Juice Robinson will soon be finished with New Japan Pro Wrestling. The former CJ Parker has enjoyed a career resurgence with the promotion, where he started in 2015. Robinson’s contract is set to expire soon.
Juice is booked for the NJPW Windy City Riot event in Chicago. Robinson will team with tag partner David Finlay and Brody King to take on Jonah, Bad Dude Tito, and Shane Haste. According to a new report from Fightful Select, it will be his last match with New Japan.
“A couple of months ago, Fightful Select reported that charismatic star Juice Robinson was a free agent after his NJPW deal expired after January 31. We asked for an update on the situation, and Robinson tells Fightful he extended his deal three months, which he also mentioned in an interview with F4W. However, this weekend at Windy City Riot is the last match he’ll be working for NJPW, he claims. His deal with NJPW is up at the end of April.
He reiterated to us that he is NOT retiring, but he is likely to take less dates, and he didn’t want to be contracted somewhere that he didn’t believe he could fulfill the required duties to 100 percent.”
Juice Robinson plans to slow down the number of dates he is working. That doesn’t mean it will be the last time fans get to see him. For one last look at him as a NJPW star, Windy City Riot is where it’s at.
Time will tell what the future holds for Juice Robinson. His time in Japan has benefitted his career greatly. It sounds like an independent run is in the cards.
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