SHIMMER Volume 57
March 28, 2014
Taped on: April 14, 2013
Berwyn, Illinois (Berwyn Eagles Club)
Commentators: Dave Prazak, Portia Perez
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
Rhia O’Reilly vs. Santana Garrett
Rhia works over Santana’s arm early, but Santana uses her agility to reverse out. Rhia tries to roll out of the hold twice, but Santana maintains control. Santana goes up & over, armdrag and a crucifix for a nearfall. Santana with a spinning headscissors, then leaps onto Rhia and applies a hammerlock. Rhia gets free by driving Santana into the corner.
Rhia with a right hand, a snapmare and a running neck snap for a nearfall. Neck vise applied. Rhia then transitions into a Dragon Sleeper, along with a series of chest clubs. Rhia goes to her feet and hits a Reverse DDT for a nearfall. Rhia stomps away, then goes to make Santana humble by applying a Camel Clutch. Santana gets to the ropes. Rhia with a soccer kick to the ribs, then taunts the crowd. Santana fights back, but Rhia with a forearm. Santana goes up & over again, but Rhia with a savate kick to the ribs. Rhia drives her body weight across the back of Santana multiple times, then rubs her face against the mat. Rhia talks trash to Santana, then sends her off the turnbuckles. Forearms, but Santana gets a boot up off a charge. Rhia catches a kick on a second charge and hits a neckbreaker while Santana is draped across the ropes for a nearfall. Crowd wills on Santana as Rhia hits a Finlay Roll for a nearfall. Grounded variation of an Abdominal Stretch applied as Rhia also grinds her elbow against the ribs of Santana. Crowd wills on Santana as she fights out and hits a Sunset Flip for a nearfall. Santana with forearms, but Rhia with a right hand. Santana again goes up & over, does a forward roll and hits a clothesline.
Santana with another clothesline, followed by a Russian Leg Sweep for a nearfall. Santana catches a clothesline by Rhia and applies a Fujiwara armbar. Rhia counters with a roll-up for a nearfall. Rhia sends Santana face-first into the middle rope. Rhia with a running Samoan Drop for a nearfall. Rhia goes for the Rhiaadjustment, but Santana gets out and hits a running facebuster.
Shining Star Press by Santana for the win.
Winner: Santana Garrett by pinfall (Shining Star Press)
Santana celebrates her win afterwards.
Melanie Cruise vs. Xandra Bale
This is Xandra’s SHIMMER debut. Xandra mainly wrestles on the indy scene up in Canada and has recently wrestled for WSU out in the Northeast, along with AIW in the Mid-West.
Cruise lifts up Xandra early and throws her down. Xandra sent into the corner and Cruise biels her across the ring. Xandra fights back with forearms, but Cruise nails her with a clothesline for a nearfall. Big back club, followed by a knucklelock. Xandra comes back with a wheelbarrow bulldog for a 1 count. Chops, but they have no effect on Cruise. Cruise throws Xandra into the corner and delivers a big chop. Cruise lifts up Xandra in a knucklelock with one arm in a lifting wristlock of sorts. Xandra refuses to submit, causing Cruise to slam her down for a nearfall. Cruise is beginning to get frustrated. Cruise misses a right hand and Xandra hits a wheelbarrow into a DDT, but again, only for a 1 count. Xandra stomps away and hits a forearm. Cruise blocks a whip, then slips out of an Octopus attempt and hits a side slam for a nearfall. Cruise yells out in frustration.
Cruise hits Melanie’s Spine Splitter for the win.
Winner: Melanie Cruise by pinfall (Melanie’s Spine Splitter)
Cruise celebrates her win afterwards.
We see video from SHIMMER Volume 56 when Saraya Knight helped Made In Sin defeat MSEERIE. The assault on MSEERIE would continue afterwards until Veda Scott & Shazza McKenzie would make the save, brandishing steel chairs. This leads to our next match.
6-Woman Tag: “Sweet” Saraya Knight & Made In Sin (“The AK47” Allysin Kay & Taylor Made) vs. Veda Scott, Shazza McKenzie & “The Ultraviolent Punk Princess” Christina Von Eerie
“Oi” chants for Von Eerie before the bell. Crowd also chants “Trailer Made” at Taylor before the bell. Taylor & Shazza start. Shoving match ensues, then Taylor misses a clothesline and Shazza with an atomic drop, followed by Veda hitting a chest kick. Veda with a basement dropkick, but the ref is distracted by Allysin, causing Veda to only get a 1 count. Allysin in, but misses two clotheslines and a head kick. Veda trips her up and gets a 1 count. Veda with a series of kicks for a nearfall. Enziguri, then Veda heads up top. Allysin catches a crossbody attempt and pokes Veda in the eye. Clothesline for a nearfall.
Taylor in and Made In Sin make a wish on Veda. Taylor pulls back on the leg of Veda, followed by a forearm and a chop. Veda fights back, but Taylor with an overhand chop. Clothesline for a nearfall. Saraya in, gut shot to Veda. Hair-mare, then Saraya again grabs at Veda’s hair and unloads with kicks. Allysin in, stomps away at Veda. Big chop in the corner, followed by a hair-mare. Allysin with another hair-mare, Taylor tags in. Gut shot, followed by a gut kick and a forearm. Veda fights back, but Taylor with a big forearm. Veda again fights back and hits a bridging back suplex for a 1 count. Allysin comes in, but Veda gets out of a Made In Sin double team and sends them into one another.
Von Eerie & Saraya in. Made In Sin sent to the outside. Made In Sin & Veda and Shazza brawl on the outside while in the ring, Saraya dares Von Eerie to hit her. Saraya ducks a shot and pokes Von Eerie in the eye. Saraya with a kick down low, then goes to hit Von Eerie with her foreign object while the ref is distracted by the brawling on the outside, but Von Eerie gives Saraya a taste of her own medicine with a kick down low. Von Eerie grabs Saraya’s foreign object and nails her with it.
Von Eerie covers Saraya for the win.
Winners: Veda Scott, Shazza McKenzie & “The Ultraviolent Punk Princess” Christina Von Eerie by pinfall
Saraya complains to the ref afterwards that Von Eerie struck her with the foreign object. Von Eerie celebrates her win while Saraya continues to argue with the ref. Saraya gets on the mic and says everyone saw what Von Eerie did to her and that is disrespectful. Same crap, different day with you, referee. Maybe you want to be on my “hit list.” You are the worst referee that I’ve ever had in my life. If you are on my “hit list”, you won’t last until tomorrow.
Sassy Stephie w/Mademoiselle Rachelle vs. Thunderkitty
Thunderkitty says before the bell rings that the only French she knows is French Fries. “French Fries” chant by the crowd. Stephie with a go-behind, then takes Thunderkitty down. Stephie misses a clothesline and Thunderkitty with forearms. Avalanche in the corner, followed by a Monkey Flip. Catapult, then Rachelle distracts Thunderkitty, allowing Stephie to hit a Russian Leg Sweep for a nearfall.
Stephie knocks down Thunderkitty, then chokes her in the ropes. Stephie distracts the ref, allowing Rachelle to choke Thunderkitty. Shotgun Knees to the back of Thunderkitty by Stephie for a nearfall. Snapmare, followed by a kick to the back. Step-over chinlock applied. Thunderkitty gets free, but Stephie then chokes Thunderkitty with her boot in the corner. Hair-mare, followed by a basement Northern Lariat for a nearfall. Stephie is beginning to get frustrated. Stephie with chops, but Thunderkitty comes back with some of her own. Stephie blocks a Sunset Flip, but Thunderkitty avoids a right hand. Stephie then with a running Edge O’Matic into a Last Chancery variation, but Thunderkitty gets free. Neckbreaker by Stephie for a nearfall. Stephie can’t believe it. Thunderkitty fights back, but Stephie kicks her away. Thunderkitty avoids a charge and hits a clothesline.
Back elbow by Thunderkitty, followed by an atomic drop. Back suplex for a nearfall. Stephie with a knee to the ribs, then hits a Lightning Spiral for a nearfall. Thunderkitty locks in the Iron Claw, but Rachelle distracts Thunderkitty again. Thunderkitty applies the Iron Claw to Rachelle, but the distraction allows Stephie to nail Thunderkitty from behind. Stephie with an O’Connor Roll for a nearfall, but Thunderkitty locks Stephie in a Sleeper.
Ref checks the arm three times and Stephie is out, giving Thunderkitty the win.
Winner: Thunderkitty by submission (Sleeper)
Thunderkitty celebrates her win, then wakes Stephie up before leaving to the back. Portia goes to leave commentary to get ready for her Main Event SHIMMER Tag Title No DQ match against 3G. Stephie leaves to the back, asking what happened to Rachelle.
“The Havok Death Machine” Jessicka Havok vs. “The Blasian Barbie” Mia Yim
Mia wants a handshake early, but Havok spits on her hand. Mia unloads with stomps in the corner, followed by a running boot. Mia goes to the middle rope and kicks Havok away. 2nd Rope Rana by Mia, followed by a series of strikes, but Havok with a slap. Mia with a Spidey move in the ropes, Havok charges, but Mia avoids her, sending Havok to the outside. Mia with a head of steam and wipes out Havok with a tope suicida!
Havok drives Mia into the ring apron, followed by a big soccer kick to the ribs. Big chop, but Mia with a series of chest kicks. Havok with a back rake as they head back in. Havok chokes Mia with her boot, followed by a kick to the back. Chinlock applied, with Havok’s knee driven into Mia’s back. Crossface shots by Havok for a nearfall. Elevated Full Nelson applied by Havok. Crowd wills on Mia. Havok with the Killer Combo for a nearfall. Havok unloads with right hands from the mount and gains another nearfall. Havok chokes Mia, but Mia bridges out of another pin attempt and hits Havok with a rana, but Havok comes right back with a running boot for a nearfall. Snapmare, followed by another kick to the back. Running legdrop for another nearfall. Havok is starting to get frustrated as the crowd wills on Mia again. Havok catches a crossbody, but Mia counters out with a DDT.
Lucha Strong by Mia for a nearfall. Mia with a kick to the back, then avoids a charge and locks Havok in a Tartanula in the ropes. Mia heads up top and hits a missile dropkick for a nearfall. Mia heads back up top for Sky-Yim, but Havok stops her.
Havok brings Mia out of the corner and hits the Hav-O Driver for the win.
Winner: “The Havok Death Machine” Jessicka Havok by pinfall (Hav-O Driver)
Havok celebrates her win afterward.
Kimber Lee vs. “The Wrestling Goddess” Athena
Chain wrestling early until Kimber with a drop toe hold. Kimber with a slap, but Athena responds with one of her own. Slap exchange, then Athena with a spinebuster into a Boston Crab, Kimber gets to the ropes. Athena yells “what do you got?” Kimber takes Athena down, but Athena avoids a back senton. Kimber catches a pump kick, inside cradle for a nearfall. Roll-up by Athena for a nearfall. Kimber rakes the eyes. Kimber chokes Athena in the corner. Kimber misses a clothesline, springboard crossbody by Athena for a nearfall. Kimber goes to the outside to re-group, but Athena nails her with a dropkick through the ropes. They go to the apron, but Kimber sends Athena face-first off the apron.
Kimber sends Athena off the apron, then sends her back in. Kimber says the crowd is about to see the best move they will see tonight. Kimber heads up top and hits a big missile dropkick. Kimber celebrates this big dropkick of hers, but she takes too much time as Athena rolls her up for a nearfall. Kimber stomps away, then unloads with forearms from the mount. Seated surfboard applied. Kimber chokes Athena in the ropes, then in the corner once again. Big chop in the corner, but Athena with slap. Strike exchange, with Athena gaining advantage. Kimber comes back with more forearms, but Athena with a series of kicks to knock Kimber down.
Athena with a handspring slap, a leg sweep and the cartwheel double knee drop for a nearfall. Kimber sends Athena into the ropes throat-first. Kick to the leg, followed by a head kick by Kimber for a nearfall. Kimber can’t believe it and argues with the ref about the cadence of his count.
Athena with a springboard O-Face for the win.
Winner: “The Wrestling Goddess” Athena by pinfall (Springboard O-Face)
Athena celebrates her win afterwards.
We go backstage to a promo from the SHIMMER Tag Champions, the Canadian NINJAS. Nicole Matthews runs down all the teams that the NINJAS have beaten in their time in SHIMMER to keep and to win the Tag Titles. Portia Perez says that 3G can do everything in their power, they can make it No DQ, they can make it No Countout, whatever you have to do to make yourselves feel better about the inevitable. You two are just two more names on the list of people we have beaten to be the best tag team in SHIMMER history and that is not changing tonight.
“The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez vs. “Everybody’s Favorite Girlfriend” Jessie McKay
Crowd chants for McKay before the bell. McKay with a quick roll-up and an inside cradle for two nearfalls. Backslide for another nearfall. Snapmare into a crucifix for another nearfall. McKay slides under Mercedes’s legs, Mercedes misses a clothesline, but comes back with a wheelbarrow suplex.
Mercedes unloads with right hands from the mount, then chokes McKay. McKay sent off the turnbuckles, then Mercedes unloads with a series of forearms to the chest. Big chop, but McKay avoids another and hits some chops of her own. Monkey flip, but Mercedes slips out of a bulldog and gets a nearfall. Chinlock applied, with Mercedes pulling at McKay’s face. Knee driven into the back of McKay before Mercedes re-applies the chinlock. Crowd wills on McKay. Mercedes with a series of crossface shots for a nearfall. Big right hands by Mercedes, followed by another flurry of forearms to the chest. Mercedes misses a clothesline, but hits a backbreaker. Mercedes again chokes McKay. Mercedes goes for another backbreaker, but McKay counters out with a spinning headscissors.
McKay hits the Schoolgirl Crush, but Mercedes kicks out! Mercedes stomps McKay on the ropes, then brings her out of the corner and hits a Dominator for a close nearfall. Mercedes stands on McKay’s chest and walks over her. McKay fights back, but Mercedes with an eye poke. Mercedes goes to the apron and hits a series of Kawada kicks, followed by a boot. Mercedes talks trash to the crowd, then taunts them by saying “How do you like your girlfriend now?” “She gets around a little too much, does she?” Mercedes heads up top, but McKay stops her. McKay goes up with Mercedes and hits a Super Rana for a close nearfall. Mercedes slips out of the Boyfriend Stealer, but McKay slips out of the Fisherman’s Buster. Mercedes with a spinebuster for a nearfall. Mercedes argues with the ref. McKay again sent into the turnbuckles, then placed up top. Mercedes with a series of chops, then goes for a Muscle Buster, but McKay slips out.
McKay this time hits the Boyfriend Stealer for the win, with Mercedes kicking out right after the ref counts three.
Winner: “Everybody’s Favorite Girlfriend” Jessie McKay by pinfall (Boyfriend Stealer)
McKay celebrates her win afterwards as Mercedes complains to the ref about kicking out before the three count.
We go backstage to a promo from 3G. Kellie Skater says that we had a Tag Title shot in New Jersey, but the NINJAS cheated us. We had a title shot in Berwyn, but you got yourselves counted out. You scared of us or something? I beat Matthews 1-2-3, now, you’ve got nowhere to run, you’ve got nowhere to hide, no DQ, no Countout, they got nothing. Tomoka Nakagawa says that we’ve got this!
“The Oncoming Storm” Kalamity vs. “The World Famous” Kana
This is (as of right now) Kalamity’s final match to date in SHIMMER as after these tapings in April 2013, she announced she was taking a sabbatical from wrestling. Crowd chants for both women before the bell. Kana quickly hits a spin kick. Kana catches a kick, but Kalamity applies a side headlock. Kana gets free and gets a 1 count. Kana works over Kalamity’s arm, but Kalamity takes her down and gains a 1 count. Kana goes to a Fujiwara armbar, but then transitions into a wristlock. Kalamity gets out with forearms and a boot. Avalanche, followed by a snapmare into a chinlock, but Kana gets free and goes back to work on Kalamity’s arm. Kalamity takes Kana down and gets another 1 count. Right hands, but Kana with a big forearm. Kana with more forearms, followed by a dropkick. Kalamity with a go-behind, but Kana with a standing switch. Series of armdrags into an armbar. Kana goes to a cross armbreaker, but Kalamity counters with a pin attempt for a nearfall. Side headlock and a shoulder tackle by Kana. Kalamity then with her own series of armdrags into an armbar. Kalamity transitions into a hammerlock, but Kana counters out back into the side headlock. Kalamity with a shoulder tackle, then hits a soccer kick to the ribs of Kana as Kana dropped down. Kalamity with a running knee with Kana seated in the corner. Kalamity goes to the middle rope and hits a double knee drop to the seated Kana for a nearfall. Series of kicks by Kalamity, but Kana with a forearms. Kana with some chest kicks, but Kalamity catches one, then avoids a spin kick. Kana catches a kick by Kalamity and applies an Ankle Lock, followed by hitting a release German. Crowd chants for Kana. Kana with a snapmare, followed by a sliding kick for a nearfall. Kana goes back to the cross armbreaker, but Kalamity traps Kana’s legs to get free. Kalamity with a Japanese Stranglehold applied along with trapping Kana’s legs, but Kana gets free. Kalamity avoids a kick, then hits a neckbreaker. Kalamity holds on and goes for a second, but Kana grabs the arm to go for another armbar. Kalamity gets free and hits a spinebuster for a nearfall. Kalamity goes for Kalamityville Horror, but Kana slips out and hits a trifecta of spinning backfists. Big head kick by Kana for a close nearfall. Kalamity comes back with a boot for a nearfall. Both women block each other’s strikes, then Kana with a spin kick for a nearfall. Kalamity with a running neckbreaker for a close nearfall.
Kalamity charges in, but Kana catches her with a flying armbar, forcing Kalamity to tap out.
Winner: “The World Famous” Kana by submission (Flying Armbar)
Kana celebrates her win afterwards.
We see video from SHIMMER Volume 56 when Allison Danger announced her retirement match for this volume that is up next.
Allison Danger’s Retirement Match: Ayako Hamada & SHIMMER Champion Cheerleader Melissa vs. Re-Generation X (Allison Danger & Leva Bates)
Leva is dressed up as Danger for this match. Big reaction for Danger. Re-Generation X is billed as being from Belmont Hills, PA, by way of Las Vegas, NV and the tarnus, at a total combined weight of 12 Large, brother. “Larry Sweeney” chants by the crowd as Danger breaks down in tears. “Thank You Danger” chants by the crowd as Danger hugs both referee Bryce Remsburg and ring announcer Joey Eastman before the bell.
Leva & Melissa start. Melissa with a quick roll-up for a nearfall. Leva works over Melissa’s arm, but Melissa reverses out. Leva regains control, then Melissa reverses out again. Gut shots, but again, Leva regains control. Crucifix for a nearfall. Melissa with a knee to the ribs, followed by a big slam. Snap elbow drop for a nearfall. Hamada in, Melissa with a snapmare, Hamada with a basement dropkick. Hamada with a snapmare, then Melissa with a basement dropkick. Hamada with a shot to Danger, then Hamada tries to leapfrog over Melissa onto Leva, but it doesn’t work out. Danger tags in. Danger & Hamada shake hands. Hamada with a go-behind into a roll-up for a nearfall. Danger takes down Hamada, but Hamada goes to an armbar. Danger counters out with a roll-up for a nearfall. Hamada goes back to the armbar, but Danger gets free and wraps up Hamada in a longbow backbreaker. Hamada gets to the ropes. Hamada works over Danger’s arm with a series of strikes, then applies an armbar while sitting down on Danger’s shoulder. Danger counters out with a roll-up for a nearfall. Crowd chants for Danger. Hamada takes down Danger and applies a toe hold. Hamada with kicks to the leg, followed by an elbow drop to the leg. Melissa in, hits a stomp to the leg. Melissa with a grounded Dragon Screw, followed by more kicks to the leg. Danger kicks Melissa off, then hits a snapmare. Danger off the ropes multiple times and hits a kick to the back as Melissa was attempting to cover up. Melissa goes shoulder-to-shoulder, then hits a big chop to the shoulder area.
Danger backs up to the corner and asks for some time as she mentions some pain in her collarbone, that was broken many years back. Melissa asks what is going on and Danger yells “Remember that bone you broke 5 years ago, dummy!” Melissa says “That was 5 years ago, this is your retirement match and you are gonna bitch and complain about your collarbone 5 years ago, are you retarded?” Melissa says to Danger “Do you see me complaining about my injuries to the ref?” Danger says “Oh really, how many injuries have you had?” Melissa says again “You don’t see me complaining?” Danger says “Oh OK, I’ll give you something to complain about then” and nails Melissa with a club to the shoulder.
Danger with a series of forearms, but then Melissa with a grounded arm version of a Dragon Screw to the injured collarbone and arm. Melissa with shots to the arm, then pulls back on the arm while Danger is in the ropes. Melissa with a legdrop to the arm and applies an armbar. Danger yells while in the hold that “Melissa is an idiot if she thinks I’m going out like this.” Melissa slams the arm against the mat, followed by a series of clubs to the arm. Hamada questions Melissa from the apron, but Melissa tells her its OK. Danger fights back, but Melissa with forearms, followed by a clothesline for a nearfall. Crowd wills on Danger. Danger fights back again, then hits the STO, both women down.
Leva & Hamada in. Leva with a series of overhand chops to Hamada, followed by a Mongolian Chop. 2 big roundhouse kicks by Leva, followed by a running boot for a nearfall. Leva with a series of forearms, but Hamada blocks a Monkey Flip and places Leva up top. Leva kicks her off and hits the Mushroom Stomp for a nearfall. Leva goes for Sliced Bread #2, but Hamada slips out. Hamada with a spinning heel kick, followed by a slam. Hamada heads up top and hits the Hamadasault, but Leva kicks out! Crowd chants for Leva. Hamada goes for a powerbomb, but Leva slips out and tags in Danger. Danger drop toe holds Hamada into the ropes, then hits a running boot, but Melissa blind tagged in. Melissa locks in a Fujiwara armbar, but Leva breaks it up. Hamada grabs Leva and hits her with the AP Cross Diamond.
Melissa re-applies the Fujiwara Armbar while the crowd chants “Please Don’t Tap”, but eventually, Danger is forced to tap.
Winners: Ayako Hamada & SHIMMER Champion Cheerleader Melissa by submission (Fujiwara Armbar)
Melissa keeps the hold applied after the bell sounds as the ref yells at her to break the hold. Hamada finally pulls Melissa off. Hamada again questions Melissa as the ref and Leva tend to the injured Danger. Hamada says to Melissa if she is crazy and that causes Melissa to slap Hamada, then lay her out with the Air Raid Crash. Crowd boos Melissa as she grabs her title and leaves to the back, saying that “no one calls her crazy.”
Ring announcer gets on the mic and says that due to Melissa not breaking the hold, the ref has reversed his decision.
Winners: Re-Generation X by reverse decision
Hamada hugs Danger as both are in tears afterwards. Serena Deeb, Courtney Rush & Amber Gertner come out to ringside and they all hug in the center of the ring with Danger, Hamada & Leva. Lexie Fyfe also comes out to ringside to give Danger an ovation. Danger hugs referee Bryce Remsburg, then grabs a mic as the crowd chants for her.
Danger says that she can’t believe Hamada is crying for her and she smells so good when we hugged. Danger apologizes for being so emotional. Danger thanks everyone for being on this journey and I get to end it in my favorite place, with my favorite people. Danger says how much she loves everyone, they even flew in her mother to see her retirement match. Danger says she owes the crowd an explanation as to why she is retiring. “After many years of abuse to the body, years of abuse to the brain, caused me to have a stroke in January 2013 and in treating the stroke, doctors found legions on my brain.” “They are not life-threatening, but they are career-ending.” “But, I got one final chance, one final weekend and be with you guys and I just thank you and want you guys to know that this whole match”……………..Danger breaks down in tears. Danger says this match and this moment is dedicated to all of you, but most especially, to Larry Sweeney. “12 Large, brother.”
Crowd loudly chants “Thank you Danger” as she hugs Leva, Rush, Deeb in the ring. Danger hugs ring announcer Joey Eastman, Lexie Fyfe and SHIMMER co-founder Dave Prazak as she leaves for the final time.
“The Punisher” Madison Eagles vs. Courtney Rush
Ref checks both women for foreign objects before the bell. Rush asks if Eagles is fully clean. The ref says “define clean”, which highly upsets Eagles. She drops down into the corner in complete and utter sadness as the crowd chants to the ref “that was mean” and “say you’re sorry.” The ref apologizes to Eagles, who then slaps the ref before the bell finally sounds.
Eagles backs Rush into the corner and breaks clean. Rush wants a Test of Strength, but Eagles refuses. Crowd chants for Eagles to oblige. Rush then feigns hugging Eagles and Eagles covers up. Eagles misses a right hand, Rush avoids a head kick and Rush takes Eagles down. Eagles gets to the ropes, then takes Rush down and applies a chinlock. Rush counters out and applies a leglock. Eagles gets free and applies an armbar. Rush gets out, but Eagles goes to a mount and gains a nearfall. Eagles goes back to the chinlock. Rush gets out and applies an ankle hold. Eagles slaps Rush, then gets to the ropes. Eagles with a gut kick, then takes Rush down and gains a nearfall. Eagles with knees driven into Rush’s back, then applies a longbow backbreaker, but Rush gets to the ropes. Rush goes back to the leglock. Eagles fishhooks Rush, but Rush bites at Eagles’s fingers. Eagles gets to the ropes. Eagles blocks a suplex, but Rush takes her down again and goes back to the leglock. Eagles gets free with right hands to the back of the head. Eagles with a series of leg kicks, but Rush catches one and hits a kick of her own. Eagles with a Northern Lariat off Rush’s blind side, but Rush with a forearm. Eagles then goes to the outside and trips up Rush as Rush was going off the ropes. Eagles grabs Rush, but Rush kicks Eagles off, sending Eagles crashing into the barricade. Eagles tries to avoid Rush, but Rush heads up top and wipes out Eagles with a crossbody! Eagles sends Rush head-first off the apron, followed by a kick to the back. Eagles with a kick to the arm, then brings Rush back in.
Eagles with a suplex for a nearfall. Eagles with headbutts and knee strikes to the back of Rush, then gains another nearfall. Rush catches a kick and hits a Dragon Screw. Eagles grabs the ropes, but Rush pulls her back to the middle. Rush goes for a Sharpshooter, but Eagles gets free with a headbutt. Dueling chants by the crowd for both women. Eagles with another kick to the back, then chokes Rush in the ropes. Rush takes Eagles down again, but Eagles gets free. Rush then goes for a Crossface, but Eagles quickly gets to the ropes. Eagles sends Rush throat-first into the middle rope, followed by double knees to the back for a nearfall. Eagles with Shotgun Knees in the corner, but Rush avoids a Running Yakuza Kick and rolls up Eagles for a nearfall. Crucifix by Rush for a nearfall. O’Connor Roll by Rush for a nearfall, but Eagles quickly locks Rush in a rear naked choke along with a body scissors. Crowd wills on Rush. Rush gets to her feet and gets free, then hits a springboard forearm.
2 clotheslines, but Eagles does not go down. Slingblade by Rush for a nearfall. Eagles blocks the Skyward Suplex with elbows, but Rush grabs Eagles’s arm. Rush misses a clothesline and Eagles hits a Wheelbarrow Suplex for a nearfall. Eagles is starting to get frustrated. Rush slips out of the Brainbuster and locks Eagles in the Crossface. Eagles squeezes the ref’s hand and is able to get free. Eagles this time hits the Brainbuster, but Rush kicks out! Dueling chants again for both women. Eagles argues with the ref, which allows Rush to hit a La Mistica variation back into the Crossface.
Eagles gets to her feet, breaks Rush’s hold and hits Hellbound for the win.
Winner: “The Punisher” Madison Eagles by pinfall (Hellbound)
We see video on how we got to the main event SHIMMER Tag Title match.
Main Event in a No Disqualification, No Count-out, No Time Limit Match for the SHIMMER Tag Team Titles: The Global Green Gangsters (3G) (“The Rate Tank” Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa) vs. The Canadian NINJAS (Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews) (c’s)
“3G’s got this” chants before the bell. Pre-match intros for this match. The NINJAS attack 3G as the bell sounds. Skater sent hard to the outside, crashing knee-first into the barricade. NINJAS have chairs as 3G gets back in. 3G sends the NINJAS face-first off the chairs. The two teams begin brawling on the outside. Portia sent into the barricade by Skater. Matthews stops a chair shot by Nakagawa. Nakagawa then with a chairshot to the back of Matthews. Skater & Portia begin brawling around the bar of the Eagles Club. Nakagawa sent into the barricade by Matthews. Skater sent into a bunch of chairs by Portia. Nakagawa & Matthews brawl out into the crowd. Matthews with a chest kick to a seated Nakagawa. Portia sends Skater into the ring apron. Nakagawa chokes Matthews with a t-shirt. Portia drives a chair into the back of Matthews. Nakagawa sent into a wall by Matthews. Portia with a double sledge off the ring steps onto Skater. Skater sends Portia into the barricade. Nakagawa dropkicks Matthews. Portia blocks a suplex by Skater and SUPLEXES SKATER ON THE FLOOR!! Matthews with a chairshot to the back of Nakagawa. Nakagawa blocks a suplex by Matthews and SUPLEXES MATTHEWS ON THE FLOOR!! Portia sent head-first off the steel steps by Skater. Nakagawa stomps away at Matthews. Skater whips Portia with a resistance band back in the ring, then Nakagawa does the same to Matthews. Portia with a spinning heel kick to Skater, Nakagawa with a dropkick to Portia, Matthews with a clothesline to Nakagawa, Skater with a back elbow to Matthews, everyone is down. “This is awesome” chants by the crowd. The two teams exchange strikes when they get back to their feet. Skater goes up top with Portia, but Matthews stops her. Skater is placed in the Tree of Woe, then Portia with a dropkick to Skater in the Tree of Woe, while Matthews with a missile dropkick to Nakagawa for a nearfall. Portia pins Skater and gains a nearfall also. Matthews with a Brainbuster to Skater, then Portia with a dropkick to the back, followed by Matthews hitting a PK. Basement DDT by Portia for a nearfall. Nakagawa fights back on the NINJAS, hitting them with her water bottle. NINJAS go for Funky Cold Medina, but Nakagawa blocks Portia’s superkick. Skater with a DDT on Portia, then Nakagawa with a victory roll on Matthews for a nearfall. Nakagawa with a DDT on Matthews, then Skater hits the International Incident on Matthews, but MATTHEWS KICKS OUT!! Portia grabs one of the tag title belts, but Skater stops her with a gut kick. Matthews pulls Nakagawa to the outside and sends her into the barricade. Portia nails Skater with the tag title belt, but now its SKATER WHO KICKS OUT!! The NINJAS can’t believe it. Skater avoids Funky Cold Medina, but the NINJAS hit it on the second try. 1-2……..TOMOKA BREAKS UP THE PIN!! Nakagawa avoids Funky Cold Medina by the NINJAS, then drills Matthews with an enziguri, but Portia breaks up the pin with a superkick! Skater slips out of the Vancouver Maneuver by Matthews and hits a series of forearms. NINJAS go for Funky Cold Medina again on Skater, but Nakagawa SPITS WATER INTO PORTIA’s EYES!! Nakagawa with another enziguri on Matthews. 3G then hit the Hangover on Portia.
Skater hits International Incident on Portia!! 1-2-3!!! NEW CHAMPIONS!!!
Winners and NEW SHIMMER Tag Team Champions: The Global Green Gangsters by pinfall (International Incident)
3G celebrate their title win as we close the show.