Your Two Cents: Who Will Be the First Ever SHINE Champion?

Your Two Cents is our interactive feature where we ask for the opinions of our Twitter and Facebook followers.

This week, we’re asking this: As part of our SHINE Week leading up to SHINE 11, we want to know: who do you think will win the tournament and become the first ever SHINE Champion? 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!

Competing in the tournament are Amazing Kong, Angelina Love, Ivelisse, Jessicka Havok, Kimberly, Leva Bates, LuFisto, Mercedes Martinez, Mia Yim, Nikki Roxx, Rain, Santana, Saraya Knight and Su Yung.

You can view the brackets by clicking here. LuFisto recently replaced Taylor Made, who had to drop out of the tournament.

* Alisa M Carpenter Koster: Jessicka Havok, so there can be more inter-promotional stuff with WSU.

* Ashley Matthew: There are a lot of great competitors in the tournament but I hope either Amazing Kong, LuFisto or Ivelisse Velez wins!

* @bobby_says_hi: Santana Garrett deserves it. She is the future.

* Charlie Flickinger: Who I think will: Rain. Just so a babyface like Angelina Love or Amazing Kong can knock her off before she retires. Who I’d like to see win: Nikki Roxx! I’d love to see Nikki raise that title nice & high! (:

* @ClydeEDawkins: I say Rain will win the tournament and become the first ever SHINE Champion. She formed Valkyrie for a reason.

* @FemWresFan: I think Leva Bates will take the belt.

* Gail Haddock: So many special talents it would be tough to pick!!!

* Josue Guzman: Jessicka Havok! It’s never a bad thing to have on too much gold!

* @_jrcoradini: Jessicka Havok or Santana.

* @JuanWWETNA: After doing my research on all the talent in the tournament, anyone can win but I’m going for Su Yung.

* Matt Medina: I personally want Su Yung to win, and judging by the comments, she is the underdog of the tournament. So yeah, Team Su.

* @McVeigh27: I going with Rain to win & become SHINE Champion!!! #BestintheWorld #RainRules

* Megan Travis: It almost feels like a dark horse choice but I’m gonna go with Leva Bates.

* Raphael Lamounier: Santana Garrett. She is getting better and better!

* Ricky Kuron: Mia Yim all the way.

* ROxana Hardplace: I’d love to see Nikki Roxx but there are SO many amazing women in SHINE.

* Scott Johnson: I think it is really up in the air. There are a lot of women in the tourney that could take it all the way. Rain, Mia Yim, Santana, Kong, Nikki Roxx, Mercedes Martinez. I would love Rain to get a run with the belt before she retires. I just dont know if she can win the tourney.

* @srljlr: I’m gonna have to go with Ivelisse as you can tell by my profile pic.

* @xWrestlingLover: Ivelisse all the way. She’s the best! #Valkyrie

And now we turn it over to you…

What are your two cents on the debate? Who do you think will come out on top at SHINE 11?

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  • wl75

    Here’s my unoffical odds:

    J-Hav 3-1`
    Rain 3-1
    Santana 3-1
    Leva 3-1

    The \favorites\ I think- Any of them would be a worthy first winner; if Rain didn’t have the retirement issue hanging over her head I’d probably have put her at close to even money..

    Dark Horses:

    Ivelisse 5-1
    Su Yung 6-1
    Mercedes 6-1
    Mia 7-1

    Some people have Ivelisse as a shock winner, possibly splintering the Valkyrie faction, and I agree that could work (and tie Rain’s retirement into it as well perhaps)

    Outside Shots:

    Nikki 8-1
    Angelina 8-1
    Kong 8-1
    Kimberly 10-1

    You couldn’t go wrong with these four either…wouldn’t set the world on fire though.

    Long Shots

    Lufisto 20-1
    Saraya 20-1

    Long shots if only because Lufisto is a last-minute replacement and Saraya wouldn’t be able to defend in Florida very often..

    As for my picks:

    Head: Rain or J-Hav; you probably want a face chasing the belt for a while at the start..

    Heart: Leva, I just lover her style

    Gut: Rain, even with the retirement looming.

    Dark Horse: Ivelisse- could start the faction split, or could even turn in losing (If Rain makes the finals, Ive tries to interfere but ends up costing her the title, then you could start a feud there)…

    Should be interesting no matter who wins though..can’t wait for Friday!

  • Monkey Tennis

    I’m going for Santana. Although she’s not an obvious choice (considering the competition) and hasn’t main-evented yet, she’s been consistent and strong performer in all of her appearances so far. Plus, she has a strong win rate and is one of the over wrestlers on the entire roster.

  • GailKim95

    I think Rain would probably take it, but if Leva, Santana or Su were to win that would be a HUGE shocker!! I personally want Nikki to win. She never really had any chance with the major titles besides the WSU title so it would be nice if she won

  • JP

    I’d assume Rain would win, but I’d personally prefer Jessicka Havok or Mia Yim.