Bushiroad Fight, the parent company of STARDOM, has announced a new president and representative director.
STARDOM posted the following press release on Monday, announcing that Taro Okada will be taking over the roles in the company following Katsuhiko Harada’s retirement:
Notice regarding changes from Bushiroad Fight Co., Ltd.
Bushiroad Fight Co., Ltd., which operates the women’s professional wrestling organization Stardom, would like to inform you that the following changes will be made.
* Change in representative director (as of December 1, 2023)
1. Newly Appointed Representative Director and President
Taro Okada (currently Representative Director and President of Gekidan Kisen Co., Ltd.)
*Retired as President and Representative Director of Gekidan Kisen Co., Ltd. as of November 30, 2023.
2. Retired Representative Director and President
Taro Okada’s comment: “I have recently assumed the position of President and Representative Director, following in the footsteps of my predecessor, Katsuhiko Harada. I will utilize my many years of experience in the Bushiroad Group to do my best to help Stardom grow even further. We sincerely ask for your continued patronage in the future.”
Comment from Takaaki Kitani (President and CEO of Bushiroad Co., Ltd., owner of Bushiroad Fight Co., Ltd.): “It has been about four years since Stardom’s business was transferred to the Bushiroad Group on December 1, 2019. Thanks to all of you, Stardom has been able to grow so rapidly.In order for Stardom to achieve further growth in the future, we will invest in more human resources than the Bushiroad Group and improve our organizational strength. We look forward to your continued cooperation and support.”
In other news from Japan, Yota Tsuji and Zandokan Jr. will be teaming up for the 2023 NJPW World Tag League.
You can check out the official announcement below:
Yota Tsuji confirms Zandokan Jr. for World Tag League!
Tsuji’s partner set for World Tag League
A live event Sunday November 19 in Utsonimiya saw Just Five Guys battle Los Ingobernables De Japon- plus one, as Yota Tsuji declared that he would be bringing his World tag League partner to the fray. Not an LIJ pareja, but rather a friend Tsuji had made on excursion, and not an ‘X’ but a ‘Z’, the man turned out to be rising CMLL prospect Zandokan Jr.
Tsuji and Zandokan won the ten man bout, pinning TAKA Michinoku after an impactful double team called the Ankla (Spanish for ‘anchor’). Will that be the fate of the other World Tag League teams? The tournament gets underway tonight, live in English and free on NJPW World!
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Bushiroad Fight, the parent company of STARDOM, has announced a change in leadership. Taro Okada will be taking over as the new president and representative director of the women’s professional wrestling organization following Katsuhiko Harada’s retirement.
In a press release posted by STARDOM, the company informed the public about the upcoming changes. Taro Okada, who is currently the Representative Director and President of Gekidan Kisen Co., Ltd., will assume the roles of president and representative director of STARDOM starting from December 1, 2023. On the other hand, Katsuhiko Harada will be retiring from his position as the representative director and president.
Taro Okada expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to lead STARDOM and promised to utilize his extensive experience in the Bushiroad Group to contribute to the further growth of the organization. He also expressed his appreciation for the support and patronage of the fans and stakeholders.
Takaaki Kitani, the President and CEO of Bushiroad Co., Ltd., the owner of Bushiroad Fight Co., Ltd., also commented on the changes. He acknowledged the rapid growth of STARDOM since it became a part of the Bushiroad Group in 2019 and emphasized the company’s commitment to investing in more resources and strengthening its organization to ensure further growth. Kitani expressed his gratitude for the continued cooperation and support from fans and stakeholders.
In other news from Japan, Yota Tsuji and Zandokan Jr. will be teaming up for the 2023 NJPW World Tag League. This partnership was announced during a live event in Utsonimiya, where Tsuji declared that Zandokan Jr. would be his tag team partner for the tournament. Zandokan Jr., a rising prospect from CMLL, impressed with his performance alongside Tsuji in a ten-man bout, where they emerged victorious by pinning TAKA Michinoku after executing a double team move called the Ankla.
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Overall, these recent developments in STARDOM and NJPW World Tag League indicate exciting changes and opportunities for wrestlers and fans alike. With new leadership and promising partnerships, the future looks bright for these organizations.