Ahoy Me Mateys Captain Cats here! 2018 has been a great year for wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 12 set the bar and standard for wrestling events. Ring Of Honor’s Supercard of Honor XII and Best in the World events were fantastic, and the independent wrestling scene had great shows as well all over the world. This past weekend in Chicago, an event took place, and it might just change the wrestling scene in the USA, and that event was All In.
All In was label ‘The Biggest Independent Wrestling Show Ever,’ and it had a lot to prove and it did. When the announcement that the date for the event set and tickets were on sale, they were sold out in under 30 minutes and sold over 10,000 tickets for the Sears Center which it took place. The event was 4 hours long with both the pre-show and main show combine, and it was unbelievable as a whole. Here was the list of the matches from start to finish:
- SoCal Uncensored VS The Briscoe Brothers (Per-Show)
- The Over Budget Battle Royale (Per-Show)
- MJF VS Matt Cross
- Christopher Daniels VS Stephen Amell
- Tessa Blanchard VS Chelsea Green VS Madison Rayne VS Britt Baker in a four corner survival match
- Nick Aldis VS Cody for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship Belt
- Hangman Page VS Joey Janela in a Chicago Street Fight
- Jay Lethal VS Flip Gordon for the ROH World Championship Belt
- Kenny Omega VS Penta El Zero
- Kazuchika Okada VS Marty Scurll
- The Golden Elite VS Rey Mysterio, Rey Fenix and Bandido in a Six-man tag match( Main Event)
Each match were both entertaining and wanted your attention because you didn’t know what was going to happen next. Each match also didn’t felt rushed or had that WWE feel of “we already know what is going to happen next” vibe to it. The crowd at the event made sure all of the wrestlers were doing their best and chanted their names and the “This is Awesome” and “Fight Forever” chants to name a few. All In is up there with Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-jo Hall and Wrestle Kingdom 12 as one of THE best events of 2018. I also think All In also made a statement in the USA as well, that that statement to me is that the wrestling community knows what it wants and it got what it wanted. It didn’t need a WWE style of promotions and storytelling to do this event at all, and it also showed that there is better wrestling OUTSIDE of the WWE and that is the independent scene and other small wrestling promotions. Congratulations to everyone who was involved and help made this event something special and hopes they will do this again in the near future.
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