Keiji Muto Suffers Injury At Great Muta Final "Bye-Bye"

Keiji Muto is injured

Keiji Muto will wrestle injured for his final match on February 21 at "Keiji Muto Grand Final Pro-Wrestling 'Last' Love ~Hold Out~" inside the Tokyo Dome. 

Muto recently had his retirement match as The Great Muta, teaming with Sting and Darby Allin to defeat Hakushi, AKIRA, and Naomichi Marufuji on January 22, and the 60-year-old has revealed he tore a muscle in his thigh during the match. 

"I'm going to have a good match (with Tetsuya Naito), but I had a match 10 days ago and tore a muscle in my thigh. I'm in a pinch, but I'll do my best. Actually, I was in bad shape before I went in that day (final match as The Great Muta). I had back pain. I don't know what triggered it, but I was out of shape," Muto said at the K-1 MMA Awards.

"Knee pain and such is chronic pain and I'm used to it, but muscles hurt like hell. I think I put extra strain on my knee and hip joints by protecting them...I feel like I've been given a test by the wrestling gods. I don't know what to do. I train only my upper body, but it's really hard to do that too. It's stressing me out."

Muto will face Tetsuya Naito of New Japan Pro-Wrestling in his final match. The wrestling world has come together for Muto's retirement show, with talents from NJPW, Pro Wrestling NOAH, Dragon Gate, AJPW, DDT, and TJPW set to be in action. 

H/T to POST Wrestling & Tokyo Sports 

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