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My view: Why King of the Ring should return!!

Rating: 2 votes, 4.50 average.
Now days, we call the "The Big 4" aka 4 best or biggest ppvs of the year Survivor Series, Royal Rumble, Summerslam, and Wrestlemania. However, it used to be "The Big 5" with the King of the Ring as the 5th. Why isn't that ppv still around? Memorable moments(check out top 10 I did recently), name recognition, and a tournament surrounding the ppv. Not only that, but it was a platform to launch new great champions. Of the 10 King of the Ring winners crowned during the ppv era, over half of them became world champions in the WWE. Of the 10, 8 of them are either in or will be a WWE hall of famer(Don't know if Shamrock or Mabel would make the cut). If you add on the other years King of the Ring winners, hof list without question when talking about Don Muraco, Harley Race, Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, Tito Santana, Sheamus, Booker T, and William Regal. Those are some good stats folks. King of the Ring helps make stars, world champions, main eventers, and hall of famers!! Why should King of the Ring return?!?!

The answer to that question is obvious: To create new stars!! I like the name as well being the king of the ring. I also love me some tournaments that are not done that often in WWE. It makes for some great TV and make matches more meaningful for TV. Have qualifying matches to make the tournament than the matches themselves. Don't need to have 3 matches on one ppv or even 2, just do the Finals at the ppv along with some championship matches. No need to always have the winner add the King to its gimmick every time. I'd add on to the King of the Ring winner that was used on a selective basis, winner faces World or WWE champion at Summerslam. Here is how I would have booked King of the Ring 2013 in June based on what happened at Extreme Rules:

pre-show: US title: Dean Ambrose (C)vs Christian-I know I'm bringing Christian back earlier, but he was healthy enough to compete. So I booked him here, reason I dropped US title to preshow because of the Finals of King of the Ring took its place. What should be on the ppv? Axel winning the IC title on Father's day or Ambrose retaining. I think this is pretty obvious.
Tag titles: Shield (C)vs Kane/Orton-I got Bryan in the Tournament Final which is why I just put these two as a team. Bryan beats both Kane/Orton to get to the Finals. No one else really made sense. Having Orton off the card isn't a good move which is why I just tried to make the most sense out of it just having him and Kane team. Obvious result Shield retaining!!
Divas title: AJ vs Kaitlyn(C)-AJ wins of course.
triple threat IC title: Barrett (C)vs Miz vs Axel-Axel wins like he did at Payback.
Punk vs Jericho-Same thing as Payback.
King of the Ring Finals: Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan-This would really help Daniel by winning the King of the Ring by defeating the same guy who beat him in 18 seconds. This time Bryan does the same or in less time to win the King of the Ring. Mainly due to time because of the 3 stages of hell match. Bryan goes on to main event Summerslam facing Cena for the WWE title.
World title: Dolph Ziggler (C)vs Del Rio-I'd have Dolph retain here, I think the trio of Big E and AJ is ending way too soon. Just doing it to keep Swagger in the world title picture. He isn't worth it!! Prediction for MITB, may be a spoiler, Swagger wins MITB match and does that triple threat match possibly at Summerslam. I fear that will happen. Hope I'm wrong!!
WWE title 3 stages of hell: Cena (C)vs Ryback-Same as Payback with Cena retaining.

There you have it!! Why King of the Ring should be brought back along with card I would have booked. How would your card look? Who would have won your King of the Ring? Did you like my card? Leave that and more in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!!

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Updated 06-30-2013 at 10:26 PM by TheGreatOne (Naming blogs coming up topic)

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  1. Kajmere's Avatar
    I would love to see KOTR return and you make a good argument. However, what would be the point of bringing it back if you're only going to have 10 secs of tournament action on the ppv? I say if you go through all the trouble of bringing it back, you go all out and put on a decent match. Final four on the ppv IMO.
  2. TheGreatOne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kajmere
    I would love to see KOTR return and you make a good argument. However, what would be the point of bringing it back if you're only going to have 10 secs of tournament action on the ppv? I say if you go through all the trouble of bringing it back, you go all out and put on a decent match. Final four on the ppv IMO.
    i knew people would feel this way, but when you have 1 match that has 3 matches that also need to be done on the ppv....I think it would just go perfectly with the storyline.
  3. Hurtts101's Avatar
    I agree with Kajmere. I loved the KofR and so much more in the earleir days when it was the full tournament as oppose to later when there would just be the 3 matches. If your gonna bring it back, bring it all the way back with 8 brackets. Can always do the 10 min limit, double dq, etc to cut down on time. Have a title match before the final, but the rest of the PPV should be the tournament. And no title defenses in the tournament itself. I would have it in June that way can allow the winner a Summerslam title match.
  4. thegame2119's Avatar
    Firstly, though I don't always agree with you, I enjoy your blogs as you argue your position very well and this is another good one.

    Secondly, Sheamus a HoFer? Not that the WWE HoF has any real credibility to begin with, but ... Seriously?

    Lastly, I actually have started watching the WW(F/E) from where it was when I first started watching wrestling (around the '93 Royal Rumble) and am just about on that first KotR PPV (just watched the Raw with part 3 of the Mr. Perfect/Doink qualifying match last night) and I agree that they should bring that PPV back. However, if it were brought back I think it should be like before where most of the tournament was held at the PPV, not just the finals. You would have the seven qualifying matches (like Bret in '93, the IC champ would get an automatic spot) on Raw and Smackdown then the PPV card would look like this:

    Pre-show: US Title match
    Main Card: The 4 first round matches, World and Tag Title matches, the 2 semi-final matches, maybe a short Diva Title match if time permits followed by the WWE Title match, lastly the KotR final.

    In my opinion, this would be the ideal way to do it as the problem the KotR PPV had the last few times they did it was that the PPV itself didn't emphasize its namesake's tournament causing the tournament to be not as prestigious as it could be. All in all, I wholeheartedly agree that the KotR would be a great way to help build new stars.
  5. TheGreatOne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hurtts101
    I agree with Kajmere. I loved the KofR and so much more in the earleir days when it was the full tournament as oppose to later when there would just be the 3 matches. If your gonna bring it back, bring it all the way back with 8 brackets. Can always do the 10 min limit, double dq, etc to cut down on time. Have a title match before the final, but the rest of the PPV should be the tournament. And no title defenses in the tournament itself. I would have it in June that way can allow the winner a Summerslam title match.
    I hear what you are saying, but I was making it sure that everything that happened on the ppv happened along with the King of the Ring.
  6. TheGreatOne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thegame2119
    Firstly, though I don't always agree with you, I enjoy your blogs as you argue your position very well and this is another good one.

    Secondly, Sheamus a HoFer? Not that the WWE HoF has any real credibility to begin with, but ... Seriously?

    Lastly, I actually have started watching the WW(F/E) from where it was when I first started watching wrestling (around the '93 Royal Rumble) and am just about on that first KotR PPV (just watched the Raw with part 3 of the Mr. Perfect/Doink qualifying match last night) and I agree that they should bring that PPV back. However, if it were brought back I think it should be like before where most of the tournament was held at the PPV, not just the finals. You would have the seven qualifying matches (like Bret in '93, the IC champ would get an automatic spot) on Raw and Smackdown then the PPV card would look like this:

    Pre-show: US Title match
    Main Card: The 4 first round matches, World and Tag Title matches, the 2 semi-final matches, maybe a short Diva Title match if time permits followed by the WWE Title match, lastly the KotR final.

    In my opinion, this would be the ideal way to do it as the problem the KotR PPV had the last few times they did it was that the PPV itself didn't emphasize its namesake's tournament causing the tournament to be not as prestigious as it could be. All in all, I wholeheartedly agree that the KotR would be a great way to help build new stars.
    Well, with Sheamus being a multi time world champion and other guys including wrestlers didn't even accomplish a singles title or a tag team title. Which is why I believe Sheamus is a legit HOF'er.

    I know about the earlier king of the rings where in one night there would be a tournament. I know a lot of folks like the original thing, but I like having more than 8 wrestlers competing on ppv. I think it is best for the titles to be showcased at the event along with other talents. It would also make me morning for TV matches.
  7. TheGreatOne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thegame2119
    Firstly, though I don't always agree with you, I enjoy your blogs as you argue your position very well and this is another good one.

    Secondly, Sheamus a HoFer? Not that the WWE HoF has any real credibility to begin with, but ... Seriously?

    Lastly, I actually have started watching the WW(F/E) from where it was when I first started watching wrestling (around the '93 Royal Rumble) and am just about on that first KotR PPV (just watched the Raw with part 3 of the Mr. Perfect/Doink qualifying match last night) and I agree that they should bring that PPV back. However, if it were brought back I think it should be like before where most of the tournament was held at the PPV, not just the finals. You would have the seven qualifying matches (like Bret in '93, the IC champ would get an automatic spot) on Raw and Smackdown then the PPV card would look like this:

    Pre-show: US Title match
    Main Card: The 4 first round matches, World and Tag Title matches, the 2 semi-final matches, maybe a short Diva Title match if time permits followed by the WWE Title match, lastly the KotR final.

    In my opinion, this would be the ideal way to do it as the problem the KotR PPV had the last few times they did it was that the PPV itself didn't emphasize its namesake's tournament causing the tournament to be not as prestigious as it could be. All in all, I wholeheartedly agree that the KotR would be a great way to help build new stars.
    Well, with Sheamus being a multi time world champion and other guys including wrestlers didn't even accomplish a singles title or a tag team title. Which is why I believe Sheamus is a legit HOF'er.

    I know about the earlier king of the rings where in one night there would be a tournament. I know a lot of folks like the original thing, but I like having more than 8 wrestlers competing on ppv. I think it is best for the titles to be showcased at the event along with other talents. It would also make me morning for TV matches.

    I understand where you are coming from. Hell, past couple of Raws didn't have as much meaning, but with former world champions in there than jobbers makes it a helluva great tourney. I loved it when King Booker won, but did it mean as much as say when Austin, Lesnar, HHH, or so on won? No! I just thought the 18 second match to defeat sheamus would really get him over big time after his 18 second loss back at WM a year or so ago.

    I appreciate feedback along with comment. I want to create discussion with blogs. Ratings mean nothing to me. All that matters is it sparks a great discussion among other wrestling fans. I want to hear others opinions.
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