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Juice Robinson wins IWGP United States title at NJPW Capital Collision


Juice Robinson is the new IWGP United States Champion.

The main event of tonight’s Capital Collision event saw Robinson pin Will Ospreay in a four-way match that also featured champion Hiroshi Tanahashi and Jon Moxley. The finish of the match had Robinson pinning Ospreay with a torture rack into a sitout slam. Despite Ospreay getting his foot under the rope, the referee counted to three anyway, giving Robinson his third IWGP United States title.

This marks the end of Tanahashi’s run with the title after only 13 days. He defeated Tomohiro Ishii back at Wrestling Dontaku on May 1 to win the vacant title after SANADA was forced to forfeit due to injury.

Tonight’s match originally was meant to be a singles match between Tanahashi and Moxley. But after Tanahashi won the title, it was changed to a four-way title match after Robinson attacked Tanahashi at Dontaku, turning heel and joining the Bullet Club. Ospreay, who was originally scheduled to meet Tanahashi at Dontaku for the vacant title, issued a challenge soon after.