Keiji Muto, aka The Great Muta, spoke with the press following his recent retirement match, with New Japan Pro Wrestling featuring quotes from the conference on their official website.

On calling out Masahiro Chono and ended his career against Chono, Muto stated, “This is something I really wanted to do. After all, I had my debut match with Chono, and I wanted to end the show with him. I’m amazed he was able to move like that, it was a great feat, he was pumping adrenaline, I was very happy, he lived up to my expectations.”

On the length of his in-ring career and heading into the match against Tetsuya Naito injured prior to facing Chono straight after Muto stated, “It’s been 39 years this year, and there have been tough times along the way. After all, I’ve been constantly injured and this time, for the past month, I was really bothered by a separated hamstring. Fortunately, that’s all I had to do today, I worked really hard on the treatment and rehabilitation, I’m glad I was able to move more than I thought I could. Everyone has to deal with injuries, I’m really glad that I was able to finish, many wrestlers don’t get to have retirement matches like this, but I was really happy in my wrestling career.”