NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING

PROFILE

Jyushin Thunder Liger

UNIT

NJPW main unit 

HEIGHT

170cm 

WEIGHT

95kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

24 Apr 1989 

Jyushin Thunder Liger
HEIGHT
170cm 
WEIGHT
95kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
24 Apr 1989 
PLACE OF BIRTH
'Mr. Go Nagai’ House 
BLOOD TYPE
AB 
DEBUT
24 Apr 1989 
FINISH HOLD

Vertical brainbuster,Liger Bomb, Romero special (Mexican surfboard), Shotei, Flying Body-scissors drop

 
THEME SONG
Ikari no Jushin 
TWITTER
@Liger_NJPW 

BIOGRAPHY

A living legend and role model to many of today’s wrestlers. He made his first appearance in NJPW as Liger in 1989, at the first ever wrestling event inside the Tokyo Dome. Displaying strength usually seen in Heavyweight contenders, he has been a long-standing superstar in the Jr. Heavyweight division, while having some memorable contests with legendary heavyweights like Shinya Hashimoto. His techniques have inspired many around the world and impacted the way pro wrestling has evolved to this day. Among his many accomplishments, he holds the record for most IWGP Jr. Heavyweight titles won at 11.

While one of the most active performers on the NJPW roster with regular excursions all over the world, Liger has also been selfless with his experience and knowledge, taking an active role in the development of new wrestlers; so much so that he still has a room reserved for him at the New Japan Dojo well over 30 years after his graduation. In 2019, after a 47th Anniversary event loss to IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori, Liger announced that he would retire in the same arena that he debuted in- the Tokyo Dome- in January 2020.

Liger seemed to be heading to a fairytale retirement, but Minoru Suzuki stood in his way. Bringing up his Pancrase MMA fight against Liger back in 2002 as the origin of his disdain for Liger, Suzuki would repeatedly assault the legend. This happened until Liger voluntarily de-masked to reveal Kishin Liger, his fierce, violent form. Nevertheless, Suzuki continued to push events past the point of no return, until Liger threatened to kill the King at King of Pro Wrestling in October. After a hard fought match, Suzuki won, and bowed his head to the Living Legend in a rare mark of respect. 

Now Liger heads toward two retirement matches January 4&5 at Wrestle Kingdom 14, and a retirement ceremony January 6 at New Year Dash!! 

A living legend and role model to many of today’s wrestlers. He made his first appearance in NJPW as Liger in 1989, at the first ever wrestling event inside the Tokyo Dome. Displaying strength usually seen in Heavyweight contenders, he has been a long-standing superstar in the Jr. Heavyweight division, while having some memorable contests with legendary heavyweights like Shinya Hashimoto. His techniques have inspired many around the world and impacted the way pro wrestling has evolved to this day. Among his many accomplishments, he holds the record for most IWGP Jr. Heavyweight titles won at 11.

While one of the most active performers on the NJPW roster with regular excursions all over the world, Liger has also been selfless with his experience and knowledge, taking an active role in the development of new wrestlers; so much so that he still has a room reserved for him at the New Japan Dojo well over 30 years after his graduation. In 2019, after a 47th Anniversary event loss to IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori, Liger announced that he would retire in the same arena that he debuted in- the Tokyo Dome- in January 2020.

Liger seemed to be heading to a fairytale retirement, but Minoru Suzuki stood in his way. Bringing up his Pancrase MMA fight against Liger back in 2002 as the origin of his disdain for Liger, Suzuki would repeatedly assault the legend. This happened until Liger voluntarily de-masked to reveal Kishin Liger, his fierce, violent form. Nevertheless, Suzuki continued to push events past the point of no return, until Liger threatened to kill the King at King of Pro Wrestling in October. After a hard fought match, Suzuki won, and bowed his head to the Living Legend in a rare mark of respect. 

Now Liger heads toward two retirement matches January 4&5 at Wrestle Kingdom 14, and a retirement ceremony January 6 at New Year Dash!! 

FINISH HOLD

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    Romero special

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