Jeff Cobb is a classic New Japan Pro Wrestling strong man. In the vein of Scott Norton, Cobb’s hard-hitting style and brute strength have made him very popular in Japan. This weekend’s NJPW Tamashii events won’t feature Jeff Cobb.

Cobb was set to perform in Christchurch, New Zealand, and Sydney, Australia. However, NJPW confirmed on Wednesday morning that he will no longer be attending those events. It was noted that Cobb won’t be there due to personal reasons.

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Jeff Cobb, who was scheduled to appear on NJPW TAMASHII events on November 11 in Christchurch New Zealand and November 13 in Sydney Australia will unfortunately be unable to appear due to personal reasons.


We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing Cobb wrestle, and appreciate your understanding. The following changes have been made to the two cards.

The cards for these events have been modified as a result. You can check out the updated lineups for both events below.

November 11 – Christchurch, New Zealand:

  • Taiji Ishimori vs. Aaron Solo
  • KENTA vs. Andrew Villalobos
  • Richard Mulu vs. Michael Richards
  • Tome Filip and Stevie Filip vs. Rowan Davis and Nikolai Anton Bell
  • Bad Luck Fale and Jack Bonza vs. Tony Kozina and Jake Taylor
  • Mart Tui and Chris Miles vs. Jordan Allan-Wright and Shep Alexander

November 12 – Sydney, Australia:

  • Taiji Ishimori vs. Mick Moretti
  • Michael Richards and Andrew Villalobos vs. Caveman Ugg and Ricky South
  • Aaron Solo vs. Lyrebird Luchi
  • Bad Luck Fale, Jack Bonza, and KENTA vs. Mat Rogers, Jude London, and Paris De Silva
  • Robbie Eagles vs. Carter Deems
  • Unsocial Jordan and Aaron Jake vs. Richard Mulu and Jake Taylor
  • Mat Diamond vs. Jordan Allan-Wright

NJPW made the Tamashii brand’s debut official back in September. Along with talent from NJPW and their dojos in New Zealand and LA, it will also feature performers from the Australasia scene. Stay tuned to Ringside News for the latest news and updates.

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