• Old School Wrestling Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WCW & Puroresu (Japanese Wrestling) Legend Jushin “Thunder” Liger (Real name: Keiichi Yamada) turns 54 today.
Liger is considered a professional wrestling legend everywhere on the planet and he’s one of the very few 80s Wrestlers, who is still active in the ring on a regular basis in 2018.
Old School Wrestling fans of the 90s probably remember his appearances for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996 & 1999.
Those few of you who still watch modern day PG-era wrestling might remember his short 2015 WWE stint, when he wrestled at ‘NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn’.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUSHIN LIGER!
• Reason Behind Stable Breaking Up On SmackDown This Week
As seen on this week’s SmackDown Live, the “Showbar” stable broke up after SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro) told Big Show that they don’t need him anymore and blamed him for their loss in the Thanksgiving Feast Fight against The New Day.
This led to Big Show punching Cesaro and possibly being written off WWE TV for the time being.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Big Show being split from The Bar might have to do with a possible injury.
As we noted before, Big Show was asked about retirement during an interview with TMZ Sports and Big Show noted that he tweaked a hamstring during his match last week:
“No, I’m still good. I mean, I tweaked a hamstring last week so I’m a little sore, but other than that, no.
I’m having fun. I signed a new deal last year. I got a couple of years left, I’m having fun.
We’ll evaluate in a couple of years.”