IWGP United States Champion Juice Robinson spoke at a post-match press conference at NJPW “Destruction in Kobe.” Robinson was asked about his upcoming title defense against Cody at this Sunday’s NJPW “Fighting Spirit Unleashed” in Long Beach, California. Here are the highlights:
Being the new “American Dream”: “It would be really easy for me to sit here and say, ‘Cody, American Nightmare! Born with a silver spoon up his as*’, right?”, Juice said. “Cody is everything I am not; he has got a beautiful wife, a beautiful dog, millions of dollars, thousands of dollars – worth of suits, drives around in nice cars… he’s the American Nightmare. He ain’t the American Dream. That belongs to me now. I’m the American Dream now. That’s true, right here, red, white and blue.
“The son of a machine operator. Cody was put on this earth to be a pro wrestler, ladies and gentlemen. And you know what? He backs it up, because he is a talented son – of – a – gun. To get here right now for me, everything had to line up right. The planets had to line up, the stars had to line up. Everything had to work out just the way it did for me to stand right here with the U. S. Championship.”
Facing Cody this weekend: “I know at Long Beach, Cody versus Juice for this right here (points to the title), we are going to find out who the best pro wrestler is. Getting it (title) was hard enough, but keeping it is going to be harder.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions