Kazuchika Okada has spoken about wanting to have a match with the “American Dragon” and “The Best In The World”.
Okada is set to face Shingo Takagi for the IWGP World Heavyweight Title on the first night of Wrestle Kingdom 16 and the winner will then face Will Ospreay at night two of the event. However, before then, Okada sat down with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, to answer some questions to the G1 climax winner.
Okada spoke about his faction CHAOS being represented in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) by The Best Friends, Orange Cassidy and Kris Statlander:
“The Best Friends were part of CHAOS when they were in New Japan, and with the door to AEW being opened a bit, it added more possibilities, [Tomohiro] Ishii was able to come into AEW from CHAOS, and if Orange Cassidy and the Best Friends were able to show up in New Japan, there is no doubt that would be a lot of fun. The sooner the whole pandemic settles down, the better as far as that’s concerned.”
Next, Okada would talk about having dream matches against CM Punk and Bryan Danielson:
“Danielson and Punk would make for some incredible matches, a lot of those dream match scenarios are about getting excited for the possibilities, and once the match is done, it’s done. So, it is important to keep that excitement and anticipation, I think. Still, if we wait too long, they’ll both retire eventually, so I want to face them both while they’re still active.”
Could we possibly see Okada walk through the “Forbidden Door” into AEW or could we end up seeing Punk or Danielson cross over into NJPW?