Juice Robinson is a three-time IWGP United States Championship. On Saturday night at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Capital Collision show in Washington D.C., Robinson managed to outduel now-former champion Hiroshi Tanahashi, AEW star Jon Moxley, and former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay. Robinson pinned Ospreay for the three count despite “The Commonwealth Kingpin” getting his foot under the bottom rope, which the referee did not see. This win for Robinson ends Tanahashi’s third run with the championship at 14 days.
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) May 15, 2022
“Rock Hard” Juice Robinson established himself as a contender for the IWGP United States Championship at Wrestling Dontaku, when he revealed he had joined Bullet Club and attacked Tanahashi. It’s the first time Robinson has held a singles championship since 2019.
With Robinson winning the gold, that continues Bullet Club’s takeover over NJPW. The group currently holds the IWGP United States Championship, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, IWGP Tag Team Championship, and NEVER Openweight Six-Man Championship. Jay White is scheduled to face Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at Dominion, meaning the domination of Bullet Club may be nowhere close to done but is still only getting started.
Robinson will likely make his first defense of the championship at Dominion, so make sure to stay tuned to Last Word on Pro Wrestling for the full Dominion card.
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