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Keiji Mutoh

Keiji Mutoh

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :December 23, 1962
Height :6 feet 2 inches
Weight :104.5 kg

Keiji Mutoh is a Japanese retired professional wrestler and professional wrestling executive. He is known for his work as The Great Muta in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) during the 1980s and 1990s, and for his runs in other Japanese, American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican promotions. He was the president of All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) from 2002 to 2013 and representative director of Wrestle-1 (W-1) from 2013 to 2020.

QUICK FACTS

IntroJapanese professional wrestler
IsAthlete Wrestler
FromJapan
FieldSports
GenderMale
Birth23 December 1962, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, Chūbu region, Japan
Age60 years

Keiji Mutoh Biography, EarlyLife

Wrestler Keiji Mutoh was born on December 23, 1962, in Japan. Today is his 60th birthday. Keiji Mutoh was a Japanese wrestler best known for his time as The Great Muta with New Japan Pro Wrestling. He has not yet revealed anything about his family and early life in the media.

Keiji Mutoh Education

There isn’t much information regarding his personal life available right now. His personal life will shortly be updated with any new developments. Furthermore, his former romantic history is unreported.

Keiji Mutoh’s Height, And Weight

The Wrestler has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 104 kg.

Keiji Mutoh also has an athletic body type. He has a well-kept figure, but measures such as biceps size, hip size, waist size, shoe size, and so on are currently unavailable. His eyes are dark brown, and his hair is black. He has a healthy and well-balanced physique.

Career

Mutoh was a judo black belt with experience in many national competitions prior to being trained by Hiro Matsuda in the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo. He debuted on October 5, 1984, against Masahiro Chono. In 1985, Mutoh was sent on his first learning excursion to the United States. Primarily wrestling in Florida as the “White Ninja”, Mutoh teamed with Kendo Nagasaki before returning to New Japan in 1986, where he was nicknamed “Space Lone Wolf”, a space-age type character that was briefly revived in 2005 by NOSAWA Rongai.

In March 1987, Mutoh won the IWGP Tag Team Championship with Shiro Koshinaka, before losing the titles to Akira Maeda and Nobuhiko Takada six days later. In the summer of 1987, Mutoh took part in the NOW vs. NEW feud, in which he aligned himself with Antonio Inoki and his group, teaming with the likes of Inoki, Seiji Sakaguchi, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, and Kantaro Hoshino, and battling the likes of Tatsumi Fujinami, Riki Choshu, Akira Maeda, Kengo Kimura, and Super Strong Machine.

World Wrestling Council and World Class Championship Wrestling (1988–1989)

In January 1988, Mutoh went on another excursion, this time in Puerto Rico for the World Wrestling Council under his new ring name, “The Super Black Ninja”. He feuded with Miguel Perez, Jr., with whom he lost a hair vs. hair match to that April. It was in Puerto Rico he formed The Three Musketeers with Masahiro Chono and Shinya Hashimoto.

He wrestled only one match in New Japan during this period on July 29, before returning to Puerto Rico. In the fall of 1988, Mutoh moved to the Dallas, Texas-based World Class Championship Wrestling, where he reunited with Kendo Nagasaki and had a very short-lived feud with Kevin Von Erich before departing the organization in March 1989. Mutoh’s personality and ring skills shown in his early American matches earned him a high billing within the National Wrestling Alliance.

National Wrestling Alliance (1989–1990)

Mutoh first appeared as “The Great Muta” in the NWA on the March 18, 1989 edition of WCW Saturday Night. His manager Gary Hart introduced him as the son of the Great Kabuki, whom Gary Hart also had managed years earlier. He wrestled his first match under the new persona on April 2 against Scott Casey. Muta would feud with stars like Lex Luger, Ric Flair, and Sting, from whom he would capture the NWA World Television Championship on September 3, 1989.

Mutoh eventually lost the championship to Arn Anderson on January 2, 1990, which aired on the January 12, 1990 edition of WCW Power Hour, and sometime after the Clash of the Champions on February 6, Mutoh would return to New Japan, going between his real name and his Muta gimmick as he pleased.

Keiji Mutoh’s Net Worth

The Net worth of Keiji Mutoh is still yet to be revealed. His salary is under review.

Keiji Mutoh Awards

  • Championship Wrestling from Florida
    • NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (1 time) 
  • Continental Wrestling Federation
    • NWA Southeastern United States Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • World Wrestling Council
    • WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship (1 time) 
    • WWC World Television Championship (1 time) 
  • Wrestle-1
    • Wrestle-1 Championship (1 time) 
    • F-1 Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Kannazuki
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • Best Wrestling Maneuver (2001) Shining Wizard
    • Match of the Year (2001) vs. Genichiro Tenryu on June 8, Tokyo, Japan
    • Most Improved Wrestler (2001)
    • Wrestler of the Year (2001)
    • Readers’ Favorite Wrestler (2001)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1999)
  • WWE
    • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2023) 
  • Other achievements
    • Bahamut Championship (1 time) – with Sugi-chan

FAQ

What is the height of Keiji Mutoh?

His height is 6 feet 2 inches.

What is the age of Keiji Mutoh?

His age is 60 years as of 2023.

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