Keiji Mutoh Signs Two-Year Contract With Pro Wrestling NOAH, Jun Akiyama Signs One-Year Deal With DDT

Keiji Mutoh will remain with Pro Wrestling NOAH for another two years.

During a joint press conference with DDT on February 15, it was announced Mutoh had signed a new two-year deal with company, keeping him under contract with Pro Wrestling NOAH until he is 60 years old.

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Mutoh, known to many wrestling fans as The Great Muta, made history at NOAH Destination 2021: Back To Budokan on February 12 when he won the GHC Heavyweight Title, defeating Go Shiozaki in the main event. He is just the third man in history to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship (NJPW), Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship (AJPW), and GHC Heavyweight Championship (NOAH).

Mutoh will defend the title against Kaito Kiyomiya on March 14 at Great Voyage in Fukuoka. He mentioned the possibility of defending the title in IMPACT in the future. He appeared at the IMPACT special A Night You Can't Mist in June 2019.

It was also announced at the press conference that Jun Akiyama had joined the DDT roster on a full-time basis, signing a one-year deal. He won the KO-D on February 14 at Kawasaki Strong 2021 when he defeated Tetsuya Endo.

CyberAgent owns both NOAH and DDT.

You can watch the full press conference by clicking here.

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