Matches:1.Future of STARDOM Title: Saya(c) vs Unagi ***
2.Wonder of STARDOM Title: Utami(c) vs Maika ***1/2
Time to catch up on STARDOM, with the 2021 episodes which start with number 58. This set is from the 10th Anniversary gig which took place on the 17th of January, for those keeping track.
The opener this week saw Saya defending her spot as Future of STARDOM Champion against Unagi. It was a little rough around the edges but the champ showed enough to potential that I think the gimmick of the belt she holds still resonates and the challenger looked good enough in defeat. Unagi will climb up the card a bit but I admittedly doubt she ever hits above midcard area. Saya likely won't hold a top belt either but will likely peak above her. We'll see how wrong or right I am in a few years.
An elimination tag match with members from Queen's Quest, Donna del Mondo, Oedo Tai. and STARS was shown in clipped down form to show us Kamitani pinning Himeka.
For the main event this week, we had Utami defending the Wonder of STARDOM Championship against Maika. Maika really came off as a strong challenger but a series of power moves followed by a BT Bomb ensured the red belt didn't change hands. In all, it was a very good match.
This week was all about the future of the company. The opener showcased the downcard youth, the clip in the middle showing the current youth push in the mid, and the main was a highlight of what the youth of the top are doing. This was a strong 30 minute episode not just for that but also for general quality, too.
Check it out!
Overall Rating: 75/100%