Having achieved all possible goals in NJPW, Kazuchika Okada is set to leave the promotion after this month when his contract expires. According to Jim Cornette, there is a belief that Okada could potentially earn more in AEW than in WWE.

As previously reported, Kazuchika Okada is set to become a free agent at the end of January this year. The promotion would officially announce that Kazuchika Okada will be parting ways with the company after this month.

This signifies the conclusion of The Rainmaker’s illustrious tenure with NJPW, where he rose to prominence as one of professional wrestling’s biggest names. Fans are now eagerly speculating about which promotion will secure a deal with him next.

While speaking on Jim Cornette’s Drive Thru, Jim Cornette suggested that Tony Khan would likely pursue Okada once he becomes a free agent. He expressed the view that WWE would need a specific narrative for The Rainmaker to fit at the top of their card. Cornette further stated that he believes Okada would make more money in AEW than WWE.


“Tony will take him no matter what. WWE would have to have some idea of how they would fit him into their system, and if they did make any kind of legitimate offer, they’d have to figure out a way for it to be at the top of the card. Okada, to me, his strengths might play more to AEW, where he’d make more money probably because of Tony.”

It was also reported that AEW has made the biggest first offer to Okada already. However, even WWE is eyeing Kazucihka Okada for WrestleMania 40. Only time will tell whether Kazuchika Okada will end up making his way to WWE or sign a long-term deal with AEW, as the world is truly his oyster.

What do you think of what Jim Cornette had to say? Where do you think Kazuchika Okada will end up next? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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