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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: 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
Doctor Rags wrote on 05.11.2015:
[10.0] "To paraphrase a line from Pulp Fiction, there are Liger people and there are Tiger Mask people. Liger people can like Tiger Mask and Tiger Mask people can like Liger, but nobody likes them both the same. I'm a Jushin Liger guy. Liger is, hands down, the very best of the junior heavyweight (or cruiserweight, whatever you wanna call 'em) style wrestlers... ever."
Danny4612 wrote on 04.11.2015:
[10.0] "With all due respect to the all the great Cruiserweights, Junior-Heavyweights, Light-Heavyweights, whatever you call them, like Billy Kidman, Brian Pillman, Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, Dynamite Kid, Eddie Guerrero, El Samurai, Great Sasuke, Juventud Guerrera, Koji Kanemoto, Rey Mysterio Jr. , Shinjiro Ohtani, Tiger Mask I, Último Dragón etc... To me Jushin Liger is the best ever in terms of impact and ring work. He is also one of the 10 best ring workers in the history of the business."
Tamer wrote on 08.10.2015:
[10.0] "A true legend of the business. Became a mainstay in the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship picture and won the prestigious prize a historic 11 times, an innovator of high flying."
miguelsalo wrote on 30.08.2015:
[10.0] "Dieser Mann lebt fürs Wrestling. Er ist anscheinend im Ring geboren und wird wohl auch dort sterben! Er ist schon so alt und workt trotzdem noch so oft Matches die durchaus immer solide sind! Riesen Respekt!"
ECW Chairman wrote on 28.06.2015:
[9.0] "Jushin is really one of icons of pro-wrestling. Has a strong technique and interesting gimmick he is one of greatest stars ever."
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."

Current Total Rating
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Number of comments: 108
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Average Rating: 9.64
Average in 2015: 9.87
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: 9.50
Average in 2007: 9.68

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