WWE has undergone multiple changes over the past several years and the growth they have seen in the last two years is nothing short of phenomenal. Interestingly enough, WWE will be having a show in Japan this year.

Over the weekend, STARDOM held their first show in the U.S.A. since 2019 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Notably, WWE’s Natalya was among the visitors backstage at the event.

During the WrestleMania 40 media junket, Natalya shared her experience attending the STARDOM show, where she reunited with legendary Japanese wrestlers such as Aja Kong and Kyoko Inoue, whom she hadn’t seen in almost 20 years. Expressing admiration for the talent she witnessed, Natalya expressed a desire to compete alongside these women and win some of the new championships available.

Despite her accomplished career, Natalya revealed she hasn’t main evented a WrestleMania yet, expressing excitement at the prospect of returning to Japan, one of her favorite places to perform. She disclosed WWE’s plans to return to Japan in 2024. Additionally, Natalya mentioned her ongoing book project and teased a special project involving her family, indicating her ambition to continue achieving in both WWE and wrestling at large.


I was actually, just yesterday, at a STARDOM show and I met some of the Japanese women that I hadn’t seen in almost 20 years, like Aja Kong and Kyoko Inoue. I teamed with Aja Kong, I wrestled against Kyoko Inoue. These are legendary, Japanese female wrestlers that are just phenomenal and then I met some of the other girls that were on the show and I was like, ‘I want to wrestle with these women.’ They’re so talented. I would like to win some of the new championships that we have because I haven’t won those. People always say, ‘Oh, you’ve done everything.’

I have not main evented a WrestleMania. I cannot wait to go back to Japan and compete. Japan is one of my favorite places in the world to perform. I know we’re going back there sometime this year. There’s just so many things I wanna do. I’m working on a book right now, I’ve got a special project in the works with my family that I’m really excited about. But in WWE, in wrestling in general, in or outside of the company, there’s just so much more that I wanna do.

STARDOM co-founder Rossy Ogawa and former World of Stardom Champion Giulia were spotted seated next to William Regal in the front row at NXT Stand & Deliver. Nonetheless, we will have to wait and see when WWE will return to Japan.

Are you looking forward to WWE holding a show in Japan again next year? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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