Serena Deeb to Make Wrestling Return at April SHIMMER Events

SerenaSHIMMER Women Athletes have just announced the return of former WWE Diva Serena Deeb to their fold – she’ll be making her first in-ring appearance in well over a year at their SHIMMER 53 event (as part of WrestleCon) on April 6th in Secaucus, NJ.

She’ll also be competing at their tapings of Volumes 54-57 that will be held a week later on April 13th and 14th at the Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL.

SHIMMER writes:

One of the most beloved athletes in SHIMMER history, Serena has had many memorable moments throughout her SHIMMER tenure. Serena debuted back in May of 2006 at SHIMMER 5, and slowly climbed the ranks to eventually achieve main event status. Some of Serena’s truly breakout matches were her bouts against 1st SHIMMER Champion Sara Del Rey. It was at SHIMMER 22 that Serena pulled off one of the biggest wins of her career when she hit her signature spear on Del Rey, to hand Sara a rare pinfall loss in SHIMMER competition. That victory earned her a shot at 2nd SHIMMER Champion MsChif in the main event of SHIMMER 23.

Following a stint in WWE, Serena shocked the Berwyn Eagles Club crowd by making a surprise return at SHIMMER 33. She quickly became involved in a heated rivalry with Portia Perez, resulting in several singles and tag team clashes against Portia and her partner Nicole Matthews. The main event of SHIMMER 41 featured an epic contest between Serena and 3rd SHIMMER Champion Madison Eagles for the title. Serena then went on to settle her score with Perez at SHIMMER 43 after nailing Portia with the spear off of a table.

Serena was unfortunately forced onto the sidelines during October of 2011 after suffering a concussion. She wisely did not immediately return to active competition, to allow for her body to fully heal before choosing to step back inside the ring. After an 18 month absence, Serena will make her highly anticipated return to SHIMMER action on April 6th at WrestleCon, less than eight weeks away!

In October 2011, Serena announced an indefinite hiatus from the world of wrestling after suffering a serious concussion.

It is certainly a pleasant surprise to hear that she has received a clean bill of health from her doctors and will be returning to action once more. All the best to Serena in her wrestling return!

Read the full SHIMMER press release below:

SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES News for February 12, 2013

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Headlines:
- Deebiousness comes to WrestleCon!
- Preview of SHIMMER 50 DVD artwork!
- More wrestlers for SHIMMER card game revealed!

SERENA DEEB TO RETURN TO THE RING!

What a feeling it is for SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES to formally announce the addition of SERENA DEEB to all of our April events!

Serena Deeb will be in action at the SHIMMER 53 event as part of WrestleCon on Saturday, April 6th, 2013 (the day before WrestleMania 29) at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ, and will also compete at the SHIMMER 54-57 tapings on Saturday & Sunday, April 13th & 14th at the Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL!

One of the most beloved athletes in SHIMMER history, Serena has had many memorable moments throughout her SHIMMER tenure. Serena debuted back in May of 2006 at SHIMMER 5, and slowly climbed the ranks to eventually achieve main event status. Some of Serena’s truly breakout matches were her bouts against 1st SHIMMER Champion Sara Del Rey. It was at SHIMMER 22 that Serena pulled off one of the biggest wins of her career when she hit her signature spear on Del Rey, to hand Sara a rare pinfall loss in SHIMMER competition. That victory earned her a shot at 2nd SHIMMER Champion MsChif in the main event of SHIMMER 23.

Following a stint in WWE, Serena shocked the Berwyn Eagles Club crowd by making a surprise return at SHIMMER 33. She quickly became involved in a heated rivalry with Portia Perez, resulting in several singles and tag team clashes against Portia and her partner Nicole Matthews. The main event of SHIMMER 41 featured an epic contest between Serena and 3rd SHIMMER Champion Madison Eagles for the title. Serena then went on to settle her score with Perez at SHIMMER 43 after nailing Portia with the spear off of a table.

Serena was unfortunately forced onto the sidelines during October of 2011 after suffering a concussion. She wisely did not immediately return to active competition, to allow for her body to fully heal before choosing to step back inside the ring. After an 18 month absence, Serena will make her highly anticipated return to SHIMMER action on April 6th at WrestleCon, less than eight weeks away!

SHIMMER 53 will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center (355 Plaza Drive) in Secaucus, NJ. Bell time for this afternoon event is 12pm (Noon).

Tickets are now on sale at http://www.wwnlive.com/wrestlecon for the SHIMMER 53 event. First and second row seating is already sold out. Third row ringside seating is still available, priced at $40. General admission seating is also available, priced at $25. The event is suitable for all ages.

SHIMMER 53 will be one of several live pro wrestling events that weekend at the Meadowlands Exposition Center as part of WrestleCon. After the SHIMMER event on April 6th, there will also be full events promoted by both CHIKARA and Dragon Gate USA at the same location. Visit http://www.wrestlecon.com/ for more information on all of the festivities that weekend at the Meadowlands Expo Center.

Already signed for SHIMMER 53 on April 6th…

***Steel Cage/SHIMMER Title Match***
(Champion) SARAYA KNIGHT vs. CHEERLEADER MELISSA

***Rematch from SHIMMER 52***
AYAKO HAMADA vs. “The Wrestling Goddess” ATHENA

AMAZING KONG vs. MIA YIM

SHIMMER Tag Team Champions THE CANADIAN NINJAS

Former SHIMMER Champion MADISON EAGLES

The SHIMMER debut of New Zealand’s EVIE

MIA YIM returns from Japan

“Made In Sin” TAYLOR MADE & ALLYSIN KAY

2012′s Best SHIMMER Newcomer RHIA O’REILLY

CHRISTINA VON EERIE

The return of SERENA DEEB

Look for more matches and talent announcements to be made over the course of the next several weeks.

For years now, fans in the northeast have requested that SHIMMER run a live event in their area. For those fans, this is your chance to see SHIMMER live without having to make the trip to Chicago! If you will be in the area the weekend of April 6th, be sure to experience SHIMMER 53 live and in person!

Visit http://www.wwnlive.com/wrestlecon to pick up your tickets to SHIMMER 53!

Discuss SHIMMER 53 at WrestleCon in the following thread at The SHIMMER Forum…

http://tinyurl.com/cfclbtv

BERWYN TICKETS NOW ON SALE – APRIL 13th & 14th!

SHIMMER Women Athletes returns to the Berwyn Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL on Saturday & Sunday, April 13th & 14th, 2013. Volumes 54-57 of the SHIMMER series will be filmed during the course of that weekend.

Tickets for the April 13th & 14th events are now on sale. Front row reserved seating for Saturday, April 13th is already SOLD OUT. One front row seat remains available for Sunday, April 14th. It is priced at $80 for the full day of taping (Vols. 56 & 57). Please E-mail shimmernews@yahoo.com right away if you are interested in it.

General admission tickets are priced at $30 per full day of taping, and can be purchased using the PayPal buttons at the link below.

http://shimmerwrestling.blogspot.com/p/tickets.html

If you need to purchase tickets using a money order, please E-mail shimmernews@yahoo.com for mail order instructions.

Announced for participation in the SHIMMER 54-57 tapings thus far…

SHIMMER Champion SARAYA KNIGHT
SHIMMER Tag Team Champions THE CANADIAN NINJAS
CHEERLEADER MELISSA
AYAKO HAMADA
“The Wrestling Goddess” ATHENA
MADISON EAGLES
EVIE
MIA YIM
“Made In Sin” ALLYSIN KAY & TAYLOR MADE
RHIA O’REILLY
CHRISTINA VON EERIE
SERENA DEEB

Look for more talent to be added to the list in announcements made during the course of the next several weeks!

Discuss the SHIMMER 54-57 tapings in the following thread at The SHIMMER Forum…
http://tinyurl.com/cyvbtb4

PREVIEW OF SHIMMER 49 & 50 DVD ARTWORK!

Here’s a preview of the artwork for SHIMMER 49 & 50, heavily featuring the ringside photography of Rob Brazier Jr. Look for 49 & 50 to be released this month, with 51 & 52 to follow during March.

Vol. 49 Cover Image: http://tinyurl.com/b9k38h7

Vol. 50 Cover Image: http://tinyurl.com/azftpz8

MORE CARDS REVEALED FOR SHIMMER GAME!

We are teaming up with the folks at Filsinger Games to release a SHIMMER edition of their popular wrestling card games in the near future. Filsinger Games are innovators in the field, having produced the Champions of the Galaxy wrestling games in the past, and also recent editions for wrestling promotions such as CHIKARA, Ring of Honor, and Championship Wrestling from Hollywood.

The initial SHIMMER card set will feature sixteen wrestlers. The artwork for the first five cards in the SHIMMER set have been revealed so far. They are SHIMMER Champion Saraya Knight, Veda Scott, LuFisto, MsChif, and Kellie Skater! Look for more card art to be unveiled at http://twitter.com/shimmerwomen during the coming weeks. Visit http://www.filsingergames.com/ for more on the company’s history and to check out artwork from their other games.

Saraya Knight: http://tinyurl.com/aku8q49

Veda Scott: http://tinyurl.com/awnopl4

LuFisto: http://tinyurl.com/azn39rh

MsChif: http://tinyurl.com/cg3f5jl

Kellie Skater: http://tinyurl.com/bmb55pc

Visit http://tinyurl.com/ag6xy28 to discuss the SHIMMER card game at The SHIMMER Forum.

SHIMMER DVD RELEASES

Here’s a look at the newest releases in the SHIMMER series, currently available for immediate worldwide shipping…

SHIMMER- WOMEN ATHLETES Vol. 48 (DVD)

Description:
1. Kc Spinelli vs. New York Knockout
2. Mia Yim & Davina Rose vs. Melanie Cruise & Mena Libra
3. Shazza McKenzie vs. Rhia O’Reilly
4. Kana vs. Kellie Skater
5. LuFisto vs. Leon
6. MsChif & Christina Von Eerie vs. Hailey Hatred & Kalamity
7. Athena vs. Ray
8. SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match: Ayumi Kurihara & Ayako Hamada vs. Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews vs. Allison Danger & Leva Bates vs. Sara Del Rey & Courtney Rush
9. SHIMMER Title Match: Cheerleader Melissa vs. Saraya Knight

Bonus Feature: History of the Cheerleader Melissa & Saraya Knight Rivalry

Running Time: 2 hours, 42 minutes

Price: $15.00

Order at http://www.shimmerwrestling.com/

SHIMMER- WOMEN ATHLETES Vol. 47 (DVD)

Description:
1. Taylor Made vs. Rhia O’Reilly
2. Veda Scott vs. Kellie Skater
3. Kalamity vs. Kc Spinelli
4. LuFisto & Kana vs. MsChif & Christina Von Eerie
5. Athena vs. Sassy Stephie
6. Mia Yim & Davina Rose vs. Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews
7. Saraya Knight vs. Shazza McKenzie
8. Allison Danger & Leva Bates vs. Sara Del Rey & Courtney Rush
9. Hailey Hatred vs. Mercedes Martinez
10. SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match: Ayumi Kurihara & Ayako Hamada vs. Ray & Leon
11. SHIMMER Title Match: Cheerleader Melissa vs. Jessie McKay

Running Time: 2 hours, 57 minutes

Price: $15.00

Order at http://www.shimmerwrestling.com/

SHIMMER- WOMEN ATHLETES Vol. 46 (DVD)

Description:
1. Courtney Rush vs. Sassy Stephie
2. Veda Scott vs. Saraya Knight
3. LuFisto vs. New York Knockout
4. Leva Bates vs. Sara Del Rey
5. Ray & Leon vs. Mia Yim & Davina Rose
6. Kc Spinelli vs. Kellie Skater
7. MsChif vs. Jessie McKay
8. Athena vs. Nicole Matthews
9. Kana vs. Mercedes Martinez
10. SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match: Ayumi Kurihara & Ayako Hamada vs. Hailey Hatred & Kalamity
11. SHIMMER Title Match: Cheerleader Melissa vs. Portia Perez

Running Time: 3 hours, 2 minutes

Price: $15.00

Order at http://www.shimmerwrestling.com/

SHIMMER- WOMEN ATHLETES Vol. 45 (DVD)

Description:
1. Courtney Rush vs. Rhia O’Reilly
2. Veda Scott & Shazza McKenzie vs. Melanie Cruise & Mena Libra
3. Leon vs. Sara Del Rey
4. Davina Rose vs. Saraya Knight
5. Jessie McKay vs. Mia Yim
6. Ray vs. Kellie Skater
7. Kana & LuFisto vs. Hailey Hatred & Kalamity
8. Christina Von Eerie vs. Portia Perez
9. SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match: Ayumi Kurihara & Ayako Hamada vs. Allison Danger & Leva Bates
10. Athena vs. Mercedes Martinez
11. SHIMMER Title Match: Cheerleader Melissa vs. Nicole Matthews

Running Time: 3 hours, 11 minutes

Price: $15.00

Order at http://www.shimmerwrestling.com/

SHIMMER- WOMEN ATHLETES Vol. 44 (DVD)

Description:
1. Davina Rose vs. Kellie Skater
2. Veda Scott vs. Taylor Made
3. Kalamity vs. Tomoka Nakagawa
4. Ashley Lane & Mia Yim vs. Nevaeh & Sassy Stephie
5. Serena Deeb vs. Yumi Ohka
6. MsChif & Christina Von Eerie & Allison Danger & Leva Bates vs. Melanie Cruise & Mena Libra & Bonesaw & She Nay Nay
7. Jessie McKay vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto
8. Courtney Rush vs. Sara Del Rey
9. Athena vs. Mercedes Martinez
10. LuFisto vs. Kana
11. No Disqualification: Britani Knight vs. Saraya Knight
12. SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match: Ayumi Kurihara & Ayako Hamada vs. Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews
13. SHIMMER Title Match: Madison Eagles vs. Cheerleader Melissa

Running Time: 3 hours, 27 minutes

Price: $15.00

Order at http://www.shimmerwrestling.com/

SHIMMER- WOMEN ATHLETES Vol. 43 (DVD)

Description:
1. LuFisto vs. Mia Svensson
2. Allison Danger & Leva Bates vs. Nevaeh & Sassy Stephie
3. Davina Rose vs. Nicole Matthews
4. Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Kellie Skater
5. Ariel vs. Saraya Knight
6. Nikki Roxx vs. Courtney Rush
7. Yumi Ohka vs. Mia Yim
8. MsChif vs. Tomoka Nakagawa
9. Mercedes Martinez vs. Athena
10. Jessie McKay vs. Britani Knight
11. No Holds Barred Match: Serena Deeb vs. Portia Perez
12. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Kana
13. SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match: Ayumi Kurihara & Ayako Hamada vs. Madison Eagles & Sara Del Rey

Running Time: 3 hours, 16 minutes

Price: $15.00

Order at http://www.shimmerwrestling.com/

SHIMMER- WOMEN ATHLETES Vol. 42 (DVD)

Description:
1. Mercedes Martinez vs. Leva Bates
2. Hailey Hatred & Kalamity vs. Melanie Cruise & Mena Libra
3. Four Corner Surivial: MsChif vs. Kellie Skater vs. LuFisto vs. Tomoka Nakagawa
4. Courtney Rush vs. Yumi Ohka
5. Portia Perez vs. Davina Rose
6. Nikki Roxx & Ariel vs. Nevaeh & Sassy Stephie
7. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Christina Von Eerie
8. Triple Threat Match: Jessie McKay vs. Athena vs. Mia Yim
9. Serena Deeb vs. Nicole Matthews
10. SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match: Ayumi Kurihara & Ayako Hamada vs. Saraya Knight & Britani Knight
11. Kana vs. Sara Del Rey
12. SHIMMER Title Match: Madison Eagles vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto

Running Time: 3 hours, 7 minutes

Price: $15.00

Order at http://www.shimmerwrestling.com/

SHIMMER- WOMEN ATHLETES Vol. 41 (DVD)

Description:
1. Nikki Roxx vs. Kellie Skater
2. Mercedes Martinez vs. Davina Rose
3. Hailey Hatred vs. Kalamity
4. Yumi Ohka vs. Sara Del Rey
5. Mia Yim vs. Kana
6. SHIMMER Tag Team Title Match: Daizee Haze & Tomoka Nakagawa vs. Ayumi Kurihara & Ayako Hamada
7. Ashley Lane vs. Nevaeh
8. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Britani Knight
9. Jessie McKay vs. Portia Perez
10. British Rounds Match: Saraya Knight vs. Allison Danger
11. Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Nicole Matthews
12. SHIMMER Title Match: Madison Eagles vs. Serena Deeb

Running Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes

Price: $15.00

Order at http://www.shimmerwrestling.com/

Video Preview of SHIMMER 41 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDCoEUMyVo8

If you would like to place a mail order for SHIMMER DVDs, E-mail shimmernews@yahoo.com for mail order instructions.

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  • Raekon

    Nice! :)
    Happy to see back!
    It seems that she recovered well. :)

  • puppies

    She is so pretty and talented. Glad to see her wrestling again.

  • Jamal

    Glad to see her back! And another great wrestler for SHIMMER 53! Looking like an awesome show already

  • Getdownwithachola

    Great!!! I was afraid she had retired for good.

  • Rhawk

    Nice to see Serena’s getting back into things. Now all we need is Rebecca to make her in-ring return to Shimmer and we got ourselves a real party! Maybe a team of the two sides of Ireland with Knox & O’Reily? That’d be cool to see.

  • therightone

    Love it!!!!!! Please ROH be serious about women’s wrestling.

    • sasuke

      I wish TNA was serious about womens wrestling

      • J.D.C.D.

        I wonder if that is Bruce Pritchard’s fault. I’m listening to Kayfabe Wrestling Radio right now and one of the guys there is specifically citing him as the problem of the division. Calling him a misogynist who does not value/understand women’s wrestling. The guy goes far enough to call him a cancer.

  • shannymac

    YAY! I’m so happy to hear that she’s finally able to get back to what she loves.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Lexa392 mscandy

    Nice! Another great talent I can see wrestle in person. excited!

  • Kessuki

    fantastic news. she’s a lovely woman and i wish her the best of success and hopefully she’ll be winning titles soon.

  • Kessuki

    just wanted to add, she is a real beauty and has a pretty smile. :)

  • pumped up kicks

    That’s exciting! I love Serena and glad to see her back

  • http://twitter.com/sieghrt sieghrt

    Yes! The original AntiDiva is back!

  • http://www.youtube.com/jillfan1 Jillfan1

    Funny thing I was thinking about her, the other day missing her now this great news hooray =) she’s awesome and pretty

  • divaindemise

    It’s uplifting news for sure; Serena is perhaps one of the most passionate performers in women’s wrestling. It would have been tragic to have seen her career abbreviated with the setback of an injury when she’s still so young and full of potential. I hope SHIMMER gradually book her for a beautiful title win soon: anyone up for a feud with Saraya Knight?

  • J.D.C.D.

    I’m happy Serena is back. She is quite the performer. I’ve always enjoyed her matches. There was one in Japan with Khana that was really awesome to me.

    Whatever happened with the Valkryie storyline? Will Serena team up with others eventually to take on the ladies in Valkryie eventually?