Leading joshi promotion Stardom is interested in working with four AEW wrestlers specifically.
The Bushiroad-helmed group is most interested in booking Toni Storm, Jamie Hayter, Hikaru Shida, and Tay Conti for future shows, reports Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Stardom seemingly has a desire to work with these wrestlers over bigger AEW names like Jade Cargill, Britt Baker, and Thunder Rosa, despite the latter two previously being mentioned as potential collaborators.
Stardom's interest in Conti comes primarily from one of its top stars, Giulia, telling Monthly Puroresu she wanted to work with the Brazilian:-
"ASUKA/VENY, Io Shirai, Toni Storm.
After that, I would like to wrestle with Tay Conti who said she wanted to fight me. She said she likes Japanese wrestling, so we might gel."-Giulia on who she wants to face outside STARDOM(via @MonthlyPuroresu Issue 8) pic.twitter.com/RhJxKwebU7Advertisement— STARDOM English (Unofficial) (@STARDOM_ENG) May 1, 2022
Hayter and Storm, meanwhile, already have Stardom experience, having competed for the promotion prior to signing full-time deals in North America. Shida wrestled for Stardom once in 2012, though she has vast experience competing elsewhere on the joshi circuit. Currently stationed in Japan, the former AEW Women's World Champion has worked bouts for TJPW, Ice Ribbon, WAVE, and OZ Academy in recent weeks.
Meltzer has previously mentioned Stardom's 30 December show at Tokyo's Ryōgoku Sumo Hall as one that it would like to borrow AEW wrestlers for. There is no indication that talks have taken place yet.