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Keiji Mutoh wins GHC Heavyweight title at NOAH Destination 2021


Keiji Mutoh is the new GHC Heavyweight Champion.

Mutoh pinned Go Shiozaki Friday morning at NOAH’s Destination 2021 in Budokan Hall to win the GHC Heavyweight title for the first time. He pinned Shiozaki following a hurricanrana. This ends Shiozaki’s fourth reign with the championship, which started on January 4, 2020 and lasted for 405 days.

After the match, Kaito Kiyomiya came out and challenged Mutoh to a title match. Kiyomiya won his match earlier in the show, where he teamed with Yoshiki Inamura to defeat Jun Akiyama and Naomichi Marufuji in a generational tag team match.

Other title matches on the show had Kenou defeating Masakatsu Funaki to retain the GHC National title, Seiki Yoshioka defeating Daisuke Harada to win the GHC Junior title for the first time, and HAYATA & Yoshinari Ogawa defeating Ikuto Hidaka and Kotaro Suzuki to retain the GHC Junior Tag Team titles.

NOAH announcned a live attendance number of 4,196 for their return to Budokan Hall.