Keiji Mutoh has signed a two-year contract with Pro Wrestling NOAH after winning the GHC Heavyweight title.
During a joint press conference with new DDT KO-D Openweight champion Jun Akiyama, Mutoh confirmed that he has joined the NOAH roster full time for the next two years. When the contract ends, Mutoh will be 60 years old.
Akiyama, 51, announced that he has joined the DDT roster on a full-time basis. He won the KO-D title Sunday morning at Kawasaki Strong 2021, pinning champion Tetsuya Endo. NOAH and DDT are under the same parent company, CyberAgent.
Mutoh won the championship at Budokan Hall on February 12th, pinning Go Shiozaki to win the championship for the first time. Kaito Kiyomiya came out and challenged Mutoh after the match. The match has now been announced for the March 14th Great Voyage in Fukuoka show.
With his GHC Heavyweight title win, Mutoh has become the third person to win the IWGP Heavyweight, AJPW Triple Crown, and GHC Heavyweight titles, the other two being Kensuke Sasaki and Yoshihiro Takayama.