Shimmer Tag Team Championship

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Shimmer Tag Team Championship
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Inaugural champions Ashley Lane and Nevaeh with the Shimmer Tag Team Championship belts
Details
Current champion(s) Global Green Gangsters (Kellie Skater and Tomoka Nakagawa)
Date won April 14, 2013[1]
Date established August 7, 2008
Promotion Shimmer Women Athletes

The Shimmer Tag Team Championship (stylized as SHIMMER Tag Team Championship) is a professional wrestling tag team championship in Shimmer Women Athletes. The title is recognized nationally by Ring of Honor, and also by several independent promotions, including American Luchacore, Insanity Pro Wrestling and Shine Wrestling, where it has also been defended. It has also been defended in Japan at Joshi 4 Hope independent events.

History[edit]

Since the creation of the Shimmer Championship, there was a growing interest in creating a Shimmer Tag Team Championship. This was stemmed from a growing number of teams such as The Experience and the Minnesota Home Wrecking Crew, and frequent tag team matches on the cards of Shimmer events. In October 2008, the first champions were crowned when the duo of Ashley Lane and Nevaeh won a Gauntlet Match involving six teams at Shimmer Volume 21.[2]

Lane and Nevaeh as well as being the first Shimmer Tag Team Champions also hold the distinction of being the first Shimmer champions to defend their title outside of Shimmer or either of its sister companies (Full Impact Pro and Ring of Honor). On November 1, Lane and Nevaeh defended their title at an Insanity Pro Wrestling show against "Sassy" Stephie Sinclair and Hellena Heavenly.[3] On November 22 they made their third defense of the belts at an Heartland Wrestling Association event, defeating the team of Mary Elizabeth and Hailey Hatred.[4]

After successfully defending the title in Shimmer against the Canadian NINJAs (Nicole Matthews and Portia Perez), The International Home Wrecking Crew (Jetta and Rain) and Amazing Kong and Sara Del Rey, Lane and Nevaeh lost the title to the Canadian NINJAs in a rematch on May 3, 2009, at the tapings of Shimmer Volume 26.

Nicole Matthews and Portia Perez made their first Shimmer Tag Team Title defense on October 18, 2009, at an Anarchy Championship Wrestling event titled A Nightmare on Tenth Street, where they defeated Rachel Summerlyn and Jessica James via disqualification.[5]

On April 10, 2010, at the tapings of Volume 29, Matthews and Perez made their first Shimmer Tag Team Title defense in Shimmer, defeating the team of Cheerleader Melissa and Shimmer Champion MsChif.[6]

On April 2, 2011, Daizee Haze and Tomoka Nakagawa defended the title for the first time on pay-per-view as part of Ring of Honor's Honor Takes Center Stage event in Atlanta, Georgia, defeating the team of Ayumi Kurihara and Hiroyo Matsumoto.[7]

On February 22, 2012, Ayako Hamada and Ayumi Kurihara defended the title for the first time outside of North America, when they defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto and Misaki Ohata at a Joshi 4 Hope event in Tokyo, Japan.[8]

On July 7, 2012, the Canadian NINJAs won the title for the second time, making them the first team (and individuals in Matthews and Perez) in Shimmer history to do so with any of their championships, when they defeated Courtney Rush and Sara Del Rey for the championships at NCW Femmes Fatales in Montreal, Quebec, Canada - which also meant that a Shimmer championship changed hands outside of Berwyn and the United States for the first time.[9] They lost the title to the Global Green Gangsters (Kellie Skater and Tomoka Nakagawa) on Volume 57, making Nakagawa also a two-time champion.[1]

Current champions[edit]

Former champions Daizee Haze (left) and Tomoka Nakagawa (right)

The current champions are the Global Green Gangsters (Kellie Skater and Tomoka Nakagawa), who are in their first reign as a team. Individually, this is the first reign for Skater and the second for Nakagawa. They defeated previous champions the Canadian NINJAs (Nicole Matthews and Portia Perez) on April 14, 2013, in Berwyn, Illinois.[1]

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
Wrestler name (#) The number represents the individual reigns of a wrestler when this is distinct from the tag team's reign.
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
# Team Reign Date Days
held
Successful defenses Location Event Notes
1 Ashley Lane and Nevaeh 1 October 19, 2008 196 6 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 21 Defeated The Experience (Lexie Fyfe and Malia Hosaka) in a Six Team Gauntlet match to become the first champions.[2]
2 Canadian NINJAs
(Nicole Matthews and Portia Perez)
1 May 3, 2009 692 5 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 26 [10]
3 Seven Star Sisters
(Hiroyo Matsumoto and Misaki Ohata)
1 March 26, 2011 1 2 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 37 [11]
4 Daizee Haze and Tomoka Nakagawa 1 March 27, 2011 188 1 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 40 [11]
5 Ayako Hamada and Ayumi Kurihara 1 October 1, 2011 169 7 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 41 [12]
6 The Queens of Winning
(Courtney Rush and Sara Del Rey)
1 March 18, 2012 111 0 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 48 This was a four corners tag team elimination match, also involving the Canadian NINJAs (Nicole Matthews and Portia Perez) and Regeneration X (Allison Danger and Leva Bates).[13]
7 Canadian NINJAs
(Nicole Matthews and Portia Perez)
2 July 7, 2012 281 5 Montreal, Quebec NCW-FF IX [9]
8 Global Green Gangsters
(Kellie Skater and Tomoka Nakagawa (2))
1 April 14, 2013 620+ 12 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 57 This was a No Disqualification match.[1]

List of combined reigns[edit]

Indicates the current champions

By team[edit]

Rank Team # of reigns Combined
days
Combined
defenses
1 Nicole Matthews and Portia Perez
(Canadian NINJAs)
2 973 10
2 Kellie Skater and Tomoka Nakagawa
(Global Green Gangsters)
1 620+ 12
3 Ashley Lane and Nevaeh 1 196 6
4 Haze, DaizeeDaizee Haze and Nakagawa, TomokaTomoka Nakagawa 1 188 1
5 Hamada, AyakoAyako Hamada and Kurihara, AyumiAyumi Kurihara 1 169 7
6 Rush, CourtneyCourtney Rush and Del Rey, SaraSara Del Rey
(The Queens of Winning)
1 111 0
7 Hiroyo Matsumoto and Misaki Ohata
(Seven Star Sisters)
1 1 2

By wrestler[edit]

Rank Team # of reigns Combined
days
Combined
defenses
1 Nicole Matthews 2 973 10
1 Portia Perez 2 973 10
3 Nakagawa, TomokaTomoka Nakagawa 2 808+ 13
4 Kellie Skater 1 620+ 12
5 Ashley Lane 1 196 6
5 Nevaeh 1 196 6
7 Haze, DaizeeDaizee Haze 1 188 1
8 Hamada, AyakoAyako Hamada 1 169 7
8 Kurihara, AyumiAyumi Kurihara 1 169 7
10 Rush, CourtneyCourtney Rush 1 111 0
10 Del Rey, SaraSara Del Rey 1 111 0
12 Hiroyo Matsumoto 1 1 2
12 Misaki Ohata 1 1 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
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