Indy News Update #1 for August 25, 2012
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SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES News for August 24, 2012

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– New free video posted!
– Initial names announced for SHIMMER 49-52!
– Two Saturday front row tickets back open!


A five minute free SHIMMER video has been posted on YouTube for everyone to check out! It’s Sara Del Rey’s search for a tag team partner, which began on SHIMMER 46. View the video at the link below.


Our friends at AAW – Professional Wrestling Redefined are back at the Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL tonight (Friday, August 24th). Bell time is 7:45pm. Tickets will be available at the door.

We will have SHIMMER 49-52 tickets and copies of the newest DVDs in the SHIMMER series available during intermission tonight for anyone interested in picking them up in person.

Visit for more details on the show.


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.

Two front row seats (next to one another, seats #1 & #2 right by the entrance curtain) for only the Saturday, October 27th day of taping are back up for grabs.They are $70 per seat or the whole day (Volues 49 & 50). Priority goes to anyone who is interested in taking both of them, rather than individually. Please E-mail if you have interest, and indicate whether you are interested in just one of them or both. If you currently have general admission tickets for the show and would like to “upgrade,” that can be arranged as well.

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.

During this past week, the initial names were officially announced for participation in the tapings. The are…

SHIMMER Champion Sweet Saraya Knight
SHIMMER Tag Team Champions The Canadian Ninjas
Cheerleader Melissa

Look for more names to slowly be revealed over the course of the remaining weeks leading up to the events. Over 25 of the top female professional wrestlers from around the world will be a part of the festivities!

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…


Volumes 45 & 46 in the SHIMMER DVD series are now in stock and available exclusively from for immediate worldwide shipping! We have several handy multi-DVD packs to choose from in order to save on shipping. Below are the match lists & running times of the newest releases in the SHIMMER series.


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 Yim & 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

Running Time: 3 hours, 2 minutes

Price: $15.00

Order yours at


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

Running Time: 3 hours, 11 minutes

Price: $15.00

Order yours at

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


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).

Ringside tickets for SHIMMER 53 will go on sale at on September 5th. Front row seating will be priced at $50, second row will be $40, and general admission will be $25.

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!

Visit for more details.

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…

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Follow SHIMMER on Twitter
Download SHIMMER matches on demand
Visit the SHIMMER web site

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First Round Tournament Matches!

16 Trios Will Enter Night 1…only 8 Will Survive!

The first round for King of Trios 2012 has been confirmed – it’s Scott “Jagged” Parker, Shane Matthews and Gran Akuma vs. Obariyon, Kobald and Kodama (The Batiri)!

Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw and Manami Toyota will compete against combatANT, deviANT and Soldier Ant (The Swarm) at King of Trios! Tensions will be high when Quack and Jigsaw meet two of their hated rivals during the biggest tournament of the year. Will Quack, the patriarch of CHIKARA, lose his cool once again at the expense of GEKIDO?

Fire Ant, Green Ant, and assailANT (WInk Vavasseur’s version of “The Colony”) team up to face the visiting Team Sendai Girls made up of DASH Chisako, Meiko Satomura and Sendai Sachiko.

Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano, and Icarus (F.I.S.T.) match up against Kikutaro, Ebessan, and Takoyakida (Team Osaka Pro) but only one can advance to the quarter-finals!