Just watched WSU Breaking Barriers 2. Pretty fun event. The tag title match between the International Homewrecking Crew and Boston Shore. Pretty long and had good action. Another tag match for the #1 contender between the Belle Saints and the Soul Sisters was pretty good and had some storyline development
The main attraction was Melina's debut against Serena. Of course, Serena was not able to compete and gave a heartfelt speech. Lexxus of Boston Shore was the replacment. Can't remember when Melina showed that level of skill, but damn, it was a damn good match.
The main event was the first ever women's war games match between Team WSU (Mercedes Martinez, Alicia and Brittney Savage against Mid-West Militia (Sassy Stephanie, Allysin Kay, and Jessicka Havok). It was a war. Both teams said they were going to kill their opponents and damn if they weren't trying. The ending showed the MWM as a bunch of fucking psychos.
The rest of the matches were pretty boring, but the rest of the PPV made up for it. Pretty good buy on my part
Personally, I liked the tag matches, but I was disappointed with Melina vs Lexxus. Both of them were pretty sloppy at times, which is understandable on Melina's part due to the lack of action.
However, I LOVED the War Games match. It made me a fan of two WSU mainstays I've always had nagging problems with (Alicia and Savage), and totally sold MWM as one of the most dangerous female factions in US wrestling history.
Watching Alicia, Savage, and Amy Lee (all cuffed) begging for the Militia to not kill a nigh-paralyzed Martinez was freakin' awesome.
Oh, and as for SHIMMER. Volume 41 was fun. I've warmed up to Kalamity, though Hatred put the hurting on her, I can see why Davina Rose is considered Serena Deeb II (so similar), and the upper card was great per usual.
However, an understated awesomeness in this volume was the Knight Dynasty, both Britani and Saraya. I really like how their storyline is developing even if I know what happens next.