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

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

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

Stardom Feb 8 show

Title matches announced for STARDOM show on Feb. 8

On Tuesday, STARDOM held a press conference for their next show, which streamed live on their official YouTube channel. At the event, they announced three upcoming title matches. First, the newly-formed unit, Donna del Mondo, will challenge Queen’s Quest for the Artist of Stardom Championship. Giulia, Maika, and Syuri made their first appearance together at the 9th Anniversary Show. After they defeated Tokyo Cyber Squad, … Continue reading Title matches announced for STARDOM show on Feb. 8

Stardom Wrestle Kingdom 14

Mayu Iwatani and Arisa Hoshiki win at Wrestle Kingdom 14

In an untelevised exhibition match, Mayu Iwatani and Arisa Hoshiki took on Hana Kimura and Giulia at Wrestle Kingdom 14. Although it was only available to the live crowd, this is a historic moment. It marks the first time women’s match to appear at New Japan’s biggest show of the year. At Wrestle Kingdom 14, The World of Stardom Champion, Mayu Iwatani, teamed up with … Continue reading Mayu Iwatani and Arisa Hoshiki win at Wrestle Kingdom 14