Keiji Muto off 8/15 NOAH show due to COVID precautions

Muto came into contact with someone who tested positive for Coronavirus so NOAH pulled him from their show on 8/15

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The Great Muta is no longer competing at NOAH’s show on 8/15.

Former GHC Heavyweight Champion Keiji Muto and the current GHC Heavyweight Champion Naomichi Marufuji were scheduled to team up at Pro Wrestling NOAH’s 8/15 show but Muto has been pulled from the match. NOAH announced that there is “suspicion” that Muto came into contact with someone who has COVID-19.

He was pulled from the show as a precautionary measure. Muto recently tested negative for COVID.

Marufuji and Muto were going to take on Hayata and Ogawa Yoshinari. Filling in for Muto is former DDT KO-D Openweight Champion Nosawa Rongai.

In early June, Marufuji defeated Muto for the GHC Heavyweight Title at the CyberFight Festival. To read POST Wrestling’s report about that match and the entire show, click here.

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