It has been quite a long time since the legendary Jushin “Thunder” Liger has graced the ROH ring. Back in November of 2004, Ring of Honor celebrated the “Weekend of Thunder” in Revere, MA and Elizabeth, NJ with two top-shelf matches featuring the multi-time champion. The first night in Massachusetts, Liger defeated “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson in singles competition and followed it up in New Jersey with a tag team victory when he and Samoa Joe beat Danielson & Low Ki. In the time since that historic weekend, Liger has continued the legendary career that earned him fame throughout the world, most recently competing in this year’s “Super J-Cup 5th Stage” where he ended up on the short end of the stick against Naomichi Marufuji. Now Liger returns to Ring of Honor for the first time in over five years when we head to Los Angeles on January 29, 2010 in conjunction with the Wrestle Reunion 4 convention!
ROH officials are happy to announce that we have come to terms on Liger’s match for January 29th and that his opponent will be none other than the ROH World Champion, Austin Aries. And to the shock of many, it was actually Aries who contacted ROH officials and demanded that he face the Japanese legend.
“So Jushin Liger is coming back to Ring of Honor and he needs an opponent,” said Aries. “Well look no further than “Mr. It”, “A Double”! Liger wants to waltz on in here and steal the champs’ thunder when MY company comes to Los Angeles. Well, it doesn’t work that way, kid! So I’m putting it out there right now, me and you Liger, one-on-one, but know that this is a test. Don’t presume you deserve a shot at MY Ring of Honor World Title. You may be a legend and a champion all around the world, but I frankly don’t think you can hang with me or half the cats in ROH and you certainly haven’t done anything to earn a shot at this gold. So let’s see if you have what it takes in L.A., shall we? Call it a “friendly scrimmage”, Liger, because you may be great, but you’re not the “Greatest Man That Ever Lived”.
So there you have it, it’ll be Austin Aries vs. Jushin “Thunder” Liger, January 29, 2010, Wrestle Reunion 4! Can Liger score a win over the champ in Non-Title action? Or will Aries once again back up that big mouth of his? Check out www.wrestlereunion.com for more information and to purchase tickets, and keep checking back here at www.rohwrestling.com for the latest news heading into ROH’s debut in LA!