Jushin Thunder Liger Set To Retire In January
Japanese wrestling legend Jushin Thunder Liger announced he will retire this coming January at the Tokyo Dome.
In a press conference earlier today, Liger stated “Thank you for joining me here. I will retire next January at the Tokyo Dome.” according to a translated Tweet
Liger has found success in wrestling promotions worldwide including New Japan Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Noah, Ring Of Honor, Dragon Gate, and World Championship Wrestling.
Liger worked briefly with WWE in 1990, at the Wrestling Summit event at the Tokyo Dome. The event was co-produced by NJPW and AJPW.
In 2015, WWE worked out a deal with NJPW to bring Liger in for a special appearance at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn. He went on to defeat Tyler Breeze at that event.
After wrestling for over 35 years, Liger has decided his time has come. In recent years, he has worked extensively with New Japan Pro Wrestling, as well as making special appearances for Ring Of Honor, and Revolution Pro Wrestling.