Big ​Backstage Update – Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger Coming To WWE For The NXT Takeover: Brooklyn Event

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Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer

UPDATE: WWE.com has posted a profile on NJPW star Jushin Liger following the announcement that he will appear at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn. The profile touches on his history in Japan and his run in WCW, including winning the WCW Light Heavyweight Title from Brian Pillman in 1991. You can read it at the link.

In addition, New Japan has booked Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada and Kushida for the same night at ROH’s show, which is also in Brooklyn. Take the following vagary for what it’s worth, but a source notes that there are “other significant moves” involving NXT and ROH which do not involve New Japan that are “likely to become evident in short order.”

Stay tuned …..


ORIGINAL: New Japan Pro Wrestling is sending Japanese legend Jushin Thunder Liger to appear at the NXT Brooklyn event.


New Japan has Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada and Kushida appearing for the Ring Of Honor event, which is also taking place in Brooklyn, New York on the same night as the NXT show.

Liger vs. Tyler Breeze will take place at the NXT event, which is scheduled for August 22, 2015.

The company took to Twitter to confirm that Jushin “Thunger” Liger will appear at the show:

Another report from a fan in attendance at Thursday night’s NXT tapings revealed that Liger’s opponent will be Tyler Breeze, posting the following:


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