Bushiroad, the multimedia conglomerate which owns New Japan Pro Wrestling, has confirmed their purchase of premier Japanese women’s promotion Stardom.
The company’s president Takaaki Kidani met with high-status counterpart Rossy Ogawa over a possible takeover this past Gregorian calendar month. It’s understood that the deal was confirmed in August.
There’s been a dialogue regarding whether or not New Japan professional Wrestling ought to have a women’s division, and what impact branching out.
While there aren’t any signs that New Japan plans to feature Joshi to their cards, should they choose to, they now have a very easy way to do so.
Yahoo Japan rumored earlier that NJPW’s parent company Bushiroad has noninheritable high status, the foremost Joshi promotion. A group discussion is believed to be returning shortly, but Stardom’s confirmed the news on social media.
Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer processed in the number of small prints. The deal unconditionally doesn’t mean that NJPW and high-status are merging, nor that the former will begin promoting talent from the latter.
Stardom can come back underneath the reach of Kix Road, the parent company of Bushiroad’s Knock Out kickboxing group, though it’s understood that the two companies will remain separate.
New Japan World won’t be streaming high-status events either, which will stay exclusive to their proprietary service Stardom Road.
The company has been the tract for several of women’s wrestling’s finest since its foundation, as well as future WWE stars Io Shirai and Kairi Sane. Current AEW Women’s Champion Riho is also an active member of Stardom’s current roster.
Stardom is the thing in which where most of the names you’re familiar with came from, including WWE’s Kairi Sane and NXT’s Io Shirai. Yahoo Japan says Bushiroad’s interest in branching out into women’s wrestling began a couple of years past, and negotiations with Stardom began in February 2019.