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Women's Wrestling

Four years ago we discussed 15 rivalries that had shaped women’s wrestling. That article went back to the 1940s and spanned many companies as we visited a number of key feuds that helped women’s wrestling.  It’s four years later, and with a  different writer, so we’ve decided to revisit this idea and detail more women’s […]


Jamie Greer - Sep 21, 2018

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 […]

Jamie Greer - Jan 22, 2017

If you’re a true fan and purist of professional wrestling, who loves everything from the old days of the AWA and WWF to an indie supporter of Beyond, Evolve or World Wonder Ring Stardom, this is the greatest time to be alive in the industry’s long and rich history. Back in the glory days of […]

Jessica James Debuts in AEW
Jamie Greer - Dec 21, 2021

When the line-up for this past Monday’s AEW Dark: Elevation was announced prior, one name stood out to longtime fans of the U.S. indie scene, particularly mid-2000s women’s wrestling, and Joshi wrestling – Jessica James. The 17-year veteran was announced as part of a 6-woman tag match, teaming with Gigi Rey and Lady Bird Monroe […]

Rachael Ellering
Robbie Sutter - Apr 16, 2021

Indie Watch is our regular series that looks at all of the amazing talents working the independent circuits around the world. Some are veterans revitalizing their careers, some are indie prospects hitting their peaks, while others are names to be on the watch for! On this edition, we shift focus to the generational wrestling star, […]

Lady Frost
Robbie Sutter - Sep 9, 2021

Indie Watch is our regular series that looks at all of the amazing talents working the independent circuits around the world. Some are veterans revitalizing their careers, some are indie prospects hitting their peaks, while others are names to be on the watch for! If the temperature seemed to drop, it’s because we are about […]

Smash Wrestling
Jamie Greer - Apr 12, 2019

Canada’s Smash Wrestling, hot off announcing a four day event that will feature the best of Smash alongside the UK’s PROGRESS Wrestling and Germany’s Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw) in the first week of August, has now announced The Summit on August 10, a massive women’s showcase featuring Smash Wrestling, Quebec indie Femmes Fatales (sister company […]

Smash Wrestling
Marc Madison - Jun 14, 2019

As Smash Wrestling prepares to host the inaugural wrestling event The Summit, Quebec women’s promotion Femmes Fatales (one of the co-promotions) have announced a massive fatal four-way match at the event in the announcement below. Toronto is the place to be now and it will also be on August 10 when LuFisto, Cheerleader Melissa, Allysin […]

Vanessa Kraven
Jamie Greer - Nov 7, 2021

For 16 years, Canadian wrestler Vanessa Kraven was a star on both the U.S. and Canadian indie circuits. The Montreal native was trained by famed Canadian trainer Ron Hutchison (Edge, Trish Stratus, etc.) and for two decades, competed for the likes of SHIMMER Wrestling and Shine Wrestling in the U.S., Smash Wrestling, Northern Championship Wrestling […]

Shimmer Lookback
Brandi Wagner - Nov 3, 2021

A couple of title changes happened at the recent SHIMMER Volumes 119 and 120 tapings in Berwyn, IL. Hyan defended her Heart of SHIMMER championship at Volume 119 against the Killer Queen of Ohio, Neveah. The 16-year-veteran came away the winner and NEW Heart of SHIMMER Champion, her first singles title in two years. Following […]

SHIMMMER - Kimber Lee vs Willow Nightingale Graphic
Brandi Wagner - Oct 30, 2021

The measuring stick of women’s wrestling on the American independent scene, SHIMMER Women Athletes is finally returning to the Berwyn Eagle’s Club! There will be two shows filmed, one starting at 12 PM central time on October 31 and the other will start at 4 PM central time. Mercedes Martinez will be making her post-WWE […]

MLW
Brandi Wagner - Jul 8, 2021

Major League Wrestling looks to jumpstart the one area lacking in their promotion: the women’s division. With the reboot on the horizon as MLW Battle Riot III takes place on July 10th from Philadelphia, the league announced on Tuesday, July 7th that they added Dave Prazak to their staff. Prazak helped to found SHIMMER Women […]

Allison Danger & Dave Taylor at WWE PC
Jamie Greer - May 13, 2021

The WWE Performance Center has had a revolving door of guest coaches who teach at the facility, some simply as one-offs and some as trial runs for potential full-time coaches. This week, in Orlando, two esteemed veterans are in town for their own Guest Trainer slots. This week, it’s been reported by PWInsider that SHIMMER […]

Madison Rayne IMPACT Wrestling
Brady Terry - Jan 18, 2021

On this Saturday’s Hard to Kill Live Countdown that took place the hour before the historic show, Madison Rayne announced her retirement from IMPACT Wrestling. After 12 years of dedication to her craft, as well as loyalty to the vision of IMPACT through its highs and lows, Rayne has officially decided that it is time for her to […]

Shimmer Lookback

In 2020 the women’s evolution is in full flow as WWE, IMPACT Wrestling, and All Elite Wrestling are not afraid to push women as stars.  Even in Japan, Joshi wrestling is seeing a resurgence with Stardom and Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling two of the companies leading the way.  Before all of this though SHIMMER Wrestling was leading an indie revolution beginning all […]

SHIMMER at the Collective
Brandi Wagner - Sep 13, 2020

Another promotion participating in The Collective in Indianapolis is SHIMMER Women Athletes. The premier women’s wrestling promotion in the United States will present SHIMMER At The Collective on October 11th at 4:00 PM Eastern Time. The event poster and the first six participants have been confirmed.  The current reigning and defending SHIMMER Champion Kimber Lee […]



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James Staynings - Sep 13, 2020

This Saturday, MLW returns to the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, New York for their latest PPV event on Triller TV+. This is MLW’s fourth Intimidation Games, with last event under this name took place in 2022. The last time at MLW was at the Ballroom, was December’s One Shot PPV/ Holiday Rush special. Since then, […]

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Laurence Gibbons - Sep 13, 2020

Two of the biggest feuds on WWE Raw will heat up this week. We will also see the fallout from WWE Elimination Chamber. WWE Raw airs live from San Jose, California at 7CT/8ET on the USA Network.   Preview WWE Raw: Match Card (WWE Raw 2/26/24) Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn  Tag Team Street Fight: “New Day” […]

A promotional graphic for WWE Elimination Chamber featuring Indi Hartwell.
Laurence Gibbons - Sep 13, 2020

Australian WWE fans popped loudly twice during the Elimination Chamber Perth press event. Once, when Aussie superstar Indi Hartwell was handed a WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship shot. Then again, when Rhea Ripley and Grayson Waller did a ‘shoey’. “The Kabuki Warriors” Asuka and Kairi Sane will defend their Women’s Tag Team Championship against “The […]

A promotional graphic for WWE Elimination Chamber 2024.
Chinyere Okafor - Sep 13, 2020

WWE Elimination Chamber 2024 is here, and the event is one that wrestling fans will not want to miss. The event emanates from the Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia, and is set to take place on Saturday, February 24th. In the U.S., it is available to watch on Peacock and internationally on the WWE Network. The main […]

Triple H in the WWE Elimination Chamber.
Daniel Sinasac - Sep 13, 2020

The Elimination Chamber has been a staple of WWE programming since 2002. The gimmick match debuted at the Survivor Series, seeing a returning Shawn Michaels win his final world championship. It was a great night that started a 22-year stretch where the Elimination Chamber has created intrigue and excitement amongst the WWE Universe. For over […]

AEW Rampage Spoilers - show graphic

Following an exciting edition of AEW Dynamite this Wednesday, the fans live in attendance were treated to a taping for AEW Rampage. Names like Mariah May, Top Flight, Penta, the Young Bucks, and more are set to be in action this week. Let’s take a look at the AEW Rampage spoilers for the show this […]

Logan Paul at WWE Elimination Chamber.
Daniel Sinasac - Sep 13, 2020

The Elimination Chamber is a match that WWE uses when multiple scores need to be settled. When the men/or women involved in the feud number more than any regular match can handle. It is a time when miles of chain and metal separate those wrestlers from the world and a time when no outside interference […]

A WWE SmackDown match graphic featuring Drew McIntyre and LA Knight.

We are on the fast track to Elimination Chamber live in Perth, Australia. This week’s edition of WWE SmackDown will be the final destination before the momentous Premium Live Event, with Elimination Chamber itself serving as the last glass ceiling to break through before we reach the “Showcase of the Immortals” WrestleMania 40. That said, the WWE Superstars will not […]