While the WWE Hall of Fame is usually for stars that mainly competed in WWE or WCW, sometimes exceptions will be made. Some legends transcend companies, and deserve to be honored. Few embodied this like Jushin Thunder Liger.
The Japanese Legend has just retired in a match in the Tokyo Dome in January ending his career while he still competes at a high level. He mainly appeared for this home of New Japan Pro Wrestling, but has some history with WWE.
Jushin Liger Competed In NXT One Time
At the first NXT Takeover Brooklyn, Liger was a special guest as he waged a war against then top star of the brand, Tyler Breeze. This match will always stand out as an oddity, as you rarely see situations like this. The only other one off appearance like this which comes to mind is when Mickie James faced Asuka at NXT Takeover Toronto, but James is a former WWE star.
Liger also had a role in WCW, where he helped to define the signature Cruiserweight Division, and had fantastic and timeless matches with the likes of Brian Pillman and Rey Mysterio.
His Legacy In NJPW
He helped define the style, won numerous tournaments, had a role in booking some of the best angles of the 90’s, and helps train the new breed to talent in the NJPW dojo.
His signature look is one that is instantly recognizable to any fan who ever looked outside the walls of WWE. His mask is among the most iconic in wrestling history, and belongs alongside the masks of legends like El Santo.
Between his occasional appearances in WWE & WCW, and his massive legacy in wrestling as a whole, there is no argument to Liger deserving his place amongst legends. His induction will help to put some more eyes on wrestling as a whole, and it could introduce new fans to his incredible backlog. There is no downsides to him going in.
Do you agree with Jushin Liger entering the WWE Hall Of Fame, or has he not done enough for the company to be inducted? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.
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