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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: 49 years
Real name: Keiichi Yamada
Birthday: 30.11.1964
Birthplace: Hiroshima, Japan
Sex: 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: 30 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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- wurde 1982 vom New Japan Dojo aufgrund seiner Körpergröße abgelehnt obwohl er beim Probetraining überzeugte, ging daraufhin auf eigene Faust nach Mexiko um Wrestler zu werden, erweckte dort die Aufmerksamkeit des NJPW-Office und wurde ins Dojo aufgenommen
- erfand im August 1987 die Shooting Star Press
- das "Jushin Liger"-Gimmick wurde der gleichnamigen japanischen Cartoon Serie entliehen
- bestritt gegen Brian Pillman das erste Match von WCW Monday Nitro
- hat als Matchmaker der Junior Heavyweight Divison die Super J Crown organisiert, bei der acht Titel vereinigt wurden
- ist seit der Entfernung eines gutartigen Hirntumors auf dem rechten Ohr taub
- bestritt seinen einzigen MMA Kampf gegen Minoru Suzuki und war gleichzeitig dessen letzter MMA Gegner
# Date Promotion Title Type Forum
1 28.03.2013, 23:06 Extreme Rising Independent: Extreme Rising vor dem Ende?, Jushin Thunder Liger kehrt in die USA zurück Neuigkeiten
2 23.11.2009, 12:57 New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPW: Super J Cup Teilnehmerfeld fast komplett Neuigkeiten
3 02.11.2009, 23:13 New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPW: Super J Cup im Dezember Neuigkeiten Discussion
Latest comments of the CAGEMATCH inmates
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."
SuperDragon wrote on 06.03.2014:
[10.0] "One of the icons of NJPW. I think he deserved to be in second place in the rating, even with all due respect to Paul Hayman"
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)."
version1 wrote on 18.10.2013:
[9.0] "Liger is possibly most unique luchador i've ever seen. With his thrilling highflyer moves, cool matches and incredible charisma, he really can entertain the audience."

9.56
Current Total Rating
Valid Votes: 265
Number of comments: 90
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Average Rating: 9.59
Average in 2014: 9.85
Average in 2013: 9.56
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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