Since its innovation in 2010 as an entire PPV event Money in the Bank will witness the eighth edition, this year. The event will be hosted at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on tomorrow night. But, prior to that, WWE has got a bigger headache.
According to the reports from Cagesideseats.com, the PPV is still not sold out as a whole. So, WWE officials are indeed worried about it considering that it’s an effect of the bad TV ratings. It has been ongoing since the time of Wrestlemania being over.
In addition, WWE has organised the Money in the Bank PPV as a brand-exclusive PPV, this year. To give the fans a major surprise, they come up with the spectacular women’s Money in the Bank ladder match, as well. It is the first time in WWE history that the female superstars will compete for the briefcase. Even this announcement could not make the event sell-out.
The officials are still trying to find out as the reasons behind this. Lack of star powers and the poor buildups toward the event are the supposed reasons behind this. They are trying to host a ‘Legends’ segment to make it up for the fans.
The legends present in the event are going to be the biggest drawers for the state in pro-wrestling events, at one point. Plus, they will be addressing the WWE championship match in Randy Orton’s hometown of St. Louis.
Another major reason for the event’s poor selling of ticket is said to be the poorest rating that Smackdown Live has witnessed on this past week’s edition. Despite it being organised in a bigger way from New Orleans, Louisiana, it was able to draw only 2.072 million viewers around the world.
It is incredibly poor in comparison to the average audience for the Tuesday Night’s show. In fact, it is the second lowest rating for Smackdown Live ever since the brand split took place, last year.
We can only expect that with certain twists and turns stored for the event, it will ultimately turn out to be a successful one. Besides this, all the marquee superstars from the brand will participate in the ladder match making it a must-watch for the pro-wrestling fans.