Juice Robinson Wins IWGP US Title At NJPW Capital Collision
After winning a four way bout
Juice Robinson is the new IWGP United States champion, after winning a four way bout at NJPW Capital Collision on Saturday night in Washington, DC.
Robinson defeated champion Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jon Moxley, and Will Ospreay to win the title in the evening's main event. For the finish, Robinson pinned Ospreay with a torture rack into a sitout slam. The referee counted the fall, despite Ospreay's foot being under the bottom rope.
Robinson is now a three time United States champion, tying Tanahashi for most reigns with the belt. He last held the title nearly three years ago, dropping the belt to Moxley on the final night of Best of the Super Juniors 26 in June 2019.
Tanahashi's third reign as US champion comes to an end after a mere 13 days. He defeated Tomohiro Ishii to win the vacant belt on May 1 at Wrestling Dontaku. The belt had been held up after champion Sanada suffered a fractured orbital bone.
Robinson had attacked Tanahashi at Dontaku, affirming a heel turn by joining Bullet Club in the process.