New Japan Pro-Wrestling star and IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada has the same idea as last year. AEW X NJPW Banned Doors In an interview with the incident Tokyo Sports, Okada shared his idea of having a “World Cup” with other top wrestling promotions such as WWE and AEW.
“Last year we had the World Cup, and this year we have the WBC and [Rugby] World Cup. Professional wrestling is also a competition between countries, and it will be interesting to fight as a representative of Japan,” Okada said.
Okada went on to tease him and WWE Superstar and former NJPW star Shinsuke Nakamura as a tag team if there was a Wrestling World Cup. Earlier this month, WWE allowed Nakamura to travel to Japan for Pro-Wrestling NOAH’s New Year’s event to face The Great Muta.
“Maybe Okada and [Shinsuke] Nakamura will come out as a tag team. I don’t know if it will work. I thought it would be interesting to do this with different groups. I’ll go see Tony Khan and Triple H if I have to. Even at the Tokyo Dome this time, there were AEW players [Kenny Omega] WWE player [Karl Anderson]And [Mercedes] Moné who left WWE. The current new Japan is already global, right? There are players from different countries, so I want to do something interesting,” Okada said.
According to reports, Okada will face GHC Heavyweight Champion Kaito Kiyomiya for the upcoming NOAH and NJPW joint event. The joint event is set for February 21 and will be held at the Tokyo Dome. it was as previously announced Joe Muto will be having his last match on the show and is facing NJPW star, Tetsuya Naito.