Thursday, May 17, 2007

[shimmerwrestling] DP'S NOTEBOOK FOR 5/17 - PRODUCTION NOTES & MORE

SHIMMER - WOMEN ATHLETES News for 05.17.07

Upcoming Live Events:
- Friday, June 1st @ Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL (Title Tournament Night 1)
- Saturday, June 2nd @ Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL (Title Tournament Night 2)
- Sunday, July 1st @ Citrus County Auditorium in Inverness, FL


I'm sitting in the production studio in Tampa right now, as we work on Ring of Honor's debut pay-per-view, "Respect Is Earned." This is a very exciting, and somewhat stressful time for all of us at ROH, as well as everyone at SHIMMER. Both companies are in the midst of their own stages of growth, with ROH moving to PPV and SHIMMER holding its first double shot weekend of live events coming up on 6/1 & 6/2 in Berwyn, as well as our first live show in Florida on 7/1.

There's some positive news and some negative news regarding SHIMMER DVD production at the moment. The negative news is that, with all of the hours we're putting into working on the ROH PPV edit, as well as several ROH DVDs shot during the month of April, I'm not going to be able to sign off on the final edit of the Volume 8 DVD in time for us to have copies on the merch table on 6/1 & 6/2. I'm very picky about the editing of our DVD series, and I didn't want to rush Volume 8 through without screening the final version myself first and making any final changes. As much as I would've loved to have 8 on the table tourney weekend (we could use the merchandise money!), it just wasn't in the cards with everything we have on our plate at the moment.

Since we get actual DVDs pressed (they're not just DVD-Rs we can burn immediately), there's approximately a two week process as far as getting our order completed, plus the time it takes to ship the boxes of DVDs after they are done being made. It's looking like we'll just barely miss the tourney weekend, and Volume 8 should be available the following weekend through ROH.

On the positive side of things, we now have a separate editor that will be focusing on the SHIMMER DVD series for us. Up until now, the ROH, FIP, and SHIMMER DVD editing has been done by one individual, and obviously the ROH shows take priority over its sister companies. A big part of why SHIMMER and FIP DVD titles have been released several months after they were filmed is because the ROH workload has been so huge that it left little time to get SHIMMER and FIP projects completed. Now that we have our own editor, the SHIMMER titles will be able to be edited and released basically at our discretion.

As soon as we complete "Respect Is Earned," I'll be able to sign off on Volume 8 and get that sent off for the DVDs to be made. We'll be working on the Long Island and Edison ROH DVDs on Thursday night, and I fly back to Chicago on Friday. This Saturday, I'll be at the AAW event in Berywn at the Eagles Club (and for those interested, I will have General Admission ticket packages available at intermission at the AAW show).

Early next week, Volume 9 will begin production. Next weekend, we're back here in Tampa for two FIP events, plus production on ROH's St. Paul and Chicago DVDs. That following Monday, Danger arrives in Florida and we put the finishing touches on the edit of Volume 9 and fly out Tuesday morning. The plan is to send off Volume 9 to be made as soon as the edit is complete. Some final local promotional work in Chicago will occupy the days that follow, until Friday and Saturday in Berwyn for the title tournament.

As you can tell, it's a very busy few weeks for us, and we have a ton to get accomplished during that time period... but we're doing our best to keep giving you a product you can be proud to support.

All of the tournament participants are set for their travel and are ready to head to Chicago for 6/1 & 6/2. Additionally, several other wrestlers will be involved in non-tournament matches during the course of the weekend, including some unexpected new faces appearing for us for the very first time.

For those wondering (and I know you're going to hate me for this), we're not going to be announcing the tournament participants or bracketing officially before 6/1 arrives. As we all learned through Jazz's family emergency last taping, things do happen that wind up changing the card at the last minute, and with over 20 wrestlers all traveling to Chicago that weekend, if we are forced to make any last minute changes to the bracketing and such, we need to have that flexibility to do so on the day of the show.

For the Volumes 9 & 10 taping, you showed such faith in our product that with only one announced match, we were able to sell out the Eagles Club for the live event. Tickets for the title tourney weekend are moving just as fast with no matches announced this time, and we're very appreciative of your confidence in us to deliver.

Look for a brand new web site to launch during the next few days, and if you don't have your tickets for the title tournament weekend yet and plan on attending live, make sure you get them while they're still available. Thanks everybody!



Much like we did before the Vols. 9 & 10 taping, we're sending out FREE full color glossy double sided flyer cards to everyone who is on the SHIMMER snail mail mailing list. If you received the mailing from the last taping, that means we have your address, you're already on our mailing list, and you will also receive this mailing. Yes, this offer is also open to SHIMMER fans that live outside of the United States.

If you have yet to send us your snail mail address, and would like to be added to the mailing list to get the free flyers, just E-mail your full name and address to us at and we'll get them out to you right away!

Also, if any of you are in the Chicagoland area and would like to help us spread the word locally about the Vols. 11 & 12 tapings by distributing a large amount of flyers in your area, please E-mail us and let us know, and we'll hook you up with tons of flyers if you think you can get 'em all distributed. Thanks everybody!


SHIMMER - WOMEN ATHLETES returns to live action on Friday & Saturday, June 1st & 2nd, for two consecutive nights at the Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL, just outside Chicago. Bell time on Friday night is 7:30pm (Doors 7pm), and on Saturday night is 4pm (Doors 3pm).

Featured during the course of the weekend will be the 2 night, 16 woman, single elimination tournament to crown the SHIMMER Champion! The tournament will begin on Friday night, and conclude during the first half of Saturday's taping. After intermission on Saturday, we will then film another DVD release in the SHIMMER series!

Already signed to appear during the course of the weekend...

"The Jezebel" EDEN BLACK
"American Angel" SARA DEL REY
LACEY of "The Minnesota Home Wrecking Crew"
"Your Soul's Tormentor" MsCHIF (with DAFFNEY)
RAIN of "The Minnesota Home Wrecking Crew"
"The Definition of Technician" CINDY ROGERS

Sixteen wrestlers will appear as part of the tournament itself, with additional talent involved in non-tournament action on just the Saturday show. One of the sixteen tournament slots will be filled by a wildcard entrant.

Front row 2 night ticket packages are SOLD OUT. General admission 2 night ticket packages are still available at $30 each ($15 per night). You can either make payments via PayPal or via mail order (check or money order). To order tickets by mail order, email us at for details. To order tickets by PayPal, send payment to the account, or use the buttons at...

We will also have ticket packages available at intermission this Saturday night, 5/19, at the All American Wrestling event in Berwyn, IL.

If any tickets remain on the day of each event, single night tickets will be offered for $15 at the door each night. We are not selling single night tickets in advance.

To view the flyers for the event, click on the following links...

Mark your calendars! The first SHIMMER Champion will be crowned June 1st & 2nd in Berwyn!

Discuss the upcoming events in the following thread at The SHIMMER Forums...


The seventh DVD release from SHIMMER - WOMEN ATHLETES is now available for immediate worldwide shipping at! Volume 7 features several first time ever matches, including a hard hitting battle between the "Latina Sensation" Mercedes Martinez and "The First Lady of Hardcore" LuFisto, as well as Nikki Roxx vs. Lacey! Calgary's Nattie Neidhart faces "American Angel" Sara Del Rey, and Daizee Haze takes on Cheerleader Melissa, plus much more!

Item# SH007

1. Tiana Ringer vs. Lorelei Lee
2. Cindy Rogers vs. Portuguese Princess Ariel
3. Lexie Fyfe & Malia Hosaka vs. Serena Deeb & Portia Perez
4. Rain vs. MsChif
5. Allison Danger vs. Amber O'Neal
6. Lacey vs. Nikki Roxx
7. Mercedes Martinez vs. LuFisto
8. Nattie Neidhart vs. Sara Del Rey
9. Cheerleader Melissa vs. Daizee Haze

Region 0 DVD. Will play anywhere in the world.

SALE! $14.95

Click on the link below to order Volume 7 from


SHIMMER's partnership with Big Vision Entertainment has put the SHIMMER DVD series in retail stores and in the hands of casual wrestling fans around the United States.

Currently, Vols. 1 through 3 are available in retail (in some retailers on their store shelves, and for some just via their web sites). Vol. 4 is scheduled for an August 7, 2007 retail release.

With the recent great success of Big Vision titles "Hardcore Homecoming" and "Forever Hardcore" in retail in the United Kingdom (ranked #1 and #3 respectively for this week), there's a strong chance SHIMMER and other Big Vision pro wrestling titles will have a retail presence in the UK at some point in the future as well.

Here are some bargains on SHIMMER DVDs in retail here in the States...

Vol. 1 at for just $8.49

Vol. 1 at for just $7.59 (subscriber price)

Vol. 1 at for just $6.09

Vol. 2 at for just $5.95

Vol. 2 at for just $6.09

Vol. 3 at for just $8.99

Vol. 3 at for just $7.59 (subscriber price)

Vol. 3 at for just $6.09

Some other places you can find SHIMMER in retail...


Nykk of The SHIMMER Forums put together an introduction music video for SHIMMER, which opened the April 7th taping on the video screen. He has uploaded the video to the web, and it can be viewed for free at any of the following links...


Daily Motion

MySpace Videos

Post your thoughts on the video in the following thread at The SHIMMER Forums...

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