Bushiroad Terminates Stardom Founder; Tony Khan Reacts

Bushiroad, the parent company of NJPW and Stardom, has issued the following announcement confirming they have parted ways with Mr. Rossy Ogawa.

Regarding the cancellation of the contract with Mr. Rossy Ogawa

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. (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) has canceled the outsourcing contract with Mr. Rossy Ogawa (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) as of February 4, 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 players and staff, and we have decided to cancel this contract. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. As a company, we will continue to aim for the further development of Stardom, and the players and staff will continue to work together to deliver excitement to all the fans, so we will continue to receive the same compliments as before. I am very fortunate.

Thank you for your understanding.

February 5 , 2024 Bushiroad Fight Co., Ltd.

In the wake of the news breaking, AEW President Tony Khan has shared the following gifs on social media, seeming to react to the news.

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