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Match changes for the Budokan show

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Singles match now

While Daiki Inaba is moved to where Junta was

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A lot of people seem to think that Mutoh is winning the belt here, but I hope NOAH realizes this is not the way go.

Having your company ace lose to a barely mobile 58-year old is not how you grow your company, even if that 58-year old is one of the biggest legends of the sport without doubt. That's a WWE-style move and even in the corny cartoony sports-entertainment world of WWE this is barely acceptable, but at least there you expect this kind of stuff.

Sure, it would create some headlines, but in terms of actually establishing yourselves as the No. 2 promotion in Japan and as a serious alternative to New Japan, this would be a huge step backwards instead of forwards in my opinion.

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Current Mutoh gives the same in-ring performance as Vince McMahon that time he blew out both his quads getting into the ring.

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Most people in Japan are fine with Muto, he also put on a good match with Kaito.  M.Suzuki in NJPW is 52 and is still good, so in this day and age with stem cells and rapid advances in healthcare, age shouldn't matter much unless you are around 70 to 100.

Still I expect Go to win because of the booking patterns, but who knows really.

Muto can always go win the National belt instead later.

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Minoru Suzuki was a GHC Heavyweight Champion at 47 and isn't even the oldest-ever champion, cause god damn I forgot Takashi Sugiura is currently 50 so he was champ at 48. To put all this in perspective, Bob Backlund was 45 when he beat Bret, Hogan was 48 when he went over HHH, Ric Flair's final reign was at 51, Terry Funk was the ECW champ at 52, the recent Goldberg shit @ 53. The oldest IWGP and Triple Crown champ was Tenryu at 49 and 51, respectively. I think the next-oldest people to ever hold the IWGP and TC max out at 46 years old, a group including ... *pretends to check my notes* Keiji Mutoh, twelve years ago.

Mutoh winning at 58 is absurd and I can't think of any obvious precedent.

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Mil Mascaras for AJPW Junior Champ. He's never had it! 

Note: I wouldn't do the Mutoh thing myself but either way don't care, I'm just trying to be funny

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I just can't see how Mutoh winning and I assume then losing to Kaito down the line helps anyone. Go has had such a great reign, they need to end it right. The whole "I am Noah" shtick looks awful if he taps out to Mutoh's figure four.

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Somebody on Japanese twitter said the new logo looks like an arc sailing towards you.

The new graphics for vs screens 

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New big screen

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The giant Japanese flag is on above.

Probably expect spots or moves on the ramp like the old days.

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Some spoilers:

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Atsushi Kotoge vs the new GHC Jr. Heavyweight Champion Seiki Yoshioka is next.

Kenoh retained and became the strongest.

Muto won! 

Kaito Kiyomiya challenged Muto to a title match after Muto's victory in the main event, but Muto left the ring without answering..

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