STARDOM Executive Producer Rossy Ogawa is currently in the hospital. He was not feeling well today and the situation ended up with him having to go to the hospital. I’m told he was fully alert and communicating with people while getting medical care. No other details were given on his condition but he’s been having off and on health issues for a couple of years. As of this report STARDOM PR has not acknowledged his hospitalization. He just held a STARDOM press conference on 8/1/20 to announce the 8/22 and 8/23 events coming to the new Yokohama Budokan Hall.
STARDOM is scheduled to have the opening of this year’s 5-Star Grand Prix tournament at Korakuen Hall on 8/8 and 8/9. Ogawa oversees everything on all of the shows.
The company announced the matches late this evening Japan Time for the 8/8/20 tournament event. Red Block: Mayu Iwatani vs. Giulia, Tam Nakano vs. Himeka, Starlight Kid vs. Death Yama-San, Konami vs. Saya Kamitani. Blue Block: Syuri vs. Natsuko Tora, Momo Watanabe vs. Maika, Jungle Kyona vs. Utami Hayashishita, Saki Kashima vs. AZM.
The 8/9/20 card has Utami Hayashishita vs. Natsuko Tora, Momo Watanabe vs. AZM, Saki Kashima vs. Maika, Syuri vs. Jungle Kyona in the Blue Block. Mayu Iwatani vs. Starlight Kid, Giulia vs. Himeka, Tam Nakano vs. Konami in the Red Block.
World of STARDOM Champion Mayu Iwatani announced on 8/1/20 that her autobiography will be released on 8/27/20. It is available for pre-order on Amazon Japan and it’s an instant hit. Currently it’s #1 in the Sports Books section and #18 in the Hot New Releases book section. It will obviously be in Japanese writing, but it will also be a pro wrestling collector’s item like most STARDOM themed products usually are. Iwatani has been brutally honest about the struggles in her life in the past. In the book previews, she called herself a useless recluse who was saved by joining the world of pro wrestling.
STARDOM will release new merchandise on 8/14/20 including the always popular Bikini Book. Giulia, Tam Nakano, Mayu Iwatani, Starlight Kid, Momo Watanabe, AZM, Utami Hayashishita, Jungle Kyona, Syuri, Maika, Himeka, and Konami are featured in it.
A collector’s T-Shirt will be available for the Yokohama Budokan Hall shows as modeled by Starlight Kid.