All In was a smashing success this past weekend. The event, which sold out in less than 30 minutes, received praise across the board. What started as a bet to sell out a 10,000 seat venue turned into the biggest Independent wrestling event ever.
Nick Jackson, who helped organize the show alongside Cody Rhodes and Matt Jackson, announced that 11,263 filled the Sears Center for All In on Saturday.
Cody backed the number in a reply.
For comparisons sake, other major sports entertainment events to be held at the Sears Center include TNA Bound For Glory and multiple Strikeforce events.
TNA Bound For Glory IV, headlined by Sting vs. Samoa Joe and Jeff Jarrett vs. Kurt Angle drew between 5,000 and 5,500 fans. Strikeforce, headlined by Fedor Emelianenko against Dan Henderson drew 8,311 fans.
All In was headlined by The Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi taking on Fenix, Bandido, and Rey Mysterio. The show also included Kenny Omega against Pentagon Jr. and Cody Rhodes challenging Nick Aldis for the NWA World Heavyweight Title.