A change has been made to ROH 18th Anniversary.
ROH announced that Jeff Cobb will be replacing Adam Brooks in his match against Slex on Friday. Brooks was forced out of the match due to travel issues.
Due to travel issues, Australian star Adam Brooks’ much-anticipated ROH debut will not take place at 18th Anniversary in Las Vegas this Friday, March 13 as originally scheduled.
With Brooks unavailable, ROH matchmakers have signed former ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb to take his place against Slex on the show.
Slex has faced nothing but top-level competition since arriving in ROH from Australia last month. In his three matches with the company, he’s been in the ring with the likes of Bandido, Marty Scurll, Flip Gordon and Brody King.
While Slex is still searching for his first victory in ROH, he more than held his own in every match and made a strong impression with Honor Nation. Slex also has caught the attention of Shane Taylor, who has attacked him on multiple occasions after his matches.
A win over a competitor with Cobb’s credentials would send Slex soaring up the rankings. You can count the number of times Cobb has been pinned in singles competition since his ROH debut a year and a half ago on one hand and still have fingers left over.
Cobb, who is willing to take on anyone in any promotion, wants to wear ROH gold around his waist again, and he knows a victory over Slex would strengthen his case for a title shot.
Here's a look at the updated card for ROH 18th Anniversary, which takes place on Mar. 13.
ROH World Championship
RUSH (c) vs. Mark Haskins
ROH Television Championship
Dragon Lee (c) vs. Bandido
ROH Tag Team Championship
Jonathan Gresham & Jay Lethal (c) vs. Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll & Flip Gordon)
Jeff Cobb vs. Slex
Joe Hendry & Dalton Castle vs. The Briscoes (Mark & Jay Briscoe)
Dealer's Choice (Winner receives title match of his choosing)
Dan Maff vs. Kenny King vs. Bateman vs. Shane Taylor
Session Moth Martina vs. Nicole Savoy
PCO & Brody King vs. Alex Zayne & Rey Horus
Bully Ray vs. Eli Isom