The September 1st “All In” 10,000 seat show planned by Bullet Club Members Cody and the Young Bucks will likely go down as one of the biggest non-WWE shows in years in the United States. We are several months away but there is already buzz for the show and no matches have been announced.
Dave Meltzer reported this week that the working idea (it’s kind of the plan but could change) is to announce the location on March 1st or sometime close to that date. Meltzer noted that everyone in wrestling thinks that Chicago will be the city. If that is the case, then the most logical buildings to run would be the All-State Arena or the Sears Center.
Chicago is really the ideal location because it’s a great historical wrestling town with passionate fans. Plus, the HQ and physical store for ProWrestlingTees.com is located there which would make it easier to get and sell merchandise. There’s also been talk of a fan convention taking place that weekend. If they announce Chicago then that will start the CM Punk rumors. Punk hasn’t indicated that he is interested in wrestling again, but it’s worth noting that he does keep in contact with Matt Jackson.
Of course, If they announce Chicago then that will start the CM Punk rumors. Punk hasn’t indicated that he is interested in wrestling again, but it’s worth noting that he does keep in contact with both members of the Young Bucks on Twitter!
Last November, Matt Jackson said the following about Punk during an interview with Rolling Stone: “He’s told me that, he says when or if or ever he does decide to get back into it possibly, I’ll be the first guy he calls. It’ll be interesting. Whether or not he plays on our team or an opposing team, it’d be fun.”
If you are wondering about Daniel Bryan, his WWE contract expires in late September so he would not be available for the “All In” show.
Sir Mitch Says: Just before the new year, I had heard through the grapevine that Chicago was going to be the host city, and that Cody and the Bucks were looking to rent the brand new Wintrust Arena for the event! We never posted this information because it couldn’t possibly be confirmed, but as enough people in the industry are whispering “Chicago” now I feel comfortable enough to claim that there is a 90% chance that the “ALL IN” event will take place in Chicago inside the Wintrust Arena on September 1st!