5STAR GRAND PRIX DAY 17
SEPTEMBER 17, 2023
WATCH: STARDOM WORLD
Momo Watanabe (8) def. Hanan (2)
In each match Hanan has within the 5STAR Grand Prix, she reveals enchancment. This was one other case of that.
Momo Watanabe has returned to her earlier type on this match — or not less than as shut as she will be able to as a member of Oedo Tai. She’s bulldozing opponents on her method to victories. And Hanan the newest sufferer in doing exactly that. However the match wouldn’t have been pretty much as good if that’s the way it went, so reward the “future ace” for the struggle she confirmed from begin to end.
Hanan was deprived as we noticed her thrown by chairs as Oedo Tai performed their half. However she bought again up and fought. Repeatedly. That basically confirmed when she not solely bought the upperhand on Watanabe because the match went on however got here so near capturing the victory. It was when she confronted the brutal kicks of Watanabe and confirmed the desire to struggle by the ache that you just felt that “future ace” power. She’d finally fall sufferer to the Hitodenashi B-Driver as Watanabe would add two factors to her file, however this was a match to stroll away from proud, very like this match.
This exceeded expectations. Hanan is prepared for the following step in her profession. ***½
MIRAI (8) def. Mariah Could (6)
Mariah Could is on her method to being among the finest on this planet.
Because the second she stepped into STARDOM, Could has confirmed she is somebody that individuals want to concentrate to. And all through her 9 months with the corporate, she’s developed to develop into one of many can’t-miss abilities in wrestling. This match solidified that.
Stepping as much as the Surprise of Stardom Champion isn’t any straightforward activity. And delivering to the extent that she did isn’t both. We ought to be used to this by now in terms of Mariah Could.
These two had a match as if it was with the title on the road. It was higher than MIRAI’s protection towards Konami so to me, that ought to say all of it. Sadly, it’s most likely the closest we’ll get to them going through off in a Surprise of Stardom Championship match if the rumors are to be believed concerning Could’s standing. However we’ll take what we are able to get.
Could repeatedly answered MIRAI with heavy chops, forearms, and a giant boot that despatched MIRAI for a experience. She bought a variety of close to falls earlier than MIRAI lastly caught her with a brutal Lariat, setting her up for the Miramare Shock to nab the win.
Only a nice match this late within the match. A credit score to each of them. ****
Suzu Suzuki (8) def. Ami Sourei (4)
Suzu Suzuki gave Ami Sourei the most effective match of her profession. It’s so simple as that.
Suzuki is destined for greatness. The extent of greatness solely will get larger and better as time passes, however since becoming a member of STARDOM, she’s been trying to make her mark.
To take action, she wanted to win this match or she’d be eradicated from the 5STAR Grand Prix. The drive of Suzuki to stroll out with a victory was clear from the opening bell. And to make this match all the higher, Sourei was able to reply. They traded backwards and forwards within the opening earlier than Suzuki took over, hitting some brutal forearms on Sourei and leaving her out on her toes.
Quick ahead to the closing sequence and you actually get the most effective of Suzuki. She’d hit a high rope German Suplex on Sourei, releasing her and hanging the other way up with all her confidence earlier than following up with a Missle Dropkick for good measure. Sourei managed to get one remaining surge in earlier than Suzuki finally hit the Tequila Shot for the victory.
This was as stable a primary occasion because it may have been, taking part in up the truth that Suzuki’s again was certainly towards the wall. One other high quality outing for Suzuki and the most effective of Sourei’s 5STAR Grand Prix run. ***¾
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