The Great Muta [Keiji Mutoh] may be heading to America to defend his newly won GHC Heavyweight Championship in IMPACT Wrestling.
Mutoh won the GHC Heavyweight Title on the 12th of February 2021 at NOAH Destination 21 from Go Shiozaki. After the event, it was confirmed that Mutoh had signed a new contract with Pro Wrestling NOAH to last for two years. At 58 years old Mutoh is the oldest GHC Heavyweight Champion in the title’s existence.
During a press conference, Mutoh confirmed that he had been offered the opportunity to defend his newly won crown in IMPACT Wrestling.
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Long-time IMPACT Wrestling fans will be no strangers to Mutoh. Competing as The Great Muta when the company was known as TNA, he is actually undefeated for the promotion. The Great Muta teamed with countrymen Sanada and Yusa in a cage match in 2014. The trio defeated Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, and Chris Sabin. Seven months later Muta would compete at Bound For Glory 2014 where he would be across the ring from Sanada. Muta would team with former WWE Superstar Tajiri to defeat Sanada and James Storm.
IMPACT Wrestling is currently at the centre of a cross-promotional battle involving All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Don Callis, an IMPACT executive is aligned with AEW World Champion Kenny Omega. The company have since announced that NJPW stars David Finlay and Juice Robinson will be appearing on IMPACT On AXS TV.