As far as free agents go in wrestling right now, there are none bigger than Jeff Cobb. The former ROH Television Champion and IWGP NEVER Open Weight Champion recently had his Ring of Honor contract expire, and while he still will appear with them on a per appearance basis, he is free to explore the wrestling world again.
Next week he will test the waters of AEW. While they are no strangers to having unsigned talent on AEW Dark, Cobb is going right to primetime on Dynamite as he will face Jon Moxley. He is bring brought in under Chris Jericho, who searched the globe for someone to bring the hurt to Moxley.
Jeff Cobb Has Not Signed With AEW At This Time
While he is showing up for AEW next week, he has not signed with the company. He is appearing as a free agent, but considering the talent of Cobb, he will likely have an offer on the table to join the company. While he could sign with them, he might remain a free agent and continue to work for whatever company is interested.
Will Cobb Be In This Years New Japan Cup?
With Jeff Cobb being a free agent now, we could also see New Japan bring him in. He competed in the G1 Climax last year, and got amazing reactions from fans during the run. As previously mentioned, he has held the NEVER Openweight Championship, which is currently held by Shingo Takagi. He has a legacy in the company already, making it a smart idea to pursue him.
He would also be a smart get for the expansion plans to the United States, as he is a very popular star overseas. They need major stars in the US, as Jon Moxley and Chris Jericho are unable to work these events due to their ties to AEW in the region. Signing some popular free agents like Jeff Cobb would be a nice way to fix this as fans overseas get more used to NJPW being a touring brand there.
Do you think Jeff Cobb will choose to sign with AEW following his debut for the company next week? Could he manage to get the upset and beat Jon Moxley? Let us know what you think in the comment section found down below.
SUBSCRIBE NOW: Get TheOvertimer’s Hottest Stories, Breaking News and Special Features in your email, CLICK HERE!