AEW founder Tony Khan recently mocked WWE for changing the location of MITB from Allegiant Stadium to MGM Grand Garden Arena.
WWE recently announced a change of venue for the MITB PPV event from Allegiant Stadium to MGM Grand Garden Arena. This gave AEW founder Tony Khan the opportunity to poke fun at WWE on Twitter. The head of the rival company tweeted,
“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 Management of Warner Brothers Discoverydinner with my dad + Dana White, where I got to break the news of MITB’s transfer to MGM to Dana, Today: AEW Rampage on TNT!
According to Bryan Alvarez in the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Tony Khan’s tweet enraged some WWE people whose names have not been revealed.
Moving to a smaller arena is believed to be an indication of poor ticket sales. The Allegiant Stadium was promoted by Cody Rhodes until it moved to the MGM Grand Garden Arena, which is also the arena where AEW held its first-ever Double or Nothing PPV.
“A genius move trying to take on Dana and the UFC in Vegas during International Wrestling Week” Khan tweeted. “See you tonight on Friday Night AEW Rampage on TNT at a special time tonight.
A genie attempts to take on Dana and the UFC in Vegas during International Fight Week.
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) May 27, 2022
Khan didn’t stop there, he further mocked WWE for facing UFC International Fight Week next.
Tony Khan wasn’t the only one poking fun at WWE
Many AEW roster superstars have left WWE ships to join AEW. Superstars who think they’ve been treated unfairly in WWE never fail to pounce on the weaknesses of the company. CM Punk joined Tony Khan with his own joke. Punk was brief saying “Another Bomb Threat smh” on his Instagram alluding to Vince’s decision to change location.
In 1991, WWE announced a change of venue for the Immortals showcase apparently due to “Bomb Threats”. It was then revealed by the media Slam! Sports of Canada that the real reason for the change was low ticket sales.
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