9. Budgetary Concern
The main event of the ALL IN's cutely branded 'Zero Hour' kickoff show has also been framed with tongue planted firmly in cheek. The 'Over Budget' Battle Royal will afford several names from every corner of the scene a shot at getting on the main show, with any other individual motivations parked at the door.
The winner will earn a shot against ROH World Champion Jay Lethal, providing any number of potential clashes for what could and should be the main show's opening clash.
Moose is hugely over with an audience sure to be chanting his name for at least half of the clash. Billy Gunn and Brian Cage are giants amongst men (and Jordynne Grace) that were once considered "Vanilla Midgets". Jimmy Jacobs was a WWE employee actively crossing battle lines when Bullet Club staged a mock invasion of Monday Night Raw in 2017. Rocky Romero sent his stock skyrocketing as Kevin Kelly's right hand man for the entirety of New Japan Pro Wrestling's G1 Climax. But Colt Cabana is royalty.
Colt Cabana is independent wrestling royalty. Colt Cabana is Chicago royalty. Colt Cabana is grass roots royalty. He has already beaten WWE in a grisly battle once this year - he deserves the front-and-centre spot at trying it again...