Some major bombshells were revealed about the upcoming All In independent wrestling show that will be taking place on September 1st, including the fact that it will be available on pay-per-view with the first hour airing for free on WGN America. It looks like Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks are not finished announcing matches and updates for the event just yet as the first women’s match on the card has just now been been made official. During the newest edition of the All Us behind the scenes series on YouTube, it was announced that Britt Baker, Chelsea Green, Madison Rayne, and Tessa Blanchard will all be coming to Chicago, Illinois to face each other in a huge Fatal 4-Way match during the show next month.
All In will feature a wide array of talented wrestlers from several different promotions. Competitors from the NWA, Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and New Japan Pro Wrestling will all be wrestling during the event next month, but it looks like the ROH world title is the prize that everybody will be fighting for. ROH World Champion Jay Lethal recently took to Twitter to confirm that he will be giving the winner of the “Over Budget Battle Royale” a shot at his championship in the future. The battle royale will be taking place during the All In: Zero Hour pre-show on WGN America, and it features competitors such as Colt Cabana, Moose, and Ethan Page thus far. More wrestlers also have yet to be announced for the battle royale.
Tell you what, since I’m a fighting champ who believes in Opportunities for all. How about I give the winner a Shot at the ROH world title! https://t.co/oQkL39C7NF
— Jay Lethal (@TheLethalJay) August 7, 2018
Official! ROH World Champion Jay Lethal will defend his title against the winner of the Over Budget Battle Royale…#ZEROHOUR #ALLIN pic.twitter.com/MmGkeZ8H71
— All In (@ALL_IN_2018) August 7, 2018
The second annual Mae Young Classic tournament will begin taping tomorrow in Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. All of the 32 competitors are in town for the event right now and are training hard right now in order to have the best tournament possible. According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, each of the women involved in the show this year have been training over the weekend in preparation for the show. Given that the tournament this year will feature competitors from all over the world with their very own in-ring style, perhaps it makes sense for some of the matches to be worked out in advance. Although TV tapings begin tomorrow, WWE has not announced how they plan on airing the shows on the WWE Network yet.