Wrestling Gold: The History of the Shimmer Women Athletes Championships

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Wrestling Gold: The History of the Shimmer Women Athletes Championships

Throughout the history of professional wrestling, the business has awarded championship belts in many divisions. While some have been forgotten over the years, some titles have stood the test of time.

The WWE has seen almost 30 titles defended, but today only six remain.

TNA Wrestling began with three titles—the NWA World and Tag Team Championships, as well its own X-Division title, but today it owns its own belts and fans see six titles defended between its ropes.

Ring of Honor Wrestling began with just two, but it has since added another title to its ranks.

While Shimmer has only been around for a few years, the most well-known all-women’s wrestling promotion currently holds two titles.

Wrestling Gold will concentrate on the active titles of the companies listed, as well as the NWA World and Tag Team Championships, and any other active title the readers would like to see!

That’s right, if there’s a championship you’d like to see included, it will be added to the series.


For this edition of Wrestling Gold, I present the two championships from the Shimmer Women Athletes promotion.

Shimmer was founded in 2005 by wrestler Dave Prazak after he won the lottery. He runs the all-women promotion along with Allison Danger in order to give female wrestlers a place to go in an industry that’s not too kind to women’s wrestling.

Unlike other promotions that run events every week, Shimmer has one event about every three months. They typically tape enough material to release up to two DVDs and then let the women wrestle wherever they please until the next show.

The promotion sometimes works with Ring of Honor Wrestling, as the wrestlers have shown up at ROH events and ROH recognizes both of Shimmer’s titles.

Shimmer also has an agreement with TNA Wrestling, as TNA Knockouts will sometimes appear at their events.

The promotion didn’t have a title at first, but they created the Shimmer Championship in 2007.

And that’s where we begin.

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