KAIRI and Mayu Iwatani will compete against one another for the inaugural IWGP Women’s Championship. Their title match will main event the NJPW x STARDOM Historic X-Over event on November 20th. Both performers discussed the significance of the occasion in a recent interview.
Both Iwatani and KAIRI spoke at a press event ahead of the event. NJPW posted some highlights, which you can read below:
Iwatani on main eventing the show: “There’s probably a lot of fans who haven’t seen us before. But when we have had showcase matches on NJPW cards before, there have always been a lot of fans who got involved and started coming to our events afterward. I’m certain that if they see these matches, they’ll be hooked on women’s wrestling and on STARDOM. We’ve put a lot into what we’ve done so far, and we’ll make ourselves proud on the night. Everyone that hasn’t seen women’s wrestling, or doesn’t think they’re interested should come and check it out, see how great STARDOM is and get hooked. That’s what I plan to do with our match.”
KAIRI on showcasing the STARDOM roster at the event: “I feel the same as Iwatani. When I was with WWE, that was always a mixed environment. On a card full of men, there might be one or two women’s matches. But us women were determined to not lose out to the men. We were working to have the best matches we could. We were in the ring training on off days and doing all we could until we were in that main event spot. I think that STARDOM has the same mentality. It isn’t about mixed wrestling, women’s wrestling, men’s wrestling. It’s about pro wrestling. That’s what we love, and that’s what we’ll present. I don’t want anyone leaving after the semi-main! Make sure you stay through the main event!”