Jeff Cobb has certainly lived up to his moniker of the “Hawaiian Juggernaut” since debuting in Ring of Honor nine months ago. Still yet to be pinned or forced to submit in an ROH ring, the former ROH World Television Champion gets his first shot at the ROH World Title when he faces champion Matt Taven in the main event of the Best in the World pay-per-view (streaming live for HonorClub) this Friday, June 28 in Baltimore.
Here’s a look at Cobb’s most impressive wins in ROH:
5. Vs. Hirooki Goto (Honor Rising, Feb. 22, 2019)
Cobb traveled to Tokyo to defend the ROH World Television Title against the dangerous and highly decorated New Japan Pro-Wrestling star. As expected, there was plenty of hard-hitting action, but Cobb weathered all of Goto’s strikes and high-impact moves and went on to hit Tour of the Islands for the victory.
4. Vs. Hangman Adam Page (Final Battle, Dec. 14, 2018)
Page, ROH’s Breakout Star for 2017, was looking to solidify his status as an elite competitor by capturing his first singles title in ROH, but the ROH World Television Champion was up to the challenge. Page threw everything he had at Cobb, but it wasn’t enough, as he ultimately fell victim to Tour of the Islands.
3. Vs. Shane Taylor (ROH 17th Anniversary, March 15, 2019)
Five months after pushing Cobb to the limit in a non-title bout, Taylor finally got his shot at Cobb’s ROH World Television Championship. Once again, Taylor matched Cobb’s intensity and stood toe to toe with him. The bad man from the mean streets of East Cleveland came within an eyelash of pinning Cobb after sticking a Cleveland Destroyer, but the resilient champion hit two Tour of the Islands in a row to prevail.
2. Vs. Punishment Martinez (“Ring of Honor Wrestling,” Sept. 29, 2018)
To say Cobb’s debut match in ROH was impressive would be a gross understatement. The intimidating, 6-foot-7, 272-pound Martinez had been a dominant ROH World Television champion when he stepped into the ring to put his title on the line against Cobb, but it didn’t take the challenger long -- 87 seconds, to be exact -- to shatter Martinez’s aura of dominance. Martinez’s big moves had zero effect on Cobb, who manhandled “The Creeper of Violence” to win the title.
1. Vs. Will Ospreay (G1 Supercard, April 6, 2019)
Cobb’s ROH World Television Title and Ospreay’s NEVER Openweight Title were both at stake when the two international superstars clashed before a sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden. Ospreay had pinned Cobb in a tag match in Japan six weeks prior, and Cobb was determined to avenge the rare setback. He did so in a thrilling match that got the historic show off to a sizzling start. After hitting a super Tour of the Islands off the middle ropes, Cobb followed with a second Tour of the Islands to win the match and become a double champion.