According to Dave Meltzer, Jeff Cobb suffered a knee injury on the first night of the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 event in six-man tag action.
During Wrestling Observer Radio broadcast Meltzer stated that Cobb hurt his knee on night one of Wrestle Kingdom. According to him, the injury occurred in the early stage of a six-man tag match where Cobb, Great-O-Khan, and Will Ospreay squared off with Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, and BUSHI. The situation became worse on the second night when Cobb took on Naito in the singles match.
At this moment the nature and extent of the Cobb injury are still unknown. There’s no official statement about the situation, so it’s not currently known if Cobb will have to step out of the ring for some time.
Last year was a very good one for Cobb, as he made it to the finals of the G1 Climax 31 tournament without a single defeat, before losing to Kazuchika Okada. Due to Will Ospreay’s injury and Aaron Henare’s travel issues, Cobb and O-Khan handled the responsibility of caring for the United Empire banner through most of the year. NJPW became a mainstay for Cobb, who focused on competing in Japan, with the exception of a dew dates taking place in promotions such as CMLL, MLW, GCW, Beyond Wrestling, and DEFY.
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