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Kazuchika Okada (November 8, 1987) is a Japanese professional wrestler, currently signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he is the reigning IWGP Heavyweight Champion. From February 2010 until October 2011, he was on a developmental tour, working for American promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring names Okada and Okato.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Bridging German suplex – 2004–2011; used as a signature move thereafter
    • Rainmaker (Wrist-lock transitioned into a short-arm lariat takedownJanuary 4, 2012, or a lariat – January 25, 2012–present)
    • Red Ink (Kneeling cross-legged STF) – 2013–present
  • Signature moves
    • Backdrop suplex
    • DID – Deep In Debt (Arm trap inverted three-quarter facelock)
    • Diving elbow drop
    • Dropkick, sometimes from the top rope
    • Heavy Rain (Fireman's carry neckbreaker slam)
    • Kneeling reverse piledriver
    • Modified osotogari – 2009–2011
    • Reverse Neckbreaker (Over-the-shoulder back-to-belly piledriver onto the knee)
    • Senton Atomico (Slingshot somersault senton)
  • Nicknames
    • "New Age Star"
    • "Rainmaker"
    • "Shin Jidai no Ace" (Japanese for "Ace of the New Era")
  • Entrance themes
    • "Kick It, That Makes Me Funk" by Yonosuke Kitamura (NJPW) (2007–2011)
    • "Rain Maker" by Yonosuke Kitamura (2012–present)
    • "Rain Maker: 20130104" by Yonosuke Kitamura (2013)

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