WWE has brought back the King of the Ring tournament with a big announcement, last week. This is one of the most prestigious events from the older era of WWE that elevated careers for a number of Hall of Famers. Names like Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar, Triple H, Edge, Stone Cold Steve Austin and more received boost up during their run by winning this prize. Going into this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, we look forward to the next winner of the chronology.
As per the reports from WWEleaks.org, two superstars are current favorites to become the winner of King of the Ring. Drew McIntyre from Monday Night Raw and Kevin Owens from Smackdown Live are the current front-liners with 6/4 and 9/2 odds respectively. Baron Corbin and Ricochet stand behind him at 6/1 whereas Samoa Joe remains at 8/1.
As noted by WWE.com, 16 superstars will participate from Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live in the 2019 King of the Ring tournament. They have also revealed the full bracket for this edition which suggests that RAW vs. RAW and SmackDown vs. SmackDown matches will take place in the first round. These matches are kicking off with this Monday’s RAW from St. Paul, Minnesota and on Tuesday’s SmackDown from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
The second round of the tournament will continue on August 26 episode of RAW in New Orleans and on SmackDown the next night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Semi-finale is set for September 9 and September 10 episodes of Raw and SmackDown which take place at Madison Square Garden in the New York City. We will receive the two finalists for 2019 King of the Ring during WWE’s return to MSG. The finals are likely to take place at Clash of Champions pay-per-view on September 15th.
— WWE (@WWE) August 16, 2019
Check out the full bracketology of 2019 King of the Ring tournament,
* 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