Preview: Stardom – Tokyo Super Wars (11/27/21)

Tokyo Super Wars - Utami Hayashishita vs Maika

Stardom is set to hold one of their final events before their return to Ryogoku Sumo Hall on December 29. This roadblock will take place in the Yoyogi National Stadium 2nd Gymnasium and is officially titled “Fibreplex presents Tokyo Super Wars”. At Tokyo Super Wars Utami Hayashishita will once again do battle with Maika for the World of Stardom Championship, while stablemates collide in the Wonder of Stardom title picture with Tam Nakano defending the belt against Mina Shirakawa. Let’s take a look at the entire announced card for this massive event.

Stardom Tokyo Super Wars Card

Future of Stardom Championship: Ruaka (c) vs Mai Sakurai vs Waka Tsukiyama

AZM & Momo Watanabe vs Unagi Sayaka & Lady C

STARS (Hazuki, Mayu Iwatani & Hanan) vs Oedo Tai (Rina, Saki Kashima & Fukigen Death)

World of Stardom Championship #1 Contenders Match: Saya Kamitani vs Natsupoi vs Himeka

High Speed Championship: Starlight Kid (c) vs Koguma

SWA Championship & Syuri’s Right To Challenge: Syuri (c) vs Konami

Wonder of Stardom Championship: Tam Nakano (c) vs Mina Shirakawa

World of Stardom Championship: Utami Hayashishita (c) vs Maika

Ruaka vs Mai Sakurai vs Waka Tsukiyama

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After making the first defense of her newly won Future of Stardom Championship Ruaka was confronted by not one, but two challengers. Ruaka, whose main desire is to defend her belt against Hanan at Ryogoku figured she had time to fit in a defense with the Cosmic Angels duo. Ruaka will likely walk away with the defeat here as Sakurai and Tsukiyama don’t have too many wins under their belt, or in Waka’s case, no wins at all.  With a big show at Edion coming up it’ll be interesting to see who is Ruaka’s next challenger as she waits for December 29 and a clash with Hanan.

Saya Kamitani vs Natsupoi vs Himeka

Poor Himeka has been shoehorned into this match and doesn’t seem likely to come away with the win. Kamitani and Natsupoi have the bulk of the attention here as something has been brewing between the two following Natsupoi’s roll-up pinfall victory over Kamitani in a recent tag match.  In Addition, both Kamitani and Natsupoi have shown interest in the Wonder of Stardom Championship in the past, even challenging Tam Nakano in her current reign, whereas Himeka’s sights have mostly been on the SWA and tag belts recently.

Saya Kamitani has been more vocal in interviews about wanting to defeat Tam Nakano for the Wonder of Stardom Championship which leads us to believe that she will win here and challenge Nakano for the title at Edion Osaka Arena.

Starlight Kid vs Koguma

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Starlight Kid faced a massive challenge here as she defends her High Speed title against Koguma.  Koguma is a former High Speed champion in her own right, although that was in 2015, and she didn’t get her “high speed genius” nickname for no reason. Starlight Kid will be aiming to get some payback after losing to Koguma in the GP and knows she will have to be at her best to beat the STARS member.

One thing that could be explored is that Koguma essentially replaces Kid when Kid was forced to join Oedo Tai, Koguma slot in as Mayu’s new tag team partner and co-command of STARS. It is possible that Starlight Kid’s decision to stay in Oeod Tai and forge her own path came about because she saw Koguma replace her in STARS.

Syuri vs Konami

You may get a sense of deja vu seeing this match on the card but rest assured your eyes do not deceive you.  Their originally scheduled match at Ota Ward was called off due to Konami falling ill, an illness that kept her out of action for quite a few weeks.  Now that Konami is seemingly fit and ready to return Stardom is attempting to finally give us the rematch between Syuri and Konami. Konami still has very little chance of winning as Syuri’s right to challenge briefcase is on the line but we’re glad to see her back regardless.

Tam Nakano vs Mina Shirakawa

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Tam Nakano aims to make the sixth defense of her current reign against her stablemate Mina Shirakawa. These two competitors are currently teaming up in Stardom’s tag league as Dream H and have been inseparable since Shirakawa’s debut in Stardom last year. This could be Nakano’s most interesting defense to date even if Shirakawa isn’t likely to take the title off of her faction leader.

Utami Hayashishita vs Maika

Some wrestlers are destined to feud forever. Utami Hayashishita and Maika are two such wrestlers. Despite Utami and Maika debuting in 2018 and 2019 respectively, this will be their sixth singles match with the record currently tied at 2 wins each and a draw. On the opening day of the 5STAR Grand Prix this year, Maika pulled off the upset and beat Hayashishita in the main event. That leads us to here where Maika will challenge Utami for the world title for the second time this year. We expect Utami to come away with the win here as she isn’t likely to drop this title before Ryogoku.

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