Japanese wrestling legend Jushin "Thunder" Liger is making his WWE debut this Saturday night at the NXT Takeover Brooklyn event when he takes on rising star Tyler Breeze. According to PWInsider, Liger is not scheduled to appear at Sunday's WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view or on next Monday's Raw, even though both of those events are also at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Those plans could change, of course. His appearance in WWE has raised eyebrows in the wrestling industry because he's a New Japan Pro Wrestling talent and they've had a deal with Ring of Honor for several years now. Apparently Liger can take his own bookings and this doesn't mean that WWE has a deal with NJPW. He's known WWE official William Regal for over 20 years and that's really how the deal was done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zND95OtPVjU For WWE, booking Liger was a smart move because the NXT brand is really strong in Japan. Since Hideo Itami is injured and won't be able to wrestle at the show, it was smart to get a Japanese presence. Liger is so respected by wrestling fans worldwide, so he should get a huge ovation in Brooklyn. Liger has wrestled a lot in the US, mostly with WCW as well as appearances with Ring of Honor in recent years. He also wrestled in the first WCW Monday Nitro match ever in 1995 against Brian Pillman.