AEW President Tony Khan has revealed that The Great Muta’s AEW debut was almost very different.
The wrestling world stood shocked as Japanese legend The Great Muta arrived in AEW at Rampage Grand Slam at Arthur Ashe stadium.
With Buddy Murphy looking to do some serious damage to Sting with a baseball bat, Muta appeared to a monster reaction from the crowd to help his rival-turned-friend.
During an appearance on My Mom’s Basement with Robbie Fox, Tony Khan lifted the lid on how the deal came together, revealing that it’s something he had been working on for a long time. Furthermore, the AEW boss explained that he initially wanted the legend to appear at All Out but the plans fell through due to a scheduling conflict.
“Great Muta we have been talking about for a long time. It was funny because Mox brought it up in the press conference, and we were already talking about it. I was like, ‘They’re with New Japan,’ so I was kind of like, ‘I don’t know if this is the best time,’ but we were already working on it. But yeah, the timing was very good,” Khan continued. “I originally wanted to get Muta for All Out, and he was not available, and then it just seemed like a great idea for ‘Grand Slam.'”
After the event it was announced that Sting will be heading to Japan to be part of The Great Muta’s farewell tour before he finally hangs up his boots. The Icon recently claimed that he is attempting to get Darby Allin to to join him at the special event.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.