Why I Love Wrestling: Jushin Thunder Liger

Jushin Thunder Liger is a superhero come to life

Japanese professional wrestling, Puroresu, has a long standing tradition of flashy characters. Based on historical significance, culture, tradition, and even pop culture such as anime or live action television, Japanese fans have been treated to some pretty spectacular characters over the years. None have been more spectacular though, especially not for as long, as Jushin Thunder Liger.

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Why I Love Wrestling: Dusty Rhodes

Legend barely scratches the surface

Dusty Rhodes the American Dream, born Virgil Runnels, died today at the age of sixty nine. And that, quite honestly, was way too soon. I was not ready. As a fan of professional wrestling, I can tell you that my heart breaks at his passing. Legend barely scratches the surface of what Dusty has meant to the professional wrestling world. His influence can be seen on every wrestling show around the world and will continue to be seen for the foreseeable future. (Just two weeks ago the finish of the Dean Ambrose/Seth Ambrose WWE Championship match was a “Dusty” finish)

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