Jushin Liger Says He’s Not Interested in Ending His Career on a “Sad Note”, and More


During Monday’s New Japan Pro Wrestling press conference, Jushin Liger commented on his decision to retire at Wrestle Kingdom 14, and more. You can check out some highlights from the presser below:

On Retiring: “Well, I don’t want to end my career on a sad note. I want it to be a happy occasion and have it be a show. Tatsumi Fujinami is the reason I became a pro wrestler, and having fought each other and with each other so many times, adding Sasuke in there makes for something new as a tag team. On the other side, with guys like Otani and Takaiwa, I think we can tear into each other and it’ll be a lot of fun. To be honest, I don’t have many feelings about all this yet, but I think whatever happens, the retirement ceremony will be quieter, so I want to have retirement matches that have everyone on their feet cheering”

On Convincing El Samurai To Corner Him: “I kept on telling him that he should wrestle, but for whatever reason he refused. He was my partner for such a long time though it really wouldn’t be the same if he wasn’t involved, so when it came to the question of having seconds or not with us, I asked him to be mine and he finally caved in and accepted. So to be teaming with the guy who got me into wrestling, old partners, new partners, people I’ve fought against and with, I’m really really happy.”

Liger will team with Tatsumi Fujinami, The Great Sasuke and Tiger Mask to take on Naoki Sano, Shinjiro Ootani, Tatsuhito Takaiwa and Ryusuke Taguchi on January 4th.

Championship Wrestling From Hollywood sent out the following press release earlier today:

Hollywood, CA (October 15, 2019) – Starting Saturday October 26th at 2PM Bilingual Television Network LATV premieres Championship Wrestling from Hollywood in a back to back, two hour block in both English and Spanish. “If you’ve been a fan of CWFH you know we’ve been on the air for 9 years but what you may not know if we’ve been producing a Spanish language version of the program for about 3 years. That version of the show has had small distribution, but today with the announcement of LATV we’ve been able to gain and additional 40% of Spanish speaking homes. Our goal with this partnership is introduce our style of wrestling programming to the 3rd and 4th generation of Hispanic Youths who may not be fluent in Spanish, but celebrate their culture and heritage. LATV also brings Los Angeles television station KVMD. This is very important to us because Southern California is our home base. We look forward to a great relationship with LATV!” said CWFH Executive Producer David Marquez.

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