During a recent interview The Pro Wrestling Illustrated Podcast had with former ROH World Champion Cody Rhodes, he discussed his “All-In” 10,000 seat arena event and he also commented on the possibility of Daniel Bryan and CM Punk appearing at the event. Below are the highlights from the interview:
On the plans for his upcoming arena show: “I’ve been told it’s not a very realistic goal. That’s what I’ve been told. But it’s not so much about proving things wrong. It’s about probing things right. I’m very confident about what me, Matt and Nick want to do. There’s no bones about it: ‘All In’ happens in 2018. We’re getting near the point of actually finding a date and a place that’s suitable for everybody.”
On the rumors of CM Punk being a part of the show: “The first thing everyone said when this story broke was, ‘You’ve got to get CM Punk.’ I love CM Punk. The fans never gave up on CM Punk. If CM Punk wants to part of ‘All In,’ he can be part of ‘All In.’ But I am not putting it on him to draw those 10,000 seats. If we did have CM Punk, we would not tell you we had CM Punk—unless we didn’t sell any tickets (laughing).”
On the possibility of Daniel Bryan being a part of the show: “The main thing is I want Dan to be happy and healthy. But I know Dan knows what we’re thinking and when we’re thinking. So if that’s something that, if we could, that would be wonderful match. And I think it would be wonderful to do it for the Ring of Honor world title, being it that he has such roots with the company of old. The company today doesn’t look anything like it used to so I think that would be interesting. But we’re exploring all kinds of options.”
You can listen to the entire interview of Cody at PWI-Online.com.