WWE had plans to fill a Las Vegas stadium for Money in the Bank, but they will settle for an arena. Allegiant Stadium was traded for the MGM Grand Arena, and Dana White certainly noticed. He also has a big event in town that weekend with the UFC and International Fight Week is a big deal.

UFC 276 will be headlined by two title marquee fights. Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya will defend his title against Jared Cannonier and Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski will face Max Holloway with the title on the line. On the other hand, WWE doesn’t really have anything booked for Money in the Bank..

While appearing on The Spinnin Backfist MMA Show, Dana White commented on WWE making the move. He didn’t see it as a huge surprise, because International Fight Week is very tough competition in Vegas.

“To be fair to the WWE, they were probably looking at it and their ticket prices were a lot cheaper and there would be a lot of people in town. International Fight Week is a rough week to do it.”


WWE sold about 17k tickets for Allegiant Stadium, but then they moved to a 12k seat arena. The good news is that WWE had no problem filling the MGM Grand, but that doesn’t erase the fact that moving venues is never an ideal situation to be in .

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Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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