Shine Wrestling announced a new Championship, the Nova Championship. They would be conducting a two night tournament to see who would be inaugural champion. Night 1 was last night and we saw all of the first round matches plus a #1 contender match for Lufisto’s Shine Championship. Here are results from Night 1 of the Tournament at Shine 43:
- Sparkle Showcase Match: Kikyo defeated Lea Noxx via pinfall following a Michinoku Driver.
- Priscilla Kelly defeated Veda Scott via submission after the Trapt in Sin.
- Leah Vaughn made Amanda Rodriguez tap to the Leah Lock.
- Aja Perera pinned Stormie Lee following the Super Driver.
- Kiera Hogan advanced over Shotzi Blackheart via pinfall after a bridging Face the Music.
- Maria Maria wins the #1 Contender match to face Lufiso for the Shine Championship at Shine 44 on Sunday night. She pinned Brandi Lauren in a match that also included Dementia D’Rose, Natalia Markova, and Daisy. After the match, Trevin Adams is in the ring trying to interview Maria Maria when Lufisto interrupts. After some back and forth, Maria Maria hits Lufisto with a stunner and unmasks herself revealing it to be Allysin Kay. Shine 44 will have Allysin Kay challenge Lufisto for the Shine Championship.
- Aria Blake pinned Dynamite Didi following a double underhook DDT. This was after interference from the Cutie Pie Club including hairspray to the eyes of Didi.
- Jordynne Grace advanced over La Rosa Negra via pinfall after a powerbomb. Amanda Rodriguez came to ringside before the end of the match, distracting La Rosa Negra and congratulating Jordynne following the match.
- Candy Cartwright pinned Robyn Reid via the Candy Crush.
- Holidead and Ivelisse went to a time limit draw eliminating both women from the tournament.
Going into SHINE 44, the quarter final matches are:
- Priscilla Kelly v Leah Vaughn
- Aja Perera v Kiera Hogan
- Jordynne Grace v Aria Blake
- Candy Cartwright advances with a bye due to the double elimination of Ivelisse & Holidead.
Shine 44 will crown the inaugural Shine Nova Champion Sunday, July 16th on FloSlam at 8:00 pm EST.