The Many
Faces of Mutoh
Great Muta vs. Randy Rose
on May 20th, 1989

Event: NWA/WCW World Wide Wrestling
Location: Unknown
Attendance:  Unknown

Muta attacks Rose to start the match and throws him out of the ring. Muta throws Rose into the guard rail and slides him back into the ring. Back in the ring, Irish whip by Muta but Rose hits a crossbody for a two count. Lariat by Rose and he hits a scoop slam. Muta rolls out of the ring to re-group but returns after a moment, side headlock takedown by Muta, Rose Irish whips out of it but Muta shoulderblocks him down. Muta goes off the ropes but Rose hits an armdrag. Rose holds the armbar on the mat, Muta gets back to his feet and rakes Rose in the eyes. Muta punches Rose in the corner, snapmare, and he hits the Flashing Elbow. Leg drop by Muta and he punches Rose in the face. Muta kicks Rose in the corner and chokes him with his boot. Irish whip by Muta and he delivers the Space Rolling Elbow. Vertical suplex by Muta, cover, but it only gets a two count. Back up, punches by Rose, Irish whip, and he hits a back bodydrop. Leg drop by Rose, he picks up Muta and slams him near the corner. Rose goes up to the top turnbuckle but Rose rolls out of the way of the body splash. Rib breaker by Muta, he goes up top and nails the moonsault! Your winner: Great Muta

Match Thoughts: A more back and forth match than usual for Muta in early WCW, but at this point probably good to show that he is more than just a squash machine. Randy Rose was part of the "original" Midnight Express if his name rings a bell, and clearly he had more experience than the bulk of the wrestlers Muta has been up against. A pretty standard match but nothing offensive. Score: 5.0

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