Ring of Honor superstar Jeff Cobb was the second guest on the new ROHStrong podcast where the former Television champion discussed his brief stint in AEW back in February. Cobb begins by revealing only a few people knew about his scheduled appearance, which included an alliance with The Inner Circle faction, and a singles matchup against now AEW champion Jon Moxley.
There were maybe five or six people who knew I was coming. Cody Rhodes knew, I was in contact with him. Moxley knew because I was beating him up.
Cobb then admits that he was always planning on remaining in ROH, but used his unique contract situation at the time to benefit both parties.
To be honest with you, on January 1st, my contract did expire with Ring of Honor. I made it very clear that I would like to stay and work with Ring of Honor. I believe in the company and I believe in the direction that we’re going, especially the talent. The talent is ridiculous. My goal was to stay, but this opportunity came up and I took it. I feel it was good for both parties. Because now people that only watch AEW are like ‘well, I thought Jeff is Ring of Honor?’ or some people are like, ‘what’s Ring of Honor?’ Then they come over and look at Ring of Honor and now there’s more eyes that wouldn’t have been on Ring of Honor that are going over now. I think it helped everybody in the grand scheme of things. It was fun. Good pay day.
Cobb would put up a good showing, but would ultimately lose to Moxley in his Dynamite debut. Check out his full interview below. (H/T and transcribed by Pro Wrestling Sheet)