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We are STARDOM!! #67 Review

Matches: 1.World of STARDOM Title: Utami Hayashishita(c) vs Saya Kamitani ***3/4 2.Utami Hayashishita vs Bea Priestley vs Syuri ***1/4 3.Momo Watanabe vs Nanae Takahashi NR Thoughts: All Star Dream Cinderella coverage continues, this time starting with Utami's defense of the World of STARDOM Championship against Kamitani. A great match, with Saya getting to actually show off far more than expected, before the red champ put her down. The super close call kickout down the stretch was especially well done.  Post, Bea challenged Utami. We then jump ahead a few days to March 7th, with Syuri, Utami, and Bea working a three-way. Good stuff overall, and logical booking. Syuri was included because, well who says no to a former UFC fighter, and to put Bea and Utami together without giving away the full match. Bea beating Utami was a perfect choice, too. Building block match. Next, Momo and Nanae. When the partnership with SEAdLINNNG was announced, this was a match I was hoping we'd get.

We are STARDOM!! #66 Review

Matches: 1.Mayu Iwatani vs Yoshiko **** 2.Mayu Iwatani vs Unagi Sayaka NR Thoughts: Time to catch back up on STARDOM. This one starts with Mayu and Yoshiko at the 10th Anniversary show from early March. Iwatani played the underdog like she does so well here, allowing for Yoshiko to come off as a true monster, which is a part she obviously plays well, too. Not only a fantastic match, but I also am hopeful that the result means a rematch for the SEAdLINNNG strap. They embraced in a show of respect after. Post, we are given Mayu talking about the match while being shown some highlights. The YouTube translate feature is still a major work in progress and my Japanese isn't good enough either to enjoy this new feature that STARDOM is adding to the episodes. We really should all forgive Yoshiko, for the record. Clips from the Assemble Vol. 4 show followed, with Mayu and Starlight beating Momo and AZM. The episode closed with a match from February, as part of Unagi's trial match series

The Check List: Top 10 American Dragon Matches I Want to See Before He Retires

The American Dragon is free from his shackles now, and looks to rise anew. While I have issues with WWE, and especially with Vince, one has to also give some credit. While their usage of him and the epic rise of popularity he saw within the company came begrudgingly, full of biting and pulling, he is still a far bigger star now than he was before. He used his platform to put on killer displays every time he could and the sad thing is that even his better matches for the company weren't always his, well to reference an anime franchise many are likely tired of reading references to, they weren't his final form. Before joining Vince's traveling circus of wrestling-related entertainment, The American Dragon was an epic performer that wowed all that got to see him with his brutal technical style and a clear love of the art. While under contract with WWE, Bryan has dropped a few names that he'd love to work against. I'd like to take a moment to drop my own wish list of ma

Monday Night Slam Masters Episode 2+ Review

Matches: 1.WWE Intercontinental Title: Apollo(c) vs KO *** 2.X-Division Title: Alexander(c) vs Ace ***1/2 3.KUSHIDA, MSK vs Legado del Fantasma ***1/2 4.Mexican National Trios Title Tournament, Semi-Final: Hijos del Inferno vs Guerrero Maya Jr, Stuka Jr, Star Jr NR 5.Cesaro, Bryan vs Rollins, Jey ***1/4 6.McIntyre vs Strowman NR 7.Callihan vs Edwards NR Thoughts: Watch the episode HERE . After The Midcard, breaking down some general midcard situations around the continent, we launched into an Intercontinental Championship match, with Apollo Crews and Kevin Owens in a good match with a shit finish. Just a building block in the end, but still enjoyable enough overall to give a nod of acceptance. On IMPACT, we saw Ace Austin getting his championship rematch following Alexander winning the strap at the last PPV. This was a very good stuff and, at risk of sounding like a broken record, another example of the positive direction of the division right now. Over on NXT, the Cruiserweight Champ