Juice Robinson is fed up with social media and rants about it.
In modern-day pro wrestling, much like all forms of entertainment, social media is a dominating force of engagement, information, and polling. While there are some that have really mastered these tools, others do not see the purpose and the constant need for engagement and promotion.
Juice Robinson falls into the latter category.
Speaking with Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp, Juice Robinson explains why he doesn't feel the need to share everything with social media and assures everyone that he is, in fact, doing what he needs to do to make it as a professional wrestler without broadcasting it.
"I get asked that all the time. It came from one day I just got fed up with it. I don’t think I’m speaking out of turn by saying there is a whole hell of a lot of negativity on social media. I don’t know. I figure I wrestle for a company, New Japan Pro Wrestling, I am not a promoter. They are the promoters. They should promote me. I don’t need to be promoting that I had a ham sandwich for lunch and look at me I went to Gold’s Gym. Everything that everyone does on that, for the most part, in my opinion, is them tooting their own horn. It makes me sick. I don’t really care how many pull-ups you did in your dad’s basement, okay? That’s cool. We’re all working out. Seriously. I don’t need it documented. I don’t need a like for it."
He continued, "Trust me. I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing to be a pro wrestler, okay? I don’t need to brag about it. I’m a pro wrestling from curtain to curtain and when I’m not, my name is Joseph Ryan Robertson. I’m your neighbor. I’m drinking a Miller Lite and I’m flipping burgers on my grill. That’s it and that’s how I feel about it and I’ll get real hot about it sometimes."
Turning the spotlight onto his fellow wrestlers, Juice believes that maybe pro wrestlers who are too reliant on social media should look at life through the filter of realism.
"These people think that pro wrestling is something that it’s not, okay? You know who’s famous? Paul McCartney’s famous. You know who was a good wrestler? Roddy Piper. I guarantee you’re not a good wrestler and I guarantee you’re not famous, so why don’t we be regular people? Do the show, have some fun, go out, have some beers and go on with your life. That’s how I do pro wrestling. Done. How’s that for a Juice Robinson rant?"
Elsewhere in the interview, Juice talks to Sean about the almost divine set of circumstances that led to him joining New Japan Pro-Wrestling and how he feels about the Forbidden door relationship between modern pro wrestling companies. Learn more here.