Keiji Muto Reveals Who Else He Considered For Retirement Match

Keiji Muto is set to wrestle his final match on February 21

After nearly 40 years, Keiji Muto is calling it a day on his pro wrestling career, with a little over two weeks until the legendary ‘Musketeer’ of New Japan wrestles for one last time, taking on Tetsuya Naito on February 21.

Muto vs. Naito will be the headline match of Pro Wrestling Last Love at the Tokyo Dome, and ahead of the match, Muto revealed to ABEMA TIMES who else he considered for his final ever bout:

"That's part of it, and I also felt his (Shinsuke Nakamura’s) love for Keiji Muto from the beginning. So when I thought about who would be a good opponent (for my retirement match), I thought about calling Okada (Kazuchika), Tanahashi (Hiroshi), or even someone from NOAH, or even a foreign wrestler. To be frank, it seems that the fans of The Rock were also excited, but it seems that the company asked about it. But it’s impossible because of the enormous cost. Billions of dollars (laughs)," said Muto.

Muto is the only man in wrestling history to have held all three of Japanese wrestling’s top heavyweight titles (NJPW IWGP, All Japan Triple Crown, NOAH GHC) and the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship.

H/T: POST Wrestling

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