Jushin “Thunder” Liger recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated about various topics. During the interview, he was asked about wrestling Tyler Breeze at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn and not staying with WWE. He noted that he was too old to stay with WWE after the match and that he wanted his 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. I watch Chris Jericho to learn for my own matches. He has great conditioning, he can wrestle every day. Jericho is great, and everyone is so professional in WWE. Any wrestler should wrestle there if they have the chance.”
Liger wrestled in WCW during the Monday Night Wars. When asked about that time, he bought how he knew some wrestlers in the company such as Dean Malenko, Chris Benoit, and Eddie Guerrero from their days in NJPW.
“I wasn’t great in WCW, but my opponents were. Dean Malenko, Chris Benoit, and Eddie Guerrero were three of the greatest wrestlers of all time. 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.”
Liger also talked about Chris Jericho and more. You can read the entire interview here.