The card for All In, Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks self-financed Labor Day weekend event in Chicago, is filling up, and turning into quite the cross-promotional affair. Lucha Underground’s Penta 0M and Ray Fenix have announced they’ll be joining the Being The Elite stars, Bullet Club brethren like Marty Scurll, Adam Page, Kenny Omega and Stephen Amell, and Tessa Blanchard on Sept. 1 in Sears Centre Arena:
I’m @ALL_IN_2018 September 1st. #zeromiedo #luchabrothers. pic.twitter.com/lkTYmfuYU5— PENTA EL ZERO M (@PENTAELZEROM) March 23, 2018
I'm @ALL_IN_2018— REY FENIX MexaKing (@ReyFenixMx) March 23, 2018
September 1#Animo pic.twitter.com/SaDdTtkhkp
One person who won’t be there is Daniel Bryan. Before he was cleared to return to the WWE ring this week, there was talk of Bryan hitting the indies as soon as is contract was up, and maybe helping Cody and The Bucks reach their 10,000 tickets sold dreams for All In. This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subcription required but recommended) says Rhodes even considered delaying the show until October at one point so DB could join them, but that his decision to go ahead with the late summer date was made after signs started to point toward Bryan getting medical clearance from WWE.
In an interview with Al Arabiya (conducted before he was cleared), Bryan addressed his contract and the All In rumors:
“... my contract actually runs out September 1st, which is actually the day of the All In show, but it’s funny because that doesn’t compute. I was in the Bahrain Comic Con the last two days, and we did Q&As, and at each one, somebody asked me about that. They said, ‘are you going to be at All In’? I’m not. I don’t know what to tell you. But yeah, my contract is up September 1st.”
So there are a lot of reasons to look forward to All In - including some lucha ones, but Bryan Danielson’s triumphant return to the indies isn’t one of them.