According to PWInsider.com, the original plan for the upcoming ‘All In’ PPV would have seen Rey Mysterio go one-on-one against IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kenny Omega. Instead, Mysterio is currently scheduled to compete in a six-man-tag alongside Fenix and Bandido against 3/4 of the Golden Elite, The Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi.
The promoters of the show, Cody Rhodes and the Bucks, reportedly decided against using Mysterio in this capacity, although at the time of writing no reason has been suggested as to why this was done.
This leaves Kenny Omega without a match on September 1 despite being booked for the show. However, another report from PWInsider suggests The Cleaner will be facing Pentagon Jr. in a clash that would see IMPACT go head-to-head with NJPW.
It was also announced this week that ‘All In’ would be broadcast on Fite, with a pre-show named ‘Zero Hour’ being broadcast on WGN America.
So, with ‘All In’ just under a month away, let’s take a look at the stellar lineup of confirmed matches from top to bottom:
- Nick Aldis (c) vs. Cody Rhodes for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Marty Scurll
- Joey Janela vs. Hangman Page
- Rey Mysterio, Fénix, and Bandido vs. The Golden Elite (Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson, and Kota Ibushi)
- Christopher Daniels vs. Stephen Amell
- Madison Rayne vs. Britt Baker vs. Chelsea Green vs. Tessa Blanchard
- Jay Lethal (c) vs. ‘Over Budget’ Battle Royale winner for the ROH World Championship
- ‘Over Budget’ Battle Royale
- The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) vs. SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky)