Stardom returns to the Yokohama Budokan for simply the second time because the venue opened as they give the impression of being to observe up on the success of All Star Dream Cinderella on the Nippon Budokan. With titles on the road and an all-out conflict between two factions on the cardboard, this must be an eventful present.
HINA DEF. AZM, & LADY C
This was opener with Hina getting the very shocking win. Hina pinning Girl C isn’t one thing anybody may have predicted given her age however we’ll have to attend and see the place this goes. Hina and Girl C proceed to enhance with every passing match. ***
MOMO WATANABE DEF. MINA SHIRAKAWA
Mina Shirakawa had the most effective match of her Stardom run in opposition to among the best within the firm. Momo Watanabe acquired a decisive win on this match that she actually wanted. Utilizing her distinctive kicks she took the battle to Shirakawa and blitzed her in an identical method to the style during which Nanae Takahashi beat Momo Watanabe. Shirakawa combating by way of Watanabe’s onslaught helped her look good as she confirmed quite a lot of battle however in the long run, Watanabe was simply too good for Shirakawa and put her away. ***1/2
SAYA KAMITANI DEF. UNAGI SAYAKA
In a match that we’re more likely to see many instances sooner or later two ladies earmarked for achievement in Stardom confronted off as Queen’s Quest and the Cosmic Angels confronted off for a second match in a row. Kamitani acquired the win with the Star Crusher handy QQ their third straight win on this present. The match itself was good given the relative inexperience of each ladies, particularly in singles matches, however they positively have a greater match in them. ***1/4
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OEDO TAI (NATSUKO TORA, RUAKA, RINA, SAKI KASHIMA & KONAMI) DEF. STARS (MAYU IWATANI, STARLIGHT KID, SAYA IIDA, HANAN & GOKIGEN DEATH)
This was a busy match with so much occurring in its 25-minute runtime. Some fascinating factors to notice embrace Ruaka pinning Saya Iida to remove the Future Of Stardom champion, it appears these two aren’t completed with each other after their current title match. Hanan eradicated Ruaka along with her armbar finisher, she is slowly establishing it as a killer transfer that may win her matches at any time. Rina and Starlight Child did some notably good work, Rina at simply 14 is already so proficient and saved up with Child.
Oedo Tai cheated to get the win with Saki Kashima final eliminating Gokigen Loss of life, that means Loss of life is now in Oedo Tai. Oedo Tai’s dishonest isn’t going away however no less than they’re getting higher at it now in necessary matches to the purpose that they will beat nearly anyone. This was match with a reasonably meh end as Loss of life switching to Oedo Tai isn’t thrilling, though I’m open to be confirmed mistaken. ***1/2
Publish-Match: based mostly on the report Stardom put out on this present Mayu Iwatani promised to win Loss of life again at Ota Ward so it might appear they’re working this match again subsequent month with Child or Iwatani’s spot in STARS on the road to get Gokigen Loss of life again.
WONDER OF STARDOM CHAMPIONSHIP
TAM NAKANO (C) DEF. NATSUPOI
Tam Nakano’s run of wonderful matches continued as she and Natsupoi had a visceral and emotional battle over the Surprise Of Stardom Championship. Nakano is best than anybody in Stardom at taking part in off the emotional funding in a match and that helped take this to a different stage. Each ladies work nicely collectively which assured this is able to be good however Tam Nakano’s present fashion of getting aggressive and hard-hitting matches elevated this to a stage I didn’t know Natsupoi had as Poi was giving pretty much as good as she acquired. Nakano predictably retained however these two delivered a candidate for the match of the night time. ****1/4
WORLD OF STARDOM CHAMPIONSHIP
UTAMI HAYASHISHITA (C) DEF. BEA PRIESTLEY
Former QQ stablemates turned enemies collided right here as Utami Hayashishita continued her streak of actually good title defenses. She and Priestley unloaded the clip in opposition to one another as they threw completely the whole lot of their arsenal at each other. They even managed to beat the standard Bea warmth phase by performing some fascinating work exterior the ring. As soon as this acquired to the ending stretch each ladies delivered a world title caliber match, Utami Hayashishita particularly was laying her stuff in with even her primary lariats trying like they have been doing injury to Priestley whereas a few of her suplexes and powerbombs appeared like she was attempting to throw Priestley by way of the ring. In an enormous second, Utami Hayashishita kicked out of Bea Priestley’s Queen’s Touchdown finisher which is among the most protected strikes in all of Stardom. This was a giant win for Utami Hayashishita as she lastly beat Bea Priestley. ***3/4
Publish Match: Bea Priestley put over Utami Hayashishita and Momo Watanabe earlier than revealing that this was her final match in Stardom, and Japan. To say this was a shock was an understatement however it places Priestley’s reserving ever since her return to Stardom late final 12 months in perspective as she has largely been used to place over folks Stardom are concerned about pushing going ahead.
GODDESS OF STARDOM CHAMPIONSHIPS
DONNA DEL MONDO (SYURI & GIULIA) DEF. DONNA DEL MONDO (MAIKA & HIMEKA)
Regardless of having to observe up two sturdy matches and a stunning departure these 4 ladies delivered a fantastic fundamental occasion that was nothing however motion for its 28-minute runtime. Matches like this may typically go off the rails and lose me however these 4 managed to maintain issues fascinating with out ever going overboard and it was truthfully a shock to me once I came upon this match went 28 minutes.
What stood out to this was how exhausting all 4 ladies went, each strike had some added vigor to it, each powerbomb and tag workforce transfer appeared like they have been being achieved with just a bit extra drive than typical. All 4 ladies put their our bodies by way of hell in an try to achieve some bragging rights of their faction and to say the tag workforce titles. Giulia even pulled out a Nothern Lights Bomb
Syuri and Giulia reigning as tag workforce champions places your complete division on discover because it’s exhausting to see who may beat them, Syuri and Giulia are two of the highest names in Stardom they usually work rather well collectively which ought to make them nearly unstoppable as tag champions. It additionally offers Giulia one thing to do as they wait to have her take the world championship, presumably on the finish of the 12 months. ****1/4
Publish Match: Primarily based on the report Stardom launched Syuri made it identified that she desires to problem for the World Of Stardom championship, Hayashishita instructed her to win the Cinderella event earn the shot
These Stardom PPVs acquired off to a rocky begin early on however as they proceed to construct stars and enhance their roster they’re among the greatest Stardom reveals in a while. The ultimate three matches on this present have been all actually good in their very own methods and any one of many three may simply be your Match of the night time and I couldn’t argue with you. The undercard delivered massive too with the opener overdelivering and the 2 QQ vs Angels singles matches being good in their very own methods. Stardom goes from energy to energy nowadays and I’m excited to see how they get to Ota Ward which appears set to have Utami Hayashishita vs Syuri for the world title as a marquee match. If NJPW has turn out to be offputting for you with their current reserving then now will be the time to leap on the Stardom prepare as they’re firing on all cylinders for the time being.