Stardom World, the joshi company’s subscription streaming service, has reportedly seen a huge uptick in demand following the recent contest between Utami Hayashishita and Syuri at Tokyo Dream Cinderella.
In the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, respected journalist Dave Meltzer reported that subscriptions to the streaming service had increased by 10% worldwide following the upload of the heralded World of Stardom title match.
Meltzer himself may have played something of a role in this, having generated significant interest in the contest after awarding it a record-breaking 5 and a half star rating – the highest of any women’s match ever.
The report also noted that the service had been growing organically via word-of-mouth, following Giulia and Tam Nakano’s brutal Hair vs Hair match from the March 3rd All Star Dream Cinderella show.
Meltzer also stated that since New Japan parent company Bushiroad’s acquisition of Stardom in 2019, Stardom World subscriptions had doubled and that the service was on course to generate a one million dollar profit in 2021 – an impressive number for a promotion of its size.
World of Stardom Champion Utami’s next challenger is set to be Oedo Tai leader Natsuko Tora, whilst Syuri remains one half of the Goddess of Stardom Champions with Giulia and the reigning SWA World Champion also.