Jushin Thunder Liger is one of the few wrestling veterans who have had runs with almost all well-known wrestling promotions except only for WWE.
While Liger did make an appearance for the company during NXT Takeover: Brooklyn back in 2015, it turned out to be only a one-time deal, and in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, he explained why he did not stay with the company.
According to Jushin, who was about 50 years old at that time, his age was the reason why he didn’t stay with WWE for long because he wanted a younger talent to get that spot:
“I was too old to stay with WWE. I wanted my spot to go to a younger wrestler. I watch a little of WWE. I wrestled Chris Jericho in Japan. He is very, very good. That is no joke. He is a very good wrestler and I respect him.”
Talking about his time with WCW, the Wrestling Legend said that he fell in love with wrestling when he wrestled with the likes of Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero and claimed that those were his happiest days in wrestling:
“I really fell in love with wrestling when I wrestled with Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, and Dean Malenko. We were young, hungry, and created so many memories. When I look back on those memories, I still feel my heart beat faster. Those were my happiest days in wrestling.”