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JEFF COBB MAKING AEW DEBUT

By Mike Johnson on 2020-02-12 21:11:00

Jeff Cobb, former ROH Television Champion and Never Openweight Champion for New Japan Pro Wrestling, has been announced as making his All Elite Wrestling debut tonight with the the storyline being that Cobb has been brought in by Chris Jericho as a bounty hunter.  A video package on Cobb followed Jericho's promo:

Cobb is backstage at tonight's AEW TV taping, PWInsider.com has confirmed.

While Cobb is still working for both Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling, his appearance is not a sign that AEW has forged a working relationship with either promotion.  Cobb is currently a free agent as his ROH deal expired at the end of 2019 and he declined to sign a new deal.  He was booked directly by AEW as he is free to work anywhere, so his debut tonight should not be seen as anything greater than just that – a debut.

Based on Jericho's promo, Cobb is booked for next week’s episode of Dynamite in Atlanta against Moxley.  Cobb has not, as of this writing, signed with AEW.

Cobb, 37, first broke into national prominence as Matanza Cueto in Lucha Underground.  Since then, he’s worked under his ring name for a number of major promotions, including ROH, New Japan and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.  He and Dan Maff are currently in line for a future ROH Tag Team Championship bout against Jonathan Gresham and Jay Lethal.

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