AEW President Tony Khan has commented publicly on WWE moving Money In The Bank from Allegiant Stadium into the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
WWE recently 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 have been reported to be the reason behind WWE’s decision.
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.
The wider implication for WWE is that Money In The Bank will now take place just across the street from a UFC event taking place in the bigger T-Mobile Arena, the home of 2022′ Double Or Nothing.
Taking to social media Tony Khan seemed gleeful at revealing he was able to inform UFC President Dana White about his new neighbours for their July event:
“Yesterday: one of my favorite days, including -great visits with fans + media -a trip to LA for the most fulfilling meeting of my life with @wbdleadership -dinner with my Dad + Dana White, where I got to break the news to Dana about MITB moving to MGM Today: #AEWRampageon TNT!”
Yesterday: one of my favorite days, including
-great visits with fans + media
-a trip to LA for the most fulfilling meeting of my life with @wbd leadership
-dinner with my Dad + Dana White, where I got to break the news to Dana about MITB moving to MGM
Today: #AEWRampage on TNT!
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) May 27, 2022