Joshi News: 8/24 Stardom Presser News/Notes
Stardom held their usual pre-event press conference today, notes ahead of this weekene’d event:
Injury Report: It’s a tough double whammy as 2 girls will have to miss this weekend’s event-Mayu Iwatani and…sorry guys, again…Yuzuki Aikawa. Iwatani is out due to physical condition defectiveness, Aikawa is out as she is recovering from the vicious beating she took from Dump Matsumoto at Yuzupon Matsuri 4 and told Rossy Ogawa there was no way she could compete this weekend. Iwatani is recovering at home. No word on how long either is out but they have a little over 2 weeks before the next event, which is 9/10. Yuzuki did not attend the presser.
The biggest change to the card as a result is the addition of Hiroyo Matsumoto to the card, who will team with Nanae Takahashi in the main event. As a whole there appeared to be quite a bit of card shuffling due to the injuries. Matsumoto, Nanae & Yoshiko did most of the talking at the presser and of course there was a brief scuffle between all involved as well as Natsuki*Taiyo. Just another case of Yoshiko Being Yoshiko, especially considering she’s not even in the match. In another “Beauty & The Beast” type matchup, she’s The Beast that will face Haruka in the usual 3 minute match. Quite the size difference too:
Matsumoto attended as well and naturally was sporting one of the Nanae Takakashi t-shirts and playing it up for the photos:
Maybe she’s just jealous of Nanae getting to be on the cover of another Japanese magazine next week…and the fact that Nanae gets to share it with NOAH star Taiji Ishimori. Stardom’s website has a photo in their news section, it hits Japanese newsstands next week.
The full Sunday card:
Arisa Hoshiki vs. Eri Susa vs. Saki Kashima in a 3-way. First to get 2 consecutive pinfalls/submissions wins
Haruka vs. Yoshiko. Usual 3 minute match
Yoko Bito vs. Io Shirai
Nanae Takahashi & Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Natsuki*Taiyo & Yoshiko
(Photos-Stardom’s official website)