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Kazuchika Okada seems open to a match against Kenny Omega in the United States

Kazuchika Okada is a name everyone need to know at this point. He dominated the Wrestling Observer Awards for a reason as he continues to put out one classic after another.

Dave Meltzer had the opportunity to sit down with the 30-year-old Japanese phenom recently on Wrestling Observer Radio where he asked him what stars he sees as the future of New Japan.

“When I’m watching matches of the young wrestlers like Jay White, Juice Robinson, and David Finlay those three are very good. I feel like they will be on the top in the future” Okada replied via an English translator.

But concerning the younger Japanese talent, Okada said sometimes it’s hard to tell at first until they get some time under their belt.

“You can never tell when they are still a young lion,” Okada continued. “So you like to wait after some of them go abroad and come back and I can find something when they come back to Japan after going abroad.”

The current IWGP Heavyweight Champion has done a lot in the last two years of his career and it looks like the hits could keep coming as he continued and seemingly left the door wide open to a rematch with Kenny Omega, possibly in the United States this time.

“It’s a little bit like how I feel toward G1. Maybe I want to do it, but maybe I don’t want to do it. But when I was in Australia a few weeks back when I was in the ring against Kenny Omega — I was just standing and the crowd went crazy. So I feel there is anticipation so I want to do it maybe sometime. Maybe in the future in the US, you never know.”

It sounds like if Okada and Omega aren’t planning for an epic rematch somewhere stateside then it won’t take long for fans to bed New Japan to make this match happen. One thing is for sure if Okada vs Omega is a part of All In they’ll have problems with fans not being able to buy tickets. But with NJPW coming to the USA more often for packed showcases, who knows what could be in store down the line?

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