NOAH Professional Wrestling held an emergency press conference on Tuesday. This had been announced the day before and speculation began to fly as to the nature of said conference. Keiji Mutō and Naomichi Marufuji from Alliance of M were announced as participating members. It was then that they announced that due to Keiji Muto’s hip injury, they would be vacating the GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. This came as a shock to many, considering they were in the midst of a strong reign.
Muto and Marufuji successfully defended the belts not too long ago against Manabu soy and Kenoh. The now former tag team champions also expressed their desire to take their team out into the world this year. So, it’s a bittersweet end to this reign. However, Keiji Muto vowed to return healthy and continue to pursue his dream in NOAH. Muto also stressed that he, not his doctors, will decide what happens next for him.
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GHC heavyweight tag team titles vacated
What’s next for the championships?
As of now, it’s unclear what will happen to the vacant belts. However, during this three-day period at Korakuen Hall, we should hear more about what Pro Wrestling NOAH plans to do with the GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. A smart route would be a tournament. This would give everyone on the roster a fair chance, but for now we have to wait and see.
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