One of the most exciting ideas is returning to WWE next week, and more information has now been revealed about it. The Inquisitr previously reported on the comeback of the King of the Ring tournament for the first time in four years. At the time, the match lineup was unknown. After learning of the 16 superstars entering the tournament earlier this week, WWE has now revealed the full match bracket, with some fan-favorite bouts on the way.
The tournament is expected to last for multiple weeks, with matches taking place on both Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live. From there, the finals are reportedly going to take place at Clash of Champions on September 15, but there has been no official confirmation by WWE yet.
The King of the Ring tournament will have eight superstars from Raw and eight from SmackDown Live. On Friday, the official Twitter account of WWE revealed the full match bracket for the tournament, and it appears the first three rounds will all take place on their respective shows.
When looking at the bracket, it is clear that Raw superstars will face one another, with SmackDown doing the same. Each superstar has a colored line under their name to show if they are from the red or blue brand, and the final will take the winners of each side.
The brackets pose some interesting match-ups that haven’t been seen before. However, there are also some matches that appear to be more deliberate in their set up by WWE, and the direction they are going seems obvious in some instances.
Depending on how things transpire on the Raw side, Cedric Alexander and Drew McIntyre could face off if they make it to the semi-finals. The two superstars have had issues with each another for weeks now, so a payoff is long-awaited and could make for a great matchup.
Speaking of the Raw side, many fans expect the first-round matchup between Cesaro and Samoa Joe to be brutal, which many viewers consider to be a dream bout.
On SmackDown‘s side, former tag-team partners Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin are matched up with one another in the first round. Buddy Murphy could also end up facing Kevin Owens in the second round, which could prove to be huge after his highly-praised match against Roman Reigns this past week.
The King of the Ring tournament has crowned some of the biggest names in WWE history, and long-time fans watched them go on to be huge stars. There are some young up-and-comers among the competitors, many of whom could go on to be even bigger if they win the whole tournament.