World of Stardom Championship

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World of Stardom Championship
Io Shirai World of Stardom Champion.jpg
Io Shirai with the World of Stardom Championship belt in April 2014
Details
PromotionWorld Wonder Ring Stardom
Date establishedJune 26, 2011[2]
Current champion(s)Kagetsu
Date wonJune 9, 2018[1]

The World of Stardom Championship (ワールド・オブ・スターダム選手権, Wārudo Obu Sutādamu Senshuken) is a women's professional wrestling championship owned by the World Wonder Ring Stardom promotion. The title, which is situated at the top of Stardom's championship hierarchy, was introduced on June 26, 2011, and the inaugural champion was crowned on July 24, 2011, when Nanae Takahashi defeated Yoko Bito in the finals of a four-woman tournament.[2] The title is often referred to simply as the "Red Belt", a name famously used by All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling (AJW) to refer to its WWWA World Single Championship (of which Takahashi had been the last titleholder back in 2006).[2][7][8] The title belt was crafted by American company Top Rope Belts,[9] with a conscious decision to imitate the AJW title belt in terms of its color, with Stardom president Rossy Ogawa referring to the promotion's heyday as the "Golden Age of Joshi Puroresu".[10] The title has also been defended in Mexico and France.[11][12][13]

Like most professional wrestling championships, the title is won as a result of a scripted match. There have been ten reigns shared among nine wrestlers. Kagetsu is the current champion in her first reign.

Title history[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defenses Number of successful defenses
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
1 Nanae Takahashi July 24, 2011 Stardom × Stardom 2011 Tokyo 1 602 7[14] Takahashi defeated Yoko Bito in the finals of a four-woman tournament to become the inaugural champion [2][15]
2 Alpha Female March 17, 2013 Stardom the Highest 2013 Tokyo 1 43 0[16] [14][17]
3 Io Shirai April 29, 2013 Ryōgoku Cinderella Tokyo 1 468 10[18] [16][19][20]
4 Yoshiko August 10, 2014 Stardom × Stardom 2014 Tokyo 1 199 3[21][Note 1] [18][22]
Vacated February 25, 2015 Tokyo Yoshiko was stripped of the title and suspended indefinitely for legitimately beating and injuring Act Yasukawa in a title defense on February 22 [23][24][25]
5 Kairi Hojo March 29, 2015 Stardom the Highest 2015 Tokyo 1 119 3[26] Hojo defeated Io Shirai in the finals of a four-woman tournament to win the vacant title [27][28]
6 Meiko Satomura July 26, 2015 Stardom × Stardom 2015: Manatsu no Saiten Tokyo 1 150 1[29] [26][30][31][32]
7 Io Shirai December 23, 2015 Stardom Yearend Climax 2015: Nenkan Saishū Kessen Tokyo 2 546 14[33] [29][34]
8 Mayu Iwatani June 21, 2017 Galaxy Stars 2017 Tokyo 1 95 2[1] [33][35][36]
9 Toni Storm September 24, 2017 5☆Star GP 2017 × Champions in Nagoya Nagoya 1 258 3 This title change was unplanned as Iwatani legitimately dislocated her elbow, prompting the referee to stop the match and award the title to Storm [1][37][38]
10 Kagetsu June 9, 2018 Stardom Shining Stars 2018 Nagoya 1 178+ 4

Combined reigns[edit]

As of December 4, 2018

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined
defenses
Combined
days
1 Io Shirai 2 24 1,014
2 Nanae Takahashi 1 7 602
3 Toni Storm 1 3 258
4 Yoshiko 1 3 199
5 Meiko Satomura 1 1 150
6 Kagetsu 1 4 178+
7 Kairi Hojo 1 3 119
8 Mayu Iwatani 1 2 95
9 Alpha Female 1 0 43

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Following Yoshiko's suspension the result of her third successful title defense was retroactively changed to a no contest.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Alpha Female". Pro-Wrestling: EVE. Archived from the original on March 17, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
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  10. ^ Ogawa, Rossy. "2011年Rossy's Eye". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
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  21. ^ "2015年2月22日 Queen's Shout2015~女王たちの叫び~". World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). February 22, 2015. Archived from the original on February 22, 2015. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  22. ^ 世Ⅳ虎ついにスターダム王座奪取. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). August 11, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ 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.
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  27. ^ 2015年3月29日 Stardom the Highest2015. World Wonder Ring Stardom (in Japanese). March 29, 2015. Archived from the original on March 29, 2015. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
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  30. ^ 里村明衣子が赤いベルトを奪取!. Daily Sports Online (in Japanese). Kobe Shimbun. July 26, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
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