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Jushin Thunder Liger


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: 51 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)
Play-by-Play Commentator
Beginning of in-ring career: 03.03.1984
In-ring experience: 32 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
Roman2Dope wrote on 23.07.2016:
[10.0] "I really do like this guy the charisma this gut has, his connect with all different types of wrestling fans is amazing. His countless 5 star matches with younger talent putting them over winning or losing is some that needs to be respected. Liger will go down as one of the all time greatest talents of all time. Defiantly ahead of his time."
IAmOdie wrote on 10.07.2016:
[10.0] "I don't understand how one could rate him below 8. 0, or even 8. 0 itself. Liger is one of those wrestlers who not only have strength, but also agility. And this guy, without a doubt, has quite durability and stamina. What makes his matches interesting is his technical capability, I love how this guy can put quite a number of submissions. And finally his ultimately epic costume."
SmoothS wrote on 04.06.2016:
[10.0] "Jushin Thunder Liger has been in the game of professional wrestling since 1984, took up the famous gimmick of a Japanese Anime Superhero in 1989, and to this day can still preform solidly in the ring and put on one of the best matches of the night in his 50's, he is amazing. Not too many have aged this well in ring years such as he, and off the top of my head based on what I have seen, I can only think of legends such as The Undertaker, Lou Thesz, & The "Great Muta" Keiji Mutoh who can claim such a thing. From 1989-1994, Liger completely dominated Wrestling Observer's awards for Best Technical Wrestler, Best Flying Wrestler & Most Outstanding Wrestler, thus proving how good he is and has held championships all over the world and is a record 11x IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion (It will be a VERY long time before this record is ever broken). His matches & rivalries with Chris Benoit, Ultimo Dragon, Brian Pillman, El Samurai, Shinjiro Otani, Naoki Sano, Great Sasake, Owen Hart, The Great Muta, Koji Kanemoto, etc. will always stand the test of time as classics. He is one of the greatest & most important "Small Man" wrestlers to ever step in a wrestling ring."
Awesome1 wrote on 14.05.2016:
[10.0] "if you have never watched Japanese Wrestling before you will only know the a couple of them including Jushin Thunder Liger. His image is so well known and he is easily the top 3 cruiserweights of all time"
Mizzle Assault Ant wrote on 09.05.2016:
[10.0] "All time great, no question. Innovative flier but perhaps even better on the mat, a masterful technician whose influence can be seen tremendously on multiple generations of workers. Still putting out good matches to this day, incredible longevity. Honestly one of the best to ever lace up, just amazing."
TheGreatSasuke4 wrote on 05.05.2016:
[10.0] "No clue why his rating's dropping. Just because he's putting over younger guys and is in opening matches? Come on."
killowenskill wrote on 20.04.2016:
[7.0] "A little bit overrated. Of course, a terrific wrestler, an innovator, but not considered as its main Japanese star. Although thank him very much for such a wonderful reception, which is one of the most beautiful, although there are no special maneuvers. Yes I'm talking about Shooting Star Press, great move."
meatrockit83 wrote on 17.04.2016:
[10.0] "Jushin Thunder Liger is the greatest junior heavyweight to have every lived, and that is not up for debate. His body of work says it all."
Dodododooooooooooo wrote on 30.03.2016:
[2.0] "I Gave Him A 2 Even Though The System Wouldn't Let Me, This Is The Third Time I've Tried To Post This Comment But I Dont See Anything So Good About Him, I Think He Is Overrated, The Attire Looks Too Bulky To Wrestler In And He Deserves To Be In A Cartoon, Not A Wrestling Buisness He's Wrestled To Long Guys (And Girls) Give Him A Break."
AJ-P1 wrote on 20.02.2016:
[10.0] "One of the greatest in the history of pro-wrestling. Jushin is in the top 3 biggest stars in the history of NJPW. in my opinion, the best high flyer history."

Current Total Rating
Valid Votes: 413
Number of comments: 123
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8.0 48x
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Average Rating: 9.60
Average in 2016: 9.43
Average in 2015: 9.90
Average in 2014: 9.96
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: 9.49
Average in 2007: 9.68

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