Cheeseburger On Jushin Liger: A Legend, Who Is Still So Humble And Giving To The Wrestling Industry

In one man's eyes, he was a legend in the ring, but years later, he would become a friend and a mentor.

The wrestling world was forever changed on October 20th, 1996, when Jushin Thunder Liger faced off against The Great Muta in a match that, for many, was a dream match. For one young fan watching from afar, witnessing these two legends in the ring ignited a dream to become a part of the wrestling industry. Years later, that same individual enrolled in Wrestling School and adopted the moniker "Cheeseburger" for his in-ring persona.

Jade Cargill Says It's Been Decided What WWE Brand She'll Be On, 'Everyone Has To Tune In'

Cheeseburger was a guest on Fightful Select's Coexisting After Dark with Rob Wilkins & Maggie. He talked about his recent tour overseas and Mexico, being backstage at AEW Dynamite, among other topics.

The WWE Hall of Famer Liger was the mentor with an education of in-ring experience with over 4,300 wrestling matches under his belt. Additionally, Cheeseburger would get advice after his matches from Liger.

"Liger was awesome; he was a fantastic mentor to me when we spent time together. Growing up, he was always my favorite wrestler; once I discovered Japanese wrestling, he immediately drew my attention." Cheeseburger said.

Cheeseburger would further explain how Liger had a significant effect on him."The first match from Japan I saw was Liger vs. Muta, that legendary match. I immediately was like, who is this guy? Why is he so cool, him and Muta? I liked both of them instantly. They were two of my favorite wrestlers. After that, I followed Liger's career for a long time, just when he started coming to Ring of Honor. We had a deal with New Japan, so getting to know him and we became friends."

"I had a Student and Mentor relationship with him. Which was really, really cool; he would give me advice after matches. He taught me my finisher, the Shotei Palm Strike. Just in general, he was an awesome dude to be around. He is someone I think that a lot of wrestlers should aspire to be in terms of being a veteran willing to help the young people and willing to help them grow and just being such a legend but still so humble and still so giving to the wrestling industry." Cheeseburger said.

"So, getting into the ring with him, whether it was a tag match or just being in the Tokyo Dome Battle Royale with him or the Madison Square Garden Battle Royale was fantastic. I have an incredible amount of good things to say about Liger as a person and as a wrestler." Cheeseburger said.

Cheeseburger recently wrestled at the ROH tapings in Orlando. He was in a tag team match as his team, Shinobi Shadow Squad [Cheeseburger and Eli Isom], faced The Spanish Announce Project. Fightful provides results for Ring of Honor every Thursday evening, which can be seen by clicking here.

Get exclusive pro wrestling content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web