WADE KELLER PODCAST - EARLY PREVIEW OF ROYAL RUMBLE 2020 MEN'S MATCH, PLUS 2019 AND 2010 LOOK-BACK ROUNDTABLES
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STARDOM GODDESSES OF STARDOM
DECEMBER 1, 2019
OSAKA, JAPAN AT OSAKA WORLD PAVILION
AIRED ON STARDOM WORLD
REPORT BY HARLEY R. PAGEOT, PWTORCH CONTRIBUTOR
Hayter said she’s cool, calm, collected, and a little hungover. She pointed out that Onozaki never wins so that was why she was so calm. Onozaki wanted to win with her speed.
(1) JAMIE HAYTER vs. LEO ONOZAKI
Ushigoroshi for the win.
WINNER: Jamie Hayter in 4:07.
(Pageot’s Perspective: Interesting that they’re still giving Hayter enhancement wins. I assumed her current tour would be coming to an end soon and she’d heading back to England but maybe she’ll be sticking around for a longer while still.)
-Iida said she hadn’t had a singles match in a while. Arisa Hoshiki popped in to wish her good luck.
(2) ANDRAS MIYAGI vs. SAYA IIDA
Miyagi avoided the Iidabashi and rolled up Iida.
WINNER: Andras Miyagi in 3:35.
(Pageot’s Perspective: Still no indication of what Miyagi’s character is supposed to be now or how we’re supposed to feel about her since she attacked Kagetsu and was kicked out of Oedo Tai.)
-Hoshino said she didn’t expect to be teaming with Kamitani this soon. Kid said it was her first time teaming with Riho since tag league and since they decided to pursue the tag titles.
(3) HIGH SPEED CHAMPION & AEW WOMEN’S CHAMPION RIHO & STARLIGHT KID vs. SAYA KAMITANI & ITSUKI HOSHINO
Kid with a twisting splash to Hoshino.
WINNERS: Riho & Kid in 8:38.
(Pageot’s Perspective: Seemingly a response statement to Jungle Kyona’s comment that everyone knows Kid is the weak link of the team and is only being carried by Riho.)
-QQ did another round robin promo saying one word each at a time. Nakano reminded us that she, Kashima, and Kid want the trios titles so they wanted to pin the champs here again.
(4) STARS (World Of Stardom Champion Mayu Iwatani, Wonder Of Stardom Champion Arisa Hoshiki, Tam Nakano, & Saki Kashima) vs. QUEEN’S QUEST (Bea Priestley & Artist Of Stardom Champions Momo Watanabe, AZM, & SWA World Champion & Future Of Stardom Champion Utami Hayashishita)
Kashima caught Watanabe with a Revival for the pin.
WINNERS: Stars in 10:48.
-Kashima said QQ can’t beat a zombie. They beat the trios champs in the afternoon and evening so Stars are clearly the real champions. Watanabe said “big deal”, they weren’t even title matches. Kashima says she’s a zombie but they’re going to bury her for good.
(Pageot’s Perspective: Kid’s pinned AZM and Kashima’s pinned Watanabe. All that’s left is for Nakano to pin Hayashishita. LOL Like that would ever happen.)
-Oedo Tai were seen watching the musical performance from the afternoon show. They mocked Kamitani and Hoshino and said it was embarrassing. TCS said that Oedo Tai would get crushed, yes sir.
(5) TOKYO CYBER SQUAD (Hana Kimura, Death Yama-San, Zoe Lucas, & Goddess Of Stardom Champions Jungle Kyona & Konami) vs. OEDO TAI (Kagetsu, Hazuki, Natsu Sumire, Natsuko Tora, & Session Moth Martina) – ELIMINATION MATCH
Elimination could occur via pinfall, submission, or going over the top rope and having both feet touch the floor.
Oedo Tai offered handshakes but TCS kicked them all in the guts instead. Everyone brawled into the crowd immediately. In the ring Oedo Tai hit a five-way facewash. Sumire looked for the crotch assault on Kimura but she caught her and rolled her up. Ground octopus hold in and Sumire tapped.
Natsu Sumire was eliminated at 3:27.
Martina spit some beer at Kimura but she ducked. Tag to Lucas. Clothesline from Martina. Kagetsu put a tape ribbon in Lucas’ mouth and Hazuki walked the other end up into the stands. She let go and it snapped back and hit Lucas in the mouth. The fans chanted what definitely sounded like “holy shit” in Japanese. They put the ribbon back in Lucas’ mouth and Sumire walked up into the stands this time. She milked it and counted “one… two…” before Lucas freed herself. The tape whipped through the air and took out Sumire in the stands. Hilarious. The other four Oedo Tai members hit a train on Lucas and Martina finished her off with her abdominal stretch bomb.
Zoe Lucas was eliminated at 6:04.
Kyona went after Martina but Tora tripped her as she ran the ropes. Konami tried for the save, which led to a nine-way chain suplex with TCS taking over Oedo. Kyona hoisted Martina up and hit a powerbomb.
Session Moth Martina was eliminated at 7:28.
Tora and Kyona threw hands. Hazuki and Kagetsu prevented a splash and pulled Kyona over the top rope to the apron. Sliding clothesline to Tora. Kyona tried to dump her over but she struggled. Kyona charged and toppled over. She skinned the cat but stereo shoulder tackles from Tora and Hazuki knocked her off.
Jungle Kyona was eliminated at 9:10.
Death ran Tora into Hazuki and rolled her up.
Natsuko Tora was eliminated at 9:21.
Hazuki grabbed her from behind and they traded near-falls. Hazukistral!
Death Yama-San was eliminated at 9:42.
Kagetsu & Hazuki faced off with Kimura & Konami. Kagetsu dodged a kick that saw Kimura take out Konami. She hit a top rope double-stomp onto both of them. Kimura and Kagetsu traded strikes. Kagetsu sprang to the top turnbuckle. Konami knocked her onto the apron. Kimura kicked her off the apron but Oedo Tai crowdsurfed her from hitting the floor. Kimura ran her head-first into the turnbuckle and suplexed Kagetsu back into the ring. Konami looked for the triangle lancer but Kagetsu avoided it. Kimura went for the missile dropkick but Kagetsu pulled Konami into the way. Kagetsu misted Kimura. Death valley driver.
Hana Kimura was eliminated at 13:07.
Konami was left alone against the two senior members of Oedo Tai. She yanked Kagetsu off the top rope to avoid an Oedo Coaster but Sumire and Hazuki grabbed her when she went up top. Konami and Kagetsu battled on the top rope and both fell to the apron. A skirmish from everyone at ringside saw both Kagetsu and Konami fall to the floor. The bell rang. There was confusion from the wrestlers as Konami wasn’t supposed to leave the apron. The referee decreed that she wasn’t eliminated due to Martina and other eliminated wrestlers being a part of her being pulled to the floor.
Kagetsu was eliminated at 14:05.
Konami celebrated still being alive and Hazuki dumped her from behind.
WINNER: Hazuki for Oedo Tai in 14:23.
-Hazuki spoke about her impending retirement and continued to grin through it all.
(Pageot’s Perspective: An unfortunate screw-up at the end there but the rest of the match was quite fun. I thought TCS would win for sure because Kimura is so protected. She wasn’t even dumped over the top like most protections. How can Hazuki want to leave all this behind? I continue to hope that it’s just a kayfabe retirement and they’re setting up something bigger for her. She’s nowhere near as somber about things as Nao Yamaguchi and Shiki Shibusawa were when they retired earlier this year and they weren’t anywhere as close to being main event stars as Hazuki is right now.)