The interim Heart of SHIMMER Champion will return to action in October.
The Collective, a GCW sponsored supershow featuring all the best indie talent in the United States, was originally supposed to take place during WrestleMania weekend this year. The event intended to showcase the best in indie wrestling today. Several regional promotions joined forces to present multiple super card shows across two days. The event would’ve included the traditional wrestler sponsored shows like Effy’s Big Gay Brunch and Josh Barnett’s BloodSport 3.
Unfortunately, GCW put the event on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restriction on gatherings in and around the host city. The Collective’s twitter account recently announced that the event has been rescheduled for Oct. 9 -11 at the Marion County Fair Grounds in Indianapolis, Indiana.
With the announcement came much online support as many independent companies both large and small announced their participation in the event. The latest such company is the premier women’s wrestling company in the United States, Shimmer Women Athletes.
The Heart of Shimmer Championship, currently held by wrestling wunderkind Hyan, will be defended via an open challenge on one of the two nights.
This announcement set much of the wrestling internet ablaze with speculation about who would be the one to challenge Hyan for the title.
Brittany Blake immediately called for a rematch. Some names that fans would like to see challenge for the title include fellow Reality of Wrestling alumni and the woman who beat her for the ROW Diamonds title, Rok-C. Many also suggested A.Q.A, Heidi Katrina, Samantha Heights, and Alex Gracia.
Hyan won her title in a triple threat match in the finals of the Heart of SHIMMER Championship Tournament during SHIMMER 116, defeating both Kris Statlander and Rhia O’Reilly. She also faced Holidead and Brittany Blake in the tournament.
Hyan is an incredibly talented performer. It’s great to see SHIMMER highlighted on such a huge stage.
GCW’s The Collective will take place on Oct. 9-11 at The Marion County Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana