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Shimmer Women Athletes
Founded2005
StyleProfessional wrestling
HeadquartersBerwyn, Illinois
Founder(s)Dave Prazak
Allison Danger
Websiteshimmerwrestling.blogspot.com

Shimmer Women Athletes (often referred to and stylized as SHIMMER) is an American, Chicago-based independent women's professional wrestling promotion which held its first event on November 6, 2005.[1][2] Established by Dave Prazak and run by both him and Allison Danger, the promotion was created to give female wrestling talent from North America and beyond a serious, non-objectifying platform on which to display their skills.[3]

The company takes a unique approach to staging its live events: Shimmer runs one large show every three months (on average) at the Eagles Club in Berwyn, Illinois. Two DVDs worth of material are taped at each of these super-shows, and are sold as single volumes—initially through Ring of Honor's online store, before being nationally distributed through retail outlets. Due to Prazak's prior work with Ring of Honor, the two companies are closely affiliated, with ROH promoting Shimmer by periodically featuring its performers on ROH pre- and main-show cards. In September 2008, Shimmer announced it would start its own wrestling school for female athletes.

Ring of Honor previously recognized the Shimmer Championship and the Shimmer Tag Team Championship; both of which have even been defended at ROH events.[4] Its former sister promotion Full Impact Pro also recognized the titles and had defenses of them at its events.

Shimmer's sister promotions include Shine Wrestling, a WWNLive brand which debuted on July 20, 2012, and Rise Wrestling, which was originally founded in 2016 as a developmental program.[5]

Championships

As of September 17, 2022

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
Shimmer Championship Zoey Skye 1 October 31, 2021 321+ Berwyn, Illinois Defeated Kimber Lee at Volume 120.
Shimmer Tag Team Championship
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Team Sea Stars
(Ashley Vox and Delmi Exo)
1 November 2, 2019 1,050+ Berwyn, Illinois Defeated Cheerleader Melissa and Mercedes Martinez at Volume 115.
Heart of Shimmer Championship
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Nevaeh 1 October 31, 2021 321+ Berwyn, Illinois Defeated Hyan at Volume 119.

Volumes

Main article: Shimmer Volumes

References

  1. ^ Bryan Alvarez: "Figure Four Weekly Newsletter #542". Cover date November 7, 2005.
  2. ^ "Volumes 1 & 2 Taping - November 6, 2005". Retrieved 2007-02-13.
  3. ^ Kreiser, Jaime Melissa (2006-10-19). "Shimmer bright light of women's wrestling". Canoe SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2007-05-03.
  4. ^ "A Title of Their Own". ROHwrestling.com. 2007-07-16. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-17.
  5. ^ Martin, Adam (2012-07-19). "Indy News #2: Shimmer news, Prime, Resistance Pro TV". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-07-21.