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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. TheGreatOne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mr.onemanband
    Recent years in modern era it helped one booker t
    No kidding, a lot of people hated King Booker, but I was a huge fan of it. I still put the pinkie up every now and again.
  2. weems's Avatar
    Also, I personally don't want to see Daniel Bryan as part of the KOR tournament if it is brought back. Bryan is already very over with the crowd and a former WHC. Guys that I would ideally like to see are Kofi, Sandow, Rhodes, Langston, Ambrose, Axel, Ryback and Barrett. I say this b/c all of these guys are over with the crowd but not over to the point where they would be credible in the main event scene (Ryback especially, ever since his heel turn).
  3. thegame2119's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatOne
    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.
    While I agree with you about Lesnar and HHH, I have to wholeheartedly disagree about Austin. Austin's '96 KotR win was the beginning of his rise to the top. Hell, it was the birthplace of "Austin 3:16". One could make the argument that without that KotR win Austin doesn't have the storied career that he did. Also, Bret's win started what turned out to be a great feud with Lawler.

    With that said, I agree that having a main eventer win the KotR would be pointless. Save for one or two possible exceptions for major storyline purposes (say it kickstarts Bryan's rise to the top or helps cement CM Punk as "Best in the World"), I don't think anyone that has been a big time main eventer should win the KotR if it were to return.
    Updated 07-01-2013 at 03:18 PM by thegame2119
  4. TheGreatOne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by weems
    Also, I personally don't want to see Daniel Bryan as part of the KOR tournament if it is brought back. Bryan is already very over with the crowd and a former WHC. Guys that I would ideally like to see are Kofi, Sandow, Rhodes, Langston, Ambrose, Axel, Ryback and Barrett. I say this b/c all of these guys are over with the crowd but not over to the point where they would be credible in the main event scene (Ryback especially, ever since his heel turn).
    I'm a big Ryback fan. I wouldn't mind seeing him win the KOTR tournament this year myself.I was just booking what happened based on Extreme Rules results. Daniel Bryan and Ryback are my top choices.
  5. mr.onemanband's Avatar
    If they do bring it back I agree with someones statement that it should be guys who haven't held title but have at least held a mid card title I still think that's why ryback hasn't succeed he had nothing to back up what he did for a year just many hurt jobbers If he look back at when sheamus won wwe title he went through breakout thing which give him credibility unlike ryback who earned it by default I mean a 3-4 month run and then facing punk would make sense though the whole king ryback could be cool he's the king of the food chain actully I like that a lot
  6. Wade Barrett 1979's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mr.onemanband
    Here's the thing look at the past modern day winners of kotr regal which did nothin for him
    Sheamus that did nothing for him it almost ruined him I like the idea but right now it wouldn't work they would have a ryback or cena or orton win Vince doesn't believe in Bryan he's been out to ruin
    Him since day1
    Regal shot himself in the foot by having to serve a 60 day suspension for a second Wellness Policy test failure not long after he won KOTR, that's why he lost a loser gets fired match to Mr. Kennedy.
  7. mr.onemanband's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wade Barrett 1979
    Regal shot himself in the foot by having to serve a 60 day suspension for a second Wellness Policy test failure not long after he won KOTR, that's why he lost a loser gets fired match to Mr. Kennedy.
    In any mean it Kind of puts a lot of pressure on young stars
    When u have to live up to Austin Bret hhh etc I mean granted in recent years you don't have to much to live up to
    Cause king sheamus was bad and king regal was bad as well
    I could see ryback winning it or axel but in all honesty unless they are given something for its not gonna do anything like punk said though we will never see King Kofi Kingston lol
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