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.
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.