REPORT: Kazuchika Okada signed three-year contract with AEW

Originally published at REPORT: Kazuchika Okada signed three-year contract with AEW

Details of Okada’s contract, per report. 

On the latest installment of AEW Dynamite on TBS, Kazuchika Okada made his return to the company as a contracted talent. Okada is officially a member of the AEW talent roster. 

Tokyo Sports is reporting that Okada signed a three-year contract and it was estimated that he’ll earn two billion yen across those three years. That equates to Okada earning $4 million U.S.D. per year.

He appeared and stood alongside Eddie Kingston against The Young Bucks (Matthew Jackson & Nicholas Jackson) but Okada ended up hitting Kingston with The Rainmaker and aligned with Matthew and Nicholas to form a new version of The Elite. 

The Elite will be in action on the March 9th episode of Collision. With Okada being added, Matthew and Nicholas suspended Hangman Adam Page from the group and said Kenny Omega has been fired from The Elite.

It has since been reported by Dave Meltzer yesterday that this number for Okada’s contract is not at all accurate. He didn’t say what the actual number was, just that it was a high number but not $4 million a year high.

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Never believe any figures for deals in pro wrestling.
I constantly see numbers related to AEW talents that are out there, that really have no basis in reality.