Two more names have been confirmed for SHIMMER in March: Hiroyo Matsumoto and Misaki Ohata will return to the company as a tag team.
The company released the following statement:
SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES is proud to announce the United States return of Hiroyo Matsumoto and Misaki Ohata! Hiroyo and Misaki are the first two of the returning S-Ovation joshi stars who will be a part of the SHIMMER Volumes 37-40 tapings on Saturday & Sunday, March 26th & 27th, 2011 at the Berwyn Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL.
Collectively known as the Seven Star Sisters, or 3S in tag team competition, Hiroyo Matsumoto and Misaki Ohata look to find success in the growing SHIMMER tag team ranks come March. They are another new SHIMMER duo, along with the recently announced Knight Dynasty, who have their eyes on the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship, currently held by The Canadian Ninjas.
Misaki Ohata has been a part of SHIMMER since Volume 29. She was able to score an impressive victory in her American debut against one of SHIMMER’s top athletes, Daizee Haze. She has also had the opportunity to test her skills in singles bouts against SHIMMER originals such as Sara Del Rey, Cheerleader Melissa, Ariel, Nikki Roxx, and Mercedes Martinez. Ohata was able to score two submission victories at our last set of tapings via her unique Fairy Lock submission hold, just one of many she puts to use to finish off her opponents. Misaki’s intention to move into more tag team action presents a new challenge for her inside the SHIMMER ring.
Hiroyo Matsumoto made her SHIMMER debut on Volume 30 against Sara Del Rey, less than 24 hours after competing in a tournament in Japan. She also went on to have unforgettable bouts against LuFisto and Mercedes Martinez on subsequent SHIMMER DVD releases, the latter of which earned a standing ovation and “Please come back” chant from the fans in attendance at the Berwyn Eagles Club. Though she was forced to miss our last set of tapings due to injury, Hiroyo is anxious to return to the mix alongside Misaki, as they are determined to become a tag team force in the United States.
Hiroyo and Misaki join previously announced talents SHIMMER Champion Madison Eagles, SHIMMER Tag Team Champions The Canadian Ninjas, “Your Soul’s Tormentor” MsChif, Cheerleader Melissa, Daizee Haze, “The Queen of Wrestling” Sara Del Rey, “The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez, Serena Deeb, Saraya Knight, and Britani Knight as those confirmed thus far for participation in the March 26th & 27th events.
Thoughts: It seems like SHIMMER is really concentrating on building up its tag division for the upcoming set of tapings. It’ll be exciting to see the Canadian Ninjas get some more competition from the joshis and the Brits, Britani & Saraya Knight.