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  Wrestling Encyclopedia
Mutoh's trainer was the great Hiro Matsuda, who was a major influence in Mutoh's early development.
Mutoh was impressive enough that he was soon noticed by Jim Crockett, who was promoting the NWA (which would soon be known as WCW).
Mutoh healed up quickly though, and on July 20th he and Masa Chono would take a trip to America to defeat Disco Inferno and Alex Wright on an edition of WCW Monday Night Nitro.
www.wrestlingencyclopedia.com /puromutoh.html   (1950 words)

 The Best Of Keiji Mutoh: The Year 2001 Complete
Keiji Mutoh and Shinjiro Ohtani vs. Kensuke Sasaki and Shiro Koshinaka.
Keiji Mutoh, Hiroshi Hase and Taiyo Kea vs. Masahiro Chono, Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima.
Keiji Mutoh and Hiroshi Hase vs. Jun Akiyama and Yuji Nagata.
www.wrestletapes.net /bestofkeijimutoh2001.html   (447 words)

 Keiji Mutoh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Keiji Mutoh (武藤敬司 Mutō Keiji born December 23, 1962) is a Japanese professional wrestler who gained international fame in the National Wrestling Alliance.
Mutoh was trained to be a professional wrestler by Hiro Matsuda in the New Japan Pro Wrestling Academy.
Despite his return, Mutoh was plagued by this nagging injury, fighting through his pains throughout the rest of 1998 and much of 1999--even winning his third IWGP title from one of Chono's right-hand men, Scott Norton.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Keiji_Mutoh   (2052 words)

 Keiji Mutoh
Mutoh continued his winning ways by being victorious in the '93 and '94 Super Grades, then teaming with Hase to win the IWGP Tag-Team Titles yet again.
Mutoh again teamed with Chono, and the two won the IWGP Tag-Team titles (Mutoh's 5th reign) in October '97.
Mutoh would prove that he was still the best in the world, defending the title for almost a year against Norton, Don Frye, and most memorably, Manabu Nakanishi.
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 Keiji Muto - Triple Crown Champion VHS - Highspots.com - Highspots.com
Mutoh is one of my favorites, but honestly since He's aged and lost hair he doesnt move like he used to.
Mutoh is still a great performer and i wont take that away from him.
mutoh abilitys are limit to Dropkicks to knees, dragon whip, shining wizard, more dropkicks to knees, moonsault, dropkicks to knees, A diffrent version of shining wizard, and diffrent version of dropkick to knees.
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 Keiji Mutoh Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Mutoh then returned to North America and WCW for some months, working matches against/with Sting, then returned back to Japan in 1992, and officially became the biggest draw in the business at the time downing legend Riki Choshu for the IWGP World Heavyweight title on 11/8/92 and ending on 20/9/93.
Mutoh played the heel-turn almost to perfection as he struggled with the moral dilemma of joining the ‘bad guys’ and turning on the fans.
Mutoh left the faction due to a falling out with Chono, only to return a short time later and team with Chono again to capture the IWGP Tag Team Titles, for Mutoh the fifth time on 91/10/97.
www.wrestling101.com /101/article/IntProfiles/115   (1445 words)

 Shining Wizard Forums - My journalist Column on Keiji Mutoh
Keiji Mutoh was born on December 23rd 1962 in the Yamanashi prefecture, Fuji yoshida City, Japan.
Mutoh was, needless to say, unhappy that his first pro-wrestling run was so fruitless so he left Japan momentarily and began working for the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico under the Super Ninja alias.
Mutoh was able to unify the IWGP and UWIF world titles by defeating Nobuhiko Takada in May of 95.
shiningkazuki.proboards52.com /index.cgi?board=jpw&action=display&thread=1121798354   (2071 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 2001, Keiji Mutoh won All Japan Pro Wrestling's Triple Crown with an intense victory over Genichiro Tenryu, a match hailed by puroresu fans as one of the best of the year.
From his dramatic appearance change to his moveset update to his offensive stat boost which puts him in the elusive FPZ 200 Club, Keiji Mutoh is not the same wrestler he was in FPD.
Your bread and butter as far as Mutoh grapples are concerned should be the Low Dropkick, the High Speed Dragon Screw, and of course, the Shining Wizard.
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- Mutoh wrestled as the White Ninja in New Japan, and teamed with the Great Kabuki as the Rising Sons.
- Mutoh and Masahiro Chono defeated Shin'ya Hashimoto and Masa Saito on April 27, 1990 in Osaka, Japan to regain the IWGP Tag Team title.
Mutoh became president of the promotion in September 2002.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Mutoh is as respected as they come in Japan, earning a spot in the top 25 of the PWI 500 for the majority of his career.
Because Mutoh was working for New Japan Pro Wrestling at the time, this was seen as a major coup.
With Mutoh's popularity at perhaps an all-time high, All Japan would lure Mutoh away from rival New Japan just months later, making him a permanent part of their roster.
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 Weekly Visitor's Tenth Wrestler: Keiji Mutoh (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Mutoh I also saw on a tape Jon Hunt sent me, but the bastard dubbed over all the sound with weird music, so I was watching a bunch of old sweaty men lay around in the ring gasping for air while insane bluegrass music was playing.
I first saw Keiji Mutoh in WCW, where he was known as "The Great Muta." This was towards the end of WCW's life, when Muta was in Vampiro's goofy face paint group.
Keiji Mutoh may be the best Japanese wrestler ever, as far as I know.
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 NJPW IWGP Tag Team Titles
Keiji Mutoh vacated the titles on May 6, 1994 after winning the IWGP World Heavyweight title.
Hiroshi Hase and Keiji Mutoh defeated Rick Steiner and Scott Norton for the titles when Scott Steiner couldn't wrestle because of a severe arm injury.
Keiji Mutoh and Shiro Koshinaka defeated Akira Maeda and Nobuhiko Takada for the titles.
www.titlehistories.com /NJPW_IWGP_Tag_Team_Titles.htm   (311 words)

 Pro Wrestling Insider - Pro Wrestling News Inside & Out
Ka Shin, who jumped from New Japan in January 2002 to join Mutoh in All Japan, had a WWE tryout late last year and was hopeful of heading to WWE, but it didn't come together.
Mutoh appeared at the New Japan Tokyo Dome in January out of respect for his friendship with Masahiro Chono and isn't interested in returning there.
At the same time, Mutoh has caused huge friction with ZERO-ONE, a promotion that was helping to prop up All Japan over the last year, by heading into the United States and running a joint event with Ring of Honor in late December.
www.pwinsider.com /ViewArticle.asp?id=420&p=1   (627 words)

 Keiji Mutoh - Slider (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Keiji Mutoh (武藤敬司 Mutō Keiji) was born December 23, 1962 in Yamanishi, Japan.
He was trained in the art of puroresu by Hiro Matsuda in the New Japan Pro Wrestling Academy.
Keiji Mutoh has held many prestigious Japanese titles, including the IWGP Tag and Heavyweight titles (New Japan Pro Wrestling), The All Japan Pro Wrestling Triple Crown title (a combination of 3 unified belts), and even the National Wrestling Alliance TV and World titles.
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 All Japan PPVs
Keiji Mutoh pinned Genichiro Tenryu (17:12) to win the All Japan Triple Crown.
Keiji Mutoh, Sam Greco, & Abdullah the Butcher beat Taka Michinoku, D-Lo Brown, & Jamal (17:15) when Abdullah pinned Michinoku.
Keiji Mutoh & Mitsuharu Misawa beat Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki (23:50) when Mutoh pinned Hase.
www.prowrestlinghistory.com /supercards/japan/alljapan/ajppv.html   (2104 words)

 Shoot with Keiji Muto & Kaz Hayashi
This is one of the most unique Shoot Interviews you'll ever see as Keiji Mutoh and Kaz Hayashi sat down with RF Video to discuss their entire careers.
Mutoh takes you all the way up to the start of the NWO in Japan including discussing his trips back to WCW including his thoughts on people like Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and all the top WCW names.
Mutoh gives the behind the scenes info on running the company and explains his Wrestle-1 concept.
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 Keiji Mutoh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Mutoh byl trénoval se, aby byl profesionální zápasník Hiro Matsuda v novém Japonsko profesionálním zápase akademie.
Po běhách v Puerto Rico a Florida, Mutoh má “velkou Muta” osobnost a dovednosti prstenu vynesly jemu vysoké plakátování v národní zápasové alianci.
Mutoh zápasí k tomuto dni, bránit celé Japonsko proti Voodoo frakce vražd.
keiji-mutoh.navajo.cz   (705 words)

 Obsessed With Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Keiji Mutoh’s first stint in New Japan wasn’t very successful, often teaming with Masahiro Chono & Shiro Koshinaka..
Keiji Mutoh & Shiro Koshinaka were able to capture the IWGP (New Japan) World Tag Team titles..
Keiji Mutoh soon emerged in Puerto Rico in the WWC, where he wrestled as "Super Ninja"..
www.obsessedwithwrestling.com /profiles/g/great-muta.html   (1685 words)

 Solie's Title Histories: I.W.P.G.
Hiroshi Hase and Keiji Mutoh defeated Rick Steiner and Scott Norton when Scott Steiner could not wrestle because of an injury.
Mutoh vacated the title on May 06, 1994 after winning the IWGP Heavyweight Title.
Vacated on 04/21/98 when Mutoh's had to have surgery on his knee.
www.solie.org /titlehistories/ttiwgp.html   (253 words)

 Adc/tni Wasteland! Results! - Toy News International Forums
Mutoh counters an avalanche with a raised foot to the face.
Mutoh counters a backdrop attempt with a kick to the face.
Stiff high kick on Megatron291 by Keiji Mutoh who has evidently been watching some old AJPW tapes recently.
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Keiji Mutoh and Masa Chono vs. Singh and Kirusu (11/90)
Keiji Mutoh and Masa Chono vs. Kenuke Sasaki and Hiroshi Hase (11/90)
Keiji Mutoh and Masa Chono vs. Hashimoto and Masa Saito (11/90)
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 All Japan Budokan Hall Shows 2001 - 2005
Keiji Mutoh pinned Genichiro Tenryu (23:24) to win the Triple Crown Title.
Keiji Mutoh & Taiyo Kea beat Genichiro Tenryu & Kodo Fuyuki (14:30) when Mutoh pinned Fuyuki.
Keiji Mutoh & Taiyo Kea beat Toshiaki Kawada & Mitsuya Nagai (16:49) to win the 2001 Real World Tag League when Kea pinned Nagai.
www.prowrestlinghistory.com /supercards/japan/alljapan/bud05.html   (2261 words)

 Match Eight: #4 Keiji Mutoh vs. #5 The Yeti - Message Board - ezboard.com
Keiji applies a kneebar to keep Yeti grounded, but the larger man makes it to his feet and starts hobbling around with Mutoh still clinging to his leg.
The Yeti shakes Mutoh off, whipping him into the ropes and connecting with a big boot.
Keiji hits the ropes behind him to nail a chop block, and down he goes.
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 Hey Snitsky and others who follow puro - Bodybuilding.com Forums
Fact is, Keiji Mutoh as Great Muta was never as far a worker and he'd regressed a great deal.
He'd wrestle more scientifically as Keiji Mutoh, and then as Great Muta he'd be more of a brawler and use foreign objects.
So I guess we're just totally neglecting 1989 when Mutoh as Muta was the hottest thing to hit the states probably ever and was so over even as a heel that had he stayed after Flair turned on Sting he would have been the biggest babyface WCW had seen in years.
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 tOA Booking
Kenta Suzuki is backstage with Keiji Mutoh.He talks about how he and the rest of BATT(Bad Ass Translate Trading)with kick Team 2000s asses.Chono attacks Mutoh from behind,but Taiyo Kea chases Chono away as Chono threatens him.
Our first match of the night is a WPW Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament Match.Tajiri and Swinger both make their way down to the ring.The camera shows some of the guests at the event including Stan Hansen,The Destroyer,Antonio Inoki and many many others.
Mutoh comes out with Taiyo Kea and Jinsei Shinzaki.Chono comes out with Kojima and Tenzan.As a surprise Ultimo Dragon is announced as the special referee which gets a huge ovation.
www.otherarena.com /book/cgi/viewer.cgi?116091,2001   (271 words)

 Masahiro Chono
In April 1990, he teamed with Keiji Mutoh (the Great Muta) to win the IWGP Tag-Team Belts.
In October '97, Chono teamed with Mutoh to win the IWGP Tag-Team belts over Kensuke Sasaki and Kazuo Yamazaki.
The two held the belts for 8 months until Mutoh was injured.
www.accelerator3359.com /Wrestling/bios/chono.html   (4081 words)

The Japanese media is reporting that Keiji Mutoh met with The Rock to discuss wrestling each other as The Rock is in Japan to promote "The Scorpion King" feature film.
As the story goes, Mutoh was attempting to open the lines of communication between All Japan Pro Wrestling and WWE.
You may remember they did a staredown at The WWE's Yokohama, Japan event a few months back when Mutoh was doing commentary for one of the TV stations that televised highlights of the Japanese stop of the tour.
www.1wrestling.com /news/newsline.asp?news=8789   (224 words)

 Puro news - Talk Wrestling Online
On the subject of the Tokyo Dome, Mutoh said he expects AJPW to run a couple of shows there, with six shows at the Budokan Hall throughout the year.
-- Keiji Mutoh, Taiyo Kea and Kaz Hayashi versus Yoji Anjoh, Mitsuya Nagai and Ryuji Hijikata
-- Genichiro Tenryu, Nobutaka Araya, and Nobukazu Hirai versus Keiji Mutoh, Taiyo Kea and Satoshi Kojima
www.talkwrestlingonline.com /forum/showthread.php?t=3963   (1125 words)

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