30 years ago on April 24, 1989, the first-ever pro wrestling card was held at Tokyo Dome. On that historic card, we got the debut of Jushin "Thunder" Liger.
On this episode of Pacific Rim, Fumi Saito and I look back at that show and talk about Liger's career. With the theme of Japan vs. USA vs. Russia, the sold-out crowd witnessed stars like Antonio Inoki, Bam Bam Bigelow, Shinya Hashimoto, Victor Zangiev and Salman Hashimikov. Fumi talks about the build up, the big matches and the reaction to the outcomes. In addition, we talk about Liger's career, his longevity, and his influence.
Plus, we answer your #AskFumi questions on the Super J Cup, the downfall of All Japan Women, Ultimo Dragon, and Dragon Gate, and the best NJPW dojo classes of all time. We also cover this year's Best of the Super Juniors, Kobashi at Starrcast, and more.