Juice Robinson is a top name in NJPW, but he made his way there via NXT. During his time at the WWE Performance Center, Robinson had the opportunity of working with Dusty Rhodes, something anyone should count as a privilege. As it turns out, The American Dream loved a promo that was actually banned.
While speaking with Fightful, Robinson discussed his time with NXT and his experiences as CJ Parker between 2012 and 2015. He also revealed a new character idea that he tested out which drew him some heat.
“Oh, yeah. Gosh. I can clear the air now. This was awesome. To me, all I was trying to do – I’m gonna just leave it all out there right here – I was trying to be super, super, super left-wing. Almost a caricature of a hippy or what call a hippy. Just funny stuff. I kinda had some CM Punk / Straight Edge Society like that, weird, out there, almost disconnected with actual reality. That kind of ‘heel.’ That’s what I was going for. I was trying to not lose to people in two minutes on TV. That’s what I was trying to do.”
Another member of the NXT roster filmed a promo at Sea World where he advocated for Orcas. He even called it “Slave World.” CJ Parker was a bit of a sign touting hippie character, after all.
That Sea World bit didn’t fly, but Dusty Rhodes loved it.
“So me and another guy, I can’t remember who, came up with it, but next thing I know we’re outside of Sea World doing the tear going down my eye and sad music, the orcas are swimming and I called it Slave World. You can’t say that, of course. It was meant to be an idea. What could have been. Anyways, I showed it to Dusty and he loved it. Absolutely loved it. However, somebody else said, ‘Don’t show that again.’ Well, I ended up showing it again. Apparently, Anheuser-Busch sponsors Sea World. Anheuser-Busch also is with WWE or something, I don’t know. Bureaucratic bull crap. It never saw the light of day, but it was very, very entertaining. Very tongue-in-cheek, very pro wrestling.”
Sadly, that Sea World promo is likely tucked in some video achieve in the WWE libraries, never to see the light of day. We’ll keep our hopes up that fans will someday see that piece of lost media, but Juice Robinson will never forget it.
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