Magazine Quickie: Weekly Gong [September 24th, 1998]

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Masahiro Chono and Great Muta Pose with Fans – Weekly Gong [September 24th, 1998]
A brief look at the nWo Japan article from a Japanese wrestling mag I got through a trading group on Facebook. Don’t have a bunch of these but always love checking out the photos that are included in them. Seems appropriate to post on the day of Wrestle Kingdom 10 where former WCW Alumni Yuji Nagata, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, and even Meng/Haku made an appearance on!

Nowadays though, neither Masahiro Chono or The Great Muta work with New Japan Pro Wrestling anymore. Chono has taken a role behind the scenes at All Japan Pro Wrestling while Muta founded his own promotion in 2013 called Wrestle-1. If you’ve been paying attention over the past couple of years, you might’ve caught Muta representing his Wrestle-1 company on various TNA cards.

Guess he’s one of the final NWA/WCW holdouts never to have worked in the WWE. Here’s to hoping for an appearance sometime in the new year!

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