After WWE needed to transfer Cash within the Financial institution out of Allegiant Stadium to a smaller venue in Las Vegas, AEW proprietor Tony Khan threw some shade on Twitter.
WWE has large plans this summer season, which was evident after they booked three premium dwell occasions in gigantic stadiums. Cash within the Financial institution on July 2 was presupposed to be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, the house venue of the NFL’s Raiders.
However on Thursday, Might 26, WWE introduced that Cash within the Financial institution was shifting out of Allegiant Stadium to MGM Grand Backyard Area, a 17,000 seat venue. The reported motive for the transfer was as a result of poor ticket gross sales.
Tony Khan, the proprietor, booker and CEO of All Elite Wrestling, took to Twitter to speak about what a terrific day he had on Thursday. Not solely did he get to speak to followers and media forward of the Double or Nothing pay per view occasion set for Sunday, Might 29 at T-Cell Area in Las Vegas, however he additionally received to interrupt the information to UFC president Dana White that WWE needed to transfer out of Allegiant Stadium to MGM Grand Backyard Area.
Tony Khan throws shade at WWE for shifting Cash within the Financial institution to smaller venue
As evidenced in his second tweet within the thread above, Khan referred to as it a “genius transfer” for WWE to compete with UFC in Las Vegas for Worldwide Struggle Week. That very evening is the UFC 276 occasion at T-Cell Area, which will probably be headlined by Israel Adesanya defending his middleweight championship towards Jared Cannonier.
WWE clearly felt assured of their talents to get an honest crowd to buy tickets for the Cash within the Financial institution occasion, which had by no means been held in a stadium.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer E-newsletter reported that simply 16,833 tickets had been distributed for the occasion as of Might 6. Allegiant Stadium holds as much as 65,000 followers for Raiders video games.
Andrew Zarian of the “Mat Males Podcast” reported that the purpose for WWE was to carry extra occasions at stadiums, however not with the purpose of promoting out every of them. Slightly to promote between 20,000-35,000 tickets.
WWE despatched out a memo to followers that had bought tickets for the occasion at Allegiant Stadium that they are going to be refunded and have the primary likelihood to re-purchase the tickets for its new location at MGM Grand Backyard Area.
WWE is holding SummerSlam at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. on July 30, and Conflict on the Fortress at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on Sept. 3.