Juice Robinson Sends Message to WWE Management After Winning Major NJPW Singles Title in San Francisco


Three years ago, Juice Robinson did what was considered unthinkable at the time in choosing to leave the bright lights of WWE NXT to place a massive bet on himself. Last night at the world famous Cow Palace in San Francisco, he defeated one of the hottest up-and-coming acts in New Japan Pro Wrestling to become the first American-born IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.

Moments after defeating “Switchblade” Jay White in a tremendous, potentially show-stealing bout second from the top of the card, Robinson was interviewed backstage by members of the pro wrestling media and actually had a message for a particular member of management that he left behind in WWE all those years ago.

“When I left NXT Canyon Ceman told me, he said ‘Joe go out and make yourself a star.’ Well it’s taken three years and I’ve landed on my feet. That’s right! I landed on my f—ing feet. Fast-forward three years. WWE NXT all that s—, everything you guys constantly ask me about, that’s in the rearview mirror now and I ain’t going back. I ain’t ever going back. Guys like Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, Will Ospreay, the big ‘independent stars’ – Independent? You can take that and shove it up your ass. They’re stars now. And guess what Canyon Ceman, I’m doing my damndest to make myself a star.”

You can check out more from Juice’s post-match comments in the videos below, courtesy of Justin Barrasso, although be forewarned that his comments contain a large amount of vulgarity. You can watch the complete NJPW G1 Special in San Francisco right now on New Japan World, featuring English commentary from WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross and UFC legend Josh Barnett.