Current Ring of Honor Television champion Jeff Cobb spoke with Wrestling Inc recently about the upcoming Madison Square Garden joint show being held by ROH and NJPW in April. Cobb mentions in the interview how much he’s looking forward to working the event, and calls the Garden one of the “meccas” of pro-wrestling.
I’m definitely looking forward to it. I did an interview with Ring Of Honor and I mentioned that in 2003 I had an amateur wrestling tournament there, the world championships were held in Madison Square Garden, and if my career could come full-circle where I can actually have a pro wrestling match in Madison Square Garden, it would be amazing. The Garden–that’s the mecca of pro wrestling, I feel, that’s where everything is. When you think of wrestling, you think of Madison Square Garden, in my opinion, so I’m definitely looking forward to that.
Cobb, who also worked as the monster Matanza in Lucha Underground, signed with ROH earlier this year, defeating Punishment Martinez in his first matchup with the promotion. He also carries the world championship for PWG (Pro-Wrestling Guerrilla), a promotion which he’s worked at for years. Cobb then talks about the relationship between ROH and PWG, and attributes the rise of independent wrestling to the cooperation of these promotions, including NJPW.
I don’t know if they’re working together, but Ring Of Honor is allowing us to wrestle in PWG as long as it doesn’t conflict with their debut dates. I’m excited, I mean I’m currently the PWG heavyweight champion and I don’t plan on losing that for a while. It’s cool that companies can work together because people are yelling to the clouds for alternatives to the WWE and I think definitely Ring Of Honor, PWG and New Japan are all companies that people can get behind and it gives them a nice alternative.