Ahead of SHIMMER volume 53 on Saturday (which you can pre-order here), the promotion has given us a hell of a taster of one of the big matches which has been announced for the bumper card.
The contest between former tag team partners Madison Eagles and Jessie McKay on volume 35 still ranks up there as one of (if not the best) SHIMMER Championship matches, and had fans at the Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL going batty, as you will see in the video after the jump, as the entire contest has been uploaded as a sweetener for their return match this weekend. The contest on September 12, 2010 came about after McKay earned the shot by beating Sara Del Rey and Ayako Hamada in a 3-way in what was a mild surprise. To a certain extent, the favour lay with the defending champion, who had been main-eventing SHIMMER shows as well as holding a size and experience advantage over her fellow Australian.
Unfortunately for Madison Eagles, nobody told Jessie McKay that she was the underdog.
In what was one of the most dramatic and heated title matches to that point, the former Pink Ladies waged an amazing battle that both showed off the mettle and guile of the challenger, and the champion’s spirit and will to win.
Speaking of Eagles’ spirit, Saturday’s her triumphant return to the US after suffering a knee injury on October 1, 2011. We’ve covered the injury and comeback in the January 8 Roundup, and also spoke to the lady herself ahead of her first match back a few days later.
As well as being broadcast live on iPPV, you can also attend volume 53 by clicking here to buy tickets, and the following weekend, SHIMMER returns to Berwyn for two days of DVD tapings – you can also attend that by getting General Admission tickets via this link.
– Lee Burton
– Photo by Gilda Pasquil