Kazuchika Okada is one of the younger members of New Japan, and one of a couple primarily used as jobbers and in opening matches. Although he has only been in New Japan for a little more than 1 year, he is a 5-year pro who started out in Mexico, debuting in Ultimo Dragon’s Dragon Gate as just a 16-year-old. He returned to Japan in 2007 and transferred from Dragon Gate to New Japan in 2008.
Okada left New Japan in February 2010 for a “long term” excursion to compete in TNA Wrestling. He will return to New Japan on January 4, 2011 for a match at the annual Tokyo Dome blowout show, but it’s not yet known if it’s a one-match deal or if he’s returning to New Japan full time.
Stats & Info:
Weight: 211 pounds/96 kg
Experience: 5 years
Finishing move: German Suplex Hold
Current affiliation: New Japan, TNA Wrestling (as of February 2010)
Ring entrance theme: Unknown
2005 Young Dragon Cup