Juice Robinson is the first American to win the IWGP United States Championship and he reacted to the big win by reflecting on his departure from NXT.
Robinson took part in a press conference after defeating Jay White at NJPW‘s G1 Special in San Francisco live on AXS TV and delivered a fiery promo to the reporters in attendance.
“When I left NXT, Canyon Ceman told me … he looked at me and he said CJ Parker — actually used my shoot name, Joe Robinson — he said, ‘Joe, go out and make yourself a star.’ Well by God, f*ck it’s taken three years, but I landed on my feet,” said Juice. “That’s right! I landed on my f*cking feet.”
Adding, “But that’s in the rear-view mirror now and guess what I ain’t going back. I ain’t ever going back. It’s ok, because guess what, guys like Cody Rhodes, guys like Kenny Omega, more guys like that, Will Ospreay. The big stars. The big independent stars.”
Robinson finished saying, “I might not be a star yet, but I’m getting there. So titles do matter. And guess what Canyon Ceman, I’m doing my damnedest to make myself a star.”
— Justin Barrasso (@JustinBarrasso) July 8, 2018