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The tradition of shocking outcome in the King of the Ring continued even at the semifinal of the tournament. It was a triple threat contest on WWE Raw, last night that witnessed Samoa Joe competing against Baron Corbin and Ricochet. The prediction was that the latter name would pick up the win as WWE officials are pretty high on this high-flying superstar. But at the end of the match, it was Corbin who stood tall and advance to the final.
As seen on WWE RAW, Ricochet started the match hitting a Shooting Star Press for a 2 count. Soon Joe sent him face-first on the apron to take back control. Baron Corbin then came from the back and nailed Ricochet with an End of Days, out of nowhere. Joe broke the pinfall by taking out Corbin. Soon, Ricochet recovered and went for the 630-splash but dived straight into the Coquina Clutch from Joe. Ricochet managed to get out of it and hit the Recoil followed by the 630-splash. Corbin came from the back to pull him outside the ting and pin Joe for the win. He will now face either Elias or Chad Gable at the final match of King of the Ring tournament.
— WWE (@WWE) September 10, 2019
King of the Ring tournament has been a breath of fresh air for the WWE audience for the past few weeks. The prestigious event was back after Summerslam to crown the next King of the WWE. This gimmick has produced several WWE Hall of Famers in the past as we look forward to getting the next one in the line. Last night marked the semi-finale of the tournament which featured an unprecedented triple threat match.
While all the other matches of King of the Ring tournament had singles contests, this particular bout had three opponents for a reason. Last week on WWE Raw, the quarterfinal match between Ricochet and Samoa Joe ended in a draw after both the men failed to answer the referee’s ten counts during the match. As a result, they both received the opportunity to compete in another fair match and set up the final matchup, (courtesy wwe.com)
“After Ricochet and Samoa Joe’s King of the Ring quarterfinal bout ended in a rarely seen double pinfall, WWE officials determined that both Superstars would advance to the semifinal round on Raw’s side of the bracket. As such, Corbin – who defeated an injured Cedric Alexander in his own quarterfinal match – will meet WWE’s resident superhero and The Samoan Shark in a Triple Threat Match Monday night on Raw. The winner of that semifinal match will go on to face a Superstar from SmackDown LIVE in the final match of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament.”
By the end of the semifinal on WWE Raw, it was Baron Corbin who stood tall pulling off a shocking win and thereby keeping Ricochet out of King of the Ring.