Juice Robinson Says IMPACT Wrestling Feels Natural For Him, Plans On 'Floating' For The Next Year

Juice Robinson plans on being his own boss for the next year.

After a successful career resurgence in New Japan Pro Wrestling, Juice Robinson, the former CJ Parker in NXT, resurfaced on American TV in IMPACT Wrestling. Now, Juice’s contract status is changing and he is pondering his next career moves.

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Speaking with Instinct Culture's Denise Salcedo, Juice Robinson opened up about his life has changed since the pandemic and his future with New Japan Pro Wrestling,

"My life coming out of this pandemic was way better than it was going in. My life has totally changed. We don't need to get personal about my life story and stuff but when this all started I had a little bachelor pad/ studio apartment in Tokyo, next to Shinjuku Station, the world's largest train station so I was living a fast bachelor lifestyle. Not saying I didn't want to settle down but there were no signs of slowing down. {laughs} Now I am sitting in a house that I bought, I am engaged, I am gonna be married, I have a dog running around annoying me as we speak, it's just a crazy thing. I'll always be with New Japan in my heart. Those are my guys, those are my boys, those are my people that gave me the chance, I'll never turn my back on New Japan. But right now my life has just changed, I am just not that 25-year-old kid with a Paul McCartney autobiography in his book bag wanting to travel the world anymore. That's just not who I am. But I still want to be part of New Japan and I just don't know how I am going to be but I will be."

Juice Robinson would say that IMPACT Wrestling feels natural for him, saying he always foresaw himself in an American promotion.

"I love IMPACT. It's what I really like, I like lights, camera, action here we go. {laughs} TV wrestling, that's what I grew up on, that's what I grew up manifesting in my brain. As a child on my trampoline, in my living crawling across the room reaching for the tag, I always viewed myself in front of the camera in a U.S company. So that it right there makes me so happy to do it all the time, because it's so different from what I am used to in Japan. I never knew that I would just land in Japan and that I would take to it, or I don't even know if I did take to it but I just ended up going and I just didn't come back for 5 years. It was a job, it was an open-ended thing, and it stuck but I don't know if I am natural at that of the way I do it at New Japan. I feel more natural sometimes in an IMPACT setting."

Robinson noted that he also has interests outside of wrestling and for the next year, he plans on "floating" and being his own boss.

"I think right now I am just gonna float for a while because right now there are so many other things on my mind really than wrestling, so I don't really know where I am going to be next year with wrestling, I might get fired up to do it, I might not. I don't really know. We shall see. {laughs} I might just float for a while, I think it's time for me just to do my thing, be my own boss, and just do what I wanna do on a weekly basis."

You can see the full interview embedded above. Fightful has live coverage of IMPACT on AXS TV beginning Thursday at 8 p.m. eastern.

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