WWE Money in the Bank 2023 date, location: London to host first WWE premium live event in 20 years
WWE is heading to London, England for its first major event in two decades. WWE Money in the Bank will take place at the O2 Arena on Saturday, July 1, marking the first time since 2003 that WWE has a premium live or pay-per-view broadcast in the country.
WWE has not hosted an event of this magnitude in England since the 2003 “Insurrextion” PPV in Newcastle. Insurrextion headlined Triple H’s fight against Kevin Nash (with Shawn Michaels) for the vacant World Heavyweight Championship. All three superstars have since retired from in-ring action, with Triple H and Michaels promoted to director of content and senior vice president of talent developmentrespectively.
The “Money in the Bank” event is usually attended by men and women ranked “Money in the Bank”. In the matches, several superstars compete to retrieve a briefcase hanging over the center of the ring. The portfolio holder is awarded a championship match at any time and place of their choice during the following year.
WWE’s most recent visit to the UK was at the September Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, Wales. It was the first stadium show in the UK since SummerSlam 1992 headlined The British Bulldog vs. Bret Hart featuring the likes of “Macho Man” Randy Savage and The Ultimate Warrior.