Keiji Muto Suffers Major Injury Before Last Ever Match

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Keiji Muto’s final match could be in jeopardy following his most recent bout.

On January 22nd, 2023, Keiji Muto wrestled his second-last match. The event was titled “Great Muta Final Bye-Bye” and marked the final match of The Great Muta, Keiji Muto’s world-famous alter-ego.

In that match, Muta, Sting, and Darby Allin defeated AKIRA, Hakushi, and Naomichi Marufuji.

But according to the Wrestling Observer, Muto left that match with a severe injury that has puts his actual retirement match on February 21st at risk of being changed or possibly cancelled.

Quoting an article from Tokyo Sports, the Observer noted that Muto/Muta suffered hamstring tears in both legs.

As a result, Muto has struggled to stand for long periods of time and even had to cancel some non-wrestling appearances due to the pain and damage to his body.

But despite the injury, Muto admitted he still wants to proceed with his retirement match against Tetsuya Naito.

Muto noted he still wants to have a good match and that he’ll do his best against Naito. That said, he currently feels sick and even after ten days the pain is immense and he doesn’t think his legs have healed whatsoever.

Muto also admitted he was out of shape due to training his upper body and not doing enough to take care of his legs, hips and knees.

These injuries are why Muto had to be pushed around in a wheelchair at the Final Bye-Bye event and at another appearance on Wednesday.