Kazuchika Okada has been on the free market for a while now. Global wrestling powerhouses like WWE and AEW are doing everything they can to sign the top talents in the free-agent market one of them being, Okada. However, the Japanese wrestling star is still not sure of his next destination for his pro-wrestling career as he struggles to choose between WWE and AEW.

In the most recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that the prevailing belief is Okada will soon decide the next stop for for his wrestling journey, regardless of where he ultimately signs. He wrote that he’s “confident” that Okada would be coming soon.

 “The last word was that he had not made up his mind. I know people here range from hopeful to, I’d perceive as confident he will be coming.”

Meltzer further speculated that if Okada decides to go with AEW, his official unveiling could take place at AEW Revolution in March. However, if he chooses WWE, the debut might be strategically timed for the build-up to WrestleMania in late February after the Elimination Chamber PLE.


Okada will be free to make his decision once he’s free of his NJPW contract which is set to expire at the end of this month. The Japanese star has garnered attention from certain circles within WWE for while now. Additionally, since he already has firsthand experience working with AEW, Okada faces an even more challenging decision to make.

It’s pretty obvious now that both WWE and AEW have made very lucrative pitches to him. However, AEW boss Tony Khan seems to have made the stronger offer to Okada. Since no contract has been signed as of yet, both sides believe they have equal footing in getting Okada’s signature. Keep checking on RingsideNews for more updates.

Where do you think Okada would go next? Let us know in the comments.

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