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WWE The King of the Ring Must Return to PPV

The biggest gripe from the fans in the wrestling community today is the lackluster of week to week storylines on WWE programming. Fans want action, suspense, and the element of surprise. WWE has announce the return of the King of the Ring this week on the WWE network. Die-hard wrestling fans feel the tournament should return as a pay-per-view rather than a one night special.

Having the King of the Ring tournament return on pay per view as a WWE superstar earns the right to compete in three matches on one night to be crown the King of the Ring winner. Bringing back KOTR as a yearly event could give a superstar who deserves a push the chance to break out and perform on a main event level in the future. If it wasn’t for King of the Ring we wouldn’t have witness the birth of the first Austin 3:16 promo after Stone Cold won the event in 1996.

King of the Ring is a single elimination tournament that was held annually by the WWE as a pay per view event from 1993 to 2002. Sixteen wrestlers compete in a one on one match, four rounds with the winner of the final match crowned King of the Ring. The once popular event endured a four-year hiatus until it’s return in 2006 as an exclusive event of the SmackDown brand. The tournament returned again fours years later in 2010 on Monday Night Raw. Winning the King of the Ring was a big deal in it’s time due to the main event success of former tournament winners, such as Triple H in 1997, Kurt Angle in 2000, and Brock Lesnar in 2002. Other wrestler’s used the “King” nickname after becoming the King of the Ring winner such as “Macho King” Randy Savage, “King of Hearts” Owen Hart, and “King Booker” Booker T.

If WWE decides to bring the tournament back in a permanent role the pay per view would be better suited the way the company used the event in 2002. Not only would the winner be crowned the King of the Ring, but he would earn a chance at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at one of the biggest events in WWE history, SummerSlam. As a rookie, Brock Lesnar defeated Test and Rob Van Dam to become the 2002 King of the Ring and became the youngest WWE Undisputed Champion weeks later defeating The Rock at SummerSlam. For whatever reason, the company broke away from their yearly tradition of having a King of the Ring tournament after Lesnar’s win much to the disdain of wrestling fans. It would be smart of WWE to service KOTR as a event to springboard a wrestler’s career because it would benefit superstars like Dolph Ziggler.

“The Show Off” is without question one of the most talented performers in the wrestling industry today. Here’s a guy that has main event star power written all over him but hasn’t reached his potential yet. Or what about giving that kind of spotlight to a guy with the size, strength, and charisma of Titus O’Neil.

Becoming a King of the Ring winner would put O’Neil in much bigger spotlight, or even a guy like The Lunatic Fringe Dean Ambrose. Ambrose is currently one of the most over guys in the company but hasn’t won a pay per view match since his days in The Shield at last year’s Payback event. Winning a KOTR tournament would put him back in the main event spotlight and into the WWE World title picture. As we all know, Money in the Bank is now used as a KOTR like gimmick, but WWE would serve the wrestling fans better to have the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring as the only events to grant automatic title shots in the WWE.

Wrestling fans that watch WWE programming every week want to tune in and see exciting storylines that lead up to an explosive pay per view event. Bringing back the King of the Ring tournament as a three hour event at the end of the month once a year would be the step in the right direction.

Wrestling fans that watch WWE programming every week want to tune in and see exciting storylines that lead up to an explosive pay per view event. Bringing back the King of the Ring tournament as a three hour event at the end of the month once a year would be the step in the right direction.

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Sherron Watson

I’m a 2015 graduate of St.Louis Broadcast Center in St.Louis, Mo. I’ve been writing wrestling articles since Dec 2014. I try to focus on delivering articles based on real basis opinions from a die-hard fan’s point of view. You can always find me on Twitter talking wrestling, @Sherron__Watson If you want to book me to appear on a wrestling podcast just email me at [email protected]

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