4/29 Stardom Results (Updated)
The biggest joshi event in some time is in the books, quick results from STARDOM RYOGOKU CINDERELLA 2013 at Ryogoku:
They claimed 5500 paid. A little lower than I was expecting or hoping for (I was predicting at least 7000).
Yui Yokoo & Sumire Yoshino beat Risa Sera & Rutsuko Yamaguchi in 6 minutes. Yokoo pinned Yamaguchi after a running elbow.
Miho Wakizawa beat Manami Toyota in 10:37.
Mayu Iwatani, Lin Byron, Kota Ibushi (DDT) & Gota Ihashi (DDT) beat Eri Susa, Makoto, Hikaru Sato (DDT) & Michael Nakazawa (DDT) in 12:02. Iwatani pinned Nakazawa with a dragon suplex hold.
Takumi Iroha Debut Match: Meiko Satomura beat Takumi Iroha in 10:54 by ref stoppage.
Dark Angel beat Act Yasukawa in 10:42 by ref stoppage to win the vacant Wonder Of Stardom Championship. Angel becomes the 2nd Wonder Of Stardom Champion.
High Speed Champion Natsuki*Taiyo beat Yuhi in 12:06 to retain the title. V4 for Natsuki.
Kairi Hojo & Natsumi Showzuki beat Goddesses Of Stardom Kyoko Kimura & Hailey Hatred in 12:30 to win the titles. Hojo & Showzuki become the 4th Goddesses Of Stardom Champions. Hojo pinned Hatred after 4173.
Nanae Takahashi, Tsukasa Fujimoto & Mika Nagano beat Kaori Yoneyama, Hiroyo Matsumoto & Syuri in 14:21. Takahashi pinned Yoneyama.
Io Shirai beat World Of Stardom Champion Alpha Female in 12:54 to win the title. Shirai becomes the 3rd World Of Stardom Champion.
Yuzuki Aikawa Retirement Match: Yoshiko beat Yuzuki Aikawa in 15:11. Aikawa’s career ends with what I believe is only her 5th singles loss. Which unfortunately is typical in puroresu-almost every time the retiring wrestler loses their final match.
UPDATE: Fallout from after the event:
Aikawa’s retirement ceremony featured the entire roster as well as entertainers including a few of her fellow gravure/bikini idols, many of who are also actresses/entertainers on the side.
2 matches were made for the next Korakuen on 6/2: Nanae Takahashi vs. Takumi Iroha and NEW World Of Stardom Champion Io Shirai vs. Yoshiko for the title.
More details later.