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Keiji Mutoh Wrestling Legend Announces His Retirement From The Ring
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Keiji Mutoh, a wrestler best recognized for his portrayal of the character of The Great Muta as a character in WCW and NJPW revealed his impending retirement from the ring during the “Cyberfest Festival” earlier today.
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Muta is currently associated with Pro Wrestling Noah, appeared in the joint venture that consists of DDT, Noah, and Tokyo Joshi Pro, and said that he will stop competing in the ring until the end of this spring.Muta plans to play five more matches before removing his shoes for good.
The veteran of a long time returned to pro-wrestling in May of this year after he was able to recover from an injury to the hip.He’s been wrestling in and off for over 40 years now, beginning his career in 1984 with New Japan Pro Wrestling.He would later become one of the IWGP Heavyweight Champions with the promotion on four occasions during his career.
Muta is also regarded as being one of the wrestlers who created new moves that are frequently used in modern-day wrestling such as the Shining Wizard, the Moonsault as well as the Muta Lock, and the Dragon Screw Leg Whip.Furthermore, he was one of four wrestlers to win the AJPW’s Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship, NJPW’s IWGP Heavyweight Championship, and Noah’s GHC Heavyweight Championship in his career.
Muta is also a 13-time world champion for tag teams with the five AJPW World Tag Team Championships as well as the six IWGP Tag Team Championships, one GHC Tag Team Championship, and one WCW World Tag Team Championship.Muta has won a staggering amount of Championships during his career, which is a feat that few wrestlers can boast of.