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Mystery man’s hourglass is counting down on Juice Robinson

Following Juice Robinson’s victory in an undercard tag team match against a Bullet Club team of Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, and “Switchblade” Jay White today at Wrestling Dontaku (for full results check here), a mysterious vignette played. Let’s take a look!

So clearly, Juice is going to have a new challenger for his IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship, but who is this mystery man? Well, let’s lay out the facts as we see them in the video, shall we?

  • Death Riders jacket is stylish but doesn’t affiliate him with any existing New Japan faction
  • Union Jack patch seems to indicate that he’s a UK native
  • Likes a drink but is a bit messy with his garbage when he’s finished
  • Knife enthusiast (I bet Jay White is excited to have a friend!)
  • Bit of an artistic bent, with a specialization in wood carving
  • Punctual
  • Arriving in New Japan at the Best of the Super Jr. 26 finals on June 5

Jokes aside, I genuinely have no clue who this is— with the teasing for El Phantasmo’s debut as part of Bullet Club I suppose it’s possible it’s a swerve and X tomorrow is going to be someone else entirely but going from neon techno rave boy to knife-loving bar brawler would be a bit of a turn— but the US title scene is a bit tepid right now and I’m looking forward to seeing what he’s got when he does show up whoever he is.

What say you, Cagesiders?

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