Report: Why WWE Decided To Run The O2 Instead Of A Stadium For Money In The Bank
No second WWE stadium show in the UK with Money in the Bank
WWE will return to the United Kingdom for their second pay-per-view in as many years this summer as Money in the Bank is set to emanate from The O2 in London, England on July 1, 2023.
Following the announcement, many questioned why WWE didn't opt to run another stadium show, especially with the success of Clash at the Castle in September 2022 which drew over 60,000 fans to Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
According to Fightful Select, WWE opted to hold Money in the Bank at The O2 because the company view the arena as the Madison Square Garden of England and it was the venue the organisation wanted to travel to. The O2 can hold 20,000 fans and many fear they will be unable to get tickets, such will be the demand for the pay-per-view.
There had been rumours that WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H was considering moving Money in the Bank ladder matches back to WrestleMania but Fightful noted that was not a serious consideration.
Since the first Money in the Bank pay-per-view in 2010, MITB has established itself as one of WWE's biggest shows of the year alongside Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series.