Big Potential WWE Signing Update

Big Potential WWE Signing Update WWE

A big clue has emerged on the NJPW star Kazuchika Okada’s wrestling future, amid speculation about Okada potentially joining AEW or WWE.

With Okada being one of the top wrestlers in Japan, there has been a lot of speculation about his next move ahead of his NJPW contract expiring at the end of January.

As Okada has wrestled for AEW on several occasions, and with WWE reportedly having a ‘renewed interest‘ in the top star, Okada would have his choice of the top promotions if he was to step away from NJPW.

Dave Meltzer has now pointed out that Okada is advertised for several shows following February 1, when his current contract is set to expire.

Believing that this is a strong indicator that Okada has signed, or is planning to sign, a new deal with NJPW, Meltzer noted the following in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter:

Perhaps the biggest news that nobody picked up on from the cards released is that Kazuchika Okada is on every card where a full card is announced after 2/1. His contract ended on 1/31.

That doesn’t mean 100 percent he’s staying as they haven’t announced a new contract and Will Ospreay is working 2/11 and we know his contract is up 1/31.

But it would be a pretty strong indicator with him working a full schedule and not just one big show match, or nothing but a match to drop the trios titles or a match that good be a good-bye match.

Okada notably scored a major victory at Wrestle Kingdom 18 on January 4, defeating AEW’s Bryan Danielson in singles action.

The two stars now have one win apiece, with Danielson previously forcing Okada to submit at AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door 2023.

Danielson is set to renew a big rivalry with another NJPW star, which you can read more about right here.

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5 months ago by Sanchez Taylor


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