Jeff Cobb is setting the record straight on his reported deal with ROH.
In a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer, Dave Meltzer noted that Cobb is "expected to sign (with ROH)." Some ran with the story, reporting that Cobb had signed with the company. However, as Cobb tells it, he has not signed with the company and that Meltzer's story has been misreported by others.
"Internet websites. Don’t get me started on that," Cobb told UPROXX. "Those guys were like, 'Oh hey, Jeff Cobb signed with ROH?' Really, I did? I wish I would have known. That would’ve been great. But yeah, some people say I signed… When I called them out on it they said, 'No, Dave Meltzer said you did.' I was like, 'No, Dave Meltzer didn’t say I did. He said I’m working with them.' There’s a difference between working and signing with them."
Cobb showed up at the Aug. 25 ROH television tapings, filming a segment that aired on the Sept. 13 edition of the show. Despite his run in on that episode, he is not booked for this weekend's Death Before Dishonor event or subsequent television tapings. However, he is booked for Sunday's NJPW Fighting Spirit Unleashed event.
While Cobb has not officially signed with one company, he did tell fans to keep an eye on his Twitter account for an upcoming announcement regarding his future.
On the subject of NJPW, Cobb expressed excitement in working with the company moving forward.
"I love the Japanese wrestling… Their style is wonderful. They sell, they tell stories, so I love it. I don’t have to do 75 flips or 35 false finishes, so, yeah, it’s great," said Cobb. "I would be lying if I didn’t say I would like to work with top stars. I’ve got a chance to interact with Okada when we were doing this last tour in June, right before this Cow Palace match with Goto, because Goto is in Chaos, and so we did multi-man matches with Okada being in there, so I got a chance to work with him a little bit, which is great… I would love to work with him in a singles. That would be awesome." Cobb continued, "Definitely – again, I would be stupid not to mention guys like Omega, Ibushi, who – he said he wants to have a match with me, so I’m game for that. But yeah, guys like that. They’re on the top for a reason. Again, I’d be dumb not to want to test myself against the best in the world. Shoot, Kenny Omega’s number one in the PWI 500 this year. Why wouldn’t I want to wrestle him? You don’t want to be the best if you don’t want to wrestle Kenny Omega. So yeah, I would love to wrestle Kenny."
Cobb won't get a chance to wrestle Okada or Omega this weekend, but he will clash with a familiar foe in a six-man tag team bout. Cobb teams with Flip Gordon and Chris Sabin against Chuckie T, Beretta & Hirooki Goto at Fighting Spirit Unleashed.