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Shine 34 Review

Location: The Orpheum- Ybor City, Florida Date: 4/15/2016 Commentator: Robb Naylor Welcome to the Pro Wrestling Ponderings review of Shine 34.  Shine 34 comes off the heels of a disappointing Shine 33 and a very confusing Shine title match at the WWN Supershow.  Shine is in need of a good event to get their momentum going. Before we get to the matches, we must talk about who was and who wasn’t at Shine 34.  Missing the event due to injury are Ivellise (leg), Brandi Wine (arm), and Leva Bates (ankle). …

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Shimmer 71 iPPV Results and Review

Live from San Jose, California Commentators: Dave Prazak and Veda Scott ChickFight Tournament Round 1: Portia Perez vs. Evie PBP: Mainstream music is being used on this iPPV. Hope no one gets screwed. With the winner of this tournament getting a championship, that means things could get interesting with Portia Perez being the tag team partner of current champion Nicole Matthews. Evie goes for a quick roll-up for two. Backslide gets two. O’Connor roll and a bridge but Perez kicks out. Shot to the throat. Forearm. Chop in the corner….

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Shimmer 59 DVD Review

When compared with the previous volume, Shimmer 59 was overall a slight step up in the ring with some persistent booking issues in the second half of the show. After working through Shimmer 58, I knew what talent was lacking and how that might adversely affect the rest of the shows this week. Despite some of the missing talent, there were still a pair of solid championship matches and a good continuation of a feud involving Christina Von Eerie and Saraya Knight. The show began with Thunderkitty getting another victory,…

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Shimmer 58 DVD Review

What happens when Shimmer tries to run a weekend without Jessie McKay, Athena, Courtney Rush, and Ayako Hamada? You kiss the quality of your midcard and upper midcard good-bye. The benefit to running four shows in a weekend is getting to use quality international talent and having all the talent in one place for an entire weekend. The con is when wrestlers are hurt, stopped at the border, or not booked, then that’s four shows and a half year’s worth of storylines that get tanked. This is likely to be…

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Shimmer Volume 57 DVD Review

It’s been a while since I posted a Shimmer review. Part of it has been due to timing. DVDs also come out infrequently since there’s a whopping 8-9 shows a year. I like to binge watch the DVDs and crank out 4-5 shows, so the next three show reviews will be coming this week and next with Volume 60 soon to follow. This was the blow-off for the April tapings that featured a huge main event and title change as well as a heel turn made official. Shimmer 57 had…

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Shimmer 56 DVD Review

The most noticeable difference between Shimmer 56 as compared to the first two volumes of the weekend was a pick-up in intensity. The matches definitely seemed to matter a bit more, or at the very least the right people were put in the ring with each other. I definitely enjoyed the character work exhibited by a number of wrestlers throughout the card and was pleased with the effort. I also appreciated the effort to differentiate this card by having some of the regular tag teams split off and do singles….

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Shimmer 55 DVD Review

After the first half or so of Shimmer 55, I realized how little into the show I was and was very concerned about the rest of the card since I didn’t have a lot of confidence in the main event living up to expectations. The last four matches did a great job engaging me once again as both a fan and reviewer. Overall, I don’t feel Shimmer 55 was as consistent as 54, but I think two of the better matches of the day took place in the latter show….

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Shimmer 54 DVD Review

I have to say that after watching Shimmer 54, these reviews are going to be tough to write. By virtue of running only eight or nine shows a year, the company is limited in what they can do. Long-term storylines are extremely difficult, and in order to have a healthy roster with some room for new talent, that means having 10-11 matches on every card. I am on the side of efficient wrestling shows that peak around the 2:30-2:45 mark. However, given the context of Shimmer and trying to always…

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