Money in the Bank, which took place at the MGM Grand Arena, ended at just after 4am UK time (11pm EST), while UFC 276 was still going on.
Wanting to catch up with what was happening over there, Vince McMahon and other WWE figures jumped across to the T-Mobile Arena.
And at 5:30am UK (12:30am EST), pictures emerged of Vince McMahon, Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Pat McAfee in the crowd at the UFC show, as you can see below.
Vince, Steph, Triple H and Pat in his neck-brace casually chilling at the on-going UFC 276 event. pic.twitter.com/WfFEM7FuxM— Wrestle Ops (@WrestleOps) July 3, 2022
Fans were surprised to see Vince involved in the shots, given he temporarily stepped down as WWE CEO and Chairman last month as he’s under investigation.
However, WWE clearly used the opportunity of UFC taking place right in the same city as Money in the Bank to try and capitalise on the publicity, and it worked.
The show was main evented by Israel Adesanya who defeated Jared Cannoniert to retain his UFC Middleweight Championship.
This story has another layer too, with Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT sharing on Twitter a story from February 2022 detailing Israel’s love for WWE.
A good time to remind everyone Israel Adesanya told me he will 'definitely' work with WWE at some point.— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) July 3, 2022
Vince McMahon, HHH, Stephanie McMahon, Nick Khan and Pat McAfee all made it for Izzy's UFC 276 fight after MITB, both in Las Vegas.https://t.co/Ib7qMcakHS
The UFC star told McCarthy that he will definitely work with WWE in the future, and many have expected that the WWE higher-ups being in the crowd for his fight could be the start of that.
Israel is firmly focused on what he’s doing with the UFC right now, so a move over to WWE isn’t likely at this moment in time, but it’s something that will almost definitely happen in the future.
The Middleweight Champion had his love for WWE on full display last night too by walking to the ring to The Undertaker’s music, with his signature urn.
The entrance caught the attention of WWE fans on social media, who appreciated Israel using one of wrestling’s most influential figures entrances before his big fight.
For more news on Israel Adesanya potentially jumping ship to WWE, or any potential WWE x UFC crossover in the future, make sure you stay tuned to GiveMeSport.
As noted, Money in the Bank also took place last night, and to put it lightly, it was a jam-packed show.
You can read the full results from the show, in case you didn’t manage to catch it live and don’t know what went down, by clicking right here.