PJ Black (Justin Gabriel): “My Goal is NJPW after Ring of Honor!”


During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, PJ Black (Justin Gabriel in WWE) revealed that he hopes to sign with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) once he’s finished up with his Ring of Honor commitments. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On other companies he’d like to work for: “Ever since I started wrestling, my goal was New Japan. Even before WWE, my goal was New Japan. It was just hard for a kid growing up in South Africa with a 3rd world country passport to get in to Japan, and I tried for years, and years, and years. I even moved to Europe for a little while and things didn’t happen there. I got kicked out of the country – long story – moved back to South Africa, but then WWE found me, so, I was like, yeah, I’ll take the contract. I feel like my next step, my next goal is New Japan for sure. And then, after that, I can look and maybe go back to sports entertainment.”

On AEW: “If we can somehow recreate the Monday Night Wars – nothing is going to be on Monday nights – but if we can create those wars, that’s great. I mean, that’s great for fans, that’s great for wrestlers, and it’s cool, like, we have so many options and places to go. I feel like that’s what the business needs right now, so I’m really hoping that happens.”

On his deal with ROH: “My contract officially started, like, a week ago. My first official match is in Vegas. We have two tapings, the 16 & 17 of March which is next month, and I feel like after that, I’ll be traveling full time. Also, I have like 40 independent bookings which they let me honor, so, I’m going to be pretty busy in the summer.”

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