During a recent episode of his weekly Ross Report podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross recently shared his thoughts on rumors of an ALL IN 2 event and the reason he feels the original ALL IN event succeeded at the level it did earlier this year.
On ALL IN being such a success because Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks turned the event into a cause that all fans could rally behind: “They created that event like it was a cause. It was a cause that all wrestling fans, to some degree, could relate to. So the cause caused emotional investment and there’s your money. And so, whether it is a cause, an emotional investment in a thing, a person, a match … They created a cause and everybody got on their bandwagon to support the cause. It’s like a very positive political party. None of this ‘this side of the aisle, that side of the aisle’ bulls–t. It was really, really good and I was proud of those cats.”
On rumors of ALL IN 2 taking place in May of 2019: “I know that the rumor on the boat is they’re going to do another one in May. Rumor and innuendo, but that’s about right, about one a year. The old wrestling promoter would say, ‘well, I can do two a year.’ Oh yeah, then it’s, ‘let’s do one monthly.’ Do you know what I mean? Nothing is ever enough in that respect.
“So I think, those kids have a good little nucleus there and their futures are all very bright. The nice thing that strikes me about The Young Bucks and Cody, among these other cats that are here [on Jericho’s cruise] like Marty Scurll, I got that right, and of course Kenny Omega.”
Check out the complete episode of The Ross Report at Player.fm.