A social media account affiliated with WWE has set tongues wagging after teasing an appearance at the Royal Rumble by IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada.
Royal Rumble time has always been the silly season as far as rumours of surprises and returns in the showpiece matches run rampant.
However, this year, the rumour mill has been in overdrive after WWE shockingly decided to get in on the Forbidden Door fun as they announced they were welcoming back a slew of former Superstars for the women’s Royal Rumble match including current IMPACT Knockouts Champion, Mickie James.
As far as the men’s Rumble match is concerned, the only unusual name that has been declared is Jackass star Johnny Knoxville, with many fans hoping that means that there will be some fun surprises in that match.
Now the BT Sport WWE Instagram account has made some predictions for the Rumble, with an eye-catching name in amongst all of them.
One prediction is that New Japan Pro Wrestling icon Kazuchika Okada will make it rain in the men’s Royal Rumble bout in what would be a monumental appearance.
Okada’s 2022 has got off to the best start it could as The Rainmaker re-took his place at the top of NJPW as he captured the IWGP World Heavyweight Title on night one of Wrestle Kingdom from Shingo Takagi before successfully defending his newly won gold on night two against Will Ospreay.