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They're celebrating through social media. They gave us a promo flash back. Considering I've been on the out skirts, no pun intended, of actually keeping up with this it's pretty interesting to see the successes they've had.





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For all the love ROH gets on the IWC, I really do wish someone would invest in this. A female wrestling organization with not a lot of T&A and some bad ass chicks. If anything it make change the current crop of WWE divas to add more wrestlers and less models who they try to teach to wrestle.



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if their was any logic in the world Shimmer would have a tv show. I would gladly pay for a monthly Shimmer PPV like TNA used to do before they started to suck.



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It was rumored that TNA was contemplating having an all Knockouts show a year or so back. IMO it would have been worth them pursuing Shimmer and buying them outright and putting them on TV. They basically raided Shimmer to create the KO division when it was at its peak anyway.
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remember, a deacade ago, when Smackdown was almost an all-Diva show?

That would have been Wrestlicious bad/good.



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Since: 1.5.03
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Shimmer is IMO totally awesome. Shimmer is all about one thing, WRESTLING. Yes there are characters, there is comedy, & somewhat of a structured "storyline". But overall, the promotion is about technical wrestling ability. The best wrestlers from promotions around the world come to Shimmer twice a year to prove that they are the best.

Diva's Champion Beth Phoenix was at Shimmer Volumes 1 & 2. Shimmer Champion Melissa Anderson was TNA Knockout Raisha Saeed/Alyssa Flash. Former Knockouts Champion Taylor Wilde got her WWE developmental contract after appearing for Shimmer. Natalya (Nattie Neidhart), Winter (Nikita/Katie Lea), Madison Rayne (Ashley Lane), Peyton Banks (Rain) Roxxi (Nikki Roxx) Serena, Sarita, Hamada, Daffney, all are or were Shimmer regulars. Australia's Tenille Tayla and Britain's Britani Knight are Shimmer wrestlers who have recently signed WWE developmental contracts. The majority of the PWI Female 50 are or were Shimmer wrestlers. Every female wrestler in the business wants to be there. Shimmer is the real deal. I am a supporter 100%



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.07
Don't forget Kong!

I think it could be possible for Shimmer to get a better TV deal than ROH, just because it would be something different. There hasn't been a major televised female wrestling show since GLOW and the two are like night and day.

And if Shimmer had TV, it wouldn't be a stretch to see serious minded talent like Natalya and Beth jumping there.
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    Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
    I think it could be possible for Shimmer to get a better TV deal than ROH, just because it would be something different. There hasn't been a major televised female wrestling show since GLOW and the two are like night and day.
Perspective, please. If Wrestlicious didn't/can't get TV, realistically, what hope is there for SHIMMER?



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    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
      I think it could be possible for Shimmer to get a better TV deal than ROH, just because it would be something different. There hasn't been a major televised female wrestling show since GLOW and the two are like night and day.
    Perspective, please. If Wrestlicious didn't/can't get TV, realistically, what hope is there for SHIMMER?

National tv? Not a snowball's chance in hell.

Some sort of local thing like lots of middling indy promotions? Probably could have been done, but Dave Prazak has commented on this in the promotion's FAQ:
    Originally posted by SHIMMER FAQ
    Q: Will we ever see a SHIMMER television show?

    A: We have no aspirations of producing a television show. We are a DVD series, and we believe in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." As a live event and DVD product, we have the freedom to produce the kind of matches which we wish to present to our fan base. In doing television, a wrestling company must answer to the network in terms of content. Not to mention, there are additional expenses involved in producing television which make the idea of doing TV something we're just not interested in.


Essentially someone would need to have insane money to blow to make such a thing viable given the global nature of the roster. All for a niche product that has trouble filling 200 seats in a metro area with a population of 8 million or so.

That said, Chicago in March is quite pleasant, and well worth the trip for Volumes 45-48 on March 17-18. :)



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I have never, ever, watched Shimmer and Wrestlicious was pretty bad. I find women's wrestling quite boring, to tell the truth.

If any all female wrestling program were to ever get a decent TV deal, they will need to make the show a little less goofy that Wrestlicious and they will need to have nudity. It'll have to be on a network like Cinemax or Starz.

That's about the only way you'll get viewers to watch week after week.



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    Originally posted by Cerebus
    I have never, ever, watched Shimmer and Wrestlicious was pretty bad. I find women's wrestling quite boring, to tell the truth.

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Maybe they don't need television but, perhaps, they could do a weekly deal on the Internet and release out to places like Hulu or Youtube (or even a season pass deal on iTunes).

Even if you set it up similar to RoH, where you can put it behind a paywall so that members get it sooner and everyone else gets it a few days later, that could cover some of the costs (depending on how well Ring of Honour is doing in that department).

And, on a tangent, can anyone recommend the best way to get interested in Shimmer? I know that they have a number of volumes on DVD but are there any in particular I should pick up or will the latest ones do? I've never really followed independent organizations before but I'm getting bored of TNA and WWE so I figure I'll see what else is out there.
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.09
I would suggest looking at their website around Black Friday. I remember them doing some insane deal where last year or two years where could you get the volumes for dirt cheap. I have watched a few matches on youtube which I guess is probably not what they want you to do.

If they did a monthly or even bi-weekly internet feed, I am sure people would see it and it could lead to TV. Yet, they seem to be happy on where they are at. +1 to Mr.Boffo.

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The only boring thing that Shimmer does is that it's a six hour show and every match is anywhere from 15-20 minutes. Six hours is a long time to watch anything the intermission is very short You can tell if you watch the 2nd taping just how drained every one in the audience is. If shown they would have to cut it down to one three hour show so the audience doesn't mess up the last half of the show.



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#15 Posted on

the early dvd's are getting scarce but are some versions are still around. Ring Of Honor store, Highspots, the Shimmer site sell them & you can also find some on Amazon. volumes 1 & 2 are available as a box set.that's where I really recommend starting. but otherwise just look out for some wrestlers you are familiar with. I have 33 of the 40 available volumes and love them all. there are some matches that have wrestlers I am less interested in than others, but overall they are definitely worth the asking price. otherwise Clickwrestle.com has matches purchasable for download on an individual basis.
On a side note I also recommend Chickfight and WSU for fans of top quality women's wrestling. Chikara has lately been featuring the Shimmer wrestlers and other International stars. they are putting on a series of Joshimania events next month. DVD's worth buying as well. ACW Texas and AIW Ohio have also put out some events featuring women with great wrestling but the actual production quality is not as good.



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