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SHIMMER 62 REPORT: CHEERLEADER MELISSA VERSUS LUFISTO 2 OUT OF 3 FALLS; 3G VERSUS EAGLES AND MATTHEWS; AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo and David Tees on 2014-04-05 19:34:56

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Welcome to PWInsider.com’s coverage of SHIMMER 62 from the WWN Experience at McAlister Auditorium on the campus of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Daffney is in the ring and she welcomes everyone to SHIMMER62.

Your announcers are Dave Prazak and Amber Gertner.

Match Number One: Sassy Stephie and Nevaeh versus Solo Darling and Heidi Lovelace

Neveah and Heidi start things off. They lock up and Heidi with a wrist lock. Neveah with a reversal. Heidi uses the ropes to reverse the wrist lock into an arm bar. Nevaeh with a take down into a wrist lock. Heidi and Nevaeh with reversals until Nevaeh applies a cravate. Heidi with an arm bar. Solo tags in and she uses the ropes for an arm drag.

Solo with a wrist lock and Nevaeh with a reversal. Solo rolls through and takes Nevaeh down and she tags Heidi back in. Stephie tags in and Heidi with an arm drag and a back heel kick. Solo tags in and hits a bulldog from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Nevaeh breaks up the cover and kicks Solo.

Stephie with forearms to the back. Stephie with forearms and then she trips Solo and applies a modified Muta Lock. Stephie with a forearm to the back and a snap mare followed by a kick to the back. Stephie drives Solo’s head into the mat and tags in Nevaeh. Nevaeh with a near fall after knocking Heidi off the apron.

Nevaeh with a suplex to Solo for a near fall. Nevaeh with forearms followed by a chop in the corner. Stephie tags in and she connects with shoulders in the corner. Stephie with a forearm but Solo with a rollup for a near fall. Stephie with a reverse chin lock and she mocks Heidi for a tag.

Nevaeh tags in and she kicks Solo in the corner. Stephie chokes Solo while the referee deals with Heidi trying to get in the match. Nevaeh gets a near fall. Nevaeh with a sleeper. Solo with a rollup into an arm bar. Nevaeh avoids a kick and gets a near fall on Solo.

Stephie tags back in and connects with a forearm to the ribs. Stephie with an abdominal stretch. Nevaeh gives Stephie some extra leverage while Heidi distracts the referee. Nevaeh tags in and gets a near fall. Solo misses an enzuigiri but she kicks Nevaeh away and Heidi tags in. Heidi with a kick to Stephie and then Nevaeh. She goes back and forth and then she gets a near fall on Stephie. Stephie and Nevaeh with a double spinebuster for the three count.

Winners: Sassy Stephie and Nevaeh

Match Number Two: Veda Scott versus Leva Bates

They shake hands before the match starts. Leva with an arm drag but Veda with an arm drag of her own. Leva with a rollup for a near fall. Veda with a rollup for a near fall. Leva has a kick blocked. Veda has a block kicked. Leva with a kick to the head. Leva with an Irish whip but Veda with a back heel kick and a cross body for a near fall.

Veda with a Lotus Lock on Leva and Leva leans back to get a near fall. Veda with a body scissors but Leva with a rear chin lock. Veda gets back to her feet and she hits a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall. Leva with chops to Veda followed by a series of round kicks. Leva with a high knee and then she hits a hesitation double knees to the chest for a near fall.

Leva with a drop kick to the knees and then Leva drives Veda face first into the mat for a near fall. Leva with a forearm to the chest. Veda with an Irish whip and forearm into the chest. Veda with a Saito suplex and bridge for a near fall. Veda with a cravate but Leva with punches. Leva runs Veda into the turnbuckles and then Veda runs into a boot from Leva.

Veda stops Leva on the turnbuckles and she goes up top. Leva with the Pepsi Plunge for the three count.

Winner: Leva Bates

Match Number Three: Vanessa Kraven versus Kay Lee Ray

They lock up and Kraven sends Ray to the mat showing that she has the size and power advantage over Ray. They lock up again and Kraven sends Ray to the mat again. Ray with a waist lock into a side head lock. Kraven picks up Ray and Ray tries for a shoulder tackle but she cannot move Kraven. Ray tries for another shoulder tackle series but Kraven stays on her feet.

Ray with an enzuigiri to send Kraven to the mat and then the floor. Ray goes for a suicide dive but Kraven with a forearm to stop her. Ray with kicks to the leg. Ray with a head scissors but she takes too long for a charge into the corner and Kraven with a power slam for a near fall. Kraven chokes Ray in the ropes.

Kraven with chops to Ray. Kraven with a shoulder tackle. Kraven with a suplex to Ray and she gets a near fall. Kraven with a forearm to the back and then she kicks Ray in the corner. Kraven misses a splash into the corner but Ray with a running boot into the corner followed by a snap mare and drop kick for a near fall.

Kraven with a clothesline and then drives Ray’s head into the mat a few times for a near fall. Ray with forearms and she tries for a cross body but Kraven catches her. Ray avoids a kick with a Matrix move. Kraven tries for a German suplex but Ray blocks it. Kraven is able to hit the German suplex and gets a near fall.

Kraven with kicks to the head followed by an elbow drop and leg drop for a near fall. Kraven with forearms to the back but Ray with an O’Connor Roll for a near fall. Ray with a kick to the chest for a near fall. Kraven with a clothesline and she picks up Ray and sends her into the turnbuckles. Kraven with kicks in the corner.

Kraven with chops to Ray in the corner. Ray chops back but Kraven with a forearm to the back. Kraven kicks Ray in the corner and she tries for a cannonball but Ray moves. Ray with a running forearm into the corner. Kraven with an Irish whip and Ray with a cross body off the turnbuckles. Ray goes up top and hits the Senton Bomb but Kraven gets to the floor to avoid the cover. Ray hits a suicide dive and soars and scores onto Kraven.

Ray rolls Kraven back into the ring and Ray goes up top but Kraven grabs Ray by the throat. Ray punches Kraven but Kraven sets for a power bomb but Ray rolls through and gets the three count with a sunset flip.

Winner: Kay Lee Ray

Lenny Leonard joins the announce table.

Match Number Four: Kimber Lee versus Ivelisse in a Non Title Match

They lock up and Ivelisse with an arm drag. They lock up and Kimber with a wrist lock. Ivelisse with a reversal. Kimber with a reversal but Ivelisse with an arm drag. They lock up and Kimber grabs Ivelisse by the hair but Ivelisse with arm drags. Kimber tries for an arm drag but Ivelisse holds on. Kimber takes Ivelisse down but Ivelisse with a kick for a near fall.

Kimber backs into the corner to slow down the pace. Ivelisse charges into the corner and Kimber sends Ivelisse into the turnbuckles. Kimber with a choke and then she sends Ivelisse into the turnbuckles. Ivelisse with kicks to the leg. Kimber sends Ivelisse into the turnbuckles. Kimber with chops to Ivelisse. Ivelisse chops back and they go back and forth.

Kimber with a clothesline for a near fall. Kimber with a rear chin lock into a reverse chin lock. Ivelisse with punches to get out of the hold but Kimber with a boot to the head for a near fall. Kimber chokes Ivelisse in the ropes. Kimber pulls Ivelisse away from the ropes but Ivelisse lands on her feet and she connects with a kick but Kimber with a clothesline and she chokes Ivelisse.

Kimber tries for a suplex but Ivelisse with punches to stop her. Kimber gets Ivelisse up for a delayed vertical suplex. Kimber goes up top but misses a frog splash when Ivelisse moves. Kimber with a forearm but Ivelisse fires back. They alternate forearms with the fans behind Ivelisse. Ivelisse with a round kick and a back heel kick followed by a head scissors.

Ivelisse goes to the apron when Kimber moves. Ivelisse with a kick to the chest and then she gets a near fall. Kimber with a chinbreaker and then she hits a German suplex for a near fall. Kimber with a round kick to the head and she gets a near fall.

Kimber goes for a bicycle kick but Ivelisse moves. Ivelisse with a kick and Code Red for the three count.

Winner: Ivelisse

Nicole Matthews comes out and she says that they were supposed to have their rematch for the tag titles, but Portia Perez could not be here. Instead she asked her second best friend to go after the tag titles. She brings out Madison Eagles.

Madison wants to know when they were friends. She wants her second championship.

After some tension, they hug but Madison kicks Nicole when she turns her back.

Match Number Five: Candice LaRae versus Athena

They shake hands before LaRae gets a quick rollup for a near fall. Candice with a sleeper but Athena with an elbow. Candice goes for a crucifix but Athena blocks it. Candice with a rana and a kick to the leg. Candice takes Athena down with a boot to the chest and she follows with a back senton for a near fall. Athena with a wraparound clothesline.

Athena with a cartwheel into a clothesline in the corner. Athena misses a knee in the corner. Athena with forearms and then they alternate covers. Athena with a kick and Candice blocks a suplex and Candice with an inside cradle for a near fall. They go back and forth until they roll around the ring and Candice gets a near fall when they stop.

Both women are dizzy and Athena misses a punch. Candice misses a kick. Athena with a spinebuster for a near fall. Athena with a kick to the midsection followed by a slam for a near fall. Athena with a forearm followed by an Irish whip but Candice with a head scissors to Athena followed by a kick to the chest and a sunset flip power bomb for a near fall.

Athena and Candice exchange forearms. Athena misses a round kick but she does not miss a second time. Athena with a kick to the head followed by a suplex for a near fall. Athena with a hammer lock and she rolls through into a submission. Candice gets a near fall. Athena with a kick to the head followed by a punch and a kick to the chest.

Candice with an Octopus on Athena in the center of the ring. Athena sends Candice into the turnbuckles to get out of the hold. Athena with kicks in the corner. Athena blocks a kick and hits a leg trapped overhead belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Candice with forearms to the midsection and then to the head. Candice with kicks to Athena.

Athena with a drop toe hold that sends Candice into the mat. Athena goes to the floor and hits a round kick to Candice. Athena goes up top and misses a double stop. Candice with a DDT and she gets a near fall. Candice with a running back elbow followed by a running bulldog for a near fall.

Candice with a front face lock and Athena sends her into the turnbuckles. Candice with the ballsplex into the turnbuckles for a near fall when Athena gets to the ropes. Candice puts Athena on the turnbuckles and she chops Athena. Candice is sent off the turnbuckles by Athena and Athena hits the O Face for the three count.

Winner: Athena

Mercedes Martinez says that tonight is the night that she will defend her NCW Femme Fatales Title. She does not care that this is a SHIMMER show. She makes a challenge to anyone in the back who wants to try to take the title from her.

Courtney Rush comes to the ring and she says that she is a regular holder of that title so she accepts Mercedes challenge.

Match Number Six: NCW Femme Fatale Championship Match: Mercedes Martinez versus Courtney Rush

Rush attacks Martinez before the announcements are made. Rush with a wraparound clothesline. Martinez with an Irish whip but Rush with a back elbow. Martinez goes to the floor and decides to take a few seconds to sit in the crowd with the fans. Martinez gets back into the ring to break the count and she goes right back to the floor and takes a seat in the back row this time. Rush decides to lay down in the ring while we wait for Martinez to get back to the ring.

Martinez gets back into the ring long enough to stop the count. It looks like she is going to stay in the ring for the remainder of the match.

They lock up and Martinez backs Rush into the corner. Martinez misses a punch but Rush does not miss with forearms. Martinez with a thumb to the eyes when the referee was out of position. Martinez with a front face lock but Rush with a wrist lock. Martinez with a punch to the midsection. Martinez with forearms in the corner followed by a punch. Martinez with a side head lock take down. Rush with a head scissors.

Martinez bridges to try to get out of the head scissors but it does not work. Martinez escapes and she punches Rush. Martinez with an uppercut and a wrist lock. Rush with a reversal into a side head lock. Martinez with forearms and a chop. Martinez with forearms but Rush with a waist lock. Martinez with elbows and a punch.

Rush with an Exploder suplex for a near fall. Rush with a front face lock. Rush with a suplex for a near fall. Rush goes for the Sharpshooter but Martinez gets to the ropes. Rush pulls Martinez out of the corner with a modified power bomb. Rush with a Sharpshooter but Martinez gets the ankle and she applies an STF.

Rush gets to the ropes and Martinez releases the hold. Martinez with kicks to Rush. Martinez chokes Rush in the ropes. She breaks the hold but mocks the referee by reapplying the choke in the ropes. Martinez with kicks to the chest while Rush hangs over the middle rope.

At this point the stream went down momentarily.

When it came back, Martinez with shoulders in the corner followed by kicks. Martinez chokes Rush in the corner. Martinez with forearms to the back and she sets for a Gibson Driver or Butterfly Suplex but Rush drops down to block it.

Rush with a back body drop and the stream went down.

The stream comes back and Martinez hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Martinez sets for the Fisherman’s buster but Rush counters with an inside cradle and a near fall. Rush with a rollup for a near fall and then she gets a near fall with a back slide. Rush with an O’Connor Roll for a near fall.

Rush with a spear and both women are down . . . along with the feed from the building.

The stream is back and Rush with a Sharpshooter on Martinez and Rush pulls Martinez into the center of the ring. Martinez is able to get to the ropes.

The stream goes out but when it comes back, it appears that Mercedes Martinez got the win.

Winner: Mercedes Martinez

It is time for Intermission.

[Due to my continuing issues with the stream, David Tees covered the next three matches and his coverage of the main event is at the bottom of the report since I was able to get through the main event]

Match Number Seven: Nikki Storm verus Thunderkitty

This match kicks off with Thunderkitty getting a head lock takedown on Storm, Thunderkitty takes down the smaller Storm with a shoulder tackle before applying another headlock. Storm does her best to escape the headlock and Thunderkitty continues applying it on her, Thunderkitty releases the headlock to sling shot Storm into the top turnbuckle. Storm gets angry and she smashes the head of Thunderkitty into the turnbuckle until the referee pulls her away, Thunderkitty looks for the comeback by chopping Storm and Storm quickly halts that momentum.

Storm uses the always dastardly back rake on Thunderkitty before hitting her with a suplex, Thunderkitty attacks Storm with a double chop before eating a knee to the midsection. Storm grounds Thunderkitty before applying the chin lock on her, Thunderkitty makes another comeback by catching Storm with a head butt and drop kick. Thunderkitty follows that up by hitting Storm with a back suplex for a near fall, Thunderkitty waits patiently before applying another head lock on Storm. Storm fights back by catching Thunderkitty with a neck breaker for a two count, Thunderkitty recovers by applying the claw on Storm.

Storm eventually breaks the claw from Thunderkitty by tossing her into the turnbuckles, Storm hits Thunderkitty with the Perfect Storm for the three count.

Winner: Nikki Storm

Match Number Eight: Hikaru Shida versus Evie

This match kicks off with Evie and Shida exchanging a few head locks, neither competitor is able to gain an advantage over the other. Both women avoid and attempt to hit the other with a few wild kicks, Evie wins a forearm strike battle against Shida before catching her with a drop kick. Evie follows that up by kicking Shida in the back a few times, Evie then hits Shida with a running kick to the chest. Evie puts Shida in the corner before attacking her with a few face washes, Shida attempts to counter Evie and Evie kicks her in the face and out of the ring.

Shida recovers by dropping a running Evie on the ring apron edge, Shida then punishes Evie with some knees to the head. Shida puts Evie in the corner before attacking her with a few running knee strikes, Shida grounds Evie before nailing her with a giant swing. Evie tries to make a comeback by kicking Shida in the chest, but Shida quickly stops that by hitting Evie with an over the shoulder back breaker. Evie slows the pace of the match by locking Evie in the Boston crab, Evie evntually gets to the ropes after a long struggle in the hold.

Shida continues to attack the back of Evie by nailing her with a suplex, Evie avoids a charging Shida before cracking her with a missile drop kick. Evie then cracks Shida with a uranage into a back breaker, Evie puts Shida in the corner before nailing her with multiple yakuza kicks. Evie goes to the top rope and Shida meets her up there, Shida gets the advantage by shoving Evie off the ropes and to the ring apron. Shida then superplexes Evie for a near fall. The competitors exchange a few forearm strikes before Evie clobbers Shida with a kick to the head, Shida hits Evie with an inzaguri and falcon arrow for a near fall. Shida destroys Evie with a running kick to the face for the three count.

Winner: Hikaru Shida

Match Number Nine: SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match: 3G (Kellie Skater and Tomoka Nakagawa) versus Madison Eagles and Nicole Matthews

This title match begins with Skater taking down Eagles with an arm drag, Eagles returns the favor by working over the arm of Skater. Skater applies a head lock to Eagles and a rope break causes that move to be broken, Skater drops Eagles with a drop toe hold and she attacks her with a noogie. Eagles and Skater exchange a few submission holds, Eagles gains some control by standing on the back of Skater while yanking her arms upwards.

Nakagawa and Matthews get tags from their respective partners and Matthews taunts her foe, Nakagawa gains the edge on Matthews by dropping her with a drop kick. Matthews gets angry and she attacks Nakagawa with fore arm strikes, Nakagawa recovers by dropping Matthews along the middle rope and drop kicking her. 3G then takes the chance to nail Matthews with a double team splash, Skater tags in and she hits Matthews with a few knee strikes. Matthews eats a few kicks from Skater before Skater clobbers her with a running knee strike, Nakagawa tags in and she works over Matthews with a drop kick.

3G attacks Matthews with a running bull dog to the knees, Eagles tags herself in and she fares no better against Nakagawa after getting hit with a few drop kicks. Eagles gets mad and she violently chokes Nakagawa in her corner, Matthews illegally chokes Nakagawa as the ref was distracted. Eagles then drops Nakagawa with a Russian leg sweep before tagging in Matthews, Eagles and Matthews both attack Nakagawa with knee strikes when the other is not getting countered with boots to the face.

Eagles traps Nakagawa in the corner while stomping away on her, Eagles connects with a double stomp on Nakagawa before tagging Matthews in. Matthews takes a hurt Nakagawa and plants her with a suplex before tagging Eagles again, Eagles takes the opportunity to crack Nakagawa with a suplex of her own. Matthews tags in and tries to suplex Nakagawa again and she gets caught in a few pinning combinations, Matthews slows down Nakagawa by kicking her in the head. Eagles tags back in and Nakagawa quickly catches her with a head butt, Matthews tags in again and she lays out Nakagawa with a neck breaker, Matthews talks with Eagles and she gets rolled up by Nakagawa for a near fall.

Nakagawa finally keeps Matthews down for good by catching her with an inzaguri, Skaters gets the hot tag and she drop kicks both of her opponents. Skater then catches Matthews with a DDT for a near fall, Nakagawa then clobbers a kneeling Matthews with a sliding clothes line. Matthews finally catches Skater with a roaring elbow before tagging in Eagles, Eagles hits Skater with a brain buster for a near fall. Matthews comes back in and Nakagawa takes care of her with a running inzaguri, Eagles comes in and she plants Skater with a delayed German suplex.

Matthews and Eagles start arguing with each other after a few failed pin attempts, Skater takes advantage by locking Matthews in the ankle lock. Eagles eventually breaks the hold by kicking Skater in the chest, Eagles accidentally kicks Matthews and Nakagawa knocks Eagles out of the ring. 3G hits Matthews with a pair of kicks to the head for the three count.

Winners: Kellie Skater and Tomoka Nakagawa

Match Number Ten: SHIMMER Championship Match: Cheerleader Melissa versus LuFisto in a Two out of Three Falls Match with a 90 Minute Time Limit

Fall Number One

The bell rings and Melissa with a forearm to the back followed by kicks. Melissa with punches to the midsection. Melissa misses a charge into the corner. LuFisto with a cannonball to Melissa and Melissa goes to the floor. Melissa returns to the ring briefly to break the count but she goes back to the floor. Melissa makes sure that her shoulder is okay as she returns to the ring.

Melissa with a single leg take down but LuFisto with an escape. Melissa with a front face lock but LuFisto works on the legs. Melissa with an arm bar into a crossface. Melissa with a front face lock into a near fall. LuFisto with a key lock but Melissa with a head scissors and she pushes up to add more pressure to the neck.

LuFisto with an escape into a single leg crab. LuFisto with an ankle lock but Melissa escapes and applies a front face lock into a side head lock. LuFisto with a hammer lock but Melissa with a reversal. LuFisto with a reversal and drop toe hold and she returns to the hammer lock. LuFisto adds a front face lock before they get back to their feet.

LuFisto with a side head lock into a hammer lock and side head lock. Melissa with a rollup for a near fall. Melissa with another near fall on a rollup and bridge. Melissa with a head scissors. LuFisto with a double leg take down into a side head lock. Melissa with knees to the back to get out of the hold. Melissa with axe kicks to the back.

Melissa stomps on the head and connects with a forearm to the back. LuFisto with a shoulder tackle and forearms. LuFisto with a shoulder tackle but Melissa stays on her feet. Melissa with a slap for a near fall. Melissa with a side head lock into a near fall. LuFisto with a codebreaker followed by a drop kick against the ropes for a near fall.

LuFisto misses a senton and Melissa gets a near fall. Melissa chokes LuFisto and the referee warns Melissa. Melissa with a reverse chin lock and she sends LuFisto into the turnbuckles and she kicks LuFisto in the corner. She sends LuFisto into the opposite corner.

Melissa with a running forearm into the corner followed by a shoulder tackle and slam. Melissa with a snap elbow drop and she gets a near fall. Melissa slaps LuFisto in the back of the head and then she tries for the Air Raid Crash but LuFisto counters to get a near fall.

Melissa with a kick and she works on a modified cloverleaf using her arms. LuFisto gets to the ropes and Melissa releases the hold. LuFisto with punches to back Melissa into the corner. Melissa with a rake of the eyes and LuFisto goes to the floor. Melissa sends LuFisto into the apron and then Melissa kicks LuFisto on the apron.

Melissa throws LuFisto through the ropes and to the floor. Melissa returns to the floor and slams LuFisto’s head into the apron. Melissa with kicks to the hamstring and an elbow drop to the leg and knee. Melissa with another elbow to the knee. Melissa with a modified Indian Death Lock and then she applies a Trailer Hitch. LuFisto gets to the ropes and the hold is released.

Melissa with a curb stomp to LuFisto and then she does it a second time. Melissa gets a near fall. Melissa gets another near fall. Melissa slaps LuFisto in the back as we pass the fifteen minute mark of this match.

Melissa goes to the turnbuckles but LuFisto gets up and she drops Melissa onto the top turnbuckle. LuFisto sets for a superplex and she hits it but LuFisto cannot capitalize. The referee starts his count with both women down. Both get up at nine and LuFisto punches Melissa. LuFisto with a flying forearm and a clothesline followed by a back elbow. LuFisto with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall.

LuFisto with chops to the chest and back followed by a sliding clothesline for a near fall. LuFisto with an ankle lock. Melissa reaches for the ropes and gets there to force LuFisto to release the hold. LuFisto has Melissa in the ropes and she punches Melissa and then kicks her in the side of the head.

LuFisto with a cross body to the back while Melissa is against the ropes and LuFisto gets a near fall. Melissa with a sleeper and the referee checks on LuFisto and the arm goes down once. It goes down a second time. The arm does not go down a third time and she gets a second wind to get back to her feet and LuFisto with a Saito suplex for a near fall.

Melissa with a Samoan Drop for a near fall. Melissa tries for the Air Raid Crash but LuFisto counters with a German suplex and bridge for a near fall. LuFisto with punches and slaps but she runs into a boot from Melissa. Melissa gets a near fall. Melissa gets another near fall. Melissa goes to the turnbuckles and she goes up top. Melissa misses a missile drop kick and LuFisto hits the Mangelizer for the three count.

Fall Number One to LuFisto

Fall Number Two

Melissa with a boot and Air Raid Crash for the three count.

Fall Number Two to Cheerleader Melissa

Fall Number Three

Melissa and LuFisto exchange forearms in the center of the ring. Melissa with punches in the corner and then she chokes LuFisto with her boot. LuFisto with a back elbow and baseball slide into the corner. LuFisto goes to the floor and she sends the leg into the ring post. Melissa and LuFisto exchange forearms on the floor.

Melissa chops LuFisto and then they exchange punches and forearms while they go around the ring. LuFisto with punches and Melissa with forearms to the back. Melissa sends LuFisto into the apron and they return to the ring before the ten count.

LuFisto chokes Melissa in the ropes and then she kicks Melissa in the back. Melissa slaps LuFisto and then she connects with forearms. Melissa with a forearm to the back and then she slams LuFisto on the floor. Melissa chokes LuFisto on the floor and then she returns to the ring to stop the count. Melissa chokes LuFisto again.

Melissa uses the ring skirt to choke LuFisto. Melissa with a forearm to the back. LuFisto and Melissa exchange slaps and then LuFisto with a step over toe hold into a leg drop. LuFisto chokes Melissa. LuFisto with a step over toe hold into a modified trailer hitch. Melissa crawls towards the ropes and she gets to the ropes.

Melissa with a back elbow but Melissa with a clothesline and she punches LuFisto from a mount position and Melissa gets a near fall. Melissa with more punches. Melissa with kicks to LuFisto. They go for shoulder tackles but they stay on their feet. LuFisto with a German suplex and Melissa with a German suplex of her own as we hit the thirty minute mark of the match.

LuFisto with a Tiger Suplex for a near fall. LuFisto tries for the Burning Hammer but Melissa gets back to her feet. They exchange slaps and then LuFisto takes Melissa to the mat and applies a Guillotine. Melissa and LuFisto exchange forearms.

LuFisto and Melissa exchange kicks to the head from a seated position. LuFisto with a near fall. LuFisto picks Melissa off the mat and she tries for the Burning Hammer but Melissa sends LuFisto into the turnbuckles. LuFisto with a kick and she goes to the turnbuckles but Melissa with a forearm to the back and Melissa gets LuFisto on her shoulders but LuFisto with a reverse hurricanrana.

LuFisto goes up top and hits a cross body on the referee when Melissa puts him in the way. Mercedes Martinez hits LuFisto with her title belt and Melissa gets the three count.

Winner: Cheerleader Melissa

After the match, Melissa and Mercedes celebrate in the ring.

Thank you for following the coverage of SHIMMER 62. You can click the banner at the top of the page to order the replay.

Thank you again to David Tees for filling in while I was having connection problems. Since he was the backup for the main event, I did not want the thirty-three minutes of coverage he provided go to waste, so here is David’s coverage of the match.

Main Event: 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match For The Shimmer Championship: Cheerleader Melissa (Champion) vs. Lufisto

Fall #1

The fall begins with Melissa kicking a running Lufisto in the stomach, Melissa starts stomping away on a downed Lufisto. Lufisto quickly recovers by dropping Melissa in the corner before catching her with a running cannonball senton, Melissa rolls to the arena floor for some recovery time. Melissa returns to the ring and she gets a near fall on Lufisto after sweeping her legs, Lufisto catches Melissa in a modified Texas cloverleaf after they go through a series of reversals on the ground. Melissa and Lufisto exchange a few submission holds with nobody getting a clear advantage, Melissa eventually holds Lufisto in a head scissors to slow the match down.

Lufisto escapes the head scissors before applying a single leg crab on Melissa, Melissa escapes and winds up exchanging key lock holds with Lufisto. Lufisto drags Melissa back to the ground with a key lock before attacking her arm with knee drops, Lufisto grabs another headlock on Melissa to keep her grounded. Melissa finally breaks the headlock from Lufisto by catching her with some knee strikes, Melissa then stomps on the back of a downed Lufisto. Melissa starts focusing on the back of Lufisto by pounding on her back with forearm strikes, Melissa antagonizes Lufisto further by slapping her on the face.

Lufisto makes a comeback by catching Melissa with a code breaker and then a running drop kick, Melissa regains control by catching Lufisto with knee's to the back during a senton attempt. Melissa brings Lufisto to the corner before kicking her in the chest, Melissa then drops Lufisto with a fore arm strike that is followed by a shoulder tackle. Melissa gets a near fall on Lufisto after hitting her with an elbow drop, Lufisto escapes the Air Raid Crash from Melissa by suing a roll up for a near fall. Melissa keeps the pressure on Lufisto by locking her in a modified cloverleaf, Lufisto breaks the hold after grabbing the bottom rope. Lufisto gets angry and she backs Melissa in the corner to punch her a few times, Melissa rakes the eyes onLufisto before tossing her out of the ring.

Lufisto attempts to return to the ring and Melissa stomps on her back multiple times, Melissa then takes the chance to toss Lufisto right back out of the ring. Lufisto makes it back into the ring and Melissa stomps on her legs, Melissa then attacks Lufisto with elbow strikes to the legs. Melissa locks Lufisto in the Indian death lock and Lufisto breaks it after grabbing the ropes, Melissa quickly attacks Lufisto with a pair of curb stomps for the near fall. Melissa climbs to the top rope and Lufisto runs into the ropes and Melissa is crotched on the top rope, Lufisto follows Melissa to the top rope and she drills her with a superplex.

The women barely beat the ten count as they get back to their feet and they exchange a few strikes, Lufisto gains the advantage by catching Melissa with a few fore arm strikes. Lufisto then hits Melissa with a michinoku driver for a two count, Lufisto then hits Melissa with a sliding clothesline after popping her with some chops. Lufisto applies a modified ankle lock on Melissa and the hold is broken after the bottom rope is grabbed, Lufisto ties Melissa in the ropes while choking her with her foot. Lufisto leaves Melissa tangled in the ropes before hitting her with a running shoulder tackle, Melissa quickly recovers by locking Lufisto in a sleeper hold.

Lufisto finds the strength to not let her hand drop three times, Lufisto powers up and breaks the hold after catching Melissa with a back suplex. Melissa escapes a mangalizer attempt from Lufisto by hitting her with a Samoan drop, Melissa goes for the air raid crash and Lufisto counters with a German suplex. Melissa then hits a running Lufisto with a big boot to the face for a two count, Melissa goes back to the top rope and she attempts a missile drop kick that Lufisto avoids. Lufisto quickly hits Melissa with a mangalizer for the three count.

Winner Of Fall #1: Lufisto

Fall #2

The fall begins with Melissa jumping Lufisto from behind, Melissa then hits Lufisto with an air raid crash for a three count.

Winner Of Fall #2: Cheerleader Melissa

Fall #3

The final fall begins with both women attacking each other with fore arm strikes, Melissa backs Lufisto in the corner before ripping at her face. Melissa misses a charge into the corner and Lufisto makes her pay with a running drop kick, Lufisto goes outside of the ring and she brings Melissa with her. Lufisto assaults Melissa with kicks and punches on the arena floor, Melissa fights back against Lufisto before bringing her back into the ring. Lufisto gains control when they go into the ring and she chokes Melissa on the middle rope, they stumble back to the arena floor and start brawling again.

Melissa slams Lufisto on the arena floor before choking her on that same arena floor, the referee eventually has to pull Melissa off of Lufisto. Melissa then starts choking Lufisto with the ring dressing before dragging her back into the ring, Lufisto trips up Melissa and she instantly starts working on her leg again. Lufisto applies the Indian death lock to Melissa in the center of the ring, Melissa eventually grabs the rope after a longs truggle to break the hold. Melissa catches Lufisto with a clothes line after breaking the submission, Melissa gets angry and she assaults Lufisto with a lot of punches.

The women both stand back up and they attack each other with shoulder tackles and clothes lines, both women also hit each other with German suplexes. Lufisto gets a near fall on Melissa after catching her with a tiger suplex, Melissa escapes a burning hammer from Lufisto before they have a slapping exchange. Lufisto trips up Melissa before locking her in a guillotine choke, Melissa quickly breaks the hold and both women exchange strikes. Lufisto catches Melissa with a kick to the head for a two count, Lufisto goes for another burning hammer and Melissa escapes. Lufisto tries to climb the top rope and Melissa gets her on her shoulder, Lufisto then drops Melissa with a reverse hurricarana.

Lufisto goes back to the top rope and Melissa puts the ref in the way as Lufisto dives, Mercedes Martinez interferes and she cracks Lufisto with the NCW Title belt. Melissa covers a knocked out Lufisto and the referee wakes up to make a three count.

Fall #3 & Match Winner: Cheerleader Melissa

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