Kazuchika Okada has addressed on NJPW’s cancelled plans during the COVID-19 pandemic, which included a show in Madison Square Garden.
Kazuchika Okada is undoubtedly one of the best Japanese wrestlers in the world right now. During his time competing for New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Okada became one of the biggest stars that the company has ever seen.
About his many important milestones with the company, it is important to mention that “The Rainmaker” became a 6-time NJPW World Champion, a 4-time G1 Climax winner and holds the record for the longest title reign in NJPW history, reaching the impressive mark of 720 days as Champion.
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Kazuchika Okada took the opportunity to address on NJPW’s plans before the COVID-19 pandemic started.
About this, Okada revealed NJPW had plans to host another a special event from the Madison Square Garden in 2020. While addressing on this, he said:
“Wrestling in MSG is one of my greatest memories. I don’t think I’ll ever forget looking out into that crowd as I made my entrance. We had plans to return in 2020 that had to be canceled because of the pandemic, but I would absolutely love to be back in MSG someday.”
Kazuchika Okada & His Current Time In NJPW
After squaring off at last week’s NJPW Rumble On 44th Street event, both men will meet each other again on the main event of Wrestle Kingdom 17, which will take place from the Tokyo Dome on January 4th 2023.
H/T to Sports Illustrated for the interview transcription.
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