Jeff Cobb talks Ring of Honor.
When Jeff Cobb isn't competing in the NJPW G1 Climax, he's a focal point in Ring of Honor. Cobb is the former ROH Television Champion and recently challenged Matt Taven for the ROH World Title at Best in the World. While many fans believe ROH is on the downswing thanks to the rise of All Elite Wrestling, Cobb doesn't sound as concerned.
"I think we’re in a good spot. A lot of people kind of have their naysayers, as when we had a core group of guys leave, and that’s totally fine," said Cobb in an interview with CBS. "Every major sport has had that. Every major wrestling company has had that. Like LeBron left, 'What we going to do?' So you start rebuilding. When they got Kyrie [Irving] and Kevin Love and all this. So I think for that, in the short term, it’s not good. But in the long-term it’s beneficial, because now we have a new influx of talent coming in, like myself included, guys like Bandido, and RUSH, and Dragon Lee, and Brody King, and PCO, and all those guys. Now they’re stepping up into more prominent roles. And now, we’re giving our ring a modern audience, a brand new roster to play with and see new guys, and new wrestlers, and new matches, and just new everything. Where we’re at, I think we’re going to find spot, because now we get to showcase some more people who may have not had a chance before because we had star-studded lineup prior and we have a star-studded lineup now."
With ROH losing stars such as Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks, other talent has had to step up in their place. Being a former TV Champion and recent headliner, many view Cobb as one of the faces of the promotion. Cobb doesn't quite see it that way.
"I feel we have the talent on the roster where everybody carries their own load. I carry my own load in my own way, in certain aspects of it, but I feel everybody is doing their part. So I don’t feel pressured, because if I have an off night, I know guys like Villain Enterprises can pick up the slack, guys in life probably can. Everybody on our roster that can carry something if one of us is literally a step off or something."
Cobb is currently taking time away from ROH to compete in the G1 Climax. You can view where he stands in the tournament by clicking here.