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KOTR, Queen's Crown tournament matches set for WWE SmackDown


Rivals are set to face off in the opening matches of WWE's King of the Ring and Queen's Crown tournaments.

Both tournaments will kick off on this Friday's SmackDown. WWE has announced that Rey Mysterio will face Sami Zayn in a King of the Ring first-round match on the episode, while Liv Morgan will take on Carmella in the first round of the Queen's Crown tournament.

WWE hasn't revealed any of the other King of the Ring or Queen's Crown participants. The finals of both tournaments are expected to take place at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, October 21.

WWE's most recent King of the Ring tournament prior to this took place in 2019 and was won by Baron Corbin.

This is the inaugural Queen's Crown tournament.

This Friday's SmackDown is being held at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. WWE has also announced that a contract signing for Becky Lynch, Bianca Belair, and Sasha Banks' triple threat SmackDown Women's Championship match at Crown Jewel will take place on the episode.