Match Point is an on-going series at Last Word on Pro Wrestling, where we look at intriguing matchups and beyond. They may be dream matches, first-time matchups or hotly anticipated rematches. This edition of Match Point will focus on the rematch between Mayu Iwatani and the winner of the 5 Star Grand Prix this year, Utami Hayashishita for the World of Stardom Championship.
Mayu Iwatani has been on a dominant run since winning the World of Stardom Championship last fall from Bea Priestley. Hayashishita is currently in a tag team with Saya Kamitani as the Goddesses of Stardom Champions apart of Queens Quest. Utami won the 5 Star Grand Prix this year and earned the right to challenge Mayu for the World of Stardom Championship. 2020 has been a very strange year for Stardom and Mayu has been the constant light throughout it. Utami getting the push to the main event scene in Stardom has been in the making for a while now as she has been earmarked for a huge push heading into the future. Hayashishita notably held 5 titles at one time during her rookie year.
Mayu is going bring her vicious side and the full powerhouse strength of Utami will be on display during their match in Sendai on November 15th. Utami could possibly walk out of this match as a double champion in Stardom, one half of the Goddess of Stardom Tag Team Champions and World of Stardom Champion. Mayu’s reign as World of Stardom Champion has been on another level, similar to Hiroshi Tanahashi’s as IWGP Heavyweight Champion in 2011. Will we see Iwatani take on a similar role and put over the new star of the company?
This match may decide the future of Stardom for 2021 and beyond.
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