Recommended Puro: Stardom 2018

21st January 7th Anniversary Show

Loser Leaves Unit Gauntlet Match

Oedo Tai (Hana Kimura, Kagetsu, Kris Wolf, Natsu Sumire & Tam Nakano) vs. Queen’s Quest (AZM, HZK, Io Shirai, Momo Watanabe & Viper)

Heavy stakes, personal issues and a hot crowd make for one of the greatest gauntlet matches you’ve ever seen. The booking is perfect, with the order of entrants and eliminations building the drama perfectly. Of course you know when Lo Shirai and Kagetsu get in there things are going to step up a gear quick, but (almost) everyone puts in great performances to make this must-see.

18th February Queen’s Fest

Meiko Satomura vs. Toni Storm

Now this is how you put on a mat wrestling classic. Holds are teased and returned to, momentum shifts at all the right moments, everything looks devastating, and there’s enough striking and power moves thrown in to mesh it all together nicely. If you want to watch some old school, high quality wrestling, then this is for you

Wonder Of Stardom Title Match

Io Shirai (c) vs. Momo Watanabe

Momo Watanabe might just be the future face of the company, but stablemate Io isn’t interested in potential, she wants to see her at her best. Watanabe soon proves she’s got what it takes to give Io a run for her money, and some brilliant action follows. Get ready for a whole bunch of 2.9 second pins, and edge of your seat submission, as Watanabe homes in on that big upset.

Dream Slam In Nagoya

Current Blast Exploding Bat Death Match

Io Shirai & Tam Nakano vs. Oedo Tai (Kagetsu & Natsu Sumire)

From Stardom Dream Slam In Nagoya

You might see the words exploding death match and be instantly put off, but a bloodbath featuring women this is not. Instead, this is an example of a match using its gimmicky stipulation to perfection, to tell a brilliant story. That said, there’s still lots of hate and stuff exploding, making for a match that’s all sorts of fun.

This list is updated regularly, so don’t forget to check back soon for more recommended matches!

By @MikeGrindle

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