SHIMMER has made an impact on the scene by bringing great, athletic women's wrestling to the forefront. As a result, fans have seen women's wrestling rise in prominence in ROH. This year ROH has featured heated feuds like Lacey vs. Daizee Haze and great matches like Lacey & Rain vs. Haze & MsChif. Now these women will have something to fight for when Sara Del Rey brings the new SHIMMER Title to ROH on August 11th in Philadelphia.
Del Rey won a grueling tournament in June by defeating Lacey in the finals to become the first SHIMMER Champion. Lacey received a rematch at the beginning of the month. Del Rey won this dramatic bout after almost 30 minutes of intense wrestling. Now Lacey will fight for one more shot at the most prestigious belt in women's wrestling.
The Lacey vs. Daizee Haze feud will continue when they collide on August 10th in Boston. Last time in Boston, Lacey attacked Haze and left her laying in the ring. Now Haze wants revenge, but even more is at stake. The winner of this contest will challenge Del Rey in her first defense of the SHIMMER title in ROH on 8/11 in Philly. Haze wants to even the score since Lacey defeated her in the semifinals of the SHIMMER Title tournament. Many SHIMMER fanatics believe that Haze has what it takes to lead SHIMMER as champion. Haze already holds a pinfall win over Del Rey in ROH.
ROH officials have already declared that SHIMMER Title matches will follow SHIMMER rules and regulations as closely as possible. This means no one at ringside like Jimmy Jacobs or Larry Sweeney or anyone else that you don't see in SHIMMER. You will see the finest quality women's wrestling going today in its purest form when the SHIMMER Title is at stake.
Women's wrestling in ROH has slowly grown from Allison Danger leading the way to Alexis Laree (now known as Mickie James) to more frequent women's contests. Now the stakes are the highest they've ever been. SHIMMER has given the women a prize to show who is the best.