Wonder of Stardom Tournament

STARDOM to hold Wonder of Stardom tournament

Following the events of their second show at Shin-kiba 1st Ring, STARDOM will hold a Wonder of Stardom Tournament to crown a new champion. Many have speculated about the fate of the “white belt” since Arisa Hoshiki retired and vacated the title in May. At their latest live event, STARDOM finally devised a solution. In the main event, Donna del Mondo took on the team … Continue reading STARDOM to hold Wonder of Stardom tournament

Wonder of Stardom Champion

Three options for the new Wonder of Stardom Champion

After a brief hiatus, STARDOM returned last month to host its first live event since March. This weekend, the Joshi promotion will return Shin-kiba 1st Ring to kick off a tour of summer shows. They haven’t announced the card for these shows but now that they’re back into the swing of things the question remains: Who will be the next Wonder of Stardom Champion? The … Continue reading Three options for the new Wonder of Stardom Champion

Himeka STARDOM

Himeka debuts at STARDOM is Again

In the biggest surprise of the weekend, Himeka Arita made her STARDOM debut at the promotion’s first live event since March. At STARDOM is again, there were five unannounced matches. The Joshi promotion revealed the card to both the fans and the wrestler involved on the day of the show. In the main event, Donna del Mondo and a mystery partner took on STARS⁠—Mayu Iwatani, … Continue reading Himeka debuts at STARDOM is Again

STARDOM return

STARDOM plans to return on June 21

STARDOM is the latest wrestling promotion to announce plans to start hosting events again. According to a recent press release, STARDOM will return on June 21 with a show called “STARDOM is again.” The Joshi promotion made the announcement on Tuesday via their Twitter account. They also revealed that their athletes and staff underwent antibody testing and all were cleared by the physician last weekend. This … Continue reading STARDOM plans to return on June 21

Ayesha Raymond

Ayesha Raymond talks Mae Young Classic, Kyoko Kimura

British wrestler, Ayesha Raymond, recently sat down with  Andrew Thompson of POST Wrestling to discuss her experiences in Japan and the 2017 Mae Young Classic. Raymond has worked with various Joshi promotions including STARDOM. During her travels, she met Kyoko Kimura, a Japanese legend and the mother of the late Hana Kimura. When I went out to STARDOM and I met Kimura-san, Hana was very young … Continue reading Ayesha Raymond talks Mae Young Classic, Kyoko Kimura

best Arisa Hoshiki matches

The Top Five Arisa Hoshiki Matches

Arisa Hoshiki emerged as one of the best wrestlers in the world last year. During her stint as the thirteenth Wonder of Stardom Champion, she delivered some stellar matches and proved just how much she had improved. The “Shining Star” was among the original rookie class Fuka trained in 2010. She made her debut at STARDOM’s first event on Jan. 23, 2011. Hoshiki had some … Continue reading The Top Five Arisa Hoshiki Matches

Hana Kimura

Hana Kimura: A Rising Star Gone Too Soon

Saturday morning, the wrestling world mourns the sudden and tragic death of Hana Kimura. It’s hard to describe just how special this young woman was and just how bright her future appeared to be. In just four years, she had a career filled with highlights but she was just getting started. 2020 has been a challenging year. People are suffering all over the world due … Continue reading Hana Kimura: A Rising Star Gone Too Soon

Arisa Hoshiki Retirement

Arisa Hoshiki announces retirement from wrestling

Sadly, the Wonder of Stardom Champion, Arisa Hoshiki, announced her retirement from professional wrestling on Tuesday morning. The 24-year-old Japanese wrestler has apparently been struggling with head and neck injuries, which will put a halt to her promising career. As a result, Hoshiki has vacated the Wonder of Stardom Championship. The former champion released the following statement: Stardom fans, Long time no see, thank you … Continue reading Arisa Hoshiki announces retirement from wrestling

2020 Cinderella Tournament winner

STARDOM crowns 2020 Cinderella Tournament winner

On Tuesday night, STARDOM held its annual one-night event at Korakuen Hall, where they crowned the 2020 Cinderella Tournament winner. The Joshi promotion’s new upstart and the leader of Donna del Mondo, Giulia, earned the ceremonial ball gown to potentially set up her first singles title feud. Giulia signed with STARDOM last year after she controversially left Ice Ribbon. Since, she has been on a … Continue reading STARDOM crowns 2020 Cinderella Tournament winner

STARDOM Cinderella Tournament

STARDOM Cinderella Tournament 2020 to air next week

The annual STARDOM Cinderella Tournament will return on Tuesday. The Joshi promotion released its sixteen-woman bracket this morning. The STARDOM Cinderella Tournament is an annual one-night event that has taken place every spring since 2015. The winner of this three-round single-elimination tournament is presented with a ceremonial ball gown and “any wish that they want.” The win usually results in a title opportunity. If a … Continue reading STARDOM Cinderella Tournament 2020 to air next week