The Great Muta in WCW - feat. Dave Knows Wrestling

1 291 Shikime 131 mijë

A Special thanks to Dave Knows Wrestling for appearing in this video!
Dave's channel :
If you would like to support the channel and my work, please visit Patreon:
Official Website:
Twitter: wrestlingbios
The Great Muta in WCW
Keiji Mutoh is a legend of Japanese wrestling. Western audiences first got the oppurtunity to see Mutoh work in the United States thanks to Mutoh's learning excursions to Florida during the mid 80s (working as The White Ninja) and again in Puerto Rico and World Class in Dallas (as The Super Black Ninja). It was really Mutoh's national exposure in the NWA affiliated WCW though that gained him the biggest following with American Wrestling fans. Working as The Great Muta, Keiji Mutoh became a regular on WCW programming beginning in March 1989. Managed by Gary Hart, The "Pearl of The Orient" would go on an incredible winning streak before meeting Sting, beginning a rivalry that is still fondly remembered today.
From his critically acclaimed matches with Sting to his questionable booking at Starrcade 89, from becoming the NWA Champion in Japan to wrestling Steve Austin at Spring Stampede 1994, from joining the nWo to teaming up with Vampiro... this is The Great Muta in WCW.
Topics covered include:
00:00 - An introduction to The Great Muta
06:28 - Great Muta's WCW debut
09:52 - The Great Muta meets Sting
15:32 - Muta at Starrcade 89 "Future Shock"
17:27 - Keiji Mutoh returns at Starrcade 90
18:15 - Starrcade in the Tokyo Dome
20:17 - Battlebowl, NJPW and NWA Champion
22:08 - The Great Muta vs Steve Austin
24:20 - Muta in nWo Japan
26:30 - Muta returns to WCW in 2000
29:10 - Outro
#Wrestling #WCW #Documentary


  1. ディエゴ・アルマンドボサ
    4 ditë më parë

  2. Brandt Savoy
    Brandt Savoy
    7 ditë më parë

    According to Jim Ross there was very serious talk of them putting the NWA or WCW world title in early 90s

  3. Road Warrior Wil
    Road Warrior Wil
    8 ditë më parë

    I remember watching an old Fall Brawl video at my friends house and I remember Muta wrestling. I also remember his later WCW run.

  4. 1st Name Basis
    1st Name Basis
    9 ditë më parë

    J Tex ..Hart Muta Sawyer ..Dragon Master 1989 was a awesome year ....Legendary

  5. Jon Malbrough
    Jon Malbrough
    12 ditë më parë

    Back where I started, this was the first episode I saw of Wrestling Bios, and then I went back to the start.

  6. Winston George Music
    Winston George Music
    15 ditë më parë

    Great Muta One Of the greatest Heels/Wrestlers ever

  7. Lazaro Rodriguez
    Lazaro Rodriguez
    17 ditë më parë


  8. masaki nakagawa
    masaki nakagawa
    20 ditë më parë


  9. Person X
    Person X
    20 ditë më parë

    Great Muta? More like Not Terrible Muta!

  10. Mr. M A J E S T I C XIII . Blackstruggle77
    Mr. M A J E S T I C XIII . Blackstruggle77
    20 ditë më parë

    The Great Muta gets a lot of respect, a multiple time world champion and never steped foot in a WWF/E ring. Sting should have asked The Great Muta if he should have signed with the WWE lol.

  11. Yung Gunslinga
    Yung Gunslinga
    21 ditë më parë

    Arguably the greatest of all time most are just racist and would only pick a WHITE. Racists on Chinese ESPECIALLY.

  12. Yung Gunslinga
    Yung Gunslinga
    21 ditë më parë

    Should be in every true wrestling buffs top 10 of ALL time. Unless you are a complete idiot and know NOTHING. Ive seen more wrestling than 99% of the world. I've seen every new japan wrestling and every single american program since 1987.

  13. Psiren
    21 ditë më parë

    For what it is, Great Muta vs. Brad Armstrong is an excellent wrestling match. I got into watching WCW Saturday Night shows for a little bit because of that match specifically, before I canned my WWE Network sub last year. (It was also my introduction to Brad Armstrong, who I now feel was underrated as hell.)

  14. しまてつシマテツ
    22 ditë më parë


  15. Joshua Blackburn
    Joshua Blackburn
    22 ditë më parë

    Loved him as a child. Kabuki but with green. Green maid it so much cooler. It was the days of blading, and we were use to blood. Red liquid that isn't blood couldn't compare, but green worked.

  16. M B
    M B
    22 ditë më parë

    Everything he did in the ring looked good, never made a mistake...precision perfect

  17. Nojus
    23 ditë më parë

    *Wrestling Bios* Crazy times we are living in, but if you need hope in your life it's found in Christ Jesus

  18. sジュンヤ
    23 ditë më parë

    愚零闘武多 協奏曲

  19. 特攻のしんや
    25 ditë më parë


  20. Jason the Historian
    Jason the Historian
    25 ditë më parë

    Muta and Sting what a great rivalry. Sting's greatest rival was Flair, but Muta has to be his second with Vader his third.

  21. OscillatorCollective
    25 ditë më parë

    MUTA and the Asian mist had (and still VERY MUCH STILL DOES) me fascinated. To me it’s still literally MAGIC, I still believe in the “gland” and that the different colors have different affects...and I don’t want anyone telling me any different lol. I’ve followed all the people MUTA has trained that do the myst, one of my favorite legacies.

  22. OscillatorCollective
    25 ditë më parë

    Oh shit...I forgot MUTA was in WCCW, that’s probably where I first saw him, in Texas WCCW was the “big promotion” that almost every city carried. And my introduction to the business.

  23. saruyan 0893
    saruyan 0893
    26 ditë më parë


    1. 特攻のしんや
      25 ditë më parë


  24. Roll Tide
    Roll Tide
    27 ditë më parë

    Muta should have been made face in 1989 and won 1989 Starrcade. Then given a title run in early 1990. Guy was over like crazy.

  25. K Utsumi
    K Utsumi
    27 ditë më parë

    3:35 この写真初めて見たわ。 右から 船木誠勝 野上彰 武藤敬司 蝶野正洋 1番左は…橋本真也だよね? 凄い写真だね。

    1. 特攻のしんや
      25 ditë më parë


  26. roentgen571
    27 ditë më parë

    Muta's big undefeated run in WCW was crazy over with the fans. When Flair finally pinned him in that Starrcade round-robin, the crowd practically started a riot.

  27. Power !!!
    Power !!!
    28 ditë më parë

    The Great Muta aka The Pearl of The orient !! The son of The Great kabuki supposedly!

  28. Doug Daniels
    Doug Daniels
    29 ditë më parë

    Looking forward to that nwo japan video!

  29. Mister Mister
    Mister Mister
    29 ditë më parë

    Over 30 years later and I still legit fear this legend

  30. 松本進
    Muaj më parë

    武藤敬司は天才だから。 彼を超えるレスラーは今後出てくるかな? 三沢光晴さんと双璧の最強プロレスラー!

    1. 特攻のしんや
      25 ditë më parë


  31. Timothy Burns
    Timothy Burns
    Muaj më parë

    The Great Muta was awesome!!!

  32. D___ C____
    D___ C____
    Muaj më parë

    Why in the world would Justin liger cover up his whole body being in the shape he was in?

  33. Brad Ellis
    Brad Ellis
    Muaj më parë

    I don't have a favorite food, a favorite song, or a favorite movie.. but Muta is undoubtedly my favorite wrestler of all time. No disrespect to any of his peers.

  34. The Cellar Door
    The Cellar Door
    Muaj më parë

    Man i loved like 95-99 NJPW.... remember burning the games for PS1 and TR3 blew my balls off... Mutas Entrance in that game was sooo cool.... then the VPW games for 64? When 2 had AJPW in it and wasnt an exact clone omg i was the coolest kid in the circle cus i had the 64 wrestling game that was the same but fresh to look at and play

  35. Mąnyovda Męęsx3
    Mąnyovda Męęsx3
    Muaj më parë

    hey man...I'm a nobody who knows very little about anything but I do know this(all bs and brown nose'n aside)u keep all ur merch prices as feecable as u can and for that on payday I'ma get some merch from ya😂🤣😂

  36. Carolina Fresh
    Carolina Fresh
    Muaj më parë

    Characters like this are what’s missed in US wrestling today. I hope AEW corrects these things

  37. 六九武蔵
    Muaj më parë


    1. 特攻のしんや
      25 ditë më parë


  38. Henry Dycha
    Henry Dycha
    Muaj më parë

    Muta joins aew and feuds with sting.

  39. G B
    G B
    Muaj më parë


  40. Piyush Sethi
    Piyush Sethi
    Muaj më parë

    The nWo theme during the nWo muta story is great 👍❤️🔥💯

  41. Jürgen M
    Jürgen M
    Muaj më parë

    Ahh, Great Muta, what a fantastic wrestler - he had this special explosiveness in his move kit, very unique style, simply iconic - memories of my 1st wrestling matches on TV, was no that usual back in the 80s in my area - love that Wrestling Bio Video!

  42. pmikeymike
    Muaj më parë

    The GREAT thing about Muta was how fresh he was in WCW. While he was an amazing high flier, the dude would wrestle the heck out of you. He was an impressive mat wrestler and he made dramatic variations on holds that made them appear much more devastating. Of course his claw and never holds were his signature and he never disappointed in working over opponents with them. Only the Magnificent Murraco Asiatic Spike could come close.

  43. Error: Hellraiser
    Error: Hellraiser
    Muaj më parë

    I used to be scared of him

  44. SolidMike84
    Muaj më parë

    I was a very late bloomer when it came to the japanese pro wrestling. Tried looking for anything like it on youtube, but just couldn't get my foot in. Until I saw Great Muta that is. He moved around and wrestled in a unique way that intrigued me. And the more I saw him, the more I liked him.

  45. Victor Li
    Victor Li
    Muaj më parë

    I was a huge Sting mark as a kid. But even then, I thought Muta was cool. I had never seen anyone do a handspring elbow before, and I haven't seen any North American wrestler do one as well since. I had also never seen anyone spray mist, either. Not knowing that Muta was leaving WCW, I had hoped that they would team up to face the heel Horsemen, but it wasn't to be.

  46. Nate Dupree
    Nate Dupree
    Muaj më parë

    I highly appreciate this upload. I can't express how much of a I was a fan of Muta as a kid, and I still am. That '89 run with Muta/Sing/Flair/Funk was insane.

  47. Ames Kirshen
    Ames Kirshen
    Muaj më parë

    Muta is one of those rare names from the 80's/90's who never had a match in the WWF

  48. Josh Yackey
    Josh Yackey
    Muaj më parë

    Could imagine muta in today’s wrestling he would be tearing up if he was in his prime today

  49. BigBlackBootyDaddy
    Muaj më parë

    Ja ps dont get over in america Look at that clown they dressed up like michael jackson, he's a BUST

  50. M. Jarvis
    M. Jarvis
    Muaj më parë

    In the Mid Atlantic area ( right before Crockett sold out ) , Muta was billed as the son of the Great Kabuki, whom audiences were familiar with in the area. And yes - I'm old....

  51. Jose Montano
    Jose Montano
    Muaj më parë

    Why didn’t he go to the WWE?

  52. Antonio Collier
    Antonio Collier
    Muaj më parë

    Should've been world champion

  53. Herky Bayu
    Herky Bayu
    Muaj më parë

    The great muta vs alex wright?

  54. Jay N
    Jay N
    Muaj më parë

    Great video and great narration and wrestling knowledge. You get much respect from me

  55. kenichi fujita
    kenichi fujita
    Muaj më parë


    1. 特攻のしんや
      25 ditë më parë


  56. Damian Dunlap
    Damian Dunlap
    Muaj më parë

    Great Muta was one of the best

  57. Shawn Private
    Shawn Private
    Muaj më parë

    Him and Sting had some good chemistry

  58. Mr. M A J E S T I C XIII . Blackstruggle77
    Mr. M A J E S T I C XIII . Blackstruggle77
    Muaj më parë

    The Great Muta was one of few former wrestling world champion that never signed with the WWE unlike Sting that was buried when he signed with the WWE.

  59. Mario Vasquez
    Mario Vasquez
    Muaj më parë

    Muta was great as super ninja in wwc

  60. arentol99
    Muaj më parë

    Great video. I remember watching all these matches and became an instant Muta fan since his moves/style were wholly unique at the time.

  61. CallOfDrewthulhu
    Muaj më parë

    I remember as a kid being told that Great Muta's different mists had different effects, and that the yellow mist killed whoever breathed it. I think that was the first hit to my belief in kayfabe, as I was like "how would they know unless he killed someone? And would he not be in jail if he had?" haha

  62. Curt Clifford
    Curt Clifford
    Muaj më parë

    The Great Muta is still one of my favorites. I still remember vividly the Muta vs. Sting match where Sting wore the American Flag jacket and makeup. I love current era of wrestling, but nothing beats the old school wrestling. Thank you for doing this video, it sure does bring back some great wrestling memories of my childhood.

  63. mark Olsen
    mark Olsen
    Muaj më parë

    He was great should have got better push

  64. Ryan Reed
    Ryan Reed
    2 muaj më parë

    3:58 IS THAT LIGER?!?

  65. Dr. Doom
    Dr. Doom
    2 muaj më parë

    One of my earliest memories of rasslin' is Muta spitting that green stuff in someones face, i dont remember who he spat it on, but i sure remember Muta doing it

  66. jerendenlar
    2 muaj më parë

    Puerto Rico is not a country but I know what you mean

  67. Griswald H.
    Griswald H.
    2 muaj më parë

    If I had the opportunity to make a wrestling team aka survivor series like Muta is my first pick!!

  68. G.m. Strong
    G.m. Strong
    2 muaj më parë

    I was a big fan of Muta being entered into the Future Shock Tornament. At the end I was supremely disappointed of the way he was booked.

  69. Jesse Wood
    Jesse Wood
    2 muaj më parë

    If you are a wrestling fan and didnt appreciate the great muta in nwa/wcw wrestling then you didnt know much

  70. Mr Ingram
    Mr Ingram
    2 muaj më parë

    Great character

  71. Horror Fiend
    Horror Fiend
    2 muaj më parë

    I became a big fan of Great Muta during his feud with Sting.

  72. woodaddy3
    2 muaj më parë

    I was a fan of The Great Kabuki in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling . So when Gary Hart brought out the Great Muta on WCW I was like now we’re talking . I really enjoyed his work .

  73. ThatBo03
    2 muaj më parë

    The first heel I ever rooted for as a kid!

  74. jimofthenorth
    2 muaj më parë

    One of my favs back in the day, the shallow angle of his moonsault always had me on the edge of my seat, worried he'd spike his head.

  75. CoolCatChris
    2 muaj më parë

    Bruh! Dave Know Wrestling but not geography. He called Puerto Rico a country..... 🤦🏻‍♂️

    1. CoolCatChris
      Muaj më parë

      @daft tassia should be and is is 2 completely different things

    2. daft tassia
      daft tassia
      Muaj më parë

      It should be

  76. Solodolo84
    2 muaj më parë

    Muta is one of the best ive seen in that ring. Night in and night out. He never took a match off. Never took his foot off the gas.

  77. KiwiComics
    2 muaj më parë

    That's what I loved about WCW. They featured both Japanese and Mexican wrestlers when WWF wouldn't even consider it.

  78. Tokyo Inooshi
    Tokyo Inooshi
    2 muaj më parë

    What is this remix of Great Muta music???

  79. Digga Dirt
    Digga Dirt
    2 muaj më parë

    12:46 that ref looks like Saul Goodman!

  80. Ronnie McKinney
    Ronnie McKinney
    2 muaj më parë

    I remember the Great Muta feuding with Sting and Ric Flair. These were classic matches.

  81. Adam albright
    Adam albright
    2 muaj më parë

    Awesome video. Cudos to you both. In the picture of young Muta & Chono in the NJPW dojo, I bet one of the other guys is Liger with his mask off.

  82. toag
    2 muaj më parë

    Chono debut vs Muta.... Somewhere a young Yamasaki Honsei face began to sting and he didn't know why

  83. Vincente Baez
    Vincente Baez
    2 muaj më parë

    I need that remix of The Great Muta's first theme music. Where can I get?

  84. The Seeker
    The Seeker
    2 muaj më parë

    There was a fire in the thunder dome at the begithat Muta sprayed with his mist

  85. jason arce
    jason arce
    2 muaj më parë

    Puerto Rico is not country. It is a US territory. So he didn't win a belt at 3 different countries early on in his career. It definitely a world unto itself when it comes to professional wrestling.

  86. Chad Kerwin
    Chad Kerwin
    2 muaj më parë

    Muta was buried at Starrcade 89

  87. A R
    A R
    2 muaj më parë

    Muta was the first wrestler that made me cringe by doing a Dragon Screw.

  88. Kaos Kewenvoyouma
    Kaos Kewenvoyouma
    2 muaj më parë

    The Great Muta was one ov my favorites as a kid, it was always kool to see his different looks. His wrestling style looked strong and rough. One Ov The Greats.

    2 muaj më parë

    The Great Kabuki.....

  90. KV's Imagination
    KV's Imagination
    2 muaj më parë

    Muta was not just fast, he was sudden! He could be standing still, and then execute a maneuver will blistering speed! "0 to Ass Kicking in half a second!"

  91. Bobby Bananas
    Bobby Bananas
    2 muaj më parë

    Great video

  92. Jonathan Winston
    Jonathan Winston
    2 muaj më parë

    I hardly didn't know Muta, but he's really a competitor.

  93. Dimitri Nicomanis
    Dimitri Nicomanis
    2 muaj më parë

    I think it's great you've got to a point where you are collaborating with great content creators...but, this is the only video of yours I haven't watched to the end. I much prefer to listen to you rather than you plus someone else. Your content and style is so awesome that it really doesn't need anyone else! But hey, I'm just one guy with an opinion! Keep doing what you're doing cos your one of my all time favourite channels!

  94. Brandon Page
    Brandon Page
    2 muaj më parë

    Can't wait for the NWO Japan video.

  95. Jonny Pee
    Jonny Pee
    2 muaj më parë

    I always tried to figure out whoTensai in WWE was trying to copy in his entrance wardrobe. It would of been awesome to see Muta as a surprise in the Royal Rumble.

  96. PJ Taintz
    PJ Taintz
    2 muaj më parë

    I watched this video mainly hoping to see more about the dark carnival and you laughed and ignored it. That was a great time

  97. Ed Kelly
    Ed Kelly
    2 muaj më parë

    He was awesome.. One of a kind in squared circle

  98. Arvelle Whitaker
    Arvelle Whitaker
    2 muaj më parë

    geezuz......the dark age of WCW makes me cry. Muta captured my imagination as a kid, but seeing what wrestling became in the 2000s just makes me sad.

  99. Corporate Gamer
    Corporate Gamer
    2 muaj më parë

    Dave Knows Wrestling has a new follower. Very very good content, just like this channel.

  100. mrf19741
    2 muaj më parë

    The Great Muta is one of my Favorite Wrestlers of All-time! Between his innovative moves, his facepaint, his masks & ring wear, devil may care attitude, and the mist, he was the complete package!