World Wonder Ring Stardom

Dylan Murray - Aug 19, 2022

As the 2022 5STAR Grand Prix marches on into its fourth week of matches, STARDOM’s “regular season” returns for a night of monumental action. On August 21st, the top Joshi company in the world is set to host STARDOM X STARDOM 2022 ~ Nagoya MidSummer Encounter at the Aichi Dolphins Arena. With a name that calls back […]

5STAR GP 2022 Lineup

It is the most wonderful time of the year for Joshi fans as we gear up for the 5STAR GP 2022 which is one of the most loaded tournaments in company history. This is your one-stop shop for all things 5STAR 2022 as we will have the schedule, blocks, and predictions for this year’s tournament. […]

Stardom in Showcase Vol.1 -Tower & Power tag graphic
Dylan Murray - Jul 18, 2022

Since it was announced at Stardom Flashing Champions this past May, Stardom In Showcase Vol.1 has been a big question mark for many fans. As time passed, more questions than answers were presented, and now that we have a complete seven-match card, it still feels like a genuinely unpredictable event with less than a week […]

Stardom Midsummer Champions 2022 - Syuri vs Momo Watanabe Graphic
Dylan Murray - Jul 5, 2022

On July 9, 2022, Stardom will return to a big stage for the STARDOM MidSummer Champions 2022 event inside the Tachikawa Stage Garden. Not to be confused with the STARDOM MidSummer Champions 2022 in NAGOYA event later in the month, this show will occur in Tokyo and features four title matches, all of which are singles championships. With […]

Starlight Kid making her entrance
James Carlin - Jun 30, 2022

Star Gazing is our series which will add to our expansive coverage of World Wonder Ring Stardom (Also known simply as Stardom) and the Joshi scene where we will get you up to speed with members of the Stardom roster. Today we will be focusing on the future of Stardom and Joshi wrestling as a whole, Starlight Kid […]

Syuri 5 STAR Grand Prix

The 5STAR Grand Prix blocks for the 2022 edition of the tournament have been announced. The tournament pits some of the best wrestlers in all of Stardom and the wider Joshi world against one another in a gruelling round-robin tournament. Let’s take a look at who is in what block and what matches we can […]

STARDOM Fight in the Top 2022
Dylan Murray - Jun 22, 2022

After an eventful spring season, STARDOM is preparing for arguably the busiest Summer in company history. With multiple PPVs planned for July, the 5STAR having its largest field ever, and an open gateway for foreign talent to return to the company, STARDOM is at its most hectic, and STARDOM Fight in the Top 2022 feels […]

Top Joshi Matches Ver 2
Scott Edwards (Editor) - Jun 11, 2022

The Joshi wrestling scene (Japanese Women’s Wrestling) is a deep scene full of insanely talented performers and every month there are dozens of fantastic matches from promotions from Stardom to Sendai Girls and everywhere in between.  In this article, we aim to give readers a list of recommended Joshi matches that took place in the last month, there will […]

NJPW x Stardom Event Announcement

For the first time ever Stardom and New Japan Pro Wrestling, both owned by Bushiroad, will hold a joint show. The event will take place on November 20 at the Ariake Arena, which seemingly hosts 15,000 people. Stardom matches have taken place on bigger New Japan shows in the past but for the first time, […]

Stardom Flashing Champions 2022 Poster with card

Stardom Flashing Champions 2022 took place at the iconic Ota Ward venue in Japan. The card was one of the most stacked in Stardom’s history and delivered on its hype with great matches and a lot of news. Let’s dig into all of the news coming from the show. Stardom Flashing Champions 2022: New Brand, […]

Stardom Flashing Champions 2022 Poster with card
Dylan Murray - May 23, 2022

Stardom is at it again with a monumental PPV event happening on Saturday, May 28 entitled Stardom Flashing Champions 2022. In a rarity for Stardom, every active championship in the company will be defended on a single show, meaning seven titles will be up for grabs inside Ota Ward Gymnasiums, one of the most beloved […]

Kagetsu (now Yuu Ishino)

Massive news from the world of Japanese wrestling as former World of Stardom Champion Yuu Ishino posted a video to YouTube announcing that he is transgender.  Ishino competed for Sendai Girls and Stardom during his career under the ring name Kagetsu, translator @golden_kuma has said that Ishino doesn’t want to use the Kagetsu name anymore. […]

Top Joshi Matches Scotty Version

The Joshi wrestling scene (Japanese Women’s Wrestling) is a deep scene full of insanely talented performers and every month there are dozens of fantastic matches from promotions from Stardom to Sendai Girls and everywhere in between.  In this article, we aim to give readers a list of recommended Joshi matches that took place in the last month, there will […]

Mayu Iwatani entrance

At Fukuoka Goddess Festival two championships changed hands out of the three on the line. It was a good day for STARS as FWC regained the Goddess of Stardom Championship, meanwhile Mayu Iwatani won the SWA Championship and made history in the process. #AndNEW: FWC & Mayu Iwatani Win Championships at Fukuoka Goddess Festival May […]

Fukuoka Goddess Festival 2022 - Saya Kamitani vs Maika graphic
Dylan Murray - May 4, 2022

Less than seven days after the Cinderella Tournament climaxed live on PPV and we saw none other than MIRAI wearing the dress, STARDOM is set to deliver another live card on May 5th in Fukuoka. Fukuoka Goddess Festival, the biggest show to take place during this year’s Golden Week Fight Tour, will see multiple hometown […]

Cinderella Tournament 2022 Final - Syuri vs Himeka Match graphic
Dylan Murray - Apr 25, 2022

After a month of build-up, the finale of Stardom’s 2022 Cinderella Tournament will commence on April 29. The field of 31 has fallen to four, with Hazuki, Koguma, Natsupoi & MIRAI still vying for the crown. Elsewhere on the card are three championship matches, all of which have the potential to be reign-defining matches for […]

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AB Morales - Apr 25, 2022

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Gatoh Move Presents Tropical Night

On September 29, Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling sends off Yuna Mizumori with its event aptly titled Tropical Night. Earlier this month, Mizumori announced her graduation, or departure, from the company, stating that she would be taking on a new role as a freelance wrestler. While this doesn’t necessarily spell the end for “The Pineapple Girl” […]

Ricky Steamboat In Ring Return
Jarrod Sullivan - Apr 25, 2022

Big Time Wrestling recently announced that wrestling legend, Ricky “the Dragon” Steamboat will be returning to have a match for the first time in over 12 years on November 27th, in North Carolina, in what has to be assumed will be his last ever match. At 69 years old there can be no doubt that […]

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AB Morales - Apr 25, 2022

Hurricane Fiona has halted several scheduled wrestling events in Puerto Rico. However, it’s very doubtful that the gap before events are back up and running will be as big as the one that came after Hurricane Maria in 2017. No wrestling venues suffered any damage and it all hinges on the status of Puerto Rico’s […]