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WWE News: Former Lucha Underground Champion spotted backstage at SmackDown Live

Soumik Datta
4.57K   //    15 Feb 2018, 02:23 IST

Jeff Cobb was spotted backstage at Smackdown Live this week
Jeff Cobb (right) was spotted backstage at SmackDown Live this week

What’s the story?

Former Lucha Underground Champion and popular independent circuit superstar Jeff Cobb was reportedly spotted backstage at this week’s edition of SmackDown Live.

In case you didn’t know…

Jeff Cobb (also known as Matanza Cueto in Lucha Underground) is one of the most athletic big men in today’s world of pro-wrestling and currently performs on the indie scene, most notably for promotions such as Pro Wrestling Guerilla and PROGRESS Wrestling.

Cobb, who is also a former one-time Lucha Underground Champion, made his debut for New Japan Pro-Wrestling last year as part of the 2017 NJPW: World Tag League, where he teamed up with Michael Elgin.

The heart of the matter

During the early days in his wrestling career and prior to becoming a popular superstar on the indies, Jeff Cobb had a tryout with the WWE. However, it did not go the exact way as Cobb wanted it as he failed to make it to the biggest wrestling promotion in the world.

After not getting a shot with the WWE, Cobb motivated himself to work harder which eventually led to the success he has earned for himself in today’s Independent circuit.

Jeff Cobb recently took some time out of his busy wrestling schedule as the former Lucha Underground and current PWG Tag Team Champion was spotted backstage during last night’s episode of SmackDown Live in Bakersfield, California.

However, as of right now, there are no reports of him signing with the WWE anytime soon and it is most likely that he was just visiting his friends in the WWE last night in Bakersfield.

Furthermore, you can also check out Cobb’s latest tweet based on his recent backstage appearance on SmackDown Live:


What’s next?

Jeff Cobb is now likely to get back to his hectic timetable on the indie circuit and his next destination will be Knoxville, Tennessee for NGW: Turf Wars on 18 February 2018.

Author’s take

Jeff Cobb is definitely one of the best wrestlers on the planet today and I believe that he will be a great addition to the NJPW or the WWE roster. Personally, I think that Cobb should continue working with NJPW where he has already won the Japanese crowd over with his amazing in-ring antics.

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