Dream Star Fighting Marigold

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Dream Star Fighting Marigold
AcronymMarigold
FoundedApril 15, 2024
HeadquartersJapan
Founder(s)Rossy Ogawa
Owner(s)Rossy Ogawa
Split from
Websitedsf-marigold.com/en/

Dream Star Fighting Marigold (stylized as Dream Star★Fighting Marigold), referred to simply as Marigold (マリーゴールド, Marīgōrudo) in shorthand, is a Japanese joshi puroresu or women's professional wrestling promotion founded in April 2024.[1][2][3][4] Marigold was founded by former All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling co-producer and World Wonder Ring Stardom (Stardom) promoter Rossy Ogawa after Ogawa was fired from Stardom. In February 2024, Ogawa was dismissed from Stardom after being accused by the promotion's management of "poaching talent" for what would be Marigold. He has denied this claim.[1][2][3][4]

Upon the announcement of the creation of the promotion, several active members of the Stardom and Actwres girl'Z (AWG) rosters defected to Marigold. Amongst them were Stardom roster members Giulia, Utami Hayashishita, Mirai, Nanae Takahashi, Mai Sakurai, Victoria Yuzuki and Nao Ishikawa as well as AWG roster members Natsumi Sumikawa, Miku Aono, Misa Matsui, Chiaki, Chika Goto, and Kouki.[1][2][3][4]

Marigold hosted their inaugral event, titled "Marigold Fields Forever", on May 20, 2024, at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.[1][2][3][4] The show, and subsequent shows, were announced as streaming on Wrestle Universe.[1][2][3][4]

Personnel[edit]

Wrestlers[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
Chiaki[5] Chiaki Kanahama
Chika Goto[6] Chika Goto
Giulia[7][8] Eimi Matsudo Also signed to WWE
Inactive; fractured wrist
Kouki Amarei[9] Unknown
Komomo Minami[10] Unknown
Mai Sakurai[11] Unknown
Miku Aono[12] Miku Aono
Mirai[13] Mirai Ito
Misa Matsui[14] Misa Matsui
Nagisa Tachibana Unknown Trainee
Nanae Takahashi[15] Nanae Takahashi
Nao Ishikawa[16] Unknown
Rea Marumori[17] Unknown
Ryoko Sakimura Unknown Trainee
Natsumi Showzuki[18] Natsumi Tokoda
Utami Hayashishita[19][20] Utami Hayashishita
Yuuki Minami Unknown Trainee
Victoria Yuzuki[21] Unknown

Staff[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
Rossy Ogawa[1][2][3][4] Hiroshi Ogawa Founder
Owner
Fuka Fuka Kakimoto Assistant Producer
Hikaru Ohira Hikaru Ohira Ring Announcer
Yuzuki Aikawa Yuzuki Aikawa Commentator

Championships[edit]

On May 15, 2024, the promotion announced the creation of four titles, the World, United National, Twin Star and Super Fly Championships alongside the design of the first two of them which, similar to World Wonder Ring Stardom's World and Wonder championships, were bound to continue the "Showa" era tradition carried on from All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling with a red strap for the main title and a white strap for the secondary one. Additional to the main singles and tag team championships, the Super Fly Championship was introduced as a cruiserweight-type of title made for wrestlers under 121 lbs (55 kg).[22]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Location Notes
Marigold World Championship TBD N/A TBD N/A TBD
Marigold United National Championship TBD N/A TBD N/A TBD
Marigold Twin Star Championship TBD N/A TBD N/A TBD
Marigold Super Fly Championship TBD N/A TBD N/A TBD

Major events[edit]

Event Date Location Venue Main event Notes
Fields Forever May 20, 2024 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Giulia and Utami Hayashishita vs. Sareee and Bozilla [23]
Summer Destiny July 13, 2024 Tokyo, Japan Ryogoku Kokugikan TBA [24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Rose, Bryan (15 April 2024). "Rossy Ogawa announces launch of Marigold promotion". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 15 April 2024.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Thompson, Andrew (15 April 2024). "Rossy Ogawa announces 'Marigold' promotion, first show set for May 20th at Korakuen Hall". POST Wrestling. Retrieved 15 April 2024.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Edwards, Scott (15 April 2024). "Rossy Ogawa Announces New Promotion Marigold". Fightful. Retrieved 15 April 2024.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Powell, John (15 April 2024). "Rossy Ogawa reveals new promotion". Slam! Wrestling. Retrieved 15 April 2024.
  5. ^ "CHIAKI". Dream Star Fighting Marigold (in Japanese). Retrieved April 30, 2024.
  6. ^ "後藤智香". Dream Star Fighting Marigold (in Japanese). Retrieved April 30, 2024.
  7. ^ "ジュリア". Dream Star Fighting Marigold (in Japanese). Retrieved April 25, 2024.
  8. ^ Chase, Stephanie (April 16, 2024). "Giulia helps launch new women's wrestling promotion ahead of WWE debut". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on April 18, 2024. Retrieved April 25, 2024.
  9. ^ "天麗皇希". Dream Star Fighting Marigold (in Japanese). Retrieved April 30, 2024.
  10. ^ 【マリーゴールド】ジュリア考案〝海岸合宿8番勝負〟 ロッシー小川代表「有意義な時間でした」. tokyo-sports.co.jp (in Japanese). Tokyo Sports. May 11, 2024. Retrieved May 16, 2024.
  11. ^ "桜井麻衣". Dream Star Fighting Marigold (in Japanese). Retrieved April 25, 2024.
  12. ^ "青野未来". Dream Star Fighting Marigold (in Japanese). Retrieved April 30, 2024.
  13. ^ "Mirai". Dream Star Fighting Marigold (in Japanese). Retrieved April 25, 2024.
  14. ^ "松井珠紗". Dream Star Fighting Marigold (in Japanese). Retrieved April 30, 2024.
  15. ^ "高橋奈七永". Dream Star Fighting Marigold (in Japanese). Retrieved April 25, 2024.
  16. ^ "石川奈青". Dream Star Fighting Marigold (in Japanese). Retrieved April 25, 2024.
  17. ^ Thompson, Andrew (June 11, 2024). "Former Sendai Girls' talent Rea Marumori joins Marigold". postwrestling.com. Retrieved June 11, 2024.
  18. ^ "翔月なつみ". Dream Star Fighting Marigold (in Japanese). Retrieved April 30, 2024.
  19. ^ "林下詩美". Dream Star Fighting Marigold (in Japanese). Retrieved April 25, 2024.
  20. ^ Edwards, Scott (April 23, 2024). "Utami Hayashishita Talks Marigold, Queen's Quest, Iyo Sky, More | Interview". Fightful. Archived from the original on April 24, 2024. Retrieved April 25, 2024.
  21. ^ "ビクトリア弓月". Dream Star Fighting Marigold (in Japanese). Retrieved April 25, 2024.
  22. ^ Carey, Ian (May 15, 2024). "Marigold unveils championship belts ahead of debut show". f4wonline.com. Retrieved May 16, 2024.
  23. ^ Dream Star Fighting Marigold. Marigold Fields Forever 5/20.2024(月)後楽園ホール(東京) 開場5:30PM/試合開始6:30M. dsf-marigold.com (in Japanese). Retrieved May 5, 2024.
  24. ^ Dream Star Fighting Marigold. MARIGOLD Summer Destiny20242024 7/13.2024(土)両国国技館 開場13:00AM/試合開始14:30PM. dsf-marigold.com (in Japanese). Retrieved June 11, 2024.

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