“The Rainmaker. Kazuchika Okada will be a free agent in 2024 and the news is that he will field offers from other organizations. One of the most important Japanese wrestlers of all time is open to heading to another promotion. Fans will immediately claim that AEW or staying in NJPW is the best bet, but what if Okada wants to put himself on the biggest stage in wrestling? The only way to get there would be through the WWE as that is the biggest promotion in the industry, regardless of opinion on the overall product.
Okada in WWE would be a game-changing situation and one that no one would have predicted. He has all the presence of being a top star, even if there is a language barrier. But Okada speaks through what he delivers in the ring and that is some of the best wrestling one can find.
What would Okada look like in another promotion? Fans have seen that in a brief sense, as he’s competed in AEW at both Forbidden Door specials. But a prolonged run with either company opens the door for some interesting, long-term stories. It is hard to see WWE booking Okada over some of the top stars like Rollins or Reigns, but this is a new company under Triple H’s leadership. Would he shock fans or give them more of the same? That’s a big question to answer. Okada in AEW? Think of the potential of him and Omega telling another fantastic story through sixty minutes of wrestling. Fans can only hope. Regardless of what happens next, everyone will keep a close eye on his next plans.