Report: AEW Has "Massive Interest" In Top Free Agent

AEW in line for another big-time roster addition?

Juice Robinson
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Bandido wasn't the only big-name free agent to draw considerable interest from All Elite Wrestling after last week's episode of Dynamite.

PWInsider's Mike Johnson reports that on top of Bandido, AEW has "massive interest" in bringing Juice Robinson in as well. The Tony Khan-helmed group wants to use Robinson as often as it possibly can, making him a regular.

Juice wrestled old NJPW rival Jon Moxley on last week's Dynamite. Billed as a "World Championship Eliminator" bout, it would've seen Robinson earn a shot at Moxley's belt in the event of a victory, though he was defeated. Nonetheless, Khan wants to snap him up.

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The 33-year-old recently declared himself "totally free" and "no longer representing New Japan", his (old?) home promotion, telling SI:-

“I’m no longer representing New Japan, and I want that to be clear. I carried that New Japan flag for seven years. I’ve got no unfinished business there. I sang that song and I danced that dance, and we’ve gone our separate ways. That’s in the rearview mirror. I’m totally free right now. I’ll fight whoever, wherever and whenever I want as long as it’s the right match against the right opponent on the right night of the week. Dynamite is the hottest show, and I’m wrestling their champ on the hottest night of the week in wrestling. This is the biggest match of my career, and I’m ready for it.”

Wrestling as CJ Parker in WWE between 2011 and 2015, Robinson entered NJPW's Young Lion system shortly after departing the market leaders, quickly becoming one of the company's most popular foreign wrestlers. Three IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship reigns and one Tag Team Title run followed for Robinson, with the long-time babyface turning heel and joining Bullet Club back in May.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.