Kazuchika Okada is hailed as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time and it is not hard to see why. The multi-time IGWP Heavyweight Champion has competed in some of the best matches in recent memory. Okada is truly loyal to NJPW in every way and so, it comes as no surprise that he has no intention of wrestling for another company in the future.

Kazuchika Okada has been at the apex of the pro wrestling world, thanks to his awe-inspiring reigns as the IGWP Heavyweight Champion, feuding with the likes of Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kenny Omega, Tetsuya Naito and many more.

While speaking with NJPW’s website, the Rainmaker was asked whether he has paid attention to the New Japan wrestlers that have been competing in other companies. Okada made it clear that he has no intention of wrestling for another company for a long time.

“Not really, no [I haven’t been keeping an eye on other NJPW wrestlers in other promotions]. I think that NJPW is the gold standard, so I think what we want is for other wrestlers from outside to come here and see what it’s like to compete against the best. When you look down the line, NJPW wrestlers are being called to these other places, because we are the best, so we have to prove to the world that we are still number one by having the reverse happen. The only thing I will say is that you won’t see me go elsewhere for a long period — I’ll always be representing New Japan.”


Kazuchika Okada will be challenging Jay White for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 17. We’ll have to wait and see whether Okada will be able to beat White for the title.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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