Indy News Update #3 for September 25, 2012
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SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES News for September 25, 2012

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– More names added to SHIMMER 49-52!
– Women of Wrestling Podcast w/ Kellie Skater!
– Ringside tickets moving quickly for SHIMMER 53!
– Preview of SHIMMER 47 DVD artwork!


SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES is pleased to formally announce the addition of SHAZZA McKENZIE and RHIA O’REILLY to its October 27th & 28th weekend of events at the Berwyn Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL! Volumes 49-52 of the SHIMMER series will be filmed during the course of that weekend. Visit for tickets.

Australia’s Shazza McKenzie made her SHIMMER debut earlier this year, both forming a tag team duo with Veda Scott as well as entering the singles ranks. During one of her initial outings, Shazza had the valuable, yet terrifying opportunity to square off against Saraya Knight. During recent months, McKenzie has been in action back in Australia for the PWA. Shazza returns to the United States next month, not only for SHIMMER 49-52 in Berwyn, but also to participate in the SHINE 4 iPPV in Ybor City, FL one week earlier.

Belfast, Northern Ireland’s Rhia O’Reilly has quickly become known for her frequent travel around the world, all in the quest of becoming the most well rounded competitor possible. Rhia is a wrestler who briefly relocated to Calgary, Alberta, Canada to train under the instruction of Lance Storm. During the time since, she has ventured to other parts of Canada, competed throughout Europe, and participated in two live SHIMMER tapings in Berwyn. Next month will mark Rhia’s third set of Eagles Club appearances. She will also participate in SHINE 4 on October 19th in Florida.

Shazza and Rhia join the following previously announced competitors who will participate in the SHIMMER 49-52 tapings: SHIMMER Champion Sweet Saraya Knight, SHIMMER Tag Team Champions The Canadian Ninjas, Cheerleader Melissa, MsChif, Mercedes Martinez, Allison Danger, Leva Bates, Hiroyo Matsumoto, Ryo Mizunami, Kana, Tomoka Nakagawa, Athena, Christina Von Eerie, Allysin Kay, Yumi Ohka, and Kellie Skater. Look for more names to slowly be revealed during the remaining weeks leading up to the events. Over 30 of the top female wrestlers from around the world will be a part of the festivities!

General admission tickets for the SHIMMER 49-52 events are still available at a cost of $30 per full day of taping (two full length DVDs worth of live matches each day), and can be purchased online right now by visiting and ordering by PayPal. If you would like to purchase tickets via money order, please E-mail for mail order instructions.

In addition to SHIMMER 49-53 on October 27th & 28th at the Berwyn Eagles Club, our friends at AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined will present “War Is Coming” in Berwyn that Friday night, October 26th. Already signed is a SHIMMER Title Match pitting Saraya Knight against former SHIMMER Champion MsChif! Also announced so far are Athena, Christina Von Eerie, and Nicole Matthews. Visit to purchase tickets.

Also, one week prior to SHIMMER, our sister promotion SHINE will return to The Orpheum in Ybor City, FL for SHINE 4. The main event will pit SHIMMER Champion Saraya Knight against Jazz! Check it out on iPPV at and visit for tickets.

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!

Here’s a look at the other most recent additions to the SHIMMER 49-52 talent pool…

Upon her SHIMMER arrival in 2009, Australia’s Kellie Skater made it known to everyone who would listen, and even those who didn’t want to hear about it, that she was an indestructible tank of a wrestler, who feared no opponent and would steamroll all competition put in her path. More often than not, Skater would bite off more than she could chew, after issuing open challenges and frequently ending up on the receiving end of beatings from some of the toughest opponents in the world.

As time passed, Kellie’s overly confident attitude actually began to pay great dividends. Seemingly proving her indestructibility, Skater has been able to walk away from every fight she has gotten herself into, and has learned a thing or two along the way from each top notch opponent she has faced inside the ring, from Cheerleader Melissa to Mercedes Martinez, Serena Deeb to Misaki Ohata, Amazing Kong to Hiroyo Matsumoto, and more.

During late 2011, Kellie went on an extended tour of Japan where she continued to both train with and battle against some of the best female wrestlers in that part of the world. Confident as ever in her own ability, at the last set of SHIMMER tapings, Skater welcomed the challenges of joshi athletes such as Ray and Kana, earning even more respect as a competitor in the process.

Last year, Yumi Ohka made her SHIMMER debut in tremendous fashion, against inaugural SHIMMER Champion Sara Del Rey on SHIMMER 41. The match served as an excellent example of why Ohka is one of the top stars in her home promotion, Pro-Wrestling WAVE. Yumi also battled another SHIMMER vet in Serena Deeb, as well as some of the younger, rising stars on the SHIMMER roster, including Courtney Rush and Mia Yim. During those bouts, Ohka put her arsenal of kicks and suplexes on display for the Berwyn fans. In less than six weeks, Yumi joins the Joshi4Hope crew once again for her second American visit.

One of the standout stars of the last set of SHIMMER tapings was “The Wrestling Goddess” Athena. With her fantastic agility and overall athleticism inside the ring, she has quickly grown into one of the most popular SHIMMER competitors. Athena’s rivalry with SHIMMER original Mercedes Martinez helped to firmly establish Athena as a major player within the SHIMMER ranks. Excellent outings against Nicole Matthews, Sassy Stephie, and international high flying star Ray earlier this year only served to cement her position. Athena will also appear at AAW on 10/26, the night before SHIMMER.

Another of SHIMMER’s true rising stars here in 2012 is Christina Von Eerie. Upon her arrival, she immediately battled with established SHIMMER veterans including Sara Del Rey, Mercedes Martinez, and Cheerleader Melissa. Christina later went on to form the successful “MSEERIE” tag team with former SHIMMER Champion MsChif, both in Berwyn as well as on the SHINE events in Florida. Earlier this year, Von Eerie had the chance to step in the SHIMMER ring against foreign talents including LuFisto, Kana, and Kalamity. She is certainly someone to keep your eyes on, both in the singles picture as well as with MsChif in the tag team division. Christina will also appear at AAW on 10/26, the night before SHIMMER.

As was first revealed by Lenny Leonard during commentary on the SHINE 1 iPPV, one of the women who will be making her SHIMMER main show debut on October 27th & 28th is Detroit’s Allysin Kay. She previously appeared at the Berwyn Eagles Club as part of the SPARKLE pre-show bouts just prior to SHIMMER 41 during late 2011. During recent months, Allysin formed the “Made In Sin” tag team with partner Taylor Made at the initial SHINE events. We look forward to seeing what Allysin Kay brings to the SHIMMER main roster in less than six weeks.

After having to miss the last set of SHIMMER tapings due to her busy schedule in Japan, the Joshi4Hope office has arranged for Tomoka Nakagawa to return to SHIMMER competition next month. Nakagawa has had some of the most exciting matches of the past several years inside the SHIMMER ring, often crossing paths with her rival Ayumi Kurihara.

Tomoka and partner Daizee Haze made history by capturing the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship in a high impact tag team bout against Hiroyo Matsumoto & Misaki Ohata on SHIMMER 40, only to lose them on SHIMMER 41 to the team of Kurihara & Ayako Hamada. Nakagawa later went on to trade victories with former SHIMMER Champion MsChif, as well as take on Kalamity in singles action.

“The World Famous” Kana made her American professional wrestling debut in late 2011, appearing for both SHIMMER and CHIKARA. Upon her U.S. arrival, Kana refused to even shake the hands of any of the other competitors on the roster, including SHIMMER originals such as Cheerleader Melissa and Sara Del Rey. However, following an intense battle against Canada’s LuFisto, Kana finally deemed a competitor on the roster as having earned her respect, and shook LuFisto’s hand.

Through her friendship with LuFisto, Kana slowly began to accept the other members of the roster, granting post-match handshakes to additional opponents in subsequent matches. The two went on to form a successful tag team in early 2012, competing in a memorable hard hitting match against Hailey Hatred & Kalamity, as well as a bout against the “MSEERIE” duo of MsChif & Christina Von Eerie.

On the singles side of things, Kana has faced many of the staples of the North American women’s wrestling scene in SHIMMER, from LuFisto to Del Rey to Melissa to Mercedes Martinez. She also squared off against fellow globetrotters Mia Yim and Kellie Skater. Having already proven her worth in both the singles and tag team ranks, next month Kana will make her third trip to Berwyn for SHIMMER competition!

Ryo Mizunami comes to us from the Pro-Wrestling WAVE promotion in Japan, through the assistance of the Joshi 4 Hope office. Mizunami made her wrestling debut in 2004 for GAEA, but would later get the bulk of her early experience under the guidance of Meiko Satomura at SENDAI Girls’ Pro-Wrestling beginning in 2007. Known for her strength, Mizunami has an array of suplexes in her arsenal, including a very effective Uranage. Not only will Mizunami be a part of SHIMMER 49-52 in Berwyn, but she will also participate in NCW Femmes Fatales X on November 3rd in Montreal to complete her first tour of North America.

Visit to view Mizunami’s WAVE profile.

Leva Bates has made it no secret that she and “Regeneration X” tag team partner Allison Danger are focused on capturing the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship. At the recent SHINE 2 event in Florida, Leva scored a big victory in a singles match against one of the current titleholders, Portia Perez. After the match, Leva proclaimed on the microphone it was just the first step to Re-X taking down The Canadian Ninjas and becoming SHIMMER Tag Team Champions.

Hiroyo Matsumoto made her SHIMMER debut at SHIMMER 30 in April of 2010, and quickly made a strong impression on American fans with her outings against Sara Del Rey, LuFisto, and Mercedes Martinez. She later went on to win the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship along with partner Misaki Ohata in early 2011 at SHIMMER 37. After a brief title reign, Matsumoto began to focus on singles competition in SHIMMER. In late 2011, Hiroyo battled the likes of Nicole Matthews, Kellie Skater, and Jessie McKay, and also challenged then-SHIMMER Champion Madison Eagles at SHIMMER 42, which was Hiroyo’s first SHIMMER main event bout.

Though she was forced to miss the last set of SHIMMER tapings due to her busy schedule in Japan, the Joshi 4 Hope office has arranged for Hiroyo to return to North America during late October, to compete not only for SHIMMER in Berwyn, but also for NCW Femmes Fatales on November 3rd in Montreal!

Discuss the SHIMMER 49-52 tapings in the following thread at The SHIMMER Forum…


The folks at have released the newest edition of their “Women of Wrestling” podcast, featuring an hour long interview with Kellie Skater. She discusses SHIMMER, touring Japan, and the upcoming PWWA show. Give it a listen at the link below.


Tickets are now on sale for the SHIMMER 53 event, which will take place on April 6, 2013 at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ, just a few miles away from the location of WrestleMania the next day. The event will be a part of WrestleCon, which will also feature live events from CHIKARA, Dragon Gate USA, Combat Zone Wrestling, EVOLVE, Kaiju Big Battel and $5 Wrestling Live at the Meadowlands Expo Center that weekend.

Front row seating for SHIMMER 53 sold out within a matter of hours, as well as about half of the second row tickets. If you’re planning on attending the event and would like a ringside seat close to the action, don’t delay in picking up your tickets. Second row tickets are $40, while General Admission tickets are $25. The SHIMMER 53 tickets are being sold at rather than through SHIMMER itself. Head over there to pick up your tickets!

Discuss the WrestleCon events in the following thread at The SHIMMER Forum…


Here’s a preview of the SHIMMER Volume 47 DVD artwork. Both 47 and 48 will be up for pre-order shortly.

View the SHIMMER 47 artwork thread at The SHIMMER Forum…


Now in stock and available for immediate worldwide shipping is the brand new Limited Edition SHIMMER logo cap! This black cap features the SHIMMER logo embroidered in white on a 96% cotton, 4% spandex Nu-Fit brand hat with a flexfit style spandex sweatband. It is available in two sizes, S-M and L-XL. Cost is $21 plus shipping. You may use the PayPal buttons at to place your order. If you would like to purchase via money order, E-mail for mail order instructions.


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.


Who, in your opinion, are the top 10 wrestlers in SHIMMER history? What are your picks for the top 10 matches? What have been the 10 best moments in SHIMMER history? Who are the top 10 tag teams?

Share your picks over at The SHIMMER Forum in the thread at the link below.

Patrick Ketza will be accepting your submissions for the remainder of the month of September, and will tally the top picks for a series of articles to be posted during the month of October, as we head toward SHIMMER 50 in Berwyn!

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Neo Wrestling Federation’s “ONE” – presented by Pulp Comics.
Fight Club Canada, Niagara Falls, ON.
6:30 pm – Sep 22, 2012.

Attendance: SOLD OUT. 300+, standing room only!
Ring announcer: Topher Whiteman
Referees: Bryan Renda, Bruno Davis

Ontario Indy notables in attendance: lifetime NWF fan “The Old Man”, NWF Original Kincaid (of Bodycount), NWF Original Lazarus, Scotty O’Shea, “Big Fued” Alex Vega, and Dr. Mask.


VIP pre-show:
“The Bearded Dragon” Scotty Turner def Eric Slater via a bridging German suplex.
Jake O’Reilly def “The Showstealer” Cole Stark via a vicious arm bar.

“ONE” results:

“The Ronin” Josh Alexander def Nick Vickers with an assist from Jay Moore. Alexander joined Jay Moore’s faction after the match.

Andrew Davis def Scotty Turner via cheating/feet on the ropes.
Andrew Davis and Scotty Turner entered the NWF Arena and begun to ask their Manager Jay Moore where their tag team opponents were.
Turner then stated how during a phone call he had with Moore 2 days ago, Moore had promised that Davis had grown a beard, changed his name, and that Moore would have suitable opponents for them.
Moore countered with that he had no opponents for them, but that they should face each other to work out any aggressions & difficulties they had.

The match began with Davis demanding that Moore stand in his corner for support, only for Turner to move Moore to his corner. This continued back and forth for a few minutes until the match properly began and the fight was on.

Davis won the match by putting his feet on the ropes while the ref counted the 3 count. Moore and Davis celebrated their ‘differences being solved’, but Turner did not look impressed.

The Notorious T.I.D. def Crazzy Steve in a brutal grudge match, but the referee reversed the decision when T.I.D’s attack did not stop after the bell.

Derek Wylde announced his retirement.
Wylde entered the NWF arena and explained how he never wanted to be rich or famous, but only wanted to always go home knowing he had the best match on the show. Years of having the best match had taken their toll on his body, and it took him longer to recover from each match. Cody Deaner returned to Neo, interrupting Wylde explaining that the fans didnt care about him anymore, and that he should focus on making money like Deaner had been. Deaner also went on to explain how he held himself back in Neo so that Wylde could have the top spot and the championship matches, and was upset that Wylde had decided to hang up his boots. Shawn Spears then made his presence known, accusing Deaner of hiding behind a mask and attacked him with a pipe at Neo’s last show. Deaner retorted by saying “Im a man and ill hit you in the face with my fist, not from behind with a pipe. It wasnt me.”
RJ City came down to the ring and said how the 3 men were supposed to be the main eventers, yet were fighting like small children from a bad episode of “The bold and the desperate.” He went on to label Wylde, Deaner, and Spears as “Old and broken”, “a bad stuntman lookalike from Sons of Anarchy”, and a “falling star, make a wish!”. Topher Whiteman interjected himself explaining that NWF Vice President James Ponce had ordered that a #1 contender 4-way match would take place between the 4 of them, RIGHT NOW!

Cody Deaner def Derek Wylde, RJ City, and Shawn Spears when Deaner pinned Wylde. During the match, the masked man returned wielding the pipe, and lured Shawn Spears backstage.

Cody Deaner is the new #1 contender.

Pepper Parks def “All Ego” Ethan Page via a top-rope neckbreaker.
Prior to the match, Page got into NWF Superfan “The Old Man””s face, saying he was in better shape. Page then removed his shirt to showcase his abs. Old Man reacted by lifting his shirt showing his own stomach, causing Page to reel in disgust and begging security to throw out the lifetime NWF fan.

Tag-Team Champions The Italianos vs The Pissbeaters ended in a no-contest.
The Pissbeaters jumped the champions before the match trying to get the upper hand, even piledriving Primo Scordino on the concrete floor. The brawl spilled outside the ring, involving both NWF referees being knocked out, and all the security staff. During the scuffle, Jake O’Reilly even singled out one of the female NWF staff, headbutting her to the ground in order to get to The Italianos.

Tiberious King def Tyson Dux to unify the NWF Independent Title and the NSP Grand Championship to become the new undisputed NWF Heavyweight Champion, although not without controversy. During the match the referee counted to 3, as Dux kicked out just before the count was finished. The referee restarted the match. Shortly after, King tapped out to Dux’s “J1628” submission, but had his foot on the bottom rope. The match continued still with the Lord of the Bling coming out the victor.

The Neo Wrestling Federation returns to Fight Club Canada in Niagara Falls on Nov 3 for Crossroads: Players & Pawns. Tickets are available now!

Stay tuned to this thread for the photos!

Get connected with the NWF on social media:
Facebook – Neo Wrestling Federation
Twitter – @NEOWrestling
We also have matches on youtube!

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Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling
Vancouver, BC
September 8 2012
VanCity Showdown
Bishop & Pete Powers defeated Ravenous Randy & Alex Plexis

Shooting Star Six Tournament Match #1
Jordie Taylor defeated Azeem the Dream

Tony Baroni defeated Jamie Diaz

Shooting Star Six Tournament Match #2
El Phantasmo defeated Nicole Matthews

Sid Sylum defeated Scotty Mac

Artemis Spencer defeated Superfly Dan Myers

Shooting Star Six Tournament Match #3
King of the Yukon defeated Ethan HD

J_Sin Sullivan vs The Cremator fought to a no contest