AEW has certainly undergone quite 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.
Tony Khan has announced that AEW and Pro Wrestling NOAH will be collaborators in the near future, with the AEW CEO revealing that Sting will represent AEW overseas in NOAH in Japan in 2023, when Sting teams with the Great Muta in the Japanese legend’s final match.
“I’m a huge fan of The Great Muta. Great Muta is a wrestler I first saw when I was very young, first when I was eight years old and the first time I saw Great Muta wrestle was against Sting on a VHS of the Great American Bash 1989 I got from Blockbuster video.
Then I saw many Great Muta matches, Super Brawl 3 against Barry Windham, Japan Super Shows with WCW and then when I was 12 years old, I started trading tapes and I watched a ton of New Japan Pro Wrestling and I loved when Great Muta would come to WCW when I was a kid, and I followed Great Muta in his career through different promotions and it was such a pleasure to come full circle and see Great Muta in the ring with AEW’s greatest icon, Sting on AEW Rampage Grand Slam in New York City.
It was a beautiful moment to see Sting and Darby Allin out there together with Great Muta. In particular, Sting and Great Muta are great friends, long time rivals, and linked in history, I think together forever through many decades, and I can say that in 2023 next year, Sting will come to Yokohama, Japan with NOAH and represent AEW overseas this January, next year and the legacy of Sting and the legacy of The Great Muta continues on into 2023, AEW and NOAH working together, thank you.”
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.
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