Keiji Muto to retire from in-ring competition next spring

Keiji Muto is going to have a string of matches before officially stepping away from in-ring competition in 2023

Keiji Muto to have five more matches before retiring.

At today’s CyberFight Festival in Saitama, Japan, Keiji Muto (The Great Muta) appeared on the show and made the announcement that he’ll be retiring from pro wrestling next spring. Muto stated that he’ll have five more matches before formally stepping away from the ring.

The 59-year-old Muto has championship accolades in All Japan, New Japan, NWA and Pro Wrestling NOAH.

This past February, he and Naomichi Marufuji had to relinquish the GHC Tag Team Titles due to Muto being sidelined with a hip injury. He returned to the ring in May, but at the time, stated that he was not 100 percent and was going to let his experience get him through the match.

His most recent match was the aforementioned return bout at NOAH’s ‘Dream On’ show.

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