New Japan Pro Wrestling star Kazuchika Okada, who is scheduled to face off against Bryan Danielson as part of Wrestle Kingdom 18 on January 4th, will become a free agent at the end of January 2024, according to a report from Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, however Okada will not be departing NJPW and will simply be exploring his options during free agency.

The report notes that Okada, who has been with New Japan Pro Wrestling since 2007, has interest from All Elite Wrestling as well as WWE and that continuing to live in Japan is seen as a key factor in any negotiations.