SHIMMER Women Athletes presents “SHIMMER 71: The ChickFight Tournament” on Saturday afternoon, March 28, 2015, at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds (344 Tully Road) in San Jose, CA. Bell time is Noon local (Pacific) time. The event will take place as part of the World Wrestling Network’s “WWNLive Experience” weekend, alongside shows from EVOLVE, Kaiju Big Battel, the King of Indies tournament, and WWN’s “Mercury Rising 2015.”
Fans who will be in the San Jose area that weekend have the opportunity to witness SHIMMER live and in person, for a rare event on the West Coast! Visit WWNLive.com/SJCA to purchase your tickets to SHIMMER 71. Some prime ringside seats are still available if you act fast! Front row reserved seating is priced at $75, second row reserved seating is $50, and general admission seating is $25. The event is suitable for all ages. Fans who wish to attend all of the WWNLive Experience events that weekend can receive a slight discount on tickets by purchasing one of several VIP packages.
In the nearly ten years that SHIMMER has been promoting women’s wrestling, we have only featured one tournament thus far. That tournament was held during the summer of 2007, and was the tournament which crowned Sara Del Rey as the first SHIMMER Champion. SHIMMER 71 on March 28th will feature a tournament as well. As SHIMMER 71 is our first event held within the State of California, that tournament will be fittingly titled ChickFight.
Since 2004, the ChickFight name has been associated with a series of tournament events, initially held in nearby Hayward, CA, and later in San Francisco, CA. Early ChickFight tournament winners included former SHIMMER Champions MsChif and Cheerleader Melissa, as well as SHIMMER Original Daizee Haze. During later years, several ChickFight tournaments were presented in the United Kingdom as well, with SHIMMER alumni Wesna Busic and Amazing Kong among the tournament winners.
SHIMMER is proud to honor the local history of the ChickFight tournaments of years past, and their importance in the women’s wrestling landscape since 2004, by hosting another ChickFight tournament as part of SHIMMER 71. The winner of the tournament on March 28th in San Jose will not only earn a place in the history books as a ChickFight tournament winner, but will also be granted a future opportunity at the SHIMMER Championship, currently held by Nicole Matthews. Look for the tournament participants to be revealed during the remaining weeks leading up to the event!
There are several ways to catch all of the action of SHIMMER 71. If you can’t attend the event in person that day, the show will be available as both a live iPPV that afternoon via WWNLive.com, and also as video on demand at ClickWrestle.com after the event!