Weekly Wonder World Of Stardom (1/7/19-1/20/19)

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Weekly Wonder World Of Stardom is our new piece where we aim to recap this week of action from Stardom.  We will have results, storyline news, match announcements and will have the updated card for upcoming big shows.  Due to a lack of shows, we decided to roll the last two weeks worth of shows into one piece but we will provide you with our thoughts and news for what’s coming up with the big Edion Arena show on January 27th looming.

January 14th, Korakuen Hall

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Natsuko Tora  Def. Saya Lida// This was Liya’s debut match and she joined JAN afterward.

Mary Apache & Natsumi Def. Starlight Kid & Alex Gracia, Hanan & Ruaka and Rina & Hina in a gauntlet match

Hana Kimura, Sadie Gibbs & Bobbi Tyler Def. Oedo Tai (Hazuki, Natsu Sumire & Jamie Hayter)// Sadie Gibbs pinned Natsu Sumire

STARS (Mayu Iwatani, Saki Kashima & Arisa Hoshiki) Def. Queens Quest (Konami, AZM & Bea Priestley) in Iwatani’s 8th Anniversary special match// Iwatani pinned AZM

SWA & EVE International Championship match: Utami Hayashishita Def. (C) Viper to win both belts by pinfall

Wonder Of Stardom Championship: (C) Momo Watanabe Def. Tam Nakano via pinfall to retain// Stardom’s twitter cited this as the new 2019 Match Of The Year in Stardom

Post Match: Sadie Gibbs and Jamie Hayter come out to challenge for the Wonder Of Stardom championship

World Of Stardom Championship: (C) Kagetsu Def. Jungle Kyona via pinfall to retain

Post Match: Kagetsu challenges Hazuki for a World Of Stardom championship match for the 1/27 Edion Arena show.  Natsuko Tora also gets on the mic and challenged Momo Watanbe & Utami Hayashishita for the Goddesses Of Stardom Championships.  Then Arisa Hoshiki also wants to challenge for the Goddesses championships

January 19th, Shinkiba

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Saki Kashima & Alex Gracia Def. JAN (Kaori Yoneyama & Ruaka) and Rina & Hina// Kashima pinned Rina

Queens Quest (Momo Watanabe, AZM & Konami) Def. JAN (Jungle Kyona, Natsuko Tora & Saya Lida)// AZM pinned Liya

Post Match: Watanabe responds to Tora’s previous challenge and grants them a title match for the 1/27 show.

Hana Kimura, Sadie Gibs & Bobbi Tyler Def. STARS (Mayu Iwatani, Starlight Kid & Tam Nakano)// Sadie Gibbs pinned Starlight Kid

Post Match: Kimura and co. challenger STARS for the Artist Of Stardom Championships.  The match will happen at the 1/27 show.

Future Of Stardom Championship: (C) Utami Hayashishita Def. Hanan via submission to retain.

Hazuki & Natsu Sumire Def. Kagetsu & Jamie Hayter in an Oedo Tai Special tag match// Hazuki Pinned Kagetsu for a surprise win

Some Thoughts

They are stacking the Edion show on January 27th.  I expect the Goddesses match to steal the show in a highly anticipated rematch between Queens Quest and JAN.

Hayashishita has used her Future title to elevate her opponents so far.  Both her match with Kid and her match with Hanan have been credited with allowing her opponent to prove they belong at a higher level.

Speaking of Hayashishita she now holds four titles.  If it wasn’t already clear before it’s clear now she is going to be pushed as a big star

Lida joining JAN was the right call as she looks up to powerhouses like Tomohiro Ishii and wants to wrestle like him and Katsuyori Shibata

I’m glad to see some more focus on Kimura and her “group” as she calls it.  She’s started this year showing more personality than over the autumn and she has a chance to remind people of how good she is while leading this new faction.

They’ve set up a few defenses for their champions.  Watanabe has two challengers waiting in the wings for each of her belts.

Kagetsu vs Hazuki is an interesting match.  Intra faction title matches is usually a Queens Quest move but Kagetsu wanted to fight her right-hand woman.  This could be the match that puts Hazuki in the main event scene and may lead to fractures in Oedo Tai.  A very interesting matchup that could have so many ramifications.

Confirmed Card for Osaka Edion Arena January 27th show

World Of Stardom Championship: (C) Kagetsu vs Hazuki

Goddesses Of Stardom Championships: (C) Queens Quest (Momo Watanabe & Utami Hayashishita) vs JAN (Jungle Kyona & Natsuko Tora)

Artist Of Stardom Championships: STARS (Mayu Iwatani, Saki Kashima & Tam Nakano) vs Hana Kimura, Sadie Gibbs & Bobbi Tyler

Natsu Sumire vs Jamie Hayter vs Alex Gracia

JAN (Kaori Yoneyama, Ruaka & Saya Lida ) vs Hanan Three Sisters (Hanan, Rina & Hina)

Other Notable Announcements

Jamie Hayter vs Momo Watanabe for the Wonder Of Stardom Championship will take place on the February 2nd show.