STARDOM, a prominent Joshi wrestling promotion on the global stage, has recently severed ties with its founder, Rossy Ogawa, a move that could potentially lead to a significant talent exodus within the company.
The shocking announcement of Rossy Ogawa’s contract termination was made by the parent company on Sunday night. Bushiroad, the parent company, cited Ogawa’s alleged actions of “poaching many Stardom players and staff” as the primary reason for his dismissal. This revelation sent shockwaves through the wrestling community, as Ogawa’s departure marks a major shift in the landscape of Japanese women’s wrestling.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has reported on the looming possibility of a talent exodus from STARDOM, as many of the promotion’s wrestlers have strong loyalties to Rossy Ogawa. According to Meltzer, there are indications that Ogawa was contemplating leaving STARDOM and potentially establishing his own wrestling company, a move that could entice several STARDOM talents to join him.
Meltzer remarked, “A lot of the talent is loyal to Ogawa, who founded the company and played a pivotal role in launching the careers of most of the women. Anticipate several departures from the organization in March, coinciding with the expiration of most contracts.”
In the wake of Rossy Ogawa’s departure, Taro Okada and Oyama have been appointed as the new bookers for STARDOM. It’s worth noting that neither of them has prior experience in booking wrestling events, although Okada did have involvement in a pro wrestling club that organized matches during his college years.
The wrestling world will be closely watching to see which STARDOM talents choose to leave the promotion after their contracts expire in March of this year, as the winds of change continue to sweep through the Japanese women’s wrestling scene.
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