- 'SHIMMER: Volume 35'
hasn't surfaced yet. I'd expect it to be out soon. Anyway, as always, you can see the ROH Store's full list of in-stock SHIMMER DVDs here
- Speaking of ROH, two former SHIMMER Champions are set to collide on February 26th in SHIMMER's hometown of Chicago. Sara Del Rey vs. MsChif
will take place as part of the '9th Anniversary Show' iPPV. You can read more about the events leading into the match and find out how to order here
- MsChif will discuss the Del Rey bout in a special *LIVE* Diva Dirt
broadcast tonight (Wednesday 23rd February) at 10pm ET. No doubt, the fast-approaching March SHIMMER tapings and Chif's recent match with 'Saved By The Bell' star Dustin Diamond will crop up in conversation too. You will be able check that interview out at http://diva-dirt.com/live
- Her opponent Del Rey has long been associated with Ring of Honor and, as well as competing in-ring, she serves as a second for ROH World Tag Team Champions The Kings of Wrestling.
Female fans will be interested to learn that, as a result of this association, Sara is currently selling girls' versions of the new 'KINGS REIGN SUPREME' T-shirts
. You can find them on her personal website by clicking here
- Current SHIMMER Champion Madison Eagles
and current co-holder of the SHIMMER Tag Team Championships Nicole Matthews
, also have brand new shirts available to buy.
In lieu of official web sites, both Madison and Nicole are taking order requests via PM, through their respective social networking accounts. Click the links, for Madison's Twitter
and Nicole's Twitter
. They will also have shirts available during the March SHIMMER weekender in Berwyn.
- As well as Del Rey, MsChif and, of course, Daizee Haze, an additional SHIMMER athlete that you'll be able to see on ROH shows, in the coming months, is Mia Yim
. Yim debuted, within the past few weeks, as a part of Prince Nana's revamped Embassy. You can see the new stable's introductory promo below:
- Another SHIMMER girl who recently appeared for ROH, Serena Deeb
, has completed a tour of Japan since my last update.
You can view both of Serena's matches for the SMASH promotion below:
- In other Joshi news, Hiroyo Matsumoto
is scheduled to return to SHIMMER as part of the line-up for the March 26th & 27th tapings at the Berwyn Eagles club.
Matsumoto's original stint with SHIMMER was cut short by injury and no doubt she'll be hoping to make a similar impact to that made by her fellow Joshi competitors on previous SHIMMER volumes.
You can find out more about Matsumoto at her English language fansite www.hiroyo-matsumoto.com
- The SHIMMER debuts of Pro Wrestling EVE stars
The Knight Dynasty (of Saraya & Britani Knight) will also add to the international flavour of the upcoming shows.
- Elsewhere in the wrestling world, SHIMMER Alumni Shantelle Taylor
(AKA Taylor Wilde) wrestled her retirement match against Cheerleader Melissa, (AKA Alissa Flash) on the 5th of February, at a Pro Wrestling Revolution show in San Francisco. You can watch a preview clip and then purchase the full match at ClickWrestle
- In TNA news, former SHIMMER Tag Champ Ashley Lane
(AKA Madison Rayne) has now racked up a 129-day run as TNA Knockouts Champion. She is currently the longest-reigning champion in that promotion, by quite some distance, and is coming off the back of a big victory over Mickie James at the 'Against All Odds' PPV.
- In the WWE, SHIMMER alumni Nattie Neidhart
was pinned by Eve in an improptu Fatal 4-Way match at the 2011 'Royal Rumble' PPV. Nattie relinquished her Divas Championship as a result, bringing to a close a 70-day reign.
- As February comes to an end, you can see the announced talent line-up for next month's SHIMMER DVD tapings
, so far, and buy tickets at www.shimmerwrestling.com
- Another great way to get more info on SHIMMER is to sign up for the official SHIMMER mailing list. Send your name and postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Those who sign up will receive the latest updates via post including FREE collectable glossy flyers
, promoting the SHIMMER events.