Shimmer Championship

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Shimmer Championship
Cheerleader Melissa with Shimmer belt 2014.jpg
Cheerleader Melissa with the Shimmer Championship belt at an NCW Femmes Fatales show in Montreal in April 2014.
Details
Current champion(s) Cheerleader Melissa
Date won April 6, 2013[1]
Promotion Shimmer Women Athletes
Date established June 2, 2007

The Shimmer Championship is a professional wrestling championship in Shimmer Women Athletes. It is competed for in Shimmer Women Athletes, and has 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.

History[edit]

Shimmer was founded by Dave Prazak and Allison Danger in 2005. Since then the wrestlers fought matches for competition or personal rivalries, with no prize on the line. After nearly two years, it was decided that the time was right to create their own Championship that would have represented them all over the world. The title was created on June 2, 2007, and it was put on the line during a Two Nights Elimination Tournament in Berwyn, IL. In the finals Sara Del Rey defeated Lacey to become the first champion. She defended the title for 327 Days, including defenses at Ring of Honor shows against Lacey and Daizee Haze, and defenses in SHIMMER against Lacey, Amazing Kong, and Sarah Stock. Del Rey lost the title to MsChif who defeated her in Volume 18 to become the new champion. MsChif has also successfully defended her title more times (6) than Del Rey (5) despite having held the title for less time. MsChif has defended the title against Jetta, Mercedes Martinez, Daizee Haze, and Ariel in Shimmer, against Rain in Full Impact Pro, and against Del Rey in ROH as part of a Pay Per View taping (this was Del Rey's 'rematch' for the title). MsChif successfully defended the title at ROH's St. Louis event on March 13 against Haze after hitting the Desecrater. On April 11, 2010, at the tapings of Volume 31, Madison Eagles defeated MsChif to become the third Shimmer Champion. On September 3, 2011, the title was for the first time defended outside of the United States, when Eagles defeated Jessie McKay and Nicole Matthews at a Pro Wrestling Womens Alliance event in Australia. On October 2, 2011, at the tapings of Volume 44, Cheerleader Melissa defeated Eagles to become the fourth champion. On March 18, 2012, at the tapings of Volume 48, Melissa lost the title to Saraya Knight.[2] Melissa regained the title from Knight in a steel cage match on April 6, 2013, at the Volume 53 internet pay-per-view, becoming the first two-time Shimmer Champion.[1]

Tournament[edit]

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:[3]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                       
MsChif Pin
Lexie Fyfe  
MsChif  
Sarah Stock Pin
Cheerleader Melissa  
Sarah Stock1 Pin
Sarah Stock  
Sara Del Rey Pin
Sara Del Rey Pin
Cindy Rogers  
Sara Del Rey Pin
Alicia  
Ariel  
Alicia2 Pin
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 history[edit]

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event in which the title was won
Successful defenses The number of successful defenses the champion had during her reign
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
N/A The information is not available or is unknown
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Successful
defences
Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Sara Del Rey 1 June 2, 2007 329 5 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 12 Defeated Lacey in a tournament finals to become the inaugural champion. [4]
2 MsChif 1 April 26, 2008 715 14 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 18 [5]
3 Madison Eagles 1 April 11, 2010 539 9 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 31 [6]
4 Cheerleader Melissa 1 October 2, 2011 168 3 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 44 [7]
5 Saraya Knight 1 March 18, 2012 384 7 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 48 [2]
6 Cheerleader Melissa 2 April 6, 2013 461+ 9 Secaucus, New Jersey Volume 53 This was a steel cage match. [1]

List of combined reigns[edit]

As of July 11, 2014

Indicates the current champion
<1 Indicates that the reign lasted less than one day
Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1 MsChif 1 715
2 Cheerleader Melissa 2 629+
3 Madison Eagles 1 539
4 Saraya Knight 1 384
5 Sara Del Rey 1 329

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Namako, Jason (2013-04-06). "4/6 Shimmer 53 iPPV Results: Secaucus, New Jersey". WrestleView. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  2. ^ a b Cooper, Chad (2012-03-19). "Results of Shimmer Vol. 47 and 48 tapings". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  3. ^ "Shimmer Volume 11, Volume 12, & Volume 13 Results". Shimmer Women Athletes. Visuex. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  4. ^ "Volume 11, 12 and 13 - June 1 & 2, 2007 : Berwyn, IL". Shimmer Women Athletes. WrestleFuse. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  5. ^ Prazak, Dave (18 November 2009). "News - Official RECAP/RESULTS from Nov. 8th tapings!". Shimmer Women Athletes. WrestleFuse. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  6. ^ Johnson, Mike (2010-04-11). "New Shimmer Champion crowned". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  7. ^ Martin, Adam (2011-10-03). "Shimmer Volume 43, 44 taping results". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-10-03.