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Juice Robinson signs contract extension with NJPW

The 33-year-old has been with the promotion since 2015.
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Juice Robinson has signed a contract extension with NJPW. 

The 33-year-old revealed the news in an interview with Sports Illustrated released on Wednesday. The only details available regarding the length of the deal is that it now runs into 2023. 

“I’m keeping the details private, but I’m here where I am supposed to be,” Robinson said. “I don’t want to work somewhere else. I was about to, and I was ready to, but I didn’t want to. New Japan is where I belong.”

Robinson attacked Hiroshi Tanahashi at Wrestling Dontaku and was revealed as the newest member of Bullet Club. 

“Bullet Club fits perfectly for me. It’s a band of pirates, and I’ve wanted to be part of it since the day I stepped foot in New Japan," he continued. "It took a long time for it to finally happen, but I’m going to make this electric.”

On an episode of Wrestling Observer Live last month, Robinson stated he was leaving NJPW and didn't have the urge to wrestle anymore. In an interview released Wednesday on NJPW1972.com, he stated that he never planned on retiring, however. 

"Not that I owe anyone any explanation, but I was never going to retire," Robinson said. "That was just me lying to a bunch of gullible idiots. People believe that if they read something on the internet it has to be true. So all I had to say is make sure it landed on the internet, and everybody believed it, hook line and sinker."

Robinson will challenge for Hiroshi Tanahashi's IWGP United States Championship on Saturday at NJPW Capital Collision. The match will be a four way with Will Ospreay and Jon Moxley being the other two challengers. 

In his time with NJPW, Robinson and David Finlay are one time IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions and won the World Tag League in 2019. Robinson is also a two time IWGP United States Champion as well.