As previously noted, Kazuchika Okada is set to leave NJPW at the end of January 2024.
While AEW is considered to be the “frontrunner” to sign Okada, Justin Barrasso of SI.com is reporting that there is also “significant interest” from WWE with Paul “Triple H” Levesque and Shawn Michaels being mentioned as specific names.
Barrasso also noted the following…
“While it is difficult to procure information from Okada’s camp, multiple sources close to NJPW revealed that he has always wanted to perform at a WrestleMania. Levesque is aware of this and has the right opponents–specifically AJ Styles and Finn Balor–who have pre-existing relationships with Okada, and would both be perfect for Okada’s debut if he were to wrestle at WrestleMania 40.”
Barrasso added that Okada’s decision is expected to be made “fairly soon” and TNA Wrestling is considered to be a “distant” third in the race to sign him.