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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!
On January 13th, 2012, Resistance Pro held their second show, Rise, at Excalibur in downtown Chicago. The show featured the crowning of the first Heavyweight champion as well as the first defense of the women’s title. There were also a number of fresh-faces, notably the Resistance debut of Ring of Honor Champion Davey Richards and international sensation PAC. Creative director Billy Corgan would also make his first appearance before his unique, standing only, underground fight club/pro wrestling carnival creation.
The show opened with D’arcy Dixon interrupting ring announcer Chet Coppock as he attempted to introduce the opening contest. D’arcy, who was sporting a fitness model bikini, informed the crowd that she had advised the Briscoe Brothers to sit this show out whilst she scouted the other teams involved in a tournament to crown the first Resistance Pro tag team champions. She assured everyone, though, that she would give them something to look at, and proceeded to show off her physique with a series of poses.
It wasn’t long before Resistance Pro Women’s Champion Melanie Cruise approached the ring with her entourage: Taylor Made, going as The Matrix (cue leather), along with her personal assistant Nikki St. John and an adorable little pug. Melanie took the mic from D’arcy, who thought it wise to make her exit. Cruise demanded that she have her title match now as she had things to do, people to see. Her opponent, the tropical Skittles colored Serenity, made her way to the ring.
Resistance Pro Women’s Title – Melanie Cruise (with The Matrix, Personal Assistant Nikki, and Montgomery the Dog) (c) defeated Serenity - Serenity brought a lot of heart to this match, but it just wasn’t enough to get through the powerful Melanie or her devious entourage. Serenity did her best to get Cruise off her feet early, but Melanie was immovable, and quickly used her strength to beat down the challenger. Things didn’t get easier for Serenity when she went to catch her breath on the outside. Cruise brought her pug into the ring and used its cuteness to distract the referee while Taylor Made stomped Serenity on the outside. Not long after, Serenity found herself helpless across Cruise’s shoulders. Melanie dropped her on her face to take the three count. Post match, Taylor Made straddled the dazed Serenity and delivered a kiss.
Tonight, tonight in Chicago brings Rise, the second Resistance Pro show. Greg was live at the first taping and turned the everlasting gaze of his camera eye onto the sweet sweet in-ring action. Check them out as the stars fall in line for one more rock and roll, Pro Wrestling, show.
November 11th, 2011
Excalibur – Chicago, Il
- R-Pro Title Men’s Title Tournament Semi-Final: The Sheik defeated El Generico with a Spike Choke
- Kyle O’Reilly and Tony Kozina defeated Hallowicked and Matt Classic by submission by Guillotine Choke on Hallowicked by O’Reilly
- Jay Bradley defeated Icarus with a Lariat
- The Briscoe Brothers (w/ D’arcy Dixon) defeated Teddy Hart and Akuma with a Springboard Doomsday Device
- R-Pro Women’s Title Gauntlet Match: Melanie Cruise defeated Cheerleader Melissa, Miss December, Sassy Stephie, Serenity, Simply Luscious, and Taylor Made to become the 1st Champion
- Petey Williams defeated Colt Cabana and Necro Butcher with a Canadian Destroyer on Cabana
- R-Pro Title Men’s Title Tournament Semi-Final: Kevin Steen and D.H. Smith wrestled to a draw
Also check out our other SHIMMER weekend galleries: SHIMMER Volume 42, SHIMMER Volume 43, and SHIMMER Volume 44.
SHIMMER came. AyuHama began. Eagles won. Kana destroyed. Here are the photos:
SHIMMER Volume 41
- 2011 Sparkle Cup Length of the song “Iron Man” Iron Man Match: Green Man defeated Red Man 2-1 to win the 2K11 Sparkle Cup
- Bonesaw, Buggy Nova, and She Nay Nay defeated Kimberly Maddox, Su Yung, and Veda Scott with a Double Arm DDT by Bonesaw on Yung
- Allysin Kay, Mia Svensson versus Cherry Bomb and KC Spinelli ended in a Time Limit Draw
- Nikki Roxx defeated Kellie Skater with a Schoolboy
- Mercedes Martinez defeated Davina Rose with a Fisherman Buster
- Hailey Hatred defeated Kalamity with a Running Lyger Bomb
- Sara Del Rey defeated Yumi Ohka with a Royal Butterfly Suplex
- Kana defeated Mia Yim with the Kana Lock
- SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match: Ayumi Kurihara and Ayako Hamada defeated Daizee Haze and Tomoka Nakagawa (c) after a Wrist Clutch Uranage on Nakagawa by Ayumi to become new Champions
- Neveah defeated Ashley Lane with a German Suplex
- Cheerleader Melissa defeated Britani Knight with an Air Raid Crash
- Portia Perez defeated Jessie McKay with a Chain Attack
- British Rounds Match: Saraya Knight (with Britani Knight) defeated Allison Danger (with Leva Bates) with a Body Slam + Illegal Choke Pin, 2-1
- Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated Nicole Matthews with the Backdrop Driver
- SHIMMER Title Match: Madison Eagles (c) defeated Serena Deeb with the HellBound