Sadly, the WWE has done away with a father’s day, June tradition that was a King of the Ring PPV. Who wants to see the same guy wrestle 3 times right? To make a lesser star into a bigger star if not a Summer Slam contender. The WWE has tried to resurrect the King of the Ring as a one night show on RAW with stars like Sheamus, William Regal and Booker T winning the tournaments. Since it has been 4 years since the last King of the Ring, here is my idea for a proposed King of the Ring tournament.
- KING OF THE RING QUALIFYING MATCH: ALEXANDER RUSEV vs KOFI KINGSTON
- KING OF THE RING QUALIFYING MATCH: BIG E LANGSTON vs RYBACK
- KING OF THE RING QUALIFYING MATCH: JACK SWAGGER vs RVD
- KING OF THE RING QUALIFYING MATCH: ANTONIO CEASARO vs CHRISTIAN
- KING OF THE RING QUALIFYING MATCH: DAMIEN SANDOW vs CODY RHODES
- KING OF THE RING QUALIFYING MATCH: DOLPH ZIGGLER vs CURTIS AXEL
- KING OF THE RING QUALIFYING MATCH: WADE BARRETT vs GOLDUST
- KING OF THE RING QUALIFYING MATCH: SHEAMUS vs ADR
I’ve tried to come up with interesting matches here with feuds, and some stylistic matches. Alexander loves to defeat black guys. Big E vs Ryback is your muscle power match. Swagger vs RVD is your current feud, clash of styles. Ceasaro vs Christian is your good technical match. Sandow and Rhodes have history. Ziggler needs a win. Goldust is there mostly for history. Sheamus and ADR are at the same level and have been for years. Sadly there is no Shield, Evolution or Wyatts. They don’t need the tournament. Of course Intercontinental and United States champions might not need anything going on either, but Sheamus is a former king of the ring.
- KING OF THE RING QUARTER FINALS: ALEXANDER RUSEV vs BIG E LANGSTON
- KING OF THE RING QUARTER FINALS: ANTONIO CEASARO vs JACK SWAGGER
- KING OF THE RING QUARTER FINALS: DOLPH ZIGGLER vs DAMIEN SANDOW
- KING OF THE RING QUARTER FINALS: WADE BARRETT vs SHEAMUS
Keeping with the running joke of Alexander taking on black guys, this is a muscle match. Ceasaro vs Swagger is your current feud. Ziggler vs Sandow is between two dark horse matches that could potentially win. Wade vs Sheamus is not only Intercontinental champ vs United States champ, but it is a former king of the ring and they match stylistically and have for years.
- KING OF THE RING SEMI FINALS: WADE BARRETT vs DOLPH ZIGGLER
- KING OF THE RING SEMI FINALS: ALEXANDER RUSEV vs ANTONIO CEASARO
Here you have your potential dark horse and two potential winners. Ceasaro is on a hot streak and so is Rusev who is very untested. If anyone can get a good match out of Rusev, it is Ceasaro, plus the giant swing on a dwarf giant will go far in terms of visuals.
- KING OF THE RING FINALS: WADE BARRETT vs ANTONIO CEASARO
There’s nothing like an oppressive British King to brutalize the WWE. Wade is already used to being chained to a podium, why not get chain Wade to a throne when he makes his proclamations? Give him lesser wrestlers (commoners) to lord over as his court or would that be too Nexus? While I don’t think Ceasaro would look good as a stereotypical king, he is a man that can benefit from winning a one night tournament. You’ll get to see three of his matches in one night. Ceasaro is on fire right now. It is your choice who goes over.