Two prominent WWE stars might be gearing up for an electrifying interpromotional showdown following the unveiling of a new wrestling venture.

Today marked the official announcement of MARIGOLD, a new promotion spearheaded by none other than Rossy Ogawa, the founder and former owner of Stardom. Speculations about this venture had been swirling since Rossy’s departure from Stardom earlier this year. Adding to the intrigue, reports suggested that Giulia, former World of Stardom, was poised to join MARIGOLD before transitioning to WWE later in the year.

However, it seems that the ties between MARIGOLD and WWE might extend beyond Giulia’s anticipated involvement. According to Tokyo Sports, Rossy has already initiated discussions with WWE regarding potential blockbuster interpromotional matches.

The buzz is that Rossy has reached out to WWE with proposals to feature Kairi Sane and Io Shirai, both alumni of Stardom, in a MARIGOLD event slated for this summer. Both wrestlers enjoyed considerable success under Rossy’s stewardship in Stardom before making the leap to WWE. The mutual respect between Rossy and the WWE stars has been cultivated over many years.


Rossy’s cameo appearance on NXT Stand & Deliver alongside William Regal and Giulia during the latter’s introduction to the live crowd hints at the burgeoning relationship between MARIGOLD and WWE.

Notably, Io Shirai recently dropped the WWE Women’s Championship to Bayley on night two of WrestleMania 40, while Kairi Sane currently holds reign as one half of the Women’s Tag Team Champions.

As the anticipation builds for potential cross-promotional showdowns, fans are left eagerly awaiting confirmation and details of these thrilling matchups. Could we witness these former Stardom luminaries clashing in the ring once again, this time under the banner of MARIGOLD? The possibilities are as intriguing as they are tantalizing.

What are your thoughts on the potential collaboration between MARIGOLD and WWE? Are you excited about the prospect of seeing Kairi Sane and Io Shirai competing in a new environment? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Steve Carrier

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