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FinJuice
FinJuice
FinJuice in December 2019
Tag team
Members David Finlay
Juice Robinson
Heights Finlay:
1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Robinson:
1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Debut August, 2017
Years active 2017-present
Promotion(s) NJPW
ROH
Trainer NJPW dojo

FinJuice, is a professional wrestling tag team made up of Japanese wrestlers David Finlay and Juice Robinson. The team name consists of Finlay's surname and Robinson first name Juice. Trained in the dojo of the New Japan Pro-Wrestling promotion, the two came together as a team, in August 2017. In December 2019, the duo won the 2019 World Tag League, followed by the IWGP Tag Team Championship in January 2020, before losing it one month later. Through a partnership between NJPW and the American Ring of Honor (ROH) promotion FinJuice also worked for the promotion forming the LifeBlood stable.

HistoryEdit

New Japan Pro-Wrestling (2015, 2017–Present)Edit

Both David Finlay and Juice Robinson, entered the New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) dojo in 2015 and made their debuts for the promotion the during the same year. After Finlay and Robinson joined the Taguchi Japan stable in January 2017, Finlay and Robinson formed a tag team named "FinJuice", consisting on Finlay's surname and Robinson first name Juice. FinJuice worked mostly on the midcard during the year, sometimes in tag team or multi-man tag matches. On July 7, 2018 at G1 Special in San Francisco, Robinson defeated Jay White to win the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship. On September 15 at Destruction in Hiroshima, FinJuice teamed with their Taguch Japan stablemate Ryusuke Taguchi unsuccessfully challenging Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori, Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship. On September 30 at Fighting Spirit Unleashed, Robinson lost the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship to Cody. In November, FinJuice took part in the 2018 World Tag League, finishing the tournament with a record of eight wins and five losses, failing to advance to the finals. Their final block match against Best Friends (Beretta and Chuckie T.) ended by disqualification, when Chuckie T. attacked Finlay with a chair.

On January 4, 2019, at Wrestle Kingdom 13 in Tokyo Dome, Robinson regained the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship defeating Cody in a rematch. The following day at New Years's Dash, FinJuice faced Best Friends in a rematch, which ended by a disqualification, when Chuckie T. attacked Finlay with a chair for a second time. On January 30 in the first night of The New Beginning in USA, Finlay defeated Chuckie T. in their match. On February 2 in the second night of The New Beginning in USA, Robinson successfully defended the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship against Beretta. On February 23 in the second night of Honor Rising: Japan, FinJuice unsuccessfully challenged The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) for the ROH World Tag Team Championship. During the match, Finlay suffered a shoulder injury, sidelining him for eight months. On June 5, Robinson lost the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship to the debuting Jon Moxley. On October 14, Moxley would miss the King of Pro-Wrestling due travel delays due to Typhoon Hagibis, and as a result the title has was declared vacant. At King of Pro-Wrestling, Robinson was defeated by Lance Archer in a no disqualification match for the vacant IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship. After the match, Robinson was attacked by Archer until Finlay returned from injury and made the save. On November 9 at New Japan Showdown in San Jose, Finlay unsuccessfully challenged Archer for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship. From November 16 until December 8, Robinson and Finlay took part in the 2019 World Tag League, which the two won by defeating former IWGP Tag Team Champions Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL and SANADA) in their last round robin match.

On January 4, 2020 in the first night of Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome, Finlay and Robinson defeated the Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) to win the IWGP Tag Team Championship. They lost the titles back to the Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) on February 1 at The New Beginning in USA.

Ring of Honor (2019)Edit

In January 2019, FinJuice took part in Ring of Honor (ROH)'s television tapings the formation of Lifeblood, with the goal of bringing honor back to ROH; the stable included Tracy Williams, Bandido, Mark Haskins and Tenille Dashwood. Lifeblood defeated Jay Lethal's handpicked team of Jonathan Gresham, Flip Gordon, Dalton Castle and Jeff Cobb in the main event. Finlay and Robinson, representing Lifeblood, participated in the Tag Wars Tournament. In the first round, they defeated Alex Coughlin and Karl Fredericks, and in the semi-finals, they won in a three-way match over Lethal and Gresham and Coast 2 Coast (LSG and Shaheem Ali). In the final, they were defeated by Villain Enterprises (Brody King and PCO). FinJuice left Ring of Honor in June, because they wanted to return to New Japan Pro-Wrestling Japan and also complained about low salary from ROH.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

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New Japan Pro Wrestling
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Wrestlers
Heavyweight Bad Luck FaleChase OwensDavid FinlayEVILHirooki GotoHiroshi TanahashiHiroyoshi TenzanHiroyoshi TenzanJuice RobinsonJay WhiteKazuchika OkadaKENTAKota IbushiLance ArcherMinoru SuzukiSANADASatoshi KojimaShingo TakagiTama TongaTanga LoaTetsuya NaitoTogi MakabeTomoaki HonmaTomohiro IshiiToru YanoToa HenareTaichiWill OspreayYoshi-HashiYuji NagataYujiro TakahashiZack Sabre Jr.
Junior heavyweight Alex CoughlinBUSHIClark ConnorsEl DesperadoEl PhantasmoGedoHiromu TakahashiJadoMaster WatoRobbie EaglesRocky RomeroRyu LeeRyusuke TaguchiShota UminoShoTaka MichinokuTiger MaskTaiji IshimoriYoshinobu KanemaruYohYota TsujiYuya Uemura
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Staff
Red Shoes UnnoHarold MeijHiro SaitoKazuo YamazakiKuniaki KobayashiKatsuyori ShibataMilano Collection A.T.Seiji SakaguchiSuper Strong MachineTakaaki KidaniWataru Inoue
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Championships
Active IWGP HeavyweightIWGP IntercontinentalNEVER OpenweightIWGP United States HeavyweightIWGP Tag TeamIWGP Junior HeavyweightIWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag TeamNEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team
Inactive Asia HeavyweightAsia Tag TeamIWGP Provisional Tag TeamIWGP U-30 OpenweightJ-CrownNWA North American Tag TeamNWA International Junior HeavyweightNWF HeavyweightNWF North American HeavyweightThe Greatest 18 Club
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Tournaments
Current G1 ClimaxWorld Tag LeagueNew Japan CupBest of the Super JuniorsSuper Jr. Tag Tournament
Defuncted World LeagueMSG LeagueIWGP LeagueWorld Cup TournamentTop of the Super JuniorsSuper J CupMSG Tag LeagueJapan Cup Tag LeagueSuper Grade Tag LeagueG1 Tag LeagueJ Sports Crown Openweight 6 Man Tag TournamentG2 U-30 ClimaxKarl Gotch CupYoung Lion Cup
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Events
Wrestle KingdomFantastica ManiaThe New BeginningSakura GenesisWrestling HinokuniWrestling DontakuDominionDestructionKing of Pro-WrestlingPower Struggle
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