News On Possibly Two More All In Shows, Including Dates & Locations
All In was a major success and there has been discussion about having at least two more similar shows according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. A major hurdle will be if any of the Bullet Club members sign contracts with WWE as their current deals deals expire at the end of the year. If most of the wrestlers decided to not join WWE, particularly Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks, then the next stage of talk for hosting more shows can really begin.
If there are more installments of All In, two dates being looked at are the weekends for Memorial Day and Labor Day, which take places in May and September. A possible snag with the Memorial Day weekend show is that Ring of Honor (ROH) and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) have their big event a week later, April 6, from Madison Square Garden (MSG). With that show being the first wrestling event from MSG in many decades that does not involve WWE, ROH and NJPW will be pulling out the stops with big names. That may cause fans to decided if they want to attend All In or the ROH/NJPW show.
As for locations, Chicago and Southern California are in the running.
The first All In was September 1 and came from Illinois’ Sears Centre with over 11,000 fans in attendance. The show was considered a major success with The Golden Elite (Kota Ibushi, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) defeating Bandido, Rey Fénix & Rey Mysterio in the main event. Due to time restraints, the main event was rushed as the TV faded to black about 15 seconds after the finish. Also, Cody captured the NWA World Heavyweight Championship from Nick Aldis, which is the same belt that his late father (Dusty Rhodes) won on three separate occasions in 1979, 1981 and 1986. Chris Jericho also made a surprise appearance by attacking Kenny Omega.