NJPW star Juice Robinson says that, despite claims he made last month, he was never planning to retire.
During an April interview on Wrestling Observer Live, Juice Robinson said that his contract with New Japan would be ending on April 30th and that he had no plans to wrestle for the promotion any longer. Not only that, but he also said he didn’t have the urge to wrestle anymore at all, indicating that he was considering retirement.
However, fans saw at NJPW Wrestling Dontaku on May 1st that Robinson joined the Bullet Club and had a future direction with the company after all.
Speaking to NJPW, Juice Robinson revealed that his comments in mid-April were just him “lying to a bunch of gullible idiots” and that he never planned to retire.
“Not that I owe anyone any explanation, but I was never going to retire. That was just me lying to a bunch of gullible idiots. People believe that if they read something on the internet it has to be true. So all I had to say is make sure it landed on the internet, and everybody believed it, hook line and sinker.”
Juice Robinson continued, speaking about joining the Bullet Club and calling it a win-win relationship.
“Sometimes things line up at the right place at the right time. Did you ever think that BULLET CLUB needed Juice Robinson? I gave them a shot in the arm. They got rid of dead weight in that group so that somebody could step up. So this is a win-win relationship. I win and BULLET CLUB wins.
“I don’t think what happens behind the scenes is any of your business. As far as you’re concerned, as far as the fans are concerned, it’s purely business. I’m here to do a job, and I’m using BULLET CLUB to further my career. I’m in this for me, and BULLET CLUB respects that. Most people in that group are the same way, it just so happens that mentality helps BULLET CLUB.”
Juice Robinson will compete for the IWGP United States Championship in a fatal four way match alongside Jon Moxley, Will Ospreay, and current champion Tanahashi at NJPW Capital Collision.