Indy News Update #2 for July 19, 2012
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SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES News for July 18, 2012

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– Title change in Montreal!
– SHIMMER to participate in WrestleCon next April!
– Volumes 45 & 46 available for pre-order!
– SHINE debuts this Friday, 7/20 in Ybor City, FL!
– Help Rhia O’Reilly’s fundraising effort!


History was made on July 7th in Montreal when “The Canadian Ninjas” Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews regained the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship on an event promoted by NCW Femmes Fatales.

Early in the night, the Ninjas defeated the duo of Sweet Cherrie & Cherry Bomb to earn a SHIMMER Tag Team Title shot at a future NCW Femmes Fatales event. However, Perez & Matthews later demanded that they get their title shot immediately, since titleholders Sara Del Rey & Courtney Rush were already there.

Del Rey & Rush have never seen eye to eye, as Rush’s pinfall victory to earn the titles on SHIMMER 48 took place after Sara had abandoned Courtney in the ring during final moments of the match. It was no different in Montreal, as Sara once again walked out on her partner, leading to the Ninjas defeating Courtney in the impromptu title match, becoming the first two time SHIMMER Tag Team Champions.

Look for the NCW Femmes Fatales IX DVD featuring the match to be released at during the coming months.


In case you missed the official announcement earlier this week, SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES will be participating in a huge independent wrestling festival during WrestleMania weekend next year.

SHIMMER, CHIKARA, Dragon Gate USA, EVOLVE, and Combat Zone Wrestling will all be presenting live events at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ from April 5th through April 7th.

SHIMMER 53 will take place during the afternoon of Saturday, April 6th, on the same day as CHIKARA and Dragon Gate USA events during the late afternoon and evening. This will mark the second time that SHIMMER will hold a live event outside of its Berwyn Eagles Club home base (the first was the SHIMMER 14 event from Inverness, FL during 2007).

If you will be on the east coast during WrestleMania weekend next year, don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch a live SHIMMER event without needing to travel to Chicago to do it!

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Thus, the SHIMMER live event schedule is as follows:

SHIMMER 49 & 50: October 27, 2012 Berwyn, IL at Berwyn Eagles Club
SHIMMER 51 & 52: October 28, 2012 Berwyn, IL at Berwyn Eagles Club
SHIMMER 53: April 6, 2013 Secaucus, NJ at Meadowlands Expo Center
SHIMMER 54 & 55: April 13, 2013 Berwyn, IL at Berwyn Eagles Club
SHIMMER 56 & 57: April 14, 2013 Berwyn, IL at Berwyn Eagles Club

Mark your calendars and plan ahead!

Discuss the WrestleCon events in the following thread at The SHIMMER Forum…


Volumes 45 & 46 in the SHIMMER DVD series are now available for pre-order. These new releases are scheduled to begin shipping on approximately Friday, August 3rd. The match lists for these new DVD titles are listed below.


1. Courtney Rush vs. Sassy Stephie
2. Veda Scott vs. Saraya Knight
3. LuFisto vs. New York Knockout
4. Leva Bates vs. Sara Del Rey
5. Ray & Leon vs. Mia Ym & Davina Rose
6. Kc Spinelli vs. Kellie Skater
7. MsChif vs. Jessie McKay
8. Athena vs. Nicole Matthews
9. Kana vs. Mercedes Martinez
10. SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match: Ayumi Kurihara & Ayako Hamada vs. Hailey Hatred & Kalamity
11. SHIMMER Title Match: Cheerleader Melissa vs. Portia Perez

Price: $15.00
(This is a pre-order selection which begins shipping on approx. 8/3)

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1. Courtney Rush vs. Rhia O’Reilly
2. Veda Scott & Shazza McKenzie vs. Melanie Cruise & Mena Libra
3. Leon vs. Sara Del Rey
4. Davina Rose vs. Saraya Knight
5. Jessie McKay vs. Mia Yim
6. Ray vs. Kellie Skater
7. Kana & LuFisto vs. Hailey Hatred & Kalamity
8. Christina Von Eerie vs. Portia Perez
9. SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match: Ayumi Kurihara & Ayako Hamada vs. Allison Danger & Leva Bates
10. Athena vs. Mercedes Martinez
11. SHIMMER Title Match: Cheerleader Melissa vs. Nicole Matthews

Price: $15.00
(This is a pre-order selection which begins shipping on approx. 8/3)

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If you would like to place a mail order for SHIMMER DVDs, E-mail for mail order instructions.


We are just two days away from the debut event of SHIMMER’s sister promotion SHINE. The event takes place this Friday, July 20th, at The Orpheum in Ybor City, FL, and will be available at on iPPV. Here’s the card…

***Main Event***
Sara Del Rey vs. Jazz

Rain vs. Nikki Roxx

Mercedes Martinez vs. Leva Bates

Jayme Jameson vs. Reby Sky

Christina Von Eerie vs. Cherry Bomb

Allysin Kay & Taylor Made vs. Su Yung & Tracy Taylor

Tina San Antonio vs. Santana Garrett

Kimberly vs. Veda Scott

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SHIMMER’s Rhia O’Reilly is in the final days of her fundraising campaign to benefit The Eve Appeal. She posted the following at The SHIMMER Forum:

Some of you may know that over the past 10 months I have been completing a charity event called the Gold Challenge! Since the Olympics are coming our way this year I agreed to run 2012km (approx. 1250 miles) in one year to raise money for The Eve Appeal who fund research into gynaecological cancers in women. You can find out more about them here:

I also agreed to try and raise £2012 (a bit over $3000!) whilst doing this crazy mission!

I ran my first race on New Years Day, I completed a half marathon, I completed my FIRST EVER marathon and I’ve been running most days in between! I have less than 50 miles to go…and I have 18 days to reach my target!

I’m 75% of the way and I just need that extra bit to help my charity of choice! Someone suggested I turned to the fans of Shimmer. I said “Oh Really? O’REILLY!!!!”

If you can spare a couple of bucks to help this great cause you will be doing your good deed for the day and helping a great cause! If everyone even donated £2 each (aprox $3) I would totally reach my target!

If you feel you can help you can donate right here:

I know some of you already have and THANK YOU SO MUCH! As an added bonus, anyone who donates or has donated $15 or more will be eligible to receive an exclusive 8×10 just for them if I reach my target!

Better go get running shoes on!

Rhia x


SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES returns to the Berwyn Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL on Saturday & Sunday, October 27th & 28th, 2012. Volumes 49-52 of the SHIMMER series will be filmed during the course of that weekend. Bell time on Saturday, October 27th is 2pm. Bell time on Sunday, October 28th is 1pm. The events are suitable for all ages.

Front row seating is already sold out for the entire weekend. General admission seating is still available at a cost of $30 per full day of taping (two full length DVDs worth of live matches). Use the PayPal buttons at to secure your seats. Alternately, you may purchase tickets by money order. E-mail for mail order instructions. Over half of the available tickets have already been sold for the events.

Make your plans now to be a part of the weekend of SHIMMER tapings which will include the milestone SHIMMER 50 event. Mark your calendars, and join us live!

Discuss the SHIMMER 49-52 tapings in the following thread at The SHIMMER Forum…

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PRIME: Zach Gowen vs. Gregory Iron; Johnny Gargano vs. Jimmy Jacobs Signed for 8/19 Wrestlelution iPPV

PRIME Wrestling presents “Wrestlelution 5: An Enduring Spirit” on Sunday afternoon, August 19 from the Jacobs Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio with a 3pm Eastern start time. This event will also air live on internet Pay-Per-View courtesy of our friends at GoFightLive! Log on to or today to place your order for this event for only $14.99!

This week, on PRIME Wrestling TV, two matches were added to the card that have fans buzzing –

“One Legged Wonder” Zach Gowen vs. Gregory Iron
In 2003, Zach Gowen defied every odd possible when, in spite of losing a leg to cancer at age 8, Zach realized his dream of becoming a wrestling superstar known the world over. One of Zach’s many fans was a 16-year old Gregory Iron, himself suffering from cerebral palsy. After watching Zach, Greg started to believe that he too could overcome his limitations and live his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Greg did just that, starting a whirlwind of attention that includes ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Fox News, and a personal endorsement from CM Punk last year. Greg realized another dream when Zach Gowen came to PRIME Wrestling to team with Greg, in an attempt to win the Tag Team Titles, but after Greg was injured via a powerbomb a month ago, and a miscommunication between Greg & Zach this month (watch it here:, the world’s most inspirational team imploded. Now, wrestling’s most unusual and unexpected match has been signed as the world’s only wrestler with cerebral palsy Gregory Iron is forced to fight his own personal hero Zach Gowen. We will get comments from Zach & Greg about this match this upcoming week on PRIME Wrestling TV, on SportsTime Ohio as well as our YouTube page (

PRIME Championship: “Zombie Princess” Jimmy Jacobs vs. “Whole Shebang” Johnny Gargano
18 months ago, Jimmy Jacobs entered PRIME Wrestling disguised under a ski mask, injuring Johnny Gargano’s back with a video camera. After a year of mind games and psychological warfare, Jacobs finally unmasked at the start of this year and put Gargano through even more hell. It was Jacobs’ mission to march into Gargano’s own hometown, home promotion, and place Johnny built his reputation and force him out. Jacobs wants to replace Gargano, not just as the top star in PRIME Wrestling, but in all of independent wrestling. According to Jacobs, everything Gargano has done in his career, Jacobs did it first and Jacobs did it better, but never got the credit or adulation Gargano enjoys today. After manipulating Sex Appeal to aid in his mind games, Gargano overcame their threat (watch the clip here: to earn a shot at Jacobs and the PRIME Championship Gargano once held longer than anyone. Can Johnny Gargano reclaim his legacy or can Jacobs erase the name of Johnny Gargano from PRIME Wrestling at the very event Gargano has stolen the show at year after year?

This in addition to the matches we announced last week…

“The Man Beast” RHINO vs. “Most Dominant Man” JASON BANE
After losing out on a PRIME Championship opportunity earlier this year, former champion Jason Bane set out on a mission to re-prove himself. To do so, he challenged ANYONE to face him one-on-one and didn’t care whether it was someone within PRIME Wrestling, someone from another wrestling organization, or even someone from the world of mixed-martial arts. We were all surprised to hear that “The Man Beast” Rhino had been the man to answer the call. Rhino is a two-time World Champion elsewhere, and is known as one of the most dangerous and intense competitors in the industry today. Bane, meanwhile has earned his reputation as PRIME’s Most Dominant Man, and is 4-0 in Wrestlelution battles, including a victory over Raven two years ago at Wrestlelution 3. It is Baneline vs. Gore in the battle of two of the most ruthless athletes anywhere!

Commissioner Justin LaBar & Upper Management’s Aaron Maguire Presiding At Ringside
The feud between Fontaine and LaBar has waged for nearly two years now, and was only intensified with LaBar was named PRIME Commissioner and, essentially, Fontaine’s boss. Fontaine and adviser Aaron Maguire hatched an elaborate plot to frame LaBar as “unfair”, leading to Upper Management putting LaBar on probation, and naming Maguire to the board to help watch over things. Fontaine had the advantage for a while, but when he “accidentally” struck LaBar with a steel chair, he too was put on probation by Upper Management! Finally, the two agreed it was time to settle this for good – Fontaine will meet LaBar’s hand-selected representative and the man who pinned Fontaine in the main event of last year’s Wrestlelution – the thrill-seeking high-risk “Omega” Aaron Draven! Furthermore, LaBar & Maguire have both stated they will be ringside to watch over the match. Anytime these two have gotten involved, it has only made things more chaotic and impossible to control! Who will have final bragging rights in the Fontaine vs. LaBar rivalry?

Plus: Special Ring Announcer – Cosmopolitan Bachelor of the Year 2011 and local entertainment reporter Chris Van Vliet & Special Guest Timekeeper – New 102 DJ Kory!

Next week we will announce even more matches, including a former X Division Champion making his PRIME debut in a one-on-one match that has never taken place before anywhere!

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PRIME Wrestling is the next evolution of professional wrestling programming on SportsTime Ohio – official cable television home of the Cleveland Indians, reaching nearly 5 million cable homes and available nationwide via satellite. PRIME Wrestling is all about young on-the-rise wrestling stars hungry to reach the top. Our athletes are in the prime of their careers and we present them in a prime example of what a professional wrestling television show should be – an emphasis on action, athleticism, and drama – not constant skits and video packages. Our stars include such talents as “The Whole Shebang” Johnny Gargano, Jimmy Jacobs, “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross, “Handicapped Hero” Gregory Iron, Jason Bane, Krimson, Marion Fontaine and Michael Facade. We are also a community-conscious organization, and frequently do fundraisers to support worthy causes. You can watch PRIME Wrestling TV every Sunday night at 10:00 PM EST on SportsTime Ohio or every Wednesday on For more information, please visit

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