You’re probably well aware of the upcoming event All In, if you’re a wrestling fan which comes to the Chicagoland area on September 1. The Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, will host the Saturday event, which sold out out quickly. All In will feature talent from NJPW, ROH, Impact, NWA, Lucha Underground, and even one headed back to WWE pretty soon. Even Stephen Amell, the star of The CW’s Arrow, is set to compete.
This show all began because of a challenge on social media. Back in May 2017, wrestling journalist and insider Dave Meltzer answered a fan’s question about whether Ring of Honor could sell out an arena that seated 10,000+ fans. Meltzer said, “Not any time soon.” Cody Rhodes shot back and said, “I’ll take that bet Dave.” Cody, along with Matt and Nick Jackson, came together to put this show on. The Sears Centre, which holds 11,800 people, sold out within 30 minutes, and this was before a match card was even announced. Information of the event, as a whole, was limited at the time.
So obviously, it’s going to be tough to watch All In live, as tickets are sold out and scalpers were driving up the price online–which has gotten a bit cheaper in recent weeks. However, the pre-show, which is called Zero Hour, will air on WGN America–you can find the listing for in your area here. Zero Hour will have two matches that evening, and it will start at 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT. After that, All In will be broadcast through PPV, which you can find through your local cable or satellite provider, and on the Fite TV app, which will be charging $40.
There are some big names on the card, which includes Cody taking on Nick Aldis for the NWA Championship and Jay Lethal defending his Ring of Honor Championship against the winner of the Over Budget Battle Royale. That’s two world championship matches from two different promotions, which is very rare. Additionally, there are some other familiar faces on the card as well, like Kota Ibushi, Tessa Blanchard, Pentagon Jr, and of course, The Young Bucks, Matt and Nick Jackson.
If that isn’t enough, there’s a whole convention built around All In called Starrcast, where you can meet and greet those involved in the show, as well as legends of wrestling, and there’s a whole section of the show dedicated to podcasting.
Here is what is confirmed for the upcoming All In card.
Zero Hour Pre-Show (On WGN America)
- The Briscoes vs. SCU
- The Over Budget Battle Royale: Bran Cutler, Colt Cabana, Marko Stunt, Jimmy Jacobs, Billy Gunn, Brian Cage, Rocky Romero, Jordynne Grace, Ethan Page, Moose, and more.
- The Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi vs. Rey Mysterio, Rey Fenix and Bandido
- Hangman Page vs. Joey Janela
- Marty Scurll vs. Kazuchika Okada
- Christopher Daniels vs. Stephen Amell
- Britt Bakers vs. Tessa Blanchard vs. Ashley Rayne vs. Chelsea Green
- Kenny Omega vs. Pentagon Jr.
- Jay Lethal vs. The Winner of the Over Budget Battle Royale (Ring of Honor World Championship)
- Nick Aldis vs Cody (NWA Championship)