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Keiji Mutoh

Keiji Mutoh, is a Japanese professional wrestler who first gained international fame in the National Wrestling Alliance. He is mostly known for his work as The Great Muta in New Japan Pro Wrestling during the 1990s, but he has also worked in United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Taiwan. He is a former owner and president of All Japan Pro Wrestling, as well as being a full-time wrestler for the promotion from 2002 to 2013. Mutoh is widely regarded as one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time, both in Japan and America. Mutoh is credited as one of the first Japanese wrestlers to achieve a fanbase outside of his native Japan in the United States. The Great Muta gimmick is one of the most influential gimmicks in puroresu, having been emulated by many wrestlers including Satoshi Kojima (as The Great Koji), Kazushi Miyamoto (as The Great Kazushi) and Atsushi Onita (as The Great Nita). In addition, countless independent wrestlers have paid tribute to Muta through emulation and imitation. Mutoh is one of two wrestlers to hold the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, the AJPW Triple Crown Championship and the IWGP Heavyweight Championship (the other being Shinya Hashimoto). He is also famous for taking part in what is generally considered to be the bloodiest professional wrestling match of all time against Hiroshi Hase, leading to the creation of the "Muta Scale". Mutoh is currently the owner and founder of Wrestle-1, where he also wrestles.

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Dec 23, 1962 In Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Great Muta: The Origin Of The Demon
Latest Project:
Movie Christopher Daniels: The Fallen Angel 2022
Known For
Poster of NOAH the Best: Final Chronicle 2020
Poster of NOAH 20th Anniversary: NOAH the Chronicle vol.4
Poster of TNA One Night Only: Global Impact: USA vs The World 2015
Poster of ROH Final Battle 2003
Movie Christopher Daniels: The Fallen Angel Great Muta 2022
Movie ROH: Japan's Finest The Great Muta 2022
Movie The Great Muta: The Origin Of The Demon The Great Muta 2022
Movie NOAH 20th Anniversary: NOAH the Chronicle vol.4 Unknown 2020-11-22
Movie NOAH the Best: Final Chronicle 2020 Unknown 2020-12-06
Movie WrestleCade Supershow 2019 The Great Muta 2019-11-30
Series Sentosha: Battle Wheels Unknown 2017-10-06
Movie WWE: The U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness The Great Muta (archive footage) 2016-04-26
Movie TNA One Night Only: Global Impact: USA vs The World 2015 The Great Muta 2015-12-04
Movie NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 8 The Great Muta 2014-01-04
Movie TNA Bound For Glory 2014 The Great Muta 2014-10-12
Movie TNA Lockdown 2014 The Great Muta 2014-03-09
Movie WCW'S Greatest Pay-Per-View Matches Volume 1 The Great Muta 2014-03-12
Movie WWE United We Slam: The Best of The Great American Bash The Great Muta 2014-07-15
Movie TNA One Night Only: Global IMPACT Japan 2014 The Great Muta 2014-07-04
Movie WWE: The Best of Sting The Great Muta 2014-09-23
Movie NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 7 Unknown 2013-01-04
Movie Wrestle-1 Raising An Army Tour - Day 1 Unknown 2013-09-08
Movie NJPW/AJPW 40th Anniversary: We Are Pro-Wrestling Love Unknown 2012-07-01
Movie WWE: Starrcade - The Essential Collection The Great Muta 2012-01-03
Movie NJPW Wrestle Kingdom VI Himself 2012-01-04
Movie Milocrorze: A Love Story gaming house owner 2011-02-18
Movie PWG: Kurt Russellreunion The Great Mutah 2010-01-30
Movie Bloodstained Memoirs Himself 2009-01-01
Movie NJPW Wrestle Kingdom III Himself 2009-01-04
Movie NJPW Wrestle Kingdom II The Great Muta 2008-01-04
Movie Hustle Aid 2007 Great Muta 2007-06-17
Movie AJPW Realize Unknown 2005-02-16
Movie Rikidozan: A Hero Extraordinaire Harold Sakata 2004-12-15
Movie NOAH Departure 2004 Unknown 2004-07-10
Movie AJPW: 2ND WRESTLE-1 Unknown 2003-01-19
Movie AJPW Road To Re-BirthxRe-Verse 2003 - Day 11: 31st Anniversary Unknown 2003-10-26
Movie ROH Final Battle 2003 The Great Muta 2003-12-27
Movie AJPW Giant Baba Memorial Spectacular Unknown 2001-01-28
Movie NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2001 2001-05-05
Movie NJPW Hyper Battle 2001 - Day 15 Unknown 2001-03-20
Movie WCW New Blood Rising The Great Muta 2000-08-13
Movie WCW Fall Brawl 2000 The Great Muta 2000-09-17
Movie NJPW Final Dome Keiji Muto 1999-10-11
Movie WCW Bash at The Beach 1997 The Great Muta 1997-07-13
Movie NJPW Battle Formation '96 Great Muta 1996-04-29
Movie Dragon Blue Ryusaki 1996-07-04
Movie NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 1995 Unknown 1995-05-03
Series WCW Monday Nitro Unknown 1995-09-04
Movie WCW Slamboree 1995 The Great Muta 1995-05-21
Movie WCW Spring Stampede 1994 The Great Muta 1994-04-17
Movie WCW/New Japan Supershow III The Great Muta 1993-01-04
Movie WCW SuperBrawl III The Great Muta 1993-02-21
Movie NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 1993 Great Muta 1993-05-03
Movie WCW/New Japan Supershow II The Great Muta 1992-01-04
Movie WCW Starrcade 1992 The Great Muta 1992-12-28
Movie NJPW Battle Zone Space II Unknown 1992-11-23
Movie WCW Clash of the Champions XV: Knocksville USA The Great Muta 1991-06-12
Movie WCW/New Japan Supershow: Rumble in The Rising Sun The Great Muta 1991-03-21
Movie WCW Starrcade '90: Collision Course The Great Muta 1990-12-16
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions X: Texas Shootout The Great Muta 1990-02-06
Movie NWA WrestleWar 1989: The Music City Showdown The Great Muta 1989-05-07
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions VI: Ragin' Cajun The Great Muta 1989-04-02
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions VIII: Fall Brawl '89 The Great Muta 1989-09-12
Movie NWA The Great American Bash '89: The Glory Days The Great Muta 1989-07-23
Movie WCW Halloween Havoc '89 The Great Muta 1989-10-28
Movie WCW Starrcade '89: Future Shock The Great Muta 1989-12-13
Movie WCCW Cotton Bowl Extravaganza '88 Super Black Ninja 1988-10-15
Movie Luminous Woman Unknown 1987-10-24
Movie NWA Battle of The Belts III The White Ninja 1986-09-01
Movie NWA Battle of The Belts II The White Ninja 1986-02-14