Hiroyo Matsumoto with Lady Destroyer flag
Arguably the two best wrestlers (25-and-under) in the world. Yeah there is Jessie McKay and Britani Knight and Misaki Ohaka, but Nicole and Hiroyo have the size, skill, fitness, and technique to defeat anyone on a given day. They both should have SHIMMER singles title shots, and Hiroyo got one on SHIMMER taping volume 42. Nicole is itching to get a shot against Cheerleader Melissa on Volumes 45-48. These young superstars treated the SHIMMER faithful to a crackerjack 10 minute match with physicality and emotion -- a very nice lead-up to the title bout on Vol. 41 between Serena and Madison Eagles.
Nicole finding leverage
All photos by David Falcon
Match-of-the-Day: October 16
Competitors: Nicole Matthews v Hiroyo Matsumoto
Volume: 41 -- eleventh match
Highlight: two young, skilled light heavyweights ignited the SHIMMER ring. Tough, hard-hitting bout.
Key: Match winner's name is in bold & italics
Match times are approximate and not official
Hiroyo grimaces in pain
Nicole unloads on Hiroyo
Fillet of Sole sandwich from Nicole
Swinging double-knee drop -- damn!!
Readying Nicole for a nasty backdrop
Nicole with a good arch on her German Suplex
Getting a grip for the Hiroyo Super-plex
Hiroyo fires out and Nicole is lauched
Happy Destroyer 1...2...3!