In recent weeks, Jeff Cobb has been boldly calling out Kenny Omega as he participates in the NJPW New Japan Cup.
Now, following United Empire’s recent defeat over CHAOS on March 21st, Cobb declared that he plans to come to All Elite Wrestling to confront Kenny Omega on March 29th. A video featuring his comments can be seen below.
“When my New Japan Cup ended, I set my sights to my goal before the New Japan Cup started and that was you, Kenny.
“I’ve tried countless times, countless times for you to accept a challenge from me. I’ve done everything, I’ve mocked you, copied you, I mimicked you and nothing came about it.
“The one thing that did come about it was a lot of backlash, Kenny. Funny thing is, it wasn’t backlash from you, it was backlash from the Twitter people. To be quite honest with you, it shook me for Twitter to be angry at me because I mimicked and teased Kenny Omega and I’ve come to the conclusion that I really could give a f–k what Twitter thinks. You see, Twitter isn’t a real place, the real place is in that ring.
“Now Kenny, you have been dodging me and dodging me and dodging me for a month. Yeah, I said it, Twitter is f—ing fake. Kenny Omega, Jeff Cobb, that’s real now.
“The last and final warning – it’s not even a warning – I am telling you firsthand, I’m coming to St. Louis and I’m gonna knock on your door. I’m gonna find the EVPs dressing room, knock on it and see if you let me in.” (h/t F4WOnline)
Omega and Cobb found themselves on opposing sides of the squared circle the night after Wrestle Kingdom 17, when Omega teamed with Kazuchika Okada to defeat the team of Cobb and fellow United Empire member Aaron Henare.
AEW And NJPW Will Present Forbidden Door In June
Cobb’s comments come less than one week after All Elite Wrestling announced that they will be once again partnering with New Japan to present a second edition of Forbidden Door, a cross-promotional event that features talent from both companies going head to head. The show is set to be held on June 25th in Toronto, ON as part of AEW‘s tour of Canada.
During a February interview on In the Kliq, Tony Khan had this to say regarding All Elite Wrestling’s relationship with New Japan:
“We have a great partnership with New Japan Pro-Wrestling, they’re doing more events in America and we’re working closely with them as good partners and of course we always build up this big event, AEW and New Japan coming together, Forbidden Door and I think Forbidden Door 1 was a big success. We’re looking forward to doing it together again.
“They send a lot of their top stars to AEW and to Ring of Honor and I love working with them. I think it’s been a great relationship and there’s a lot of trust between the parties.” (h/t POST Wrestling)