IWGP US Champion Juice Robinson Out Of Action With Appendicitis

IWGP US Champion Juice Robinson Out Of Action With Appendicitis NJPW

IWGP United States Champion Juice Robinson missed Friday’s (June 3) NJPW Best of the Super Juniors final event after being rushed to hospital to be treated for appendicitis.

Robinson was originally slated to face Tomoaki Honma, but Honma ultimately went one-on-one with Ryohei Oiwa after the schedule change was announced. Per the announcement, Robinson had been in pain, and called an ambulance that morning. The NJPW1972.com page announcing the injury appears to have been deleted.

Later in the show, former champion SANADA announced his return to action, stating that he will be challenging for the IWGP US Championship at the upcoming Dominion pay-per-view.

It was indicated on commentary that Robinson will be unable to compete come June 12, which would mean that SANADA would be fighting for a vacant title. As of writing, NJPW has not confirmed that the gold will be vacated.

There have been several unfortunate injuries surrounding the IWGP US Title this year. At Wrestle Kingdom 16 in January, Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated KENTA for the gold in a brutal No DQ bout, in which KENTA suffered multiple injuries.

Tanahashi lost the gold to SANADA during the Golden Series tour in February, before having to relinquish the title in April after suffering a fractured orbital bone.

Tanahashi ended up winning this gold back at Wrestling Dontaku, before Robinson claimed the gold in a fourway bout at Capital Collision last month.

We wish Robinson a safe and healthy recovery.

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2 years ago by Sanchez Taylor


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