Japanese wrestling legend Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger was recently announced as one of the inductees into this years WWE Hall Of Fame.
The New Japan legend, who retired at this years ‘Wrestle Kingdom 14’ event, helped shape WCW’s Light heavyweight and Cruiserweight divisions, and even wrestled in the first match on the debut episode of ‘Nitro’ against, the late, Brian Pillman in 1995!!!
He also competed for WWE as apart of NXT’s ‘TakeOver: Brooklyn’ event, in 2015, defeating Tyler Breeze!!!
While to some Liger’s inclusion, in this years class, might seem odd but he has more right to be inducted than Abdullah The Butcher who never even had one match with WWE (and a pretty short run in WCW in the early 90’s) but he still got inducted in 2011!!!
Liger’s contribution to the business for the last 35 years has been phenomenal and it’s great that WWE have chosen to recognise such as well respected talent!!!