This year’s Money in the Bank was originally supposed to take place inside the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, but the poor reception forced WWE to move the premium live event to a smaller venue. Now they will fill a smaller venue in Las Vegas, but this isn’t the first time WWE has needed to change a location for an event.

WWE announced that the July 2nd event will now emanate from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The change of venue was first reported by Brad Shepherd.

WWE wanted to book even more stadium shows this year. Still, they don’t want to book a massive venue when they haven’t sold enough tickets to warrant it. Some fans aren’t happy that WWE swapped venue for their premium live event.

CM Punk found the whole situation amusing and made sure the fans knew what he thought of WWE’s decision to alter the venue for MITB. Punk mocked the company in a now deleted Instagram story.

The Second City Saint posted a graphic of WrestleMania VII and captioned it: “Another bomb threat smh.” Back in 1991, WWE moved WrestleMania VII to a smaller venue because of alleged bomb threats.

It wasn’t confirmed that WWE changed the Money in the Bank venue due to a bomb threat. That didn’t stop CM Punk from making this joke before deleting his Instagram story. Still, we were able to capture it and you can check out his post below.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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