Jushin Liger

  • Born: 11/30/1964 in Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Birthname: Yamada Keiichi
  • Height & Weight: 5'7", 209 Ib
Titles Won:
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship (11 times)
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (6 times) – with The Great Sasuke (1), El Samurai (1), Minoru Tanaka, (1), Koji Kanemoto (1), AKIRA (1), and Tiger Mask IV (1)
  • J-Crown

Throughout his career, which has spanned more than three decades, he has wrestled more than 2,500 matches and performed in major events for various promotions across the globe. He is frequently cited as one of the greatest and most revolutionary junior heavyweights of all time.

Notable Feuds

vs. Brian Pillman

vs. The Great Muta

Other Notable Achievements

NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

NWA World Welterweight Championship

UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship

WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship

WWF Light Heavyweight Championship

WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship

Top/Best of the Super Juniors (1992, 1994, 2001)

G1 Climax Junior Heavyweight Tag League (2001) – with El Samurai

Naeba Cup Tag Tournament (2001) – with Yuji Nagata

Young Lion Cup

GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship

GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship – Tiger Mask IV

NTV G+ Cup Junior Heavyweight Tag League (2013) – Tiger Mask IV

All-Star Promotions World Heavy Middleweight Championship (2 times)

CMLL Universal Championship (2010)

CMLL World Middleweight Championship

CMLL World Tag Team Championship – with Hiroshi Tanahashi

Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Championship

JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship

Michinoku Pro Wrestling / North Eastern Wrestling British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

Super J Cup (2000)

Osaka Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championship – with Takehiro Murahama

WCW Light Heavyweight Championship

WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship – with El Samurai

Super J Cup (1995)

Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards:

5 Star Match (1994) vs. The Great Sasuke on July 8

Best Gimmick (1989)

Best Flying Wrestler (1989–1993)

Best Technical Wrestler (1989–1992)

Best Wrestling Maneuver (1987, 1988) Shooting star press

Match of the Year (1990) vs. Naoki Sano on January 31 in Osaka, Japan

Most Outstanding Wrestler (1990–1992)

Rookie of the Year (1984) tied with Tom Zenk

Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1999)