The first participants in the Women of Honor tournament have been revealed and several big names from Stardom will be vying for the new Women’s Championship.

Mayu Iwatani, Hana Kimura, Kagetsu and HZK will be competing in the tournament. WOH made the announcement via twitter:

Additionally, the tournament is scheduled to begin Saturday, January 20th in Nashville TN, and several women have already advanced in qualifying matches. These wrestlers include Brandi Rhodes and Jesse Brooks.

Watch Jesse Brooks take on Gabby Ortiz to qualify for the tournament below:

ROH currently air their Women of Honor matches off their official YouTube account as part of their Women of Honor Wednesday” series featuring a division made up of talents such as Deonna PurrazzoMandy Leon, Brandi Rhodes, Kelly Klein, Scarlett Bordeaux, Karen QJenny Rose, Faye Jackson, Stella Gray and Sumie Sakai.

Who else do you want to see take part in the tournament? Who do you think the first Women’s Champion should be? Sound off in the comments below.

  • Jared Cheeseman

    no lo shiri yet wow

  • Hana Kimura queen

  • I’ve seen a couple of Stardom matches and I love Hana Kimura and Kagetsu. They are both stars in the making. Both incredibly talented and charismatic. Too bad they are in a team with Kris Wolf who the last time I checked isn’t the greatest wrestler and likes to say “suck it” a lot.

    • Why too bad? Kris Wolf may not be the wrestler Kagetsu is, but she certainly can hold her own and I’d even put her above Hana in that department. She’s also one of the most charismatic and popular wrestler of Stardom.

  • Mar_41

    I think Madison Rayne put on Twitter that she was also in the tourney

    • Jared Cheeseman

      great

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      • Mar_41

        I’m all for her being part of the tournament. I’m pretty sure she isn’t gonna win just be used to enhance WOH talent that are there more than she

  • BLKLTR05

    That title… ugh… why pink?!

    • Looking Glass

      I know, but thankfully it’s only in certain lights you can see it

    • Robin Zabriskie

      it’s cool i think

      • BLKLTR05

        It is but the pink and the flowers feminize it but in a negative way. Why not purple? or just leave it at black FFS.

        • deezo88

          The irony of someone with a Trixie Mattel icon complaining about the colour pink. Oh, honey, hon-eeeeeeey.

          • ?Naomi?

            Trixie Mattel is drag queen not a “prestigious” wrestling belt. The pink does cheapen the look. How you equated their taste in drag queens and wrestling belts is beyond me.

          • deezo88

            I said it was ironic, Karen, calm down. It’s not that serious.

          • ?too litty?

            KAREN! IM SCREAMING! I DONT KNOW WHY IM LAUGHING SOOO HARDDDD

          • BLKLTR05

            DEAD!!! Hahahahaha! I totally see the irony but I do have to say, a drag queen and a prestigious wrestling title do not equate.

        • JustIgnoreMe

          The belts purple just looked pink because of the light it was shown in. This week’s women of honor match has the belt at the commentary table an, it looks purple.

        • ?too litty?

          Trixie better win all stars 3! #TeamTrixie

          • BLKLTR05

            Yasssssss!!!!!!!

          • ?too litty?

            Girl her and Bendala are my favorites! I will be living if one of them win. I’m here for Aja’s improvement as well though. Can’t wait to see Milk. The rest meh or I hate them.

          • Jorge Hernandez Moran

            Give me Trixie or give me death

        • MickUso

          What’s the problem with the championship being feminized? There’s no way that it is in a negative way. Most women naturally are femenine and there’s nothing wrong with that. This doesn’t mean they are weak or that they aren’t serious.
          Women being powerful doesn’t mean they need to act like men.

        • Robin Zabriskie

          Well I don’t think the pink is so negative for the bell, still pretty nice for me ;)

    • I swear you guys are complaining about anything feminine after this “women’s revolution”. Nothing wrong with standing out.

      • BLKLTR05

        Personally I just hate how anything feminine HAS to be pink. Like why not purple or yellow or even green?

        • Ronline

          It is purple.

  • Looking Glass

    I know it might be rehashing the MYC but I would have loved ROH to amp it up with the international vibe. I know they have a working talent ageeement with STARDOM, so it’s seems obvious but I just think it’s lazy to announce them as a batch as it makes them feel less important. Also ROH always talks about being international, but they’ve got several Japanese wrestlers in the tournament and several American. I just don’t get a massive sense of importance from this like I did MYC.

    But I’m still extremely excited that ROH have taken WOH up a gear.

    • Gabriel S.

      It’s also funny if you realized that Kairi Sane was also from Stardom before she showed up at the MYC.

    • DellNell

      It will be better then the MYC.

  • Ronline

    http://www.wildcatbelts.com/images/Wrestling/ROH/women-of-honor-6367.jpg
    From the Wildcats Championship website. They made the belt, and both WWE Womens Titles too. #PurpleNotPink

  • Omar Zaal

    I wish Hendrix and Veda Scott were still with WOH

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    • KingsPromise

      Are they not on good terms anymore or they just don’t book with them anymore? I’ve never been clear on how the contracting works with ROH

      • Omar Zaal

        They asked for release

  • DemonRox

    Toni Storm is there any doidt

  • Hana and HZK, and more especially Mayu and Kagetsu are fantastic additions and should increase the quality of the tournament big time. Part of me wishes STARDOM wrestlers would stay away from WOH, at least until they really get it together, but it’s a great opportunity for them to gain popularity outside of Japan. These girls deserve to have their talent recognized internationally

  • MickUso

    Some people’s concept of a strong women are very wrong. The fact that women can choose if they want to be femenine or not is part of their power. Being less femenine doesn’t mean they are more powerful at all. You don’t see Cyborg dressing like a men yet she’s the best MMA fighter. Ronda was very femenine yet dominated the whole women’s division for about two years. Gina Carano is one of the best MMA female fighters and the first to put it on the map, she was femenine. Trish, Victoria, Lita, Ivory & many other women embraced their femenine side and were a threat in the ring.
    People need to stop judgind women’s look, wheater they choose to look like Shayna or like Nikki Bella. That doesn’t define their skill, their talent or drive.

    • DellNell

      You can’t use mma as an example. In mma boxing wrestling etc it’s all about of they can fight. In wrestling even non wwe looks plays a big part. Those women you mentioned looked very good and feminine enough. Also keep in mind wwe also pushed this feminine agenda for a long time.

      • MickUso

        I’m not comparing the sports but the fact that women can kick butt while being feminine. It doesn’t matter if WWE pushed that before, you can’t really judge women or something feminine as discrediting it’s force of nature just because of looks. Pink doesn’t mean weak.
        Part of evolving is the fact that women can choose. If they want to be less feminine, they shouldn’t be judged, just like the barbies shouldn’t be judged.

  • MickUso

    BTW I’m trying to get familiar with the WOH. Where can I get info of all their women? They aren’t really mainstream but always make sure to get some mentions so I’m curious.

    • Ronline

      Just looked them up on ROH’s roster page and type them up online. Or look at more WOH matches on the Youtube channel.

  • chaz_brian

    The other stardom woman that would be nice added is toni storm. but as good as the women are at stardom, I really hope all the non-woh women aren’t all stardom. Roh could try good independent women in the US and other countries, but they get stardom women which is most likely because they are partnered with stardom. They often do tours and have roh talent do shows with stardom talent. Just like it’s boring having women who look the same in a division, too many women with similar styles of wrestling becomes redundant. Thought the stardom women are better talent than mandy and such, there is a similarity with the technical, very choreographed, reversal heavy wrestling that some of the roh women have. I think great additions would be women like lufisto, and especially versatile jordynne grace. Wouldn’t mind Barbi hayden either. Holidead did show up but not a name shown yet, but would be good for her to show up again too.

  • NOT Released Emma

    Brandi Rhodes advances in the WOH title tournament?

    • Ronline

      They recorded two matches, Jessie one was shown wednesday, and Brandi beat Stella grey to advance. They’ll probably show it next wednesday.

      • DellNell

        Of course . Stella is the jobber. Sad but true

  • DellNell

    All four of those women are legit.

  • WIsh Hendrix will be on ROH and become the first WOH champion.