Joshi News: Upcoming Stardom Events, Matches, Etc.
Stardom held their usual pre-event press conference today ahead of Sunday’s next event, news & notes from it:
On the heels of crowning their first singles champions, they announced the creation of their own tag team title-to be called GODDESSES OF STARDOM, there will be a tag league to crown first champions. Participation TBA but I already have a feeling that Yuzuki Aikawa & Yoko Bito are going to be in it. Well, this means they apparently decided to abandon plans for importing/recognizing the former NEO Tag Team Titles (eaning that officially the final champions are/were Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki). It likely will take place during season 4, the schedule of which is as follows, all events are at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring: 10/10, 10/23, 11/12, 11/17, 12/11. They will wrap up 2011 with 2 Christmas week events-12/23 at Osaka Minami Move On Arena and Christmas Day (12/25) at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring.
The full 8/14 card, which kicks off season 3:
Yoshiko vs. Saki Kashima
Natsuki*Taiyo vs. Eri Susa
Haruka vs. TBA. Usual 3 minute match
Arisa Hoshiki vs. Mayu Iwatani
Yuzuki Aikawa & Yoko Bito vs. Nanae Takahashi & Io Shirai
Now on to the presser…
During the 8/14 anouncements Yoshiko kept herself in check save for the usual pouty-face, likely still a bit miffed over losing to Yuzuki Aikawa last week and not becming the first Wonder Of Stardom Champion.
Haruka was in attendance and briefly commented on her match, saying she plans to keep focusing on her kicks. Her Stardom shirt is nearly as big as she is!
Interstingly, Hoshiki & Iwatani have now apparently formed a tag team known as “AMA” but that won’t keep them from facing off here.
This will be Io Shirai’s first Stardom appearance, and she was at the presser. For those who haven’t seen her recently, her once-blonde (in spots) hair is now pink. Then the talk moved to Io dieting perhaps and Nanae talking about her new Queen Of Stardom title and the alphabet…which of course meant Yuzuki cutting in and after Nanae went ABC Yuzuki went right to H, of course as in the measurements of her bouncy-bouncys andsaying that Nanae was only an A cup. Ha! Soon after Nanae first mentioned the new tag team titles as well. Io then talked about what she’s seen of Stardom, mainly the DVD of the promotion’s first event. She seemed to be quite impressed with Yuzuki & Yoko as wrestlers, but seemed to be hesitant to talk about which if either title she might be interested in going after. She could be in the tag tournament with Nanae, but that’s wait and see.
The 8/7 card (Osaka Minami Move On Arena):
Natsuki*Taiyo vs. Saki Kashima
Haruka vs. Kuishinbo Kamen (Osaka Pro). Usual 3 minute match
Nanae Takahashi & Eri Susa vs. Yoshiko & Yuu Yamagata (Independent/Freelancer)
Yuzuki Aikawa & Yoko Bito vs. Arisa Hoshiki & Mayu Iwatani
Yamagata did not attend the presser. So when Eri & Nanae got nice & close and chummy for the photo, Yoshiko had to be alone and her usual pouty-face. It works well, I gotta say that much.
The main event is being billed as a “super idol confrontation” tag match, and quite fitting given all the eye candy to go around.
More on the tag league & titles as it becomes available.