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So, you know how every comic book has an arc where the heroes go to the future and we get to see all the crazy things that could be going on with our favorite characters? Like, oh, look, Storm and Wolverine are in love in Days Of Future Past…wacky! Well, I imagine a storyline in which every wrestling fan from 2003 is brought to 2015 and we learn that HHH is running the best Indie promotion. It’s hard to wrap my brain around.
A legend in his home country of Japan, Liger is an innovator of the high-flying, hard-hitting style that defined cruiserweight wrestling. A true aerial artist, he is not only credited with the invention of the Shooting Star Press, but is also a dangerous striker, known for his devastating shotei palm strikes.
He brought that style to America in the early 1990s with WCW, where he captured their Light Heavyweight Championship from Brian Pillman on Christmas 1991. Liger and Pillman went on to have a classic battle at SuperBrawl II that is regarded as one of the best cruiserweight matches ever. Liger returned to Japan for several years before coming back to WCW for the debut episode of Monday Nitro in 1995, again squaring off with Pillman in a thrilling affair.
A decorated champion in Japan, Mexico and the United States, Jushin “Thunder” Liger will appear in WWE for the first time ever at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday, Aug. 22.
His opponent? Tyler Breeze.
He could wrestle Mojo Rawley and I’d be dying to see it.