Jushin Thunder Liger recently spoke with New Japan's press conference reporters:
" Thank you for joining me here, I will retire next year January at the Tokyo Dome. "
" Yesterday's match made me see I have nowhere else to grow. I can still do it, still get in there, but have no room for growth. "
" I think if I do manage to get the belt and still retire in January that odds some value in itself. "
" What shall I do with the next ten months? I was liger for thirty years, all over the world. So while I don't want to call this a retirement tour, I want to go all over Japan and the world and show myself to everyone one more time. "
" I might not be completely 'full up' on wrestling. But that's the best time to stop. I have done everything I want to do but I'm not sick of it. I'm still mobile, I'm not a complete wreck. "
After the conference Hiromu Takahashi sent a reporter a text to ask him to ask Liger to face him.
Liger responded: 'well, hurry up and get better. If you do, then of course, one on one. I just want him back and so do the fans. That’s the main thing.'