Kazuchika Okada reportedly set to debut on AEW Dynamite on March 6

Multiple-time champion, Kazuchika Okada is reportedly debuting tonight on AEW Dynamite continuing the company's surge of momentum.

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All Elite Wrestling is riding a wave of momentum. Sting’s final match at AEW Revolution was practically perfect and the wrestling community is rejoicing. Will Ospreay’s match against Konosuke Takeshita was a demonstration of what is to finally come consistently on North American soil. Mercedes Mone is expected to make her big debut on March 13. But before that, Kazuchika Okada is reportedly making his debut on Wednesday, March 6.

PWInsider reported hours before AEW Dynamite that Okada is slated to make his debut. This came days after Fightful Select reported that AEW hoped to have him within the company on the same date. Okada doesn’t really need a “debut” with AEW viewers as they are more than knowledgeable of his storied career. Stepping into the promotion fully signed to the brand is another surge of momentum three months into 2024.

While Okada in WWE may have been a fresh take with several interesting matchups for the former IWGP Champion, there’s a lot to see in AEW. He and Bryan Danielson have a 1-1 tie that needs to be sorted out. Okada versus the likes of Jon Moxley, Samoa Joe, Ricky Starks, Jay White, and several others? Yes, sign us up for every single one of those. There’s so much to see with this star performer and Tony Khan is going to do the best he can to give fans everything they dreamt.

Professional wrestling needed AEW to get another surge of momentum. There were some complaints bubbling up about the product as MJF’s title reign lingered on. His performance as champion was strong, but the fanbase that made AEW an entity wanted to see more of the stars they’ve come to love, and less of the sports entertainment-based product that was taking over. Khan correctly responded by making shifts back to what made AEW special in 2019, and finally giving the women a stronger presence across all AEW outputs. Ratings and show attendance still lag slightly behind compared to year-over-year metrics, but these shifts and new signings should have a positive impact.

Kazuchika Okada is reportedly stepping into an AEW ring for the first time as a signed talent. Tony Khan keeps trying to keep the hits coming and this is a hit. Khan promised an amazing 2024 and so far, he’s kept his word for those that love AEW.