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In May 2017, a fan asked Wrestling Observer Newsletter journalist Dave Meltzer on Twitter if ROH could sell 10,000 tickets and Meltzer responded: “Not any time soon”. Cody Rhodes took Meltzer’s remark as a challenge and responded: “I’ll take that bet Dave”. Eventually, the idea evolved from a ROH show to a self-funded event (with ROH’s official sanctioning), promoted by Rhodes and The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson). It was later announced that Kenny Omega, Brandi Rhodes, and actor Stephen Amell would be participating in the event.

The Card

  • IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega vs. Pentagon
  • NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis vs. Cody Rhodes
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Marty Scurll
  • Rey Mysterio, Bandido, and Fenix vs. The Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi
  • Adam Page vs. Joey Janela
  • Stephen Amell vs. Christopher Daniels
  • ROH World Champion Jay Lethal vs. The Winner of The Over Budget Battle Royal
  • Tessa Blanchard vs. Madison Rayne vs. Chelsea Green vs. Britt Baker

Zero Hour Pre-Show on WGN America

  • Over Budget Battle Royal: Winner Challenges For ROH Championship
  • The Briscoes vs. Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky

Other talent involved in includes:

  • Commentators: Don Callis, Excalibur and Ian Riccaboni
  • Ring announcers: Justin Roberts and Bobby Cruise
  • Referees: Earl Hebner, Jerry Lynn, Paul Turner, Rick Knox and Todd Sinclair
  • Interviewers: Alicia Atout and Sean Mooney