Keiji Mutoh

Wrestler, TV Actor

1962 –


Who is 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 credited as one of the first Japanese wrestlers to achieve a fan base 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, Kazushi Miyamoto and Atsushi Onita. 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. He is an eight-time World Champion, having held the NWA World Title once, the IWGP Title four times, and the AJPW Triple Crown three times. He also has held a dozen World Tag Team Championships in the U.S. and Japan. Between NJPW, AJPW, and World Championship Wrestling, Mutoh has held 19 total championships.

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Dec 23, 1962
Also known as
  • 武藤 敬司
  • むとう けいじ
  • Mutō Keiji
  • ザ・ニンジャ
  • スーパー・ブラック・ニンジャ
  • Super Ninja
  • Black Ninja
  • White Ninja
  • 愚零闘武多
  • The Great Muta
  • Japan
  • All Japan Pro Wrestling roster

on July 23, 2013


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