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MLW hires SHIMMER founder to launch women’s division

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MLW is fond of saying their world never sleeps. However, women’s wrestling in the promotion has been in hibernation. Not anymore. MLW is bringing in the founder of SHIMMER to launch a women’s division beginning this summer.

MLW announced the hiring of Dave Prazak. He, along with Allison Danger, established the SHIMMER promotion, which features all women’s wrestling.

Major League Wrestling today announced that Dave Prazak has joined the league’s office of wrestling operations.

Prazak, recognized as one of the foremost promoters of women’s wrestling, will focus on spearheading the launch of MLW’s women’s division, set to premiere this summer.

“During my twenty-five years working in the sport thus far, I’ve had the opportunity to serve in a number of different capacities, for many companies which have focused on different types of professional wrestling,” states Prazak. “It is that variety of styles, and the right mix of different elements which makes me most excited to join the team at Major League Wrestling. I’ve loved the way that MLW has provided its audience with a roster of amazing talent from around world, and I look forward to offering my own contributions to the company going forward. Having focused greatly on the promotion of women’s wrestling over the years, I value the chance to assist some very deserving SHIMMER athletes in receiving opportunities to grow by entering the MLW ranks. The addition of more women to MLW events in the future will only add to the wonderful variety already featured as part of the MLW product.”

Prazak, one of the most successful women’s wrestling promoters in American history, founded SHIMMER in November 2005.

Mainly based in the Chicago area, SHIMMER has presented live cards throughout the United States and has been the forerunner in giving women athletes a stage to compete before the world.

MLW attempted to kick-start their women’s division in 2019 with the signing of Zeda Zhang. Zhang had one match against the Spider Lady (revealed to be Priscilla Kelly, who is now NXT’s Gigi Dolin), then plans were shelved due to injury. MLW will get back in the saddle with the hiring of Prazak.

There are lots of talented women on the scene to build a solid division. My #1 pick would be Diamante. Her aggressive style is a perfect fit for MLW. And who knows, perhaps Cesar Duran (alias Dario Cueto) can swing a deal with Billy Corgan and the NWA to reunite with Thunder Rosa (fka Kobra Moon) for a special appearance with Azteca Underground.

Are you excited for the prospect of women’s wrestling in MLW? Who would you like to see compete in MLW?