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– Title change in Montreal!
– SHIMMER to participate in WrestleCon next April!
– Volumes 45 & 46 available for pre-order!
– SHINE debuts this Friday, 7/20 in Ybor City, FL!
– Help Rhia O’Reilly’s fundraising effort!

History was made on July 7th in Montreal when “The Canadian Ninjas” Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews regained the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship on an event promoted by NCW Femmes Fatales. Early in the night, the Ninjas defeated the duo of Sweet Cherrie & Cherry Bomb to earn a SHIMMER Tag Team Title shot at a future NCW Femmes Fatales event. However, Perez & Matthews later demanded that they get their title shot immediately, since titleholders Sara Del Rey & Courtney Rush were already there. Del Rey & Rush have never seen eye to eye, as Rush’s pinfall victory to earn the titles on SHIMMER 48 took place after Sara had abandoned Courtney in the ring during final moments of the match. It was no different in Montreal, as Sara once again walked out on her partner, leading to the Ninjas defeating Courtney in the impromptu title match, becoming the first two time SHIMMER Tag Team Champions. Look for the NCW Femmes Fatales IX DVD featuring the match to be released at during the coming months.

In case you missed the official announcement earlier this week, SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES will be participating in a huge independent wrestling festival during WrestleMania weekend next year. SHIMMER, CHIKARA, Dragon Gate USA, EVOLVE, and Combat Zone Wrestling will all be presenting live events at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ from April 5th through April 7th. SHIMMER 53 will take place during the afternoon of Saturday, April 6th, on the same day as CHIKARA and Dragon Gate USA events during the late afternoon and evening. This will mark the second time that SHIMMER will hold a live event outside of its Berwyn Eagles Club home base (the first was the SHIMMER 14 event from Inverness, FL during 2007). If you will be on the east coast during WrestleMania weekend next year, don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch a live SHIMMER event without needing to travel to Chicago to do it! Visit for more details.

Thus, the SHIMMER live event schedule is as follows:

SHIMMER 49 & 50: October 27, 2012 Berwyn, IL at Berwyn Eagles Club
SHIMMER 51 & 52: October 28, 2012 Berwyn, IL at Berwyn Eagles Club
SHIMMER 53: April 6, 2013 Secaucus, NJ at Meadowlands Expo Center
SHIMMER 54 & 55: April 13, 2013 Berwyn, IL at Berwyn Eagles Club
SHIMMER 56 & 57: April 14, 2013 Berwyn, IL at Berwyn Eagles Club

Mark your calendars and plan ahead!

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

Volumes 45 & 46 in the SHIMMER DVD series are now available for pre-order. These new releases are scheduled to begin shipping on approximately Friday, August 3rd. The match lists for these new DVD titles are listed below.

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 Ym & 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

Price: $15.00
(This is a pre-order selection which begins shipping on approx. 8/3)
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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

Price: $15.00
(This is a pre-order selection which begins shipping on approx. 8/3)
Pre-order at

If you would like to place a mail order for SHIMMER DVDs, E-mail for mail order instructions.

We are just two days away from the debut event of SHIMMER’s sister promotion SHINE. The event takes place this Friday, July 20th, at The Orpheum in Ybor City, FL, and will be available at on iPPV.

Here’s the card:

Main Event
Sara Del Rey vs. Jazz

Rain vs. Nikki Roxx
Mercedes Martinez vs. Leva Bates
Jayme Jameson vs. Reby Sky
Christina Von Eerie vs. Cherry Bomb
Allysin Kay & Taylor Made vs. Su Yung & Tracy Taylor
Tina San Antonio vs. Santana Garrett
Kimberly vs. Veda Scott

Join the SHINE Facebook group at Visit for ticket information and to order the iPPV.

SHIMMER’s Rhia O’Reilly is in the final days of her fundraising campaign to benefit The Eve Appeal. She posted the following at The SHIMMER Forum:

Some of you may know that over the past 10 months I have been completing a charity event called the Gold Challenge! Since the Olympics are coming our way this year I agreed to run 2012km (approx. 1250 miles) in one year to raise money for The Eve Appeal who fund research into gynaecological cancers in women. You can find out more about them here: I also agreed to try and raise £2012 (a bit over $3000!) whilst doing this crazy mission! I ran my first race on New Years Day, I completed a half marathon, I completed my FIRST EVER marathon and I’ve been running most days in between! I have less than 50 miles to go…and I have 18 days to reach my target! I’m 75% of the way and I just need that extra bit to help my charity of choice! Someone suggested I turned to the fans of Shimmer. I said “Oh Really? O’REILLY!!!!” If you can spare a couple of bucks to help this great cause you will be doing your good deed for the day and helping a great cause! If everyone even donated £2 each (aprox $3) I would totally reach my target! If you feel you can help you can donate right here: I know some of you already have and THANK YOU SO MUCH! As an added bonus, anyone who donates or has donated $15 or more will be eligible to receive an exclusive 8×10 just for them if I reach my target! Better go get running shoes on!

Rhia x

SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES returns to the Berwyn Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL on Saturday & Sunday, October 27th & 28th, 2012. Volumes 49-52 of the SHIMMER series will be filmed during the course of that weekend. Bell time on Saturday, October 27th is 2pm. Bell time on Sunday, October 28th is 1pm. The events are suitable for all ages. Front row seating is already sold out for the entire weekend. General admission seating is still available at a cost of $30 per full day of taping (two full length DVDs worth of live matches). Use the PayPal buttons at to secure your seats. Alternately, you may purchase tickets by money order. E-mail for mail order instructions. Over half of the available tickets have already been sold for the events. 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!

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