All In (professional wrestling)

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All In
All In logo since 2018
Created byCody Rhodes
Matt Jackson
Nick Jackson
PromotionsIndependent[N 1]
(2018)
All Elite Wrestling
(2023–present)
First event2018

All In is a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event, currently produced by the American promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW). The inaugural event was held independently in September 2018 and inspired the creation of AEW a few months later in January 2019. That inaugural event was promoted by members of The Elite, in association with Ring of Honor (ROH), which retained the rights to the event. The Elite would become executive vice presidents of AEW, and the company established a spiritual successor to All In called All Out. After AEW president Tony Khan purchased ROH in March 2022, he obtained the rights to All In and subsequently revived the event in 2023 as an annual PPV for AEW, held in London, England at Wembley Stadium during the United Kingdom's August Bank Holiday weekend.

The inaugural 2018 event, held at the Sears Centre Arena (renamed Now Arena in 2020) in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, was notable for being the first non-WWE or World Championship Wrestling promoted professional wrestling event in the United States to sell 10,000 tickets since 1993. The 2023 event was claimed by AEW officials to have set an all-time wrestling paid attendance record of 81,035,[1] but this was disputed.[2][3] It would also be AEW's first PPV held in the United Kingdom and in an association football stadium.

Production

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Background

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The inaugural All In was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) that was independently produced by members of The Elite in association with Ring of Honor (ROH) and held in September 2018 at the former Sears Centre Arena (renamed to Now Arena in 2020) in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, Illinois.[4] The event was notable for being the first non-WWE or World Championship Wrestling promoted professional wrestling event in the United States to sell 10,000 tickets since 1993.[4] The success of the show would lead to the formation of the American professional wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW) a few months later in January 2019, with The Elite becoming executive vice presidents of the new company.[5] On the first anniversary of All In, AEW established a spiritual successor titled All Out.[6] In March 2022, AEW president Tony Khan announced his purchase of ROH,[7] in turn obtaining the rights to All In, which were owned by ROH.[8]

On the April 5, 2023, episode of Dynamite, AEW announced that they would revive the All In name for a PPV to be held at Wembley Stadium in London, England during the United Kingdom's August Bank Holiday weekend on August 27, titled "All In London at Wembley Stadium".[9] The event marked AEW's debut in the United Kingdom and was the promotion's first PPV to be held outside of North America.[10] "All In London" would proceed to sell 60,000 tickets within the first three days (including pre-sale).[11][12] It would go on to log a paid attendance of 72,265. After the main event, which saw MJF defend the AEW World Championship against Adam Cole, it was announced that All In would return to Wembley on August 25, 2024.[13]

Events

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# Event Date City Venue Main Event Ref.
1 All In (2018) September 1, 2018 Hoffman Estates, Illinois Sears Centre Arena The Golden Elite (Kota Ibushi, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson) vs. Bandido, Rey Fénix, and Rey Mysterio [14]
2 All In (2023) August 27, 2023 London, England, United Kingdom Wembley Stadium MJF (c) vs. Adam Cole for the AEW World Championship [15]
3 All In (2024) August 25, 2024 Swerve Strickland (c) vs. Bryan Danielson for the AEW World Championship [16]
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Footnotes

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  1. ^ Show production was provided by Ring of Honor (ROH).

References

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  1. ^ Savage, Amanda (August 27, 2023). "AEW Announces Record-Breaking Paid Attendance Number For All In London Wembley Stadium". WrestleTalk. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  2. ^ Thurston, Brandon (September 13, 2023). "AEW All In's turnstile count was 72,265, according to local government". Wrestlenomics. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  3. ^ "AEW All In attendance request for Wembley stadium. - a Freedom of Information request to Brent Borough Council". WhatDoTheyKnow. August 31, 2023. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  4. ^ a b Howard, Brandon. "7 things to know about 'All In' – the huge indie wrestling show coming to the Chicago area". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on May 14, 2018. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  5. ^ Currier, Joseph (January 1, 2019). "All Elite Wrestling and Double or Nothing officially announced". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  6. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (May 25, 2019). "AEW Announces All Out For August 31 in Chicago". Fightful.com. Fightful. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  7. ^ Raimondi, Marc (March 2, 2022). "Tony Khan, AEW CEO and son of Jaguars owner, acquires wrestling promotion Ring of Honor". ESPN. Retrieved March 2, 2022.
  8. ^ Radican, Sean (January 20, 2019). "AEW/ROH News: Who owns All In footage, what will happen to the footage in the future". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved November 7, 2022.
  9. ^ Barnett, Jake (April 5, 2023). "4/5 AEW Dynamite results: Barnett's live review of The Gunns vs. FTR for the AEW Tag Titles (or FTR must leave AEW), Jamie Hayter vs. Riho for the AEW Women's Title, House of Black vs. Best Friends for the AEW Trios Titles, Hook vs. Ethan Page for the FTW Title, Ricky Starks vs. Juice Robinson, Sammy Guevara vs. Komander, Tony Khan's announcement". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved April 6, 2023.
  10. ^ Russell, Skylar (April 5, 2023). "AEW Bringing Back All In Event For United Kingdom Debut In August 2023". Fightful. Retrieved April 6, 2023.
  11. ^ Thomas, Jeremy (May 5, 2023). "Tony Khan Says AEW All In Ticket Sales Have Reached 60,000". 411Mania. Retrieved May 5, 2023.
  12. ^ Ravens, Andrew (June 23, 2023). "AEW All In Reaches Another Milestone". Wrestling Headlines. Retrieved June 24, 2023.
  13. ^ Powell, Jason (August 27, 2023). "AEW All In results: Powell's live review of MJF vs. Adam Cole for the AEW World Championship, Will Ospreay vs. Chris Jericho, CM Punk vs. Samoa Joe for the Real World Title, Stadium Stampede". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved August 27, 2023.
  14. ^ Moore, John. "Moore's All In live review: Kenny Omega vs. Pentagon Jr., Nick Aldis vs. Cody for the NWA Championship, Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi vs. Rey Mysterio, Fenix, Bandido, Kazuchika Okada vs. Marty Scurll, Christopher Daniels vs. Stephen Amell". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on September 2, 2018. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  15. ^ Russell, Skylar (August 2, 2023). "MJF To Defend AEW World Championship Against Adam Cole At AEW All In". Fightful. Retrieved August 2, 2023.
  16. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (August 27, 2023). "AEW All In 2024 Announced For August 25, 2024 At Wembley Stadium". Fightful. Retrieved August 27, 2023.