At a HOODSLAM event on May 14 independent wrestling standout, Nicole Savoy announced her retirement from pro wrestling. Savoy has long been seen as one of the best-unsigned women’s wrestlers in the United States and sadly never reached the heights many expected her to in her career. Nicole Savoy Announces Retirement from Pro Wrestling Sad […]

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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 […]

Lady Frost

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 […]

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 […]

Rachael Ellering

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vanessa Kraven
Brandi Wagner - Aug 11, 2020

Vanessa Kraven announced on Tuesday that she would not be returning to wrestling. Kraven had been out of active competition since late 2018 due to a couple of serious injuries, both a broken leg and ankle. Throughout 2019, she made some sporadic appearances, such as at The Summit in August 2019. This was a special […]

Jamie Greer - Jun 22, 2020

From 2006 through to her retirement in 2015, Canadian indie wrestler Portia Perez was one of the top stars in SHIMMER Wrestling. A former 2x SHIMMER Tag Team Champion alongside Nicole Matthews in The Canadian Ninjas, Perez was forced to retire in 2015 due to injuries. As well as in the ring, Perez also worked […]

Taylor Wilde
Brandi Wagner - Jun 22, 2020

On Sunday, June 21st, Taylor Wilde took to her Twitter to confirm the rumors that had been swirling for about ten days. She confirmed that she would be returning to professional wrestling after nine years in retirement.  After years of silence and inactivity in the Wrestling World your girl is BACK! Due to Covid19 it’s […]

Nikki Cross

All wrestlers have to start somewhere on the path to making their dreams a reality, whether it be a wrestling school, church basement, bingo hall, etc. From there, those wrestlers work their way up to the pinnacle of their dreams. For many, that’s a career in WWE. But sometimes the journey is just as important […]

Jamie Greer - Apr 15, 2020

One of the casualties of WWE’s Black Wednesday that saw nearly 30 talents released from their WWE contract was Sarah Logan. Sarah Logan was a rising US indie star when she signed with WWE in 2016, spending years in NXT before joining SmackDown as part of Ruby Riott‘s Riott Squad in 2017. With sporadic appearances […]

Shimmer Lookback
Jamie Greer - Nov 4, 2019

It was a busy weekend for SHIMMER over the weekend as they taped SHIMMER 114 through117 over the weekend in the Chicago area. On Saturday, Team Sea Stars captured the SHIMMER Tag Team titles, but the title changes didn’t end there. By the end of Sunday, the entire title scene had been reset. #AndNEW: Hyan […]

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Will Gray - May 15, 2022

During the Monday Night Wars, writer, producer, promoter, and booker Vince Russo worked for both WCW and WWE during this very pivotal part of wrestling history. Early on in his time working with WCW Russo and longtime friend, Ed Ferrara would take to the screen with a character that was both edgy and controversial with […]

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Scott Edwards (Editor) - May 15, 2022

On Thursday, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) owner Tony Khan participated in a media call ahead of their pay-per-view, Double or Nothing, which returns to Las Vegas for the first time since their inaugural show. Last Word on Sports took part in the call and has notable notes from Khan regarding Hangman Page vs. CM Punk, […]

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Michael Joseph Sugue - May 15, 2022

We have reached the final destination before this Sunday’s Double or Nothing with this Friday’s AEW Rampage. Days away from the annual May event, All Elite Wrestling will give its #AllElite fans one heck of a teaser of what’s to come. Let us preview the final AEW Rampage before Double or Nothing as “The American Dragon” battles Matt Sydal. The Elite‘s […]

This Week In Independent Wrestling (5/26 - 5/29)
Joshua Macala - May 15, 2022

Welcome once again to This Week In Independent Wrestling. From Wrestling Open in Massachusets to Sean Henderson Presents in New Jersey, it’s another busy weekend with three equally great shows taking place on Friday night so… choose wisely! Let’s rundown everything in independent wrestling this weekend. This Week In Independent Wrestling (5/26– 5/29) It was […]

Toni Storm AEW
Laurence Gibbons - May 15, 2022

Toni Storm sent shockwaves through the wrestling world when she quit WWE halfway through a SmackDown Women’s Championship feud with Charlotte Flair. Four months later Toni Storm was in AEW. In just one month, she has proved why her decision to leave WWE for AEW was a good one.  She has been given more time […]

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Laurence Gibbons - May 15, 2022

A number of former WWE superstars will appear in summer blockbusters. We preview the latest summer 2022 movies starring wrestlers including The Rock, Dave Bautista, John Cena, and more. Summer 2022 Movies Starring Wrestlers The Rock Becomes DC’s Pet  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will voice the lead role of Krypto the Super-Dog in DC League […]

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Dominic P (Editor) - May 15, 2022

Warrior Wrestling takes over the St.Louis/Collinsville area for the first time as they present Warrior Wrestling 22 on May 28th, 2022. Davey Richards will take on a mystery opponent in the main event. The newly crowned Warrior Wrestling Women’s Champion Athena will also be in action against Janai Kai. Tickets and live stream information for the […]

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Ordinarily, after AEW Dynamite there is a taping for that week’s edition of AEW Rampage. As it is Double or Nothing week that is not the case this time around as AEW Rampage will take place LIVE on Friday night at a special starting time of 6:30pm est. While we do not have AEW Rampage […]