SHIMMER Women Athletes Volume 58
April 28, 2014
Taped on: October 19, 2013
Berwyn, Illinois (Berwyn Eagles Club)
Commentators: Dave Prazak, Portia Perez
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
Portia Perez vs. Thunderkitty
"Where's your title?" chants by the crowd directed at Portia, who lost the SHIMMER Tag Titles on the last volume. Portia with a slap early. Portia asks why she has to wrestle Thunderkitty, she is like 180 years old? Thunderkitty responds by asking why does she have to wrestle an infant? Does your parents know you are here? Portia responds by saying she is 25 and a half. Another slap by Portia and she goes to the outside to stall for time. Another slap by Portia, but Thunderkitty stops her from heading outside this time. Chops, followed by a roll-up for a nearfall. Hip-toss and Portia wants a time-out. Portia draws Thunderkitty in and hits some right hands. Thunderkitty catches a kick and hits a catapult. Thunderkitty charges, but Portia catches her and hits a Flatliner into the middle turnbuckle. Portia with facewashes to Thunderkitty in the corner. Chop and a headbutt, followed by shoulders to the ribs. Snapmare and a dropkick to the back of the head by Portia for a nearfall. Thunderkitty comes back with chops and a headbutt. They fight over a backslide, with Thunderkitty getting the backslide for a nearfall. Thunderkitty with an Airplane Spin, followed by a slap of her own for a nearfall. Portia avoids a charge, roll-up for a nearfall. Thunderkitty blocks the superkick and applies the Iron Claw. Portia gets free by biting Thunderkitty's leg. Thunderkitty goes for a sleeper, but Portia counters with a victory roll for a nearfall. Spinning heel kick by Portia for a nearfall. Portia grabs a set of bolt cutters from under the ring and cuts off one of the top turnbuckle pads while the ref is checking on Thunderkitty. Ref stops Portia from using the bolt cutters. Ref puts the bolt cutters away, but it allows Portia to send Thunderkitty off the exposed turnbuckle.
Ref turns around and Portia gets the win.
Winner: Portia Perez by pinfall
Afterwards, Portia puts on Thunderkitty's jacket as well as the flower in her hair, then leaves with it as Portia has stolen Thunderkitty's entrance attire.
Sassy Stephie w/Mademoiselle Rachelle vs. Santana Garrett
Chain wrestling early. Portia returns to commentary and says that Thunderkitty's robe is now hers, she didn't steal it because quite frankly, people have been stealing from her & Nicole Matthews for years, notably our SHIMMER Tag Titles. Santana with a series of armdrags, backslide for a nearfall. Stephie comes back with a clothesline. Santana fights back, but Rachelle grabs her leg. This allows Stephie to hit a Russian Leg Sweep for a nearfall. Stephie with a hair-mare, then chokes Santana in the ropes. Ref is with Stephie, allowing Rachelle to choke Santana. Stephie gains a nearfall. Snap suplex for another nearfall. Santana comes back with a series of kicks, crossbody for a nearfall. Stephie with an Edge O'Matic, then transitions right into a Last Chancery variation. Santana gets free and goes to a side headlock. Santana slides under Stephie's legs, then takes her down and applies her own variation of the Last Chancery. Stephie is able to get free by raking the eyes. Stephie rakes Santana's face against the ropes and gains another nearfall. Snapmare, followed by the Skullcrusher for a nearfall. Santana avoids a charge and hits a flying clothesline. Another clothesline, followed by a handspring elbow in the corner. Stephie slips out of a bulldog, Lightning Spiral with a bridge for a nearfall. Santana slips out of Kiss my Sass and hits a running boot.
Shining Star Press for the win.
Winner: Santana Garrett by pinfall (Shining Star Press)
Backstage, Mia Yim cuts a promo about her match tonight with the debuting Joshi, Hikaru Shida. Mia welcomes Shida to America and SHIMMER, then says that they have wrestled each other in Japan under Shida's terms, but now, Shida is on my turf, my home. I cannot wait to bring a new level of competition into this match.
"The Havok Death Machine" Jessicka Havok vs. Mary Lee Rose
Rose is from the NCW Femme Fatales promotion up in Canada. "Havok's gonna kill you" chants by the crowd before the bell. Havok piefaces Rose early, but Rose with forearms. Rose with a neckbreaker, then walks over Havok twice before hitting a back senton for a nearfall. Havok comes back with a series of kicks, followed by a running boot for a nearfall. Havok chokes Rose in the ropes. Big kick to the back, followed by a series of forearms. Rose avoids a charge, roll-up for a nearfall. Havok comes right back with a clothesline for a nearfall. Soccer kick to the ribs, followed by a looping stomp to the back. Lifting full nelson applied. Killer Combo by Havok for a nearfall. Another soccer kick to the ribs as Havok yells at Rose to "stay down." Havok chokes Rose, then repeatedly slams her head into the mat for another nearfall. Rose tries to fight back, but Havok with a big slap and another soccer kick.
Havok hits the Demon Slam (Sit-Out Chokeslam) for the win.
Winner: "The Havok Death Machine" Jessicka Havok by pinfall (Demon Slam)
Backstage, Amber Gertner goes to interview Madison Eagles. Madison says she has something to say, but doesn't want to talk to the viewing audience. Madison then whispers what she has to say in Gertner's ear and makes her say it. Gertner says that Madison is putting out an open contract because she is awesome and because she hasn't been beaten since she came back from injury. Madison says "what she said" and leaves.
"The Dynamite Queen" Nikki Storm vs. Su Yung
Storm gets into it with the crowd during her entrance, not endearing herself to the crowd on her SHIMMER debut. Storm is from the UK and has wrestled for Pro Wrestling EVE and ICW Fierce Females. Ring announcer Kevin Harvey goes to introduce Storm before the bell, but she corrects him with the city she is from, saying its "GLASGOW, SCOTLAND!!!" Storm then yells out that she is a "wrestling goddess." Crowd chants for Su before the bell. Storm then tries to get a "Nikki Storm" chant started, but to no avail. Su goes for a handshake as the bell sounds, but Storm shoves her and asks if Su has any idea who she is. Storm says Su should kiss her feet. Su takes Storm down and unloads with right hands early. Su with a series of armdrags, followed by a powerslam. Su traps Storm's arms in the ropes, but Storm slips out and goes to the outside. Storm avoids a baseball slide, then brings Su back in and slams her down. Neckbreaker by Storm for a nearfall. Back rake, then Storm taunts the crowd. Crowd wills on Su. Su fights back, but Storm knocks her back down, then rubs her face in the mat. Storm does her own "Scotland" chant, then applies and a head and arm lock as the crowd again wills on Su. Storm again taunts the crowd and gains a nearfall. Storm stands on Su's hair while talking trash to the crowd. Headbutt to the ribs, followed by a series of chest clubs. Shot to the throat by Storm, followed by a shoulder to the ribs. Su avoids a charge and unloads with forearms. Series of slaps, followed by a drop toe hold. Storm slips out of Yellow Fever, then blocks two forearms. Su slips out of the Perfect Storm and hits a clothesline. Su heads up top and hits a Thesz Press, followed by a dropkick to the back for a nearfall. Su locks in Yellow Fever, but Storm gets to the ropes. Storm drives Su into the corner, but Su goes to the middle rope and hits a series of knee strikes. Su goes for a bulldog, but Storm slips out, sending Su crashing to the mat.
Storm this time hits the Perfect Storm (Cradle Shock variation) for the win.
Winner: "The Dynamite Queen" Nikki Storm by pinfall (The Perfect Storm)
"The Latina Sensation" Mercedes Martinez vs. Veda Scott
Crowd chants for Veda before the bell. Veda wants a handshake as the bell sounds, but Mercedes slaps her hand away. Again, Veda wants a handshake, but Mercedes responds by unloading with forearms. Series of chest clubs by Mercedes, but Veda with a Sunset flip for a nearfall. Inside cradle and an Oklahoma Roll by Veda for 2 more nearfalls. Mercedes blocks a backslide, then stops Veda from sliding under her legs and hits a tree slam. Mercedes stands on Veda's chest, but only gets a nearfall. Mercedes with right hands from the mount. Mercedes gains a nearfall. Veda blocks a suplex, but Mercedes hits it on the second try for a nearfall. Shoulders to the ribs, followed by a big chop. Crowd wills on Veda. Mercedes with more forearms, followed by another big chop for a nearfall. Mercedes chokes Veda with her shin. Mercedes slaps Veda disrespectfully, but Veda fights back with forearms. Veda avoids a boot and hits a springboard bulldog for a nearfall. Veda locks in a head submission, but Mercedes fights out. Veda with a basement dropkick for a nearfall. Mercedes blocks a Monkey flip and hits some right hands. Veda goes for a Tornado DDT, but Mercedes slips out and hits a running boot for a nearfall. Mercedes can't believe it, crowd again chants on Veda. Mercedes goes for the Fisherman's Buster, but Veda counters with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Veda with a bridging Saito for a nearfall. Veda with a clothesline in the corner, then hits a swinging DDT from out of the corner for another nearfall. Mercedes comes back with a jawbreaker.
Mercedes this time hits the Fisherman's Buster for the win.
Winner: "The Latina Sensation" Mercedes Martinez by pinfall (Fisherman's Buster)
Mercedes celebrates her win, then the crowd gives Veda a nice ovation as she leaves.
Backstage, Amber Gertner interviews Nicole Matthews. Gertner is about to say Matthews is a former SHIMMER Tag Champion, but Matthews cuts her off and says let's stop living in the past. I'm looking towards the future. The Canadian NINJAS have done everything they can do in tag-team wrestling, we are the only 2-time SHIMMER Tag Champions and the longest reigning SHIMMER Tag Champions and its time to go above & beyond that. So, I heard Madison Eagles has an open contract for later on and guess who's accepting it? THIS GIRL!! Matthews does Eagles's own pose, then leaves.
Hikaru Shida vs. "The Blasian Barbie" Mia Yim
This is Shida's SHIMMER debut as she is coming from the Oz & Ice Ribbon promotions in Japan. Mia wants a handshake as the bell sounds, but Shida refuses it. Chain wrestling early. Series of leg sweeps for 1 counts. Shida goes for the 3 Count, but Yim avoids and we have a stalemate. Mia with a shoulder tackle, but Shida with a rana. Running knee to the head by Shida. Mia avoids a clothesline and does a Spidey move in the ropes, causing Shida to sail to the outside. Mia sets to dive, but Shida pulls her out to the outside. Mia sent into the barricade. Shida grabs a chair from the front row and slams Mia face-first off of it. Shida grabs her kendo stick that she brought out to ringside with her. Shida goes to hit Mia with it, but the ref stops her. Mia sends Shida face-first off the apron. Back in, Mia with a looping stomp to the back for a nearfall. Mia with a kick to the back for a nearfall. Camel Clutch applied as Mia makes Shida do a peace sign to the camera, having some fun. Mia locks in a bridging Indian Deathlock, but Shida gets free. Mia stomps away at Shida in the corner. Mia hooks Shida in the Tartanula in the corner. Mia heads to the middle rope, missile dropkick for a nearfall. Mia piefaces Shida with her boot. Mia with a series of chest kicks, but Shida catches one and hits an overhead backbreaker. Shida now stomps away at Mia. Shida with a running knee in the corner for a nearfall. Dueling chants by the crowd for both women. Shida with a Giant Swing into locking in a Boston Crab. Shida switches to a half crab, but Mia gets to the ropes. Shida with more stomps, then chokes Mia in the corner. Slam for a nearfall. Mia avoids the 3 Count again, roll-up for a nearfall. Strike exchange, then Mia with a series of leg kicks. Shida with a series of forearms, Mia with a spinning roundhouse, then Shida with an enziguri, both women down. Both get up by the count of 6. Mia slips out of a suplex, but Shida blocks an O'Connor Roll. Mia again avoids the 3 Count, but Shida with a running knee to the back of Mia's head. Big suplex by Shida for a nearfall. Shida blocks a rana, but Mia slips out of a powerbomb. Mia with a series of strikes, ending with a spinning backfist. German for a nearfall. Mia is starting to get frustrated. Mia hits Lucha Strong, but Shida kicks out AGAIN!! Mia can't believe it! Mia calls for the Firebird and heads up top, but Shida stops her. Shida with a Super Rana, but Mia kicks out!
Shida this time hits the 3 Count (Running Basement Knee) for the win.
Winner: Hikaru Shida by pinfall (3 Count)
Shida celebrates her win, then Mia gets a nice ovation from the crowd as she leaves.
The Kimber Bombs (Kimber Lee & Cherry Bomb) vs. MSEERIE ("Your Soul's Tormentor" MsChif & "The Ultraviolent Punk Princess" Christina Von Eerie)
Cherry & Von Eerie start. "OI" chants for Von Eerie. Von Eerie takes down Cherry early. Kimber in, but is met with a series of armdrags. Chain wrestling between the two, then MsChif tags in. Straitjacket Flatliner by Von Eerie, followed by a standing moonsault by MsChif for a nearfall. MsChif with her famous scream that scares Kimber over to her corner. Cherry is tagged in and MsChif brings her in the hard way. Cherry tries to tag out, but MsChif blocks her path. Cherry tries to go to the outside, but MsChif stops her and does her scream again. Clothesline, followed by Gateway to Annhilation for a nearfall. MsChif traps Cherry's arms in the ropes and applies a Camel Clutch. Von Eerie in, Backlund Bridge for a nearfall. Regalplex for another nearfall. Kimber comes in and Von Eerie goes after her, but it allows Cherry to rake Von Eerie's eyes. Cherry drives Von Eerie's into her corner, Kimber tags in. Kimber chokes Von Eerie, then hits a side slam for a nearfall. Kimber again chokes Von Eerie. Ref has words with Kimber, allowing MsChif to trade places with Von Eerie in the ring. Kimber is surprised by this and it allows MsChif to scream at her and send her scurrying back to Cherry, tagging her in. Cherry is upset by having to come in, but Von Eerie comes in also and unloads with forearms. Cherry blocks a headbutt and hits a jawbreaker for a nearfall. Cherry with a back rake, then sends Von Eerie into the turnbuckles. Cherry with a dropkick in the corner while Von Eerie's head was sandwiched between the middle turnbuckle for a nearfall. Cherry sends Von Eerie's head into the mat, chinlock applied. Ref has words with Cherry, which allows MsChif to again trade places with Von Eerie. Cherry is smart to the game this time and goes after MsChif, however the ref pulls her back and tells MsChif that she never tagged in. Von Eerie & Kimber in, Von Eerie with a spinning headscissors to Kimber. Running boot by Von Eerie, Cherry breaks up the pin, much to MsChif's shagrin. Cherry in, double suplex by the Kimber Bombs. Ref has words with the Kimber Bombs and MsChif again trades off with Von Eerie. Kimber Bombs are too smart for this game, though and hit a double elbow drop to MsChif. Cherry with a sliding forearm for a nearfall. MsChif with a sit-out tree slam for a nearfall. Von Eerie in, hits another running boot. Kimber comes in, but Von Eerie with a series of strikes. Kimber avoids one enziguri, but does not avoid the second. Kimber is scared again by MsChif's scream and misses a clothesline. Cherry comes in, but she misses a clothesline. Cherry slips out of the 138, then Kimber stops Von Eerie from doing a Regalplex to Cherry with a head kick.
Codebreaker/Release German combo by the Kimber Bombs for the win.
Winners: The Kimber Bombs by pinfall (Codebreaker/Release German combo)
MsChif chases the Kimber Bombs to the back afterwards, then checks on Von Eerie in the ring. MSEERIE gets a nice ovation as they leave.
We see video from SHIMMER 57 when Cheerleader Melissa submitted Allison Danger in her retirement match, then refused to let go afterwards, leading to Re-Generation X winning by reverse decision. Hamada would question Melissa's actions, but Melissa would lay her out with the Air Raid Crash and leave everyone lying.
In the ring, Amber Gertner interviews Dan Murphy from Pro Wrestling Illstratuted. Murphy is here to present a plaque to SHIMMER Champion Cheerleader Melissa, who ranked #1 in the 2013 PWI Female 50. Melissa comes out and accepts the award from Murphy. Melissa says that now officially, the best in the world is right here in this ring. Its time to clean up women's wrestling, clean up SHIMMER and I started that when I got rid of that joke of women's wrestling, Allison Danger. All bark and no bite, such a disgrace, complaining about her injuries in the middle of a match, that is unprofessional. Another thing that is unprofessional is that little girl who thinks its Halloween all the time. I intend to clean up women's wrestling and make it be what it was meant to be in this country.
All of a sudden, Leva Bates makes her way to the ring, with no wacky costume like we are accustomed to seeing from her. Leva says she heard exactly what Melissa is saying. All you are doing is spouting off garbage and trash talk. Thank you for insulting Allison Danger, you are our champion, you are one of the SHIMMER Originals. SHIMMER is about family, but apparently, you don't know anything about that. Allison Danger is my family and I refuse to sit here and listen to this garbage. You wanna call me a little girl? I'll show you how much this little girl can be a kick-ass woman, bring it on!
Leva gets in the ring and it appears we have an impromptu match for the SHIMMER Title.
SHIMMER Title: Cheerleader Melissa (c) vs. Leva Bates
Leva avoids a charge and hits more forearms, but they have no effect on Melissa. Leva with a spinning headscissors. Leva goes for a victory roll, but Melissa sits out on it for a nearfall. Leva with a roll-up for a nearfall. Leva goes up & over, O'Connor Roll for a nearfall. Melissa with a series of gut shots and stomps in the corner. Melissa runs into a boot, but stops Leva on the middle rope and sends her to the outside. Leva sent into the barricade. Melissa then slams Leva on the outside!! Melissa breaks the ref's 20 count, but Leva fights back. Back in, Melissa gains a nearfall. Melissa chokes Leva in the ropes while kicking her in the back of the head. Melissa rakes her boot against Leva's face, gains another nearfall. Melissa with a slam for a nearfall. Melissa goes for a leg drop, but Leva moves out of the way. Sliding lariat by Leva for a nearfall. Melissa comes back with a clothesline. Kondo Clutch applied, Leva gets to the ropes. Melissa with more forearms. Leva blocks an Irish whip and comes back with a series of kicks. Melissa misses a clothesline and Leva with 2 head kicks. Running boot by Leva, followed by a running dropkick. Delayed double knees in the corner for a nearfall. Melissa misses a clothesline and Leva hits a STO. Leva heads up top, Mushroom Stomp for a nearfall. Leva goes for the Shiranui, but Melissa slips out and hits a Samoan Drop for a nearfall. Leva slips out of the Air Raid Crash, but Melissa blocks the Superhero Kick.
Melissa this time hits the Air Raid Crash to retain the title.
Winner and STILL SHIMMER Champion: Cheerleader Melissa by pinfall (Air Raid Crash)
Afterwards, Melissa hits Leva with 2 more Air Raid Crashes. Cross armbreaker applied, then Allison Danger runs out to make the save. Danger goes after Melissa, but Melissa takes advantage and lays in shots to the back of Danger's head. Melissa walks over Danger's head, then goes for the Air Raid Crash, but LuFisto runs out to make the save and sends Melissa fleeing from the ring. Crowd chants for LuFisto. LuFisto says that one thing she will not accept is someone going after Allison Danger, someone who had to retire from wrestling due to a stroke. You hit too close to home. I'm one of the lucky ones to be able to have a stroke and be able to return to the ring. Danger wasn't as lucky. What you did was unneccessary, disrespectful and disgusting. So, the next time you wanna pick on somebody and bully them, pick on someone who can fight back. Melissa leaves with a smile on her face as LuFisto checks on Danger & Leva.
"Sweet" Saraya Knight vs. "The Lady Destroyer" Hiroyo Matsumoto
Before the match, the crowd begins singing "Happy Birthday" to Saraya. Saraya goes to speak, but is so angered by the crowd singing "Happy Birthday" to her that she leaves the ring and goes to the back. Matsumoto comes out for the match as the crowd chants "Matsumoto, Hiroyo, DESTROY!!" Referee comes out and tells ring announcer Kevin Harvey that Saraya has refused to come back out for this match. Crowd cheers for this. Saraya comes back out and the crowd again sings "Happy Birthday" to her. Saraya leaves to the back again as the crowd finishes singing. Saraya comes back out and says there will be no match until the crowd shuts up and stops singing. Harvey repeats what Saraya demanded, but the crowd again begin singing "Happy Birthday." Saraya threatens Harvey and he then says that for the love of everything, please stop singing. The crowd does not adhere, though and continues singing. Crowd then chants again for Hiroyo and we finally get the pre-match intros to this match. Saraya gets the ring, but then the crowd begins chanting "Senior Discount" at her, which Saraya is very upset at. Bell finally sounds and we are underway.
As the bell sounds, Hiroyo begins leading the crowd in singing again to Saraya "Happy Birthday." Saraya goes after her and unloads with right hands. Hiroyo shoves her off and hits a big slap. Hiroyo avoids a charge and hot-shots Saraya across the top rope. Hiroyo heads up top and hits a missile dropkick for a nearfall. Saraya goes to the outside to re-group. Saraya gets back in and goes after Hiroyo with a series of gut shots and a kick down low, then taunts the crowd. Saraya rakes the eyes of Hiroyo, then hits more gut shots. Saraya chokes Hiroyo in the corner. Hiroyo comes back with an avalanche, followed by a sit-out gourdbuster, but Saraya gets her foot on the bottom rope. Saraya goes back to the outside to re-group. Saraya gets back in, but Hiroyo with a slam. Hiroyo heads up top, but Saraya avoids a Vader Bomb. Saraya goes for the Knightmare, but Hiroyo gets free. Saraya with another eye rake and another kick down low. Saraya with a seated dropkick down low in the corner. Hiroyo comes back with a back elbow, but Saraya again gets her foot on the bottom rope.
Backdrop Driver by Hiroyo for the win.
Winner: "The Lady Destroyer" Hiroyo Matsumoto by pinfall (Backdrop Driver)
Hiroyo celebrates her win afterward.
"The Riot" Nicole Matthews vs. "The Punisher" Madison Eagles
Matthews tells ring announcer Kevin Harvey before the bell to announce her as being from the "best country in the common-wealth." Matthews then again mocks Eagles's pose. Eagles then has Harvey announce her as being at 6'1, "which is definitely taller than Nicole Matthews." Eagles then mocks Matthews's height. Matthews is upset by this, saying she is not that short, she's 5'8. Ref checks Eagles before the bell and finds a FORK in her wristband. Eagles explains herself, saying its for her to eat salad after the show. "You FORKED up" chants by the crowd. Matthews is upset by this and Eagles does a "shank-shank" motion. Eagles puts the fork in the corner and promises she won't touch it, much to Matthews's shagrin.
Matthews with a go-behind early, but then she grabs ANOTHER FORK from Eagles's ring attire. Ref goes to put the second fork as Matthews is grabbing the first fork. Eagles grabs a THIRD FORK from her ring attire and they both go to hit each other with the fork at the same time, but stop themselves. Ref catches them, but they both say that they weren't going to stab the other one with the fork. "Fork fight" chants by the crowd. Matthews puts the fork away, but Eagles doesn't. Eagles goes to use the fork again, but Matthews with a roll-up for a nearfall. Eagles still has the fork in her hand, but the ref grabs it away from her. Eagles gains advantage on Matthews and asks the ref for her fork back. Matthews gains control and now she asks the ref for the fork. Chain wrestling between the two in the early going. Eagles with a shoulder tackle, then tells Matthews to "suck it." "Family show" chants by the crowd. O'Connor Roll by Eagles for a nearfall. Exchange of leg sweeps for 1 counts, both with a front kip-up and we have a stalemate. Dueling chants by the crowd for both women. Matthews counters out of a hip-toss, then both women with multiple exchanges of armdrags, with Matthews coming out on the winning end. Both go for shoulder tackles and they nail each other at the same time, both go down. Both go for kip-ups, but fail on doing so. Both ask the ref for help up and he helps them up at the same time, but once they get to their feet, Eagles with a kick to the back of Matthews's head for a nearfall. Matthews calls for Portia, who comes out to give Matthews a water bottle. Matthews takes a swig, but then Eagles grabs it and takes a swig of her own. Eagles goes to give the water bottle back to Matthews, but instead, throws it to the outside.
Eagles with a kick to the back for a nearfall. Chinlock applied as Matthews says she needs her water. Eagles adds in a body scissors to the chinlock, then pulls at Matthews's hair. Eagles with looping stomps to the back. Matthews goes to the outside, but Eagles with a baseball slide. Back in, Eagles goes for a cover, but Matthews grabs the ropes. Eagles goes to pull Matthews to the center, but she latches on to the ropes and won't let go. STF applied by Eagles, but Matthews quickly gets to the ropes. Eagles chokes Matthews in the corner, then continues to take control. Matthews with a jawbreaker, but Eagles trips her up. Matthews then kicks Eagles off, sending Eagles into the barricade. Back in, Matthews heads up top, missile dropkick, both women down. Matthews gains a nearfall. Dragon Sleeper applied, Eagles gets to the ropes. Strike exchange, Matthews with a rolling elbow that sends Eagles timbering down to the mat. Matthews gains another nearfall. Matthews chokes Eagles in the ropes. Eagles comes back with a kick from underneath, but Matthews stomps away. Matthews with a running forearm and a running dropkick in the corner. Eagles avoids another charge and hits a running boot in the corner. Another strike exchange, then a chop exchange. Both then chop the referee and laugh at him!! Eagles with a clothesline and a chest kick. Series of leg kicks, then Eagles goes again for the STF, but Matthews gets to the ropes. Eagles calls for the Brainbuster, but Matthews slips out. Northern Lights by Matthews for a nearfall. They head up top, but Eagles slips out and trips Matthews up, sending her crashing into the mat. Eagles places Matthews up top, facing the crowd. Eagles with a kick to the back, followed by the Spider German, but Matthews kicks out!!
Matthews catches a charge by Eagles and hits a facebuster across the knee, followed by a neckbreaker for a nearfall. Matthews with leg kicks, but Eagles catches one and locks in the STF. Matthews starts to fade and the ref checks her arm three times. On the third attempt, Matthews shows signs of life and the match continues. Crowd chants for Matthews. Matthews kicks Eagles off, but Eagles with a forearm. Matthews comes back with a forearm, but Eagles with a running boot. Matthews then avoids a charge by pulling down the top rope, sending Eagles to the outside. Matthews with a head of steam and wipes out Eagles with a tope suicida!! Ref begins his 20 count as both women are down. They get back in, Matthews gains a nearfall. Eagles slips out of the Vancouver Maneuver, but Matthews slips out of Hellbound.
Eagles then hits the Brainbuster, but the bell sounds, signaling that the 20-minute time limit has expired.
Time Limit Draw
Crowd boos at this and chants for "5 more minutes." Eagles chases the ref to the outside with her fork. Matthews looks like she wants to go 5 more minutes, but instead, her & Eagles exchange a high-five and leave the ring to the shagrin of the crowd. Matthews says they are both winners and her & Eagles embrace before leaving.
Main Event for the SHIMMER Tag Team Titles: LuKana ("Super Hardcore Anime" LuFisto & "The World Famous" Kana) vs. 3G ("The Rate Tank" Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa) (c's)
LuFisto & Tomoka start. Chain wrestling early. Shoulder tackle and a kick to the back by LuFisto. Backslide for a nearfall. Dropkick by Tomoka, but LuFisto with an eye poke. Tomoka with one of her own. Both exchange toe kicks, then they bite each other's arms at the same time. Kana & Skater tag in. Kana wants a handshake, but instead hits a slap. Skater with a series of chest kicks, but Kana with a spinning back kick, followed by a roundhouse to the back of the head. Skater with a lucha-style armdrag and a back elbow. Tomoka in, 3G with a double back elbow and a wheelbarrow-assisted splash, but LuFisto breaks up the pin. Kana sent off the turnbuckles. Tomoka stomps away and chokes Kana in the corner. Running hip attack, followed by a bulldog. Bow & Arrow applied. Tomoka with more stomps, but misses a clothesline and Kana takes her down into a half crab. Tomoka gets to the ropes. LuFisto in, but misses a clothesline. Tomoka with a cartwheel into a dropkick for a nearfall. LuFisto with a leglock applied on Tomoka, but Tomoka gets to the ropes. Running hip attack by Tomoka, but LuFisto with a leg sweep. Running senton for a nearfall. Dragon Sleeper applied, but Tomoka fights out with kicks. LuFisto misses a clothesline, but catches Tomoka off a crossbody and hits a spinning slam for a nearfall. Tomoka slips out of the Burning Hammer and tags in Skater. LuFisto avoids a 3G double team, then Kana comes in and hits a dropkick to Tomoka. Stunner/Basement Dropkick combo by LuKana on Skater for a nearfall. LuFisto pulls at Skater's arm in the ropes. Gut shots in the corner, then LuFisto rakes Skater's face against the ropes. Snap suplex for a nearfall. Kana in, leg kick to Skater. More leg kicks, followed by kicks to the arm. Skater fights back with forearms, but Kana then catches her with a flying armbar. Tomoka comes into break it up. Ref deals with Tomoka, allowing LuFisto to come in and knock Tomoka off the apron. Divorce Court to Skater by LuFisto. Keylock applied. Crowd chants for Skater. Skater gets out, but LuFisto with a slam. Camel Clutch applied, then Kana comes in and hits a sliding kick. Kana tags in, hits a big kick to Skater's injured arm. Kana sends Skater to the outside. LuFisto goes out after her and hits another kick to the arm, then slams it off the apron. Back in, Kana with more kicks to the arm. Skater fights back, but it has no effect on Kana. Kana with a spinning back elbow, LuFisto tags in. LuFisto gains a nearfall. Seated surfboard applied. Skater fights out, but runs into a back elbow. Skater slips out of a slam and hits a springboard back elbow, both women down. Kana & Tomoka tag in. Both women slug it out with forearms. Kana with a forearm, but Tomoka with a flying kick. Kana blocks a suplex, but Tomoka slips out of a Fujiwara armbar and applies a Last Chancery variation, but LuFisto breaks it up. Tomoka goes for a sliding kick, but Kana catches it and locks in an Ankle Lock. Tomoka grabs the ropes, but LuFisto from the apron, kicks her hand away. Kana with a release German, but Tomoka pops right up! Kana with a series of strikes. Tomoka avoids a spin kick, but Kana avoids an enziguri and hits a head kick. Tomoka then catches Kana off a charge with a victory roll for a nearfall. Skater in, series of chest kicks to Kana. Kana catches one, then hits a series of kicks to Skater's injured arm. Skater then catches a head kick and locks in an Ankle Lock. Kana rolls out, but Skater blocks an armbar attempt. LuFisto comes in and hits a dropkick, allowing Kana to lock Skater in a Fujiwara armbar. Skater tries to roll out, but Kana switches to a cross armbreaker. Skater gets free and locks back in the Ankle Lock. LuFisto breaks it up with a boot. Kana goes back to the cross armbreaker, but Tomoka breaks it up with a dropkick. LuFisto in, 2nd Rope Splash/Reverse DDT combo by LuKana on Skater for a nearfall. Skater fights back, but LuFisto with a Tiger, however Tomoka breaks up the pin. Skater slips out of the Burning Hammer and tags in Tomoka. Tomoka with an enziguri to LuFisto, then knocks Kana off the apron. Skate & Destroy to LuFisto by Skater, but LuFisto kicks out. Tomoka hits the Fisherman, but LuFisto kicks out again! LuFisto comes back with a spinning backfist, followed by the Cradle Suplex, but Skater breaks up the pin. Kana with a shot to Skater, then hits Tomoka with a spin kick. LuFisto holds Tomoka for Kana, but Tomoka avoids a head kick and Kana accidentally nails LuFisto!! Skater sends Kana to the outside.
3G hit the Hangover on LuFisto for the win.
Winners and STILL SHIMMER Tag Team Champions: 3G by pinfall (The Hangover)
3G celebrate their title retention afterward as Kana checks on LuFisto. 3G shakes hands with LuFisto, but Kana refuses to do so to close the volume.