Exclusive: Jeff Cobb's Initial ROH Contract For One Year

Jeff Cobb could very well be back on the market soon, but he's in the middle of a top-level push from ROH.

The former Matanza Cueto has appeared for Ring Of Honor for almost the last year, in addition to New Japan Pro Wrestling and Lucha Underground. However, when speaking to Fightful recently, Cobb confirmed that part of the reason he ended up signing with ROH is because he passed on a longer-term Impact deal.

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"i initially signed for one year. That was another reason I decided to go with Ring of Honor. Impact offered me a two-year deal. I was telling Sonjay Dutt at the time I just got out of a bad relationship with the Lucha (Underground) contract, so I didn't want to be tied down for a long period of time. They really wanted to push the two-year contract, and I didn't want something long term because I got out of this crazy 7-9 year contract," said Cobb.

It's worth noting that Cobb told Jim Ross late last year that he would be with ROH for the "foreseeable future." It's unknown when Cobb's deal specifically started, but it was reported that he'd came to terms last July.

As for Lucha Underground, the future of their show is unknown. It's been over a year since they filmed, and the likes of King Cuerno, Ivelisse, Joey Ryan and Kobra Moon were released after filing a class-action lawsuit against the company. When we asked Cobb if he was surprised, his frustration was evident. 

"Not at all. I was more shocked that it took this long for someone to do it. It was good while it was going. No clue what happened. I wish I knew what happened. If they would have been more up front and told us what was going on, I think there would have been less angry people," Cobb told us. 

You can see our full interview with Jeff Cobb above. You can see him on Ring of Honor programming every week, which airs on their official website and HonorClub.

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