Maika pins Utami Hayashishita on opening night of Stardom's 5* Grand Prix

Originally published at Maika pins Hayashishita on opening night of Stardom's 5* Grand Prix

Stardom opened its annual 5* Grand Prix on Saturday with a pay-per-view from Yokohama Budokan featuring seven round-robin matches.

The show was headlined by Maiki pinning the current World of Stardom Champion Utami Hayashishita with the Michinoku Driver II.

The win puts Maika on the board with two points in the Blue Stars block alongside Future of Stardom Champion Unagi Sayaka and SWA World Champion Syuri, who also picked up wins on Saturday’s card.

Sayaka pinned the current Wonder of Stardom Champion Tam Nakano in her opening night match to gain the two points.

The top match in the Red Stars block saw Momo Watanabe defeat Mayu Iwatani while Giulia prevailed over Starlight Kid.

Below is the full list of results with each winner earning two points (Courtesy:
*Konami, Saki Kashima, Ruaka & Rina over AZM, Hina, Hanan & Lady C
*Red Block: Mina Shirakawa over Fukigen Death
*Red Block: Koguma over Natsupoi
*Red Block: Giulia over Starlight Kid
*Blue Block: Unagi Sayaka over Tam Nakano
*Blue Block: Syuri over Saya Kamitani
*Red Block: Momo Watanabe over Mayu Iwatani
*Blue Block: Maika over Utami Hayashishita

Stardom resumes with another pay-per-view late tonight with the following card:

Stardom – 1 a.m. ET on pay-per-view
*Red Block: Giulia vs. Mayu Iwatani
*Red Block: Natsupoi vs. Momo Watanabe
*Red Block: Saki Kashima vs. Starlight Kid
*Blue Block: Utami Hayashishita vs. Saya Kamitani
*Blue Block: Syuri vs. Maika
*Blue Block: Tam Nakano vs. Konami
*Blue Block: AZM vs. Unagi Sayaka
*Koguma & Hanan vs. Mina Shirakawa & Lady C vs. Ruaka & Rina

For a full preview of Stardom’s 5* Grand Prix you can read WH Park’s primer going over all the participants and key matches to look out for.