Top 10 Overall Stardom Wrestlers

I made a video earlier in my channels career, covering who I think is the top 10 Over all wrestlers in Stardom. I figured enough has changed, and enough time has passed for an update. I did everything the same as last time with a couple changes.

What do I mean by Overall wrestler, well it means taking different elements that make up a wrestler and holding each one to the same value as the other. I split it into 5 categories. Wrestling Ability, Presence, Charisma, Bumping and Selling, and Storytelling. Each of these being split into multiple categories as well.

Wrestling ability is made up of Power, Technical, Speed, Flashiness, Striking, and smoothness. Each one is equal to the other, so a wrestler who has a 10 in power has the same level of talent as someone who is a 10 in smoothness and so forth.

Presence is the only one that is not made up of multiple parts, as presence itself can’t really be explained or rationalized. It is a feeling you get when you see them.

Charisma is made up of Promo, Appearance, Body Language, and Facial Expressions. Most of these are simple and self explanatory. One thing I want to make clear though is that for appearance, while attractiveness does play a part, a wrestler does not have to be attractive to get a 10.

Bumping and Selling is made up of three categories. Bumping Intensity, Bumping Complexity, and Selling Authenticity. The intensity of a bump and the complexity changes the power and devastation of moves, while their ability to sell, is also important.

Finally, Storytelling is made up of In Ring, Plotlines, and Rivalry Intensity. This is the other side of charisma. Where charisma is the tool, Storytelling is the application. How they show a story in ring, or how interesting their plots or rivalries are. Are they able to make a rivalry seem intense or attractive to the viewers.

Each of the 5 categories are equal in the final score. I used the score of each category, and found what that would be out of 10, and that is the overall score of that wrestler. I did this in a way that would limit my personal bias as much as possible, but the completely eliminate bias is impossible. I went and scored each wrestler category by category, that way I could not know who was in the lead, or who was beating who until the very end. I can say I was honestly surprised with some of the placements this year.

10 - Saya Kamitani - 6.15

Number 10 is Saya Kamitani which is a bit surprising as she is far from being a great wrestler right now. As you can see from her overall, is that while she isn’t necessarily great at any one thing besides Presence, she is very steadily average. Sometimes the person who wins first half the time, isn’t as good as the person who wins second every time.

Her lowest score is her wrestling ability at 4.83. As you can see here, she gets a 4 in every category besides flashiness and technical. Technical being her worst category in wrestling ability. This makes sense, as its clear Kamitani is trying to be a woah wrestler. A wrestler who is trying to blow peoples minds with incredible stunts, evident from her doing a running shooting star press, and Phoenix Splash so early in her career. This results in her getting a 10 in flashiness, as very few Joshi, regardless of experience, does the things that she does. None even come close to her in Stardom, so her flashiness stands out even more.

The one thing that really hurt her here, other than just not being all that solid in the ring, is her consistency. She is very all over the place, and could hit a move perfectly as often as she misses.

Her Charisma score is a bit above average at 6.25. I don’t think it is a shocking statement to say that Kamitani is a very charismatic wrestlers. So why the lower score if she is such a charismatic wrestler? It’s because her Promo and facial expressions are very all over the place. She can put on a great promo and look intense one moment, and the next scream a promo that results in cringeworthy silence.

The only thing keeping her from dominating is consistency, which is just something that will come with time and experience. One part of Charisma she has already killing it at, is her appearance. For one, she is very pretty, and then add on her awesome outfit and stature, she gets a solid 9 in appearance.

From almost day one, I said that Kamitani is going to be a superstar one day. One of the reasons was that she has the presence of a star already even if her skills don’t match. She clearly learned stage presence during her days as an Idol, because she commands the spotlight, even when just standing still. It’s truly awesome that at such an early point in her career, she can command your attention like that.

Kamitani has a lot to progress to be considered a great wrestler, but as an overall wrestler, I believe she is doing just fine. I truly believe that one day she will be at the top of the Joshi game, and breaking boundaries even more then she is now.

09 - AZM - 6.98

Number 9 is AZM, and this was one of the biggest shockers to me. AZM was number 3 in the last list, so I’m not so sure what happened this time. I don’t know if I just rated her lower this time, or if there is just much more competition this time and she doesn’t hold up as much anymore. I think she is still one of the best on the roster, but I guess there are things about her keeping her from being at the top right now.

Going into her Overall, she is at 6.98 which is is about .8 difference from Kamitani. Most of the differences between each spot is usually less than .5 so her being about .8 higher than the previous spot shows the jump of skill. As you can see her weak points are charisma and Storytelling. AZM has always been more focused on her wrestling than the showmanship part of it. I believe one of the reasons for the drop was when I did the previous video, the feud with Sumire, and her storyline with Kagetsu was fresh still. AZM really hasn’t had any kind of time on the mic recently and she has been in the back burner, even though she is a champion so she hasn’t shown much in terms of charismatic skills.

She is holding a 7.5 in wrestling ability, which is second in the entire promotion. I don’t think I need to try to convince anybody of AZM’s talent when it comes to being in the ring. She is insane, not even just for her age, just in general. She is one of the few wrestlers who got more than one 10 in wrestling ability. She maxed out Speed and Flashiness. Especially lately, she has been upping the complexity of her move set, which in turn has slowed her down a bit, but even then, she is still fast enough to achieve a 10.

Her weakest element is power, which should be of no surprise, being so small and specializing on a high speed style.

Let’s take a look at why her charisma score was not as high as it could be at a 6.75. As you can see here, she is doing just fine with appearance and promo. The problem arises in Facial expressions and Body language. AZM can be kind of an emotionless robot at times, which is odd because she used to be the most charismatic Queen’s Quest member, and now she is one of the least. While this seems to be a detriment to her score here, I don’t believe it is a problem as a wrestler. She puts on a performance that no other can, and not being extremely expressive in the face or body expressions doesn’t change that.

Her bumping and selling has always been superb, but I believe she has actually fallen a bit since the last video. She is currently at a 7.67, which in the grand scheme of things, is amazing, but for AZM it’s a bit of a downgrade. That is because of one thing, and one thing only. She has cooled down a bit on her bumping complexity. She is still better than average, but she has no done nearly as much dangerous bumps as she used to. She is still as intense as always with a 10, but she is at a 6 when it comes to the complexity of her bumps. This is actually a really good thing, as the less complex the bumps are, the less likely of injury.

AZM is a star and a veteran in the business in her own right. She could not get better at all from now on, and still be better then most wrestlers will ever get in their career. It will be curious to see if she has hit her ceiling yet, or if she could somehow get even more amazing.

08 - Starlight Kid - 7.02