Earlier today, former World of Stardom Champion, Kagetsu, held a press conference to announce her retirement.
The 11-year veteran debuted in August of 2008. Before she came to Stardom, she worked with Sendai Girls, OZ Academy, and JWP. Kagetsu joined Stardom and the stable, Oedo Tai, in 2015.
Since, she went on to become a two-time Artist of Stardom Champion, a two-time Goddess of Stardom Champion. In June of 2018, she defeated Toni Storm for the World of Stardom Championship. She held the title for 329 days, making her the third-longest reigning winner behind Io Shirai.
On her retirement, Kagetsu stated, “with the new system, I decided that Stardom could do enough with new players, mainly Iwatani, instead of old players like me.”
This is sad news. Kagetsu is only 27 years old. It seemed like she plenty left in the tank and there was more she could accomplish with Stardom.
Her last match with the promotion will take place on Jan. 26 in Osaka, Japan. She will appear in a self-produced retirement in the following month on Feb. 24.
We here at Bell to Belles would like to wish Kagetsu the best in whatever she chooses to do after retirement.