Rumors struck today that Kazuchika Okada could be heading to WWE/NXT. But, that’s not fully the case, and many have jumped the gun on that rumor.
Kazuchika Okada To WWE?
Kazuchika Okada was announced to be leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling earlier this month and shocked a lot of people. Okada will be gone from his long-standing home promotion in Japan by the end of the month, but where will he go next? As of now, that’s unknown. After the rumors of Okada to WWE spiraled out of control today, Fightful Select reports that the rumors are just that, rumors. WWE has not heard of Okada coming to the company.
Fightful reports; “Rumors are flying about Kazuchika Okada, and they’re very premature. Early Tuesday, rumors emerged that Okada would be headed to WWE, and possibly appearing on the NXT brand first, citing sources from NJPW. However, Fightful sources close to NJPW said that is not the situation as they know it — at least as of right now. It was reiterated that Okada seems early in his process. One WWE higher up said “that would be news to us at this point,” and multiple sources on the NXT staff said they’ve heard nothing of the sort at this point. In addition, numerous people that Fightful has talked to within AEW believed they’re very much in the running to land Kazuchika Okada. To reiterate, anything could happen between now and the time Okada makes his decision, but we were told by sources connected to Okada, AEW, and WWE that this appears premature.”
Is it possible Kazuchika Okada is headed to WWE? Sure, but, as of now, that’s not the case.
H/T Fightful Select
From: Brady Alexander