Last Week in Las Vegas Sports (June 5 – 11)

Huge update on the Money in the Bank pay-per-view in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Raiders are possibly dealing with a holdout, Adam Silver denies rumors of an NBA team in Sin City, and more last week in Las Vegas sports.

#5 Joshua Jacobs skips training camp

It s no secret that The Las Vegas Raiders are making major changes to their running game heading into the 2022 season, leaving Joshua Jacobs at a turning point in his career.

Not only is that evident by Las Vegas taking two running backs in the 2022 NFL draft, but due to The Raiders’ decision to decline his third-year option. This again leaves his NFL career in limbo. Jacobs may have made things even worse last week when he decided to skip a mandatory training camp. He also sat out OTA s. There’s no official word on whether this is due to an injury or a contract holdout, but it is a very interesting time to pull something like this.

#4 Dana White weighs in on WWE moving Money in The Bank

WWE decided to move their upcoming Money in the Bank pay-per-view from Allegiant Stadium to MGM Grand Garden arena and it has caused a lot of speculation. Some claim that the decision was made due to floundering ticket sales and that selling out the stadium would have been impossible. UFC President Dana White weighed in on the move during an interview. He even claimed he heard the news while at dinner with AEW President Tony Khan

Yeah, that actually happened that night we were at dinner, said White when asked about WWE moving Money in the Bank. I think, to be fair to WWE, they were probably looking at it as their ticket prices are a lot cheaper and a lot of people would be in town. I don t know, but yeah International Fight Week is a rough week to do it.

#3 Roman Reigns no longer advertised for Money in the Bank pay-per-view.

Speaking of Money in The Bank, it is now being reported that WWE Undisputed Champion, Roman Reigns, is not scheduled for the event. This means the main title will likely not be defended at the Las Vegas pay-per-view and could pave the way for one of the ladder matches to take its place. There is also some speculation that the main event could now be RKBRO versus The Usos for the Undisputed tag team titles

Sports Illustrated s Justin Barrasso reported that Reigns was removed from the pay-per-view as of last Wednesday, which was later confirmed by Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. He also claims that the plan to pull Reigns was made when the event got moved to MGM Grand Garden Arena.

#2 Adam Silver denies rumor of Las Vegas NBA expansion

Rumors have been circulating for months about Las Vegas possibly getting an NBA expansion team, but they have hit yet another roadblock. NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver recently claimed in an interview that any rumors about expanding to Las Vegas or Seattle are false. That doesn t mean it won t happen in the future though!

We are not discussing that at this time, Silver said when asked about the possibility of an expansion team in Las Vegas or Seattle. As I ve said before, at some point, this league will invariably expand, just not at this moment.  

#1 Derek Carr comments on Colin Kaepernick tryout with the Las Vegas Raiders.

, Colin Kaepernick tried out for The Las Vegas Raiders two weeks ago hoping to earn a spot on a team for the first time in years.  While Kaepernick has yet to sign a contract, the tryout made waves due to Derek Carr not being informed about it beforehand. Despite this, however, the starting Quarterback claimed in an interview that he would love to work with Kaepernick

“I don’t want to speak for everybody in that kind of sense — I don’t want someone mad at me for saying, ‘I think it would be great,’ — but I know him and I would get along great,” Carr said Tuesday, following the Raiders’ first mandatory minicamp practice. “I know we have in the past, and I think we will again. I think, for the most part, I think he’d get along great with our guys.”

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