02nd Sep2018

‘All In’ 2018 PPV Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

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Welcome to the All In Pay Per View review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have a hell of a card to cover, so let’s do so right now!

Match #1: So Cal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) beat The Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark) – Tag Team Match

This was the first of two matches for the WGN portion of All In called Zero Hour. This was an excellent match that the crowd loved. The action was crisp and got the night started off right.

Match #2: The Over The Budget Battle Royal – Winner: Flip Gordon

This had a few surprises like Bully Ray and Tommy Dreamer, but the big shock came from Flip Gordon dressed in a mask and winning the match by eliminating Ray. Flip took the mask off and Ray was pissed. The crowd was thrilled that Flip won and so was I. I forgot about the possibility of putting Flip in as a surprise. With the end of this excellent match, All In ended the Zero Hour part of the card and entered the PPV proper.

Match #3: Matt Cross beat MJF

This was an excellent match that opened the PPV. You can expect to see the same great stunts that the very best young lions of the sport have perfected, but imbued with an immediacy that is only possible with this event.

Match #4: Christopher Daniels beat Stephen Amell

This ended up being a really good match. Amell showed more promise than Roman Reigns does, which is pretty good praise from me. Daniels did a great job keeping Amell going and proved to be one great ring general.

Match #5: Tessa Blanchard beat Madison Rayne, Britt Baker and Chelsea Green – Four Way Women’s Match

This was really good and it gave the right woman the win. The action here was crisp and fluid. Tessa came out of this looking like the second coming of Madusa.

Match #6: Cody Rhodes beat Nick Aldis – National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Championship Match

This was the best match of either of their careers and was the crowning achievement of Rhodes’s professional life. Rhodes was a man possessed by a greater purpose than he’s ever had before and he channeled that purpose into every second of this match. This should have been the main event, but at least it had all of the time it needed to become the great match that it deserved to be. The NWA World Title has been resurrected, once again.

Match #7: Hangman Page beat Joey Janela – Chicago Street Fight

This was a wild brawl that took some dangerous risks that I don’t condone, but at least it was done as a matter of sincerity. These guys really put their backs into it, so to speak. I’ll leave it to you to decide if these guys went too far.

Match #8: Jay Lethal beat Flip Gordon – Ring of Honor World Championship Match

This was an excellent match that gave Flip his big moment for All In. I’m surprised Lethal didn’t have the title moved off of him, considering the accusations made against Lethal. That being said, the match was a really good one and should set the stage for Flip’s career, going forward.

Match #9: Kenny Omega beat Pentagon

This was fantastic every step of the way. This was every-thing I thought it would be and more.

Match #10: Kazuchika Okada beat Marty Scurll

This was a fabulous match that had an awful lot of great wrestling in it. I loved this one and would love to see more between these two.

Match #11: The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) & Kota Ibushi beat Rey Mysterio, Fenix & Bandido – Six-Man Tag Team Match

This was a great match and was a fine main event. People ate this match up, as they should.

News Of The Night:

  1. Road Warrior Animal was a guest.
  2. Jay Lethal, Colt Cabana and Flip Gordon fought off Bully Ray.
  3. Lanny Poffo was in the corner for Jay Lethal, who worked part of his match as Black Machismo.
  4. Chris Jericho dressed up as Pentagon and attacked Kenny Omega after the latter’s victory.
  5. DDP worked the event in Cody Rhodes corner.

Final Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 – This was a great card that was a resounding success. The production quality, even with a few mistakes, were great and were comparable to the WWE.

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