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NJPW President Reacts To Kazuchika Okada’s Departure, Mustafa Ali vs. Amazing Red Set

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As we reported on Thursday here on eWn, Kazuchika Okada will be departing New Japan Pro Wrestling when his contract expires at the end of this month. He will still work three matches in February to finish up his commitments.

During a recent interview with Tokyo Sports, NJPW President Hiroshi Tanahashi commented on Kazuchika Okada’s departure. He said,

“I can only express my gratitude in the sense that I have contributed to New Japan for the past 12 years. Speaking personally, I would have liked to have seen more matches with the new generation (Shota Umino, Ren Narita, Yota Tsuji, and Yuya Uemura).”

He continued, “However, if I feel for Okada, I know that he has done enough in New Japan. I hope he will spread his wings to the world. If he is going overseas with what he has achieved at the top in New Japan, I hope that he will show (them) Kazuchika Okada. It’s the same feeling I had with Nakamura. I am very proud of him. I think things will get interesting from now on. We have an abundance of talent right now, and there are a lot of young fighters in the dojo. When the rain stops, there will be a rainbow. Who will light up the future of New Japan when the rain of money stops falling?”

In other news, Mustafa Ali will be facing off against Amazing Red at the Wrestling REVOLVER x HOG Supershow, which takes place on April 5th in Philadelphia, PA over WrestleMania weekend.

You can check out the official announcement below:

Mustafa Ali faces Amazing Red at Wrestling Revolver x HOG Supershow April 5th in Philadelphia
Wrestling Revolver and House of Glory officials have announced a HUGE first time ever dream match has been signed for April 5th live from Philadelphia. From the Trinity Center for Urban Life and streaming live on TrillerTV+, will be Mustafa Ali versus Amazing Red.

Two of the best high flyers in the world collide in a match fans have requested for years.

Mustafa Ali has declared his 2024 World Tour, where he wants to face all the best in the world and all challengers.

Amazing Red, one of the most influential wrestlers over the last twenty years, has held championships across the world.

Tickets go on sale Monday January 22nd at 8 PM EST. Stay tuned for more information on the HOG and Wrestling Revolver social media channels.

What will happen when these two warriors compete on April 5th? Be there live or watch on PPV as this will be an event you do not want to miss!

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