Wrestling fans around the world were shocked by the announcement that Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling will be running two joint shows in May of this year. The first will be “Global Wars” and will take place Saturday May 10th at the Ted Reeve Arena in Toronto, Canada. The second will be “War of the Worlds” on Saturday May 17th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. New Japan’s top wrestlers will be making the trip overseas for these massive events. Today we announce arguelably the most well known New Japan Pro Wrestling Star to American fans, and this is not his first time in Ring of Honor…
JUSHIN “THUNDER” LIGER
Liger has wrestled and beaten many of the top smaller wrestlers in both Japan and the United States, and is by many to be one of the greatest and most revolutionary junior heavyweights to ever step foot in a wrestling ring.
On November 5, 2004, Liger debuted in ROH headlining the “Weekend of Thunder” events to huge acclaim. ROH selected Bryan Danielson as Liger’s special opponent for that weekend. For Night 1, the two faced each other in a singles match, with Liger winning the highly competitive bout after a super brain buster.
On November 6, 2004 Night 2 would see a “dream tag-team” match in the main event. Liger chose then-ROH Champion Samoa Joe as his partner out of respect for Joe’s accomplishments as ROH World Champion, and Danielson selected Low Ki. Liger again came out on top, pinning Danielson with a Liger Bomb to win the match. Liger last saw ROH competition On January 29, 2010 at ROH’s debut event in Los Angeles, California when lost a non-title match to then ROH World Champion Austin Aries. It was Liger’s first ROH match in over five years, and his last until now.
You have two chances to see LIGER in North America again. Tickets are selling quickly, but seats are still available for “Global Wars” on Saturday May 10th. “War of the Worlds” on May 17th in New York City has SOLD OUT!. If you missed out on tickets, be sure to order “War of the Worlds” on VOD at rohwrestling.com the same week of the live show. You can’t miss these epic once in a lifetime events.
Previously Announced New Japan Pro Wrestling Stars
3/18/14 – Yujiro KUSHIDA
3/17/14 – Takaaki Watanabe
3/13/14 – Gedo & Jado
3/12/14 – “King of Strong Style” Shinsuke Nakamura
3/11/14 – Hiroshi Tanahashi
03/10/14 – “Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada