Kazuchika Okada Closing In On AEW Debut

Kazuchika Okada makes his entrance at Forbidden Door

Kazuchika Okada is AEW-bound.

After his deal with New Japan Pro-Wrestling expired, Kazuchika Okada became one of the most in-demand free agents in the world. However, it seems he won’t be a free agent for much longer.

According to a new report from Fightful Select, Okada could debut with AEW within days. The report notes that March is set to be a big month for AEW with Will Ospreay linking up with the company at Revolution, Mercedes Mone’s expected debut on March 13th, and other presentation changes.

Furthermore, the promotion is “tentatively planning” to have Okada “in the fold” by Dynamite on March 6th.

On the Revolution media call, AEW boss Tony Khan said he’s very excited about something coming in Atlanta — where Dynamite is set to be held. Fightful adds there’s been “plenty of discussion” about Okada debuting on the show, and numerous sources stated that the hope as of mid-February was for the star to be with the company by then.

Kazuchika Okada Discusses NJPW Exit

Speaking in a recent interview, Kazuchika Okada hinted that he might never return to NJPW despite his lengthy association with the company. Okada explained that he’s got his eyes firmly on what’s next, and is approaching the situation as if he will never go back.

Okada wrestled his last match for NJPW on February 24th.