In an interview with New Japan Pro Wrestling’s official website, IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada offered his opinion on why Juice Robinson is the future of the business.

“Well, is there anybody who really thinks a third generation guy in there with today’s guys can win? They’re still active, but it’s really just like them being in some veteran’s reunion card every night. Honestly, they just aren’t G1 caliber. To be honest, me personally? I want there to be stricter requirements to get into the G1 in the first place. Juice (Robinson) is the future, and it’s rare for me to face people younger than me in the G1. He’s got a lot of ability. I’m really looking forward to facing him.”

Okada’s full comments can be found at this link.