Okada, SANADA sign contract ahead of King of Pro Wrestling

On Monday October 7 in Korakuen Hall, Kazuchika Okada and SANADA signed the official contract for their upcoming title match at King of Pro Wrestling on October 14.


Chairman Naoki Sugabayashi joined both men in the ring to preside over the signing. SANADA entered the ring first, followed by champion Okada, with Okada having the slight edge in reaction from early arrivals to Korakuen Hall for the night’s action.

SANADA’s comments:

‘Do you all like SANADA? Recently, I’ve been hearing SANADA chants all across Japan and abroad. People have been chanting for Okada too, but I think the time has come for people to see a New Japan with SANADA as the focal point, don’t you? Right now, New Japan doesn’t want Okada, or Naito, or Tanahashi. Not EVIL or Ibushi either. From now on, I, SANADA, will carry NJPW and all of wrestling on my shoulders.’

Kazuchika Okada’s comments: 

‘Good evening! It seems you aren’t too happy with a NJPW with Okada as its focus. I heard those chants. But I have something to say about that. The Rugby World Cup is awesome! But NJPW isn’t going to lose out to rugby for a second. King of Pro Wrestling is going to blow you away, and Kazuchika Okada is going to win in the main event!’

As fans still poured into the sold out Korakuen Hall, a photo shoot allowed for fans to capture the moment and send their support, which was now very vocal and evenly split. How will it play out in Ryogoku on Monday October 14? Find out, live and in English, on!