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Last night, a new SHIMMER Champion was crowned.
Nicole Matthews emerged from the volume 68 tapings with the belt after winning a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match that pitted her, champ Cheerleader Melissa, Athena and Madison Eagles against one another.
Shockingly, Melissa was eliminated first, guaranteeing that the match would crown a new champion. Athena was eliminated next, bringing it down to Matthews and Eagles.
Matthews’s tag team partner Portia Perez made an appearance late in the match, providing distraction that allowed Matthews to hit Eagles with a fireball and become the new SHIMMER Champion.
Cheerleader Melissa had held the title since April 2013, having won it in a Steel Cage match against Saraya Knight during the SHIMMER 53 iPPV.
This is Nicole’s second big title win in as many months: she became the first female ECCW Champion in August.
SHIMMER tapes volumes 69 and 70 later today in Berwyn, IL.