On November 2, former SHIMMER (and reigning PWWA) Champion Madison Eagles announced that she would be making a return to the ring after more than a year out because of a knee injury which she suffered two days after losing the SHIMMER gold to Cheerleader Melissa in the main event of volume 44. Speaking exclusively to Ringbelles about it last December, the 28-year old told us:

It’s just disgusting. I got the worst prognosis that I could have; either surgery and you can’t wrestle again or let’s just wait it out and see what happens. Unfortunately, that one doesn’t have any time restraint on it. We’re looking at crap or crapper.

She decided to sit it out, and it looks like the patience has paid off – as evidenced by the tweet announcing her impending return – though no date was set. Until today, when PWA Australia revealed that she would appear on the show in Toukley, NSW, on January 12 next year, 466 days after the injury occurred.

As well as her return, there has been some buzz over the inevitable unification match between Eagles and current Interim Champion Evie, who won the title in late August after winning an 8-woman tournament, defeating Jessie McKay in the final. The match is lightly pencilled in for March, though it will all depend on how Eagles’ leg holds up inbetween her return and the match.

Hopefully everything goes according to plan and we see our pick for Wrestler Of The Year for 2010 and Pro Wrestling Illustrated‘s choice for the top spot in the Female 50 back in all of her old regular haunts, kicking wrestlers in the head, very soon.

In the meantime, catch up with Madison’s blogs.