Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated previously reported that Kazuchika Okada’s NJPW contract is set to expire at the end of January 2024 and while contract negotiation talks with the Japanese company is something that could still happen, Okada is open to the possibility of competing for another company.
WWE has signed the biggest names in the history of Japanese pro wrestling over the years and now they have their eyes set on possibly one of, if not biggest name in all of NJPW, “The Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada. Dave Meltzer noted on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that WWE really wants to bring in Okada and even though it is a bit overplayed, they have been wanting him for years.
Meltzer also noted that WWE believes there is a better chance of bringing in Kazuchika Okada now than ever before and the way that NJPW structures the contracts of their talents sses their deals expiring at the end of January.
WWE’s success with talents like Tajiri, Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka, Kairi Sane and reigning WWE Women’s Champion IYO SKY could translate in them securing Okada and with Okada being close with Nakamura, the idea is The Rainmaker could end up in WWE since it has an easier wrestling style on his body compared to NJPW and it is the one thing he has yet to do despite his huge success in other promotions.