All In is turning into one of the biggest indie shows ever, and Starrcast is making it even better.
All In is not WrestleMania. Nothing is, but it sure is something historic, and with the addition of Starrcast, it becomes something more unique. Fans from around the world will travel to the Chicago area on Labor Day Weekend for the history-making and unique four-day spectacular.
All In co-creator and wrestling star Cody Rhodes, Starrcast organizer and wrestling podcast maven Conrad Thompson, WWE Hall of Famer and Something To Wrestle with podcast star Bruce Prichard of MLW, WCW legend and 83 Weeks With Eric Bischoff podcast star Eric Bischoff and WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett of Global Force Entertainment participated in a conference call on Wednesday, Aug. 22 to discuss All In, Starrcast and more.
Thompson said: “I [think] that everyone is going to see [the All In weighs in] at some point, whether it’s on social media... I think the All In weigh ins are gonna be everywhere, not just FITE [TV], not just Twitch but Facebook, Periscope. All eyes in professional wrestling are gonna be at the All In weigh-ins.”
To hear more from Thompson, click below.
Cody Rhodes said: “We were in the Osaka Regional Airport in Japan, and we were headed back to Haneda, the main airport to go back to the United States. We were with the assistant talent relations VP at New Japan Pro Wrestling, and we were talking about would we be able to have this guy for this date, if we did this? If we did this, could we get this guy? ‘What do ya think?’
“And we literally threw down multiple calendars on the floor, and this is us all in the airport staring at a Ring of Honor calendar, staring at a New Japan Pro Wrestling calendar, staring at a very inaccurate Impact calendar, even a CMLL calendar. Every calendar we could come up with, because we had access to them. It just happened to be this one Saturday [Sept. 1], and Chicago seemed like a place that everybody could get to easily, because it is one of the more accessible places in the U.S. airport wise, regional, too. So it worked out.”
To hear more from him about All In, Starrcast and the future of he, the Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, Adam Hangman Page, Marty Scurll, click below.
Jarrett said: “From about 1978-79 til about ‘85, there were sellouts all over the country, all over North America, so that was a different era. Now as you got into the Monday Night Wars — highly, highly competitive; highly, highly successful. During the 90s, Japan was successful, and Germany had its success. So it’s a different era.
“Then we went into the 2000s, when Vince [McMahon] bought his competition, the ole Little Engine That Could TNA started, but it was a whole growing process. Same with Ring of Honor. Now we’re well into, gosh, 15, 16, 17, 18 years of Vince buying his competition but all the other brands have had a chance to grow, and then with technology, people in America are well aware of who and what Triple A [AAA] is about and what New Japan is about and how World of Sport is coming of age. Just a different era.”
To hear more from Jarrett, click below.
Bischoff said: “There are not enough words — or if there are I don’t have them at my disposal — to really put those guys [Cody Rhodes, Young Bucks] over to the extent that I feel they should be.
“First of all having the guts and the confidence in yourself to put your own money up — and it’s not only the money — but when you go out there and you book something as big as All In, and you stick your neck out like that, so publicly, knowing there’s a good chance it may not work, but you do it anyway, because you believe in yourself; you believe in your product, I just have so much admiration for those three guys.
“I can’t really articulate it as well as I wish I could...They have captured... They have made wrestling cool again.”
To hear more from Bischoff, click below.
About All In
The creation of Cody and The Young Bucks (Nick and Matt Jackson), All In is the first independent professional wrestling show in history to sell 10,000 tickets, and did so in less than 30 minutes.
Occurring on Saturday, Sept. 1 at The Sears Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, All In is a dream card featuring some of the very best professional wrestlers in the world including; Rey Mysterio, The Young Bucks, Tessa Blanchard, Kenny Omega, Pentagon, Kota Ibushi, Kazuchika Okada, Fenix, Hangman Page and “The Villian” Marty Scurll.
The card’s main event will be for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship between Nick Aldis (champion) and Cody.
The pay-per-view style show starts at 7 p.m. ET available on FITE TV.
WGN America will broadcast the pre-show at 6 p.m., featuring the All In Over Budget Battle Royal.
Click below as Cody and The Young Bucks discuss all about All In.
What is being called “The Woodstock of Professional Wrestling,” Starrcast is coming to the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg, Illinois during Labor Day weekend for a four-day wrestling podcast convention and fan fest loaded with more than 20 stage shows, meet-n-greets, autograph signings, unique photo opportunities, parties and more, with some of the most iconic names in sports entertainment.
Created to support “All In” — the first independent professional wrestling show in history to sell 10,000 tickets — Starrcast has made the Chicagoland area the epicenter of the wrestling world and a destination location for fans this summer.
Starting on Thursday and running through Sunday, Starrcast celebrates current, past and future legends of professional wrestling and supports some of the best pro wrestling themed podcasts that have spiked in popularity the past two years.
Fans who can’t make it to The Windy City can access more than 40 hours of Starrcast content live and on-demand through digital live streaming network FITE.TV and the FITE mobile app.
Talent scheduled to appear at Starrcast include: All In Performers: Cody, The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega, “Hangman” Adam Page, “The Villain” Marty Scurll, Pentagon Jr., MJF, Britt Baker, Kota Ibushi, Brandi Rhodes, Joey Janela; Penelope Ford, Chelsea Green, Fenix, Jay Lethal, NWA World Champion Nick Aldis, from the television hit show ‘Arrow’ Stephen Amell, Tessa Blanchard, Rey Mysterio, The Briscoes (Mark and Jay), Colt Cabana and more.
WWE Hall of Famers: Kevin Nash, X-Pac, Scott Hall, Jeff Jarrett, Diamond Dallas Page, Madusa, Terry Funk, Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, J.J. Dillion, Teddy Long, Ron Simmons, and Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler.
Legends: Lex Luger, Billy Gunn, Road Warrior Animal, Magnum T.A., Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, Gail Kim, The Barbarian, Marcus “Buff” Bagwell, Raven, Bully Ray, Haku, Glacier, Bruce Prichard, Kevin Sullivan, Eric Bischoff, Tony Schiavone, Dutch Mantell and more.
Podcasts: Something To Wrestle with Bruce Prichard; What Happened When with Tony Schiavone; 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff; Keeping it 100 with Konann; X-Pac 1,2,360; Bunny Ears with Macaulay Culkin and Matt Cohen; The Art of Wrestling with Colt Cabana; Marty and Sarah Love Wrestling; Full Throttle with Madusa; and more.
For a full list of talent scheduled to appear, visit http://www.starrcast.com/.
Fans can purchase a general admission weekend pass ($49/plus tax) online or a general admission daily pass on site ($20/cash only). General admission guests have access to video game stations, numerous iconic photo booth opportunities, Podcast Movements Pop Up Studio, Wall of Fame, a play-by-play booth, collector’s corner and vendor room.
For a complete schedule of events, again visit http://www.starrcast.com/.
For talent announcements, schedule updates and all things Starrcast, follow on Twitter @Starrcast18.
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