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NOAH's Keiji Mutoh vacates GHC Tag Team titles due to hip injury

Mutoh and Naomichi Marufuji announced today they were vacating the titles.
Pro Wrestling NOAH

Pro Wrestling NOAH

Keiji Mutoh & Naomichi Marufuji of Pro Wrestling NOAH announced in a press conference today they were vacating the GHC Tag Team titles due to Mutoh suffering from a left hip injury.

Mutoh and Marufuji held a press conference today to reveal the news. Mutoh said that while he had hip issues for a while, they worsened at NOAH’s Budokan Hall show that took place on January 1. He also said that he needed to take a painkiller injection before his match at the NOAH vs. New Japan card that took place at Yokohama Arena on January 8.

Mutoh, who turns 60 in December, said during the conference that he will return and wants to become GHC National Champion.

Marufuji and Mutoh won the championships back on November 13, defeating Kaito Kiyomiya and Masa Kitamiya. Mutoh’s most recent match was at Bumper Cromp 2022 back on January 16, where he and Marufuji successfully retained the titles against Kenoh and Manabu Soya.