Kazuchika Okada is a Japanese professional wrestler. He is signed to New Japan Pro-Wrestling, where he is a five-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion. Okada's fourth reign with the championship is the longest in history at 720 days; he also holds the record for most successful title defenses with twelve. Initially trained by Último Dragón and making his debut in August 2004, Okada spent his first years in professional wrestling working in Mexico, before returning to Japan and making NJPW his home promotion in mid-2007. Originally working as a junior heavyweight, Okada graduated to the heavyweight division in April 2008, with limited success. In February 2010, NJPW sent Okada on a learning excursion to American promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he spent the next twenty months, mainly performing on the promotion's secondary television program, Xplosion.
|Born:||November 08, 1987, Anjō, Aichi, Japan|
|Ring name(s):||Kazuchika Okada, Okato, Dragon George|
|Billed from:||Tokyo, Japan|
|Trained by:||Último Dragón, Yuji Nagata|
|Debut:||August 29, 2004|
|Twitter:||Kazuchika Okada's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Kazuchika Okada's Instagram profile|
|IMDb:||Kazuchika Okada's IMDb|
About Kazuchika Okada
Famous as the 2012 and 2013 winner of the International Wrestling Grand Prix Heavyweight Championship, this Japanese wrestler debuted with New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2007 and then briefly signed with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling before returning to NJPW in 2011.
He received his early wrestling training from Ultimo Dragon at the Toryumon school. His first professional wrestling match, which occurred in late 2004, was against Negro Navarro.
He appears in Japan's music video version of American singer Pharrell Williams' hit 2014 single "Happy."
A native of the city of Anjo in Japan's Aichi Prefecture, Okada later lived and worked in both Tokyo and Mexico. After two of his family members began suffering from cancer, he created a charity called the Rainmaker Fund to help fight the disease.
He defeated fellow Japanese wrestler Hajime Ohara in a 2004 event.
Information related to Kazuchika Okada
- Chaos (professional wrestling) members
- Sportspeople from Aichi Prefecture
- Japanese male professional wrestlers