> 'SHIMMER: Volume 36'
is still available to buy from ROH's online store. It features an all-star 4-on-4 Elimination Tag main event. You can grab you copy here
> As always, you can see the Ring of Honor Store's full list of in-stock SHIMMER DVDs here
. Unfortunately, the latest sale doesn't apply to SHIMMER releases.
NOTE: Volumes 32 & 34 are temporarily unavailable. They are in the process of being re-stocked.
> History was made, this month, with the first ever SHIMMER Tag Team Title defense
on an ROH show. Daizee Haze & Tomoka Nakagawa defended against the Joshi duo of Ayumi Kurihara & Hiroyo Matsumoto.
The title defense was the second of two great SHIMMER matches, that were showcased during the two-part 'Honor Takes Center Stage'
extravanganza. You can still order the replays, of the shows, here
. Once purchased, the shows can be watched as many times as you like, at your leisure, for as long as the internet exists.
The 'Honor Takes Center Stage' DVD release should probably appear within the next six weeks.
> Haze & Nakagawa were defending their gold after being the beneficiaries of a second separate title change on the eventful SHIMMER 37-40 tapings
> The tapings (of which full spoilers were posted here
) also featured various debuting talents.
California girl Christina Von Eerie
had this to say, about her first SHIMMER experience...
> Pro Wrestling EVE stars The Knight Dynasty (of Saraya & Britani Knight
) also made their first appearances, to a reception that was described by SHIMMER booker Dave Prazak as “nuclear heat”.
It seems that Britani has made a big impact with the WWE office too. Her recent try-out caused some of the dirtsheets to jump the proverbial gun, by announcing that she had signed a deal. Whether or not she has, it has yet to be officially confirmed.
Johnny Ace is probably fapping his brains out, as we speak...
> One SHIMMER star that is
confirmed to now be under WWE contract is Tenille Tayla
. Australian Tenille trained under Canadian veteran Lance Storm and she can be seen featuring in his new reality show 'World of Hurt'. The first episode, of which, airs tomorrow (Sunday May 1st) at 3pm MST/5pm EST. You can see a video preview below...
Lance also discussed the show, and Tenille, in more detail on Dave Lagana's 'Promote This!' podcast
> Another Woman Athlete put pen to paper with WWE, not too long ago, and her first appearance is now almost upon us.
WWE, to their credit, have done a fantastic job of establishing her new “Kharma”
gimmick, with a series of promotional vignettes. The third of which, you can see here...
The woman in question is, of course, Amazing Kong.
> Ring Belles
has been looking back at some of Kong's finest career moments
, in anticipation of her big debut. The latest of these looks at her feud with Christy Hemme from her TNA days.
> Daffney's lawsuit aside, the main SHIMMER-related news, coming out of TNA this month, is the end of the record-breaking Knockouts title run of Ashley Lane
(AKA Madison Rayne). Her 188 day tenure as champion came to an abrupt end, when a one-armed Mickie James defeated her in a mere 34 seconds.
> In a random merch update, LuFisto
has a new T-shirt, available from her online store
. Unsurprisingly, it's one for the Japanophiles of the world.
> In related news, Serena Deeb
will be returning to the Orient for a trifecta of shows, this weekend. Serena will wrestle on April 30th, May 1st and finally on May 3rd in a one-on-one confrontation with the much-hyped Kana.
> Keep an eye on www.shimmerwrestling.com
for an official release date for 'SHIMMER: Volume 37'
> The only truly fitting way to end this entry, is for us to remember that April 2011 also saw the death of the only male ever to appear on a SHIMMER main show (not counting officials). That being 'Sweet 'n' Sour' Larry Sweeney
. The following video clip shows Sweeney operating at the top of his game...