This year’s Money in the Bank Premium Live Event was originally scheduled to be held inside the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. However, very slow ticket sales forced WWE to move the event to a smaller venue. This garnered a response from fans and the locker room alike.
The event ended up taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tony Khan took that as an opportunity to throw major shade at WWE. This ended up upsetting a lot of people in WWE as well.
According to Fightful’s paywall, WWE moving the venue to the MGM Grand Garden Arena surprised many in the company.
The move surprised some in the company, as the move to more stadium shows have been a big plan for Nick Khan. One source that Fightful spoke with believed that the company should have waited until at least after Hell in a Cell to see how ticket sales changed, and believed that WWE relied to much on the buzz of simply running a stadium show as opposed to the booking selling the show.
WWE did announce Money in the Bank before UFC announced a major PPV event for the same night, but everyone we spoke to said that either WWE did or should have expected that, as fourth of July weekend has long been a UFC tradition. WWE had told Fightful along the way that they actually had a hold on Allegiant Stadium for the following night as well in case they needed it.
The Money In The Bank Premium Live Event turned out to be a huge success as it featured Austin Theory and Liv Morgan winning their respective Money In The Bank matches. We’ll have to see how SummerSlam will end up being booked.
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