Truthfully, I have very little interest in this card, especially with the SHIMMER girls on it as I just don't think they are up to par. I'm also not so high on trios matches anymore after seeing millions of useless ones in CMLL.
The crowd looks pretty bad for this. It is never good when you have more people in the match than in the front row. I blame it on being a trios heavy show, STARDOM cooling off as a whole with retiring wrestlers and the show being in the second week of January. The end of December and beginning of January are part of the holidays in Japan and I'd think most people who would want to go see wrestling would have went then.
Artist of Stardom Title Tournament - Natsuki Taiyo, Saki Kashima and Act Yasukawa vs Miho Wakizawa, Tsukasa Fujimoto and Yui Yokoo
Artist of Stardom Title Tournament - Io Shirai, Mayu Iwatani, Natsumi Showzuki vs Tomoka Nakagawa, Portia Perez and Kellie Skater
Yuhi vs Hailey Hatred
ProWresBlog's 2012 Rookie of the Year is back. Hailey's a nice person but I'm not a big fan of her in-ring. She just always gets saddled as a giant and has to work that style of match, and it's rarely good.
Yoshiko vs Hiroyo Matsumoto
Wonder of Stardom title - Kairi Hojo vs Yuzuki Aikawa
This is an interesting one here and definitely necessary since Yuzupon is going away soon and Kairi is one of the better STARDOM prospects. I admittedly would be tempted to put Hojo over here for the title since Yuzuki's gonna have to lose it anyway.
Artist of Stardom Tournament Final - Natsuki Taiyo, Act Yasukawa and Saki Kashima vs Tomoka Nakagawa, Kellie Skater and Portia Perez
|Act gets the pin!|
Stardom Title - Nanae Takahashi vs Kyoko Kimura
Really weird intro video here with the girls being given movie character like titles and Kimura's video being done to "The Star Spangled Banner". Ya know, despite the fact that she's not American.
|Wow, Nanae is now moderately attractive. Props to her for that.|
Overall thoughts: The show was alright. Some pretty good stuff and some so-so stuff though I hope this is the last of the three gaijin as they all contributed nothing.