Darby Allin is heading to Japan in January to take part in The Great Muta's retirement match.
Pro Wrestling NOAH has confirmed that Muta will team with Sting & Allin in his retirement match on Sunday, January 22, 2023. Their opponents have yet to be announced.
"Great Muta Final Bye Bye" is the name of Muta's retirement show. It's being held at the Yokohama Arena and will air live via Wrestle Universe and Fite TV.
The match will be Keiji Muto's final bout as the Great Muta character. Muto will then retire with his last match taking place at the Tokyo Dome for Pro Wrestling NOAH on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.
Last month, Sting told Sports Illustrated that he was trying to get Allin to come with him for Muta's final match. Muta appeared for AEW on an episode of Rampage this September, helping to save Sting & Allin during a tag team match against The House of Black's Brody King & Buddy Matthews.
“I know my days are numbered, so I’m trying to make the most out of the time left and give the fans everything I have before this wave comes into shore for good. I’m grateful that Muta was able to be here with me in the United States. That’s a memory I’m going to hold onto, and it signifies the end of our era. I’m looking forward to having one last grand hoorah with The Great Muta, especially in Japan," Sting said.
"I’m trying to get Darby Allin to come with me. It’s such an honor, especially since that will be his last night as The Great Muta character."
Muta's retirement tour will also see him face WWE star Shinsuke Nakamura at NOAH’s The New Year 2023 on Sunday, January 1, 2023.