WGN-America Goes ALL IN As Exclusive TV Partner for Wrestling PPV Event
In the wrestling ring, it's impressive when a competitor can claim victory in a short period of time. How about a wrestling Pay-Per-View event that sells out in a mere 29 minutes? On Saturday, September 1 (6 PM ET/3 PM PT), WGN america will air All In: Zero Hour, the live event to a PPV special being hailed as the biggest independent wrestling event ever to take place.
Broadcast from the sold-out 11,000-seat Sears Centre arena outside Chicago, All In: Zero Hour is the pre-show for a first-of-its-kind event that is the brainchild of Cody Rhodes & The Young Bucks partnering with their home promotion Ring Of Honor (ROH) as well as Tokyo-based New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan's revitalized National Wrestling Alliance. The All In: Zero Hour event will feature SCU (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) vs The Briscoe Brothers and the likes of Dalton Castle, Moose, Best Friends Trent & Chuckie T and many more. The Pay-Per-View special features such top talent as "The American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes & The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson); New Japan Pro-Wrestling's IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega; star of The CW hit superhero series "Arrow" and Ring of Honor guest wrestler Stephen Amell; legendary luchador and "Master of the 6-1-9" Rey Mysterio; Pro Wrestling Illustrated's #1 champ Kazuchika Okada; third-generation competitor Tessa Blanchard; and some surprise appearances.
"We're thrilled to partner with WGN america bringing together the national audience of a major television network with the Pay-Per-View audience making All In: Zero Hour the biggest independent wrestling event ever to take place," says Cody Rhodes. "It's being told you can't, and 11,000 fans saying, 'Oh, yes we can!' It's a harbinger of change for that wonderful slice of Americana we call pro-wrestling."
WGN America and Tribune Media Company
WGN America, the flagship entertainment destination of Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO), is a nationally distributed television network available in more than 77 million homes via cable, satellite and telco. The network features a strong slate of original scripted series, fan-favorite dramas, comedies and blockbuster movies. Stay connected to WGN america on Twitter @wgnamerica. For additional information, please visit www.wgnamerica.com.