New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) star Kazuchika Okada recently spoke with FOX Sports Australia for an interview. Below are some of the highlights.
On when he discovered Chris Jericho was coming to NJPW to face Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12: “[I found out at] Power Struggle in Osaka. I didn’t know that news. I was in the locker room watching the show same as the fans. I thought, ‘Woah! What the?’”
On possibly facing Jericho himself: “I’m OK. I just want to enjoy, as a fan, Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho.”
On his TNA run where he was given a stereotypical character: “For me, [it was a] good experience. TNA doesn’t care about [having a] good match. But they taught me about character, for a TV show and for the cameras. So it was good for me to become ‘The Rainmaker.’ So, wrestling, being strong, having good matches? I learned that in New Japan. But as a TV character? TNA was good [for me].”
Check out the complete Kazuchika Okada interview at FOXSports.com.au.