As noted over the weekend, The Young Bucks and Cody Rhodes are teasing that All In 2 could take place at Madison Square Garden. The fans at the Hammerstein Ballroom seemed receptive to the idea but there are some hurdles that would need to be cleared for the MSG show to become a reality.
The subject came up on Sunday on the Wrestling Observer Forumand Dave Meltzerhad this to say in response to fans talking about the potential of WWE locking out All In 2 from The Garden and the costs associated with running the show at that venue:’
“WCW could never get into MSG. Nobody could. Even with Turner ownership. Everyone tried constantly through 2000 or so from Crockett to Verne to everyone.
Now anyone can run it. There is a show booked by a non-WWE promotion before the end of this year. I expect it not to happen and hasn’t been announced, but there is a hold on a date and WWE can’t stop it.
The idea of someone not WWE running MSG with actual stars and pub would sell out normally, but they’d have to charge such high ticket prices that it becomes problematic. Anyway, of course they are thinking about it. But no real plans for anything are going to be made until after the first show is done. The pub would be gigantic. It would be a hell of a story. But there are so many issues and Vince will try and buy all the talent to stop a second show because nobody thought about this one until it was too late..”
So, if the show happens, they would likely have to increase ticket prices to cover the costs associated with running there. It is interesting that a non-WWE wrestling promotion has a date on hold for later this year. It’s unclear if that date is for All In or for another group. As Meltzer noted, it will be unlikely that something would be announced for MSG or anywhere before September 1st, the date of the first All In show. WWE’s response will be interesting though.