With so much talent signed to the WWE currently, it hasn’t stopped the company from bringing in some of the top stars from around the world or showing interest in those that have made names for themselves without the WWE umbrella.
One such star, current IWGP United States Champion Juice Robinson, of course was previously signed to WWE, competing for the NXT brand as CJ Parker until 2015 when he requested his release from the company. Since then, Juice has become one of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s hottest young stars after getting a recommendation with the promotion from the current head trainer at the WWE Performance Center, Matt Bloom.
According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE is very interested in bringing Robinson back into the fold. At this time it’s unknown if there have been talks between the two parties, however it’s being said that WWE can speak with some NJPW talents as they are not under contract. Juice did in fact sign a deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling which was announced on October 11th, 2015, but it’s believed that deal could be coming to an end soon.
EA’s Take: If you follow us at all, then you know how I usually approach anything from The Observer (and if you don’t follow us, SHAME). However, we know Meltzer’s relationship with New Japan, so I’d have to imagine if they’re saying this, that means Juice’s deal is likely expiring in the near future. I’m still pretty new to NJPW’s current product, but I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve seen from Juice. He’s a completely different guy than he was in NXT and has been very open about how unhappy he was there. Honestly, I don’t see why he would want to make that move unless the money was ridiculous, but he doesn’t strike me as that kind of guy though and looks to be pretty happy where he’s at. If I’m him, I’d stay with NJPW. He’s only 29-years old and if WWE’s interested now, they will be interested again should he decide to do it later on.
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