SHIMMER, the leading indie women’s promotion based out of the Chicago, Illinois area, announced today the launch of STREAM SHIMMER, a new streaming network that will house the entire SHIMMER back catalog of events. Upon today’s launch, the first 61 SHIMMER events have been uploaded (covering SHIMMER 1 from 2005 through SHIMMER 61 at the end of 2013).
Formed in 2005 by former IWA Mid South and Ring of Honor commentator Dave Prazak alongside former ROH wrestler Alison Danger, SHIMMER has become one of the most integral promotions in the women’s revolution of pro wrestling in the last two decades, as a learning ground for emerging stars and a platform for the best women’s wrestlers to continue to thrive and hone their craft. WWE Superstars Bayley (Davina Rose), Ember Moon (Athena), Natalya, Ruby Riott (Heidi Lovelace), Sarah Logan (Crazy Mary Dobson), Asuka (Kana), Billie Kay (Jessie McKay), Peyton Royce (KC Cassidy), Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai (Evie), Nikki Cross (Nikki Storm), and Shayna Baszler have all gone through SHIMMER at some point in their careers prior to signing with WWE. Many of the top women in today’s indie scene are also SHIMMER regulars, such as Tessa Blanchard, Rosemary, Chelsea Green, LuFisto, Saraya Knight, Mercedes Martinez, Su Yung, and Keira Hogan. The current SHIMMER Champion is former Mae Young Classic competitor Nicole Savoy.
From the official SHIMMER announcement today:
Since 2005, SHIMMER Women Athletes has presented the very best in women’s professional wrestling, for American wrestling fans to witness live, and worldwide for followers of the DVD series. As times change, the methods of video content delivery evolve, and SHIMMER now follows suit.
We are pleased to announce the addition of StreamSHIMMER.com to the available options for fans of women’s wrestling to watch SHIMMER’s archive of footage! At a price of $9.99 per month, StreamSHIMMER.com offers full SHIMMER events from years past to be streamed on demand, with additional events added to the library on a regular basis in the future. At launch, StreamSHIMMER.com features the first 61 events presented by SHIMMER Women Athletes.
Each two to three hour long SHIMMER event is truly an “All-Star Game of Women’s Wrestling,” featuring top talent from around the globe.
Follow the early years of such athletes as Beth Phoenix, Rebecca Knox (Becky Lynch), Nattie Neidhart (Natalya), Amazing (Awesome) Kong, Daffney, Britani Knight (Paige), Davina Rose (Bayley), “The World Famous” Kana (Asuka), Jessie McKay (Billie Kay), Athena (Ember Moon), Heidi Lovelace (Ruby Riott), Candice LeRae, Nikki Storm (Nikki Cross), Evie (Dakota Kai), Courtney Rush (Rosemary), Crazy Mary Dobson (Sarah Logan), Allie (Cherry Bomb), and more!
The elite women wrestlers in independent wrestling over the years have been featured on events in the SHIMMER series, including competitors like Sara Del Rey, MsChif, Daizee Haze, Cheerleader Melissa, Madison Eagles, Mercedes Martinez, Mia Yim, Serena Deeb, Nikki Roxx, “The Canadian Ninjas” Nicole Matthews & Portia Perez, “The Minnesota Home Wrecking Crew” Lacey & Rain, Allison Danger, Leva Bates, LuFisto, Sarah Stock, Saraya Knight, Kellie Skater, Shazza McKenzie, Kay Lee Ray, Kimber Lee, Nicole Savoy, Jessicka Havok, Vanessa Kraven, Lexie Fyfe, and dozens more!
Through a talent agreement with Joshi 4 Hope in Japan, many of the top stars from that part of the world have also graced the SHIMMER ring, such as Aja Kong, Mayumi Ozaki, Ayako Hamada, Hiroyo Matsumoto, Ayumi Kurihara, Tomoka Nakagawa, Hikaru Shida, Misaki Ohata, Yumi Ohka, and many others!
The StreamSHIMMER.com video content can currently be viewed via the player on the web site, or via the Stream SHIMMER Roku App. Additional streaming options will be added during the coming weeks, including Amazon FireTV.
There are two ways Roku users can subscribe to the StreamSHIMMER.com content:
– Via Lightcast’s Central Subscriber System called “Lightcast EasyPay” or
– Via Roku Billing System – Note: If a user signs up via Roku Billing system, they can only access our content on Roku.
Visit StreamSHIMMER.com to sign up and begin viewing the SHIMMER video archive!
In addition to StreamSHIMMER.com for streaming the SHIMMER video content, physical media will remain a priority going forward as well, for fans who have amassed a collection of SHIMMER DVDs over the past 13 years. Additionally, ClickWrestle.com will remain the source for downloading individual SHIMMER matches on demand.
Everyone at SHIMMER is excited to offer wrestling fans this new, simple method of viewing the promotion’s storied history, featuring over 100 different women athletes from around the world, through StreamSHIMMER.com!