Juice Robinson isn’t leaving NJPW anytime soon.
Recently, Juice Robinson has teased retirement from the ring repeatedly as of late and even claimed he would be leaving NJPW for good at the end of April. Of course, that didn’t happen. Robinson appeared at NJPW Dontaku and joined the resurging Bullet Club.
Now it appears Robinson has signed a new deal with NJPW. Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Robinson confirmed that he did sign a new contract with NJPW and the deal runs into 2023, though full details were not announced:
“If I was going to stay with New Japan, I needed to do it my way, that’s what you’re going to see. That’s what you’re going to hear. I now have the license to do this the way I want. I’m keeping the details private, but I’m here where I am supposed to be. I don’t want to work somewhere else. I was about to, and I was ready to, but I didn’t want to. New Japan is where I belong.”Juice Robinson to Sports Illustrated
Juice also mentioned how he felt about the resurging Bullet Club:
“What we do works best when it’s real, and there’s been a relationship between me and Jay since we were in the New Japan dojo,Jay can be the leader of Bullet Club. I’m fine with that. But remember, Michael Jordan doesn’t win six titles without Scottie Pippen. Bullet Club has been talked about a hell of a lot more since I joined. So I’ll be the No. 2. I’ll be Pippen. They were a legendary one-two punch. Think of what me and Jay can do in tags, and I’m excited about the eight-man tags we can have with The Good Brothers. Bullet Club just got a whole lot better.”Juice Robinson to Sports Illustrated
Robinson is booked to challenge for the IWGP United States Championship in a fatal four way featuring Tanahashi, Will Ospreay, and Jon Moxley at NJPW Capital Collision.
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