Mayu Iwatani vs. Toni Storm from Stardom 2017

You can watch this match here.

This was a Cinderella Tournament 2017 Final.

Moving this to a thirty minute time limit really harmed the match and made this a far less satisfying final than you would expect. The sense of urgency was gone. That kill or be killed tone was nowhere to be seen.

This kind of just felt like the final of tournament where both competitors had been through the ringer going into their last match. There are many great things about the Cinderella Tournament. It does not lend itself well to that kind of story. Oh well. It was watchable enough. Storm won cleanly. (**1/4)

[Note: Every non-final, Cinderella Tournament match has a ten-minute time limit and is contested under Final Four Rules. This is the final though so it has a 30 minute time limit~!]


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