- Some more numbers are rolling out from last weekend's "All In" in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The event's live gate was $458,525 with every merchandise item selling out. Starrcast ended up selling 11,000 tickets, but people bought multiple tickets to different events, so that doesn't means 11,000 people attended the event. Also, FITE TV grossed more than $1 million between the "All In" iPPV and Starrcast iPPV, which is estimated to be in excess of 20,000 iPPV orders. As noted, "All In: Zero Hero" drew 196k viewers on WGN America.
- In a post on Instagram, Matt Jackson of the Young Bucks commented on each participant in the 6-man tag match (Bandido, Fenix, Rey Mysterio vs. The Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi) that closed out "All In." In regards to Bandido, Jackson said after searching him on YouTube and watching one minute of clips, he signed Bandido to the show. Jackson called Bandido the "next breakout star" in wrestling.
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Bandido - We needed one more man in our match. We searched YouTube, and I was sold within 1 minute. I booked him right then and there. He is the next breakout star. Mark my words. Kota Ibushi - First met at a Chikara show in '09, watching him and Nick, Generico and Jigsaw tear the house down. We joke that his personality reminds us of a Japanese version of Jeff Hardy. He's a great friend of mine. Fenix - The craziest wrestler in the world. Absolutely fearless. He can do anything, and will do anything for you. I want him on my team. Rey Mysterio - I met him at Halloween Havoc 2000 in Las Vegas and he said encouraging things to me. He inspired my children's book. He's one of my role models and is the greatest highflier in the history of the business. Nick - My brother, business partner and forever tag team partner. You watch him and are convinced you can do anything because he makes it look so effortless. The best hot tag of all time. So blessed to share a ring with these guys.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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