Keiji Muto competed in his last-ever match as The Great Muta at The Great Muta Final “Bye-Bye” on January 22nd. In a tag team match, he was joined by his old foe-turned-friend Sting and Darby Allin. It seems The Great Muta won the final match of his career.

The Great Muta partnered up with Sting and Darby Allin in Pro Wrestling NOAH on Sunday morning. The Great Muta’s team squared off against AKIRA, Hakushi & Naomichi Marufuji.

Sting hit a scorpion death drop, Allin hit a coffin drop, and Muta finished up the match with another shining wizard to Hakushi. Following the conclusion of the match, Muta attacked Hakushi’s ringside monk and then stabbed Hakushi with the grave marker before signing his name in blood.

The Great Muta is the infamous alter ego of Keiji Muto. As for Muto himself, he will have his own retirement match on February 21 against Tetsuya Naito.


Muta first appeared as the character Muta in 1989 for the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). He then brought the character to Japan and had notable matches with several prominent wrestlers, including Ric Flair. Muto wrestled with Shinsuke Nakamura from WWE earlier this month as well. Fans were glad to see Muta’s final match and that’s all that matters.

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