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!
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!
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
SHIMMER: Women Athletes Volume 44
- Kellie Skater defeated Davina Rose with the Skate-or-Die
- Taylor Made defeated Veda Scott with a Swinging Neckbreaker
- Kalamity defeated Tomoka Nakagawa with the Kalamityville Horror
- Nevaeh and Sassy Stephie defeated Ashley Lane and Mia Yim with a Kiss My Sass on Mia Yim
- Serena Deeb defeated Yumi Ohka with a Spear
- Regeneration X (Allison Danger and Leva Bates), Christina Von Eerie and MsChif defeated Bonesaw, She Nay Nay, Melanie Cruise and Mena Libra when Von Eerie hit the Slapjack on She Nay Nay
- Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated Jessie McKay with the Backdrop Driver
- Sara Del Rey defeated Courtney Rush with the Royal Butterfly Suplex and the Cabbage Patch
- Athena defeated Mercedes Martinez via DQ due to Chair Attack by Mercedes
- Kana defeated LuFisto with the Kana Lock
- No Disqualification Match: Britani Knight defeated Saraya Knight with a Small Package DDT
- SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match: Ayako Hamada and Ayumi Kurihara (c) defeated The Canadian Ninjas (Portia Perez and Nicole Matthews) after an Uranage by Ayumi on Portia
- SHIMMER Title Match: Cheerleader Melissa defeated Madison Eagles (c) with a roll-up reversal of the Hellbound to become the 4th SHIMMER Champion
- Bonus Dick Move: Nicole Matthews attacks Melissa and ruins it for everyone.
SHIMMER: Women Athletes Volume 43
- LuFisto defeated Mia Svennson with the Mangalizer
- Regeneration X (Allison Danger & Leva Bates) defeated Sassy Stephie and Nevaeh with a Sonic Screwdriver to Sassy Stephie
- Nicole Matthews defeated Davina Rose with the Roll the Dice.
- Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated Kellie Skater with the Backdrop Driver
- Saraya Knight defeated Ariel with an Avalance Style Powerbomb
- Courtney Rush defeated Nikki Roxx with the Rush Slam
- Yumi Ohka defeated Mia Yim with the Tiger Suplex
- MsChif defeated Tomoka Nakagawa with the Desecrator.
- Athena versus Mercedes Martinez ended in a Double Count Out
- Jessie McKay defeated Britani Knight with the Boyfriend Stealer
- No Holds Barred: Serena defeated Portia Perez with a Spear off of a table
- Cheerleader Melissa defeated Kana with an Air Raid Crash
- SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match: Ayako Hamada and Ayumi Kurihara (c) defeated Sara Del Rey and Madison Eagles when Ayako defeated Del Rey with the AP Cross