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From the Indy Rumor Mill: Cody Rhodes and Young Bucks planning 2018 wrestling show with 10,000 seats

Simon Cotton
3.29K   //    28 Nov 2017, 10:30 IST

Can the Elite pull this off?
Can the Elite pull this off?

What’s the story?

Bullet Club members Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks are planning a big wrestling event in 2018 that will seat 10,000 people, according to a report published by Pro Wrestling Sheet.

In case you didn’t know...

Rhodes left the WWE in 2016 and eventually joined The Bullet Club. He won the ROH Championship and signed a full-time contract that makes him domestically exclusive to the promotion.

Rhodes has been critiqued for his opinion of his drawing ability from fans, wrestling aficionados and even WWE Superstar Roman Reigns.

The heart of the matter

Pro Wrestling Sheet have reported that Rhodes and The Young Bucks have been “dedicated” to reaching a 10,000 gate for a future wrestling show that they will be financing themselves in 2018.

The reason for them pushing for a large gate dates back to a Twitter exchange between Rhodes and Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter back in May.

Twitter User WWE Guy asked Meltzer if he believed ROH was capable of selling out a 10,000 seat arena which Meltzer replied by saying “Not any time soon.”

Rhodes responded to the message saying he would take the bet and that he believed they would be able to draw a crowd that big if he and The Young Bucks were on the card with three months to promote the show.


Rhodes tweeted out a picture last week scouting out an arena as a prospective venue for the show with the hashtag “ROH10000."

What’s next?

The Bullet Club members were looking to partner with ROH for the event, but there has been no report on whether there is any progress on that front.

The report says that they are rapidly progressing towards an official announcement with Chicago, London, San Francisco, and Ontario, California (sight of the Bullet Club Invasion) as potential cities to host the event.

Author’s Take

To define Rhodes and the other members of the Bullet Club as ambitious would be an understatement.

If this event is formally announced, then wrestling fans will finally get a definitive answer of the drawing power of the Bullet Club, particularly in the case of Rhodes.

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Simon Cotton
Freelance Journalist and Photographer, Columbia College Chicago Graduate Student, Jackson State University Alumnus Occasional guest on the Social Suplex Podcast Network. Catch me on Anchor for some interesting thoughts.
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