Juice Robinson pulled from the Best of Super Juniors finals

Jun 3, 2022 - by Steve Gerweck

Juice Robinson was pulled from the Best Of Super Juniors finals due to appendicitis.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling announced that Robinson, the current IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, did not compete as scheduled due to a bout with appendicitis. Robinson was scheduled to face off with Tomoaki Honma at the promotion’s June 1 event. During the broadcast, New Japan announced he had been pulled from the lineup and was unable to compete.

New Japan later issued a statement on the website and social media, but no other details on his status have been revealed. SANADA ended up challenging Robinson to a title match, but it’s unclear if/when that bout would take place due to having surgery to remove his appendix.

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  1. James says:

    I remember a couple decades prior, Johnny Swinger had a more severe case, as it was a ruptured appendix and nearly died. He returned to the ring three weeks later, with his abdomen still bandaged from life-saving surgery. I hope Juice’s case is less severe and he recovers.

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