We are going to miss Yuzuki Aikawa after 4/29
All Photos by Resuner Yokoyama
Stardom's chief draw, Yuzuki Aikawa, who has delivered one of the most successful model-become-wrestler career moves ever made, will call it quits on April 29 after Stardom's big Sumo Hall show. She is sighting injuries among other things in her rationale for quitting the Stardom ring. She will be missed. Female fans admired her; male fans fantasized about her; and in the end she put an awful lot of butts in the Stardom seats over the past two years. Enjoy these photos from the January 19 Stardom event.
Stardom "MATSUYAMA Wrestle☆Fest 2013"
January 19, 2013
Matsuyama City Multipurpose Community Center
1. Kellie Skater defeated Yui Yokoo (05:38) with a Rolling Neckbreaker.
2. Portia Perez defeated Natsumi Showzuki (07:21) with a Running Kneel Kick.
3. Kyoko Kimura & Hailey Hatred defeated Yoshiko & Act Yasukawa (14:24) when Hailey used a Hurricane Driver on Yasukawa.
4. Io Shirai & Mayu Iwatani defeated Natsuki☆Taiyo & Saki Kashima (12:09) when Shirai used a Mágica de Io on Kashima.
5. Yuzuki Aikawa Last Triumphant Return Match: Yuzuki Aikawa & Hiroyo Matsumoto & Kairi Hojo defeated Nanae Takahashi & Miho Wakizawa & Eri Susa (16:53) when Aikawa used a Yuzupon Kick Blue on Susa.
Yuzuki Aikawa, Kairi Hojo, and Hiroyo Matsumoto
A cautious show of sportsmanship
Yuzuki sporting fiesta colored new gear
Double drop kicks from Eri Susa and Kairi Hojo
Exhibit A: Why dojo training is so good!
. . . and another angle . . .
Aikawa probing Susa with kicks
Aikawa swings and misses on Miho Wakizawa
Yuzuki Aikawa with full frontal assault on Miho
Nanae Takahashi hoists Kairi Hojo
Now Matsumoto hoists her teammate
Aikawa climbs the ladder
Yuzuki gets doubled teamed
Nanae catches the lethal kick
Water torture for Waki
Hiroyo taking a page out of Yuzuki's book
Yuzuki love to preen
Winds up for a neck breaker on Nanae
Hiroyo hurls Waki
Matsumoto charges Nanae's team
Yuzuki's powerful kick in Nanae's chest
Brutal German suplex
Hojo in the wrong hands
Aikawa gets a painful ride
Yuzuki bridges for the cover
Yuzuki always knows where the camera is
Aikawa's team is victorious