NJPW star Juice Robinson will not be available to compete on the premiere of their new series, Strong, due to injury.
The former two-time United States champion sustained a leg injury, and won't be able to wrestle on the series, which begins next Friday, August 7, on NJPW World.
Wrote New Japan, "Juice Robinson has suffered an injury to his right leg and is currently unable to compete. As a result of his injury, Robinson will not be competing on forthcoming NJPW STRONG broadcasts, which start August 7 when LEC presents New Japan Cup USA. We apologize to fans who are looking forward to seeing Robinson wrestle. We appreciate your understanding, and wish Juice the best in his recovery."
Injury aside, Robinson has not wrestled since February 26, when he teamed with Gabriel Kidd in a loss to Hirooki Goto and Tomohiro Ishii, as part of the New Japan Road tour.
Next Friday, August 7 marks the beginning of New Japan Cup USA, where the winner will receive an eventual shot at the IWGP United States title, currently held by Jon Moxley.