amber O’Neal & Chiva Kid vs. Kellie Skater & Coach Gemini
5. Sara Del Rey vs. Allison Danger
6. Angel Orsini vs. Jessica Havok
7. “The Dating Game Match”
Winners go on all expenses paid date
Sassy Stephie, Brittney Force, Cecil Scott & Michael McAllister vs. Angel Orsini, Divina Fly, Ben Tyler & Roo-D Lewis
* Winners of the “Dating Game Match” go on their date
* Tribute to Sherri Martel 8-Women Tag Match
Amber O’Neal, Allison Danger, Persephone & Talia Madison vs. Cindy Rogers, GeeStar, Alere Little Feather & Becky Bayless
Amber and other members of the roster – including Allison Danger, Sassy Stephie and Becky Bayless were at WrestleReunion in Los Angeles last weekend to help hype the promotion and the DVD.
Jillian Hall may have spent most of her WWE tenure as a heel, she was also a plucky babyface when she was plying her craft in Ohio Valley Wrestling in the early half of the last decade. Here we have a match from the July 30, 2003 episode OVW TV featuring Hall against then-WWE Women’s Champion Molly Holly.
Molly was essentially playing the same role Ric Flair did in the 1980s – travelling from promotion to promotion as the NWA World Champion trying to get the most out of the top stars in the territory but still escaping with the title or with his pride intact, but leaving the top star in a better position than before he entered.
Also, keep an eye out in the video for Alexis Laree. You know her better as Mickie James.
She may still be in Japan wrestling for SMASH, but Serena Deeb’s filling up that diary of bookings.
She’s been named as one of the first two participants in the ACW American Joshi Queen of Queens tournament, taking place on June 26 in Live Oak, Texas – the other name being Amanda Fox. Serena will be looking to follow in the footsteps of previous winners Daizee Haze and Portia Perez in taking the tournament.
For more information on QoQ, click here.
Saved By The Bell and Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Wrestling star (and the co-star of some grainy skin flick) Dustin Diamond has thrown out an open challenge ahead of his appearance at AAW’s Path Of Destruction show on February 11 in Merrionette Park, Illinois.
And now someone’s stepped up. (more…)
Ahead of its volume 37-40 DVD tapings on March 26/27, SHIMMER: Women Athletes has announced its first two debuts (of which we understand there will be a total of three), and they arrive with some impressive credentials. (more…)
Women Superstars Uncensored’s second venture onto internet pay-per-view is the big push towards its flagship show of the year, the 4th Anniversary Show on March 5. Essentially, even though it featured a stacked card and a title unification bout in the main event, think of The Last Chapter as the equivalent of a WWE b-show like Elimination Chamber, in that it is designed to be a three hour commercial for WrestleMania.
Nevertheless, with two triple threat matches, an Uncensored rules match and a ladder match, this was shaping up to be a pretty varied night of action. So after throwing down $10 to GoFightLive for the privilege, this writer sat down to experience his first ever iPPV. (more…)