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King of the Ring finals planned for WWE Clash of Champions


Further details have been revealed for this year's King of the Ring tournament.

Dave Meltzer reports that King of the Ring will be a multi-week tournament on both Raw and SmackDown. The finals will take place at next month's Clash of Champions pay-per-view.

Clash of Champions is being held at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 15.

The return of King of the Ring was announced last night. It will begin on next Monday's episode of Raw, though WWE has yet to confirm any of the matchups for the tournament.

There will be 16 participants in King of the Ring. Eight wrestlers are from Raw, while the other eight are from SmackDown.

Here's the full list of participants:

Raw --

  • The Miz
  • Ricochet
  • Cedric Alexander
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Cesaro
  • Baron Corbin
  • Sami Zayn
  • Samoa Joe

SmackDown --

  • Elias
  • Kevin Owens
  • Chad Gable
  • Andrade
  • Shelton Benjamin
  • Buddy Murphy
  • Ali
  • Apollo Crews

This is WWE's first King of the Ring in over four years. Wade Barrett was the winner of the last tournament in 2015.