Current New Japan Pro Wrestling star Jeff Cobb spoke recently about appearing in the Royal Rumble.
Cobb made a name for himself in Lucha Underground and Pro Wrestling Guerilla (PWG) before signing with New Japan in 2020. Cobb also spent some time in Ring of Honor, capturing the ROH World Television Championship. He would go on to sign with NJPW in 2020. Cobb is part of the United Empire stable, alongside Will Ospreay, TJP, Great O-Khan, Francesco Akira, Aaron Henare, and Gideon Grey.
While speaking with Steve Fall, Cobb discussed the possibility of someday appearing in the Royal Rumble. Cobb said that if everything were to align, he’d be down for the opportunity. He stated:
“You never say never. But it all depends on if the stars lined up and all that stuff. Again, if they wanted me for some odd reason, then they’d have to go through the right avenues. I don’t think they could contact me directly because I don’t think that’s legal. I don’t know how those things work. But yeah, if for some odd reason, they were like, ‘Hey, we wanna put Jeff in the Royal Rumble,’ I’m not good at Royal Rumbles. I don’t want to run down to the ring either, so… But yeah, if the stars aligned, I’d be totally down to do it.”
The Royal Rumble will air this Saturday, January 28th from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The show will stream live on Peacock at 8:00 PM EST, and on the WWE network internationally.