Keiji Muto wrestled his final match under The Great Muta persona on Sunday morning.
Muto teamed up with AEW stars Darby Allin and Sting, defeating AKIRA, Hakushi, and Naomichi Marufuji in the main event of The Great Muta Final Bye-Bye event.
The finish saw Muta hit Hakushi with the mist after he fell as he was doing a rope walk. Sting then followed with the scorpion death drop and Allin then hit his signature coffin drop. Muta pinned Hakushi after a second shining wizard.
Post Match: Sting, Allin and Muta all celebrated in the ring together. After Sting and Allin went to the back, the announcer then said Muta’s name one final time as pyro went off to close the show.
During the entrances, The Great Kabuki was introduced and he went to the ring. It was said when The Great Muta character was first introduced in WCW back in 1989, it was explained by then – Muta’s manager Gary Hart he was the son of Kabuki, who he had also managed.
In related news –
Pro Wrestling NOAH revealed the full card for the event at the Tokyo Dome on February 21. Muto’s final match will be against Tetsuya Naito. The two set up the match at night two of Wrestle Kingdom 17 in Yokohama Arena on Saturday, with Naito accepting the challenge from Muto.
Muto’s final match will be held on February 21 at the Tokyo Dome. He will face Tetsuya Naito.
The full card for Muto’s full retirement the show is below:
-Keiji Muto (NOAH) vs. Tetsuya Naito (NJPW)
-Kazuchika Okada (NJPW) vs. Kaito Kiyomiya (NOAH)
-Hiromu Takahashi (NJPW) vs. AMAKUSA (NOAH)
-NOSAWA and MAZADA (NOAH) vs. Gedo and Taiji Ishimori (NJPW)
-Kento Miyahara, SUWAMA, and Yuma Aoyagi (AJPW) vs. Kenoh, Katsuhiko Nakajima, and Manabu Soya (NOAH)
-Shun Skywalker, KAI, and Diamante (Dragongate) vs. Naomichi Marufuji, Hijo Del Dr. Wagner Jr., and Ninja Mack (NOAH)
-Shunma Katsumata, Toui Kojima, Mao, and Yuki Ueno vs. Tetsuya Endo, Hideki Okatani, Yuya Koroku, and Takeshi Masada (DDT)
-Eita, Yoshinari Ogawa, HAYATA, Daga, and Chris Ridgeway vs. Atsushi Kotoge, YO-HEY, Seiki Yoshioka, Alejandro, and Junta Miyawaki (NOAH)
-Takashi Sugiura, Satoshi Kojima, and Timothy Thatcher vs. Jake Lee, Jack Morris, and Anthony Greene (NOAH)
-Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki, Rika Tatsumi, and Shoko Nakajiuma vs. Mizuki, Miu Watanabe, Maki Itoh, and Yuki Arai (Tokyo Joshi Pro)
-Masa Kitamiya and Daiki Inaba vs. Yoshiki Inamura and Yasutaka Yano (NOAH)