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Great Muta announced to return at New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom 8

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New Japan Pro Wrestling announced on Sunday that Japanese wrestling legend the Great Muta
will return for a rare match at the company's Wrestle Kingdom 8 internet pay per view show on January 4th at the world famous Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. Muta will team with heavyweight Toru Yano to face former WWE Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin and Minoru Suzuiki in a tag team match. The match will be Muta's first NJPW match since 2008 when he competed at that year's Tokyo Dome show. Wrestle Kingdom 8 will air live worldwide on internet pay per view through Ustream.

Muta is one of the biggest wrestling stars to ever emerge from Japan. With his wild man persona and hard hitting in-ring style, broke over into the United States in the early 90's when he was a featured performer for the NWA and WCW. He has held dozens of championships including NJPW's IWGP World title.

Here is the rest of the announced matches on NJPW Wrestling Kingdom 8.

Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tomoaki Honma & Captain New Japan & Bushi vs. Tiger Mask & Jushin Liger & Manabu Nakanishi & Super Strong Machine

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 4-Way Match
The Young Bucks(c) vs. The Time Splitters vs. The Forever Hooliganz vs. Taichi & TAKA Michinoku

IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
Killer Elite Squad (c) vs. Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson

NWA World Championship
Rob Conway (c) vs. Satoshi Kojima

Kazushi Sakuraba & Yuji Nagata vs. Rolles & Daniel Gracie

No Pinfalls No Count Outs Matchs
Togi Makabe vs. Bad Luck Fale

Hirooki Goto vs. Katsuyori Shibata

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship
Prince Devitt (c) vs. Kota Ibushi

IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito

IWGP Intercontinental Championship
{Special guest observer Stan Hansen}
Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

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