Night 13: September 11th, 2022 | A Draw and An Upset Brings Night 13 To A Close
Night 13 was an interesting night. The matches were phenomenal but perhaps even bigger than that was that we were given a look at the eight women who are in the running to play Mayu Iwatani in her upcoming documentary! I am really looking forward to seeing who gets selected to play Mayu and to see the movie, she is an absolute Icon and the undisputed GOAT of Stardom. Anyway.. some 5 Star GP matches happened and here you go.
Risa Sera def. Unagi Sayaka
Himeka def. Saki
Suzu Suzuki def. Saya Kamitani
AZM def. Utami Hayashishita
Mayu Iwatani vs Giulia Time Limit Draw
So there were only nine matches on this PPV card, and five of those were part of the Grand Prix. That said, we did get one huge upset out of these five and we got one truly amazing match. Your match of the night folks..
Match of the Night: Mayu Iwatani vs Giulia
I cannot recall a single time that Mayu and Giulia have faced off and the match was not the best match on that card. These two truly have some insane chemistry in the ring and they always bring out the absolute best in each other. This match was no exception and it also has the distinction of being the only time-limit draw in the Grand Prix to date. Let that sink in.. We’ve had thirteen nights of matches so far and there’s only been one draw. That’s insane!
Upset of the Night: AZM def. Utami Hayashishita
To me, this is an absolutely huge upset. AZM is the longest-tenured member of Queen’s Quest and she had to face off against her unit leader in Hayashishita. I fully expected Utami to win this match, but AZM has been on an absolute tear this year in the GP and she managed to defeat Utami clean. It was an impressive win and certainly gives AZM a lot more momentum heading into the final stretch of matches for the tournament.