Despite the CM Punk/Jack Perry situation that is ongoing, AEW All In was the most successful PPV in company history. Not to mention, President/CEO Tony Khan continues to boast about it, which he has every right to. But he is not the only one talking about what All In has meant to the wrestling industry.
You know how here at Full Press Wrestling via the MMM Journal, we wrote about the good state of the professional wrestling business. Well, WWE Superstar and current WWE World Heavyweight Seth Rollins said on After the Bell Podcast the following about the current state of the wrestling industry:
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by Full Press Coverage on September 27, 2023 at 12:00 pm
“We are in the boom. You have to understand, there is another company that just put 80,000 people in a stadium for one night. A week before that, we sold 90,000 tickets to WrestleMania, broke the all-time gate on the first day. There are seven, eight different television programs of pro wrestling on a week, not counting premium live events or pay-per-views. The talent roster, across the board, is beyond what any generation has ever put forward. It’s very easy to look back at the past with rose-colored glasses and say, ‘but this, but that,’ I’m not taking anything away from the guys who paved the way, I stand on the shoulders of these guys. I don’t do what I do without the legends of our industry that have defined their own generations, but they should be proud, and I know they are, because they are the people who got us to where we are now. The business is bigger than it’s ever been, it makes more money than ever, it’s healthier. The future of the business is so bright and I’m so happy to be a part of it in any capacity.”
And if you have listened and read Full Press Wrestling over the past year, you know how much we do not like tribalism in wrestling. There is something for everyone and All In gave people another option. And the fact that someone like Seth Rollins sees what AEW is doing is a testament to the current state of the pro wrestling world.
And remember when AEW All In was first announced, there was no card, and 70,000 tickets were sold. That is impressive. All In was huge in 2018 for the wrestling business and once again in 2023. It shows that when there are multiple companies, the industry is doing well, which means the fans ultimately win.
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Not to mention how this All In felt like the first one in 2018 sending the fans home happy and giving them feel-good moments.
Two of those feel-good moments were Will Ospreay wrestling in his home country against Chris Jericho and Saraya winning the AEW Women’s World Title in front of her family. Oh yeah, Saraya walked out with her family, so you knew she was going to win.
For Ospreay, he just wrestled the night before in RevPro. He came out to a huge ovation and had the hometown crowd eating out of his hand. It is like when CM Punk returns to Chicago, the man can’t do any wrong. And what a match with Chris Jericho.
Remember, Ospreay was not on the first All-In card in 2018. Still, to this day we don’t know outside the fact nobody asked him. But he made sure to be remembered on this one. And Ospreay is the best wrestler in the world, too. Just look at his year beating the likes of Kenny Omega, Okada, and Jericho.
Again the fans went home happy. They got to see MJF and Adam Cole win the ROH Tag Team Titles and then have a killer main event. Though there were signs of tension, the fans got to see two friends hug it out and realize a dream. That is what it is all about.
Again, we need to be talking about what AEW All In has done for the industry as a whole and not the stuff backstage. Because who knows what happened?
One thing is for sure: All In was a tremendous success, and let’s see what AEW can do with the card and sales with a year to build everything.
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