Kazuchika Okada On Being Hesitant About NJPW Expanding Into United States

Former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada discussed why he was hesitant about the company expanding into the United States in a recent interview with New Japan Pro Wrestling’s website. Here is what he had to say:

“Honestly, I had some reservations at first. I wondered ‘Can we really sell enough tickets here?’ But I thought it was good that we were taking a first step into something new.”

Okada also discussed why he’s not a fan of putting together cards with matches you can see regularly in the United States noting, “I felt this about the Kenny vs Cody match, since it is on a New Japan show, I’m not a fan of putting together cards that you could normally see in America. To be honest, Cody vs Kenny, that’s a match you could see on an American show.”