Rossy Ogawa founded Stardom along with Fuka Kakimoto and Nanae Takahashi in 2010. NJPW’s parent company, Bushiroad, purchased Stardom in 2019, making it the sister promotion of New Japan Pro Wrestling. However, Ogawa remained in Stardom as Executive Producer despite the company being sold to Bushiroad.
Today, Bushiroad announced that they have terminated Rossy Ogawa’s contract. The company stated that Ogawa has poached talents and staff members during his tenure with Stardom. Therefore, they decided to cancel Ogawa’s contract.
“Regarding the cancellation of the contract with Mr. Rossy Ogawa
To all concerned and fans
Thank you very much for always supporting Stardom.
Bushiroad Fight Co., Ltd. has canceled the outsourcing contract with Mr. Rossy Ogawa as of February 4th, 2024. I would like to report what happened.
Since 2019, our company has entered into a contract with Rossy Ogawa, the founder of Stardom, and has appointed him as an executive producer and outsourced work related to Stardom. However, we would like to inform you that we have come to know that he has poached many Stardom wrestlers and staff members. Therefore, we have decided to cancel his contract.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. As a company, we will continue to aim for the further development of Stardom. The wrestlers and staff will continue to work together to deliver excitement to the fans, so we will continue to receive the same compliments as before. I am very fortunate.
Thank you for your understanding.”