Welcome to our live coverage of WWE's King of the Ring, with semifinals and finals:
SHEAMUS VS. NEVILLE
Nothing much to the match. They went a few minutes until Dolph Ziggler came out and showed a clip of him pinning Sheamus from Extreme Rules on the screen. Sheamus was distracted Neville laid him out with the red arrow for the pin.
Post match, Ziggler hit the ring to get Sheamus to kiss his ass since he won the match. Sheamus bailed out, came back in and the two had a brief pull-apart. Sheamus' right eye was busted open and he was bleeding pretty badly when this was over.
R-TRUTH VS. BAD NEWS BARRETT
Barrett won a short match with the bull hammer after gouging the eyes. Decent match.
NEVILLE VS. BARRETT
They only did a 7:00 final. Neville missed the red arrow, Neville landed on his feet and Barrett hit the bull hammer. Nobody was ready for the finish. Everything felt rushed so this really had no impact, although Barrett may be able to pull it off in promos after the fact in making it something.
Barrett did a short acceptance speech. A few lines and that was it.