New Japan’s Kazuchika Okada Is Dying To Wrestle The Rock
It’s good to have goals, even whenever you’re not a toddler anymore. For Kazuchika Okada, his dream match is one that might have your entire free world captivated … and on the identical time make a wrestling promotion a number of money.
Until you’ve solely been watching stateside wrestling, you seemingly know who Okada is — presently the IWGP Heavyweight Champion for New Japan Pro Wrestling, and broadly thought-about as among the finest wrestlers — if not the greatest — on the planet. Okada has extra classics on his resume in the mean time than most wrestlers do of their total careers, and certain can ship extra sooner or later, so when he’s dreaming a couple of match with a wrestler, out of the field it’s going to be a minimum of 4 stars.
So when Cageside Seats sat down with the New Japan Heavyweight champ earlier than their Robust Fashion Developed present on Sunday, Okada named his dream opponent: The Rock. Clearly, this could be an superior match whether or not in New Japan or whether or not Okada got here stateside to work for WWE. When requested about why The Rock was his dream match opponent, he informed Cageside Seats something is feasible.
“We simply had Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega combat one another at Tokyo Dome,” stated Okada. “In Lengthy Seaside, we had been alleged to have Rey Mysterio versus Liger, and it’s not gonna occur. However there’s a risk that I can combat in opposition to The Rock.”
Shortly after the interview, Okada posted an image of himself outdoors of a Rock Backside restaurant, pointing to the signal like a taller Ronda Rousey and particularly calling out The Brahma Bull.
Many followers’ eyes are already lighting up dreaming of two of probably the most charismatic and in style (and profitable) wrestlers of all time — from very totally different circles — going at it. It’s not prone to occur quickly (or ever), however we are able to dream. Identical to Okada!
If we had been speaking about anybody aside from “highest paid actor on the earth” the Rock, the cash behind this could be too good to disregard. However in a world the place Chris Jericho is taking over Kenny Omega and Rey Mysterio is establishing storylines with Marty Scurll, Jushin Liger, and Will Ospreay … effectively hell, I assume something is feasible.