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Jushin Thunder Liger

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Also known as Jushin Liger, Keiichi Yamada, Kishin Liger, Masked CTU-G, Fuji Yamada

Current gimmick: Jushin Thunder Liger
Promotion: New Japan Pro Wrestling
Age: 50 years
Birthplace: Hiroshima, Japan
Gender: male
Height: 5' 7" (170 cm)
Weight: 202 lbs (92 kg)
Background in sports: Ringen
Alter egos: Fuji Yamada
Jushin Liger
Jushin Thunder Liger
Keiichi Yamada
Kishin Liger
Masked CTU-G
Roles: Singles Wrestler (1984 - today)
Tag Team Wrestler (1984 - today)
Booker
Play-by-Play Commentator
Beginning of in-ring career: 03.03.1984
In-ring experience: 31 years
Wrestling style: Techniker, High Flyer
Trainer: Kotetsu Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Tatsumi Fujinami, Tokyo Joe & NJPW Dojo
Nickname(s): "Shooting Star"
Trademark holds: Brainbuster, Koppo Kick, Liger Bomb, Romero Special, Shotei, Shooting Star Press, Crash Thunder Buster
Jushin Thunder Liger
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Latest comments of the CAGEMATCH inmates
wwefan534 wrote on 30.05.2015:
[6.0] "Most of his career has been in Japan but he did pop up in WCW a few times. Very good in the ring and I like the costume. Wish he would have spent more time in the U. S."
GuruCrack wrote on 22.05.2015:
[8.0] "Very solid in-ring performer, Seen matches of Liger's from the 90's and even a few up to a few years ago and the guy is a good athlete and has always been a good in-ring performer to watch. I am sure I am not the only one hes impressed."
kfordesque wrote on 09.04.2015:
[9.0] "He's Jushin Thunder Liger! What can you say that hasn't been said? Ground breaking worker. I only take a slight point off because I think he may have pushed himself slightly past a reasonable point of wrestling age wise. Still, he is a true legend in the larger sense."
eldenaaaaa wrote on 02.03.2015:
[10.0] "Let's be honest, the man was a legend before 2000. Since 2000, he has worked for every major wrestling company in America (outside of WWE) and Japan. Dream matches and accolades galore. Just turning 50, Liger is still going!"
JMTheBadOne wrote on 02.12.2014:
[10.0] "Because Japan takes their weight classes super seriously, Jushin Thunder Liger was never in line to be a successor for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. However, he remains the most prolific Junior Heavyweight Champion that the country has arguably ever produced. Liger's image is known to North American wrestling fans, where he's known to go on excursions to help talent develop. His style and persona are genuinely one of a kind."
Phenomenal91 wrote on 04.10.2014:
[10.0] "It's very appropriate that his character is an anime superhero, because this guy is capable of doing things that no other human could possibly do. What's more, he's been doing this for 30 years and is showing no signs of slowing down. He could still clean up in a major company, and I hope he does soon."
B Dazzle 96 wrote on 07.07.2014:
[10.0] "Jushin is a great wrestler. One of the best Jr. Heavyweights in the business. He is a staple of Japanese wrestling & pro wrestling in general."
CJ Dusk wrote on 09.02.2014:
[10.0] "Move for move one of the best wrestlers of all time and maybe the best Jr Heavyweight ever."
Yoyo wrote on 01.01.2014:
[10.0] "To say he's the greatest Jr. Heavyweight is an understatement; he's one of the best ever regardless of weight classes."
JourneybyTrain wrote on 21.12.2013:
[6.0] "Jushin Liger is a good junior heavyweight but I fail to see the brilliance of mediocre mat wrestling for 10 minutes followed by a missile dropkick. Still he's very consistent, versatile and has produced a couple of great matches (vs. Sano and the NJ/NOAH feud)."

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Valid Votes: 303
Number of comments: 101
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Average Rating: 9.60
Average in 2015: 9.68
Average in 2014: 9.92
Average in 2013: 9.60
Average in 2012: 9.75
Average in 2011: 9.16
Average in 2010: 9.31
Average in 2009: 9.35
Average in 2008: 9.50
Average in 2007: 9.68

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