Tony Khan Reveals Original Plan For Great Muta’s AEW Debut

The Great Muta

AEW President Tony Khan has discussed his original idea for the AEW debut of The Great Muta.

At Rampage Grand Slam, Japanese legend The Great Muta – the alter ego of Keiji Muto – shocked fans in Arthur Ashe stadium and around the world when he made his AEW debut.

As Buddy Murphy went to attack Sting with a baseball bat, the lights went out, and when they came back on Muta was standing in the ring.

He teased attacking his one-time rival before instead turning on Matthews and spitting poison mist in his face.

During an interview on My Mom’s Basement with Robbie Fox, Tony Khan discussed how he had been looking to have The Great Muta appear in AEW for some time, but it took a while for the stars to align.

“Great Muta we have been talking about for a long time. It was funny because Mox brought it up in the press conference, and we were already talking about it.

“I was like, ‘They’re with New Japan,’ so I was kind of like, ‘I don’t know if this is the best time,’ but we were already working on it. But yeah, the timing was very good.

Khan went on to explain his original plan for the star would have had him appear at All Out.

“I originally wanted to get Muta for All Out, and he was not available, and then it just seemed like a great idea for ‘Grand Slam.'”

Following the show, Muta’s home promotion, Pro Wrestling NOAH, announced that Sting will be in Japan in January to take part in The Great Muta’s retirement match at Yokohama Arena.

H/T to Wrestling Inc for the above transcription.