Jushin “Thunder” Liger made history this past weekend when he appeared on NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, and took on Tyler Breeze. Liger in a WWE ring was something fans thought would never happen, and he picked up a big win to boot. Rumors began circulating that he might do more work with WWE and stick around a while. Could he be on the card for the huge WWE Network special at Madison Square Garden in October?
As reported by Cageside Seats, WWE did play host to a number of stars from New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) over the SummerSlam weekend. Some kind of working agreement was thought to be put in place, but nothing was ever confirmed.
Liger always said he would be happy to work more with WWE, but only if NJPW approved of it.
At NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, Jushin “Thunder” Liger got a huge ovation from the fans, and the match went over rather well. This was not just huge for WWE and NJPW, but it was big for Tyler Breeze, as well.
Then, rumors started floating around that Liger had a WWE deal that was similar to the original one for Samoa Joe. Before Joe signed a full-time contract, he had a deal in place that allowed him to work some other dates and jobs.
Now, the stipulation is that Samoa Joe won’t work any other televised jobs, and it is believed Liger has a similar deal with WWE and NXT.
Speculators believe Liger is going to show up and wrestle at the huge WWE Network Special at Madison Square Garden in the beginning of October. While some of the matches are announced, they will likely undergo a number of changes after Night of Champions.
Jushin “Thunder” Liger is not going to be on that card. Putting the rumors to rest, WrestleZone reports that on October 3, Liger is scheduled to appear for Revolution Pro in the UK. On that evening, he is scheduled to face off with AJ Styles.
It’s quite possible the Japanese wrestling legend could appear in a WWE ring again before too long. However, he is 50-years-old, and his career may not last much longer. Jushin “Thunder” Liger is one of the biggest names in NJPW and all of wrestling, but a career can only last so long. Whether he ends up in NXT again or at a WWE event in the future, fans are hopeful for a chance to see him perform again.
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