Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks did it and now Dave Meltzer owes someone a dollar. All In sold out in way less time than anyone would have ever guessed and tons of people were left without a ticket who waited in a virtual waiting room to get a seat for the historic show.
Rhodes was recently a guest on Wrestling Observer Radio where he talked about waiting in a virtual waiting room himself. He said they got out of the All In press conference just in time to send a tweet out with the graphic saying All In tickets were now on sale. Cody said when they got in the car to take them to their next destination everyone jumped on the ticket website and tried to buy seats to make sure it was an easy process. But they all found themselves in a virtual waiting room for the entire forty-minute ride.
The American Nightmare revealed they were told by the Sears Centre people that they sold 3,000 tickets in the first ten minutes and he thought that was great. He said Matt Jackson was strongly adamant about the fact they would sell out the event in a week’s time. But Cody Rhodes admitted he thought it was the die-hard fans buying tickets at first and they might not even sell out in the first week.
“I had said 4,000 in a week,” Cody admitted, “and I had planned on ‘as soon as we get through that week I’ll start rolling out my publicist, let’s roll out the talent graphics we have remaining, let’s start putting some matches out there for people to get intrigued. So I had a plan to sell the tickets as we go. But we ended up selling them all in under an hour so I just had to play pessimist, somebody in the group had to play pessimist. It was me.”
The fact is now they don’t have to worry about promoting heavily trying to fill up the Sears Centre because every ticket is sold. Secondary market websites are listing tickets at upwards of seven times their original value as well so if you want a seat it will cost you.
Another very interesting thing Cody said there was he planned on revealing additional talent scheduled for the event as if the people already booked so far like Kenny Omega, Kazuchika Okada, Tessa Blanchard, Britt Baker, Penta O M, Rey Mysterio, and so many more wasn’t enough already.
It’s great to know enough people were All In to make this event a sell-out and it is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those in the Sears Centre on September 1st. But a real remaining question is if they will make this event available for streaming or DVD release so everyone can enjoy the night of elite pro wrestling as well.