The main event for SHIMMER 62 in New Orleans has been signed! SHIMMER Champion CHEERLEADER MELISSA will put the title on the line against “Super Hardcore Anime” LUFISTO in a Two out of Three Falls Match, with a 90 minute time limit!
Melissa and LuFisto first battled against one another back at SHIMMER 20 in 2008, in a match that earned SHIMMER Match of the Year honors based on fan voting that year.
Forty shows later, at SHIMMER 60 this past October, the two faced off once again, but this time Melissa was SHIMMER Champion, and the title was on the line. During the events leading up to the SHIMMER 60 match, LuFisto and Melissa had to be separated by officials following altercations prompted by Melissa continuing to beat down her challengers post-match, after successfully retaining her SHIMMER Championship. LuFisto came to the aid of challengers LEVA BATES and HIROYO MATSUMOTO, as well as retired SHIMMER competitor ALLISON DANGER, saving them from further attack by Melissa. Their SHIMMER 60 battle saw Melissa retain the title, but in the process, LuFisto bloodied the SHIMMER Champion to the extent that Melissa had to be rushed to the hospital following the match, requiring ten stitches to close a laceration above her eye. The injury forced Melissa onto the sidelines for SHIMMER 61, ending her impressive run of competing on every SHIMMER event since the promotion opened its doors in 2005.
The SHIMMER 61 main event saw “The Latina Sensation” Mercedes Martinez continue her own personal rivalry against LuFisto, which has raged throughout the women’s wrestling scene for the past several years, in a wild No Disqualification/Falls Count Anywhere Match, with instructions from Melissa to take LuFisto out of commission in the process. SHIMMER 61 concluded with a bandaged up Melissa laying out LuFisto with the SHIMMER Championship belt, sending a message that she is out for revenge for LuFisto putting her in the hospital.
With Melissa eager to get her hands on LuFisto once again for some payback, and LuFisto looking for another opportunity at the SHIMMER Championship, SHIMMER officials have thus signed a rematch between Cheerleader Melissa and LuFisto for SHIMMER 62 in New Orleans. The match has the added twist that one of the competitors must defeat their opponent not once, but twice in the same match in order to be declared the victor. Don’t miss CHEERLEADER MELISSA vs. LUFISTO, in a Two out of Three Falls Match for the SHIMMER Championship on April 5th in New Orleans!
If you can’t be in New Orleans at McAlister Auditorium in person on April 5th, you still have the opportunity to see all of the action of SHIMMER 62 on your computer!
As was the case for the WrestleMania weekend show last year, SHIMMER 62 will be just one of several events under the WWNLive umbrella that weekend (along with Dragon Gate USA, EVOLVE, A Wrestling Odyssey, and Kaiju Big Battel). Each of these events will be available at www.wwnlive.com/ via internet pay-per-view.