Liger recently spoke with the official website of NJPW (New Japan Pro Wrestling) about this accomplishment, which is well deserved.
“Wow! This was really a huge surprise. There are tons of better wrestlers to give this honor to than me. After Antonio Inoki and Tatsumi Fujinami were the first two into the Hall of Fame, for me to be number three is just a huge shock.
That’s not fake humility, I’m not putting up a front. It’s honestly how I feel. I spent my whole career just having fun. I always loved pro-wrestling, and just did what I loved all these years. The thought process was just ‘this sounds like fun, let’s do it’. And then a lot of people were willing to co-operate with me to make things happen. So in that sense, it really feels strange I should be the one to be honored here.
The ceremony takes place on April 2, 2020 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, as part of WrestleMania 36 weekend.
However, due to the coronavirus, this ceremony is likely to be postponed just like WrestleMania 36. As of this writing, this weekend full of events are still being planned to take place.
Here is the updated lineup of inductees for the class:
- The nWo (Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman)
- The Bella Twins
- “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith
- Jushin “Thunder” Liger