Weekly Wonder World Of Stardom (12/31/18 to 1/6/19)

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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 Korakeun hall shows.

January 2nd, Shinkiba

Natsuko Tora Defeats Alex Gracia & Kaori Yoneyama// Tora pinned Gracia

Viper Defeats The Three Sisters (Hanan, Rina & Hina)// Viper pinned all three

Mary Apache & Sadie Gibbs Defeat JAN (Jungle Kyona & Ruaka)// Sadie Gibbs pinned Ruaka

Oedo Tai (Kagetsu, Hazuki & Natsu Sumire) Defeat Hana Kimura, Jamie Hayter & Bobbi Tyler// Kagetsu pinned Bobbi Tyler after Hayter turned on her partners

Post Match: Hayter joined Oedo Tai.

Queens Quest (Bea Priestley, Momo Watanabe, Konami, AZM & Utami Hayashishita) Defeat STARS (Arisa Hoshiki, Saki Kashima, Tam Nakano, Starlight Kid & Natsumi) in an elimination match// Bea Priestley was the sole survivor

Post Match: Hayashishita and Kid have a face to face ahead of their Future Of Stardom championship match and also challenges Viper for the SWA and EVE International championships.

January 3rd, Shinkiba

Mary Apache, Natsumi & Sadie Gibbs Defeat The Three Sisters (Hanan, Rina & Hina)// Mary pinned Rina and Hina

Queens Quest UK (Bea Priestley & Viper) Defeat Hana Kimura & Bobbi Tyler// Priestley pinned Tyler

Tam Nakano, Saki Kashima & Alex Gracia Defeat Queens Quest (Momo Watanabe, Konami & AZM)// Nakano pinned AZM

Oedo Tai (Kagetsu, Hazuki, Natsu Sumire & Jamie Hayter) Defeat JAN (Kaori Yoneyama, Jungle Kyona, Natsuko Tora & Ruaka)// Hayter pinned Ruaka to win her Oedo Tai debut

Future Of Stardom Championship: Utami Hayashishita defeated (C) Starlight Kid// Hayashishita puts another opponent away with the torture rack

Starlight kid wins New Year Battle Royal// Kid eliminated Hayashishita last to continue the growing grudge between the two

January 5th, Osaka Show 1

Starlight Kid, Natsumi & Alex Gracia Defeat The Three Sisters (Hanan, Rina & Hina)// Gracia pinned Hanan

Queens Quest (Bea Priestley, Viper & Utami Hayashishita) Defeat Hana Kimura, Mary Apache & Sadie Gibbs

Oedo Tai (Kagetsu, Hazuki & Natsu Sumire) Defeat JAN (Natsuko Tora, Jungle Kyona & Ruaka)// Natsu Sumire pinned Ruaka

STARS (Arisa Hoshiki, Saki Kashima & Tam Nakano) Defeat Queens Quest (Konami, AZM & Momo Watanabe)// Nakano Pinned AZM

January 5th Show 2

Sadie Gibbs Draws with Jamie Hayter

Queens Quest (Konami, AZM & Momo Watanabe) Defeat The Three Sisters (Hanan, Rina & Hina)// AZM pinned Hanan

JAN (Natsuko Tora, Jungle Kyona & Ruaka) Defeat Hana Kimura, Mary Apache & Bobbi Tyler// Tyler makes Ruaka tap out

STARS (Arisa Hoshiki, Saki Kashima & Tam Nakano) Defeat Starlight Kid, Natsumi & Alex Gracia// Hoshiki pinned Natsumi

Queens Quest (Bea Priestley, Viper & Utami Hayashishita) Defeat Oedo Tai (Kagetsu, Hazuki & Natsu Sumire)// Priestley pins Sumire

Queens Quest (Bea Priestley, Viper & Utami Hayashishita) Defeat STARS (Arisa Hoshiki, Saki Kashima & Tam Nakano) to win the Trios tag tournament// Hayashishita picked up another big fall as she makes Kashima give up

January 6th, Osaka

Jamie Hayter, Sadie Gibbs & Bobbi Tyler Defeat The Three Sisters (Hanan, Rina & Hina)// Hayter pins Hanan with no help from Gibbs and Tyler

Post Match: Hana Kimura confronts Hayter who’s attacked by Gibbs, Tyler and Kimura.  Oedo Tai make the save

Oedo Tai (Kagetsu & Natsu Sumire) and Hana Kimura & Mary Apache went to a no contest// Jamie Hayter got involved and kicked off a brawl

Queens Quest (AZM & Viper) defeat JAN (Jungle Kyona & Ruaka)// Viper pinned Ruaka

Queens Quest (Momo Watanabe, Bea Priestley, Utami Hayashishita & Konami) defeat STARS (Saki Kashima, Tam Nakano, Natsumi) & Alex Gracia// Watanabe pins Gracia

High Speed Championship: (C) Hazuki Defeat Starlight Kid

Post Match: AZM challenges Hazuki for the title

Some Thoughts

Starlight Kid has moved to the next level.  Stardom’s twitter has made sure to emphasize just how good she has fought in her two title matches.  They have made it clear that she has moved beyond being a rookie.

Hana Kimura has really become aimless.  After her hot heel turn in October, she is now just losing multi-person tag matches without an established faction to back her.

Tam Nakano has been picking up falls as she builds to her big match with Momo Watanabe.

Based on these shows would you even know Jungle Kyona is challenging Kagetsu for the title?

Bea Priestley has been picking up some falls – depending on the length of her tour she will probably get a title shot based on her good booking.

The Utami Hayashishita super push continues as QQ as a whole don’t lose too much.  Now a holder of two titles and possibly on her way to a third and fourth she will be covered in gold very soon.

This wave of imports have settled into their roles nicely.  Hayter joining Oedo Tai was a welcome surprise, Tyler and Gibbs have sided with Kimura as heels and Gracia has mostly taken pinfalls with STARS.

Confirmed Stardom 9th Anniversary January 14th

The currently announced card for Stardom’s 9th Anniversary at Korakuen hall show is:

World Of Stardom Championship: Kagetsu (c) vs Jungle Kyona

Wonder Of Stardom Championship: Momo Watanabe (c) vs Tam Nakano

SWA and EVE International Championships: Viper (c) vs Utami Hayashishita

Saya Lida (debut) vs Natsuko Tora

A pretty stacked lineup for Stardom’s anniversary show with three title matches.  Based on current feuds, expect an Oedo Tai vs Hana and co. match on the card as well.

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