Your Two Cents: SHIMMER Championship Contenders

“Your Two Cents” is our interactive feature where we gauge the opinions of our Twitter and Facebook followers on different discussions in women’s wrestling.

This week, we’re asking this: With the next SHIMMER tapings just around the corner, we want to know: who should Champion Cheerleader Melissa defend her title against at the shows? We’ve read your responses on our social media pages and picked some of the best submissions to highlight here on the website. As always, you can join the debate by leaving your comments!

Our Two Cents

Batting for Team DD this week, it’s Steven giving us his personal opinion on this week’s topic:

Steven: Considering the conclusion of SHIMMER Vol. 44, I think the most obvious answer to this question would be Nicole Matthews. Nicole made it clear that she’s gunning for Melissa’s title at the last taping, and I’m almost positive that she’ll be leading the pack when it comes to title shots.

Your Two Cents

@DCBrown805 | Jessie McKay, Portia Perez, Sara Del Rey & Nicole Matthews, who all give it their best but Melissa stands strong all year!
@GaryOxide | The only people that are worthy of a shot against Melissa for me would be Hailey Hatred and or course Jessicka Havok.
Josue Guzman | I know it probably won’t happen anytime soon because of her Tag Team reign but I really want to see Ayoko Hamada go at it against Cheerleader Melissa! Hamada is one tough woman and seeing some of her matches from Japan makes me wish that she could bring that excitement here to North America. A match against one of the best here, current Champ Cheerleader Melissa, is definitely one that I look forward to watching!
Leron Mason | Portia Perez. She’s the REAL best in the world
Peter Chandler | Sara Del Ray! And Rate Tank, as Kellie Skater is awesome.
@themib | Hailey Hatred, Kana, and Nicole Matthews, who Melissa loses the title to.

And now we turn it over to you…

What are your two cents on the debate? Who should Cheerleader Melissa defend her title against? Tell us in the comments…

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  • MattyM

    i would want to see Athena Hamada Christina Von Eerie Davina Rose Jessica James(of course) Leva Bates Mercedes Martinez Mia Yim Nicole Mathews Nikki Roxx Portia Perez Sara Del Rey Saraya Knight Rachel Summerlyn Daffney and Serena

  • Londonboy

    there are so many girls on the roster that would have great matches with mellisa
    I think Sara Ayako and kana should all get a Shimmer title shot at the next tapings

    • Londonboy

      I forgot to put Athena on the list to.That girl is amazing

  • Jhonmarco

    Hm, there’s a lot of women who could easily be put in the title picture.

    Nicole Matthews, Sara Del Rey, & Kana should be the first 3 challengers.

    I’d be shocked to see Melissa lose the title next weekend, but with Nicole gunning for her I also wouldn’t, if that makes sense? Lol

    • Londonboy

      I dont think Melissa will loose the belt at any of there next tapings it took her like 5 years to get the belt it would be a shame to have her loose it so soon.
      And im not a fan of Nicole but i guess she will be the main Challenger for the Shimmer Champianship

      • Jhonmarco

        It personally doesn’t matter to me how long her title reign is. I’d just find it hard to overlook Matthews at the upcoming tapings. The only way to have this feud continue without having a title match, might be to have Nicole avenge some of her losses from previous outings.

  • Rhawk

    Its obvious that Nicole is going to be pushed as one of the future main eventers when it comes to SHIMMER, but of course she’ll have to build up her wins to be taken even more serious as a top title contender.
    However I believe that people like Mercedes Martinez, Kana, Hailey Hatred and Saraya Knight would make good Main Title contenders, especially Saraya since Britani isn’t with her anymore due to being WWE bound.
    But before any of this happens… GET BECKY JAMES IN SHIMMER! *Full on mark mode* #EndlessShame

  • Rhawk

    Also think about it, on a similar topic to SHIMMER, but I really reckon they would benefit a little bit from adding a Mid Carder and/or SPARKLE Championship belt, you know give those girls who aren’t focus on as much a chance to shine (no pun intended).

    • Jhonmarco

      I asked the very same thing on the Shimmer Forum. Apparently they feel that adding a second title would devalue it & the champion. They also said any girl can work her way into the title picture. I don’t necessarily agree, but oh well. DP himself said he asked the talent & they feel one singles title is the way it should be.

      • Londonboy

        Adding a mid card title is not a bad thing to do because the champians hold the belt for atleast a year and a half so adding a second belt would give people Sara del rey and Hamada something to fight for because it could be years before either of them get a chance to be shimmer champian .

        • Jhonmarco

          Del Rey & Hamada shouldn’t even be competing for a mid card title at all. I see Athena or Leva Bates competing for a title like that though. Nevertheless, it’s their choice & an interesting choice.

      • Rhawk

        Definetly an interesting choice as you mentioned to the other posted. I too disagree with this, but its their decision. I just feel that the other matches on the card, some of them seem… ‘thrown together’, you know just for the sake of it, and I reckon a mid-carder title would fix that small issue. Mind you I’ve never been to an actual SHIMMER taping so it’s probably different when seeing the match card live.
        But yeah those who aren’t exactly ‘top card material’ yet are brilliant talent, like a Athena, Leva Bates, Mia Yim, Jessie McKay, Christina Von Eerie, they would benefit from it. And maybe having a few top carder or more well known names, like an Allison Danger, MsChif, Mercedes Martinez, LuFisto, etc, they would help build up the mid card talent who would be fueding for that belt, putting them over big time.

        • Jhonmarco

          Agreed. About the part of some matches feeling “thrown together” I agree to an extent. At the same time though, matches in Shimmer generally all have some importance. I just feel someone like Mia Yim or Athena still have years to go before being main eventers and a mid card title would help a bunch. Someone like Danger would be great to put over the younger girls. Not a knock on her, but she’s not someone who’s a main eventer but knows her place on the card & does well with it.

  • Spanner82

    for me without a doubt Sweet Saraya.