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WWE RENEW Interest In Kazuchika Okada

WWE have been discussing the idea of bringing in Kazuchika Okada.

That's according to Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

It's no secret that WWE has had an interest in signing the world class NJPW talent for years, but that monumental move never seemed all that likely, mostly due to the fact Vince McMahon only wanted to present Japanese wrestlers in "children-like" roles if they couldn't speak fluent English.

However, it appears WWE's efforts to push Shinsuke Nakamura, a close pal of Kazuchika Okada's, it’s an attempt to show the 'Rainmaker' that times have changed, according to one source Dave Meltzer spoke to.

The fact the top wrestler who has been loyal to New Japan for much of his career is now 36 years old and WWE's style has been a lot kinder to the likes of Shinsuke Nakamura's body over the years is also part of this particular pitch.

That all being said, Dave Meltzer was also quick to note how Kazuchika Okada's name is always mentioned within WWE and that there was "no indication there’s anything new to this", but there has seemingly been more behind-the-scenes talk about bringing in the legendary performer of late.

So, who knows, perhaps Kazuchika Okada will finally opt to give WWE a try when his current deal with New Japan expires. Watch this space.



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