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PROFILE

Jeff Cobb

UNIT

UNITED EMPIRE 

HEIGHT

178cm 

WEIGHT

120kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

July11 1982 

Jeff Cobb
HEIGHT
178cm 
WEIGHT
120kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
July11 1982 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Honolulu HI, USA 
DEBUT
2009 
FINISH HOLD

Tour of the Islands, 

 
TWITTER
@RealJeffCobb 

BIOGRAPHY

There aren’t many all round talents that are as impressive as Jeff Cobb. A 2004 Olympic freestyle wrestler, Cobbcertainly has mat wrestling credentials, but what really wowed fans on his transition to the professional ranks was his ability to merge size, power and phenomenal athleticism. 

Jeff Cobb’s first NJPW matches came as a result of being a standout ROH prospect, one talented enough to beat Will Ospreay for the NEVER Openweight Championship at Madison Square Garden in April 2019. Yet Cobb didn’t seem as if he was reaching his full potential until he joined Ospreay in the United Empire. 

Teaming with Great-O-Khan in the 2020 World tag League, Cobb was more threatening than ever before, and after coming close to wins o0ver Shingo Takagi and Kazuchika Okada in consecutive Tokyo Dome matches in 2021, finally scored a landmark win over the Rainmaker at Wrestle Grand Slam in met life Dome on September 4. With a surge in momentum, Cobb had a record breaking G1 campaign, becoming the first to ever go 8-0, only to lose his final league match to the Rainmaker. Cobb carried that momentum to the tag ranks in 2022, winning the IWGP tag Team Championships for two brief reigns with Great-O-Khan. 

There aren’t many all round talents that are as impressive as Jeff Cobb. A 2004 Olympic freestyle wrestler, Cobbcertainly has mat wrestling credentials, but what really wowed fans on his transition to the professional ranks was his ability to merge size, power and phenomenal athleticism. 

Jeff Cobb’s first NJPW matches came as a result of being a standout ROH prospect, one talented enough to beat Will Ospreay for the NEVER Openweight Championship at Madison Square Garden in April 2019. Yet Cobb didn’t seem as if he was reaching his full potential until he joined Ospreay in the United Empire. 

Teaming with Great-O-Khan in the 2020 World tag League, Cobb was more threatening than ever before, and after coming close to wins o0ver Shingo Takagi and Kazuchika Okada in consecutive Tokyo Dome matches in 2021, finally scored a landmark win over the Rainmaker at Wrestle Grand Slam in met life Dome on September 4. With a surge in momentum, Cobb had a record breaking G1 campaign, becoming the first to ever go 8-0, only to lose his final league match to the Rainmaker. Cobb carried that momentum to the tag ranks in 2022, winning the IWGP tag Team Championships for two brief reigns with Great-O-Khan. 

FINISH HOLD

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    Tour of the Islands

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