The King of the Ring (KOTR) tournament has played an important role for several WWE stars over the years. For ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin (1996), Triple H (1997), Kurt Angle (2000), Edge (2001), and Brock Lesnar (2002), The King of the Ring Tournament served as a stepping stone to their final At the top of the rise.
For some superstars like Booker T (winner in 2006), it played a big role in rebuilding their careers and moving on to bigger things like the World Championships. The most recent winner of the King of the Ring tournament was Baron Corbin, who won the 2019 title by defeating Chad Gable in the final.
Of course, not all King of the Ring winners instantly become major event stars. Corbin is the most recent example. He moved from Baron Corbin to King Corbin after winning his KOTR tournament and maintained that character until 2021 when Shinsuk Nakamura defeated him to win the crown.
After that victory, Nakamura will immediately become the Intercontinental Champion on SmackDown. In the 2010s, WWE was not regular with KOTR tournaments. It was held in 2010, 2015 and 2019 – it has produced only three editions in a decade. Shyamas, Bad News Barrett and Baron Corbin are the winners of the 2010 decade KOTR tournament.
The King of the Ring tournament returns in 2021
King Nakamura will have to defend his throne in the 2021 King of the Ring tournament. It is set to launch in the October-October episode of SmackDown and will be an inter-brand tournament that will be held throughout the month on both brands.
The female version of WWE has confirmed, given a different name. The women will compete in the “Queen’s Crown” tournament for the first time – the equivalent of the men’s KOTR.
This is probably the ultimate equivalent of WWE, which was introduced in the last 5 years at the bank Women’s Money, Royal Rumble, Hell in a Sale Match, etc.
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