Originally published at Juice Robinson stripped of IWGP U.S. Title, new champion to be crowned at NJPW Dominion
A new U.S. Champion will be determined at Dominion.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling pushed out a video sent in from Juice Robinson who stated that due to needing his appendix removed, he would not be appearing at Dominion on 6/12 to defend the IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Title.
The announcement was made that Robinson has been stripped of the belt and the original U.S. Title match at Dominion that was supposed to feature Juice defending against Will Ospreay and SANADA in a three-way has now been converted into a singles match between Ospreay and SANADA.
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) June 11, 2022
Robinson became champion at Capital Collision in May. He bested Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ospreay and Jon Moxley to win the belt. Robinson did not get an opportunity to defend the belt since winning it.
Now that a new IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Champion is going to be crowned, here is the official card for Dominion:
- Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Master Wato & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. United Empire (TJP, Francesco Akira & Aaron Henare)
- Los Ingobernables De Japon (Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi) vs. BULLET CLUB (Ace Austin, El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori)
- Toru Yano vs. Doc Gallows
- NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships: HOUSE OF TORTURE (EVIL, SHO & Yujiro Takahashi) (c) vs. Zack Sabre Jr., El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- IWGP Tag Team Championships: Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens (c) vs. United Empire (Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan)
- Interim AEW World Championship Eliminator: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hirooki Goto
- KOPW 2022 Trophy — 10 Minute Unlimited Pinfall Scramble: Shingo Takagi (c) vs. Taichi
- NEVER Openweight Championship: Tama Tonga (c) vs. Karl Anderson
- Vacant IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship: SANADA vs. Will Ospreay
- IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Jay White