With less than two months left until All In, Cody and the Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) have announced three more names that are going to be added to the card. That would be the trio of Scorpio Sky, Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels, now known as So Cal Uncensored or simply, SCU.
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) July 5, 2018
Shortly after losing his world title at Best in the World and showing his frustration with Ring of Honor management, specifically COO Joe Koff, Christopher Daniels alongside longtime friend and partner, Frankie Kazarian, turned heel and cut a scathing promo, invoking his rematch clause and announcing that when he won back the belt, he’d quit the company to defend the title anywhere that wasn’t in front of the ROH fans, who he referred to as “assholes.”
A few months later, Christopher Daniels was at it again, this time noting that he knew where the “bodies were buried,” and threatening to reveal the company’s expansion plans to his “best friend named AJ [Styles]” or his “buddy Don Callis (Co-executive vice president for Impact Wrestling).” Koff seemed to have enough of Daniels’ games and threats, telling him that he wasn’t going to fire him or Frankie Kazarian but rather just let their contracts expire at Final Battle 2018. At that point, he would make sure the two were gone from the company.
— Christopher Daniels (@facdaniels) July 5, 2018
Now allied with Scorpio Sky, another native of Southern California, SCU has made it their mission to wreck havoc on Ring of Honor and prove their value to the company as a result. The trio have set out to pick up big wins on the biggest stages and win championships so that Koff would have no choice but to re-sign them to new deals come this December.
SCU began their rampage by targeting and attacking Bullet Club, the reigning ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions. Following weeks and months of torment, SCU got their title match and emerged victorious, taking down the defending trio of the Hung Bucks (Adam Page and the Young Bucks) to win the title. SCU lost that championship to the inaugural champions, the Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) during the War of the Worlds tour in May but remain very much in the title picture.
We are @ALL_IN_2018
— Scorpio Sky (@ScorpioSky) July 5, 2018
Outside of the ring, So Cal Uncensored has also been appearing on Being the Elite quite frequently, bringing their “This is the worst town I have ever been in” gimmick everywhere they have gone. In addition to this, Christopher Daniels has found himself involved in a bigger storyline as he was revealed to have been the one framing Stephen Amell for the presumed murder of “famous dick wrestler” Joey Ryan. With both Amell and now Daniels booked for All In, it’s a wonder if this storyline will transcend to the ring for a match at the Chicago supershow.
— Christopher Daniels (@facdaniels) June 26, 2018
1 more announcement coming today…
and it’s a match!
— All In (@ALL_IN_2018) July 5, 2018
About each competitor:
Christopher Daniels has been wrestling for 25 years and in that time, he has seen it all and done it all. The first and so far only man to win the Ring of Honor grand slam (world, tag, TV and six-man titles), Daniels has won a total of 20 championships in ROH, New Japan Pro Wrestling and TNA/Impact Wrestling. Among these are three world title reigns and 13 tag team championship reigns, the majority of which came alongside Frankie Kazarian. In addition to ROH, NJPW and TNA, Daniels has worked for WWE, World Championship Wrestling, Lucha Libre AAA, CHIKARA, and many more. In all, he has won 45 titles, is one of three men (AJ Styles, Samoa Joe) to be part of TNA’s only Dave Meltzer 5-star rated match, and was twice rated as having the tag team of the year, first with Styles in 2006 by Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) and again in 2012 with Kazarian by Wrestling Observer Newsletter (WON). Daniels was also named PWI’s Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year in 2017.
Frankie Kazarian is a 20-year veteran of the pro wrestling industry. Kazarian began his career with Ultimate Pro Wrestling and spent time in other independents along the Californian circuit, including Pro Wrestling Guerilla where he is the inaugural world champion, before joining TNA in 2003. Kazarian took part in the first ever Ultimate X match and later won the title in 2004. Throughout his time in TNA, Kazarian won eight championships including five X Division titles. In all, Kazarian has won 32 titles and was named one-half of WON’s Tag Team of the Year award with Daniels, of whom he has tagged with on and off for the better part of the last decade.
Scorpio Sky has been wrestling for about 16 years and in that time, has been quite the world traveler. The 35-year-old, now in his first stint with ROH, spent time with TNA, WWE, Revolution Pro Wrestling in England, Osaka Pro Wrestling in Japan and wXw in Germany to name a few. Sky is perhaps best known for his time in PWG, where he wrestled from 2003-2012. Sky, who is the assistant coach to Katsuryori Shibata at the new NJPW dojo in Los Angeles, has won 20 titles in his career.
Already confirmed for ALL IN:
- Cody Rhodes, ROH/NJPW
- The Young Bucks, ROH/NJPW
- Kenny Omega, NJPW/ROH
- Hangman Page, ROH/NJPW
- “The Villain” Marty Scurll, ROH/NJPW
- Tessa Blanchard, Impact Wrestling/WrestleCircus/SHIMMER, etc.
- Stephen Amell, “Arrow” TV Series
- Rey Fenix, Lucha Underground/Impact Wrestling
- Pentagon Jr., Lucha Underground/Impact Wrestling
- Kazuchika Okada, NJPW
- Rey Mysterio, WWE/Lucha Underground (formerly), NJPW, etc
- Deonna Purrazzo, ROH/WOH
- Chelsea Green, SHIMMER/Impact Wrestling (formerly)
- Joey Janela, CZW/ PWG, etc
- Penelope Ford, CZW/Beyond Wrestling, etc
- Britt Baker, IWC/QoC/SHIMMER, etc
- Jay Lethal, ROH
- Kota Ibushi, NJPW
- Madison Rayne, Impact Wrestling, etc
- MJF, CZW/MLW, etc