The Great Muta / Keiji Muto - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of The Great Muta / Keiji Muto, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Keiji Mutoh (武藤 敬司) was born in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan on December 23, 1962, and he is currently 61 years old.

The Great Muta / Keiji Muto was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2023.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Keiji Mutoh (武藤 敬司)
  • Ring Names
    • Keiji Muto ( May 26, 1997 - February 21, 2023)
    • The Great Muta ( August 28, 1999 - January 22, 2023)
    • The Great Muta ( March 12, 1989 - May 25, 1997)
    • The Super Black Ninja ( January 8, 1988 - March 11, 1989)
    • Keiji Muto ( September 25, 1986 - January 7, 1988)
    • The White Ninja ( February 14, 1986 - September 24, 1986)
    • Keiji Muto ( October 5, 1984 - February 13, 1986)
  • Born December 23, 1962 (age 61)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan
  • Billed From
    • The Land of the Rising Sun
  • Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
  • Weight
    • 243 lbs (110 kg)
  • Nicknames Natural Born Master; Space Lone Wolf

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( October 5, 1984 - February 21, 2023)
    • Producer ( March 28, 2017 - April 1, 2020)
    • President ( July 10, 2013 - March 27, 2017)
    • President ( October 1, 2002 - June 7, 2011)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH September 16, 2019 February 21, 2023
    Promotion Wrestle-1WRESTLE 1 July 10, 2013 April 1, 2020
    Promotion TNA / Impact WrestlingTNA March 2, 2014 February 13, 2015
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW January 11, 2001 June 30, 2013
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight January 4, 2008 January 4, 2009
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight April 27, 1990 January 4, 2002
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW July 11, 2000 September 23, 2000
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW May 26, 1997 September 28, 1997
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW March 11, 1989 February 21, 1993
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight October 13, 1986 December 7, 1987
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA February 14, 1986 September 24, 1986
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight October 5, 1984 October 31, 1985
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face September 24, 2000 February 21, 2023
    Heel July 11, 2000 September 23, 2000
    Face September 1, 1998 July 10, 2000
    Heel May 26, 1997 August 31, 1998
    Face February 7, 1990 May 25, 1997
    Heel June 1, 1989 February 6, 1990
    Face October 5, 1984 May 31, 1989
  • Images
    Jan 2001
    Jan 2001
    May 1997
    May 1997
    Mar 1989
    Mar 1989
    Jan 1988
    Jan 1988
    Oct 1984
    Oct 1984

  • Finishers
    • Muta Lock - Inverted Indian Deathlock Facelock ( March 12, 1989 - February 21, 2023)
    • Shining Wizard / Senkou Youjutsu ( October 5, 1984 - February 21, 2023)
    • Moonsault ( October 5, 1984 - March 25, 2018)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Hold Out" by Osamu Suzuki - Single ( July 10, 2013 - February 21, 2023)
    • Theme Song "Great Muta Concerto" by Taketa Magic Orchestra - Single ( January 1, 2010 - July 9, 2013)
    • Theme Song "Trans Magic" by Heart Blow - Single ( January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2009)
    • Theme Song "Muta Praise Bloom" by Heart Blow - Single ( December 27, 2003 - December 31, 2006)
    • Theme Song "Symbol" by Osamu Suzuki - Single ( January 11, 2001 - December 26, 2003)
    • Theme Song "Muta" by Osamu Suzuki - Single ( April 27, 1990 - January 4, 2002)
    • Theme Song "Tokyo Takeaway" by Paul Osborne & Hans Engstrom - Single ( March 11, 1989 - February 21, 1993)
    • Theme Song "Hold Out" by Osamu Suzuki - Single ( October 13, 1986 - December 7, 1987)
    • Theme Song "The Final Countdown" by Europe - Single ( October 5, 1984 - October 31, 1985)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2023, Individual
  • Titles Won

    Jim Crockett Promotions / World Championship Wrestling

    • 1 WCW World Tag Team Championship (with Vampiro)
    • 1 NWA World Television Championship

    New Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 4 IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    • 6 IWGP Tag Team Championship (2 with Hiroshi Hase, 2 with Masahiro Chono, 1 with Shiro Koshinaka, 1 with Taiyō Kea)
    • 1 NWA World Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 Greatest 18 Championship

    All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 3 AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship
    • 5 AJPW Unified World Tag Team Championship (1 with Taiyō Kea, 1 with Arashi, 1 with Joe Doering, 1 with Masakatsu Funaki, 1 with KENSO)
    • 2 F-1 Tag Team Championship (with Kannazuki)

    Pro Wrestling Noah

    • 1 GHC Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 GHC Tag Team Championship (with Naomichi Marufuji)

    Wrestle-1

    • 1 Wrestle-1 Championship
    • 1 F-1 Tag Team Championship (with Kannazuki)

    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    • 1 NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship

    Continental Wrestling Federation

    • 1 NWA Southeastern United States Junior Heavyweight Championship

    World Wrestling Council

    • 1 WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 WWC World Television Championship

    Other Titles

    • 1 Bahamut Championship (with Sugi-chan)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • WCW BattleBowl Winner (1992)
    • NJPW G1 Climax Winner (1995)
    • NJPW Super Grade Tag League / G1 Tag League Winner (1993, 1994 - with Hiroshi Hase; 1997 - with Masahiro Chono; 1998 - with Satoshi Kojima; 1999 - with Scott Norton)
    • NJPW MVP Award (2001)
    • NJPW Singles Best Bout (2001 - vs. Yuji Nagata on 08/12)
    • NJPW Tag Team Best Bout (2001 - with Hiroshi Hase vs. Jun Akiyama & Yuji Nagata on 08/08)
    • AJPW Champion Carnival Winner (2002, 2004, 2007)
    • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League Winner (2001 - with Taiyō Kea; 2007 - with Joe Doering; 2009 - with Masakatsu Funaki)
    • AJPW Giant Baba Six Man Cup Winner (2002 - with George Hines and Kaz Hayashi)
    • AJPW January 2 Korakuen Hall Heavyweight Battle Royal Winner (2011)
    • AJPW January 3 Korakuen Hall Junior Heavyweight Battle Royal Winner (2011)
    • TNA Global Impact Tournament Winner (2015 – with Drew Galloway, Magnus, Bram, The Great Sanada, Sonjay Dutt, Khoya, Rockstar Spud, Tigre Uno & Angelina Love)
    • 3° in the PWI 500 (2002)
    • 25° in the PWI Years Top 500 (2003)
    • Tokyo Sports Wrestler of the Year (1995, 1999, 2001, 2008)
    • Tokyo Sports Best Bout Award (2021 - vs. Go Shiozaki, at Destination 2021: Back to Budokan)
    • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year (1999 - with Genichiro Tenryu on 05/03; 2011 - with Kenta Kobashi vs. Takashi Iizuka & Toru Yano at All Together)
    • Tokyo Sports Tag Team of the Year (1990 - with Masahiro Chono; 2005 - with Akebono)
    • Tokyo Sports Outstanding Performance Award (1998)
    • Tokyo Sports Special Award (1989)
    • Tokyo Sports Rookie of the Year (1986)
    • Nikkan Sports Wrestler of the Year (1999, 2001, 2008)
    • Nikkan Sports Match of the Year (1999 - vs. Genichiro Tenryu on 05/03; 2001 - with Hiroshi Hase vs. Yuji Nagata & Jun Akiyama on 08/08)
    • Nikkan Sports Tag Team of the Year (2009 - with Masakatsu Funaki)
    • Nikkan Sports Outstanding Performance Award (1998)
    • Nikkan Sports Technique Award (1997)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1999)
    • WON Wrestler of the Year (2001)
    • WON Match of the Year (2001 - vs. Genichiro Tenryu on 08/08)
    • WON Most Improved Wrestler (2001)
    • WON Readers' Favorite Wrestler (2001)
    • WON Best Wrestling Maneuver (2001 - Shining Wizard)

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