April 19th will see a host of stars from around the world loom upon the Orpheum in Ybor City, Florida, as SHINE prepare themselves for an International Invasion at SHINE 9!
Flying the flag for Britain is Saraya Knight, hoping to still be SHIMMER Champion after the forthcoming SHIMMER iPPV and tapings over the next two weeks. Alongside her are a wealth of stars from Down Under, including the newly-rejuvenated Madison Eagles, making her SHINE debut on one of her first appearances back on US soil since her career-threatening knee injury back in late 2011. Fellow Australians Kellie Skater and Shazza McKenzie also make their SHINE returns, both last appearing at SHINE 4, while Jessie McKay and New Zealand’s Evie make their debuts for the promotion.
Finally, the brand new Bellatrix Champion Courtney Rush will make her SHINE debut representing Canada, while Irish star Rhia O’Reilly also makes her return to the company after an absence of several months to top off a delicious melting pot of global talent.
These announcements offer us a tantalising number of potential match-ups, but while we eagerly await confirmation of the roles our international stars will play in the show, one enormous match featuring two of SHINE’s mainstay fixtures has already been announced.
The titanic rivalry between Leva Bates and Kimberly has been going on for months, with both women’s mental states gradually getting more and more precarious as the feud has progressed. SHINE 8 saw Kimberly get the win in a vicious and brutal I Quit/Fans Bring Weapons match to level the scores between them at 2-2, so to decide things once and for all, the pair will do battle inside a steel cage! This feud has already had its fair share of violence, and with this stipulation one can only assume that the worst is yet to come!
See below for the confirmed card so far:
* Arkham Asylum Steel Cage Match:
Leva Bates vs Kimberly
SHIMMER Champion Saraya Knight, Amazing Kong, Madison Eagles, Angelina Love, Jazz, Rain, Mercedes Martinez, Nikki Roxx, Su Yung, Santana, Ivelisse, Mia Yim, Courtney Rush, Brittney Savage, April Hunter, Allysin Kay, Jessicka Havok, Jessie McKay, Shazza McKenzie, Evie, Kellie Skater and Rhia O’Reilly
SHINE 9 takes place on April 19th at the Orpheum in Ybor City, Florida. The show starts at 9PM ET (2AM GMT) and will be available to watch on Internet Pay-Per-View at WWNLive.com, with three pricing options.
For more information about SHINE, visit their official website.