Category: SHIMMER

SHIMMER: Volume 59

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SHIMMER 59 where Portia Perez stole more stuff, Kimber Lee and Kana had a German suplex-off, Leva Bates tried a more stealthy approach, Nicole Matthews lived by the sword, and Cheerleader Melissa curb-stomped happyness.

Photos by Gregory Davis (1-85) and Christopher Codina (86-94).

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SHIMMER: Volume 54 Gallery

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At SHIMMER last month, we saw Evie and Kimber Lee earn their roster spots and Jessicka Havok take her spot, whether we liked it or not. We saw Serena Deeb and Madison Eagles make their first trip back to Berwyn after long absences due to injury, and they did not miss a beat. We saw Allysin Kay TwitPic mid-match. We saw Mercedes Martinez and Ayako Hamada try their absolute best to destroy each other. We saw one of the most wild, goofy, amazing spectacles of a four-way match that wrestling has seen. We saw Nicole Matthews and Portia Perez cheat and cheat and cheat and cheat and cheat and be dicks. We saw Cheerleader Melissa take a very dark turn as she began her second reign as champion. We saw that the Global Green Gangsters, Kellie Skater and Tomoka Nakagawa, truly “Got this.” We saw the end of an era as Allison Danger, one of the founders of the company and a pioneer in the world of “American joshi” wrestling, compete in the final match of her career.

This is the first of our four part gallery for the SHIMMER weekend, enjoy.

Photos 1-138 by Gregory Davis. Photos 139-150 by Christopher Codina.

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SHIMMER: Volume 52 Gallery

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SHIMMER Galleries: Volume 49, Volume 50, Volume 51

Here’s our final gallery from the most recent SHIMMER tapings. This was the one where Allysin Kay, as she long ago prophesized, got in the ring with The World Famous Kana (although rumor has it she’s still looking forward to a one-on-one confrontation). Also, Athena continued making her case that she is the best by taking on the best in Ayako Hamada. All this, and lots of ninjas. Enjoy!

Photos 1-135 by Gregory Davis and 136-138 by Christopher Codina.











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SHIMMER: Volume 51 Gallery

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SHIMMER Galleries: Volume 49Volume 50Volume 52

Melissa. Bates. Athena. Kana. Natural. Rush. Mizunami. Lufisto. Perez. Hamada. Kellie Fucking Skater. Enjoy.














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SHIMMER: Volume 50 Gallery

SHIMMER Galleries: Volume 49Volume 51Volume 52

SHIMMER Volume 50 saw the cross-generational Joshi dream match of Kana versus Ayako Hamada come to American soil, in what is now largely considered, “the best fucking match ever.” There was also the welcome return of SHIMMER original Lexie Fyfe, who looked fantastic in the main event elimination match. Please enjoy our photos, volume 51 and 52 are coming soon!















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SHIMMER: Volume 49 Gallery

SHIMMER Galleries: Volume 50Volume 51Volume 52

Greg, boss that he is, attended yet another three day international wrestling summit with the AAW/SHIMMER Weekend. Here’s his wonderful photos from the first of the four SHIMMER shows. This was the one where Athena found herself in the main event, Courtney Rush lost herself in the past, and, delivering on months of trash talk, Portia Perez actually, finally, for real beat Kana. Enjoy!
















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SHIMMER: Volume 47

SHIMMER Weekend Galleries: Volume 45Volume 46Volume 48

The one where: Shane Hollister was the most intense SPARKLE performer in history; Allison Danger was the first person to ever gain a “Star” power up in real life; Hailey and Mercedes fought from the bottom of their hearts to prove who was the top woman in the world; Jessie McKay refused to give in to fear (and paid the price); and Ray, Leon, Ayako, and Ayumi proved why Joshi Pro Wres is the greatest thing to happen to the sport with the best bout in company history and a five-minute, “That was awesome,” post-match chant.























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SHIMMER: Volume 46

SHIMMER Weekend Galleries: Volume 45Volume 47Volume 48

The one where Veda Scott reconsidered things, Sara had no friends left, MsChif wore some real horrorshow gear for a bit of the old ultra-violence (on Everylewdie’s Preferred Devochka), Kana and Mercedes tried to end one another in a most glorious fashion, Melissa forgot how to trust people, and Hawkeye died again.

















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