Stardom’s 9th Anniversary show was already expected to be a big show for Stardom with it’s stacked lineup featuring Mayu Iwatani vs Momo Watanabe and Arisa Hoshiki vs Utami Hayashishita. The show ended up being a huge success drawing 1600 fans, the second-highest attendance in Stardom history, and featuring a lot of huge changes.
#AndNEW Bea Priestley & Jamie Hayter Win Goddesses Of Stardom Championship
Ever since agreeing to join forces the Gaijin duo of Bea Priestley and Jamie Hayter has been one of the strongest booked teams in Stardom. The Queen’s Quest and Oedo Tai members were always booked very well by Stardom but since joining forces they have been near unbeatable. At Stardom 9th Anniversary the defeated the Tokyo Cyber Squad duo of Konami and Jungle Kyona. This is the first time a gaijin team has ever held the goddesses of stardom championships and is surely one of the first times ever that a cross-faction team has won the tag belts. Which leads us to our next piece of news
Bea Priestley Joins Oedo Tai
Oedo Tai’s rebuild continues as they have recruited the Top Gaijin Bea Priestley. Priestley waited until the end of the show to turn on her former faction and challenged Arisa Hoshiki for the Wonder Of Stardom Championship. This move gives Oedo Tai more power as Priestley is a former World Of Stardom Champion and Queen’s Quest loses nothing as they still have Momo Watanabe and Utami Hayashishita in their ranks as well as AZM who is making a big impact lately.
Syuri Is X
Giulia had a suprise up her sleeve ahead of the show. She challenged Hana Kimura to a six-person tag team match despite not having any partners. After kicking Andras Miyagi to the curb Giulia went to JUST TAP OUT to recruit Maika. This left her with one more surprise partner to be revealed. This surprise ended up being the returning Syuri. Syuri last appeared for Stardom back in 2014. The 30-year old Syuri recently made her return to wrestling after a break to focus on her MMA career, she’s currently signed with the UFC. Syuri has been a freelancer ever since the closing of HUSTLE and was mostly known for her tag team with Hikaru Shida. Syuri has been on fire ever since her return to wrestling with her incorporating her shoot background into her wrestling and is a great addition to Giulia’s faction which we now know is named Donna Del Mondo.
Sareee Challenges Mayu Iwatani
During the hectic end to the show Sareee appeared by video to challenge Mayu Iwatani. This cross-promotional bout has been expected since Mayu worked Sareee’s produce show. While it was expected Stardom would hold off on this one until the big Ota Ward show in April they have probably been forced to rush into it with Sareee leaving for the USA at the end of February.
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