There’s a reason for that. Earlier this week on Monday Night Raw, WWE announced the return of the King of the Ring Tournament. The tournament, which was held every year from 1993-2002, has only been held every few years since then. The full field has already been announced and the finals will take place at Clash of Champions. So why is it happening again?

According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, the USA Network is not behind the push for the tournament to return. WWE is using the tournament to push a specific wrestler, though it is not clear who that is. With pushing a wrestler being the reason the tournament is returning, USA would be very unlikely to have anything to do with the concept coming back.

This is kind of the most important thing. Check out the full list of participants:

Opinion: That’s a bit surprising, though I can’t imagine that USA is complaining about a popular concept returning for the next several weeks on both major shows. The tournament is going to help build things for the future and if the network benefits, everything is going to get better. This is a good thing for everyone involved and hopefully we can get some good wrestling at the same time.

Who do you think will win the tournament? Will it be a success? Let us know in the comments below.

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