John Cena vs Kazuchika Okada
Before I get into the article nope this isn't what you think it is about or some sudden rumor about a major dream match. However, it is more about the connection between two company franchise major stars and how different the two companies have booked their company stars. Though both New Japan & the WWE have similar thoughts of top stars with certain talent holding the top spot of years at a time. Prior to Okada becoming the "Ace" of New Japan the spot was held by Hiroshi Tanahashi and after helping NJPW out of the dark ages he was moved from the "Ace" spot when Okada first began to come into his own & was ready to lead. There is no doubt that at this point Okada is one of the top stars in all the world & will help lead New Japan for years to come.
Similarly to Okada in a way John Cena would take the lead as the "Modern Hulk Hogan" after a period of transition when the WWE had to find someone to replace the departed Brock Lesnar. Though it might seem that Cena would be more comparable to Tanahashi I would have to disagree with that due to in my opinion Tanahashi being more similar to Austin or Rock due to his impact on New Japan and the presence he still holds. Though the point of the post is make comparisons I don't think that any fans need me to visit Cena's career accomplishments as it is very much spoken about to this day in the WWE. Cena won his first WWE Title back in 2005 from JBL and the rest is as they say is history, but in my opinion he really didn't hit the top dog status until around 2006 due to him finally beginning to really carry the WWE on his back.
Overall looking at things, Cena is in his forties at this point and Okada is only thirty years old at this point and though he might 10 years the junior of Cena it does show how far he could still go. Fact is even though fans may not think that this could be an accurate comparison, but it is more showing the future Okada could have and the impact that he could leave on the wrestling industry when he hangs up his boots. Looking at John's last few years and just how consistent he is in the ring & how reliable he is as well. Okada is still developing and coming into his own as a star on a large scale and this is exactly what I'm getting as I believe with New Japan expansion there is no better choice then Okada for them to build to company around. Over the next few months and years the world will find out what fans and Japan has already known and that is just how good Kazuchika Okada is in that ring.
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