The first match for All In has been announced, with Marty Scurll scheduled to take on former IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada. In what is a proverbial dream match for many, this will be the first time the pair have ever wrestled in a singles contest.
The announcement for the bout between The Villian and The Rainmaker comes just hours after Scurll was also announced to be taking part in a match with Sami Callihan on Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager At Sea.
Okada/Scurll being announced as the “first” match for All In might confuse some, even though the official Twitter account’s teaser tweet for the reveal read: “Very proud to present to you the very 1st match announced for All In! -Cody, Matt, Nick.”
At the All In press conference on May 13, NWA president Billy Corgan announced that Nick Aldis would defend the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship against Cody Rhodes at the event. As far as we can see, that match is still taking place, with the added stipulation that if Cody can win Jay Lethal’s ROH World Championship before All In, the match will become a winner takes all affair with both titles on the line.
Earlier today, it was also announced that the SCU trio of Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky will be appearing at All In.
Cody revealed in the second episode of All Us on YouTube that matches for All In are going to be revealed week by week. Remember, All In will take place from the sold out Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on September 1!