During his recent chat with Tokyo Sports, New Japan Pro Wrestling star and current IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada explained the reason why he belives a multi-promotional World Cup style wrestling tournment would be "interesting."
Check out the highlights below.
On a wrestling world cup:
“We had an all-star event before, but last year we had the World Cup (soccer), and this year we have the WBC (baseball) and the World Cup (rugby). It would be interesting to have pro-wrestling matches between different countries and have Japan represent Japan. The World Cup in soccer was interesting, and I think the WBC will be stimulating.”
On whether or not an event of that kind is possible:
“I think that kind of thing is being held overseas, but I don’t think there are any big competitions. I think it would be fun to do something on a global scale. Maybe Okada and (Shinsuke) Nakamura will come out as a tag team. I don’t know if it will work. I thought it would be interesting to do it with various groups.”
On potentially reaching out to Tony Khan or Triple H:
“That’s right. I will go see (AEW president) Tony Khan and (WWE executive) Triple H if necessary. Even at the Tokyo Dome this time, there were AEW players (Kenny Omega, etc.), WWE players (Karl Anderson), and (Mercedes) Moné who quit WWE. The current New Japan is already worldwide, isn’t it? There are players from various countries, so I want to do something interesting. Somehow, when I was talking about it now, I really wanted to do it.”