Various: Rossy Ogawa Holding Press Conference Next Week for New Promotion, Mick Foley Calls Off Final Match Plans, New Match for NJPW Windy City Riot 2024

Rossy Ogawa to Hold Press Conference Next Week for His New Joshi Promotion

As noted before, Stardom founder and head booker Rossy Ogawa was fired by Bushiroad this past February over allegations that he was he was poaching Stardom talent and staff for a new Joshi promotion.

Tokyo Sports held a recent interview with Ogawa. One of the topics discussed included Ogawa stating that he will be holding a press conference next week in Japan regarding his upcoming new Joshi promotion.

“I’m going to be very busy from now on. We’ll be holding a press conference to launch the organization within the next week, so I hope to be able to show everyone an overview of our organization. Please look forward to it.”

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Mick Foley Drops Plans to Have One Final Match

As noted before, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has been considering plans to wrestle one more match for his wrestling career.

In a recently released video on YouTube, Foley provided an update stating that he has dropped all of his plans to have one final match for his wrestling career due to recommendations from his doctors.

“Hey everyone, it’s Mick Foley with an update on that final match that I was thinking about having for my sixtieth birthday. As some of you know, I had to miss a couple weekends of appearances because of dizziness and lightheadedness. After consulting with a couple of doctors and also using my own experience with concussions, the symptoms…they seem to point to a concussion that I did not even know I received. I hadn’t done too much in the ring, but I had done a little bit. I had noticed that I was lightheaded after one of the workouts but thought it would go away. So it just seems like the wisest move and one that’s strongly supported by my family is to call off that final match. If I can get concussed from something I’m not even aware, then some of the things that I was thinking of doing, hoping of doing in a big match would not be smart. So with my family’s urging, and after careful thought, I’ve decided there will be no final match.”

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Minoru Suzuki vs. Ren Narita Announced for NJPW Windy City Riot 2024

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced one new match for the card of their Windy City Riot 2024 event on April 12th at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois.

This new match announced was a singles match of Minoru Suzuki vs. Ren Narita.

Current card for the NJPW Windy City Riot 2024:

  • Strong Survivor match – Matt Vandagriff vs. Zane Jay
  • Mina Shirakawa & Viva Van vs. Alex Windsor & Trish Adora
  • Minoru Suzuki vs. Ren Narita
  • NJPW Strong Women’s Championship match – AZM vs. Stephanie Vaquer (c)
  • NJPW World Television Championship match – Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Matt Riddle (c)
  • NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship Open Challenge Four-way match – TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. Guerillas of Destiny (El Phantasmo & Hikuleo) (c)
  • Nic Nemeth vs. Tomohiro Ishii
  • Shota Umino vs. Jack Perry
  • Riot Rules match – Eddie Kingston & three mystery partners vs. Gabe Kidd & three mystery partners
  • Mustafa Ali vs. Hiromu Takahashi
  • IWGP World Heavyweight Championship – Jon Moxley vs. Tetsuya Naito (c)