Juice Robinson made a name for himself in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Robinson is a two-time IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship and a one-time IWGP Tag Team Champion. According to the wrestler, his days with the promotion are coming to an end.

Juice Robinson’s contract with NJPW was originally set to expire in February, but he signed an extension that will end this month. The former IWGP Heavyweight Champion recently appeared on Wrestling Observer Live to talk about his contract and whether he’ll be returning to Japan.

“I don’t have any plans to travel back over. I am at the end of my contract. I did an extra three-month extension and that ends April 30. That will be that. I will not be wrestling under the New Japan banner any longer. I was there for nine months, I did four quarantines. A lot happened.

“When we stopped going, it was that boiling over point, they allowed us to go home, then STRONG kind of took off and we were needed. Two things happened, we did ask to not be going any longer, but then we were needed for STRONG because you need Jay White and guys to fill up the show.”

Juice Robinson will be teaming up with David Finlay and Brody King against JONAH, Shane Haste and Bad Dude Tito in a street fight at NJPW Windy City Riot on April 16 in Chicago, IL. According to Robinson, this is his final booking with New Japan.

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Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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