A new report has shed light on WWE’s choice of venue for Money In The Bank after they announced the event was coming to the UK.
WWE brought their first premium live event in 30 years to the UK when Clash at the Castle emanated from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales in September 2022. That event saw Roman Reigns cling on to his Undisputed WWE Universal Title against Drew McIntyre thanks to Solo Sikoa.
On the 5th of January WWE revealed that they are bringing one of their staple events to the O2 Arena in London, England on Saturday, the 1st of July 2023.
Now Fightful Select has reported on why WWE chose the famous arena that was originally constructed on the banks of the River Thames as the Millennium Dome rather than running another stadium show. WWE sources are said to have noted that the O2 Arena is considered the “Madison Square Garden of England” and it was a venue the company wanted to use.
It was also noted by another company insider that placing Money In The Bank in the spotlight in this way only reiterates the importance to the company of that event.
In 2022, Liv Morgan captured the Money In The Bank briefcase before cashing in on the same night to dethrone Ronda Rousey as the SmackDown Women’s Champion. Austin Theory captured the men’s briefcase which he later squandered in an ill-fated cash-in attempt on Seth Rollins’ US Title.