That’s better. I was a little concerned that the undercard of SHINE 12 was a bit weak and haphazard when I was writing it up yesterday. There are still questions about some of the matches like why Kimber Lee and Kimberly are wrestling beyond the gag with their similar names, and what injustice the West Coast Connection has that Daffney’s All Star Squad needs to right, but the big money matches have been revealed following a pair of promos by SHINE’s Champion and its VP of Talent Relations.
The first video came from Rain, who said that because there was no clear number one contender she was not going to be defending her belt at the August 23 show in Ybor City, FL. This didn’t sit well with Lexie Fyfe, who announced that a new challenger would be determined during the broadcast.
Mia Yim, Ivelisse Velez and Jessicka Havok are the three women involved as they were deemed to have made the most progress in the SHINE 11 title tournament. Yim was the defeated finalist, while Ivelisse could have made the finals had she not been the victim of an errant shot by her Valkyrie cohort Rain – and she also wrestled three matches in quick succession due to the layout of the show. Havok did not get a fair crack at Rain in the semi-finals due to being attacked during her entrance by Saraya Knight, so we’ll never know how she would have fared against the eventual champion.
The winner will face Rain for the title in the main event – which means the challenger will be battle-worn while the champion will go into the contest completely fresh.
Rounding off the card is Mercedes Martinez taking on Amazing Kong in a rematch from the main event of SHINE 6, which saw the creation of Valkyrie at the conclusion of the contest.
So that’s the SHINE 12 card completed, and it is as follows:
Rain v TBC
#1 Contendership 3-way
Mia Yim v Jessicka Havok v Ivelisse Velez
Amazing Kong v Mercedes Martinez
Angelina Love v Shanna
Leva Bates v Christina Von Eerie
Santana Garrett v Brandi Wine
Tracy Taylor & Su Yung v Nikki Roxx & Solo Darling
Kimberly v Kimber Lee
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