IWGP United States Champion stripped of title, new champ to be crowned at Dominion

BY ZACK HEYDORN, PWTORCH ASSISTANT EDITOR

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Juice Robinson has been stripped of the IWGP United States Championship.

New Japan officials announced the news in a press release and also announced a new match for Dominion to crown a new champion.

On Friday June 9, New Japan Pro-Wrestling was in receipt of a video from Juice Robinson, in which he stated that he would not be present for his IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship three way match at Dominion.

In fact, Robinson had initially agreed to the championship match Sunday in Osaka Jo Hall. Having now reneged on this agreement and refusing to attend in Osaka, NJPW is hereby stripping Robinson of his champion status and is demanding the return of the championship belt currently in his possession.

As a result of the championship vacancy, the previously scheduled IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship three way is now a singles match that will determine a new champion.

New Japan Dominion takes place Sunday June 12. Other matches on the show include Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb vs. Chase Owen & Bad Luck Fale for the IWGP Tag Team Championships, Hirooki Goto vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi in an AEW Interim World Championship Eliminator Match, Tama Tonga vs. Karl Anderson for the Never Openweight Championship, and more.


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