STARDOM Cancels Even More Shows

STARDOM announced it has canceled all shows until 5/6/20 due to the virus pandemic.

Everything is “wait and see” because of the ongoing situation so who knows at this point what will happen in May.

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STARDOM “Cinderella Tournament 2020” Results 3/24/20

STARDOM “Cinderella Tournament 2020” results from Tokyo, Japan 🇯🇵 at Korakuen Hall on 3/24/20:

Natsu Sumire won a 4-Way Match over Rina, Hina, and Itsuki Hoshino by pinning Rina with a Northern Lights Suplex.

Momo Watanabe pinned Starlight Kid after the B Driver in a tournament match.

Giulia beat Jungle Kyona by referee stoppage when Kyona passed out in the Stealth Viper in a tournament match.

Konami beat AZM by submission with the Triangle Lancer in a tournament match.

Syuri beat Jamie Hayter by armbar submission in a tournament match.

Tam Nakano pinned Saki Kashima with a Tiger Suplex in a tournament match.

Natsuko Tora pinned Saya Kamitani after a frog splash in a tournament match.

Utami Hayashishita went to a 10-minute time limit draw with Maika which caused them both to be eliminated from the tournament.

Mayu Iwatani vs. Hana Kimura ended when they both fell off the top rope to the floor to eliminate them from the tournament.

Giulia beat Mono Watanabe in Round 2 after knocking her out of the ring and to the floor.

Syuri beat Konami by Scorpion Death Lock submission in Round 2.

Natsuko Tora beat Tam Nakano by over the top rule in a semifinals match.

Giulia beat Syuri by over the top rule in a semifinal match.

Giulia beat Natsuko Tora by Stealth Viper submission to win the tournament. Her “wish” is to face Arisa Hoshiki for the Wonder of STARDOM Title.

Photo from @gIulia0221g

The opening match and first round of this event is still available on YouTube and the entire show is posted up on STARDOM World.

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STARDOM Partially Airing On YouTube, Show Restrictions

STARDOM announced it will air the 1st Round of the Cinderella Tournament 2020 live on YouTube on 3/24/20 at 5:30am EST. The the rest of the show, including the finals, will air on STARDOM World VOD a few hours later. Here are the matches:

Momo Watanabe vs. Starlight Kid

Jungle Kyona vs. Giulia

Konami vs. AZM

Syuri vs. Jamie Hayter

Tam Nakano vs. Saki Kashima

Natsuko Tora vs. Saya Kamitani

This Korakuen Hall event will allow fans back in but their temperatures will be taken. If someone appears to be sick they will not be able to attend.

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STARDOM “No People Gate” On YouTube Results 3/8/20

STARDOM results from their big “No People Gate” show live on YouTube from an empty Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan 🇯🇵 on 3/8/20

I don’t like being crass or harsh on here but there are a lot of people in the Japanese pro wrestling industry who are really screwed right now because of the Coronavirus. No Gate means no fans, which means no money, which means which means no pay. The longer these event cancellations and “no fans allowed” shows continue, pro wrestling companies and their wrestlers risk becoming totally screwed financially.

If you have a favorite wrestler and company in Japan, please consider buying some merch if you can. And that may not even work if there are overseas shipping bans because of the virus depending on regions.

Jushin Liger is the guest commentator.

They ran down the card with a female announcer speaking in Japanese but the match graphics were in all in English.

The Rumble style match opens the show. Pins, submissions, and getting thrown out of the ring are the rules.

Death Yama San vs. Saya Iida starts it off.

AZM enters and immediately pins Iida.

Momoe Nakanishi enters as a surprise.

Ruaka enters.

Rina enters.

Hina enters.

Everyone pinned Yama San.

Everyone pinned Ruaka.

Captain Stardom entered.

Starlight Kid (who just graduated high school) enters.

Leyla Hirsch enters and bodyslams just about everyone.

Konami enters.

Tam Nakano enters and stomps on everyone who were doing a figure four around the head chain spot on the mat.

Sumire Natsu enters and casually takes her time getting involved while she drinks a bottled water. She spits the water in people’s faces.

Captain Stardom pinned Rina.

Starlight Kid pinned Hina.

Hirsch pinned Captain Stardom.

Saya Kamitani enters.

Mima Shimoda enters as a real surprise.

Konami eliminated Hirsch but the camera barely caught it with the focus on Shimoda.

Shimoda hit Natsu with a chair and pinned her.

Super Strong Starlight Machine enters.

Nakanishi pinned Starlight Kid after a moonsault.

Nakano eliminated Konami knocking her out of the ring.

Shimoda eliminates Nakano out of the ring.

Saya Kamitani eliminates Shimoda by dropkicking off the top rope to the floor.

Machine eliminated Kamitani after a Face Lock Suplex for the pin.

Machine wins the match by eliminating AZM and Nakanishi out of the ring at the same time with a drop kick.

Machine got on the mic and called out Natsuko Tora.

Natsuko Tora vs. Super Strong Stardom Machine

Tora got the pin after a side slam. It was supposed to be Arisa Hoshiki vs. Tora but Hoshiki is out of action due to a neck injury.

Giulia and Maika vs. Jungle Kyona and Hana Kimura

Kyona pinned Maika after the Jungle Buster when Kimura and Giulia were tangled up on the outside.

Kyona challenged Giulia for the Artists of STARDOM Titles.

Goddesses of STARDOM Champions Bea Priestley and Jamie Hayter vs. Momo Watanabe and Utami Hayashishita

Priestley pinned Watanabe with the Queen’s Landing in a really good match. They worked as if a crowd was there.

Priestley took a beating. She and Watanabe worked against each other for most of the match. Watanabe gave her a series of kicks to the chest in the corner then followed up with a uranage. Later, she gave her a B Driver on the apron and in the ring.

Priestley gave Watanabe the Regal Suplex and a Bea Trigger.

After the match, Saya Kamitani got in the ring and said she wants to team with Hayashishita to challenge for the Tag Titles next. Priestley laughed and thought it was a joke. She said Hayashishita has been having trouble winning titles lately. She called Hayashishita a loser and accepted the challenge. She didn’t think Hayashishita could win the titles with Kamitani if she couldn’t win them with Watanabe just now.

Mayu Iwatani vs. Saki Kashima in a Lumberjack Match

Iwatani got the pin after a delayed tombstone and a moonsault in a good one.

They brawled all over the empty Korakuen Hall. Iwatani did a dive on all of the lumberjacks from the pit balcony.

Kashima hit Iwatani with a chair then pushed her down the long stair case.

Back in the ring, Iwatani gave Kashima a crucifix bomb on all the lumberjacks below.

Iwatani accidentally superkicked the referee when Kashima threw him into her.

Iwatani went to pin Kashima after a missile drop kick but the referee was down.

Iwatani hit a frog splash and a moonsault. The referee was recovered enough to count but Natsuko Tora pulled him out of the ring.

Who knows when the next STARDOM show will be because of the virus.

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STARDOM Cancels More Shows

STARDOM announced a few more events have been canceled due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation. Those dates were scheduled for 3/20/20, 3/21/20, and 3/22/20.

The 3/8/20 empty arena Korakuen Hall show will still go on and air live on YouTube. Here is the report on that show.

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Broadcast Team For STARDOM’s 3/8/20 Event On YouTube Announced

The STARDOM show on 3/8/20 airing free and live on YouTube will have a couple of high profile names doing commentary. The guest announcers will be Aiba Aina and Jushin Thunder Liger.

Aina was a pro wrestler (under the name Yuuki Harima) for a short time last decade and then she retired. She does voice acting work in anime. She’s also a singer who has released music under Bushiroad’s music division. Bushiroad owns STARDOM and New Japan.

Liger retired as an active pro wrestler last month. He has done regular guest commentary work for New Japan Pro Wrestling over the years.

The event is being called “No People Gate”. No fans are allowed in Korakuen Hall because of the Coronavirus. Here is the card:

A Royal Rumble style battle royal will open the show with the names involved not being announced until the match takes place

Giulia and Maika vs. Hana Kimura and Jungle Kyona

Goddesses of STARDOM Tag Champions Bea Priestley and Jamie Hayter vs. Momo Watanabe and Utami Hayashishita

Wonder of STARDOM Champion Arisa Hoshiki vs. Natsuko Tora

World of STARDOM Champion Mayu Iwatani vs. Saki Kashima in a non-title Luberjack match

It starts at 9:30pm EST on 3/7/20.

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STARDOM 3/8/20 Show To Air Free and Live On YouTube

STARDOM is holding a press conference now at 3am EST time. They announced a few days ago that they have canceled their events from 2/20/20 to 3/14/20 because of concerns over the Coronavirus.

The huge announcement at the start of today’s press conference is the scheduled 3/8/20 at Korakuen Hall at 11:30am Japan time will air live and free on YouTube. As noted the other day, no fans will be allowed to attend this show because of the Coronavirus issues.

The event is being called “No People Gate”. They announced the card lineup and the broadcast will have Japanese commentary:

A Royal Rumble style battle royal will open the show with the names involved not being announced until the match takes place

Giulia and Maika vs. Hana Kimura and Jungle Kyona

Goddesses of STARDOM Tag Champions Bea Priestley and Jamie Hayter vs. Momo Watanabe and Utami Hayashishita

Wonder of STARDOM Champion Arisa Hoshiki vs. Natsuko Tora

World of STARDOM Champion Mayu Iwatani vs. Saki Kashima in a non-title Luberjack match

The event starts at 9:30pm EST on 3/7/20.

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STARDOM Cancels Shows Due To Coronavirus

STARDOM announced that they will not hold the events that they had scheduled to run from 2/20/20 to 3/14/20 due to concerns over the coronavirus spreading at shows among fans, talent and crew. Tickets will be refunded. The 3/8/20 show at Korakuen Hall will take place but with no fans allowed to attend.

So far nearly 1,900 people have died from the virus and over 70,000 are said to be infected throughout the world.

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STARDOM Results 2/16/20: Leo Onozaki Retires

STARDOM results from Tokyo, Japan 🇯🇵 at Shinkiba 1st Ring on 2/16/20:

Jamie Hayter beat Hina by Boston Crab submission. Itsuki Hoshino was supposed to be in this to make a 3-Way Match but she’s substituting for Ruaka in a tag team match later in the show.

Momo Watanabe and AZM beat Hana Kimura and Rina when AZM pinned Rina after a diving double foot stomp.

Jungle Kyona and Itsuki Hoshino beat Leo Onozaki and Saya Iida when Kyona pinned Onozaki after a top rope splash. This was Onozaki’s retirement match as they announced last week that she’s been suffering from lingering injuries. Ruaka was supposed to be in this but they said she was unavailable to compete so Hoshino was a substitute.

Giulia and Maika beat Konami and Leyla Hirsch when Giulia pinned Hirsch after the Glorious Driver.

Natsuko Tora, Saki Kashima, Bea Priestley, Natsu Sumire, and Zoey Skye beat Mayu Iwatani, Arisa Hoshiki, Riho, Tam Nakano, and Starlight Kid when Tora got the fall on Hoshiki.

After the match, Tora challenged Hoshiki for the Wonder of STARDOM Title. Kashima said she wanted a match against Iwatani. She said the title didn’t even have to be on the line. She wanted a No Disqualification Match. Iwatani accepted.

Future of STARDOM Champion Utami Hayashishita pinned Saya Kamitani after the torcher rack bomb.

After the match, Hayashishita gave up the title. She’s now 21 and has been wrestling for a year and a half.

Saya Kamitani joined Queen’s Quest and Itsuki Hoshino joined STARS. They previously were not officially part of an unit.

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