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The Shimmer Championship is a women's professional wrestling championship in Shimmer Women Athletes, and has also been defended on shows of sister promotions Ring of Honor and Full Impact Pro. Championship reigns are determined by professional wrestling matches, in which competitors are involved in scripted rivalries. These narratives create feuds between the various competitors, which cast them as villains and heroines.

Shimmer Championship
Mercedes Martinez at Smash Canusa.jpg
Mercedes Martinez with the Shimmer Championship belt at an independent show in Toronto in October 2016
Details
PromotionShimmer Women Athletes
Date establishedJune 2, 2007
Current champion(s)Nicole Savoy
Date wonNovember 12, 2017[1]

HistoryEdit

Shimmer was founded by Dave Prazak and Allison Danger in 2005. Originally, the wrestlers had matches for competition or personal rivalries, with no prize on the line. After nearly two years, a championship for the promotion was launched. The title was created on June 2, 2007, and it was put on the line during a two-night, single-elimination tournament in Berwyn, IL. In the finals Sara Del Rey defeated Lacey to become the first champion.

TournamentEdit

 
Sara Del Rey as the first Shimmer Champion in 2007.

The tournament was held over two nights on June 1 and June 2, 2007 at the Eagles Club in Berwyn, Illinois. The first two rounds were held on the first night, with the semis and final held on the second. The first and second rounds were filmed for release on Volume 11, while the semi-finals and finals were filmed the next night for Volume 12.

The tournament brackets were:[2]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
            
MsChif Pin
Lexie Fyfe  
MsChif  
Sarah Stock Pin
Cheerleader Melissa  
Sarah Stock1Pin
Sarah Stock  
Sara Del Rey Pin
Sara Del Rey Pin
Cindy Rogers  
Sara Del Rey Pin
Alicia  
Ariel  
Alicia2Pin
Sara Del Rey Pin
Lacey  
Allison Danger  
Malia Hosaka Pin
Malia Hosaka  
Daizee Haze Pin
Daizee Haze Pin
Portia Perez  
Daizee Haze  
Lacey Pin
Lacey Pin
Eden Black  
Lacey Pin
Nikki Roxx  
Nikki Roxx Pin
Rain  

1: Sarah Stock was listed as an 'International Wildcard' entry, having never competed in Shimmer before.
2: Alicia substituted for Serena Deeb, who was unable to make it to the building in time for her match due to a car accident.

Title historyEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defenses Number of successful defenses
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
1 Sara Del Rey June 2, 2007 Volume 12 Berwyn, IL 1 329 5 Sara Del Rey defeated Lacey in the finals of a sixteen-woman tournament to become the inaugural champion. [3]
2 MsChif April 26, 2008 Volume 18 Berwyn, IL 1 715 15 [4]
3 Madison Eagles April 11, 2010 Volume 31 Berwyn, IL 1 539 10 [5]
4 Cheerleader Melissa October 2, 2011 Volume 44 Berwyn, IL 1 168 3 [6]
5 Saraya Knight March 18, 2012 Volume 48 Berwyn, IL 1 384 7 [7]
6 Cheerleader Melissa April 6, 2013 Volume 53 Secaucus, NJ 2 560 10 This was a steel cage match. [8]
7 Nicole Matthews October 18, 2014 Volume 68 Berwyn, IL 1 357 8 This was a four–way elimination match also involving Athena and Madison Eagles. Matthews won the championship with lastly eliminating Eagles. [9]
8 Madison Eagles October 10, 2015 Volume 77 Berwyn, IL 2 260 7 This was a no disqualification match. [10]
9 Mercedes Martinez June 26, 2016 Volume 85 Berwyn, IL 1 139 0 [11]
10 Kellie Skater November 12, 2016 Volume 87 Chicago, IL 1 1 2 [12]
11 Mercedes Martinez November 13, 2016 Volume 90 Berwyn, IL 2 364 9
12 Nicole Savoy November 12, 2017 Volume 99 Berwyn, IL 1 701+ 15 [1][13]

List of combined reignsEdit

 
Madison Eagles, record-tying two-time Shimmer Champion

As of October 14, 2019

Indicates the current champion
<1 Indicates that the reign lasted less than one day
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined days
1 Madison Eagles 2 10 799
2 Cheerleader Melissa 2 13 728
3 Mschif 1 15 715
4 Nicole Savoy 1 15 701+
5 Mercedes Martinez 2 9 503
6 Saraya Knight 1 7 384
7 Nicole Matthews 1 8 357
8 Sara Del Rey 1 5 329
9 Kellie Skater 1 2 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bentley, Martin (2016-11-14). "11/13 Shimmer 89 & 90 results from Berwyn, IL". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  2. ^ "Shimmer Volume 11, Volume 12, & Volume 13 Results". Shimmer Women Athletes. Visuex. Retrieved 2009-03-30.
  3. ^ "Volume 11, 12 and 13 - June 1 & 2, 2007 : Berwyn, IL". Shimmer Women Athletes. WrestleFuse. Retrieved 2010-04-19.
  4. ^ Prazak, Dave (18 November 2009). "News - Official RECAP/RESULTS from Nov. 8th tapings!". Shimmer Women Athletes. WrestleFuse. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
  5. ^ Johnson, Mike (2010-04-11). "New Shimmer Champion crowned". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
  6. ^ Martin, Adam (2011-10-03). "Shimmer Volume 43, 44 taping results". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
  7. ^ Cooper, Chad (2012-03-19). "Results of Shimmer Vol. 47 and 48 tapings". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
  8. ^ Namako, Jason (2013-04-06). "4/6 Shimmer 53 iPPV Results: Secaucus, New Jersey". WrestleView. Retrieved 2013-04-06.
  9. ^ Bentley, Martin (2014-10-19). "New Shimmer Champion crowned and more: 10/18 Shimmer results from Berwyn, IL". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2014-10-19.
  10. ^ Bentley, Martin (2015-10-10). "Shimmer results from Berwyn, IL". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  11. ^ Bentley, Martin (2016-06-27). "Shimmer Volumes 84 & 85 results from Berwyn, IL". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  12. ^ Bentley, Martin (2016-11-13). "11/12 Shimmer 87 & 88 results in Chicago, IL, new Shimmer Champion crowned". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  13. ^ http://squaredcirclesirens.com/results-shimmer-volume-99/