Jushin Thunder Liger

Legendary Japanese wrestler Jushin Thunder Liger announced at a press conference on Thursday morning in Japan that he plans to retire at the beginning of 2020.

Liger, real name Keiichi Yamada, said he hopes to wrestle around the world and have a final retirement match at the Tokyo Dome next January according to F4WOnline.

Liger, 54, has been booked for WrestleCon during WrestleMania 35 weekend this April in New York. He hopes to wrestle on the card for the joint Ring of Honor/New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Supercard event at the sold out Madison Square Garden as well.

He is an 11-time IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion and has wrestled for Stampede Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Ring of Honor, TNA Wrestling and made a one-time appearance for WWE wrestling at NXT TakeOver in 2015 against Tyler Breeze.

Liger has remained active in the ring, wrestling recently at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s 47th anniversary show when he challened Taiji Ishimori for the IWGP Junior title.