Independent wrestlers Cody Rhodes, Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson (young bucks) announced the biggest ever independent/non-WWE pro-wrestling 'ALL IN' on their youtube channel. Wrestling fans all over the world rejoiced;
Excited to be attending #AllInWrestling event in Chicago in September— Jonesplitter (@Ezejones25) 13 May 2018
The event is financed by Cody and the Bucks and will take place on September 1st, 2018 at the Sears Centre arena in Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
The event will feature some of the biggest independent names from promotions like NJPW, ROH, PWG and more. Wrestlers such as Kenny omega, Cody Rhodes, Young buck, Kazuchika Okada, Rey Mysterio and many more are already confirmed for the show.
The event is touted as a huge deal for pro-wrestling as it is the first major non-WWE show.
'We've put a lot of work in. Now it's like, all right, we've got to try to enjoy some of this. What we are doing is pretty big," said Nick Jackson on their youtube channel 'Being the elite'.
Cody Rhodes son of late WWE hall of famer Dusty Rhodes, expressed his emotions through twitter.
🎼there's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear🎼— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) 6 August 2018
This went from being an outlaw live event to a 4 day destination w/a tv partner like WGN America that reaches 77 million homes. I can't define what this is anymore
We will do the work. We will make this matter pic.twitter.com/hRw0v9PNbk
Rhodes and Bucks are part of the world famous wrestling faction 'Bullet' Club'.
The tickets of 'ALL IN' were sold out in less than an hour after going for sale.
This is the first non-WWE event in the United States to sell 10,000 tickets since 1993. The young Bucks, Omega and Rhodes live by the motto 'change the world' and they certainly are.
Matt Jackson took to his social media handle to express his happiness.
We did it. #AllIn— The Young Bucks (@MattJackson13) 13 May 2018
Changing landscape of pro-wrestling
The landscape of pro-wrestling is changing and it is changing very fast. WWE is no longer the 'big leagues'.
Wrestlers like Kenny Omega, The young bucks and Cody Rhodes have shown that you can have fame and success outside WWE. Wrestlers are going for promotions such as New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and Ring of Honor (ROH). Infact, wrestlers are leaving WWE and looking for other options. Next year, G1 Supercard, a joint show of ROH and NJPW will take place on April 6th, 2019 in the world's most famous arena Madison Square Garden.
Hollywood Actor Stephen Amell, a huge pro-wrestling fan will also wrestle at 'ALL IN'.
ALL IN match card
NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship
Nick Aldis (c) vs. Cody Rhodes
Kazuchika Okada vs. Marty Scurll
Adam Page vs. Joey Janela (with Penelope Ford)
Rey Mysterio, Bandido, and Fenix vs. The Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi
Stephen Amell vs. Christopher Daniels
The Over Budget Battle Royale - Zero Hour Pre-Show
Jordynne Grace, Moose, Rocky Romero, Colt Cabana, Ethan Page, and TBA
Zero Hero Pre-Show
The Briscoes vs. Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky
More matches are expected to be announced.