Shimmer Championship

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Shimmer Championship
Mercedes Martinez at Smash Canusa.jpg
Mercedes Martinez with the Shimmer Championship belt at a independent show in Toronto in October 2016
Details
Promotion Shimmer Women Athletes
Date established June 2, 2007
Current champion(s) Mercedes Martinez
Date won November 13, 2016[1]

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.

History[edit]

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.

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:[2]

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
No. Wrestler Reign Date Days held Successful defenses Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Sara Del Rey 1 June 2, 2007 329 5 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 12 Sara Del Rey defeated Lacey in the finals of a sixteen-woman tournament to become the inaugural champion. [3]
2 MsChif 1 April 26, 2008 715 15 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 18 [4]
3 Madison Eagles 1 April 11, 2010 539 9 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 31 [5]
4 Cheerleader Melissa 1 October 2, 2011 168 3 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 44 [6]
6 Saraya Knight 1 March 18, 2012 384 7 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 48 [7]
7 Cheerleader Melissa 2 April 6, 2013 560 10 Secaucus, New Jersey Volume 53 This was a steel cage match. [8]
8 Nicole Matthews 1 October 18, 2014 357 8 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 68 This was a fatal four–way elimination match also involving Athena and Madison Eagles. Matthews won the title with lastly eliminating Eagles. [9]
9 Madison Eagles 2 October 10, 2015 260 7 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 77 This was a no–disqualification match. [10]
10 Mercedes Martinez 1 June 26, 2016 139 0 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 85 [11]
11 Kellie Skater 1 November 12, 2016 1 2 Chicago, Illinois Volume 87 [12]
12 Mercedes Martinez 2 November 13, 2016 193+ 1 Berwyn, Illinois Volume 90 [1]

List of combined reigns[edit]

Madison Eagles, record-tying two-time Shimmer Champion

As of May 25, 2017

Indicates the current champion
<1 Indicates that the reign lasted less than one day
Rank Singer No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Madison Eagles 2 799
2 Cheerleader Melissa 2 728
3 MsChif 1 715
4 Saraya Knight 1 384
5 Nicole Matthews 1 357
6 Sara Del Rey 1 329
7 Mercedes Martinez 2 332+
8 Kellie Skater 1 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.