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World Wonder Ring Stardom, usually referred to as simply Stardom, is a Japanese women's Professional Wrestling promotion founded in 2010. Since its founding, it has grown to become the largest women's pro wrestling promotion currently active in Japan. In 2020 "We Are Stardom!!" would start to be aired on BS Nittele and Tokyo MX and that marked the first time that joshi puroresu promotion has had a weekly national television program since All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling left Fuji TV in 2002.

In October 2019, Bushiroad, parent company of New Japan Pro-Wrestling, purchased Stardom. At Wrestle Kingdom 14 on January 4, 2020, Mayu Iwatani and Arisa Hoshiki faced Hana Kimura and Giulia in a tag team dark match, marking the first women's match to take place at a Wrestle Kingdom event.


Factions play a bigger role in Stardom than in most other promotions — almost every wrestler in Stardom is part of one of six factions. They are...

  • Stars (Current leader: Mayu Iwatani): The pure Face faction - company players and all-around good girls, although not afraid to show a more arrogant or even disrespectful side if pushed too far.
  • Oedo-tai (Current leader: Natsuko Tora): The pure Heel faction, with all the viciousness and dirty tricks you'd expect from such a group.
  • Queen's Quest (Current leader: Utami Hayashishita): A Wild Card faction, devoted to establishing themselves at top of the promotion and making sure everybody knows it, but without going to the heelish extremes of Oedo-Tai.
  • Donna del Mondo (Current leader: Giulia): Chaotic Neutral. Outsiders, here to cause a ruckus and shake up the status quo.
  • Cosmic Angels (Current leader: Tam Nakano): A sub-group that formed out of Stars. More cutesy and sugar coated than all the other factions, they're the softest side of the promotion. At first they were considered a sub-group of Stars, but after a few feuds with the group nowadays they're considered their own faction. Currently the largest faction in the company with 9 members as of this writing.
  • God's Eye (Current leader: Syuri): A splinter group formed as a result of their leader's dissatisfaction with Donna del Mondo. Currently the smallest faction in the company.

Titles and Current Champions

  • World of Stardom Championship: The "Red Belt", Stardom's throwback to the WWWA belts AJW had acquired. It was intended to be held by the best in the world, resulting in champions traveling and STARDOM inviting challengers from all over Japan and overseas. Held by: Tam Nakano, since April 23, 2023
  • Wonder of Stardom Championship: The "White Belt", Stardom's throwback to the title belts AJW created for itself. It was intended to decide the best in STARDOM, with most challengers being contracted by the company but started being defended in other Joshi feds and overseas as well when Meiko Satomura won the "World Of" belt and took it to Sendai Girls. Held by: Mina Shirakawa, since April 23, 2023
  • Goddess of Stardom Championship: The tag team titles. Held by: The New Era (Ami Sourei & Mirai), since April 23, 2023
  • Artist of Stardom Championship: The trios titles. Held by: REstart (KAIRI, Natsupoi and Saori Anou), since April 23, 2023
  • High Speed Championship: Originally created by the NEO promotion, this title was an attempt to create a junior heavyweight style division without actually committing to weight classes. It was adopted into Stardom after NEO folded and the end result is a belt for fast and high-flying wrestlers akin to Impact Wrestling's X-Division title. Held by: AZM, since February 23, 2022
  • SWA World Championship: A belt representing the STARDOM World Alliance, which includes partner promotions such as the Mexican Women Wrestling Stars (WWS), Spain's Revolution Championship Wrestling (RCW), British Empire Wrestling (BEW) and the French Association Biterroise de Catch (ABC). The belt was created during a tour of Europe and the challenger must be of a nationality other than that of the current champion. Held by: Vacantnote 
  • Future of Stardom Championship: The rookie championship, holders and challengers must be under 20 years old or have less than two years of wrestling experience. Held by: Ami Sourei, since October 19, 2022
  • IWGP Women's Championship: A title shared between Stardom and New Japan Pro-Wrestling, meant to be defended primarily on New Japan shows both domestically and internationally but with Stardom's roster as its main competitors. Held by: Mayu Iwatani, since April 23, 2023

Tournaments and Major Events


Current wrestlers:

  • Mayu Iwatani (Leader)
  • Saya Iida
  • Koguma
  • Hanan
  • Momo Kohgo
  • Hazuki

    Oedo Tai 
  • Natsuko Tora (Leader)
  • Momo Watanabe
  • Saki Kashima
  • Fukigen DEATH
  • Rina
  • Ruaka
  • Starlight Kid

    Queen's Quest 
  • Utami Hayashita (Leader)
  • Saya Kamitani
  • AZM
  • Hina
  • Lady C
  • Miyu Amasaki

    Donna del Mondo 
  • Giulia (Leader)
  • Maika
  • Himeka
  • Thekla
  • Mai Sakurai

    Cosmic Angels 
  • Tam Nakano (Leader)
  • Mina Shirakawa
  • Waka Tsukiyama
  • Saki
  • Hikari Shimizu
  • Yuko Sakurai
  • Rina Amikura
  • Natsupoi

    God's Eye 
  • Syuri (Leader)
  • Ami Sourei
  • Mirai
  • Tomoka Inaba

    No faction 

Former talent

  • Hana Kimura (passed away in 2020)
  • Kagetsu (retired in 2020)
  • HZK (retired in 2020)
  • Kris Wolf (retired in 2019)
  • Act Yasukawa (retired in 2015)
  • Io Shirai (WWE as IYO SKY)
  • Meiko Satomura (WWE NXT)
  • Xia Brookside (freelancer)
  • Toni Storm (AEW)
  • Bea Priestley (WWE NXT as Blair Davenport)
  • Yoshiko (Seadlinnng)
  • Thunder Rosa (NWA/AEW)
  • Riho (AEW)
  • La Rosa Negra (Mission Pro Wrestling)
  • Kyoko Kimura (retired in 2017)
  • Sumire Natsu (left in 2021)
  • Jungle Kyona (retired in 2021)
  • Unagi Sayaka (left in 2022)

How to Watch

Stardom has an official Youtube channel, which features "We Are Stardom", a weekly half-hour program, and occasionally full shows. These shows are in Japanese with no subtitles. For full shows, offers a subscription based service, which includes English subtitles.

Stardom includes examples of the following tropes:

  • Abnormal Ammo: Hiroyo Matsumoto accidentally shot Evie once. Luckily it was with a confetti gun, so it only harmed their egos. They also tried to shoot Kairi Hojo with streamer guns in revenge for Io Shirai Force Feeding Kellie Skater a streamer, but this also lead to friendly fire.
  • The Ace: Io Shirai, Kairi Hojo and Mayu Iwatani are considered as the best wrestlers in Japan. Currently, with Io and Kairi having left for NXT, Syuri and Utami Hayashishita appear to have filled in the gap left behind while Mayu has become the top Face of the company..
  • Afro Ass Kicker: Kyoko Kimura has held the Goddess Of Stardom three times, the Artist Of Stardom twice, and did so while sporting a huge Afro. Her stablemate La Rosa Negra has a smaller Afro and has won the High Speed Title belt.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Yoko Bito's claim to fame was being bigger, stronger and better looking than STARDOM's MVP Yuzuki Aikawa. Nanae Takahashi and Hiroyo Matsumoto on the other hand like rubbing in that they are bigger, stronger and in Matsumoto's case, sexier than Bito.
  • Anti-Hero: Tokyo Cyber Squad as whole, with the exception Jungle Kyona. They love chaos and hate any authority they themselves didn't appoint. But they accept anyone so long as they can agree with those two points, and sometimes make exceptions to that as Kyona is evidence of, were dedicated to destroying the heels Stars were apparently too soft to handle and handled other faces on their own terms.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Viper, Io Shirai and HZK in that order while defending the Artist Of Stardom for Queen's Quest...though Shirai was pretty short herself.
  • Bilingual Dialogue: Some of the gaijin learn Japanese, but most of them don't even speak each other's languages. Some of the stables that heavily recruit gaijin have "translators" who will switch language based on who they are speaking to, like Kris Wolf or Thunder Rosa in Oedo~tai, but for the most part gaijin conversations tend to consist of speaking to each other in their own language or ignoring each other altogether and hoping their point is at least made to the crowd.
  • Bookends: Syuri's World of Stardom Championship reign started on December 29, 2021 when she defeated Utami Hayashishita. Her title reign ended exactly a year later at the hands of Giulia.
  • Bound and Gagged: Hana Kimura's (Kagetsu's) Oedo~tai repeatedly tried to kidnap and or kill Mayu Iwatani, which included trying to bind and gag her with the streamers fans were throwing Iwatani's way.
  • Break Them by Talking: Not totally by talking, but Death Yama-san attempted to break Mayu Iwatani by reading Iwatani her own biography while trapping her in an octopus stretch. Turns out having your fingers on something other than your opponent that isn't giving leverage makes the hold less effective...but points for creativity?
  • Breast Attack: Many of the established wrestlers, athletes recruited directly from sports and scouted martial artists resented the fact STARDOM was catering to models so heavily in its early years, the heels especially. Most of their ire was directed at Yuzuki Aikawa and manifest in attempts to ruin her looks, be it her face or her breasts.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center
    • Nanae Takahashi had come a long way in STARDOM from the woman who dropped her own tag team partner Ayako Hamada off a balcony in Zenjo. There really was no hint of irony, sarcasm or malice when she thrashed Aikwawa thoroughly before STARDOM's first show and she was supportive in making Aikawa the MVP of STARDOM proper once it started. She's still one of the strongest and most violent people in the promotion, but she's full of love and empathy now.
    • "Lady Destroyer" Hiroyo Matsumoto is as compassionate as she is strong. She hadn't paired with Santana Garrett for a month and was already cradling her like a child after Garrett took a three count pin in a failed shot at Thunder Rock. On the other hand Matsumoto also crushed Garrett with the weight of Kyoko Kimura and Kris Wolf because she didn't realize Garrett was holding onto Wolf as she drove them into the turnbuckles.
  • CamelCase: AphroditE, spell it right or face the wrath of Queen's Quest.
  • Card-Carrying Villain
    • After Act Yasukawa betrayed Trouble 2 Maker for Kimura Monster gun, she started calling herself "Evil Actress Soul"
    • Chelsea Green isn't simply a sadist who favors dirty tactics, she also tends to dress like a super villain. Still, her most frequent tag team partner is the facey Santana Garrett and Green mostly behaves herself when the two host Tea Time and interview various wrestlers.
  • Chokeholds: Utami Hayashishita uses a lot of blood chokes, but in most cases doesn't have the patience to wait and see if they will work and mainly uses them as transitions for suplexes or slams. Questionable strategy as it is, she's strong and quick to enough to usually make it work. Her Queen's Quest stablemate Konami will wait out a triangle choke, but has no success in getting Hayashishita to see the validity in doing so.
  • Commuting on a Bus
    • Cheerleader Melissa lost to Io Shirai in her debut, but gave Io a bit of trouble and crushed Io in a rematch, which impressed the STARDOM brass even though Shirai ultimately won more points in their grand prix block and advanced. Impressed them so much Melissa was appointed President of STARDOM USA and tasked with finding women who could develop talents similar to her own. She still showed up to wrestle a few times, such as tagging with one such find in Chelsea Diamond, but for the most part Melissa's role in the company was out of the ring.
    • Hana Kimura had been appearing in World Wonder Ring STARDOM with Oedo~tai since the Summer of 2016. She got a lot of attention, what with her dancing, winning of title belts-holding the Goddess Of Stardom for nearly a year with Kagetsu in particular, and her determination to end the career of Iwatani, but Kagetsu was the official leader of Oedo~tai and Kimura wasn't officially considered part of the STARDOM roster until May of 2019. By then she had turned on Kagetsu and was in the process of taking over the International Army and turning it into the miscreant Tokyo Cyber Squad. Granted, Kagetsu herself had been in and out of STARDOM in 2016 before finally getting a roster spot and becoming the official Oedo~tai leader in 2017.
    • Even after Toni Storm decided not to renew her contract she would still return to STARDOM if her new contracts left an empty booking and would make an effort to free up dates if it meant another chance to pound Kagetsu. Kagetsu also wanted her back for more chances to pound on Storm!
  • Competence Zone: Some where between 18 and 50. Fuka will train anyone, regardless of age, but will give any match involving anyone with an incomplete bone structure a two minute time limit tops, if she can help it. Almost every stable has at least one Tag Along Kid of some sort and Io Shirai managed to win the Artist Of Stardom for Queen's Quest multiple times while figuratively and sometimes literally carrying some combination of AZM, HZK and or Momo Watanabe. Watanabe would succeed Shirai as Queen's Quest leader(and carrier) after aging into the zone.
  • Dancing Is Serious Business: To Hana Kimura anyway, dancing is worth prolonging a match, and breaking the rules of a dance off, even one she is not currently involved in, is a grave enough offense for her to send whatever Power Stable she is apart of after you. As Andras Miyagi found out, headbanging is not dance, Hana will take your legs for it.
  • Delinquent Hair: Yoshiko dies her hair blonde because she loves "Yankiis". Kyoko Kimura made a point to replace her with a "real" Yankii in Hailey Hatred.
  • Distaff Counterpart
    • Io Shirai did her best Hiroshi Tanahashi impression while aiming to defeat Meiko Satomura and reclaim the World Of Stardom from Sendai Girls.
    • Arisa Hoshiki has her own signature style, but she's very prone to imitating Will Ospreay
    • STARDOM took on this view to New Japan Pro-Wrestling, after it was purchased by NJPW parent company Bushiroad.
  • Dojikko: Mayu Iwatani isn't so short but is so thin compared to most wrestlers as to look childish and doesn't show much dexterity for anything other than technical mat wrestling. Her many enemies insist Iwatani's only acting clumsy to gain audience sympathy, but if it is an act it worked tremendously. Sakura Hirota doesn't even have the technical dexterity to the point she tends to give opponents openings while attempting and failing to apply holds. In her case the audience usually laughs.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: Kyoko Kimura used the World Of STARDOM defense clause to recruit the toughest and nastiest from around the globe that she could for her "Monster Army" she intended to topple the company with, the German giant Alpha Female beating Nanae Takahashi and Miho Wakizawa for belts being nice bonuses. Oedo~tai, what the faction became after Act Yasukawa's takeover, takes it's name from an isolationist period of Japan but continues on with Monster gun's cosmopolitan tendencies.
  • Evil Counterpart: Hailey Hatred to Yoshiko, Leah Vaughan to Kellie Skater, Hudson Envy to Cheerleader Melissa, Chelsea Green to Chelsea Diamond, Shanna to Mari Apache, Bea Priestley to Arisa Hoshiki, Kelly Klein to Nicole Savoy, not that the first three really needed evil counterparts. Some fans mistook Vaughan for Skater until she changed her gear.
  • Evil Mentor: Kagetsu to Utami Hayashishita and Saya Iida, though they both ultimately decided they liked her respectful side more than despotic, rule breaking, gang beating side.
  • Fanservice Faux Fight: While Thunder Rock held the Goddess Of Stardom, the World Wonder Ring STARDOM website teaser featured pictures of Io Shirai and Mayu Iwatani "wrestling" each other and pulling each other's hair.
  • Fat and Skinny
    • Yoshiko, particularly when tagging with Act Yasukawa. Natsuki*Taiyo wasn't as slim but was so much shorter that she still made Yoshiko look that much bigger.
    • Jessicka Havok was at one of her heavier points in STARDOM and was tagging with the usually slim Tessa Blanchard.
  • Force and Finesse: Concerning AphroditE, the "super rookie" tag team of Queen's Quest, Utami Hayashishita is the force and one of the most forceful women in the history of the group, while Saya Kamitani is the finesse, despite being taller than Hayashishita. Kamitani can out tumble girl's half her size like Saya Iida and Hayashishita made tossing Viper look easy.
  • Fragile Speedster: Natsuki*Taiyo is tiny even by this fed's standards and is the first and most commonly thought of High Speed Champion, before STARDOM existed even. Kris Wolf, AZM and Riho tended to be pushed this way after Taiyo's retirement but "Portugual's Perfect Athlete" Shanna claims to be the true queen of high speed.
  • Garbage Wrestler: Infernal KAORU and Dump Matsumoto are shameless examples who openly bradish weapons while all but daring any referee to disqualify them...and have proved few have the guts to. Kyoko Kimura is comparitively subtle, in that she at least tries to project the illusion that she won't be bringing weapons into non garbage matches.
  • Gratuitous Princess: Quite a few titles have "princess" involved. Kairi Hojo is the Pirate Princess, Hiromi Mimura the Indomitable Princess, Christina Von Eerie the Punk Princess(apparently "served" by stablemates Heidi Lovelace and Hudson Envy).
  • Goomba Stomp: Kagetsu tends to do this to individual limbs or directly to weakened areas of the body. Evie and Shanna also use versions.
  • Hand-or-Object Underwear: Star Fire was vocal about being a luchadora instead of a model, but she knew what she was getting into when signing with STARDOM and had as much fun with their "promotional" photo shoots and videos as she could. She went so far as to frequently remove her mask, but made sure to always hide her face, not unlike Flamita in Dragon Gate.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Lampshaded by Nikki Storm, who basically stated she didn't plan on wrestling in leather and was only wearing it because she would look sexy in a promotional campaign.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Hiroyo Matsumoto has an inexplicable tendency to litter the ring with tawashis. One thing that can be inferred is that if you see them, she isn't taking a match seriously.(they hurt, sure, but not enough to keep shoulders down)
  • Kick Chick
    • The Yuzuki Aikawa versus Yoko Bito rivalry often boiled down to them kicking each other a lot, and then them kicking other people a lot once they were a tag team.
    • Arisa Hoshiki regularly alternates between at least six different knee strikes and can kick in an even wider variety of ways. Evie grapples more, but is also a notorious kicker.
  • Kid-Appeal Character
    • The Kid's Fight series at least began as parody of the concept with the nine year old girl HARUKA, whose first opponent, Yuzupon, was in turn a parody of Tiger Mask, one of professional wrestling's most successful kid appeal characters who was assaulting the child instead.
    • Starlight Kid is another Tiger Mask expy, only she is used on a regular basis and genuinely is meant to appeal to children, not make fun of the process.
  • Lean and Mean: Saki Kashima is so lean she makes Mayu Iwatani look heavy and Kashima's also usually a win at all costs heel or a willing to test the referee baby face.
  • Masked Luchador: Much like Kaientai Dojo's Mask Festival and Fukumen's Mask Fiesta, STARDOM also hosts events were every wrestler who is not already a masked luchador becomes one. STARDOM's version tends to double as a Halloween Episode.
  • Mean Is Not Evil
    • Nanae Takahashi is mostly nice here, but sometimes she thinks the kindest thing to do to a wrestler long term is to be mean to them in the now, that a thrashing a referee or commissioner might deem excessive will build character.
    • Dark Angel will break anyone who gets in her way, or hinders Planet in general...but she's not above helping put them back together later.
    • Planet leader Io Shirai is often arrogant and petty, once claiming a loss to Mayu Iwatani didn't count because of the tournament's top rope elimination rules, but she'll defend STARDOM and its baby faces in their hours of need. Shirai was treated like a heel though when she wrestled usual heel Dragonita in Dragonita's native Spain.
    • Santana Garrett came to STARDOM with half a dozen title belts already, like a miniature Hailey Hatred, wearing a cape and carrying herself like a cocky superhero. While she might come off as condescending or patronizing, she's usually a good sport in the ring.
  • Misplaced Retribution: After being invited to the promotion to prove the world's best women's wrestlers would indeed be offered shots at the World Of Stardom, Mercedes Martinez beat up Nanae Takahashi in revenge for Sumie Sakai coming into her old home promotion and taking her title back to J'd, which was one of STARDOM's predecessors.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The company took a similar approach to the by then defunct JD STAR in that it took to training models to be wrestlers while putting a heavy emphasis on glamour photo shoots. Glamour model Yuziki Aikawa was even immediately pushed as one of their top two baby faces straight out of the dojo, but aside from her, only Mayu Iwatani enjoyed career longevity. Undeterred, STARDOM simply did photo shoots with the wrestlers who did last in the models' places, with even the irreverent heels of Oedo~tai setting up breaks in between their mischief making and Evil Gloating to doll up.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Even before STARDOM proper was running, Nanae Takahashi knew the company was going get flak for heavily recruiting models and Yuzuki Aikawa in particular would be looked on with scorn for all the promotion she was getting while being one and a rookie to boot, so she promised everyone's concerns would be addressed as soon as possible. Takahashi promised Aikawa's dues would be paid in full by the end of her first match at Yuzupon Matsuri before STARDOM's first official show. It should have been a Squash Match but Takahashi deliberately drew it out to make sure Aikawa's body was sufficiently bruised and swollen.
  • Not in the Face!: Face punches were banned in STARDOM in response to the negative publicity they gained from the "ghastly match". Initially it seemed like all punches were forbidden but Io Shirai quickly disproved that by giving her springboard superman punch to the back of Hudson Envy's head.
  • Older Hero Versus Younger Villain: Yoshiko formed a gang with Io Shirai, Mayu Iwatani and Reo Hazuki for the purpose of holding down the older wrestlers of STARDOM, and by older wrestlers she meant Nanae Takahashi.
  • Panthera Awesome: Most of Io Shirai's groups such as Planet and Queen's Quest either have a tiger theme or wear brightly colored variants of the tiger's mask as part of their entrance gear. That includes the groups Shirai doesn't lead, as Yoshiko became "World Tiger" while leading her gang for the purpose getting herself the World Of Stardom belt.
  • Pint Sized Power House: Much of the talent produced from STARDOM's dojo is on the smaller side. It was Self-Deprecation when Kaori Yoneyama, who is used to being dwarfed by the rest of the roster, managed to win the Artist Of Stardom with the just barely larger Yuhi and Kairi Hojo and decided to call their team "Chibis". The tallest person, Hojo, was an imperial 5'2 and there have since been even shorter teams to win the belts. Still, Chibis didn't have much of an answer for Alpha Female and Female Predator Amazon coming for their belts.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: While Act Yasukawa wasn't able to wrestle during late 2014 due to thyroid degeneration, she was still a constant presence in the promotion by working in merchandise sales and as a member of the ring crew. She insisted she was still evil and was only helping the company for her own selfish purposes, but there's a reason she won the fighting spirit award that year.
  • Rivals Team Up
    • Yuzuki Aikawa and her biggest rival Yoko Bito teamed up to form the BY Hou Tag Team to overcome a wall both had failed to scale in Nanae Takahashi and went on to become the first Goddess Of Stardom champions.
    • After Meiko Satomura beat Kairi Hojo for the belt, Hojo and Thunder Rock vowed to work together until The World Of STARDOM was won back from Meiko Satomura when they saw she was using it as Sendai Girls' World Championship belt. They stuck together even afterwards, made a point of showing a united front outside of STARDOM and tended to run roughshod over the heels even when they weren't always on the same page inside of it. Kairi Hojo got kicked by both of her partners in Artist Of Stardom match where they defeated Hyper Destroyer, and only Shirai's kick was accidental.
  • Run the Gauntlet
    • Takumi Iroha was given a ten match series, or two full gloved gauntlet to run over multiple shows, and she had to keep running no matter how many times she lost.
    • Stardom vs. World Selection #3 only had two matches on the card, but the first was a six person gauntlet match. If any two wrestlers went too long without winning they would both be eliminated by time limit draw.
  • She-Fu: Sumie Sakai as a baby face, though not as much as usual given most of the STARDOM roster isn't much larger than her. On the otherhand, Saya Kamitani handsprings and flips around and in place more than Sakai despite being larger than most of the STARDOM roster.
  • Sibling Team: The Sexy Purple Thunder Sisters(Mio and Io) have reformed at least once and The Apaches (Fabi and Mari) have teamed numerous times. Fabi and Mari have also teamed with Natsumi, Fabi's daugter, combining this with Parent-Child Team.
  • Spiteful Spit
    • Act Yasukawa initially came to the ring with a bottle of rum because she enjoyed alcohol, rum was one of her favorite samurai's choice of drink and the particular brand was brewed in her own district. She kept bringing it to the ring with her because it was something she could spit on the fans chanting her name.
    • Yoshiko tracked down Kyoko Kimura in the locker room, beat her down and shoved a banana down her throat to add insult to injury. Kimura wasn't capable of spitting it on Yoshiko in the condition Yoshiko left her in, but it was clear from her body language that was what she was trying to do.
    • Yasukawa poured a bottle of sake on Hiroyo Matsumoto after helping Kaitlin Diemond beat her down. Matsumoto made sure to return some to Yasukawa before getting more physical retribution on Diemond.
    • Kagetsu didn't think Giulia was worth the mist in their first meeting, so she stole a drink of water from outside of the ring and spat that on her instead, then spat on the referee for complaining.
  • Stronger Sibling: Physically speaking, Mio Shirai was this to Io, and was better known and more respected in part because of it. Mio showed up very rarely in STARDOM however, where Io was allowed to make more of name for herself.
  • Super Spit: Kagetsu uses much of the poison fog spectrum, and isn't above "misting" her opponent multiple times in a single match.
  • The Corrupter
    • Filipina photographer and English teacher Kris Wolf happened upon joshi puroresu while doing a hands on study of Japanese culture. She tried to learn as much as she could from everyone she met, always show respect and follow the rules but Kyoko Kimura suggested Wolf should "Follow her heart" and Wolf's heart said "Fuck Everything". Before long Kimura Monster gun had a new member.
    • Star Fire had the aspiration of using lucha libre to help people and changing society for the better. Kyoko Kimura couldn't get those thoughts out of her head, but did convince Star Fire to put all that on hold.
  • The Dragon: Sendai Girls founder Meiko Satomura perennially attempts to destroy Thunder Rock, but sometimes she doesn't come herself and sends a proxy like frequent Sendai Girls champion Chihiro Hashimoto. Sometimes Jumonji Sisters DASH Chisako and Sendai Sachiko act as Co-Dragons in the Goddess Of Stardom ranks, but they are not so vindictive towards Thunder Rock or the STARDOM roster in general.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Holidead was introduced as the tag team partner of Alex Lee and a member of Oedo~tai alongside Act Yasukawa and Kris Wolf. The first thing all three did when she stepped into the ring was give her three on one beating, even though it was a tag match where Lee was Holidead's partner. There was one member of Oedo~tai, Thunder Rosa, who eventually took a liking to Holidead, but it's still a vitriolic friendship. Two if one counts La Rosa Negra, who is nonetheless is paranoid about Holidead trying to stab her.
  • The Giant: Alpha Female, Female Predator Amazon, Queen Maya and Madison Eagles on height. Goya Kong(who is still fairly tall), Viper and Dump Matsumoto on weight. Eagles is a bit of a subversion, having a fairly mat work heavy style, but she did some bulking up before coming to STARDOM to look the part and overcoming her was part of a trial series for Takumi Iroha, who is one of STARDOM's larger wrestlers that was nonetheless dwarfed by Eagles and is something of a high flier for a style contrast.
  • The Heart: While Jungle Kyona has developed into a tag team specialist, her most important role in Tokyo Cyber Squad is keeping the rest of from becoming too criminal and focusing on winning wrestling matches and title shots as fairly as possible. She was clearly out of her depth when asked to lead the group, threatening promos and rousing to troops for battle were not among her talents, but Kyona nonetheless kept the group together.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Hudson Envy refers to Kairi Hojo as "Fake ass pirate." Hojo is a competitive yacht sailor, but her most famous angle in the company revolved around recovering what was taken, rather than theft.
  • The Rival: As far as angles go, Sendai Girls Pro Wrestling is World Wonder Ring STARDOM's main rival promotion, starting with future World Of Stardom Champion Yoshiko scoring a pin fall over SGPW found Meiko Satomura in an elimination match. In practice, SGPW is about as regionally focused as its name implies and Nanae Takahashi's splinter fed SEAdLINNNG is their most obvious rival.
  • Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: Sumire Natsu tries to be as vile and ruthless as Kagetsu, but she's incompetent. Kagetsu likes Sumire anyway and that tolerance started the schism between Kagetsu and Hana Kimura, as Kimura and Tam Nakano had much less patience for the dysfunction Natsu brought to Oedo~tai.
  • Villainous Lineage: P, Oedo~tai's periodically appearing male manager and Diabolical Mastermind, also has an evil niece in Panko.
  • Visionary Villain: Act Yasukawa wanted to create a world touring horror show, Joshi puroresu, STARDOM, it's wrestlers and it's World Of belt were just the way she decided to do it. To this end she wasn't afraid to beat her own stablemates to bloody pulps, but softened towards the rest of Oedo~tai after an injury lead to her taking on a managerial role.
  • We Were Your Team: Tokyo Cyber Squad was one of the most known and beloved factions of STARDOM lead by Hana Kimura. After her death in 2020, the stable broke up a couple of months later, with their members went to Stars and Oedo Tai after the end of TCS.
  • World of Action Girls: It's home to some of the top women's wrestlers in the world.