Last week on Raw, WWE revealed that the beloved King of the Ring Tournament would once again be featured on WWE TV and include Superstars from both of WWE’s main roster programs.
To make it even more exciting, the list of performers is absolutely loaded with 16 of the top Superstars, 8 from Raw, 8 from SmackDown Live.
The 8 Superstars from Raw are as follows:
- The Miz
- Cedric Alexander
- Samoa Joe
- Drew McIntyre
- Baron Corbin
- Sami Zayn
And the 8 Superstars from SmackDown are:
- Kevin Owens
- Apollo Crews
- Chad Gable
- Buddy Murphy
- Shelton Benjamin
The full line-up can be seen in the announcement from WWE below.
They just can't wait to be king. #KingOfTheRing pic.twitter.com/fwkLNjQpEH— WWE (@WWE) August 16, 2019
As the return of King of the Ring has been highly anticipated, WWE has spared no fanfare ahead of the kick-off, releasing multiple tweets, articles, and in-show promotions.
Among these advertisements have been reminders of those who won the prestigious title in the past, such as Stone Cold, Triple H, Bret Hart, Randy Savage, Owen Hart, Brock Lesnar, and Booker T.
The #KingOfTheRing Tournament returns THIS MONDAY on #RAW! pic.twitter.com/oxxFOKyEdU— WWE (@WWE) August 16, 2019
All 16 men entered in the tournament have a realistic chance at emerging with the figurative, or perhaps literal, crown and scepter, which makes it all the more must-watch. The first-round bracket, released by WWE last week, includes 8 outstanding matches, such as Ali vs. Buddy Murphy, Apollo Crews vs. Andrade, and Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre.
Not to mention the two taking place tonight on Raw: Cesaro vs. Samoa Joe and Cedric Alexander vs. Sami Zayn.
Needless to say, we, along with the rest of the WWE Universe, are extremely excited to watch this tournament unfold.
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