Juice Robinson won't participate at Wrestle Kingdom 15.
Hours after confirming Juice would challenge KENTA for the IWGP US Title Right To Challenge Briefcase, NJPW announced Juice would be off the event with a fractured orbital bone. The bout was scheduled to take place at night one of Wrestle Kingdom 15.
KENTA's opponent for Wrestle Kingdom will be announced "in due course."
Juice also missed the December 23 NJPW Road to Tokyo Event, which was the final stop of the tour and the last New Japan show of 2020.
Juice Robinson has sustained a fractured orbital bone and will not be able to compete on tonight’s Road to Tokyo Dome event or Wrestle Kingdom 15.
The following change has been made to tonight’s card in Korakuen Hall:
Juice Robinson & Toa Henare vs KENTA & Jay White
Satoshi Kojima & Toa Henare vs KENTA & Jay White
Further announcements on the status of KENTA’s Tokyo Dome opponent will be made in due course.
We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing Juice compete. We appreciate your understanding, and wish Juice the best in his recovery.
Following the tag team bout on Wednesday, in which KENTA and Jay White were victorious over Satoshi Kojima and Toa Henare, Kojima challenged KENTA for the IWGP US Title Right To Challenge Briefcase at Wrestle Kingdom 15.
The match has not been made official.