• Cody Rhodes Comments On ALL IN Selling Out In Less Than 30 Minutes
During a recent appearance on E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness, Cody Rhodes talked about ALL IN selling out in less than 30 minutes, starting to put together the event after Dave Meltzer said Ring Of Honor couldn’t draw 10,000 people in near future & more.
Below are the highlights:
On ALL IN selling out in less than 30 minutes:
“I did not think it was going to sell out! I mean, like, the character, and I’m fairly confident, but this is also first-time promoter. I understand the concept of, ‘let me lay out this card,’ and what I think would be cool, and what I think fans want to see, but the other stuff is really just wild in terms of the amount of things you have to cover and whatnot. And I projected low. I thought 4,000 for the first month. And then, after that, we’d roll matches out, we’d push our sponsors.
We have a budget for advertising and we didn’t touch that budget, so now we can buy some fireworks or something!” I am very excited that it did sell out in the time it did and everything. Really, I’m flattered by it. I’m motivated by it as well. You paid us. We want to make it something incredibly special. It may only be the one time. There may only be one All In, so we’ve got to make it good.”
On starting to put together the event after Dave Meltzer said Ring Of Honor couldn’t draw 10,000 people in near future:
“We did a small venue to start that [War Of The Worlds] tour last year and it was the beginning of four days of what we call, ‘Bullet Club Parties’ where it was a sea of Bullet Club fans and merchandise and the meet-and-greet lines were out the door. And then, at the end of the show, we would try to send them home happy and the sentiment was so… just strong. The feeling was so [strong]. I didn’t want to leave. And the whole year ended up being like that in terms of these events, that we seemed to have captured a fanbase. And then, [Dave] Meltzer said his thing about Ring Of Honor not being able to draw 10,000 people.
I walked in the locker room and I said to Matt Jackson, I said, ‘I know that you’ve thought about doing this big show. Let’s just google it. How much does this building cost? Let’s look it up.’ And in the meantime, Gary Juster, who works with Ring Of Honor, who I’ve known since I was a little kid, I said, ‘let’s get his a$$ in here.
Let’s get him on the phone. Let’s see how much these buildings cost and see if we have the resources for it and let’s do it. And if we’re not allowed to do it because we’re domestically exclusive to Ring Of Honor,’ I said, ‘whatever. Let’s look overseas’ and we did. We looked in Dublin [Ireland]. We looked at the west coast. We looked everywhere.”
• Big Title Match Planned For SummerSlam 2018
According to the Wrestling Observer, current plan is for Alexa Bliss to retain the RAW Women’s Championship against Nia Jax at Extreme Rules 2018 PPV.
Alexa is then expected to defend the RAW Women’s Championship against Ronda Rousey at SummerSlam 2018.
The seeds for the Alexa-Ronda feud were planted at the Money In The Bank 2018 PPV, when Alexa cost Ronda the RAW Women’s Championship by attacking her and cashing-in her Money In The Bank contract to win the Title.
Ronda then destroyed Alexa the next night on RAW by powerbombing her through a table.
You can watch it below: