For all the SHIMMER fans out there who are waiting on pins and needles for the next set of DVDs to hit the market, I got some big news out of the last SHIMMER tapings.
– Roxxi (using her SHIMMER name, Nikki Roxx) returned to the company, picking up singles wins over Cat Power and Melanie Cruise on Volumes 23 and 25. She’s also formed a tag team dubbed “Pretty Bitchin'” with fellow SHIMMER star Ariel. The team lost on Volume 24 to the International Homewrecking Crew (Rain and Jetta), and picked up a win over Malia Hosaka and Lexie Fyfe on Volume 26.
– I reported in my SHIMMER Spotlight feature that SHIMMER and ROH mainstay, Lacey, had retired from wrestling. Looks like she’s made a semi-comeback in a managerial capacity. The fierce beauty is acting as the manager of her former stablemates The International Homewrecking Crew.
– Several new SHIMMER recruits made their debuts at the Volumes 23-26 tapings. Those names include: Tenille (a student of Lance Storm), Melanie Cruise (recently featured in SHIMMER’s PreShow, SPARKLE), Kelly Skater, and Rayna Von Tosh (the first graduate of SHIMMER’s training camp) EDIT: Annie Social also made her debut managing Wesna Busic. (Â Thanks abwiz74!)
– SHIMMER Tag Team Champs Neveah and Ashley Lane aka Madison Rayne dropped their titles on Volume 26 to The Canadian NINJAs (Portia Perez and Nicole Matthews). Â Not surprising as Madison isÂ now a full time member of the TNA roster. I’m left to wonder ifÂ Madison will still compete on SHIMMER and what to come from Nevaeh.