Okada On When He Found Out Chris Jericho Was Coming To NJPW And Possibly Facing Him, His Run In TNA

Kazuchika Okada spoke with Fox Sports Australia on a number of wrestling topics. Here are some of the highlights:

When he found out about Chris Jericho coming to NJPW to face Kenny Omega:

"[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?'"


Potentially wrestling Chris Jericho:

"I'm OK. I just want to enjoy, as a fan, Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho."

His run with TNA where he was given a stereotypical gimmick similar to Kato from The Green Hornet:

"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]."

You can read the full interview by clicking here.