AEW has certianly undergone quite a few changes since its debut a few years ago. While there are a lot of things they still have to improve on, it continues to deliver a compelling product, week in and week out.

During AEW Rampage: Grand Slam, the Great Muta sided with Sting in the Sting & Darby Allin vs House of Black No DQ match, following interference from Julia Hart. This was certainly a shocking debut for many.

While speaking on the podcast My Mom’s Basement with Robbie Fox, AEW President Tony Khan revealed that he originally planned on debuting The Great Muta at All Out instead.

“Great Muta, we’d been talking about for a long time and it was funny because Mox brought it up in the press conference and we were already talking about it and I was like, ‘They’re with New Japan’ so I was kind of like, ‘I don’t know if this is the best time Jon,’ and we were already working on it (Khan laughed). But yeah, the timing was very good.


“I originally wanted to get Muta for All Out and he was not available and then it just seemed like a great idea for Grand Slam.”

Muta, who wrestles as Keiji Muto in Japan, has been in the wrestling business for more than 35 years. He wrestled for WCW, NJPW, AJPW, Wrestle-1, TNA, and DDT Pro Wrestling, and he currently wrestles for Pro Wrestling NOAH. He will have his official retirement next year, where he will team up with Sting. We’ll have to see how the match will turn out to be.

h/t POST Wrestling

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