Friday, November 10, 2017

Pick Three: SHIMMER Weekend, The SHE-1, APW at the Cow Palace

It's SHIMMER weekend again, and you know Cheerleader Melissa is gonna be there
Photo Credit: Scott Finkelstein
It's the weekend, baby! You know what that means, time to drink precisely one beer and dial 911 wrestling is happening, and it's happening all around this great world. I'm going to highlight three shows which I think will be of most interest. Of course, I'm only one person. You can check out which shows are coming up possibly in your area via Cagematch. Anyway, go to, if you can, these great shows that may be happening in your area, on television/YouTube/streaming, or for later consumption via VOD, DVD, or whatever other means one uses to consume wrestling at a later date:

All-Pro Wrestling Clash at the Cow Palace Tonight (Friday, 11/10), Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA, 6 PM local time - The weekend kicks off in a big way on the Best Coast with a huge show at the Cow Palace for the OGs of indie wrestling. Headlining the card will be two HUGE main event matches. The first will see Jack Swagger getting a shot at the APW Universal Championship against Jeff Cobb. These are two big, beefy boys who know how to grapple, so it's going to be down, dirty, and hard-hitting. Expect a lot of technical mastery and feats of strength here. On the complete other end of the spectrum is the other main event, a Lucha Legacy tag match featuring two of the biggest stars today and two of the most iconic Mexican wrestlers of the television era. The Lucha Brothers, Rey Feníx and Penta el Zero M, will take on Rey Mysterio, Jr. and Juventud Guerrera, two stalwarts of the World Championship Wrestling cruiserweight division. I don't really need to say much to get you excited for this match, because if you aren't, then you're probably dead. Also appearing on the show will be Michael Elgin, Brian Cage, Joey Ryan, and Colt Cabana. If you can't get tickets to the show, check back to APW's YouTube channel and you might even get to see the big matches for free!

SHIMMER Women Athletes Vol. 96-99 Tomorrow (Saturday, 11/11) and Sunday, 11/12, Berwyn Eagles Club, Berwyn, IL, 2 PM Saturday and 12 noon Sunday local time - It's that time again! SHIMMER weekend is here, and that means the best female talent from around the world (with some notable exceptions thanks to the next item on the list) will descend upon Chicagoland to put in four shows of work for adoring fans at the Eagles Club and on DVD. As is the custom, no matches have been announced in advance of the show, but the following talent listing has been made public: World Champion Mercedes Martinez, Heart of SHIMMER Champion Shazza McKenzie, Tag Team Champions Vanessa Kraven and Tessa Blanchard, LuFisto, Courtney Rush, Candice LeRae, Cheerleader Melissa, Mia Yim, Veda Scott, Rachael Ellering, Chelsea Green, Delilah Doom, Jessicka Havok, Allysin Kay, Nicole Savoy, Ashley Lane (Madison Rayne), Aja Kong, and many more. You can't beat that lineup, even if you don't know all the matches heading in. Of course, you can probably score some last minute tickets if you head out to Chicago this weekend, but your best bet will be to check back to the SHIMMER site and get your hands on the DVDs when they drop.

Pro Wrestling EVE SHE-1 ~ ACE of EVE Tournament Tomorrow (Saturday, 11/11) and Sunday, 11/12, Resistance Gallery, London, England, 3 PM and 7:30 PM Saturday, and 2 PM and 6:30 PM Sunday, all local time - Any top talent not in Berwyn this weekend will probably be in London for Pro Wrestling EVE's round robin tournament this weekend. Four shows are going down at the Resistance Gallery with 12 epic women competing for the title of Ace of Eve. Those competitors are as follows: Sammii Jayne, Emi Sakura, Nicole Matthews, Session Moth Martina, Kay Lee Ray, Meiko Satomura, Viper, Jetta, Laura DiMatteo, Charlie Morgan, Jaime Hayter, and Nina Samuels. Unfortunately, all four shows are sold out, but fret not. You can check back to Pro Wrestling EVE On Demand to catch them later!

  • RISE 5: RISING SUN (Friday, Berwyn, IL)
  • Revolution Pro Wrestling/New Japan Pro Wrestling Global Wars (Friday, London, England)
  • Five Borough Wrestling A Savior Among Us (Friday, New York, NY)
  • Lucha Toronto Alliance (Saturday, Toronto, ON)
  • CWF Mid-Atlantic Rising Generation League (Saturday, Gibsonville, NC)
  • AAW Rise of the Dragon (Saturday, LaSalle, IL)
  • Westside Xtreme Wrestling Fight Forever Tour(Saturday, Lippstadt, Germany)
  • Lucha Forever Fire in the Booth (Saturday, Birmingham, England)
  • Game Changer Wrestling A Line in the Sand (Saturday, Allentown, PA)
  • Combat Zone Wrestling Night of Infamy (Saturday, Sewell, NJ)
  • The Crash (Saturday, Nauculpan de Juarez, Mexico)
  • Excellence Wrestling Prophets of War (Saturday, Sellersville, PA)
  • Beyond Wrestling Unprofessional (Sunday, Somersville, MA)
  • PROGRESS Wrestling Chapter 57: Enter Smiling (Sunday, Manchester, England)
  • IPW: United Kingdom Live in Weymouth (Sunday, Weymouth, England)