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Juice Robinson Joins Bullet Club At NJPW Wrestling Dontaku

Juice Robinson is now in Bullet Club!

Juice Robinson had us all fooled. 

The former IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion's NJPW contract expired back in January and Juice noted earlier this month that he was done with New Japan Pro-Wrestling as of April 30, claiming he wouldn't be wrestling "under the New Japan banner any longer." 

That was ultimately a ruse, though, as Robinson appeared at today's Wrestling Dontaku show at the PayPay Dome, laying out his friend Hiroshi Tanahashi.

Following Tanahashi's win over Tomohiro Ishii to capture the IWGP United States Heavyweight Title, Chase Owens entered the squared circle and initially teased he would be the next challenger for the gold. Owens' noted he was now the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, though, and didn't want to compete for the singles championship. 

A masked man in a Bullet Club vest then appeared behind Tanahashi and laid out The Ace with Pulp Friction. 

As Kevin Kelly began to question what had just happened, Juice Robinson removed his mask and held up the IWGP United States Heavyweight Title before he gave Chase Owens a too sweet, cementing his new allegiance to Bullet Club. 

Juice Robinson has been with New Japan since 2015. He is a two-time IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion and one-time IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champion with David Finlay. 

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