World Wonder Ring Stardom

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
World Wonder Ring Stardom
FoundedSeptember 7, 2010[1]
StyleJoshi puroresu
HeadquartersKōtō, Tokyo, Japan
Founder(s)Fuka[2]
Nanae Takahashi[2]
Rossy Ogawa[2]
ParentBushiroad[3]
Websitewwr-stardom.com

World Wonder Ring Stardom, スターダム 女子プロレス, often referred to simply as Stardom (stylized as STARD✪M),[2] is a Japanese joshi puroresu or women's professional wrestling promotion based in Tokyo, Japan. Stardom was founded in September 2010 by former All Japan Women co-producer Rossy Ogawa, retired professional wrestler and mixed martial artist Fuka Kakimoto, and All Japan Women veteran professional wrestler Nanae Takahashi. Stardom is currently owned by Japanese card game company Bushiroad, making it the sister promotion of New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW).[4]

Stardom quickly became one of the top joshi puroresu promotions, largely thanks to gravure idol Yuzuki Aikawa becoming the promotion's public face. Much like JDStar, Stardom also places heavy emphasis on the physical attractiveness of its workers,[5] and publishes several modeling photobooks and calendars of its workers per year.[6][7] Stardom's in-ring style takes influence from mixed martial arts with many workers relying on kicks as the main part of their offense.[5]

Stardom frequently holds shows in Tokyo while also often traveling to Osaka for daytime and nighttime events within the same day.[8] In 2020 "We Are Stardom!!" would start to be aired on BS Nittele and Tokyo MX and that marked the first time that joshi puroresu promotion has had a weekly national television program after All Japan Women's Pro Wrestling (AJW) left Fuji TV in 2002.[9][10]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

Fuka, the General Manager of Stardom

After retiring from professional wrestling on March 29, 2010, Fuka began training Yuzuki Aikawa, a notable gravure idol signed to Platinum Production, the same modeling agency as her, for a career in professional wrestling.[11] In April 2010, Fuka was approached by Rossy Ogawa, the former promoter of JDStar, about starting a new promotion with Aikawa as the top star.[11] During the summer of 2010, Fuka continued training Aikawa for her upcoming debut planned for October, while also training newcomers such as Mayu Iwatani, Arisa Hoshiki, Yoshiko, Yoko Bito, and Eri Susa. These plans came together by September when Ogawa held a press conference with the newly formed roster of Fuka's trainees and Aikawa in attendance to announce a new promotion named World Wonder Ring Stardom. Fuka was appointed general manager of the promotion, as well as the role of ring announcer. Veteran All Japan Women (AJW) wrestler Nanae Takahashi was appointed the playing manager.[1] In addition to Fuka's trainees, Aikawa, and Takahashi, Takahashi's longtime associate and fellow AJW wrestler Natsuki☆Taiyo and mixed martial artist Mika Nagano, who had some experience in professional wrestling with the Ice Ribbon promotion, joined the promotion.[12]

2011–2013[edit]

Stardom held its first event, Birth of Nova, on January 23, 2011, in Tokyo's Shin-Kiba 1st Ring, the venue that would frequently host events for the promotion in the following years and was also the location of Stardom's earliest training dojo.[13][14] Originally, Stardom named and promoted events in the format of "seasons," with one season lasting, on average, two months.[13][15] The opening match involved seasoned Takahashi and Taiyo, as well as Aikawa. The main event of the debut show saw Yoko Bito, who had an extensive Karate background before her wrestling training against 17-year-old Yoshiko. The two were considered the top trainees on the new roster.

Stardom continued holding shows at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring each month before eventually holding their first ever show at Korakuen Hall on July 24.At the event, 9-year-old Haruka, who had debuted on the first show, faced DDT Pro-Wrestling star Kenny Omega in a match that became a viral hit on YouTube, reaching over 1 million views. A number of champions were crowned at the event as well. Aikawa defeated Yoshiko to become the first-ever Wonder of Stardom Champion[15][16] and Natsuki Taiyo defeated JWP wrestler Leon to win the High Speed Championship. The inaugural World of Stardom Champion was crowned in a four-person tournament, with Takahashi defeating Bito in the final.[15][16] Another notable development in Stardom's Korakuen Hall debut was freelancer Io Shirai,[12] who had been appearing in various other joshi puroresu promotions alongside her sister, Mio Shirai, and Kana as the stable Triple Tails. Shirai made a surprise appearance at the end of Stardom X Stardom, requesting to join the company.

The crowning of the first ever Goddess of Stardom Championship began on October 10 with the Goddesses of Stardom Tag League, a round-robin tournament that has been held annually since. The team of Yuzuki Aikawa and Yoko Bito, collectively known as BY Hou, defeated Yoshiko and Natsuki Taiyo (Kawasaki Katsushika Saikyou Densetsu) in the finals on November 27.[17]

On November 12, the first Rookie of Stardom award was given, in which rookie wrestlers that had debuted within the year faced off. The final saw Yoshiko defeating Arisa Hoshiki to become the first recipient.

In May 2012, Io Shirai had gone to Mexico for a tour and was involved in an incident when returning to Japan. Upon her return to Japan, Shirai and then-boyfriend Nosawa Rongai (a freelance Japanese professional wrestler) were arrested at the Narita International Airport in Narita, Chiba on suspicion of trying to smuggle 75 grams of marijuana hidden inside paintings of the two into the country.[18][19] Both Shirai and Nosawa denied the charges, claiming that the paintings were gifts from fans. Shirai was released from a detention center on June 12.[20][21] On June 21, Shirai held a press conference, publicly apologizing to her fans, employers and co-workers, while again denying the charges.[22][23] On June 28, Japan's public prosecutor's office decided not to prosecute Shirai over the incident.[24] On July 9, Mexico-based Japanese wrestler Takuya Sugi held a press conference and confessed to planting the drugs on Shirai and Nosawa. According to Sugi, Masahiro Hayashi, who worked as a liaison between Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide and Japan and who apparently had a personal grudge with Nosawa, had promised him a contract extension with AAA in exchange for the deed.[25][26][27][28][29]

The first 5★Star Grand Prix, a two-block round-robin tournament, commenced on August 19 at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring, and ran until September 30, becoming their biggest annual tournament every year.[30] The finals saw Yuzuki Aikawa defeating Kyoko Kimura on September 30.

At Stardom Year-End Climax in December, the creation of the promotion's trios championship, the Artist of Stardom Championship, was announced.[31]

Stardom's next Korakuen Hall show on March 17, Stardom the Highest, would mark a World of Stardom title change for the first time ever when German wrestler Alpha Female, now aligned with Kyoko Kimura's Kimura Monster-gun unit, defeated Nanae Takahashi for the World of Stardom Championship.[32][33] On April 29, Yuzuki Aikawa had the first of what would become a tradition for many departing Stardom wrestlers in the form of a gauntlet match, where they face the entire roster in one-minute singles matches.

Stardom Ryōgoku Cinderella Champions Fiesta 2013 was the biggest event in the history of Stardom in its two year history to that point, taking place April 29 at the historic Ryōgoku Kokugikan venue in Tokyo.[34] It was the first joshi puroresu event held in the venue in six years.[35] The card featured four of Stardom's five titles on the line, various participants from other wrestling promotions, including male wrestlers, and was headlined by the retirement match of Yuzuki Aikawa. The event was attended by 5,500 fans, making it Stardom's largest crowd to date in their two year history.[36][37][38][39][40] A special movie edition of the event, featuring backstage material, was premiered at a theater in Ichikawa, Chiba and released on DVD on September 28.[41][42]

2014–2018[edit]

Stardom's roster at the promotion's third anniversary event in April 2014

In 2014, a new monthly television program began airing on Samurai TV during this time called Stardom Cafe. The program was hosted by Yuzuki Aikawa and took place in a cafe. Aikawa interviewed various wrestlers on the roster as well as showed highlights of recent matches and activities outside the ring. Stardom Cafe ran each month until December 2015.

Starting in 2015, Stardom began holding Korakuen Hall shows on a monthly basis, making them the first joshi puroresu promotion since Gaea Japan to do so.

At Stardom's next Korakuen Hall show on February 22, 2015, Stardom Queen's Shout, the main event of Yoshiko defending her World of Stardom Championship against Act Yasukawa ended in controversy when the match had to be ended prematurely. Yoshiko and Yasukawa began shooting on each other, a boundary in professional wrestling that is rarely crossed. Yoshiko gained the advantage in the situation and severely injured Yasukawa's face, to the point where veteran referee Kyohei Wada had to stop the match. Following the match, Yasukawa was rushed to a Tokyo hospital,[43][44] where she was diagnosed with fractured cheek, nasal and orbital bones and required surgery.[45][46] Yasukawa had, just two months earlier, returned from a long injury break brought on by thyroid issues, during which she had also underwent cataract surgery.[43] In addition to the outcome, leading up to the show, Yoshiko had refused to sign the contract for the match, as she felt Yasukawa was unfit to challenge for her title after their previous title match had been cancelled due to Yasukawa's Graves' disease flare. Yoshiko eventually signed the contract in the ring just before their match after Yasukawa and her new Oedo Tai teammates attacked her. Stardom's president Rossy Ogawa publicly apologized for the incident and called an emergency meeting for February 23 with general manager Fuka Kakimoto and top senpais for the roster to discuss the situation.[47][48][49] On February 25, Stardom held a press conference where Yoshiko publicly apologized for her actions, was stripped of the World of Stardom Championship and was suspended indefinitely. Ogawa, Kakimoto and Takahashi also announced they were taking a 30% pay cut for the next three months. Stardom also banned face punches from the promotion. Violations resulted in a disqualification for the first offense. A ringside doctor is now assigned to all future events and Kairi Hojo was subsequently named intermediary between the wrestlers and management in order to bring the two sides closer.[50][51][52] The incident received mainstream attention in Japan and became known as Seisan Matchi (凄惨マッチ, "Ghastly Match").[53][54] This would end up being Yoshiko's final appearance for Stardom.[55][56]

April 23 saw the beginning of a new annual event, the Cinderella Tournament, a one-day single-elimination tournament, with the winner being presented a dress by Yuzuki Aikawa and is granted a wish of their choice. The methods of winning consist of pinfall, submission, over-the-top-rope elimination, ten-minute time limit (except for the final), with time limit draws resulting in double elimination. Mayu Iwatani won the first tournament by defeating Koguma in the final.

Also in 2015, Stardom held shows in Los Angeles County, California.[57][58] This was the first time that Stardom held shows outside of Japan. Stardom's first United States show took place on October 16 in Covina, California, main evented by Io Shirai successfully defending her Wonder of Stardom Championship against Mia Yim. The second show took place two days later in Baldwin Park, California, headlined by Thunder Rock retaining their Goddess of Stardom Championship against the team of Hiroyo Matsumoto and Kellie Skater.

In November, Stardom began an interpromotional feud with Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling during the latter's Korakuen Hall show. The event saw Meiko Satomura, Dash Chisako, Sendai Sachiko, Cassandra Miyagi, Mika Iwata, and Chihiro Hashimoto against Io Shirai, Mayu Iwatani, Kairi Hojo, Momo Watanabe, Hiromi Mimura, and Kris Wolf, in a series of singles matches with gauntlet rules. Three days later, at Stardom's Korakuen Hall show, Mayu Iwatani was defeated by Meiko Satomura in her challenge for the World of Stardom Championship and Io Shirai successfully defended her Wonder of Stardom Championship against challenger Sendai Sachiko; the two had gone to a time limit draw three days earlier.

On February 28, 2016, Stardom launched Stardom World, a worldwide paid video service through YouTube.[59][60] The service was later moved to its own website.[61] In April, Io Shirai, Kairi Hojo and Mayu Iwatani represented Stardom in the United States, taking part in events for Lucha Underground and a match at the Cauliflower Alley Club.[62][63]

In May, Threedom (Shirai, Iwatani, and Hojo) traveled to Europe, taking part in shows in Spain, France, and England. A new championship was introduced on the show in Spain, the Stardom World Association (SWA) World Championship.[64][65] Io Shirai defeated Toni Storm in a tournament final to determine the first champion. The qualifications of defending the SWA title were that the opponent must be a different nationality to the champion.

On February 18, 2018, Stardom announced the creation of the promotion's seventh active title, the Future of Stardom Championship, the title is meant for wrestlers with less than two years of experience in professional wrestling or under the age of 20.[66]

2019–present[edit]

Stardom also introduced a new collaboration with Fire Pro Wrestling World, a video game developed by Spike Chunsoft.[67] This would be Stardom’s first involvement with a video game and was released on August 22, 2019.[68][69] Kagetsu, Hazuki, Andras Miyagi, Utami Hayashishita, Momo Watanabe, Mayu Iwatani, Arisa Hoshiki, Starlight Kid, Jungle Kyona, and Hana Kimura would be the Stardom wrestlers that were created for the release and all appeared in the ring during the announcement.[69][68]

On October 17, a press conference was held in which the purchase of Stardom by entertainment company, Bushiroad, was announced.[70] Bushiroad is also the owner of New Japan Pro Wrestling.[71] Stardom president Rossy Ogawa would remain as Stardom’s head producer.[72][70][73]

At New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom 14 on January 4, 2020, Mayu Iwatani and Arisa Hoshiki faced Hana Kimura and Giulia in a tag team dark match, marking the first women's match to take place at a Wrestle Kingdom event.[74]

On March 5, the second Fire Pro Wrestling World collaboration was released, with Giulia, Death Yama-san, Konami, Saya Iida, Tam Nakano, Saki Kashima, Bea Priestley, AZM, Natsuko Tora, Sumire Natsu, and Saya Kamitani added to the game.[75][76][77][78][79][80]

Apart from the March 8 Korakuen Hall show, Stardom cancelled all remaining March shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[81][82][83][84][85][86][87][88][89][90][91][92] No People Gate was presented from an empty Korakuen Hall on March 8, and was aired live on their YouTube channel.[93][94][86][95] The next Stardom show would be the Cinderella Tournament on March 24, and was held at Korakuen Hall with a limited number of tickets sold at the door.[96][97][98][99][100] Fans and venue staff went through temperature checks and face masks were mandatory.[101][97][102] Additional events were cancelled throughout April and May, meaning Stardom’s Ota Ward Gym show and the unit-produced shows held during Golden Week in early May would no longer be taking place.[103][104][105][106] In the meantime, Stardom wrestlers began doing live streams on the Stardom YouTube channel and social media to interact with fans.[107][108][109][110][111][112]

On 23 May 2020, Stardom star Hana Kimura died.[113]

Roster[edit]

Broadcasters[edit]

Domestic:

  • Tokyo MX (2020–present, currently broadcasting weekly highlights show We are STARDOM!! and live specials)
  • Fighting TV Samurai (2010–present, currently broadcasting live specials, retrospective shows and magazine shows)
  • Nippon TV (2020–present, currently broadcasting weekly episodes of We are STARDOM!! matches)

Worldwide:

  • Stardom World (streaming service, broadcasting most Stardom shows live, as well as on-demand classic and documentary content)

Championships[edit]

As of August 3, 2020

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Defenses Location Notes
World of Stardom Championship Mayu Iwatani 2 November 4, 2019 273+ 3 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Bea Priestley at Best of Goddess 2019.
Wonder of Stardom Championship Giulia 1 July 26, 2020 8+ 0 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Tam Nakano at Cinderella Summer in Tokyo to win the vacant championship.
Goddess of Stardom Championship Queen’s Quest
(Saya Kamitani and Utami Hayashishita)
1
(1, 2)
July 26, 2020 8+ 0 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Tokyo Cyber Squad (Jungle Kyona and Konami) at Cinderella Summer in Tokyo to win the vacant championship.
Artist of Stardom Championship Donna del mondo
(Giulia, Maika and Syuri Kondo)
1
(1, 1, 1)
February 8, 2020 177+ 1 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Queen’s Quest (AZM, Momo Watanabe and Utami Hayashishita) at The Way to Major League 2020.
High Speed Championship AZM 1 July 26, 2020 8+ 0 Tokyo, Japan Defeated former champion Riho and Starlight Kid at Cinderella Summer in Tokyo.
SWA World Championship Jamie Hayter 1 January 26, 2020 190+ 0 Osaka, Japan Defeated Utami Hayashishita at Stardom 9th anniversary in Osaka.
Future of Stardom Championship Maika 1 July 17, 2020 17+ 0 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Saya Iida and Saya Kamitani in a three-way match to win the vacant championship.

Annual tournaments[edit]

Tournament Latest winner(s) Date won Notes
5★Star Grand Prix Hana Kimura September 22, 2019 Round-robin tournament with a head-to-head final match.[30][114][115][116][117][118]
Cinderella Tournament Giulia March 24, 2020 One-day single-elimination tournament, where the winner gets a wish fulfilled.[119][120][121]
Goddesses of Stardom Tag League Arisa Hoshiki and Tam Nakano November 15, 2019 Tag team tournament held in a round-robin format in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016–18,[17][31][122][123][124] and in a single-elimination format in 2013 and 2015.[125][126]
Rookie of Stardom Saya Kamitani December 8, 2019 A tournament held at the end of the year and contested between wrestlers who made their debuts during the year. Has been held in various formats; in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016 as a single-elimination tournament,[17][31][127][128] in 2013 and 2017 as one singles match,[32][129] and in 2014 as a three-way tomoe-sen match.[130]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "News 2010年9月~12月". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). Archived from the original on September 2, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d 会社概要. World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). Archived from the original on June 9, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  3. ^ "STARDOM NEWS: Stardom purchased by NJPW parent company Bushiroad, press conference details on what this means for the future of the joshi promotion -". October 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "NJPW parent company Bushiroad acquires Stardom". WON/F4W - WWE news, Pro Wrestling News, WWE Results, UFC News, UFC results. October 16, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "What's Stardom". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  6. ^ "Shop". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). Archived from the original on June 8, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  7. ^ "What is Stard✪m?". We Are Stardom. World Wonder Ring Stardom. Archived from the original on June 13, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  8. ^ "Events « World Wonder Ring Stardom (Stardom) « Promotions Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  9. ^ "スターダムが地上波ゴールデン進出!女子プロでは全女以来34年ぶり MXテレビで(デイリースポーツ)". Yahoo!ニュース.
  10. ^ "週刊プロレスmobileはプロレスのニュース・試合速報を完全網羅!". wp.bbm-mobile.com.
  11. ^ a b "History". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). Archived from the original on October 15, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Stars". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). Archived from the original on January 4, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  13. ^ a b "Season1~". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). Archived from the original on April 29, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  14. ^ "2014年12月17日 スターダム、Zero1、DDTの三団体が道場について記者会見". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). December 17, 2014. Archived from the original on December 19, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  15. ^ a b c "Season2~". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). Archived from the original on April 29, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  16. ^ a b "スターダム「Stardom X~高橋奈苗デビュー15周年記念試合~」". Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. July 24, 2011. Archived from the original on September 13, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  17. ^ a b c "Season4~". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). Archived from the original on April 29, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  18. ^ "Nosawaと紫雷が大麻密輸で逮捕". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). May 24, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  19. ^ Piñeiro, Anthony (May 24, 2012). "Última Hora: Detienen a Nosawa & Io Shirai en el Aeropuerto de Japón por posesión de Marihuana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  20. ^ 紫雷イオが処分保留で釈放されたのを受けて、スターダムがリリースを発表。「今後に関しては話し合いを行った後に発表」. Battle News (in Japanese). June 12, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  21. ^ "Archived copy" 大麻取締法違反の紫雷イオが釈放. Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. June 13, 2012. Archived from the original on June 18, 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^ "Archived copy" 大麻取締法違反の紫雷イオが謝罪「プロレスで信用取り戻したい」. Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. June 21, 2012. Archived from the original on June 24, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  23. ^ 紫雷イオが謝罪会見 黒髪で反省示す. Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). June 21, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
  24. ^ 紫雷イオ不起訴 プロレス復帰へ. Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). July 2, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
  25. ^ Dark Angelita (July 10, 2012). "Sugi San confiesa complot en contra de Nosawa". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  26. ^ "Sugi San habría puesto una trampa a Nosawa". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). July 10, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  27. ^ Alvarez, Bryan (July 11, 2012). "Wed update: UFC On Fuel lineup, TNA Off DirecTV, Sonnen appeal update, new Jericho book, tons more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Archived from the original on October 2, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  28. ^ "Nosawa論外ハメた首謀者が謝罪会見". Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). July 11, 2012. Retrieved July 14, 2012.
  29. ^ "紫雷イオの大麻事件でSugi謝罪". Daily Sports Online (in Japanese). Kobe Shimbun. July 11, 2012. Retrieved July 14, 2012.
  30. ^ a b "Season8~". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). Archived from the original on April 29, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  31. ^ a b c "Season9~". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). Archived from the original on April 29, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  32. ^ a b "Season14~". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). Archived from the original on April 4, 2014. Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  33. ^ "Season11~". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). Archived from the original on April 29, 2013. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  34. ^ "Ryougoku Cinderella". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). Archived from the original on May 22, 2013. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
  35. ^ ゆずポンW歓喜!防衛&両国/スターダム. Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). August 5, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  36. ^ ゆずポン、最後はシンデレラとなって引退!イオと宝翔がベルトを取り戻す!. World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). April 29, 2013. Archived from the original on April 29, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  37. ^ ゆずポン、涙の引退試合/スターダム. Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). April 29, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  38. ^ "スターダム「Stardom Champions Fiesta 2013~両国シンデレラ」". Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. April 29, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  39. ^ 両国でシンデレラとなったゆずポンは引退しても「私はプロレスが大好きです!」イオと宝翔がベルトを取り戻し、スターダムは第2章へ. Battle News (in Japanese). April 29, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  40. ^ ゆずポン引退試合でグッズ「即完売」連発. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). April 30, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  41. ^ 2013年9月29日 『劇場版スターダム両国シンデレラ』の上映会は大盛況!. World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). September 29, 2013. Archived from the original on September 29, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
  42. ^ スターダム両国大会を映画館の大スクリーンで上映!映像で引退試合を初めて見たゆずポンよりも号泣する選手が.... Battle News (in Japanese). September 29, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
  43. ^ a b 女子プロレスが凄惨けんかマッチで紛糾. Daily Sports Online (in Japanese). Kobe Shimbun. February 22, 2015. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  44. ^ ケンカマッチで女子レスラー顔面“崩壊”. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). February 23, 2015. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  45. ^ スターダム安川は頬骨など骨折で手術へ. Daily Sports Online (in Japanese). Kobe Shimbun. February 23, 2015. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  46. ^ 顔面骨折の惡斗が告白「凄惨ケンカマッチの真相」「元の顔に戻して復帰します」. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). February 24, 2015. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  47. ^ 本日の後楽園大会についてファンの皆様へ. World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). February 22, 2015. Archived from the original on February 22, 2015. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  48. ^ スターダム緊急会議「様々な話した」. Daily Sports Online (in Japanese). Kobe Shimbun. February 23, 2015. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  49. ^ 世IV虎が団体代表と面談 対戦相手の顔面破壊行為を謝罪. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). February 24, 2015. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  50. ^ 2015年2月25日 2・22後楽園大会についての記者会見. World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). February 25, 2015. Archived from the original on February 25, 2015. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  51. ^ 凄惨マッチの世IV虎が涙浮かべ陳謝 王座剥奪&無期限出場停止処分. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). February 25, 2015. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  52. ^ 世IV虎は無期限出場停止 安川を見舞いに. Daily Sports Online (in Japanese). Kobe Shimbun. February 25, 2015. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  53. ^ Meltzer, Dave (March 2, 2015). "Mar. 2, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: CM Punk defamation lawsuit, Brock Lesnar Raw disappearance, state of WWE, and more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California. p. 35. ISSN 1083-9593.
  54. ^ ミスター女子プロ・神取が指摘する「凄惨マッチ」の問題点. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). February 26, 2015. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  55. ^ 安川悪斗、凄惨マッチからの復帰戦. Daily Sports Online (in Japanese). Kobe Shimbun. September 23, 2015. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  56. ^ 惡斗 7か月ぶり復帰戦は涙の勝利. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  57. ^ Meltzer, Dave (October 18, 2015). "Sunday Update: Sami Zayn Evolve appearance, Adam Rose injury". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  58. ^ Meltzer, Dave (October 19, 2015). "Monday Update: Brock Lesnar on Raw and Stone Cold's podcast, Sage & Paige together at last, tons more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  59. ^ "Daily Update: UFC Fight Night London, Stardom launches streaming service". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. February 27, 2016. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  60. ^ Johnson, Mike (February 27, 2016). "Former ECW Champion opens wrestling school, Stardom launches streaming site". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  61. ^ Fernandes, Steven (July 3, 2016). "Stardom streaming update". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  62. ^ Meltzer, Dave (April 10, 2016). "Big Lucha Underground Aztec Warfare 3 spoiler". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  63. ^ "Casino Royale 2016". Vendetta Pro Wrestling. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  64. ^ 2016年5月21日 ヨーロッパツアー4日目. World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). May 22, 2016. Archived from the original on May 23, 2016. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  65. ^ 紫雷イオ世界制覇へ!各国で防衛戦構想. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). June 2, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  66. ^ "President Ogawa introduced a new title today, the Future of Stardom title. To compete for this title a wrestler must be under 20 yrs old, or have less than 2 years as a pro. An upcoming tournament will decide the first champion". Twitter. February 18, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  67. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "スターダムがファイプロとコラボ!".
  68. ^ a b reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "2019年8月10日 STARDOM × STARDOM 2019".
  69. ^ a b reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "8/22発売/スターダム×ファイヤープロレス ワールド収録技情報".
  70. ^ a b reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "スターダムがブシロードグループ「キックスロード」と事業譲渡契約記者会見".
  71. ^ "ブシロード公式サイト|製品・イベント". ブシロード公式サイト.
  72. ^ "12月1日からスターダムの業務は株式会社キックスロード改め、ブシロード・ファイトが行っていきます。しかし事務所も道場もスタッフも現状と変わりません。私はスターダム事業部門の最高責任者、エグゼクティブ・プロデューサーとしてまい進していきますので。歳は取りましたけど、私の夢はまだ沢山!pic.twitter.com/hvqTSEStkn". October 17, 2019.
  73. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "スターダム新体制スタート直前戦略発表・記者会見&調印式が行われた".
  74. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "2020年1月4日 WRESTLE KINGDOM 14 in 東京ドーム".
  75. ^ Stardom, We Are (February 7, 2020). "The 2nd Stardom-Fire Pro Wrestling World DLC comes on March5!pic.twitter.com/cWbsFK9Qi4".
  76. ^ "『ファイヤープロレスリングワールド』女子プロレス団体"スターダム"とのコラボ第2弾が決定! 中野たむ選手やジュリア選手ら11名が新規参戦 #ファイプロ #中野たむ #ジュリア #スターダム". January 29, 2020.
  77. ^ "ファイヤープロレスリングワールド』女子プロレス団体"スターダム"とのコラボ第2弾が決定!中野たむ選手やジュリア選手ら11名が新規参戦". Famitsu. January 30, 2020.
  78. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "『FIRE PRO WRESTLING WORLD』ファイプロW×スターダムコラボ 第2弾決定!".
  79. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "【特報❣】『FIRE PRO WRESTLING WORLD』 人気女子プロレス団体「スターダム」コラボ第二弾!".
  80. ^ Stardom, We Are (January 29, 2020). "Tam announced that the 2nd Stardom-Fire Pro Wrestling World collaboration is coming March 5! Featuring 11 more wrestlers!pic.twitter.com/aWd9m6Qewf".
  81. ^ Stardom, We Are (March 12, 2020). "Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, our March 29 show in Nagoya has heen cancelled. For refunds, please check our website below. March 24 and 28 reservations are no longer being accepted, stay tuned for more word. Thank you for your understanding".
  82. ^ Stardom, We Are (March 5, 2020). "Due to the Coronvirus situation, we are cancelling the following shows: March 20 Gunma March 21 Shinkiba March 22 Shinkiba We apologize for any inconvenience. For refunds, please check".
  83. ^ Stardom, We Are (February 17, 2020). "Due to the current Coronavirus situation in Japan, the following precautionary measures are being taken: 2.19 Mayu Iwatani Birthday Fan Event - cancelled 2.20 Fan signing event - cancelled 2.20 Press conference - will be held, but no fans in attendance 1 of 3".
  84. ^ Stardom, We Are (February 17, 2020). "2.22 Osaka show - cancelled 2.23 Nagoya show - cancelled 2.29 Shinkiba show - cancelled 3.8 Korakuen Hall show - will be held, Empty Arena (no fans in attendance) 3.14 Osaka Day and Night shows - cancelled 2 of 3".
  85. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "【お詫びと払い戻しのご案内】2/20~3/14までのスターダム主催興行は中止となります".
  86. ^ a b reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "3・8東京・後楽園ホール無観客大会の対戦カード発表記者会見".
  87. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "【3/20前橋、3/21&3/22新木場】※中止にともなう各プレイガイド払い戻しのご案内".
  88. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "【大会中止のお詫びと払い戻しのご案内】3/29名古屋大会は開催中止となります".
  89. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "【3/28浜松大会は中止となります】お詫びと払い戻しに関しまして".
  90. ^ "新型コロナウイルス感染症の影響によるブシロード主催イベントの中止・延期のご案内<3/24 22:00追記>|ブシロード公式サイト". ブシロード公式サイト.
  91. ^ Stardom, We Are (March 27, 2020). "After further discussion, tomorrow's March 28th Hamamatsu, Shizuoka show will be cancelled. We apologize to fans who were planning to attend for the late announcement. We will announce the details of the ticket refunds later. Thank you for supporting Stardom".
  92. ^ Stardom, We Are (March 27, 2020). "pic.twitter.com/I7zsxKIXaZ".
  93. ^ Stardom, We Are (March 7, 2020). "March 8 Korakuen Hall No People Gate ◆No fans in attendance! All wrestlers and staff were checked for body temperature and overall wellness; anyone that was ill did not perform. Jushin Thunder Liger in the broadcast booth!pic.twitter.com/bUw9eQ1qDX".
  94. ^ Stardom, We Are (February 20, 2020). "Our March 8show Korakuen Hall is officially titled No People Gate.pic.twitter.com/SILM425cCO".
  95. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "March 8 (Sunday) Stardom at Korakuen Hall will be distributed live, for free worldwide on Youtube!".
  96. ^ Stardom, We Are (March 19, 2020). "pic.twitter.com/FNnLR5jrTm".
  97. ^ a b Stardom, We Are (March 19, 2020). "Fans will be allowed entry to the show, but will undergo a physical check, with their temperature taken. No entry will be allowed if temp is over 37°C (98.6°F). Masks will be distributed for free".
  98. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "2020年3月24日 シンデレラ・トーナメント2020".
  99. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "【緊急決定】3/24『シンデレラトーナメント2020』後楽園ホール大会の開催に関する記者会見を、3/20(金・祝)15時より生配信します".
  100. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "3・24後楽園対戦カード発表記者会見レポート".
  101. ^ Stardom, We Are (March 24, 2020). "Cinderella Tournament 2020 March 24 Korakuen Hall ◆Jushin Thunder Liger joined the commentary team once again! Temperatures of wrestlers, staff and fans were taken before being admitted. Masks were handed out for anyone that needed one.pic.twitter.com/DGL9vimejM".
  102. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "【重要なお知らせ】新型コロナウィルス感染症への対応に関しまして".
  103. ^ Stardom, We Are (April 2, 2020). "With the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the following Stardom shows have been cancelled: 4/11 (Sat) Yokohama Radiant Hall 4/25 (Sat) Osaka World Pavillion (noon) 4/25 (Sat) Osaka World Pavillion (night) We apologize and thank you for supporting Stardom!".
  104. ^ Stardom, We Are (April 7, 2020). "Thank you very much for your support of Stardom. With the ongoing pandemic, all Stardom shows through May 6 have been cancelled. Information on refunds may be found on our webpage below. We appreciate your understanding".
  105. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "【4/11横浜、4/25大阪大会は中止となります】お詫びと払い戻しに関しまして".
  106. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "【4/14〜5/6までの大会は中止となります】お詫びと払い戻しに関しまして".
  107. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "【YouTube生配信】4/18(土)21時~緊急?QQライブ✪林下詩美が渡辺桃&AZM&上谷沙弥をテレワーク招集⁉".
  108. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "【YouTube生配信】4/21(火)19:00~岩谷麻優&中野たむ「オンラインお茶会でほっこりSP」".
  109. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "【YouTube生配信】4/22(水)20:00~ジュリア&朱里&舞華「DDMと一緒にオンライン合同練習SP」".
  110. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "【YouTube生配信】4/23(木)20:00~木村花&ジャングル叫女&小波「TCSとオンライン飲み会やっちゃうぞ大作戦」".
  111. ^ reserved, Copyright (c) 2014株式会社スターダム, All rights. "【YouTube生配信】4/27(月)18:00~刀羅ナツコ&鹿島沙希&夏すみれ「大江戸隊のオンライン作戦会議」【STARDOM】".
  112. ^ Stardom (April 8, 2020). "Tokyo and most of Japan is in a State of Emergency, and most everyone is stuck at home. Be on the lookout for Stardom roster members, as they exercise to the Stardom theme, in a relay of sorts. Tam starts things off, and you'll find other Stardom members picking things up soon".
  113. ^ http://www.twm.news/hana-kimura-passes-away-aged-22/
  114. ^ "2014年9月23日 5★Star GP2014 最終戦 後楽園ホール". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). September 23, 2014. Archived from the original on September 23, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  115. ^ "Season13~". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). Archived from the original on April 4, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  116. ^ 宝城カイリが5★Star GP優勝. Daily Sports Online (in Japanese). Kobe Shimbun. September 23, 2015. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  117. ^ 【5★Star GP】美闘陽子が初V 紫雷イオとのタイトル戦緊急決定. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). September 22, 2016. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  118. ^ 【スターダム】トニー・ストームが春秋連覇「ワタシハサイキョー!」王座挑戦も決定. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). September 18, 2017. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  119. ^ 【スターダム】シンデレラ・トーナメントは岩谷麻優が優勝「世IV虎の思い背負った」. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). April 24, 2015. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  120. ^ 【スターダム】岩谷麻優「シンデレラT」連覇 4冠王へ5・15紫雷イオに挑戦. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). April 29, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  121. ^ ストームがシンデレラT初優勝!イオの赤いベルト挑戦表明. Daily Sports Online (in Japanese). Kobe Shimbun. April 30, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  122. ^ "2014年11月16日 第4回Goddesses of Stardom~タッグリーグ戦~最終戦". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). November 16, 2014. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  123. ^ 2016年11月11日 Goddesses of Stardom2016~タッグリーグ戦~. World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). November 12, 2016. Archived from the original on May 3, 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  124. ^ 2017年11月5日 第7回 Goddesses of Stardom~タッグリーグ戦~優勝戦. World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). November 6, 2017. Archived from the original on November 6, 2017. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  125. ^ 2013年9月27日 10月の大会のカード&タッグトーナメント概要が決定!. World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). September 27, 2013. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
  126. ^ 11・8 新木場でワンディ・タッグトーナメント開催!. World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). November 2, 2015. Archived from the original on November 2, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  127. ^ ジャングル叫女がスターダム新人王に. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). December 7, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  128. ^ 【スターダム】中学3年生の七星アリスが新人王. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). December 5, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  129. ^ 【スターダム】渋沢四季が新人王決定戦制す. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). December 11, 2017. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  130. ^ 2014年12月7日 ルーキー・オブ・スターダム2014. World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). December 7, 2014. Archived from the original on December 9, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.

External links[edit]