Re: Official Indy Womens Discussion Thread
Shimmer Vol. 1 – 11/6/05
Note: Never watched Shimmer, so why not start from the beginning?
- The show starts with the ring announcer asking all of the women that will be participating to come out to the ring. When they fill the ring there are about 20 of them maybe? A girl gets on the microphone (assuming an official), and she thanks the crowd for supporting women’s wrestling. They take a group shot.
Tiana Ringer vs. Shantelle Taylor
They kick off the match by locking up and it leads to some quick grappling. Shantelle goes for a quick cover for 2. They exchange waist locks, and there is some very impressive cartwheels. Shantelle hits some knees and applies a head lock. She hits a shoulder tackle for 2. Shantelle back on the advantage, but Tiana works her into the corner and hits a side slam for 2. Tiana hits Shantelle with knees and mocks Shantelle, before getting a 2. Tiana beats Shantelle down, but she soon comes back with strikes. She hits a snap mare into a cover for 2. Tiana kicks her in the head to take advantage. Tiana uses some heelish tactics and works Shantelle’s back with several back breakers. Shantelle lights Tiana up with some chops, but this is short lived. Tiana gets control with some kicks and applies a camel clutch. Shantelle comes back with some clotheslines and a head scissors. She hits a chin breaker and a drop kick for 2! They exchange chops to the chest, but Tiana hits a vertical suplex for the 2! Shantelle starts to get momentum, but she eats a boot. Tiana gets a 2, before she elevates Shantelle to the top. Shantelle settles herself and hits a missile drop kick for 3 at ~8:38! Fun match. Solid, but nothing outstanding. **3/4
- Team Blondage come out and they talk about how hot they are or something and say they’ll run the show.
Team Blondage vs. Cindy Rogers and Nikki Roxx
Team Blondage start off the match on the floor getting counted out. They pose and mess around, but the crowd calls them chickens. They break the count and go back to the floor. They argue who should go first, and they finally get to the ring when their opponent’s get out of the ring. As soon as they get back in the ring, they hit the floor. They finally get into the ring. What a waste of 2 minutes. Roxx starts for her team, and she does a quick exchange with one of the girls from the opposing team. The two chain wrestle, for a minute until Nikki tags Cindy in. She beats down on her opponent with several grapples until she makes the tag. Cindy gets the upper hand and they double-team their opponent. Nikki is now legal, and Team Blondage uses heel tactics to get the advantage and maintain control on Nikki. They beat her down until she makes a comeback, and they get the hot tag. Rogers beats down both of Team Blondage and she gets a nearfall, before she is tossed to the floor. Nikki is on the floor now too. Rogers is on the apron and she goes for a sunset flip. The Team Blondage girl collapses on her and grabs the ropes for leverage. The referee doesn’t see it and he counts the 3 at ~12:55! Very average match. Nothing good and a really long control angle. I don’t like Team Blondage from this sample alone. *3/4
Rain vs. Ariel
Rain mocks Ariel’s height to start the match, and she takes her down. Aries is upset and slaps her. They are on the floor, and Aries is slamming Rain into the side of the ride. She rolls her back into the ring, but Ariel catches rain with a kick and slam. Ariel hits a series of slaps followed by a few clotheslines. She hits a scoop slam for 2. Rain catches Ariel with a knee and a few strikes to gain control. She uses dirty tactics to keep control, and Ariel is tossed to the floor. Rain hits a few strikes, and she gets in the ring covering Ariel for 2. Ariel soon makes a comeback with a seated dropkick for 2. Rain gets the upper hand shortly after, and she goes to the hair. Rain dominates, but Ariel gets a few seconds of hope with chops in the corner. Rain hits a few knees to Ariel’s back, and she follows with some kicks to the gut. Rain hits a corner drop kick for a 2! Ariel is lifted up in an electric chair, but she counters into a victory roll for 2! Rain smashes her with a clothesline for 2! Ariel gets a boot up in the corner and she hits a tornado DDT! They’re both down! They trade strikes on their knees, and Ariel wins the battle with a trio of snap suplexs for the 2! Northern lights to Rain for 2! Rain hits an inverted DDT out of nowhere for 2! She goes for the electric chair, but Ariel hits an ace crusher for the 3 at ~8:45! Very solid match. Once again nothing amazing. **3/4
Lexie Fyfe vs. Christie Ricci
They lock up and they go to the wristlock spot. They chain wrestle a bit, but there is nothing substantial. Christie does a few arm drag spots, and they look pretty bad. She goes on to apply a dross arm breaker. Lexie gets the advantage, and she works Christie over with heelish tactics. Lexie ends up going up top, but Christie hits the ropes to crotch her. Christie meets her up top and hits a superplex. Christie hits a sloppy series of strikes for a 2, and she goes for a splash only to have Lexie get her knees up. She hits a TKO to Christie for the 3 at ~8:23. Everything looked sloppy. Nothing was good. *
Cheerleader Melissa vs. MsChif
Melissa starts off hitting several forearms, but MsChif screams at her. They staredown, before Melissa hits more forearms. MsChif screams more, and Melissa screams back. This leads to a quick series of moves that gives MsChif the upper hand. MsChif applies a unique submission to Melissa, after she had worked the arm. Melissa gets the advantage and hits a belly to back suplex. Melissa maintains her advantage with aggressive offense. Melissa locks MsChif in a unique submission that makes MsChif kick herself in the back of the head. MsChif gets the advantage, after a crazy reversal that puts Melissa in an awkward position. Melissa escapes, and she takes advantage of MsChif and works her leg. Melissa is brutal with her offense despite her nice appearance, and she is beating MsChif down. Eventually, the two start trading chops on the floor! MsChif almost gets the advantage, but Melissa maintains control. When the get back in the ring, Melissa goes for a back to back piledriver, but MsChif escapes. MsChif tries to get a comeback, but is stopped. Melissa whips her into the ropes, but MsChif hits a springboard moonsault onto Melissa! MsChif has a short lived offense, until Melissa hits a couple turnbuckle dropkicks. She goes for a third, but MsChif hits a drop toe hold sending her into the corner. MsChif does some corner stomps and she gets a 2! MsChif goes for a huricanrana, but Melissa reverses it into a sitout Powerbomb. A little delay, and Melissa gets a 2! Melissa is going for the back to back piledriver again, but MsChif escapes and hits a DDT for the 3 at about 15:03! Lots of solid stuff. An all out war in a women’s match is unique and that is what we got here. Great action and very entertaining. ***1/4
Beth Phoenix vs. Allison Danger
The circle the ring and lock up, but Beth gets a headlock. The pace quickens and they criss cross. Danger stops and Phoenix wears herself out. Danger applies a wristlock. They grapple back and forth, both of them getting some offense. Danger begins to dominate and she focuses on her arm. Phoenix gets the advantage back and she hits some mean chops. Danger blocks one and hits a series of her own chops. Phoenix used some dirty tactics to get the advantage and she hit a vertical suplex for a nearfall. Beth maintains the advantage using heel tactics like choking Danger with her wrist tape. Danger had hope on a few occasions with roll up variations, but Beth always got back on the advantage. Allison comes back with a few forearms and a neckbreaker for the 2. Danger goes to whip Beth into the other ropes, but Beth catches her with a northern lights for 2! Beth goes for a Beth Valley Driver, but Danger slips off. Beth goes for a roll up for 2! Danger reverses it into a roll up of her own to get the 3 at ~10:43! I loved seeing Beth pull out a few comedy spots, and the match was entertaining. This looks like the start of a feud. ***
Mercedes Martinez vs. Sara Del Rey
They lock up, but Sara works Mercedes into the ropes. She lets her out with a clean break. They lock up again, this time Mercedes works Sara into the ropes and gives the clean break. They lock up and they begin to chain wrestle. A long series of chain wrestling and grappling, until they start trading forearms and chops. Del Rey nails a vertical suplex, but Mercedes no sells. Mercedes gets a quick spring of offense before Del Rey gets the advantage. Out of nowhere, Martinez hits a neckbreaker onto the knee for 2. Mercedes keeps the offense hitting a suplex and working her with a chin lock. Del Rey hits a knee to Mercedes Martinez and goes for a Powerbomb. Mercedes won’t let it happen, but Del Rey clocks her with a clothesline for the 2. Del Rey controls the match for a bit, but Mercedes gets some momentum and ties Del Rey up in a submission. Mercedes beats Del Rey with several strikes, but Del Rey nails Mercedes with a double arm strike. Del Rey nails a few big boots, but Mercedes pops right back up. Sara gets a 2, and they she nails Mercedes with a Powerbomb. Martinez dodges a corner move, and she hits a German suplex with a delayed cover for 2! Martinez ties Del Rey up, and she takes a breather in the corner. Mercedes hits a dropkick to Del Rey and gets a 2! Mercedes goes for a fisherman buster, but Sara gets a roll up for 2! Sara hits an Okana roll for 2! Sara nails a bridging German suplex for another 2! A quick exchange and Mercedes hits a backslide for 2! She hits a small package for 2! Mercedes gets Del Rey up and hit an exploder for 2! Mercedes applies a camel clutch! After holding onto the move for a bit she covers Del Rey for 2! Mercedes hits a butterfly suplex rolled into a submission. The crowd is chanting to tap! Del Rey just barely gets the ropes! They trade shots on their knees! Their on their feet trading shots. Del Rey falls to the knees and gets a kick to the chest! One minute remaining. Mercedes goes for a big boot, but Del Rey moves. Del Rey locks in a standing butterfly submission! Mercedes won’t tap! Mercedes escapes from the hold! They trade shots, and Mercedes hits a fisherman buster! One! Two! Ding ding ding! 20 minute time limit draw. (on my time it’s only 19:07). This was a great match. Fantastic wrestling, but there were a few weak looking moves. Match of the night so far. ***1/2
Lacey vs. Daizee Haze
Lacey catches Daizee with a knee and a shoulder tackle. Daizee goes for a hip toss, but Lacey hits an arm drag. Lacey taunts the crowd, and Daizee hits her with an arm drag. She keeps the arm and this leads to some chain wrestling. There series ends when Lacey rolls Daizee up while holding her hair. The referee catches this, and Lacey has a bitch fit about how she was covering her. Lacey goes outside for a breather. Lacey showboats and mocks Daizee’s height. They go for a grecko roman knuckle lock and Lacey quickly applies an omoplata. Daizee works the arm a little bit, and the pace starts to quicken. Daizee goes to dive on Lacey in the corner, but she moves out of the way. Lacey dominates a little, but Daizee is quick to comeback with flying headscissors and a couple of clotheslines. Lacey goes to the floor. Daizee goes up top, but Lacey shoves her off the top into the center of the ring. Lacey starts to control the match and she gets a few near falls. Lacey goes for a scoop slam, but Daizee reversed that into a victory roll for the 2! Lacey gets the advantage once more though, shortly after the hold. Daizee gets a few roll ups out of nowhere, but she is destroyed for a few minutes. Daizee evades a knee in the corner, and she follows up with some chops. She runs at Lacey in the corner and eats a boot! Lacey is back on control! Lacey hit a damn near lethal spin kick for 2! Lacey is just brutal with a bow and arrow hold now. I’m really feeling bad for Daizee. Lacey is just beating the tar out of her. Daizee finally gets some momentum, when she is hung in the tree of woe. She hits a couple kicks to the head, and she grabs Lacey’s head. She connects with a spinning chin breaker. Daizee is smashing Lacey with strikes and she hits a couple knees to the face! Yakuza kick! 2! Daizee is going up top, and she hits a leaping lariat for 2! Daizee is going up top, but Lacey crotches her. Lacey hits a twisting neckbreaker for 2! She covers again for 2! Daizee is lifted up for a power move, but Daizee rolls her up for 2! Lacey hits the TKO! 2! Lacey goes for the implant DDT, but nobody home. Daizee fights back and hits the heart punch followed by her signature snapmare driver for 3 at ~22:21! Awesome stuff. They really got me to feel bad for Daizee. The whole finishing stretch was great. A very deserving main event. ***1/2
Overall: Nothing too bad on the show. Only Team Blondage and Lexie Fyfe/Cristie Ricci were really bad. The rest of the show was solid to good matches. The second half of the card was very strong, and the last 2 matches were particularly good. Really enjoyable show. I also think there clocks were running fast, since whenever they called out that it was 5 minutes into a match etc. I was always around 40secs to a minute behind them.