"I think it worked out pretty well."
That's a bit of an understatement. Since 2015 Juice has completely reinvented himself, evolving from a utility player in WWE to a top-level pro-wrestler who holds wins over Tetsuya Naito and Kenny Omega, two of the biggest stars in Japan.
With Australian wrestling currently experiencing its own exciting growth period, the time has never been better for New Japan to pay a visit. The tour will see Robinson and the entire NJPW roster wrestle in Adelaide, Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne. "New Japan is really the last pro wrestling company out there I feel" says Juice. "It's got that respect, that competition, and just pure pro wrestling. There's nothing else like it right now."
Fans in Melbourne will get to see exactly what Robinson means at Festival Hall this Saturday.