The brackets narrow. The King of the Ring tournament made its return this year after a four year absence. Over the years, the tournament has crowned some major winners, with a bunch of the previous champions moving on to become some of the biggest stars in the company. That has been the focus of this year’s tournament and now we know who the two options are to join the winner’s club.
This week on SmackDown Live, Chad Gable defeated Shane McMahon, who was replacing an injured Elias, to make the finals of the King of the Ring. Gable will move on to face Baron Corbin, who won a triple threat match to reach the finals on this week’s Monday Night Raw. The tournament final will take place on next week’s Monday Night Raw rather than the previously announced Clash of Champions.
Corbin got a big win of his own. Check out how he reached the finals:
Opinion: This wasn’t the final that a lot of people were probably expecting when the tournament starts but that is what makes it a little more interesting. Corbin seems to be a near lock to win the whole thing but there is always the chance that it could wind up being Gable in a surprise. Either way, they have both gotten a nice boost out of the tournament, which is the point of the whole thing.
Who do you want to see win? Who will win? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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