Jeff Cobb is a world-renowned wrestler and he recently spoke about Jon Moxley and his contract that doesn’t let him fight in the US. Jon is the current IWGP US champion. He is also a former WWE Wrestler and used to work as Dean Ambrose in WWE.
In AEW, he is the current AEW World Champion. Jeff Cobb is currently working at NJPW Strong and the New Japan Cup for the IWGP United States Championship. Cobb wishes to win the title so he can defend it regularly in WWE. he spoke about it on the Wrestling Inc.
Jeff Cobb Taunt Jon Moxley’s Inability to Defend IWGP Title in US
"I respect him as a wrestler, as a fighter," Cobb prefaced. "Although, again going back to being selfish, I would love to selfishly win that championship just for the fact that I'll be able to defend it in America, and it's called the U.S.
Championship. We both live in Vegas, and we plan to get together a couple of times. Our schedules don't line up as much as we'd like to, but it's one of those no hard feelings kind of things. Just business. Not if but when I win, then I'll buy the first round I guess."
Moxley last defended his title at The New Beginning in Osaka on Feb. 2. He fought Minoru Suzuki who is a very popular wrestler in Japan. It was reported that Moxley was booked for NJPW's G1 Climax event in Dallas, but Moxley denied it.
Moxley cannot defend his U.S. Title in the US as his AEW Contract does not allow him to do so. Cobb stated that he does not know about Moxley’s ability to defend the title in the US. "You know, I don't know," Cobb admitted.
"The good thing about what I do and my position is I just have to worry about wrestling and winning the tournament. Everything else is on the matchmakers.That's a tough thing to do right as is, but we can wrestle in Antarctica.
I mean, that's a neutral territory. I guess, sure. "The bottom line is I definitely got my sights set on Moxley and that championship, and where we wrestle [is] not my choice, but it doesn't really matter because my intention is to win that championship."
He was then asked whether his next match against Moxley would be a death match style match. "Well, I definitely don't want it to go that route, but if need be, I guess I'm going through some glass," Jeff Cobb conceded.
"I'm gonna go ahead and say no, but I guess the closest would be the the few times I wrestled with Moxley. That's not my strong style, and my strong style is grabbing somebody and throwing them. That's how I like to do it."