Has Jeff Cobb Signed With New Japan Pro Wrestling?
When the names of the men in this year’s G1 Climax dropped, there were some surprises. Among those surprises was Jeff Cobb, who earlier this year finally signed a contract but didn’t mention which company. If it was All Elite Wrestling, he’d have showed up there following All Out. Should Cobb have stuck with Ring Of Honor, he’d likely be in the Pure Championship tournament. Instead, the only promotion he has shown up for lately is New Japan Pro Wrestling, likely his new home.
Jeff Cobb Always Planned To Use Ring Of Honor To Get To New Japan Pro Wrestling
Now entering his second G1 Climax and having had a run with the NEVER Openweight Championship, he’s well established with the company, one that he always wanted to get into. You would think he’s a perfect choice for New Japan Pro Wrestling given his hard hitting and agile style, yet he’s yet to have a smash hit of a match within the company. Now that he has a contract with NJPW and them having a reduced roster? He might end up with a bigger role in the company.
This was always where he wanted to be, constantly mentioning the fact whenever possible. Cobb signed with ROH due to their dealings with NJPW, a way to get his foot in the door. He might have been great in AEW, but this will likely lead to Cobb as a future IWGP United States Champion, and letting him tour Japan as much as he wants along the way.
A Long Shot To Win A-Block
In a field alongside Will Ospreay, Shingo Takagi, Jay White, Kota Ibushi & Kazuchika Okada, Jeff Cobb doesn’t have a very high chance of reaching the finals of the A-Block this year. His best case scenario is leaving with 10+ points, and having some strong matches that inspire fans to rally behind him going forward. If he signed a NJPW contract, this is his time to shine and prove he belongs here. Good matches won’t be hard to come from, but it’s time to pick the pace up and give his best effort.
Are you excited to see Jeff Cobb wrestle in the G1 Climax? Do you think he’s signed a contract with NJPW?Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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