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Shimmer
Topic Started: Aug 31 2016, 10:06 PM (1,732 Views)
Scrooge McSuck
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I'm usually the last person to comment on anything other than WWE related products, except for the bi-monthly "TNA stinks, why are they still in business" comments.

I ordered the Volume 73 DVD, and didn't realize until after watching it (and doing a bit of research) that this was taped nearly 18-months (April 2015), and that Volumes 74 & 75 are the latest releases offered through their website (maybe I'm missing something?). I think that is quite a huge gap in time between taping and release. I guess the taping "cycle" is a double-taping in one day, or taping four shows over a weekend, but still, that seems like an awfully long time unless it's the norm for Indy companies and I'm just being spoiled by WWE shitting out their PPV DVD's within 4-weeks of the original broadcast.

Anyway, it was a 12 match card, and I'm not doing to recap or dissect every little match, but some things I liked, some things I didn't like...


Liked the pacing of the show. We kicked things off with obvious preliminary quality matches (and boy were a few of them pretty bad), and gradually got into the more important stuff and capped it off with the Shimmer Championship Match. Most of the undercard matches were kept short, in the 5-10 minute range, the top tier undercard matches 10-15, and the top two in the 15-20 range.



Of all the talent featured, the ones that stood out to me in a positive light were...

Evie (New Zealander), who played a good spunky face and took some good bumps (and being cute doesn't hurt... sorry, I'm a jerk)... Tessa Blanchard (draw the obvious connection), playing an obnoxious heel to maximum levels... Cherry Bomb (currently in TNA as Allie), half of the "Kimber Bombs" with Kimber Lee, and she was just awesome drawing heat and was solid in the ring. Probably the favorite of all I've seen on the show... Heidi Lovelace (a punk-rock gimmick, I guess?). Didn't care for her at first, but worked hard and got me invested in her match with Misaka Ohata... Saraya Knight (better known as Paige's mother). Just awesome at working the crowd and talking trash, and at the position of the match on the card, was easily the best worker featured. I'm sure she's used more as a mentor than a pushed talent, considering her age and experience.

I excluded Ohata from the list because I'm not sure if she's a full-time or an occasional import. Ditto Tomoka Nakagawa, who is on a "Retirement Tour" and indeed hung up the boots at the end of the taping cycle.


Talent I didn't care for... Marti Belle. She worked the opener, bumped poorly, and just made it look like amateur hour. Her gimmick was spraying an obscene amount of hair spray on her fro... Thunderkitty. Not to sound like a dickhead, but I honestly thought she had down syndrome. I don't get the gimmick, at all, and she didn't do a thing to impress me. Madison Eagles... I feel like she's positioned near the top, but I didn't find anything to really enjoy, but maybe that was because she beat up on a girl that looked like a child standing next to her (Portia Perez).



On the fence... The (at the time) reigning Champion, Nicole Matthews. She really didn't do much in her match, and seemed more concerned with constantly adjusting her tights. She did have a good bitch face, so maybe it was a bad match, because... Jessicka Havok. She looks impressive, but worked lightly and for her size, she should be an indestructible heel, not a face selling most of the way... Kellie Skater. I don't know what her gimmick is, she dresses like a wanna-be hip-hop white girl, but spent most of her match (a 4-way with Evie, Allysin Kay, and Nicole Savoy) selling with the exception of a hot sequence with Evie.
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Mad Dog
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Nicole Matthews is CanadianChick from TSM for a random bit of trivia.

SHIMMER really isn't my thing. I try but the talent is just too up and down.
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Mad Dog,Sep 2 2016
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Nicole Matthews is CanadianChick from TSM for a random bit of trivia.


Huh, no kidding? That's awesome!
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Scrooge McSuck
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Crazy. Small world and all that stuff.

An all-women's promotion is definitely not something to binge watch. I watched the above mentioned taping in three viewing chunks, watching most of the undercard, stopped, watched the section of matches with names I recognized, stopped, and watched the double main event.
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I have a few SHIMMER dvds that I bought because Sara Del Rey and/or Daizee Haze was at the merch stand signing them. I've lost track of which ones I actually watched and which ones just looked cool on my shelf. Basically, it was NXT women's wrestling before there was NXT.
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Also Tessa Blanchard. You catch her at the right angle and she looks exactly like Tully.

Honestly, as far as SHIMMER goes, I think a streaming service for something like Stardom is better. You run into the same issue with shitty undercards though.
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hey Hulkamaniacs, :D

I don't know. I own several and I think they're quite good. Tomoka-san
had been in SHIMMER 2010-15. Asuka was on 30 DVDs and kicked ass
basically. I admit, a few girls don't do it for me (Bell, "Crazy" Mary,
Sassy Stephie, to name a few). Nicole and Madison gave two very good,
very funny matches. Lufisto, as always, kicks ass and "Sweet" Saraya
elevates being a total bitch heel to an artform. granted, like josh in
general, women's wrestling is an acquired taste, but if there's nothing
on the tube, it's a fun three hours to kill.
You need to have every square inch of your ass kicked.-
Buffy to "Evil Willow"
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The Return of Andre "The Fucking" Giant!
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Well, I knew this day would come - I must now fight all of DWB. I wouldn't have guessed it would be about SHIMMER, though.

I'll admit, I haven't kept up with SHIMMER like I used to. I like SHIMMER, but a lot of the wrestlers I used to watch it for now work for WWE or are retired.


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