—It has been reported on numerous sites that Irish wrestler Rebecca Knox — real name Rebecca Quin, has signed a development contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. The report originated from The Herald in Ireland, noting that this is a 2-year deal. Rebecca Knox made her in-ring return in 2012 at Fight Factory Pro-Wrestling (FFPW) in Bray, Ireland, after a long hiatus (Detailed Report of Rebecca Knox’s Return To The Ring).
—On April 6, 2013, in Secaucus, New Jersey, Shimmer Women Athletes presented Shimmer Volume 53 — live on Internet Pay Per View. In the main event was Saraya Knight defending the Championship against Cheerleader Melissa in a Steel Cage Match. In the end, Cheerleader Melissa picked up the win, making her the first 2-Time Shimmer champion in history. Saraya Knight reigned as champion for 384 days — after defeating Melissa on Shimmer Volume 48. Other highlights included the Shimmer Tag-Team Champions Canadian NINJAs defending the belts in a 4-team elimination match, and Amazing Kong making her Shimmer return.
Here are the match results…
1. Amazing Kong defeated Mia Yim via sitout powerbomb.
2. Veda Scott & Shazza McKenzie defeated Cherry Bomb & Kimber Lee.
3. 5-Way Match: Christina Von Eerie defeated Rhia O’Reilly, Evie, Kalamity & Yuu Yamagata.
4. Mercedes Martinez defeated Ayumi Kurihara via Fisherman Buster.
5. Serena Deeb, Allison Danger & Leva Bates defeated Jessicka Havok, Nevaeh & Sassy Stephie.
6. Madison Eagles defeated Jessie McKay with the Hellbound
7. SHIMMER Tag Team Championship (Four-team elimination match): Canadian NINJAs (c) defeated Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa, Made In Sin (Allysin Kay & Taylor Made) & LuKana (LuFisto & Kana)
8. Athena defeated Ayako Hamada with an O-Face
9. SHIMMER Championship – Steel Cage Match: Cheerleader Melissa defeated Saraya Knight (c) w/ Air Raid Crash
For more information on how to watch the IPPV replay, visit: Shimmerwrestling.blogspot.com