(Pictured left-to-right: Fuka, Nanae Takahashi, Natsuki*Taiyo, Yuzuki Aikawa, Mika Nagano, Yoko Bito, Yoshiko, Arisa Hoshiki, Mayu Iwatani, Eri Susa, Haruka, Iris. Not pictured: Saki Kashima, Miho Wakizawa)
Stardom is a new joshi promotion created in late 2010 by former ARSION head Rossy Ogawa, former wrestler Fuka and current wrestler Nanae Takahashi. The promotion is expected to be similar to the former JDstar promotion and current promotion Ice Ribbon in that the focus is to be on training girls and young women who want to be wrestlers and make them the next generation of joshi stars, as well as do the same for models and bikini idols. Takahashi will be the promotion’s manager and probably it’s top star at the beginning while Fuka will work behind-the-scenes as General Manager and possibly as a trainer. Other talent expected to be early top stars in the promotion are Takahashi’s long-time stablemate in Passion Red, Natsuki*Taiyo, and popular former bikini idol Yuzuki Aikawa, who made her wrestling debut in October 2010 against Takahashi.
The promotion held it’s debut event on January 23, 2011. They plan to run one event a month at the beginning while participating in other promotions as well as independent events Aikawa is producing. At this time all their events are scheduled to be at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring.
Stardom currently has 2 titles-Queen Of Stardom Champion & Wonder Of Stardom Champion. A 3rd title, Goddesses Of Stardom, will be introduced in Fall 2011. They also recognize the High Speed Championship (formerly the NEO High Speed Championship).
Talent based in promotion:
Nanae Takahashi (高橋 奈苗 / Takahashi 高 seedling) (Manager)
Fuka (Retired, but active with promotion as General Manager & trainer)
Natsuki*Taiyo (夏樹☆たいよう / Summer the tree* It is it will be)
Yuzuki Aikawa (愛川 ゆず季 / Aikawa [yu] [zu] season)
Yoko Bito (美闘 陽子 / Beauty fighting proton)
Yoshiko (世Ⅳ虎 / World 4 Tiger)
Eri Susa (須佐 エリ / Susa collar)
Mayu Iwatani (岩谷 麻優 / Iwatani flax superior)
Haruka (夢 / Dream)
Arisa Hoshiki (星輝ありさ / There is a star shine,)
Mika Nagano (長野美香 / Mika Nagano) (Also competing in MMA)
Saki Kashima (鹿島沙希 / Kashima sand rare)
Yuzupon Mask (ゆずポンマスク / [yu] [zu] [ponmasuku]) (Alternate gimmick used occasionally by Yuzuki Aikawa)
Miho Wakizawa (脇澤美穂 / Side 澤 Miho)
The promotion’s official website (in Japanese) can be accessed at the following URL: