Surprising result from New Japan

 For the Puro fans out there, there was a stunning result from New Japan's show today


Keiji Muto beats Shinsuke Nakamura (c) (22 Minutes) with a Moonsault to become the 49th IWGP Heavyweight Champion


After beating Kurt Angle to become the undisputed IWGP champ, it's pretty surprising to me to see them job him to Mutoh, who doesn't even work for New Japan



Would have been cooler if he beat him as the Great Muta too


 

Mutoh is most likely on an unofficial "retirement" tour, or a "pre-retirement" tour, so he'll win quite a few belts in the next 12 months, drop most of them, have his official tour, and then bow out gracefully.