SHIMMER Volume 61: In which Hiroyo demanded her honor (and Godzilla mask) back, Leva Bates shot first, MsChif obliterated Miss Natural, Portia Perez learned that crime doesn’t pay, the Global Green Gangsta defused KimberBomb, Christina Von Eerie received a $20 tip, Kana brought a spoon to a fork fight, Madison Eagles brought a fork to a kendo stick fight, and Mercedes Martinez and LuFisto just won’t stop trying to destroy each other.
Photos by Gregory Davis (1-84) and Christopher Codina (85-93).
SHIMMER Volume 60: In which Mia Yim brought forth the Firebird, Kana channeled David Lee Roth, Portia Perez stole even more stuff, Madison Eagles has to have emptied the fork drawer by now, right?, Nicole Matthews died by the sword, and LuFisto lost the battle but drew first blood in the war.
Photos by Gregory Davis (1-112) and Christopher Codina (113-120).
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).
SHIMMER 58, the one where Portia Perez stole stuff, Nikki Storm spoke in a super awesome accent, Christina Von Eerie and MsChif practiced Black Magic, Cheerleader Melissa got an award and was a total dick about it, Hiroyo Matsumoto wished Saraya Knight a happy birthday, and Madison Eagles and Nicole Matthews tried to fork each other over.
Photos by Gregory Davis (1-136) and Christopher Codina (137-144).
Yuzuki Aikawa, fashion model turned Pro Wrestling idol, retired in style on April 29th at Sumo Hall. 5,500 plus fans saw Yuzupon fall in defeat to her arch rival Yoshiko before donning a Cinderella dress and walking away from Pro Wrestling. Aikawa’s brief career as STARDOM’s ace was always fun to watch, and by the end she had developed into quite a solid wrestler.
Elsewhere on the card: Io Shirai took the World of STARDOM title from The Alpha Female after putting the giantess out with a few thousand head kicks. Rookie Takumi Iroha had a fantastic debut match against Meiko Satomura, aside from being brutally choked out. Hailey Hatred and Kyoko Kimura came out in Ribera jackets and Zubaz pants, just because, and lost their belts. Dark Angel won the vacant Wonder of STARDOM title by defeating pirated-turned-samurai Act Yasukawa.
Full gallery below the cut. More STARDOM pics to come soon, including the time Portia Perez competed for an invisible title belt. Enjoy.
In honor of this year’s Anarchy Championship Wrestling Queen of Queens Tournament, which Angel Blue just won in Austin, here are never before seen photos from last year’s tourney. As any fan or wrestler whose attended can tell you, the tournament is one of the most special nights in Pro Wrestling. The first Queen of Queens was actually my first ACW show, and I instantly fell in love with the art of Anarchy.
You can purchase the 2012 show now on Smart Mark (DVD MP4). Like all Queen of Queens shows, it’s highly recommend. The Rachel versus Jazz match was one of my favorites of 2012, and Lady Poison (Zombie Queen) versus Jessicka Havok (Zombie Killer) was wrestling at it’s most surreal, and most intense.
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.