There has been some clarification on Juice Robinson’s NJPW departure, ahead of his final appearance for the company under contract.
Robinson recently confirmed that he does not plan to travel back over to Japan after his current contract expires on April 30. The former IWGP US Champion stated that he no longer has the urge to wrestle, leading fans to speculate that he’d be hanging his boots up for good at the end of the month.
Fightful Select (subscription required) now notes that Robinson has reiterated that he is not retiring. The report stated that Robinson didn’t want to be under contract when he didn’t believe that he could fulfil required duties, as he will likely be working less dates moving forward.
Robinson’s last appearance under contract for NJPW is set for this Saturday, teaming with David Finlay & Brody King to do battle with Shane Haste, JONAH & Bad Dude Tito in a Chicago Street Fight at Windy City Riot.
Here’s the announced card for the upcoming show:
- Jon Moxley vs. Will Ospreay
- Tomohiro Ishii vs. Minoru Suzuki
- Jay White vs. Mystery Opponent – US of Jay open challenge
- Tom Lawlor (c) vs. Yuji Nagata – NJPW Strong Openweight Championship
- Fred Rosser, Chris Dickinson, Josh Alexander, Alex Coughlin & Ren Narita vs. Royce Isaacs, Jorel Nelson, JR Kratos, Danny Limelight & Black Tiger
- Scott Norton, Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson, El Phantasmo, Chris Bey & Hikuleo vs. Great-O-Khan, Jeff Cobb, Aaron Henare, TJP, Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher
- David Finlay, Juice Robinson & Brody King vs. Shane Haste, JONAH & Bad Dude Tito – Chicago Street Fight
- QT Marshall, Aaron Solo & Nick Comoroto vs. Karl Fredericks, Clark Connors & Yuya Uemura
- Wheeler Yuta & Rocky Romero vs. Kevin Knight & The DKC – Dark match
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