Fri. Dec 9th, 2022


This week’s Fightful Joshi Journal has a breakdown of the Stardom 5Star Grand Prix Finals and a take a look at the playing cards for Wrestle Princess III.


Mike Bennett on Honor No Extra: I am Passing the Time of My Life, These Are the Good Previous Days

Giulia beat Tam Nakano for the 5STAR Crown and Over Final Night time

After 20 days of event motion, the 5STAR Grand Prix concludes this previous Saturday with the twenty first and closing day of motion. Stardom has put collectively the most effective tournaments of the 12 months and their historical past can solely be described as the most effective reveals within the historical past of promotions.

It was Giulia who received the event for the primary time in her profession, defeating rival Tam Nakano within the closing. Earlier within the night time, she went to a 15-minute draw with Suzu Suzuki on one of many emotional matches, which actually spoke of that sort of night time for the chief Donna del Mondo.

The predictable selection might have been the precise and most suitable option, which Giulia completely was. She rose to the event time and again, telling tales by means of her matches and leaving followers with many recollections of this event, lots of them violent, that she achieved. Final night time’s matches with Suzu Suzuki and Tam Nakano informed two totally different tales, however what actually outlined who Giulia turned as a wrestler. The uncooked emotion we noticed in her match with Suzuki was solely heightened when Giulia stood throughout the ring from Nakano, the girl who despatched her to all-time low a 12 months and a half in the past.

Each single second of final Saturday, Giulia felt like the most important star in skilled wrestling, and for good motive. She is slated for the World of Stardom Championship and can get her shot on the Stardom Dream Queendom on December 29 towards Soori.

However Giulia wasn’t the one story on the 5STAR Grand Prix this 12 months. not even shut. There are numerous other ways to take a look at the event with the tales which have advanced over time, which had been significantly highlighted all through, and which had been clarified on the ultimate night time of the motion.

It’s best to start out with Hazuki, who noticed the event slip away after beginning 7-0. She then misplaced 4 straight headings on the ultimate night time, however she nonetheless had a shot at going through her rival Momo Watanabe. Watanabe, for all his early struggles in 5STAR, held it collectively in his closing three video games, which spelled hassle for Hazuki. Again-to-back victories over Giulia and Mayu Iwatani left Watanabe maybe essentially the most dominant tempo wrestler. Stardom’s “The Wild Coronary heart” hit a brainbuster on Watanabe to win, however Odo Tai pulled the referee out to proceed the match. From there, Watanabe goes to work and ends Hazuki’s goals by means of Peach Thunder. These two girls had wonderful tournaments, with Watanabe being the bottom amongst 26 contestants.

Elsewhere on the playing cards noticed a continuation of the spectacular story of Mayu Iwatani and the Starlight Child, AZM being upset by Saki Kashima lower than a minute later, and Suri lacking out on seeing an opportunity within the closing for a second-straight 12 months as Risa. Serra was in a position to beat him within the closing block match of the night time.

One of many present’s different key moments got here when Utami Hayashita was eradicated by Koguma because the chief of the Odo Tai, Natsuko Tora returned and engaged Hayashita with a superb Loss of life Valley driver. He gave Hayashita discover of his intention to return to his thoughts after struggling a devastating harm in a World of Stardom championship match a 12 months earlier. Since then, the match between these two has been made official for the PPV to be held on November 3 in Hiroshima.

Ultimate ideas on the 5STAR Grand Prix Ultimate are easy: Exit of your method to see it.

This present couldn’t provide something extra. From high to backside, the playing cards featured thrilling match after thrilling match, despite the fact that there have been bets as in different matches. It is three years since Giulia was topped and it was great to see her sit there and see all of it because the winner. Seeing her with a Hana Kimura-inspired crown, identical to Hana in 2019, was a particular second for followers who’re following alongside. It was a tough street for Giulia to get right here however this one event and this one night time was the proper method to shut this chapter. Now it is all about him and the Surprise of Stardom championship.

An ideal story to inform.


TJPW Wrestling Princess III Card (10/9/22)

This Sunday, TJPW presents its largest present of the 12 months as it’s time for Wrestle Princess III. Under is the total card for the present, with Shoko Nakajima defending her Princess of Princess Championship in the primary occasion towards Yuka Sakazaki.

  • Moka Miyamoto and Juria Nagano vs. Arisu Ando and Kaya Toribami
  • Mahiro Kiryu, Yuki Kamifuku & Haruna Neko vs Yoshiko Hasegawa, Nao Kakuta & Yuna Manase
  • 121000000 (Maki Itoh and Miyu Yamashita) vs. Riho and Hikari Noa
  • Suzum vs Ryo Mizunami
  • Mizuki vs Hyper Misao
  • Aja Kong, Raku and Pom Harajuku vs. Max the Impaler, Rika Tatsumi and Yuki Aino
  • Worldwide Princess Champion: Alex Windsor (c) vs Miu Watanabe
  • Princess Tag Staff Championship: Yuki Arai & Saki Akai (c) vs The Rebellion (Rhea O’Reilly & Nightshade)
  • Princess of Princess Championship: Shoko Nakajima (c) vs. Yuka Sakazaki

Matches value trying out (10/5/22)

  • stardom

    • Hazuki vs Momo Watanabe
    • Mayu Iwatani vs Starlight Child
    • Giulia vs Suzu Suzuki
    • mom’s home. vs himeka
    • Soory vs Risa Serra
    • Tam Nakano vs Giulia

Different notable Joshi outcomes from the weekend:

Sendai Ladies Hold Burning! (10/1/22)

  • Riko Kaiju def. yurika okas
  • Asuka & Saori Anu def. Manami and Ryo Mizunami
  • Sprint Chisaco def. Maria
  • Chihiro Hashimoto and Yu def. Mika Iwata and Rin Kadokur

Try our newest Joshi interviews with Yuka Sakazaki and Shoko Nakajima.



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