58-year-old Keiji Muto continued his astonishing resurgence at Pro Wrestling NOAH’s ‘The Glory 2021‘, seeing off the spirited challenge of Masa Kitamiya in the show’s main event.
The man also known as The Great Muta fought through the hulking Kitamiya’s leg-focused attack, to ultimately undo his younger opponent with a picture-perfect Shining Wizard.
After the match, Muto was joined by his M’s Alliance stablemates Naomichi Marufuji, Masato Tanaka and Masaaki Mochizuki for a celebratory photo opportunity.
Marufuji, who had scored the decisive pinfall for his team earlier in the evening, took the mic and in the politest fashion possible, requested a title opportunity from an apparently obliging Muto.
The match has now officially been set for the CyberFight Festival 2021 show, which will feature competitors from across the CyberFight stable including Pro Wrestling NOAH, DDT and Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling.
The title match between two of Japanese wrestling’s most beloved figures, joins DDT’s KO-D Openweight Championship match between champion Jun Akiyama and HARASHIMA as part of a huge series of main event worthy matches set for the Saitama Super Arena.
GHC Heavyweight Title Match: Keiji Muto (c) defeated Masa Kitamiya
GHC National Title Match: Takashi Sugiura defeated Kazuyuki Fujita (c)
M’s Alliance (Masaaki Mochizuki, Masato Tanaka and Naomichi Marufuji) defeat Kaito Kiyomiya, Kinya Okada and Yoshiki Inamura
GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Title Match: Stinger (HAYATA and Yoshinari Ogawa) (c) defeated Ikuto Hidaka and NOSAWA Rongai
Sugiura-gun (Kazunari Murakami, Kazushi Sakuraba and Kendo Kashin) defeat Funky Express (Masao Inoue, Mohammed Yone and Shuhei Taniguchi)
Kotaro Suzuki vs. Yuya Susumu – Double Pin
FULL THROTTLE (Hajime Ohara, Seiki Yoshioka and YO-HEY) defeat Momo No Seishun Tag (Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada) and Yasutaka Yano