Jeff Cobb has only one blemish on his record since winning the ROH World Television Title in his in-ring ROH debut last September, and that was in a tag match at Honor Rising in Tokyo in February when he was pinned by Will Ospreay in a tag match.
The ultra-competitive Cobb wanted to avenge that loss at G1 Supercard before a sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden on April 6. Not only was the Hawaiian powerhouse successful in doing so, but he left the ring with another championship belt draped over his shoulder.
Cobb pinned Ospreay to retain his title and win Ospreay’s NEVER Openweight Title.
“It meant everything for me to avenge my only pinfall since I started with ROH,” Cobb said. “It was eating at me since the end of February, so to get that monkey off my back is a huge relief. And to do it at the ‘Mecca,’ Madison Square Garden -- unbelievable!”
Cobb is the first competitor to hold the titles simultaneously and just the third man to have won both championships at some point, joining Ospreay and Tomohiro Ishii. Cobb also is the first American to hold the NEVER Openweight Championship since the New Japan Pro-Wrestling title’s inception in 2012.