Former NJPW Champion's Contract Up In 3 Months, "Multiple Offers" Expected

With contact season fast approaching, this former NJPW title-holder could become a free agent...

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Juice Robinson's New Japan Pro Wrestling contract is due to expire towards the end of January 2022, reports Fightful Select.

The report states that the former IWGP United States Champion is expected to receive multiple offers to secure his services. At the moment, there is no word on whether or not NJPW has commenced talks with Robinson.

Robinson, 32, has been with NJPW since 2015, when he entered the company as part of its Young Lions program. He quickly rose up as one of the promotion's most popular foreign wrestlers, particularly amongst Japanese fans, to the point that he held the United States Title on two separate occasions. His latest reign ended by Jon Moxley's hand in June 2019.


Juice hasn't worked in Japan since March, when he headed to the United States. Him and FinJuice partner David Finlay have maintained a steady presence on IMPACT Wrestling television since then, even holding the company's Tag Team Championships for 68 days this spring, with Robinson also wrestling for NJPW's US-based imprint, STRONG, during this period.

Robinson has previously wrestled for WWE as CJ Parker, though he was never brought out of developmental prior to his 2015 departure.

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