“‘There is no limiting the heights achieved by a hard-working man’
Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger may stand only 5’7”, but this incredible athlete is a giant in the eyes of the wrestling world for his explosive high-risk aerial moves that have thrilled and awed fans worldwide.
The former World light heavyweight champion (he weighs in at 216 pounds - mask included!) has an extensive repertoire of breathtaking maneuvers that frequently includes such stunners as a high-speed mid-air somersault that finds him landing back-first on his opponent, and a moonsault (reverse somersault) from the top rope to the arena floor!
A native of Hiroshima, Japan, Liger (the name is derived from the combination of lion and tiger) has been a pro for nearly a full decade. The miracle of his success, aside from the unbelievable style he demonstrates in each match, is that he has yet to suffer a career-threatening injury — a testament to his timing and athleticism.”
I believe that’s the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship in Liger’s arms there. Liger is still ranked number one in the number of title reigns with that particular championship (eleven total) AND the number of combined days held (2245 overall).