Juice Robinson Confirms He’s Leaving NJPW

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Juice Robinson has announced that his NJPW contract is coming to an end and it doesn’t appear he’s interested in sticking around.

During a recent appearance on “Wrestling Observer Live”, Robinson confirmed recent reports that his New Japan Pro Wrestling contract will be expiring at the end of this month.

Additionally, Robinson commented on what’s next for him and if there’s anyone out there that he’s looking to compete against. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On his NJPW status: “Yeah, interesting you said that. I don’t have any plans to travel back over. I am at the end of my contract. I did an extra three-month extension, and that ends April 30th, so that will be that. I will not be wrestling under the New Japan banner any longer. There you have it.”


On what’s next for him: “Well, I really don’t know what’s next. I’m just gonna hang out and relax for a little while, and see what comes from me.”


On what led to his desire to exit NJPW: “I think it was a combination of all those things [pandemic-related issues, the travel]. I was there for nine months with — I did four of the quarantines. A lot happened, when we stopped going it was at kind of a boiling over point. And then I did, and they allowed us to go home. And then [NJPW] Strong kind of took off and we were needed. So it was kind of, two things happened. We did ask to not be going any longer but then we were needed domestically here for Strong. Because you need Jay White and you need guys to fill up the show.”

On if there’s anyone out there that he’s looking to compete against: “Nah. I don’t really have anybody that I want to wrestle, to be honest. [laughs] Yeah, there’s nothing that really — I just don’t have the urge to wrestle really anymore.”

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