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RECAP AND REVIEW: Talk is Jericho with Cody and The Young Bucks – the advice Vince McMahon shared with Jericho for All In, who came up with the name for the show, their plans after the event, if Cody would ever return to WWE

Talk is Jericho – All In with Cody and The Young Bucks

Release date: 8/22/2018

Recap by: Caitlin Lavelle

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Timestamps:

8:30 – Cody and The Young Bucks on Jushin Thunder Liger 

Cody says, “I broke my family’s unspoken rule with Liger. I got his autograph backstage. The rule was no pictures, no autographs, don’t bother any of the guys backstage.

“He was like, getting ready to walk to the ring. He had no clue who I was, and he was super sweet.” 

The Young Bucks say that if you have a match with Liger that Liger is happy with, he’ll buy you a drink out of a vending machine backstage. 

19:50 – Chris Jericho on Vince McMahon’s All In advice 

Jericho says, “I told Vince about All In about 4 or 5 months ago. I told him the show is in September in Chicago. Vince says, ‘Ugh, I wish they would have called me! September is the worst time of the year to promote!”

Similarly, Cody says Ring of Honor’s Carey Silkin told him that they shouldn’t start All In ticket sales on a Sunday, and that they should have a ticket pre-sale period as well. 

22:05 – Cody on the origins of All In

Cody says that during Ring of Honor’s War of the Worlds Tour, he noticed the electricity in the room when the Bullet Club would get in the ring to close out the show. Cody says it became a huge confidence booster, and he began asking why they weren’t betting on themselves and taking a risk on a larger venue. 

Cody says, “If Ring of Honor’s not comfortable putting that money up, or New Japan isn’t comfortable, if we don’t have an investor, who gives a damn? We’re doing pretty well. Why don’t we just put our money in together and live forever? Take a shot.

“When we did ‘The Invasion’ Being the Elite, that was another example. We crowd sourced that group in 30 minutes, and we’ve got a thousand people.”

31:00 – Being the Elite and the ROH roster

Cody says, “when they film backstage at Ring of Honor, people kind of roll their eyes. Chuckle. You’re telling people ‘hold on’ – you’re filming with your phone. Now I’ve noticed when that phone comes out, either they’re doing that pretend learning or they’re (trying to get in the shot).” 

32:45 – Cody on Dave Meltzer’s Tweet and All In

Cody says, “Somebody asked (on Twitter), ‘Do you think Ring of Honor could do a 10,000 seat arena?’ And (Dave Meltzer) said, ‘No, not now.’ 

“He didn’t even say anything mean, and I just said, ‘I’ll take that bet.’”

The Young Bucks say, “We were planning it anyway. It was fuel to the fire. We knew we were doing a big show. I think we’re the only three guys who have the balls to try it.”

34:42- Cody and The Young Bucks on financing All In, Cracker Barrell & Hot Topic

Jericho asks if they knew they wanted to finance All In by themselves, and Cody says, “That was the main part of the decision. Asking around places, like, ‘Hey, are you interested in sponsoring…?’ We have no experience. I’m one of the most selfish people on earth.”

The Young Bucks say, “When we announced we were going to do a show, we had offers like crazy, with them actually saying they wanted to pay for everything.”

Cody says, “We turned a few blue chips down. You’ll notice there are tons of people you’ll see associated (with All In). When you see the ring skirts, you’ll be like, ‘What?!’ We didn’t take any money. They’re helping us with other things. One of the big friends of being the Elite is Cracker Barrel.”

The Young Bucks say, “You want to know how that happened? We took pictures in front of their restaurants. We tagged them. They followed me on Twitter, and a relationship grew out of that. I talk to the people who represent them regularly. They offered a ton of stuff. They’re going to cater the whole event. 

“They offered us other stuff too. They wanted to bring rocking chairs. They actually wanted to put rocking chairs on the floor.

“(Hot Topic is) working with us too. They’re logo is going to be everywhere. They’re going to have an exclusive event T-Shirt. They’re going to be hopefully firing off T-Shirts with a T-Shirt gun into the crowd and have a booth at the building. 

40:20 – Cody and The Young Bucks on choosing the date and location for All In

The Young Bucks say they considered holding All In in Ontario, California and San Francisco instead of Chicago. Cody says they ended up going through New Japan and ROH’s calendars with Rocky Romero and realized that Labor Day weekend and July 7th were the only dates available, and they thought July 7th was too soon. 

43:00 – Cody and The Young Bucks on ROH and NJPW supporting All In. 

Cody says Ring of Honor had to decide whether or not they’d allow Cody, The Young Bucks and all of the other exclusive Ring of Honor talent to break they’re exclusive contracts to compete at All In. Cody and The Young Bucks say that ROH leadership offered their blessing and support. 

Cody also says New Japan offered their blessing as well as talent for the show. 

46:50 – Cody and Jericho on Jericho getting punched by Big Show

Jericho remembers that, after Big Show was sent to boxing camp, it was decided that Big Show would start using a knockout punch as his finishing move. Jericho says he told Big Show to punch him in his forehead as hard as he could. 

Jericho says, “I ran into it, and he hit me hard. It was a killer. He leveled me, to the point where there was a first mark. 

“Vince came to me and said, ‘You’re the toughest son of a bitch I’ve ever met in my life!’”

Cody says that Dusty Rhodes shared the sentiment, saying to Cody, “‘Chris, man, he’s a tough, tough son of a bitch.’”

50:15 – Cody on whether he’d go back to WWE

Cody says, “Someone asked me the other day, ‘Would you go back?’ And the answer has pretty much definitely become, ‘I don’t think so.’ And not because I don’t like WWE, or I don’t like WrestleMania, or I don’t like money, or I don’t like the big production. Because I am literally now incapable of taking direction. 

“If you told me you were going to write something for me? No. If you told me you were going to produce something? No. If you give me a time and a finish? Cool. 

“And I don’t want to discourage, like you’ve got Arn Anderson, you’ve got Mike Rotunda, you’ve got respect for sure. But out of respect for myself, it’s my song I go out there to play.”

Matt Jackson says, “that would be so hard for me and Nick. We’re DIY from the ground up. We’ve made every decision on our own and we’ve built ourselves up to this empire on our own. It would be like, how could I hand over the keys to this car to someone else at the point?

“Everybody (in WWE) eventually wants to be where we’re at currently, and we did it without having to go there. Because eventually, they want to call their own shots, have fun. That’s where we’re at.”

55:35 – Cody and The Young Bucks on the All In name

Cody says that his sister Teil suggested the name All In. The Young Bucks say they immediately loved the name and thought it would be perfect for promoting the show, because talent would be able to say they’re All In. 

1:00:35 – Cody and The Young Bucks on the All In press conference

The Young Bucks call the All In press conference disastrous, and say everything went wrong. They say the microphones weren’t working and cameras were getting the wrong shots. 

1:04:00 – Cody and The Young Bucks on the All In sellout

Cody and The Young Bucks describe traveling from the All In press conference to the Ring of Honor show as All In tickets started to go on sale. Cody, Matt & Nick were each in separate cars. They were all monitoring ticket sales with the event box office and on Twitter, and were told that they’d sold 3,000 tickets in the first 10 minutes. Matt and Nick say they realized they had sold out by the time they got to the ROH show, but Cody says he didn’t accept they’d sold out of All In tickets until 6 p.m. that evening. 

Cody says after speaking to fans who had purchased All In tickets at an autograph signing that evening, he finally accepted that they had sold out. He says, “I left the signing, and I broke down in tears in the room behind. I couldn’t handle it. I denied it, denied it, denied it.”

1:22:15 – Cody and The Young Bucks on their plans after All In

Cody says, “We got offered a bunch of stage-style shows talking about All In, and we turned them down. The idea of us talking about ‘we did this, we did this’ – nothing is real until we do it and it happens. We can’t plan anything beyond where we’re at. I sent (The Young Bucks) my goals the other day. I want to get a movie and do a trilogy.”

Matt says, “If we do another one, it has to be in the same ambitious spirit…I personally would like to do something in Madison Square Garden or do something in Los Angeles.”

Rating: 8/10

You should definitely listen to this podcast to get you hyped up for All In. For a fun story about a fist fight between Chris Jericho and Eddie Guerrero at a Minneapolis-area Denny’s (featuring a not-so-nice shout out to our lord and savior, Wade Keller), skip to 46:20.

0:35 – Introduction
4:20 – The Young Bucks’ new theme music, Superkick Party
7:27 – Interview starts
8:30 – Cody and The Young Bucks on Jushin Thunder Liger
17:00 – Advertisement
19:48 – Interview Resumes
19:50 – Chris Jericho on Vince McMahon’s All In advice
22:05 – Cody on the origins of All In
31:00 – Being the Elite and the ROH roster
32:45 – Cody on Dave Meltzer’s Tweet and All In
34:42- Cody and The Young Bucks on financing All In, Cracker Barrell & Hot Topic
40:20 – Cody and The Young Bucks on choosing the date and location for All In
43:00 – Cody and The Young Bucks on ROH and NJPW supporting All In.
46:50 – Cody and Jericho on Jericho getting punched by Big Show
50:15 – Cody on whether he’d go back to WWE
53:20 – Advertisement
55:30 – Interview resumes
55:35 – Cody and The Young Bucks on the All In name
1:00:35 – Cody and The Young Bucks on the All In press conference
1:04:00 – Cody and The Young Bucks on the All In sellout
1:22:15 – Cody and The Young Bucks on their plans after All In
1:32:00 – Outro

Writer Bio

Caitlin is a wrestling fan who hopes to one day discover that she is the illegitimate daughter of Vincent Kennedy McMahon and the rightful Anonymous RAW General Manager. Until then, she’ll keep on living in Orlando, Florida with her husband and son.

 

 

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