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Multiple Returns At NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors 29 Final

Two stars are back in NJPW

Two stars returned at today's NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors 29 final event from the Nippon Budokan.

First on the show, SANADA made his way to the ring during a brief pause in the action, appearing inside an NJPW ring for the first time in two months. Cold Skull kept his appearance short, simply challenging Juice Robinson to an IWGP United States Heavyweight Title match at Dominion on June 12.

The segment was considered odd, though, as NJPW announced earlier in the show that Juice Robinson was out of action with appendicitis. Commentator Kevin Kelly even noted after SANADA's announcement that Robinson needed surgery to have his appendix removed and there was no way Juice would be in action in nine days' time. 

SANADA had been out of action since March 17 when he suffered a fractured orbital bone in a New Japan Cup match with Will Ospreay. Cold Skull then vacated the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship at the April 9 Hyper Battle show. 

The Best Of The Super Juniors 29 final then featured another return ahead of Bullet Club's eight-man tag against Kazuchika Okada, Toru Yano, Tama Tonga, and Jado. 

Following a promo from Jay White in which he acknowledged Karl Anderson and Juice Robinson were both out of action, The Switchblade revealed he had a surprise in the return of KENTA, who stood at ringside for the match. 

KENTA had been out of action since Wrestle Kingdom 16 when he suffered a dislocated hip, a broken nose, severe lacerations on his back, and tendon damage to a finger during his No DQ Match against Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.

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