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SHIMMER ANNOUNCES ALUMNI MEMBER SIGNS WITH WWE AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2011-03-08 15:01:52

SHIMMER Women's Wrestling announced the following today:

Everyone at SHIMMER - WOMEN ATHLETES would like to congratulate Tenille on signing a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment.

The Melbourne, Australia native relocated to Calgary, Alberta, Canada to train under Lance Storm at Storm Wrestling Academy prior to expanding her schedule to include competing regularly for both SHIMMER and ECCW in the Vancouver area in 2009.

Tenille will also be featured on the reality television series "World of Hurt" which completed filming prior to her signing with WWE.

Best of luck to Tenille on her future in professional wrestling!




JOSHI STARS TO DEBUT FOR ROH IN ATLANTA!
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Ring of Honor is excited to announce an agreement has been reached to bring in three of the top current generation Joshi stars from S-Ovation in Japan! Hiroyo Matsumoto, Ayumi Kurihara, and Tomoka Nakagawa will debut in Ring of Honor during the “Honor takes Center Stage” weekend on 4/1 and 4/2 in Atlanta, GA!

All three of these Joshi stars have competed on events promoted by S-Ovation under the IBUKI banner in recent years, and most recently on their “Joshi 4 Hope” event. Additionally, they currently appear for several promotions in Japan, including OZ Academy and Pro Wrestling WAVE.

HIROYO MATSUMOTO
Height: 5’5″
Weight: 70 kg (150 lbs.)
Hometown: Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa, Japan
Pro Debut: July 2006

Hiroyo Matsumoto is a young wrestler who many see as the future of the Joshi scene. Known as “Lady Destroyer” Matsumoto debuted in 2006 and in her short career has held some of the most prestigious championships in Joshi wrestling including titles in JWP, NEO and OZ Academy. She also has won tournaments in NEO and Sendai Girls and defeated some of the top female wrestlers in Japan. Matsumoto loves to finish off opponents with the Backdrop Driver and Tokaido Drop. During the spring of 2010, Hiroyo made her American debut for SHIMMER, and had the opportunity to battle Sara Del Rey in singles action.

AYUMI KURIHARA
Height: 5’5″
Weight: 57kg (126 lbs.)
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Pro Debut: April 2005

Ayumi Kurihara debuted in 2005 for M’s Style and is known for the exploder suplex and uranage. Kurihara closed her 2010 with great success in Japan, making history by defeating Yoshiko Tamura on the final event promoted by NEO, to become the last NEO singles and NWA Pacific Women’s Champion. Ayumi is on her way to being one of the top joshi stars and has dazzled fans with her hard hitting style and passionate drive to be the best. Kurihara became the first of the visiting Joshi stars to work her way into main event status in SHIMMER, after scoring an impressive string of victories against several established American women wrestlers.

TOMOKA NAKAGAWA
Height: 5’1″
Weight: 58kg (128 lbs.)
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Pro Debut: January 2005

Tomoka Nakagawa debuted in 2005 in a tag match with Yuu Yamagata against Taka Michinoku and Ryota Chikuzen. She is one of the only female wrestlers to break in with Kaientai Dojo in Japan. Tomoka and Ayumi Kurihara have taken their feud from Japan to both Mexico and SHIMMER in the United States during the past year. Nakagawa is a lady that is not afraid to take liberties with the rules and in combination with Tomoka’s vast array of lethal kicks and bridging fisherman suplex, she is one of the most dangerous women on the Joshi scene. During 2010, Nakagawa formed a very successful tag team with Daizee Haze in SHIMMER, where they are currently undefeated as a tandem.

For the first time ever Joshi pro wrestling comes to ROH at “Honor Takes Center Stage” on 4/2 and 4/1! Tickets are sold out, but you can still catch all the action live on iPPV with GoFightLive.TV
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With a great deal of only $19.99 for BOTH events, or $14.99 individually, it’s a can’t beat buy for the best wrestling around!

Read more:http://shimmerwomen.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=shimmer&action=display&thread=3946&page=10#ixzz1G2W3od7w



AYAKO HAMADA ADDED TO 3/26 & 3/27 TAPINGS!
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SHIMMER - WOMEN ATHLETES is proud to announce the addition of Ayako Hamada to the SHIMMER Volumes 37-40 tapings, which will take place on Saturday & Sunday, March 26th & 27th, 2011 at the Berwyn Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL, just outside Chicago! Visit http://www.shimmerwrestling.com/ to secure your seats for the events right now.

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Since her debut on Volume 27, Ayako Hamada has been one of the true MVP's of the SHIMMER events, giving it her all each and every time she has stepped into the SHIMMER ring to compete.

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Hamada is one of the true icons of women's professional wrestling on a worldwide scale, and has been a tremendous addition to the SHIMMER family since 2009. Whether it be battling SHIMMER veterans such as Sara Del Rey, Mercedes Martinez, Daizee Haze, and Cheerleader Melissa, or taking on some of the newer SHIMMER stars like Tomoka Nakagawa, Jessie McKay, and Nicole Matthews, Ayako's exciting blend of various wrestling styles has always brought the Eagles Club crowd to its feet, while also bringing out the very best in each of her opponents.

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We are pleased to have the exceptional wrestling skills of Ayako Hamada at SHIMMER once again for all four DVDs to be filmed over the course of the March 26th & 27th weekend! 

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Ayako joins previously announced talents SHIMMER Champion Madison Eagles, SHIMMER Tag Team Champions The Canadian Ninjas, "Your Soul's Tormentor" MsChifCheerleader MelissaDaizee Haze, "The Queen of Wrestling" Sara Del Rey, "The Latina Sensation" Mercedes MartinezSerena DeebSaraya KnightBritani KnightHiroyo Matsumoto, Misaki OhataAyumi KuriharaTomoka NakagawaNikki RoxxArielAllison Danger, "The Wrestling Goddess" AthenaRachel SummerlynJessica James, "Everybody's Favorite Girlfriend" Jessie McKay, "Rate Tank" Kellie SkaterMelanie CruiseLeva Bates, and Christina Von Eerie as those confirmed thus far for participation in the March 26th & 27th events. This brings the talent lineup to 27 total women athletes officially announced for the shows!

General admission seating for both days is still available at http://www.shimmerwrestling.com/ using PayPal. You may also purchase tickets by mail order. E-mail dave_prazak@yahoo.com for mail order instructions. Mark your calendars! SHIMMER is back at the Eagles Club in Berwyn on March 26th & 27th!

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Discuss the March SHIMMER tapings in the official news & discussion thread for the events at...
 



SHIMMER POSTERS AVAILABLE FOR U.S. SHIPPING!
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We got a batch of old school letterpress style posters printed up for the March 26 & 27 SHIMMER events in Berwyn! The posters are 17x26, on sturdy cardboard. They will be available at the live events that weekend for those attending in person who can easily carry the posters home.

We are also making a limited number of them available to be shipped prior to the events, for those unable to make it to Berwyn who would like the SHIMMER poster to display as part of their collection. The posters will be shipped flat (not attempted to be rolled, to prevent damage) in a 30x5x24 box, via UPS Ground.

Visit the link below to place your order for the SHIMMER poster!

http://shimmerwrestling.blogspot.com/2011/03/old-school-shimmer-posters.html



CHRISTINA VON EERIE HEADED TO BERWYN!
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SHIMMER - WOMEN ATHLETES is proud to announce the addition of Christina Von Eerie to the SHIMMER Volumes 37-40 tapings, which will take place on Saturday & Sunday, March 26th & 27th, 2011 at the Berwyn Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL, just outside Chicago! Visit http://www.shimmerwrestling.com/ to secure your seats for the events right now.

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Christina Von Eerie comes to us from California-based companies Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, and Pro Wrestling Revolution. Von Eerie broke into professional wrestling in 2006, and quickly caught the attention of fans and promoters worldwide in the time since. During 2010, Von Eerie added the valuable experience of competing for AAA in Mexico to her resume. The Punk Princess makes her SHIMMER debut in Berwyn as part of Volume 37 of the DVD series.

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Visit http://www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com/ for more on PWG.

Visit http://www.nwahollywood.com/ for more on NWA Hollywood.

Visit http://www.prowrestling-revolution.com/ for more on Revolution.

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General admission seating for both days is still available at http://www.shimmerwrestling.com/ using PayPal. You may also purchase tickets by mail order. E-mail dave_prazak@yahoo.com for mail order instructions. Mark your calendars! SHIMMER is back at the Eagles Club in Berwyn on March 26th & 27th!

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Discuss the March SHIMMER tapings in the official news & discussion thread for the events at...
 




NEW SHIRTS! MADISON EAGLES & NICOLE MATTHEWS!
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SHIMMER Champion Madison Eagles and 1/2 of the SHIMMER Tag Team Champions Nicole Matthews have brand new shirts available for purchase.

In lieu of official web sites, both Madison and Nicole are taking order requests via private message through their respective Twitter and Facebook accounts. They will also have shirts available during SHIMMER weekend in Berwyn.


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Contact Madison at...

http://www.twitter.com/seriouslyeagles
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001369853248


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Contact Nicole at...

http://www.twitter.com/nmatthewsninja
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=578490262




For the entire SHIMMER DVD section of the ROH web site, visit the following link...

http://www.rohstore.com/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=6



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