King of the Ring tournament for 2019 came to an end, last night keeping the unpredictability intact. To the absolute disgust of the WWE Universe, Baron Corbin became the new King of the WWE which is hard to digest. He defeated Chad Gable in the last match who failed to pull off a shocker.
The Knoxville audience fully backed up Chad Gable from the get-go. Baron Corbin took the fight to outside and pushed him into the timekeeper’s area hoping to get a count-out win. But Gable quickly got back to the ring and delivered German Suplexes to take control of the match. The crowd rallied behind him as the two went back and forth. Suddenly, Corbin nailed him with an End of Days to pick up the pinfall win. The new King of the Ring celebrated with all the accessories amid loud boos from the fans.
— WWE (@WWE) September 17, 2019
Earlier, WWE.com hyped up King of the Ring final match releasing the following statement,
“Baron Corbin has proven to be an unlikely, yet deserving contender for the throne, outlasting his foes in epic matches, including the first-ever King of the Ring Triple Threat Match in last week’s semifinals. He’ll be facing a worthy foe, however, in SmackDown LIVE wunderkind Chad Gable, whose run is conjuring up memories of prime Kurt Angle and hinting at a magnificent legacy of his own. Of course, there’s only room on the throne for one.”
It was indeed the unlikely duo who reached the last lap of King of the Ring tournament. Favorites like Kevin Owens, Drew McIntyre, Ricochet and more suffered elimination from the series earlier that appeared to be biggest upsets. But this set up an opportunity for the two young guns to steal the show on WWE RAW to put on a classic and write their name on the history books.
In the case of Baron Corbin, WWE wanted to feed him off with the insane hatred coming from the WWE Universe. With his success in the prestigious tournament like this, boos just continued growing. On the other hand, Chad Gable is hearing insults for the past few weeks for his short height and decided to take this as a motivation. Showing tremendous resiliency, he was able to reach the King Of The Ring final on WWE Raw.
Lastly, it was Baron Corbin who stood tall by the end making the WWE Universe irate. The social media has gone into a full-on rampage following the win. But the heel superstar will enjoy all of these as the officials have faith on him.