Who from WWE would fit in with NJPW:
"In WWE there's a lot of guys. I always think Cesaro would be just so good in New Japan … I think Cesaro, Luke Harper, Jason Jordan – I think those guys would be great. Obviously, the Club. I mean, they were already here, so, yeah, they would do good. And then on the indies, nothing's coming off the top of my head. There are guys, but … My friends who are flyers, well, we have Ospreay. Who can do more tricks than him? He's the best in the world at that. We got Lance Archer, he's a real good big man. Fale, he's a great big man, so it's kind of full over here."
How he transitioned from NXT to NJPW with the help of Head Trainer, Matt Bloom:
"Matt Bloom came down to – I believe it was just changing from FCW to NXT … he was kind of transitioning from the end of his in-ring career into a commentator for NXT, so he was around a lot. We became friends because he was a fan of the CJ Parker character; he thought it was cool … He knew I was frustrated the whole time and would always try to give me pointers, help me try to stay positive, and he became a coach. And the frustration continued to climb, and I told him, 'I'm not going to be here very much longer. I can't stand it. I gotta get out of here.' And he said, 'If you ever do leave here, you gotta let me try to get you a look from New Japan.'
I said, 'New Japan? There's no way I could work for New Japan.' I didn't think that I could. And around that time I saw Wrestle Kingdom 9. I watched Tanahashi, Okada, Nakamura. Then I started to really get into it; I watched the G1. AJ was a big part of that, [Karl Anderson] … and I would go back and I watched Kenny Omega and Ibushi from Budokan a few years back. And I thought, 'Oh, it's really not that much different. It's what I wish WWE was, more wrestling and less talk. Less talking and less bulls---. More telling the story in the ring. More classic pro wrestling, not so much, Oh, this is sports entertainment.'"
And then I kind of started to get fired up about it, and I just got lucky, and we were in the Bay Area, whatever WrestleMania was that, I think 31, and they were inducting Fujinami into the Hall of Fame so Tiger Hattori and the president, Sugabyashi, were there… and I went out [to wrestle Baron Corbin], and I was just joking around because I'd already told Matt I was done, and I was just acting like Shawn Michaels… calling myself Mr. WrestleMania Axxess, tuning up the band, acting like a complete ass----, and Fergal – I mean, Finn Balor, and Matt Bloom were like 'Hattori, you gotta take this guy to Japan. He's a good dude. He loves wrestling.' A few months later I was walking into the dojo, so it all happened really quick and really smoothly."
Not being on social media at all and if it will hurt his career:
"No, I don't think it will hurt my career at all … I think social media's silly. There's a lot of guys on there, some of my friends, who just go on there, and the things they say – even our president, the things he says on there – it's just something I don't want be a part of… If you want to see me, come to the matches … see me curtain to curtain. You don't need to know what I had for lunch … I could get drunk and say something that I shouldn't, hurt somebody's feelings, open up a can of worms that I don't want to. Some people just aren't meant to have it."
Robinson also discussed Jay White and the G1 Climax. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.