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STARDOM’s Rossy Ogawa fired by parent company for talent poaching

Rossy Ogawa, the founder of STARDOM, was given the pink slip by parent company Bushiroad yesterday in one of the biggest stories to hit the Japanese wrestling scene.

Ogawa was accused of poaching talent away from the company after he gave notice a while back according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer. Ogawa gave notice due to constant interference on his booking decisions by Bushiroad.

“Stardom wrestlers and staff were notified last night that Mr. Rossy Ogawa’s contract was terminated effective immediately,” said STARDOM’s official X account.

Many of the STARDOM girls are said to be very loyal to Ogawa, who gave most of them their start, and are expected to depart the promotion in March, including the highly-rated Giulia.

Giulia is rumored to be on the way to WWE once her contract is up.

Many have pointed that Ogawa could be on the way to WWE but Meltzer shot down that rumor, at least for now.

One person who was happy with the decision was AEW President Tony Khan who posted three GIFs from TV/movies regarding the situation, one saying “The big goodbye,” one saying “it’s a clear case of industrial espionage,” and the last one saying, “the feds had an undercover agent in Dr. Schreck’s office.”

Colin Vassallo
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Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

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