Keiji Muto is scheduled to wrestle his last match under his Great Muta persona at The Great Muta Final “Bye-Bye” on January 22nd. Considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, Muto is also one of the first Japanese wrestlers to gain an international fanbase. Muto has won a plethora of titles in his legendary career spanning almost 40 years. The 60-year-old veteran has held 2 championships to date. Muto will wrestle the final match of his professional wrestling career against Tetsuya Naito at the Keiji Muto Grand Final Pro-Wrestling “Last-Love” event on February 21st.

WWE Hall of Famer Sting has arrived in Japan for The Great Muta’s final match. Sting will be teaming with Darby Allin and The Great Muta to take on Hakushi, AKIRA, and Naomichi Marufuji at the January 22nd Pro Wrestling NOAH show.

On Friday, Pro Wrestling NOAH announced Stings’ arrival to Japan on Twitter. The Japanese company tweeted out to promote The Stinger’s arrival.

“IT’S STIIIIIIIIING! The American legend is here in Japan for the Great Muta’s RETIREMENT MATCH on Sunday!”


The Great Muta’s final match will be a fitting end for his gimmick, which is how most pro wrestling fans came to know Keiji Muto when he burst onto WCW to feud with Sting in the late1980s. 

Sting and Keiji Muto share a great deal of respect for one another. Sting previously said that he loved working with Muta in the United States, and the truth is that the Japanese icon had always requested Sting to retire the gimmick with him.

Tony Khan is allowing this match, when he didn’t have to, but it will make pro wrestling history. Triple H also added a special touch to the Great Muta’s retirement tour, as The Game allowed Shinsuke Nakamura to wrestle Muta in his final singles match.

The Great Muta suffered a defeat at the hands of Shinsuke Nakamura in his final singles match earlier this month. Now, in the final act of their in-ring drama, Muta and Sting will make the most of what they can in the service of ending it all.

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Saptarshi Sinha

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