All In Press Conference Recap (5/13): Punk, NWA, Mysterio
Monday, May 14, 2018
Before All In's Press Conference began, The Official Twitter Account of The NWA posted a photo of what looks to be part of the "All In" logo, as seen below:
All In's Press Conference opened up with a video of Cody and The Young Bucks talking about self-funding the event and how the idea originated. They then talked about how they met, how the talent that are in the show got involved, and wanting to put up a bigger show like this together.
Bernard The Business Bear was the first to come out to hype up the crowd a bit.
Jen Decker then came out to give some information and details about the event. Decker started by saying "Hi, Vince," and then jokingly saying "Vince doesn't know how to use the internet." She then runs down a list of people appearing for Starrcast as well as noting that CM Punk will be appearing for a signing in Chicago that week. Decker then said that the show is self-financed and the show doesn't have corporate sponsors. She introduces Cody next.
Cody Rhodes thanks everyone and jokes that they have already broken a mic and can't figure out where to put the cameras for the stream. Cody then says that he hopes to give fans elite wrestling with this event and break the mold. Someone in the crowd mentions Flip Gordon and Cody wasn't trilled about that as Flip is still not booked for the event. Cody also notes that CM Punk will be appearing for a signing at One Hour Tees. Cody then gives thanks to Hot Topic, Ring of Honor, and Cracker Barrel and toted that ROH could have given them plenty of push back on doing this show and instead they were given plenty of support.
Cody then introduces Billy Corgan who says that the NWA World Heavyweight Championship will be defended at the event and it will be against Cody Rhodes.
Tessa Blanchard comes out next and talks about traveling the world and how this is a special event. Blanchard then says that she is blessed to be involved with the event and tells everyone that she is all in.
Marty Scurll and Adam Page comes out next and has a lot of back and forth with the crowd. They decide to do a Q&A and are asked a few questions. One is about Joey Ryan and Page gets all grumpy. The last one is asked about Flip Gordon being booked on the show. Scurll then says that the reporter looks familiar and asks him to come up closer. Scurll then takes off the disguise and it's Gordon. Scurll wasn't happy about this and gets super-kicked, but Page gives Gordon a spinebuster through one of the tables. Scurll goes to beat Flip up some more and Deonna holds him back. Page, Scurll, and Deonna all head to the back.
The Young Bucks are out next and they will be in the main event of the show. Before they started, they had Gordon carried to the back. Matt Jackson starts by talking about ticket prices and how they are affordable because there is only one number they care about and that is 10k. Nick Jackson gets on the mic next and speaks about how they have broken barriers with retail stores and other places, and they hope to do it again at All In. They close by announcing that Rey Mysterio will be appearing at the show.