Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past year there is no question that all wrestling eyes will be on the Sear Centre Arena this coming Saturday, September 1st, for a special, groundbreaking PPV known as ALL IN presented by Bullet Club’s own, Matt and Nick Jackson and Cody Rhodes. What started off as a small bet between Cody and Dave Meltzer in which Dave didn’t think anyone could sell out an independent show with 10,000 fans anytime soon. Fast forward a couple of months later, not only is ALL IN a reality but has the potential to be the pro wrestling PPV of the year with a stacked card.
The Briscoes vs So-Cal Uncensored
Kicking off the pre-show on (Zero Hour) will be The Briscoes vs So-Cal Uncensored, independent wrestling fans by now should be very accustomed to the Briscoes, constantly stealing shows in ROH with the like of The Young Bucks, so kicking off the show against the widely popular team of SCU from the Being The Elite youtube show will no doubt get the fans warmed up and ready to go.
Over Budget Battle Royal
Next up is the cleverly named Over Budget battle royal in which the winner will later on in the night on the PPV face the ROH World Champion Jay Lethal. Cody and the Bucks spared no expense in this match announcing that wrestlers such as Billy Gunn, Moose, Brian Cage, Ethan Page, female competitor Jordynne Grace and recently announced Jay Lethal’s alter ego Black Machismo will all be in the match.
ROH World Title Match: Jay Lethal (c) vs Winner of the Over The Budget battle royal winner.
Madison Rayne v Chelsea Green v Britt Baker v Tessa Blanchard
Throughout pro wrestling right now, women are on a revolution, by headlining PPV’s, stealing shows by match quality or being great characters. That doesn’t stop here as a fatal four way between Madison Madison Rayne v Chelsea Green v Britt Baker v Tessa Blanchard will likely kick off the PPV itself and what better match to start things off. All competitors at one time or another have made a name of themselves by producing great matches or in some cases fully embody a character like Chelsea Green has. A lot of matches are believed to be the match to steal the show and this match is in the forefront.
Stephen Amell vs. Christopher Daniels:
Known for his acting role of Green Arrow, Stephen Amell looks to put the superhero costume down for one day as he puts his ‘undefeated’ pro wrestling record of 2-0 up against one of the godfathers of the independent wrestling business, Cristopher Daniels. At the age of 48, Daniels is still as agile and amazing as he was 15 years ago and will no doubt look to take the actor Amell to ‘school’. All be it Amell has been training with footage seen on BTE from the likes of Cody, so don’t expect this to be a veteran vs a rookie, expect a good showing from Amell with a masterclass performance from Daniels as they look to be the match everyone talks about.
Joey Janela vs. Hangman Page
Ever since the shocking ‘death’ of famous dick wrestler Joey Ryan, Hangman Page has been spiralling out of control week by week and at ALL IN Page must face another Joey, Joey Janella, known for his crazy and death-defying spots from CZW and other promotions Janela is crazy and will do anything for the fans, even if that means wrestling a murderer. Page in 2018 despite his actions on BTE has had a stellar year, with an impressive showing in this years G1 Climax tournament, with all matches looking to steal the show, this match should have you smiling and laughing with the clever spots Janela and Hangman will pull off.
Kazuchika Okada vs. Marty Scurll
Kazuchika Okada since losing his IWGP Heavyweight Title to Kenny Omega has been on a downward spiral, a God that used to come out in a beautiful gold and ruby robe now comes out with balloons and a smile, even having one of his worst performances in this years G1 Climax even though he almost made it to the final of the tournament its no question that Okada is in a bit of a rut at the moment, and up steps Marty Scurll. Sick of being known as a junior heavyweight in Japan and not getting the recognition that he could beat a heavyweight like Okada, Scurll is out to prove all 10,000 fans wrong, with constant weeks of bulking himself up. While we know Omega’s next title challenger is Ishii, the winner of this bout between Okada and Scurll may actually be the next in line for a title shot.
NWA World Title Match: Nick Aldis (c) vs. Cody Rhodes
The NWA World Heavyweight Title is arguably one of pro wrestlings most prestigious title, all be it somewhat forgotten about in recent years, its all about to change with this next match. Nick Aldis the defending champion will go one on one against the American Nightmare, Cody Rhodes. For fans this match will be very bittersweet knowing the history and hopefully outcome this match will bring, Cody’s father the late great Dusty Rhodes in the 80’s had timeless and countless feuds over the very same Title, so you can imagine the scenes not only online but in the arena if Cody can manage to outsmart and outwrestle the man-mountain known as Nick Aldis, Aldis is no person to be slept on either, while this is his first NWA title reign he has done amazing things trying to get the famous title the recognition it deserves and don’t be surprised when after the match people will talking about how good Nick Aldis is for a long, long time.
The Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi vs Rey Mysterio, Fenix, and Bandido
The following match is simply going to be crazy and insane, a 6 man tag involving The Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi vs Rey Mysterio, Fenix, and Bandido, some of pro wrestlings greatest high flyers. Not much you can even say about this match other than you really don’t want to blink at all during it, Ibushi recently formed the Golden Elite with Omega, himself and the Bucks and this will be his first match with the Bucks. Mysterio although recently re-signed with WWE will look to say goodbye to the indies with another great Mysterio performance. Some fans may not be too accustomed to the work of both Fenix and Bandido, Fenix the brother of Pentagon Jr and Bandido have recently been turning heads in Impact and AAA promotions. With all the crazy spots and how much this match might take out of fans don’t be surprised if this match closes the PPV itself.
Kenny Omega vs. Pentagon Jr.
Ever since PWG Battle of Los Angelas in 2017 where Kenny Omega and Pentagon Jr met for the first time ever fans have always wondered what would happen if these two would have a one on one match and of course that’s the matchup you will finally see this coming Saturday. Widely known as the greatest wrestler in the world today, Omega has been on a tear all 2018, after defeating Chris Jericho to finally defeating the seemingly unbeatable Kazuchika Okada at Dominion this year for the IWGP Heavyweight title, Omega can’t be stopped, even with a broken heel he suffered wrestling in this years G1 Climax. On the other side of the ring will be one of the most beloved and hyped Lucha stars known as Pentagon Jr known for his devastating strikes and submissions you can tell before the even wrestle that the chemistry will be there from the start. The wrestling world will indeed be set on fire after the ending of this match however it plays out and then ALL IN will go down as one of the few times an event changed the course of the pro wrestling industry.
How to watch ALL IN:
To be able to watch this highly anticipated PPV, for US fans the Zero Hour pre-show will be exclusively on WGN America with the actual PPV itself being available through the FITE.TV app and ROH’s exclusive streaming service Honor Club. For non-US viewers, you can watch the PPV through the Fite or Honor Club App. Start time for the Zero Hour pre-show is 6 pm Eastern (11 pm UK) and the PPV will then kick off the following hour.
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