Former WWE star and current ROH Champion Cody Rhodes has confirmed plans with The Young Bucks to book a 10,000 seat venue for a big wrestling event in 2018.
Rhodes confirmed a story by Pro Wrestling Sheet on Monday noting that while they couldn’t officially comment, plans were underway to book a venue for next year.
We can't comment officially until we confirm the location, but we are far enough in the process to say it's happening. In 2018. And we are swinging for the damn fences…
dare to Dream https://t.co/Nobkezv7Mm
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) November 28, 2017
Rhodes seemed to indicate some sort of partnership with ROH when he tweeted earlier in the month about scoping out possible venue locations.
Chicago, London, San Francisco and Ontario, California are all possible candidates.
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) November 19, 2017
The story by Pro Wrestling Sheet indicated that this would be a self-financed project by Rhodes and The Young Bucks. It stems from a Twitter exchange between Rhodes and Dave Meltzer back in May when Meltzer was asked if ROH could sell over 10,000 tickets to an event.
Meltzer didn’t think it was possible, citing WCW as the last promotion to sell over 10,000 tickets to a live event in the United States outside of WWE. Rhodes took that statement as a challenge in a venture that would likely require ROH’s approval.