Mayu Iwatani takes on Deonna Purrazzo In A WOH Championship Tournament Matchup

*ARTICLE COTAINS WOMEN OF HONOR CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT SPOILERS*

You cannot tell the story of Women of Honor without Deonna Purrazzo. Since Women of Honor’s relaunch in 2015, Deonna has been a standard-barer for the division, blazing trails in big match situations in the United States, Japan, and all over the globe! Deonna’s devastating Fujiwara Armbar has been the difference in a number of her huge victories against talents like Sumie Sakai, Madison Rayne, Karen Q., and more. The athlete known as “The Virtuosa” has been one of the successful competitors in the division since its inception and remains one of the favorites to become the first Women of Honor Champion.

With a victory in the first round over Holidead, Deonna appears to be on track to make history. But to do so, she will have to face one of the very best wrestlers in the world in the Quarterfinals!

WOMEN OF HONOR CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS

MAYU IWATANI vs. “THE VIRTUOSA” DEONNA PURRAZZO

Mayu Iwatani comes to the tournament to crown the first Women of Honor Champion with a litany of accomplishments and accolades that put her in a class all by herself! Mayu has held all five championships in Stardom, the premiere Japanese women’s professional wrestling organization, including their top prize, the World of Stardom Championship! Mayu is known as “The Icon of Stardom," “The Hyper Technician," and “The Gift," nicknames truly befitting of a one-of-a-kind athlete! Mayu defeated HZK in a match that will be seen on Ring of Honor Television and through its social media channels in the coming weeks to earn this opportunity and we will see Mayu and Deonna do battle in Vegas!

In what is truly an international dream match, Deonna and Mayu will meet for the very first time in Mayu’s United States debut! Deonna is in the midst of an impressive undefeated streak, one she is not above reminding Kelly Klein of. Kelly, who has defeated Deonna twice in controversial fashion, has told Deonna that she can get another shot at her if the tournament brackets fall that way!

If Kelly defeats Mandy Leon and Deonna defeats Mayu, these two rivals could win and face each other once more, but both have strong tests ahead! But Mayu, who received a thunderous ovation in her surprise appearances in New York City and Philadelphia for Women of Honor, is one of the best in the world and also one of the favorites to become the first ever Women of Honor Champion!

In a match up that, had the brackets been randomly selected any other way, could have easily served as the finals, these two will lock up to determine who moves on to the Semifinals and the Final Four of the Tournament to crown the first Women of Honor Champion! Who will punch their ticket to a Semifinal birth and a match in New Orleans? Join us in Vegas to be the first to know!

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Local Time: Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 06:00 pm PST
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ALREADY SIGNED

WOMEN OF HONOR CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS

MAYU IWATANI vs. “THE VIRTUOSA” DEONNA PURRAZZO

SIGNED TO APPEAR

ROH WORLD CHAMPION DALTON CASTLE AND THE BOYS
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION KENNY KING
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY & CHRIS SABIN)
ROH WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS ADAM PAGE AND THE YOUNG BUCKS
THE BRISCOES (JAY & MARK)
“THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY
JAY LETHAL
“THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL
SILAS YOUNGw
PUNIHSMENT MARTINEZ
SHANE TAYLOR
FLIP GORDON
THE KINGDOM (MATT TAVEN, VINNY MARSEGLIA, & TK O’RYAN)
SOCAL UNCENSORED (CHRISTOPHER DANIELS, FRANKIE KAZARIAN, & SCORPIO SKY)
BEER CITY BRUISER & “KINGPIN” BRIAN MILONAS
HIROMU TAKAHASHI
JOSH “THE GOODS” WOODS
CHEESEBURGER
THE DAWGS (RHETT TITUS & WILL FERRARA)

WOMEN OF HONOR
SUMIE SAKAI OR HANA KIMURA
KAGETSU
KELLY KLEIN
MANDY LEON