Cody Rhodes is the current Ring of Honor Champion and is a prominent member of the Bullet Club group that is a part of ROH and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Others in the group include The Young Bucks (brothers Matt and Nick Jackson), who have became incredibly popular wrestling all around the world and producing their “Being The Elite” YouTube series. .
Things are going well for the group, with Matt Jackson noting noting that their Young Bucks shirt became the top selling t-shirt item at Hot Topic stores topping all others in the entertainment industry.
The group wants to grow even more, with Pro Wrestling Sheet reporting Cody and the Bucks interested in promoting a show in front of over 10,000 wrestling fans. The reason for this goal is because several months ago, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer was asked on Twitter if another wrestling show (non-WWE) could have over 10,000 fans in the US right now and Meltzer said no. Cody responded to it saying he was up for the challenge. The PWS report says that Cody and the Bucks are talking to multiple venues about hosting the event at some point in 2018.
On November 19, Cody tweeted this pic of him, The Young Bucks and Marty Scurll in an empty arena on a scouting mission.
The event is tentatively being called “All In” with Cody and the Bucks taking on the responsibility of self-financing event, which is a big investment. Possible locations for the show are cities like Chicago, London, San Francisco or Ontario, California where the Bullet Club showed up in the parking lot of a Raw event. An official announcement could be coming soon. Cody commented on the PWS report saying they can talk about it now.
Dave Meltzer talked about it on Wrestling Observer Radio saying it’s not a done deal and they would still need Ring of Honor approval for it. Meltzer talked about how there hasn’t been a crowd of 10,000 in the US that wasn’t WWE/NXT in at least 17 years, so likely WCW at some point in 2000. Meltzer noted that ECW never came close at around 6,000, TNA topped out at around 7,000 and no other shows have got around 10,000.
Meltzer said there were two matches that could really help: Cody Rhodes vs. Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan) or Cody Rhodes vs. Kenny Omega. Meltzer thinks if Danielson was involved they would have a chance. Obviously with Danielson his WWE deal is up in late September and it’s not a lock that he’s going to leave WWE, but if he did he could certainly work with these guys. Meltzer also noted that even if they don’t sell 10,000 tickets they can still make money on a show like this with half that crowd and all the merchandise they can sell.
Good luck to Cody, The Young Bucks and everybody else involved in this. It’s not easy to do something like that, but obviously there’s a lot of interest in the Bullet Club right now and if they think they can sell over 10,000 tickets to an event then they might as well try.