Kazuchika Okada (岡田 和睦 Okada Kazuchika, ring name: オカダ・カズチカ) (born November 8, 1987) is a Japanese professional wrestler, currently signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling. Initially trained by Último Dragón and making his debut in August 2004, Okada spent his first years in professional wrestling, working in Mexico, before returning to Japan and making New Japan Pro Wrestling his home promotion in mid-2007. Originally working as a junior heavyweight, Okada graduated to the heavyweight division in April 2008, with limited success. In February 2010, New Japan sent Okada on a developmental tour to American promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he ended up spending the next twenty months, mainly performing on the promotion's secondary television program, Xplosion. From January to March 2011, Okada, now performing under the ring name Okato, was featured on TNA's primary television program, Impact!, as Samoa Joe's sidekick in his rivalry with D'Angelo Dinero. Okada's run with TNA ended in October 2011 and he returned to New Japan in January 2012, repackaged as "Rainmaker", complete with a new look and a villainous persona. Just a month later, Okada defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win New Japan's top title, the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, which he would hold for four months, before losing it back to Tanahashi. The following August, Okada won New Japan's premier tournament, the G1 Climax. At the end of year, the Tokyo Sports magazine named Okada the 2012 MVP in all of Japanese professional wrestling.