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WWE reveals full bracket for King of the Ring tournament


After announcing the return of King of the Ring earlier this week, WWE has now revealed the full bracket for the tournament.

Here are the first round matches for the Raw side of the bracket:

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

The matchups on the SmackDown side are:

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

The tournament will begin on Raw next Monday (August 19). It will be a multi-week tournament on both Raw and SmackDown, leading to the finals taking place at Clash of Champions. The Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina is hosting the pay-per-view on September 15.

The semifinals of King of the Ring will be held on the September 9 episode of Raw and September 10 episode of SmackDown. Both of those shows are taking place at Madison Square Garden.

This is the first time WWE has put on a King of the Ring tournament since 2015. Wade Barrett defeated Neville in the finals that year.