9/30 Stardom Results (Updated)
Stardom wrapped up the first 5STAR GP with a doubleheader today, results from both events at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring:
They claimed 343 paid (full house/sellout).
Hiroyo Matsumoto beat Natsumi Showzuki in 7:29.
Miho Wakizawa beat Saki Kashima in 10:40.
Kyoko Kimura vs. Kairi Hojo went to a double countout in 10:28. 1 point for each.
Natsuki*Taiyo beat Dark Angel in 9:19.
Nanae Takahashi beat Act Yasukawa in 9:53.
Yuzuki Aikawa beat Yuusaku in 8:01.
Io Shirai beat Yoshiko in 9:49. As a result, Aikawa wins the Red Block and advances to the finals.
Former All-Japan referee Kyohei Wada worked some of the tournament matches.
They claimed 342 paid (full house/sellout).
5 STAR GP:
Blue Block: Kyoko Kimura beat Saki Kashima in 10:35 by TKO. As a result, Kimura wins the Blue Block and advances to the finals.
Act Yasukawa beat Natsumi Showzuki & Yuusaku in a 3-way in 6:45 by pinning Showzuki.
Io Shirai & Dark Angel beat Hiroyo Matsumoto & Kairi Hojo in 11:19. Shirai pinned Hojo after a moonsault press.
Nanae Takahashi & Miho Wakizawa vs. Natsuki*Taiyo & Yoshiko went to a 20 minute time limit draw.
5STAR GP Finals: Yuzuki Aikawa beat Kyoko Kimura in 16:34 to win the tournament.
The post-tournament awards:
Best Match-Aikawa vs. Takahashi
After this and during the closing sequence, Aikawa challenged Takahashi for the World Of Stardom Championship. Accepted by Takahashi. Likewise, Yasukawa challenged Aikawa for the Wonder Of Stardom Championship. Accepted by Aikawa. After all this, Hailey Hatred made a surprise appearance. It sounds like she’s taking sides with Kimura, and there was one more Kimura-heels brawl before Aikawa closed out the show.
With the GP now in the books, next up is season 9, which begins on 10/14 at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. No matches set yet but there’s a chance Yasukawa-Aikawa happens here. As for Aikawa-Takahashi for the World Of Stardom Title, date TBA but Aikawa hinted at either 12/24 at Korakuen or next year at Ryogoku.
One more side note: I can’t yet confirm this because Ice Ribbon hasn’t posted Saturday results yet but they billed Hailey Hatred as Triangle Ribbon Champion when she appeared, which would suggest she retained the title at their event, if so V1 for Hatred.
10/1 UPDATE: Daily Sports reports Aikawa will defend the Wonder Of Stardom Title on 10/14 vs. Yasukawa, then she gets her rematch with Takahashi for the World Of Stardom Title on 12/24 at Korakuen.