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Juice Robinson to miss NJPW Strong shows due to leg injury

An injury is preventing Juice Robinson from taking part in the start of New Japan Pro Wrestling's NJPW Strong series.

NJPW announced overnight that Robinson is currently unable to compete due to a right leg injury:

Juice Robinson has suffered an injury to his right leg and is currently unable to compete. 

As a result of his injury, Robinson will not be competing on forthcoming NJPW STRONG broadcasts, which start August 7 when LEC presents New Japan Cup USA. 

We apologize to fans who are looking forward to seeing Robinson wrestle. We appreciate your understanding, and wish Juice the best in his recovery.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Robinson hasn't wrestled since February.

It was officially announced last night that NJPW of America's weekly NJPW Strong series will premiere on New Japan World next Friday (August 7). The New Japan Cup USA tournament will begin on the debut episode. It's an eight-man single-elimination tournament where the winner will receive a future shot at the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.

KENTA vs. Karl Fredericks, Jeff Cobb vs. Tanga Loa, David Finlay vs. Chase Owens, and Tama Tonga vs. Brody King are the first round matches for New Japan Cup USA.

Jon Moxley is the current IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion. He also hasn't wrestled for NJPW since February because of the COVID-19 pandemic.