A Japanese masked professional wrestler, known for his high-flying moves. A Japanese lucha-style wrestler... or was it borracho?
His name translates roughly into "Beast-heart Thunder Liger". His name is sometimes spelled Jushin Thunder Lyger, which may have been the official Japanese spelling.
He wears a red and gold mask which makes him look like one of the many live-action superheroes that populate the Saturday morning childrens TV programming in Japan. In a Japanese talk-show, some hosts asked what he looked like under the mask: whether he was good looking or ugly. One of his assistants (or kobun, which is like a follower) said that Liger is actually kind of ugly.
He made is debut in March 3, 1984 with the NJPW, after training in a Mexican wrestling school. His style probably reflects this early training.
In 1991, he made his US debut, and won the WCW Cruiserweight Title, beating Brian Pillman.
In 1997, He won the WWF Light Heavyweight Title, beating Ultimo Dragon.
He has held singles titles with the WWF, WCW, NWA, WWA, UWA, WAR, and the IWGP, along with others. He has also held a few tag titles.
He even had a cartoon in Japan.