According to reports and strong rumours, WWE is considering to bring back the famous King of the Ring tournament soon this year. This Friday on SmackDown, King Corbin will face Shinsuke Nakamura where his King of the Ring Crown will be on the line.
This tournament is as old as WrestleMania itself. WWE organised the first ever King of the Ring pay per view event back in 1985. The first-ever tournament was won by the legendary Don Muraco. Defeated the WWE Hall of famer the Iron Shiek in the final of the tournament to win it.
What To Expect From The Return Of The Famous King Of The Ring Tournament
Since then WWE organised this tournament every year through is separated pay per view event naming after the tournament itself. They did not organise it in 1990 and 1992. They kept organising the tournament every year except these two years till 2002. After that they stopped this pay per view.
However, they organised the tournament five times since then But it was not under the pay per view naming after the tournament. They organised it for the first time in 2006 since closing the show in 2002. That was the only time the tournament was exclusive for SmackDown which was won by Booker T, winning the tournament gave him the much loved gimmick of him; King Booker.
The latest of this tournament was organised in 2019 which was won by King Corbin. And Corbin is having his Crown on the line against Shinsuke Nakamura this week on SmackDown.
The latest comments that made by the WWE wrestlers and officials, it looks like WWE is bringing back this fan favourite tournament again for this year. There are also strong rumours of WWE bringing back the tournament.
WWE never took the tournament seriously since 2002. Previously the tournament indicated towards a potential push for the wrestler who won it. Now a days it does not mean anything special. And the fun part is, all five times the tournament has been organised it has been won by heel wrestlers.
Heel or face, we hope the tournament seriously mean something this year if it actually get organised. And if the tournament seriously gets organised, we seriously hope someone like Shinsuke Nakamura, Ricochet, Sami Zayn or Kevin Owens get the crown.