What is Stardom’s Cinderella Tournament?
The Cinderella Tournament is a single-elimination tournament established in 2015 and is a part of the yearly calendar for World Wonder Ring Stardom more commonly known as just STARDOM. The winner of the tournament is awarded a wish of their choice, which has commonly been for a championship match.
The First Cinderella Tournament
On 23rd April 2015 the Cinderella Tournament was born, a one-day single-elimination tournament where the winner is presented with a dress by Yuzuki Aikawa and is granted one wish, in keeping with the Cinderella story.
Each match has a ten-minute time limit with eliminations being counted via pinfall, submission and over-the-top-rope. A double elimination occurs in a time limit draw and the only match without the time limit stipulation is the final. In its first year Koguma faced off against Mayu Iwatani in the final, Iwatani would be the first winner of the tournament.
Stardom Cinderella Tournament 2016.
The second Cinderella Tournament took place on 29th April 2016 at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
The participant’s where Jungle Kyona, Saori Anou, Santana Garret, Alex lee, Kyoko kimura, Kaori Yoneyama, Kairi Hojo, Momo Watanabe, Mayu Iwatani, Hiromi Mimura, Hiroyo Matsumoto, Kagetsu, Queen Maya, Alpha Female, Io Shirai and Diosa Atenea.
Mayu Iwatani would win her second tournament by defeating Hiroyo Matsumoto.
Stardom Cinderella Tournament 2017.
The third Cinderella Tournament took place on 30th April 2017 at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
The participant’s where HZK, Jungle Kyona, Jessicka Havok, Natsuko Tora, Tessa Blanchard, Kris Wolf, Kagetsu, Konami, Mayu Iwatani, Hetzza, Toni Storm, Rebel, Kairi Hojo, Hiromi Mimura, Io Shirai and Hana Kimura.
Toni Storm would be the first Guijin to win the Cinderella tournament by defeating two-time winner Mayu Iwatani.
Stardom Cinderella Tournament 2018.
The fourth Cinderella Tournament took place on 30th April 2018 at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
The participant’s where Momo Watanabe, Konami, Saki Kashima, Candy Floss, Bea Priestley, Martina, Brandi Rhodes, Natsu Sumire, Hazuki, Hana Kimura, Mayu Iwatani, Tam Nakano, Io Shirai, Chardonnay, Jungle Kyona and Kagetsu.
Momo Watanabe would face off against Bea Priestley in the finals, winning the tournament in a nearly seven minute bout.
Stardom Cinderella Tournament 2019.
The fifth Cinderella Tournament took place on 29th April 2019 at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
The participant’s where AZM, Rebel Kel, Starlight Kid, Natsu Sumire, Hazuki, Bea Priestley, Arisa Hoshiki, Saki Kashima, Hana Kimura, Andras Miyagi, Kagetsu, Tam Nakano, Natsuko Tora, Jungle Kyona, Konami and Momo Watanabe.
Arisa Hoshiki would face off against Konami in the finals, winning the tournament in an over ten minute bout.
Stardom Cinderella Tournament 2020.
The sixth Cinderella Tournament took place on 24th March 2020 at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
The participant’s where Momo Watanabe, Starlight Kid, Giulia, Jungle Kyona, Konami, AZM, Syuri, Jamie Hayter, Tam Nakano, Saki Kashima, Natsuko Tora, Saya Kamitani, Maika, Utami Hayashishita, Hana Kimura and Mayu Iwatani.
Giulia would face off against Natsuko Tora in the finals, winning the tournament in an over twelve minute bout.