ALL IN, the largest independent wrestling show ever, now has broadcasting partners. The event is already sold out. It is the brain child of Cody and The Young Bucks. There will be a one hour kickoff event for ALL IN. Cleverly titled ALL IN: ZERO HOUR which will air 6pm on Saturday, September 1 on WGN America. Ironically, the original home of WWE Superstars.
The official ALL IN event will be able to be purchased on all major pay-per-view providers. As well as FITE.TV , and Ring of Honor's own Honor Club service. The event will be four hours and will cost $39.99 if you're buying on pay-per-view.
The card includes The Golden Elite (The Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi) taking on Rey Mysterio, Fenix, and Bandido. "The Villain" Marty Scurll will face off with "The Rainmaker" Kazuchika Okada. There will be a NWA World Heavyweight Championship match as "American Nightmare" Cody faces defending champion Nick Aldis.
Other matches include Joey Janela VS Hangman Page. Christopher Daniels will take on Arrow's Stephen Amell (who also holds a victory over Cody Rhodes). Matches that have been announced for the ALL IN: ZERO HOUR show on WGN America are Over Budget battle royal featuring Colt Cabana, Ethan Page, Rocky Romero, Jordynne Grace, and Moose. The Briscoe Brothers will take on SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky).
Others scheduled to appear at ALL IN are Kenny Omega, Tessa Blanchard, Jay Lethal, and Chelsea Green.
I'm sure Cody and the gang will announce more matches soon. Although the card is shaping up nicely. For a completely independent event it's impressive they got a pre-show running on WGN America. Even though running a wrestling pre-show at 6pm on a Saturday isn't really risky business for WGN America.
The pay-per-view costing $39.99 isn't bad in my opinion, and many will argue it is overpriced. Is it bad to estimate that it could get 100,000 buys? I think that could be a plausible number. It just depends on how many wrestling fans show their support for it. ALL IN is a sell out. Sears Centre seats 11,000. It will be interesting to see if ALL IN is a financial success. If so ALL IN: Again! could become a reality.
I like the talent on the card. Ibushi and The Young Bucks facing off with Rey Mysterio will be fun to watch. Nick Aldis and Cody has potential. I'm wondering where Kenny Omega will land, and if they will be getting more independent star power. I'm stoked for Christopher Daniels and Stephen Amell I might have to buy this pay-per-view just to witness the spectacle of it all.
I wonder who else will be appearing on this card because if they announce a couple more good matches they could have a major pay-per-view audience on their hands. I can also see why they are slowly booking this event. If they book big time stars like a Chris Jericho will that ruin the independent feel? This event has been fascinating to follow and I hope it is successful. I have a feeling I'll be writing about this again soon.
ALL IN is September 1 on pay-per-view, FITE TV, and Honor Club. The pre-show ALL IN: ZERO HOUR will air for free on WGN America.
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