WWE’s upcoming Money In The Bank event has been moved from its originally scheduled venue, with poor ticket sales seemingly the reason behind the move.
Although WWE’s next premium live event is actually Hell In A Cell, fan excitement is still through the roof for what comes next; Money In The Bank. That event is due to take place on Saturday, 2 July, but it won’t be taking place from its planned venue.
WWE sent out an email to Money In The Bank ticketholders, informing them that the event had been moved from Allegiant Stadium to the much smaller MGM Grand Garden Arena. Poor ticket sales appear to be the reason behind WWE’s decision.
WWE sent out the following email to fans that Money in the Bank will now take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena pic.twitter.com/HC2h4nhpqe
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) May 26, 2022
There were allegedly just 16,833 tickets sold for the event. Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast reported that WWE had hoped for between 28,000 and 35,000 fans to be in attendance for the show, which even then is a stark difference in comparison to the attendance of the 2021 SummerSlam pay-per-view at the venue. There, over 51,000 fans were inside Allegiant Stadium.
MGM Grand Garden Arena was last used for a professional wrestling event on 25 May 2019 when All Elite Wrestling presented their inaugural event, Double or Nothing. Of the official 16,800 capacity, 12,000 fans were in attendance for the pay-per-view.
First held as an event in 2010, Money In The Bank replaced the match originally being held at WrestleMania. Two titular matches have taken place at the event each year except for 2014, 2015, and 2016. The 2017 event onwards has hosted a men’s and women’s version of the match.
It had previously been reported by Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp that there was the possibility of the event changing dates altogether due to a UFC event being held the same night. As it stands, Saturday, 2 July remains the official date for WWE’s next “Big Five” event.