Kinya Okada (岡田欣也 Okada Kinya, born November 17, 1992 in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese professional wrestler currently working for Pro Wrestling Noah (Noah).
Early life[edit | edit source]
Before professional wrestling, Okada had a background on armateur wrestling and taekwondo. Afterwards, Okada attempted to enter in the Pro Wrestling Noah dojo in August 2017, while also working his previous job, and attempting to make the transition over to full-time professional wrestler.
Professional wrestling career[edit | edit source]
Pro Wrestling NOAH (2018–Present)[edit | edit source]
In July 2018, Okada was introduced to the Pro Wrestling Noah roster. It was announced that Okada would make his debut for the promotion on August 5 at 2018 Departure. However, his debut had to be postponed, due to Okada being sidelined with an injury. This led on December 7, Okada making his official debut facing fellow rookie Yoshiki Inamura in a losing effort. As is customary for most professional wrestlers, Okada spent most of his matches losing to other, more experienced wrestlers, which would help put over other wrestlers while at the same time give Inamura some in-ring, televised, experience.
On March 3, 2019, Okada won his first professional wrestling match, teaming with Tadasuke in a winning effort against GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Stinger (Kotaro Suzuki and Yoshinari Ogawa by count out. In July, Okada began associating himself with the Sugiura-gun stable, due to his rival Yoshiaki Inamura, leading him to be accepted as a partial-member of the stable. In March, Okada was part of a short-feud with All Japan Pro Wrestling's Evolution, leading on March 5, Okada to leave Sugiura-gun and joined the Pro Wrestling Noah seikigun, in order to impress Noah's veteran Katsuhiko Nakajima. This feud would later be cancelled due to restrictions caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In wrestling[edit | edit source]
- Finishing moves
- German Suplex
- Signature moves
- Body slam
- "Infinite Beast Warrior"
- Entrance themes
- "BE∞ST" (2018–Present)