Artist of Stardom Championship

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Artist of Stardom Championship
Io 2017 Shirai.jpg
Io Shirai, record six-time Artist of Stardom Champion
Details
Promotion World Wonder Ring Stardom
Date established December 24, 2012[1][2]
Current champion(s) J.A.N. (Jungle Kyona, Kaori Yoneyama and Natsuko Tora)
Date won Mat 27, 2018

The Artist of Stardom Championship (アーティスト・オブ・スターダム選手権, Ātisuto Obu Sutādamu Senshuken) is a professional wrestling six-woman tag team championship owned by the World Wonder Ring Stardom promotion. The title was first announced during Stardom's year-end event on December 24, 2012,[1][2] and two days later its name was revealed as the "Artist of Stardom Championship", with a four-team one night single-elimination tournament announced to determine the inaugural champions.[6][7] On January 14, 2013, Kawasaki Katsushika Saikyou Densetsu (Act Yasukawa, Natsuki☆Taiyo and Saki Kashima) defeated Team Shimmer (Kellie Skater, Portia Perez and Tomoka Nakagawa) in the finals of the tournament to become the inaugural champions.[3][8][9] The championship belts were introduced on February 6, 2013, when they arrived to Stardom's office from their American maker. The belts are rare among all other tag team championship belts in that they are all of different color; one is blue, one orange and one pink.[10]

Like most professional wrestling championships, the title is won as a result of a scripted match. There have been sixteen reigns shared among sixteen teams and thirty wrestlers. J.A.N. (Jungle Kyona, Kaori Yoneyama and Natsuko Tora) are the current champions in their first reign.

Title history[edit]

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title was won
Successful defenses The number of successful defenses the champions had during their reign
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
# Team Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Successful
defenses
Notes Ref(s)
1 Kawasaki Katsushika Saikyou Densetsu
(Act Yasukawa, Natsuki☆Taiyo and Saki Kashima)
1 January 14, 2013 115 Tokyo New Year Stars 2013: Stardom Day of the 2nd Anniversary 0 Defeated Team Shimmer (Kellie Skater, Portia Perez and Tomoka Nakagawa) in the finals of a four-team tournament to become the inaugural champions [3][11]
Vacated May 9, 2013 Tokyo The title was vacated, after Yasukawa was sidelined with a cervical spine injury. Kashima had been sidelined with "poor health" the previous February [12][13]
2 Chibis
(Kairi Hojo, Kaori Yoneyama and Yuhi)
1 June 23, 2013 134 Tokyo Chapter Two Beginning 2[14] Defeated Kimura Monster-gun (Christina Von Eerie, Hailey Hatred and Kyoko Kimura) in a decision match to win the vacant title [15][16]
3 Kimura Monster-gun
(Alpha Female, The Female Predator "Amazon" and Kyoko Kimura)
1 November 4, 2013 55 Tokyo Stardom 100th Commemorative Tournament 0[14] [14][17]
4 Tawashis
(Hiroyo Matsumoto, Mayu Iwatani and Miho Wakizawa)
1 December 29, 2013 224 Tokyo Stardom Yearend Climax 2013 4[18] [14][19][20]
5 Tomodachi Mania
(Hatsuhinode Kamen, Kaori Yoneyama (2) and Tsubasa Kuragaki)
1 August 10, 2014 119 Tokyo Stardom × Stardom 2014 0[21] [18]
6 Heisei-gun
(Io Shirai, Mayu Iwatani (2) and Takumi Iroha)
1 December 7, 2014 128 Tokyo Rookie of Stardom 2014 1[22] [21]
Vacated April 14, 2015 Tokyo The title was vacated, after Iroha was sidelined with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament [23]
7 Candy Crush
(Chelsea, Kairi Hojo (2) and Koguma)
1 May 3, 2015 209 Tokyo Golden Week Stars 2015 0 Defeated Heisei-gun (Io Shirai, Mayu Iwatani and Reo Hazuki) in a decision match to win the vacant title [24]
Vacated November 28, 2015 Title declared vacant by Stardom. Koguma had been fired from the promotion on September 15, 2015 [25][26]
8 Team Hyper Destroyers
(Evie, Hiroyo Matsumoto (2) and Kellie Skater)
1 December 6, 2015 84 Tokyo Goddesses of Stars 2015 2[27] Defeated Io Shirai, Mayu Iwatani and Momo Watanabe and Oedo Tai (Act Yasukawa, Kris Wolf and Kyoko Kimura) in a three-way match to win the vacant title [28][29]
9 Threedom
(Io Shirai (2), Kairi Hojo (3) and Mayu Iwatani (3))
1 February 28, 2016 217 Osaka Osaka Taikai 2[30] [27]
10 Oedo Tai
(Hana Kimura, Kagetsu and Kyoko Kimura (2))
1 October 2, 2016 93 Tokyo Shin-Kiba Taikai 2[31] [30][32]
Vacated January 3, 2017 Title vacated due to Hana Kimura being sidelined with a wrist injury [33]
11 Queen's Quest
(HZK, Io Shirai (3) and Momo Watanabe)
1 January 7, 2017 92 Osaka New Year Stars 2017 0 Defeated Oedo Tai (Kagetsu, Kyoko Kimura and Viper) to win the vacant title [34]
Vacated April 9, 2017 Title vacated due to Momo Watanabe being sidelined with an injury [35]
12 Queen's Quest
(AZM, HZK (2) and Io Shirai (4))
1 April 15, 2017 21 Yokohama Grow Up Stars 2017 0[36] Defeated Oedo Tai (Hana Kimura, Kagetsu and Rosa Negra) in the finals of a four-team tournament to win the vacant title [37]
13 Hiromi Mimura, Kairi Hojo (4) and Konami 1 May 6, 2017 29 Tokyo GoldenWeek Stars 2017 1[38] [36]
14 Queen's Quest
(AZM(2), HZK (3) and Io Shirai (5))
2 June 4, 2017 13 Tokyo Shining Stars 2017 0[39] [38][40]
15 Team Jungle
(Hiroyo Matsumoto (3), Jungle Kyona and Kaori Yoneyama (3))
1 June 17, 2017 57 Yokohama Shining Stars 2017 0[41] [39][42]
16 Queen's Quest
(HZK (4), Io Shirai (6) and Viper)
1 August 13, 2017 245 Tokyo Midsummer Champions 2017 3[43] [41][44][45]
Vacated April 15, 2018 Title declared vacant following the Stardom draft [46]
17 J.A.N.
(Jungle Kyona (2), Natsuko Tora and Kaori Yoneyama (4))
1 May 27, 2018 93+ Osaka Stardom at Osaka 1 Defeated Oedo Tai (Kagetsu, Hana Kimura and Hazuki) to win the vacant titles

Combined reigns[edit]

As of August 28, 2018

Indicates the current champions

By team[edit]

Rank Team No. of reigns Combined
defenses
Combined
days
1 Queen's Quest
(HZK, Io Shirai and Viper)
1 3 245
2 Tawashis
(Hiroyo Matsumoto, Mayu Iwatani and Miho Wakizawa)
1 4 224
3 Threedom
(Io Shirai, Kairi Hojo and Mayu Iwatani)
1 2 217
4 Candy Crush
(Chelsea, Kairi Hojo and Koguma)
1 0 209
5 Chibis
(Kairi Hojo, Kaori Yoneyama and Yuhi)
1 2 134
6 Heisei-gun
(Io Shirai, Mayu Iwatani and Takumi Iroha)
1 1 128
7 Tomodachi Mania
(Hatsuhinode Kamen, Kaori Yoneyama and Tsubasa Kuragaki)
1 0 119
8 Kawasaki Katsushika Saikyou Densetsu
(Act Yasukawa, Natsuki☆Taiyo and Saki Kashima)
1 0 115
9 Oedo Tai
(Hana Kimura, Kagetsu and Kyoko Kimura)
1 2 93
10 Queen's Quest
(HZK, Io Shirai and Momo Watanabe)
1 0 92
11 Team Hyper Destroyers
(Evie, Hiroyo Matsumoto and Kellie Skater)
1 2 84
12 J.A.N. (Jungle Kyona, Kaori Yoneyama and Natsuko Tora) † 1 1 93+
13 Team Jungle
(Hiroyo Matsumoto, Jungle Kyona and Kaori Yoneyama)
1 0 57
14 Kimura Monster-gun
(Alpha Female, The Female Predator "Amazon" and Kyoko Kimura)
1 0 55
15 Queen's Quest
(AZM, HZK and Io Shirai)
2 0 34
16 Hiromi Mimura, Kairi Hojo (4) and Konami 1 1 29

By wrestler[edit]

Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined
defenses
Combined
days
1 Io Shirai 6 6 747
2 Kairi Hojo 4 5 589
3 Mayu Iwatani 3 7 569
4 HZK 4 3 402
5 Kaori Yoneyama 4 3 403+
6 Hiroyo Matsumoto 3 5 365
7 Viper 1 3 276
8 Miho Wakizawa 1 4 224
9 Chelsea 1 0 209
Koguma 1 0 209
11 Kyoko Kimura 2 2 148
12 Yuhi 1 2 134
13 Takumi Iroha 1 1 128
14 Hatsuhinode Kamen 1 0 119
Tsubasa Kuragaki 1 0 119
16 Act Yasukawa 1 0 115
Natsuki☆Taiyo 1 0 115
Saki Kashima 1 0 115
19 Jungle Kyona 2 0 150+
20 Hana Kimura 1 2 93
Kagetsu 1 2 93
22 Momo Watanabe 1 0 92
23 Evie 1 1 84
Kellie Skater 1 1 84
25 Alpha Female 1 0 55
The Female Predator "Amazon" 1 0 55
27 Natsuko Tora 1 0 93+
28 AZM 2 0 34
29 Hiromi Mimura 1 1 29
Konami 1 1 29

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