Rookie of the Year

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Joe Lanza
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Rookie of the Year

Post by Joe Lanza » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:13 pm

I was lazy this year and never collected the full slate of names, but I don't think it matters. Ronda Rousey is winning this.

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Re: Rookie of the Year

Post by Grammarian » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:29 pm

Well, Utami Hayashishita debuted in late summer and has been given a God push in Stardom, nicknamed the "Super Rookie." Still, it won't be enough to beat Ronda.

for the sake of compiling some kind of list, here are some of the other rookies from Stardom.
-Utami Hayashishita (debut 08/12/2018)
-Leo Onozaki (debut 03/25/2018)
-Natsumi (Apache) (debut 03/28/2018)

There was also Nao Yamaguchi (debuted 03/25/2018), but she only wrestled a few matches and was moved to a manager role after a concussion or other injury.
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Re: Rookie of the Year

Post by armsofsleep » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:32 pm

DDT obviously treats young guys a little differently than other Japanese promotions, but it's still pretty undersold how much Yuki Ino has achieved this year. Went from having a handful of matches before being injured last year, to coming back this year and instantly being slotted in as an important part of the promotion. He's had singles matches against a lot of DDT's top guys and is firmly entrenched in a popular unit. He gets a lot of opportunities and has been running with them.

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