Juice Robinson Pulled From NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors 29 Final With Appendicitis
Best wishes to Juice Robinson
Juice Robinson was pulled from today's Best Of The Super Juniors 29 final.
The IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion was scheduled to be in action against Tomoaki Honma but it was announced once the show got underway that Robinson was dealing with appendicitis and would be unable to compete. Young lion Ryohei Oiwa replaced Robinson to take on Honma.
Robinson's injury comes amidst a career resurgence for the former FinJuice member. He initially looked to be finished with New Japan Pro-Wrestling but Juice returned at the May 1 Wrestling Dontaku event and joined Bullet Club, turning heel in the process. Robinson then rode that wave of momentum to the United States and he won a Four-Way featuring Jon Moxley, Will Ospreay, and champion Hiroshi Tanahashi to capture the IWGP United States Heavyweight Title at Capital Collision on May 14.
When Robinson will be back in action is unknown. SANADA challenged him to an IWGP United States Heavyweight Title match for Dominion at today's show but Kevin Kelly noted Juice will be unable to compete due to needing surgery to remove his appendix.
Robinson's other Bullet Club faction-mates are booked for the show, including Jay White who will go one-on-one with Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.