The Queen Quest: Utami Hayashishita
Utami Hayashishita is known for her striking ability and quick moves in the ring. In a short time, she has become one of the most powerful women in wrestling. In 2021, she placed number two on the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Women’s 150 list.
Reports say that her love for wrestling started with her first sightings of notable WWE superstar Tajiri. Her family was featured in a popular reality show during her high school days. Once she was finished, her priority of taking care of her sisters remained as she auditioned for Stardom.
In a recent interview, she talks about having a big family and getting a job. She discusses working in a restaurant as a server. Be sure to watch the full interview below.
In 2018, she began her training at the World Wonder Ring Stardom, a women’s professional wrestling promotion located in Tokyo, Japan. Later that year, she debuts in Stardom going on to compete in the 5 Star Grand Prix tournament. She makes it all the way to the finals before losing to two-time World of Stardom Champion, Mayu Iwatani.
Alongside Momo Watanabe, she wins her first title, the Goddess of Stardom Championship. Furthermore, she is noted for her work in one of the most dominating stables in World Wonder Ring Stardom, “Queen’s Quest”.
She is a former SWA Undisputed World Women’s Champion, former Future of Stardom Champion, former Wonder of Stardom Champion, and former Pro-Wrestling: EVE International Champion. All in all, she continues to display her will to win no matter the challenge.
In 2021, she makes her first New Japan Pro Wrestling appearance, picking up a victory with Saya Kamitani and AZM. This is a monumental moment for women’s wrestling and opens up the door for more women in wrestling.