Juice Robinson recently participated in an interview with New Japan Pro Wrestling’s website and called out Jon Moxley for not defending the IWGP United States Championship.
–A lot of American fans have commented that the IWGP United States Championship is rarely seen in the United States. It’s only been defended in the US once this year. Some fans were upset that New Japan went back to America last month for Fighting Spirit Unleashed, but the US Championship wasn’t there.
Juice: Of course. It’s like with Cody. I’m the only one who defends that title. Cody had it for a cup of coffee, now Moxley. They win the title and just sit at home. How many times did Cody defend it?
–He had a defense scheduled last December but…
Juice: He limped out and they cancelled it. That’s not what a champion is. And what’s Moxley done? Sat on his ass, getting his triceps stapled up. Injuries happen, but at least when I had that belt I defended it as much as I could. I was on the road up and down Japan, a fighting champion, and damn it, I should be the champion again. Forever. When you think of titles, you think of people. Like when you think of Ricky Steamboat you think of him as an Intercontinental Champion. Think of the IWGP title and you think of Okada, or Tanahashi. I want people to think of me when they think of the US Championship.
Robinson is scheduled to challenge Moxley for the title on Monday, Oct. 14th at King of Pro-Wrestling in Ryogoku Kokugikan.