WWE announced on Twitter that Japanese Pro-Wrestling Legend Jushin “Thunder” Liger will compete at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn.
This is Jushin “Thunder” Liger’s 1st ever match in WWE and he will face Tyler Breeze on August 22. Here’s what WWE NXT account posted on Twitter: “BREAKING NEWS: @RealKingRegal announces International Superstar Jushin “Thunder” Liger will appear at #NXTTakeOver: Brooklyn. @WWE”.
WWE.com posted the following about him:
“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.
Don’t miss your chance to see a rare appearance in the United States from one of the most revered highfliers of all time! Tickets for NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn will be available this Saturday at 12 p.m. ET!”
You can watch Rey Mysterio vs. Jushin “Thunder” Liger from WCW Starrcade 1996 below: