On Nov. 20, KAIRI has officially become the inaugural IWGP Women’s Champion at the NJPW x STARDOM Historic X-Over event. This took place in the main event.
NJPW started welcoming women’s matches into their shows this year by including STARDOM. From this, a championship was introduced and a tournament took place. It came down to KAIRI and Mayu Iwatani in the finals. Iwatani actually just relinquished her SWA Championship to focus on this match.
The conclusion of the bout had KAIRI hit Iwatani with a spinning back fist before dropping an insane elbow from the top to get the three count. KAIRI says she will defend the title at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 17, but an opponent is not known at this time.
Post match the two women showed respect for one another. Tam Nakano came out and said she would face KAIRI at Wrestle Kingdom.
KAIRI won this match just a day after facing for the Wonder of Stardom in a time limit 30-minute draw against Saya Kamitani. Kamitani retained the gold as a result.
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