Justin Liger is a legendary Japanese professional wrestler and he hung up his boots this year. Following that, another Japenese Superstar will retire this year. His name is Manabu Nakanishi. Nakanishi is a legendary wrestler and he is quite old now.
His NJPW contract is set to expire in January, but he stated that he will retire next week. For this reason, the NJPW will extend his contract to make it possible for him to retire in February. "I have decided to retire on February 22 this year," Nakanishi stated at the press conference, via NJPW.
"As a result of a neck injury, I haven't been able to wrestle to the level I wanted, and rather than drag things out, I wanted to draw a line in the sand. Rather than think about how I could do x, y, z a long time ago, I want to put everything that I have into February 22.
I want to head into this retirement having given everything I have and end things properly." Nakanishi made his professional wrestling debut for NJPW in 1992. He is the winner of the 1995 Lions Cup. He then worked for the WCW for a while.
He has been NJPW’s top talent ever since he made his NJPW return after working fo the WCW. He then won his first G1 Climax in 1999. He also won his first NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Titles. He won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship once that time.