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Juice Robinson Reveals He Had COVID-19 In January

Juice Robinson & Dave Finlay

New Japan and IMPACT star Juice Robinson has revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 back in January.

Speaking to Matt Rehwoldt, fka Aiden English, on his podcast, Straight Shooting, Robinson revealed his positive diagnosis. The former IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion said that he’d been pretty lucky, but wants to get the vaccine as soon as he can.

“I had COVID in January. It was not bad at all, luckily. I didn’t feel it for like three days. I was told for like six months that I’m pretty much immune. I will get the vaccine as soon as I can. I was in [the United States]. I came home, got COVID, and just laid in my apartment,”

After spending much of the pandemic in Japan teaming with Dave Finlay, the pair returned to the US in early 2021, joining IMPACT.

The duo went on to win the IMPACT World Tag Team Championships in only their third match with the company.

The IMPACT World Tag Team Championship are the third accomplishment Robinson and Finlay have achieved as a tag team. The two won the 2019 World Tag League after defeating EVIL & SANADA in the finals before going on to capture the IWGP Tag Team Championship from the Guerillas of Destiny at Wrestle Kingdom 14. They would lose the titles back to GoD less than a month later, however.

Most recently the pair retained their tag team titles against the men they defeated for the belts, The Good Brothers, at IMPACT Rebellion.

Elsewhere on the stacked card, Kenny Omega defeated Rich Swann to become IMPACT World Champion. Omega now holds the AEW World Title, the AAA Mega Championship as well as IMPACT’s top prize.

H/t to Fightful for the transcription.