STARDOM has revealed which gaijin talent will compete for the company’s upcoming 5 STAR Grand Prix Tournament, which is set to kick off on August 18th.
Rachael Ellering, the daughter of Paul Ellering and a graduate of Lance Storm’s Storm Wrestling Academy. This will be her second tour of STARDOM, having competed for the company earlier in the year.
Viper is no stranger to STARDOM, having done many tours with the company even winning the Artist Of Stardom Championship after joining the group Queens Quest. She also won the SWA Undisputed World Women’s Title and defended the ICW Women’s Title in the promotion.
Nicole Savoy, the current reigning SHIMMER Champion & PWR Women’s Champion, will also be involved in the tournament, making her second tour of Japan. She made history being the first woman to defend the SHIMMER Championship in STARDOM, defeating Jungle Kyona.
Jamie Hayter will be making her Japanese debut. Hayter, 23, defeated Jinny to become the new RevPro Women’s Champion. She also holds the BLW Women’s Championship. She has wrestled for promotions such as Pro Wrestling EVE, GWF, and BEW.
Kimber Lee, who has been making big waves since being released from her developmental contract in NXT, will also be making her debut in Japan during the tournament. While she had never wrestled in Japan she wrestled joshi legend Meiko Satomura over WrestleMania weekend.
Kelly Klein, Women of Honor star, will also be involved in the tournament. This will mark her return to the company after having a previous tour with STARDOM through the working relationship with Women of Honor. Last time she was in STARDOM she alongside Bea Priestley won the Goddesses Of STARDOM Tag League tournament. She defeated STARDOM’s Mayu Iwatani in the WOH title tournament before falling to Sumie Sakai in the finals.
The STARDOM 5 Star Grand Prix is a yearly round robin tournament and will kick off on August 18th. Last year’s tournament winner was Toni Storm.
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