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Jeff Cobb returning to MLW for War Chamber


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For the first time since 2018, New Japan star Jeff Cobb will be in an MLW ring this Saturday, announced by Court Bauer in an interview released Monday.

Bauer didn't give any details, but referenced Cobb as one of some new faces "entering the mix" along with nZo for the November 6th War Chamber event in Philadelphia, PA.

Cobb lost to Tom Lawlor in 2017 before returning for three 2018 bouts that included losses to Matt Riddle and Jake Hager.

Cobb had an impressive run in the recent G1 tournament in losing just one match, that being to Kazuchika Okada in the B block finals. He went to a no-contest with former MLW Champion Jacob Fatu this past weekend for Seattle's Defy Wrestling.

It's possible that Cobb will either be the wild card in the five-man ladder match that will determine the new National Openweight Champion or the mystery man in the War Chamber match as part of World Champion Alexander Hammerstone's team.

The show will be headlined by that match between Hammerstone, EJ Nduka, Richard Holliday and a mystery man against CONTRA Unit (Fatu, Mads Krugger, Josef Samael and Ikuro Kwon). The show will also feature the Opera Cup finals, nZo vs. Matt Cross and more.

MLW also announced Monday that indie talent Gnarls Garvin (also known as Big Beef) has signed and will make his debut this Saturday in Philadelphia. 

In a separate announcement, it was learned that new Middleweight Champion Tajiri will defend his title in All Japan Pro Wrestling against Atsuki Aoyagi on Sunday, November 28th. This will be the first MLW title defense of any kind in AJPW since 2003.