Last month, it was reported that there has been some talk about NJPW star Kazuchika Okada potentially working for WWE in the future. This week, Justin Barrasso of SI.com noted that Okada’s NJPW contract is set to expire at the end of January and Okada is reportedly considering his options. Barrasso wrote the following…
“While a new deal with New Japan would typically be underway, Okada, 36, is seriously entertaining the possibility of wrestling for a different promotion.”
It’s believed that Okada will end up in AEW or WWE if he leaves NJPW. One advantage AEW has over WWE is the company’s working relationship with NJPW which would allow Okada to continue wrestling in Japan for select events.
Okada tearing up after Shinsuke Nakamura’s last match in Japan before he left for WWE. Nakamura was the leader of Chaos before Okada. pic.twitter.com/xsHSg7VPQF
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