Stardom New Summer (11/7/20) Review

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Credit: Stardom

The Stardom return continued as they put together a two-show weekend to build to significant events in Korakuen, Osaka and Nagoya. While the cards were still unannounced going in, they had a lot of matches to set-up, so you could guarantee there was going to be a few interesting wrinkles.

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Ice Ribbon 1046 (13/6/20) Review

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Credit: Ice Ribbon

We’re finally there! The title match that Ice Ribbon has been building to for longer than they planned (thanks COVID) and which I’ve been dancing around for an extra month because I’m so far behind. Sadly, being far behind apparently makes it impossible for me to watch this via niconico’s PPV gimmick (feel free to point me in the right direction if I’m wrong), so I had to find the Samurai version. That means a couple of matches were clipped, but it’s nothing too egregious.

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Stardom Is Again (21/6/20) Review

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Welcome back. Credit: Stardom

I don’t think a wrestling show has ever kicked off my anxiety as much as this one. A lot has happened since Stardom last ran, and while I was delighted to have them back, there is no denying that there is a large shadow over their return to the ring. Hana Kimura’s death is still being processed by many, and the thought of Stardom without her is going to take a long time to get used to.

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