The 2019 edition of King of the Ring began last night on WWE Raw bringing back a tradition of the old pro-wrestling programming. Expectations are high from this edition as it is coming back after a hiatus of almost four years. We expect to get a new name added to the legacies of Stone Cold, Triple H, Kurt Angle and Edge from this series as it kicked off last night.
WWE.com hyped up the show announcing two fresh matches on WWE Raw for King of the Ring 2019. We have never seen matches between Cesaro vs. Samoa Joe and Cedric Alexander vs. Sami Zayn that made us waiting for these contests.
So the two matches took place as per the schedule as we now have the first two second-round participants. In the first hosted King of the Ring match on WWE Raw, Cesaro competed against Samoa Joe in a physical match. Cesaro hit the Gutwrench Suplex followed which Joe countered with a senton. But soon Cesaro came back with a sharp-shooter followed by the cross-face. Samoa Joe countered with the Coquina Clutch to pick up the big win and confirm his spot at the next round.
In the second King of the Ring match of the night, Cedric Alexander faced Sami Zayn in a one-sided affair on WWE Raw. Cedric rolled throughout the match with high-flying moves. A few chops followed by the devastating backhand elbow already down Zayn when he hit the Lumbar Check to pick up an easy win to confirm his name for the next round. The tourney will continue on Smackdown, tonight.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 20, 2019
Check out the full bracketology for 2019 King of the Ring and thereby the upcoming matches, as revealed by WWE,
* Cesaro vs. Samoa Joe
* Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre
* Cedric Alexander vs. Sami Zayn
* The Miz vs. Baron Corbin
* Kevin Owens vs. WWE 24/7 Champion Elias
* Ali vs. Buddy Murphy
* Chad Gable vs. Shelton Benjamin
* Apollo Crews vs. Andrade
* Cesaro or Samoa Joe vs. Ricochet or Drew McIntyre
* Cedric Alexander or Sami Zayn vs. The Miz or Baron Corbin
* Kevin Owens or Elias vs. Ali or Buddy Murphy
* Chad Gable or Shelton Benjamin vs. Apollo Crews or Andrade
* Cesaro or Samoa Joe or Ricochet or Drew McIntyre vs. Cedric Alexander or Sami Zayn or The Miz or Baron Corbin
* Kevin Owens or Elias or Ali or Buddy Murphy vs. Chad Gable or Shelton Benjamin or Apollo Crews or Andrade
*TBD vs. TBD