The first defence of the SHIMMER Championship outside of the US has seen titleholder Madison Eagles retain the belt over her two challengers, Nicole Matthews and Jessie McKay (who spoke to us about the match on the most recent Women Of Wrestling Podcast).
There had been a lot of intrigue surrounding the match, including whether Eagles’ recent injury issues would be a factor in this contest, and whether this was an occasion for there to be a new champion while Madison rehabbed her damaged shoulder. As it turns out, Eagles recovery is not as bad as originally feared, and she will roll into SHIMMER’s DVD tapings in Berwyn, IL on October 1 and 2 as the champion.
Last night, parent company the Pro Wrestling Alliance held its own card in Liverpool, with a taster of the PWWA show the following evening. Matthews defeated Shazza McKenzie in the semi-main, while in an eight woman tag, McKay, Evie, Megan Kate & Kellyanne English defeated Eagles, Kellie Skater, JPE & Britenay.
Thanks to PWA’s official Twitter, we bring you the results:
1. In the opening contest of the evening, Shazza McKenzie defeated Britenay in a fast paced contest with the Shaztastic Stunner
2. KC Cassidy then came out on crutches to announce to the audience that she isn’t medically cleared to compete. As a result, Minx will take her place in her match against Bombshell Bo tonight. Despite interference from Cassidy on the outside, Bo got the win over Minx.
3. Eliza Sway & NZ’s Kellyanne English beat JPE and Harley Wonderland when Sway got the pinfall on Wonderland
4. Savannah Summers v Megan-Kate started before both participants were in the ring, as Summers attacked her opponent as she made her way out. Megan-Kate managed to recover from that initial setback to nail Summers with the MKK Kick for the 3.
5. In something of an upset, Megan-Kate’s BFF partner Evie also got a win in PWWA by defeating former PWWA Champion Kellie Skater in what was described as a great match.
6. Madison Eagles retains her SHIMMER Championship over Jessie McKay and Nicole Matthews in a 3-way when Eagles nailed the Hellbound on Matthews.
We hope to add to these results with reports from fans who attended the show. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook for updates. In the meantime, feel free to leave us comments on your thoughts on the match below.