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Jushin Thunder Liger Farewell Thread
« on: December 30, 2019, 11:28:02 PM »
I think its deserving of its own thread outside of the puroresu one.

We're just five days away from the end of the legendary career of perhaps the greatest junior heavyweight of all time. I think thing that strikes me most is how he ended his career the right way by working with young guys and putting over the next generation on the back half of his career.

And he's still a hell of a worker for his age and capable of busting out the occasional genuinely great match. Which I think very very few workers in their fifties could ever say.

He definitely will be missed and I don't think there will be many dry eyes in the house during his retirement ceremony at New Year's Dash next Monday.

Discuss your favorite Liger matches, moments (and alter egos) ITT

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Re: Jushin Thunder Liger Farewell Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2019, 12:07:57 AM »
He (alongside Great Muta) was one of the first Japanese wrestlers I was really aware of, especially thanks to stuff like the '94 Super J Cup and then I started deep diving into his late 80s and early 90s work. I haven't really seen any of his work beyond 2006/2007 but a lot of the 80s/90s stuff is just so choice and he could work with a lot of different talent and styles.

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Re: Jushin Thunder Liger Farewell Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2019, 01:36:06 AM »
Liger has never been one of my favorites, but he's of a handful of 90s puro legends where I agree with every ounce of praise. I've never seen him have a bad match (unless Russo was near it and that doesn't count) and even his weaker ones are filled with fun sequences and his own great personality.

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Re: Jushin Thunder Liger Farewell Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 10:02:20 AM »

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Re: Jushin Thunder Liger Farewell Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2020, 10:26:49 AM »
Liger is easily top 5 alltime to me. I'm glad he's retiring when he seems to still be in good shape and the fact he can still deliver great matches when called on at his age is amazing. His ability to adapt over the years and wrestle different styles and entertain crowds of so many different types is almost unmatched.

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Re: Jushin Thunder Liger Farewell Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2020, 02:13:07 AM »
GOAT RESPECT GOAT

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Re: Jushin Thunder Liger Farewell Thread
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2020, 02:32:08 AM »
I got into wrestling in 1991. Jushin Liger with his ability and look was a favorite in WCW at the time. To a ten year old kid he was just cool. I honestly don't know much about his career post-'96 or so but he's obviously an all time great.

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Re: Jushin Thunder Liger Farewell Thread
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2020, 06:32:58 AM »

how many people get honoured by Arby's? A legend for all seasons.

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Re: Jushin Thunder Liger Farewell Thread
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2020, 06:47:51 AM »

how many people get honoured by Arby's? A legend for all seasons.


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Re: Jushin Thunder Liger Farewell Thread
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2020, 09:30:48 AM »

bah gawd

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Re: Jushin Thunder Liger Farewell Thread
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2020, 09:35:24 AM »
Did we really need to post Arby's tribute to Liger three times in one thread?

Yes, yes we did.

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Re: Jushin Thunder Liger Farewell Thread
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2020, 01:12:56 PM »

Wrestlers need to be billed as "colorful extroverts" again.

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Re: Jushin Thunder Liger Farewell Thread
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2020, 01:30:51 PM »
We just got done recording the next episode of my Not Ready for Prime Time podcast and watched Liger vs. Ultimo Dragon from the Dome in 97 and Liger vs. Hayabusa from Super J Cup 94 for it.

Gonna miss Liger.

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Re: Jushin Thunder Liger Farewell Thread
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2020, 03:19:03 AM »

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Re: Jushin Thunder Liger Farewell Thread
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2020, 03:27:27 AM »
damn the hair's not real? Talk about looking behind the curtain.

also, spoiler from the show earlier today:

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I can't believe a guy can be that big, and jump around like he does what a great athlete!

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Re: Jushin Thunder Liger Farewell Thread
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2020, 03:28:08 AM »


i don't really know much about rasslin these days but this is pretty sweet.

I'm seriously mindblown, that is some serious artistry. You think michaelangelo could have painted the sistene chapel with some fuckin arby's sauce hell nah he probably wouldn't even be able to eat it


I can't believe a guy can be that big, and jump around like he does what a great athlete!

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Re: Jushin Thunder Liger Farewell Thread
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2020, 05:05:20 AM »

Liger and Tiger Mask's adventures in retirement should be a sitcom on NJPW World.

To no one's surprise, Liger went out like a total pro. Not only did he put Hiromu over like a champ but he jobbed in the eight men legends tag. I don't think anyone would've faulted him for using Night 1 for one last victory lap but he decided to put over the one dude in the match who is still an active competitor for NJPW. I thought that was cool as hell.

We'll miss ya, Liger!