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Juice Robinson leaving NJPW when contract expires at end of April

The two time IWGP United States Champion has been with the promotion since 2015.
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Juice Robinson is leaving NJPW. 

The 33-year-old announced the news on Wednesday during a guest appearance on Wrestling Observer Live. Robinson noted that his contract with NJPW expires on April 30 and he does not plan to continue with the promotion. 

"I don't have any plans to travel back over [to Japan]. I am at the end of my contract. I did a extra three month extension and that ends April 30. So, that will be that. I will not be wrestling under the New Japan banner any longer," he said on the show.

"I really don't know what's next. I'm just going to hang out and relax for a little while and see what comes to me."

Robinson would continue to say that he's grateful and feels very lucky for his time in NJPW. He said that what he enjoyed the most was the camaraderie amongst the roster. 

"I was part of a team. Those guys, we traveled up and down the country together doing a lot of shows." 

"I was part of the team and I'm just proud that I was. I got there and learned how to fit in and I fit in and became a functional part of it. It was awesome and I really, really enjoyed it. I really enjoyed the camaraderie, the brotherhood that is New Japan Pro Wrestling, that will always be a very special thing that I got to do in my life and it'll be part of my life forever. I got so lucky that I got to end up there."

Robinson also mentioned that he currently doesn't have the urge to wrestle any particular opponent. 

"I don't really have anybody that I want to wrestle, to be honest. I just don't have the urge to wrestle really anymore."

Robinson was with WWE from 2011 to 2015 and wrestled in NXT under the name CJ Parker. He debuted for NJPW in September 2015. During his time with the company, he was a two-time IWGP United States Champion. In 2019, his team with David Finlay won the World Tag League. They went on to win the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships from the Guerrillas of Destiny at Wrestle Kingdom 14.