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SHINE – SHINE 1 (7.20.12) DVD Review

Posted: December 30, 2012 in 2012, SHINE

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Let’s try something new this time around. So far I haven’t done Women’s Wrestling shows so why not. Nowadays there’s a lot of variety from numerous places around the world so let’s begin with Shine.

1. Kimberly vs. Veda Scott

Both ladies represent WSU & Shimmer respectively. It was an OK opener, nothing to special but served it’s purpose as an opener.
Grade: C

 

2. Tina San Antonio vs. Santana Garrett

This was alright. Heard nothing but good things from them so I was satisfied so far.
Grade: C

 

3. Allysin Kay & Taylor Made vs. Su Yung & Tracy Taylor

This was a bit disastrous. A lot of botches occurred during the match and it’s hard to ignore these ones specifically. I feel bad for them but at this point on, you can only get better.
Grade: D-

 

4. Cherry Bomb vs. Christina Von Eerie

I’ve seen these ladies before and they’re good. Unfortunately they didn’t live up to expectations that I gave them but nonetheless pulled of a decent match that’s quite easy to sit through.
Grade: C

 

5. Reby Sky vs. Jayme Jameson

Sky is Matt Hardy’s girlfriend and has been involved around wrestling for a while now. Looks like Hardy’s have been giving her lessons and she can handle herself pretty well here. Jameson is quite good herself and I’ll definitely check out more of her work along with others soon.
Grade: C

 

Segment: Daffney who is the host of the show calls up Lenny Leonard who is about to present the Diva Dirt Legacy Award. Daffney calls her one of the toughest and hardest working females in wrestling. She brings out the recipient of the award, Jazz. Jazz gets an EC-Dub chant to her amazement and thanks everyone for the support and mentions how many don’t realize the amount of work women do in professional wrestling to captivate your attention. All was nice and dandy till Mercedes Martinez crashed the party and asked everyone to leave so she can have her match. Teasers…yummy!

 

6. Mercedes Martin vs. Leva Bates

Leva is dressed as Spider-Man, her gimmick is that of a comic book geek, which is quite unique. They had quite a performance and I’m quite impressed with the comic book enthusiast. Martinez can easily be looked at as the modern day Jazz cause she has that mean streak demeanor that makes her an assett where ever she goes.
Grade: B-

 

7. Nikki Roxx vs. Rain

Both ladies were former TNA Knockouts once upon a time as Roxxi Laveaux  & Peyton Banks respectively. Both are crafty veterans and have years of experience under their belts. They managed to have a very good match that shows you how passionate they are for the sport of professional wrestling.
Grade: B

 

8. Sara Del Rey vs. Jazz

I can speak for most of us and say that this is a dream match for all of us. Jazz was one tough and competitive cookie in her days that pulled off a series of great matches in a solid WWE Women’s Division with the likes of Trish Stratus, Lita, Victoria (Tara in TNA), Molly Holly and others. Sara on the other hand has been unquestionably the most dominating female in recent years and has a vast amount of experience gathered from all over the well and is so versatile that she has wrestled men on a regular basis in Chikara. With their resume alone you can expect a battle for the ages. And YES! we got ourselves one hell of a match and definitely one of the best female wrestling matches I’ve ever seen in my life and I feel fortunate enough to see such a match take place. Jazz showed that she still has it and despite age, she’ll kick anyone’s ass. Great way to end the show!
Grade: A

 

Final Thoughts:

To be honest and fair. This show was good but it heavily struggled during the first half of the show. The second half was spot on so it saved the show from being a disaster. I salute WWNLive for providing us another women’s promotion out there in the market and making this dream match possible and I’m positive that bigger and better things are coming and it’ll indeed SHINE!

Verdict: 7/10

You can get your Shine DVD’s at their Shop. They also provide Video On Demand service at WWN Live.

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