'All In' has moved on.
It's officially been a full week since Cody and The Young Bucks' 'All In' show happened. The event that was promoted for months sold out the Sears Centre in under 30 minutes and the fallout notes from the show noted that 'All In' did good numbers on the streaming services that it was featured on and a half-a-million dollar gate was drawn. 'All In' took place in Hoffman Estates, Illinois which is thirty miles away from the Pro Wrestling Tees store in Chicago and 'All In' being in Illinois contributed to Pro Wrestling Tees selling nearly half-a-million dollars in merchandise last weekend.
Money aside, the event received praise from those who watched from home, fans in attendance and fellow pro wrestlers who tuned in. Those who played a role in any form on the show have made it clear that they are going through post-'All In' depression seeing as how the show has come and gone so fast. One man who recently reflected on his experience at 'All In' was ring announcer Justin Roberts who had the opportunity to call a number of matches on the card and now that everything is in the books, Roberts looks at the show as the greatest night of his 22-year career in the field of announcing.
All in: A love letter to pro wrestling.
My love letter to #AllIn, greatest night of my 22 yr career:
"After abruptly leaving the world of packed arenas where I did the best job I was allowed to do, under a microscope-I never thought I’d have an opportunity to freely do it just 1 more time. All In gave me that opportunity.
@Americannightmarecody @nickjacksonyb & @mattjacksonyb weren’t running a show about being the bosses. They just wanted to give wrestling fans a show they’d enjoy. This wasn’t about us vs them, but rather offering an alternative. I became a fan of “Being The Elite” on YouTube-Consistent characters & storylines there/NJPW/ROH. This show was the culmination of that & so much more. It gave a giant platform to the TALENTED folks who independently perform & entertain all over the world, every weekend.
As the event neared, I spent hours talking w/ my co-announcer/friend Bobby Cruise about our plans & overall excitement. So many nights I’d try to sleep, only to have my mind takeover-envisioning what it would be like to stand in the middle of that ring.
Week of the show, I got sick & my throat was shot. Dr gave me antibiotics & steroids(Not that kind). I didn’t talk for a few days, but going into the show-I was maybe 60%. I entered the ring & was shocked/overwhelmed w/ emotion when the fans chanted my name. The show isn’t about me-I know that. But for a brief moment, the feeling of appreciation after all these years meant more than the crowd will ever know. I also read every tweet that came through & was blown away by the unbelievably kind words. I forgot about my throat. All I could think about was the bosses & the freedom/trust in me to introduce the stars as stars.
The amazing show had something for everyone. By the end, I proudly watched Cody & the Bucks stand in the middle of the ring & take in what they created. They are genuine, down to earth-GOOD people. They put this entire event together & made it special. Not only did their fans stay for a 5 hr show, but when it ended, no one left. They were so respectful all night. They were so appreciative all night. Most of all, they were entertained & went home happy.
For that, I say thank you."
Fightful's podcast crew has a review of 'All In' available to watch and/or listen to here on the site. To hear their thoughts on the show, click here.