There’s more to it than that. WWE has a lot of people wrestling for them and that means they have a lot of wrestlers to juggle up and down on their rosters. Somehow they have to find a way to get a lot of them in the ring, which has proven to be a lot more difficult than expected. One way to do that is to find a concept that features multiple wrestlers at once, which WWE is ready to do next week.

This week on Monday Night Raw, WWE announced the return of the King of the Ring tournament for the first time since 2015. Since the initial announcement, some more details have been announced. The tournament will feature sixteen wrestlers with eight each from Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live, with the first round beginning next week on Monday Night Raw. During this week’s show, a video aired about the tournament, featuring sixteen photos of what will likely be this year’s field. Here they are in order of airing in the video:

The Miz
Kevin Owens
Chad Gable
Shelton Benjamin
Buddy Murphy
Cedric Alexander
Drew McIntyre
Baron Corbin
Sami Zayn
Apollo Crews
Samoa Joe

A former King is excited to see it back. Check out Kurt Angle’s thoughts on the tournament returning:

Kurt Angle on what it means to become King of the Ring: Raw Exclusive, Aug. 12, 2019

Opinion: This could be a very good thing for WWE as they have a lot of people on the roster with nothing to do. This will give a lot of them at least one match and maybe they can make a new star with the winner of the tournament. It’s something you can only do every so often and the field, assuming it doesn’t change, has a lot of potential stars included. They need something to do so going this way could work well.

Who do you think wins? What will happen to the winner? 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, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.

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