Jeff Cobb thinks he and Matt Riddle could have been unstoppable in tag team competition for years.
The Chosen Bros looked to be destined for big things at the end of 2017 heading into 2018, but things went in a different direction for both men. The former PWG Tag Team Champions were originally scheduled to team together in the NJPW World Tag League Tournament in 2017, but Riddle fell out of the tournament at the last minute. He was eventually replaced by Michael Elgin.
Speaking to UPROXX, Cobb discussed what could have been with Riddle in NJPW.
"I definitely wanted to do more with the Chosen Bros. Matt Riddle definitely wanted to do more with the Chosen Bros. The only thing is, promoters were afraid to book us together," said Riddle. "Because realistically, I’m a former 2004 Olympic wrestler, Olympic athlete, Matt Riddle is a very accomplished amateur wrestler, an undefeated UFC fighter, and together we’re unstoppable, so promoters are afraid to put us together, because who could stop us, realistically, right? But PWG saw it, and we dominated the tag division for over a year, and we definitely would have, I think, if myself and Matt Riddle were paired up in the 2017 World Tag League we probably would have won it, and we probably would have won the IWGP Heavyweight tag belts at Wrestle Kingdom. But you never know. You can always play fantasy booking."
The Chosen Bros came together in Dec. 2016, uniting to defeat The Young Bucks in their first match together. From there, they dominated the PWG tag team scene, winning the Tag Team Titles in Oct. 2017 before losing them in Apr. 2018 in a three-way tag team bout.
When it comes to Riddle signing with WWE, Cobb expressed his happiness for his former tag partner.
"I support him in his decision. A lot of people complained about him signing with WWE," he said. "Why? This man wants to make money. He’s a star. Let him be a star to the millions around the world that watch WWE. Be happy for him. Support him. I do."