King of the Ring


King of the Ring

King of the Ring is a professional wrestling single-elimination tournament held by World Wrestling Entertainment. The tournament was held annually from 1985 to 2002 (except for 1992), and from 1993 until 2002, the tournament was produced as a pay-per-view event.

The tournament went into a four year hiatus, until it returned in 2006 as a SmackDown! exclusive tournament. The tournament returned as an interpromotional tournament in 2008.

History

Although the King of the Ring tournament was first made into a pay-per-view event in 1993, the original King of the Ring tournament was actually held in 1985. Don Muraco was the first King of the Ring in 1985. The second King, Harley Race, is noted for parlaying his "King of the Ring" victory into his "King of Wrestling" gimmick. Other winners who did the same include Randy Savage ("Macho King") though Savage's "King" gimmick was the result of defeating Hacksaw Jim Duggan for the crown in 1989, Owen Hart ("King of Harts"), "King" Mabel, Kurt Angle ("King Kurt"), Edge ("King Edge The Awesome"), Booker T ("King Booker"), and most recently William Regal are all wrestlers that took on "King" nicknames after winning King of the Ring tournaments.

Pay-per-view

The King of the Ring was an event in which typically sixteen wrestlers wrestled in a one-on-one single elimination bracket. When a wrestler wins a match in the bracket, they advance to take on another wrestler that has also won. The final few matches would then take place at that year's King of the Ring event. The winner of the final match is officially crowned the King of the Ring. There were also other matches that took place at the King of the Ring event since it was a traditional three hour pay-per-view.

While some believe that the new King of the Ring traditionally receives a WWF/WWE Championship shot at the SummerSlam pay-per-view, this only became an established rule in 2002, for what would become the final King of the Ring tournament for 4 years until SmackDown! General Manager Theodore Long brought it back in 2006. Only four kings went on to challenge for the championship at SummerSlam (Owen Hart, Mabel, Kurt Angle, and Brock Lesnar) and only in Lesnar's case was the challenger granted a title shot as a "right" after winning the "King of the Ring". More important than an actual title shot was the prestige of winning the tournament itself; some wrestlers, usually heel wrestlers, have made being king an integral part of their gimmick, and, in general, the winner of the King of the Ring is a wrestler whom management has picked to advance in the storylines and be the next breakout star. In fact, Steve Austin's famous "Austin 3:16" saying started during a speech made after he won the "KOTR". A number of wrestlers have had huge successes after winning the tournament (in particular Steve Austin, but also Bret Hart, Kurt Angle, Edge, Triple H, and others), while some wrestlers have admittedly been "flops" as king (such as Mabel and Billy Gunn), and continued to be treated as lower card wrestlers after winning the tournament, even though Gunn went on to win the Intercontinental Championship a year later.

The PPV also was considered the fifth major WWF PPV (alongside the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series) as it was one of their only annual events. It was discontinued after 2002.

Revival

It was announced in April 2006 that the King of the Ring tournament would be returning in 2006 after its four year hiatus. The 2006 tournament was the first tournament since 1991 that had not been shown on its own pay-per-view. The 2006 tournament was won by Booker T, who faced Bobby Lashley in the finals at the Judgment Day pay-per-view event. After a brief hiatus in 2007, it was announced on the April 14 2008 edition of "Raw", that the tournament would be held the following week on a special three hour edition of "Raw". [cite web|url=http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/articles/6035304/6859930|accessdate=2008-04-14|title=Return of the King|publisher=World Wrestling Entertainment|date=2008-04-14|first=James|last=Vermillion]

King of the Ring pay-per-view event dates and venues

Event results

1985

The tournament was held on July 8 1985 at the Sullivan Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The tournament brackets were:16TeamBracket | RD1=First Round
RD2=Quarterfinals
RD3=Semifinals
RD4=Final
group1=
group2=

RD1-seed01=
RD1-team01=Don Muraco
RD1-score01=
RD1-seed02=
RD1-team02=Junkyard Dog
RD1-score02=

RD1-seed03=
RD1-team03=Les Thornton
RD1-score03=
RD1-seed04=
RD1-team04=Steve Lombardi
RD1-score04=

RD1-seed05=
RD1-team05=Paul Orndorff
RD1-score05=DDQ
RD1-seed06=
RD1-team06=Bob Orton, Jr.
RD1-score06=DDQ

RD1-seed07=
RD1-team07=Pedro Morales
RD1-score07=
RD1-seed08=
RD1-team08=Johnny V
RD1-score08=

RD1-seed09=
RD1-team09=Tito Santana
RD1-score09=
RD1-seed10=
RD1-team10=Terry Funk
RD1-score10=

RD1-seed11=
RD1-team11=Jim Brunzell
RD1-score11=
RD1-seed12=
RD1-team12=The Spoiler
RD1-score12=

RD1-seed13=
RD1-team13=Ricky Steamboat
RD1-score13=
RD1-seed14=
RD1-team14=Greg Valentine
RD1-score14=

RD1-seed15=
RD1-team15=Iron Sheik
RD1-score15=
RD1-seed16=
RD1-team16=B. Brian Blair
RD1-score16=

RD2-seed01=
RD2-team01=Don Muraco
RD2-score01=
RD2-seed02=
RD2-team02=Les Thornton
RD2-score02=

RD2-seed03=
RD2-team03=BYE
RD2-score03=
RD2-seed04=
RD2-team04=Pedro Morales
RD2-score04=

RD2-seed05=
RD2-team05=Tito Santana
RD2-score05=Coin Toss
RD2-seed06=
RD2-team06=Jim Brunzell
RD2-score06=

RD2-seed07=
RD2-team07=Ricky Steamboat
RD2-score07=
RD2-seed08=
RD2-team08=The Iron Sheik
RD2-score08=

RD3-seed01=
RD3-team01=Don Muraco
RD3-score01=
RD3-seed02=
RD3-team02=Pedro Morales
RD3-score02=

RD3-seed03=
RD3-team03=Tito Santana
RD3-score03=
RD3-seed04=
RD3-team04=The Iron Sheik
RD3-score04=

RD4-seed01=
RD4-team01=Don Muraco
RD4-score01=
RD4-seed02=
RD4-team02=The Iron Sheik
RD4-score02=

*Hulk Hogan defeated Nikolai Volkoff to retain the WWF Championship
**Hogan pinned Volkoff.

1986

The tournament was held on July 14 1986 at the Sullivan Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The tournament brackets were:4RoundBracket-Byes | RD1=First Round
RD2=Quarterfinals
RD3=Semifinals
RD4=Final
group1=
group2=

RD1-seed01=
RD1-team01=
RD1-score01=
RD1-seed02=
RD1-team02=
RD1-score02=

RD1-seed03=
RD1-team03=Billy Jack Haynes
RD1-score03=
RD1-seed04=
RD1-team04=Iron Sheik
RD1-score04=

RD1-seed05=
RD1-team05=Harley Race
RD1-score05=
RD1-seed06=
RD1-team06=George Steele
RD1-score06=

RD1-seed07=
RD1-team07=Don Muraco
RD1-score07=Draw
RD1-seed08=
RD1-team08=Roddy Piper
RD1-score08=Draw

RD1-seed09=
RD1-team09=Nikolai Volkoff
RD1-score09=
RD1-seed10=
RD1-team10=Dan Spivey
RD1-score10=

RD1-seed11=
RD1-team11=Junkyard Dog
RD1-score11=
RD1-seed12=
RD1-team12=Paul Orndorff
RD1-score12=

RD1-seed13=
RD1-team13=Pedro Morales
RD1-score13=
RD1-seed14=
RD1-team14=Rudy Diamondref|1|1
RD1-score14=

RD1-seed15=
RD1-team15=
RD1-score15=
RD1-seed16=
RD1-team16=
RD1-score16=

RD2-seed01=
RD2-team01=Mr. Xref|2|2
RD2-score01=
RD2-seed02=
RD2-team02=Billy Jack Haynes
RD2-score02=

RD2-seed03=
RD2-team03=Harley Race
RD2-score03=
RD2-seed04=
RD2-team04=BYE
RD2-score04=

RD2-seed05=
RD2-team05=Nikolai Volkoff
RD2-score05=
RD2-seed06=
RD2-team06=The Junkyard Dog
RD2-score06=

RD2-seed07=
RD2-team07=Pedro Morales
RD2-score07=
RD2-seed08=
RD2-team08=Mike Rotundo
RD2-score08=

RD3-seed01=
RD3-team01=Billy Jack Haynes
RD3-score01=
RD3-seed02=
RD3-team02=Harley Race
RD3-score02=

RD3-seed03=
RD3-team03=Nikolai Volkoff
RD3-score03=
RD3-seed04=
RD3-team04=Pedro Morales
RD3-score04=

RD4-seed01=
RD4-team01=Harley Race
RD4-score01=
RD4-seed02=
RD4-team02=Pedro Morales
RD4-score02=

1. Rudy Diamond was a substitute for Bob Orton.
2. Mr. X was a substitute for Hercules Hernandez.

*Bruno Sammartino defeated The Designated Hitman
*The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and The Dynamite Kid) defeated The Dream Team (Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake) (w/Johnny V.) in a steel cage match to retain the WWF Tag Team Championship
**Dynamite and Beefcake escaped from the cage first. Smith then escaped the cage to win the match after Valentine had accidentally knocked him out the door.

1987

The tournament was held on September 4 1987 at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The tournament brackets were:16TeamBracket | RD1=First Round
RD2=Quarterfinals
RD3=Semifinals
RD4=Final
group1=
group2=

RD1-seed01=
RD1-team01=Haku
RD1-score01=
RD1-seed02=
RD1-team02=Brutus Beefcake
RD1-score02=

RD1-seed03=
RD1-team03=Rick Martel
RD1-score03=
RD1-seed04=
RD1-team04=Dan Spivey
RD1-score04=

RD1-seed05=
RD1-team05=King Kong Bundy
RD1-score05=CO
RD1-seed06=
RD1-team06=One Man Gang
RD1-score06=

RD1-seed07=
RD1-team07=Special Delivery Jones
RD1-score07=
RD1-seed08=
RD1-team08=Sika
RD1-score08=

RD1-seed09=
RD1-team09=Danny Davis
RD1-score09=CO
RD1-seed10=
RD1-team10=Tito Santana
RD1-score10=

RD1-seed11=
RD1-team11=Junkyard Dog
RD1-score11=
RD1-seed12=
RD1-team12=Tama
RD1-score12=

RD1-seed13=
RD1-team13=Jim Brunzell
RD1-score13=
RD1-seed14=
RD1-team14=Ron Bass
RD1-score14=

RD1-seed15=
RD1-team15=Randy Savage
RD1-score15=
RD1-seed16=
RD1-team16=Nikolai Volkoff
RD1-score16=

RD2-seed01=
RD2-team01=Haku
RD2-score01=Draw
RD2-seed02=
RD2-team02=Rick Martel
RD2-score02=Draw

RD2-seed03=
RD2-team03=King Kong Bundy
RD2-score03=
RD2-seed04=
RD2-team04=Special Delivery Jones
RD2-score04=

RD2-seed05=
RD2-team05=Danny Davis
RD2-score05=
RD2-seed06=
RD2-team06=The Junkyard Dog
RD2-score06=

RD2-seed07=
RD2-team07=Jim Brunzell
RD2-score07=
RD2-seed08=
RD2-team08=Randy Savage
RD2-score08=

RD3-seed01=
RD3-team01=BYE
RD3-score01=
RD3-seed02=
RD3-team02=King Kong Bundy
RD3-score02=

RD3-seed03=
RD3-team03=Danny Davis
RD3-score03=
RD3-seed04=
RD3-team04=Randy Savage
RD3-score04=

RD4-seed01=
RD4-team01=King Kong Bundy
RD4-score01=
RD4-seed02=
RD4-team02=Randy Savage
RD4-score02=

1988

The tournament was held on October 16 1988 at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The tournament brackets were:16TeamBracket | RD1=First Round
RD2=Quarterfinals
RD3=Semifinals
RD4=Final
group1=
group2=

RD1-seed01=
RD1-team01=Ken Patera
RD1-score01=Pin
RD1-seed02=
RD1-team02=Nikolai Volkoff
RD1-score02=10:20

RD1-seed03=
RD1-team03=Brutus Beefcake
RD1-score03=Pin
RD1-seed04=
RD1-team04=Ted DiBiase
RD1-score04=7:32

RD1-seed05=
RD1-team05=The Barbarian
RD1-score05=DQ
RD1-seed06=
RD1-team06=Ron Bass
RD1-score06=7:02

RD1-seed07=
RD1-team07=Danny Davis
RD1-score07=Pin
RD1-seed08=
RD1-team08=Shawn Michaels
RD1-score08=3:37

RD1-seed09=
RD1-team09=Bad News Brown
RD1-score09=DCO
RD1-seed10=
RD1-team10=Hercules
RD1-score10=6:05

RD1-seed11=
RD1-team11=Randy Savage
RD1-score11=Pin
RD1-seed12=
RD1-team12=Virgil
RD1-score12=5:43

RD1-seed13=
RD1-team13=Marty Jannetty
RD1-score13=Pin
RD1-seed14=
RD1-team14=The Red Rooster
RD1-score14=11:00

RD1-seed15=
RD1-team15=Mike Sharperef|1|1
RD1-score15=Pin
RD1-seed16=
RD1-team16=Boris Zhukov
RD1-score16=6:27

RD2-seed01=
RD2-team01=Ken Patera
RD2-score01=Pin
RD2-seed02=
RD2-team02=Ted DiBiase
RD2-score02=5:42

RD2-seed03=
RD2-team03=Ron Bass
RD2-score03=Pin
RD2-seed04=
RD2-team04=Shawn Michaels
RD2-score04=7:39

RD2-seed05=
RD2-team05=BYE
RD2-score05=
RD2-seed06=
RD2-team06=Randy Savage
RD2-score06=

RD2-seed07=
RD2-team07=The Red Rooster
RD2-score07=Sub
RD2-seed08=
RD2-team08=Iron Mike Sharpe
RD2-score08=3:27

RD3-seed01=
RD3-team01=Ted DiBiase
RD3-score01=Forfeit
RD3-seed02=
RD3-team02=Ron Bass
RD3-score02=ref|2|2

RD3-seed03=
RD3-team03=Randy Savage
RD3-score03=Pin
RD3-seed04=
RD3-team04=The Red Rooster
RD3-score04=7:21

RD4-seed01=
RD4-team01=Ted DiBiase
RD4-score01=CO
RD4-seed02=
RD4-team02=Randy Savage
RD4-score02=6:11
1. Mike Sharpe substituted for The Warlord.
2. DiBiase paid Bass off to fake an injury.

*Jim Duggan defeated Dino Bravo (w/Frenchy Martin) in a flag match

1989

The tournament was held on October 14 1989 at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The tournament brackets were:

16TeamBracket | RD1=First Round
RD2=Quarterfinals
RD3=Semifinals
RD4=Final
group1=
group2=

RD1-seed01=
RD1-team01=Akeem
RD1-score01=
RD1-seed02=
RD1-team02=Brutus Beefcake
RD1-score02=

RD1-seed03=
RD1-team03=Hercules
RD1-score03=DDQ
RD1-seed04=
RD1-team04=Jim Neidhart
RD1-score04=DDQ

RD1-seed05=
RD1-team05=The Warlord
RD1-score05=
RD1-seed06=
RD1-team06=Bushwhacker Butch
RD1-score06=

RD1-seed07=
RD1-team07=Tito Santana
RD1-score07=
RD1-seed08=
RD1-team08=Bad News Brown
RD1-score08=

RD1-seed09=
RD1-team09=Rick Martel
RD1-score09=
RD1-seed10=
RD1-team10=Bill Woodsref|3|1
RD1-score10=

RD1-seed11=
RD1-team11=Bushwhacker Luke
RD1-score11=
RD1-seed12=
RD1-team12=Nikolai Volkoff
RD1-score12=

RD1-seed13=
RD1-team13=Jimmy Snuka
RD1-score13=
RD1-seed14=
RD1-team14=The Barbarian
RD1-score14=

RD1-seed15=
RD1-team15=Haku
RD1-score15=
RD1-seed16=
RD1-team16=The Red Rooster
RD1-score16=

RD2-seed01=
RD2-team01=Akeem
RD2-score01=
RD2-seed02=
RD2-team02=BYE
RD2-score02=

RD2-seed03=
RD2-team03=The Warlord
RD2-score03=
RD2-seed04=
RD2-team04=Tito Santana
RD2-score04=

RD2-seed05=
RD2-team05=Rick Martel
RD2-score05=
RD2-seed06=
RD2-team06=Bushwhacker Luke
RD2-score06=

RD2-seed07=
RD2-team07=Jimmy Snuka
RD2-score07=
RD2-seed08=
RD2-team08=Haku
RD2-score08=

RD3-seed01=
RD3-team01=Akeem
RD3-score01=
RD3-seed02=
RD3-team02=Tito Santana
RD3-score02=

RD3-seed03=
RD3-team03=Rick Martel
RD3-score03=
RD3-seed04=
RD3-team04=Jimmy Snuka
RD3-score04=

RD4-seed01=
RD4-team01=Tito Santana
RD4-score01=
RD4-seed02=
RD4-team02=Rick Martel
RD4-score02=
1. Bill Woods substituted for Barry Windham.

1991

The tournament was held on September 7 1991 at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The tournament brackets were:

16TeamBracket | RD1=First Round
RD2=Quarterfinals
RD3=Semifinals
RD4=Final
group1=
group2=

RD1-seed01=
RD1-team01=Hawk
RD1-score01=DQ
RD1-seed02=
RD1-team02=Jerry Sags
RD1-score02=3:02

RD1-seed03=
RD1-team03=Ricky Steamboat
RD1-score03=Draw
RD1-seed04=
RD1-team04=Ted DiBiase
RD1-score04=15:00

RD1-seed05=
RD1-team05=Jim Duggan
RD1-score05=Pin
RD1-seed06=
RD1-team06=Brian Knobbs
RD1-score06=5:04

RD1-seed07=
RD1-team07=The Berzerker
RD1-score07=CO
RD1-seed08=
RD1-team08=Irwin R. Schyster
RD1-score08=2:51

RD1-seed09=
RD1-team09=Pete Dohertyref|4|1
RD1-score09=Sub
RD1-seed10=
RD1-team10=Bret Hart
RD1-score10=0:33

RD1-seed11=
RD1-team11=Skinner
RD1-score11=Pin
RD1-seed12=
RD1-team12=Virgil
RD1-score12=5:02

RD1-seed13=
RD1-team13=Sid Justice
RD1-score13=Pin
RD1-seed14=
RD1-team14=The Warlord
RD1-score14=3:23

RD1-seed15=
RD1-team15=Animal
RD1-score15=Pin
RD1-seed16=
RD1-team16=The Undertaker
RD1-score16=3:40

RD2-seed01=
RD2-team01=Jerry Sags
RD2-score01=
RD2-seed02=
RD2-team02=BYE
RD2-score02=

RD2-seed03=
RD2-team03=Jim Duggan
RD2-score03=Pin
RD2-seed04=
RD2-team04=Irwin R. Schyster
RD2-score04=3:16

RD2-seed05=
RD2-team05=Bret Hart
RD2-score05=Sub
RD2-seed06=
RD2-team06=Skinner
RD2-score06=4:47

RD2-seed07=
RD2-team07=The Undertaker
RD2-score07=DDQ
RD2-seed08=
RD2-team08=Sid Justice
RD2-score08=4:08

RD3-seed01=
RD3-team01=Jerry Sags
RD3-score01=Pin
RD3-seed02=
RD3-team02=Irwin R. Schyster
RD3-score02=1:22

RD3-seed03=
RD3-team03=Bret Hart
RD3-score03=
RD3-seed04=
RD3-team04=BYE
RD3-score04=

RD4-seed01=
RD4-team01=Irwin R. Schyster
RD4-score01=Pin
RD4-seed02=
RD4-team02=Bret Hart
RD4-score02=10:00
1. Pete Doherty substituted for Kerry Von Erich.

1993

1994

1995

1996

Infobox Wrestling event
name=King of the Ring (1996)


tagline=To Battle Is Honor...to Win Is Hell!
promotion=World Wrestling Federation
date=June 23 1996
venue=MECCA Arena
city=Milwaukee, Wisconsin
attendance=8,762
lastevent=
nextevent=
event=King of the Ring
nextevent2=King of the Ring (1997)
lastevent2=King of the Ring (1995)

King of the Ring (1996) took place on June 23 1996 from the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

*Free For All match: The Bodydonnas (Skip and Zip) (w/Cloudy) defeated The New Rockers (Marty Jannetty and Leif Cassidy) (8:06)
**Skip pinned Cassidy.
*Dark match: Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Aldo Montoya (3:00)
**Helmsley pinned Montoya.
*KOTR Semi-Final: Steve Austin defeated Marc Mero (16:49)
**Austin pinned Mero.
*KOTR Semi-Final: Jake Roberts defeated Vader (3:34)
**Vader was disqualified for using the referee as a human shield when Roberts attempted the DDT.
*The Smokin' Gunns (Billy and Bart) defeated The Godwinns (Henry and Phineas) to retain the WWF Tag Team Championship (10:10)
**Billy pinned Phineas with a roll up.
*The Ultimate Warrior defeated Jerry Lawler (3:50)
**Warrior pinned Lawler after a running shoulder block.
*Mankind defeated The Undertaker by TKO (18:21)
**Mankind won by applying the Mandible claw.
*Ahmed Johnson defeated Goldust to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship (15:34)
**Johnson pinned Goldust after hitting him with a Steel Chair.
*KOTR Final:Steve Austin defeated Jake Roberts to win the King of the Ring tournament (4:28)
**Austin pinned Roberts after a Stone Cold Stunner.
**Originally, Hunter Hearst Helmsley had been slated to win the KOTR tournament, but after the infamous at Madison Square Garden, it was decided to go with Austin.
*Shawn Michaels (w/Jose Lothario) defeated The British Bulldog (w/Jim Cornette and Diana Smith) (w/Mr. Perfect as special guest referee) to retain the WWF Championship (26:25)
**Michaels pinned Bulldog after the Sweet Chin Music.
**During the deciding fall, both Mr. Perfect and a second referee (Earl Hebner) began to count Bulldog's shoulders down. Owen Hart (who was at ringside as he was a color commentator for the event) objected and pulled Mr. Perfect out of the ring. However, Hebner continued his count to three, ordered for the bell, and awarded the match to Michaels.

The tournament took place between May 27 and June 23 1996 (the entire first two rounds were actually done on May 27 and 28, two of the three quarterfinal matches actually occurred "before" the first round was completed). The tournament brackets were:16TeamBracket | RD1=First Round
(TV)
RD2=Quarterfinals
(TV)
RD3=Semifinals
(PPV)
RD4=Final
(PPV)
group1=
group2=

RD1-seed01=
RD1-team01=Ahmed Johnson
RD1-score01=Pin
RD1-seed02=
RD1-team02=Vader
RD1-score02=11:32

RD1-seed03=
RD1-team03=Goldust
RD1-score03=DCO
RD1-seed04=
RD1-team04=Ultimate Warrior
RD1-score04=15:20

RD1-seed05=
RD1-team05=Hunter Hearst Helmsley
RD1-score05=Pin
RD1-seed06=
RD1-team06=Jake Roberts
RD1-score06=9:34

RD1-seed07=
RD1-team07=Justin Bradshaw
RD1-score07=Pin
RD1-seed08=
RD1-team08=Henry Godwinn
RD1-score08=7:39

RD1-seed09=
RD1-team09=Steve Austin
RD1-score09=Sub
RD1-seed10=
RD1-team10=Bob Holly
RD1-score10=9:34

RD1-seed11=
RD1-team11=Marty Jannetty
RD1-score11=Pin
RD1-seed12=
RD1-team12=Savio Vega
RD1-score12=7:25

RD1-seed13=
RD1-team13=Marc Mero
RD1-score13=Pin
RD1-seed14=
RD1-team14=Skip
RD1-score14=10:28 TV Time

RD1-seed15=
RD1-team15=Owen Hart
RD1-score15=Pin
RD1-seed16=
RD1-team16=Yokozuna
RD1-score16=3:58

RD2-seed01=
RD2-team01=Vader
RD2-score01=
RD2-seed02=
RD2-team02=BYE
RD2-score02=

RD2-seed03=
RD2-team03=Jake Roberts
RD2-score03=Pin
RD2-seed04=
RD2-team04=Justin Bradshaw
RD2-score04=6:15

RD2-seed05=
RD2-team05=Steve Austin
RD2-score05=Pin
RD2-seed06=
RD2-team06=Savio Vega
RD2-score06=8:10

RD2-seed07=
RD2-team07=Marc Mero
RD2-score07=Pin
RD2-seed08=
RD2-team08=Owen Hart
RD2-score08=9:43

RD3-seed01=
RD3-team01=Vader
RD3-score01=DQ
RD3-seed02=
RD3-team02=Jake Roberts
RD3-score02=3:34

RD3-seed03=
RD3-team03=Steve Austin
RD3-score03=Pin
RD3-seed04=
RD3-team04=Marc Mero
RD3-score04=16:49

RD4-seed01=
RD4-team01=Jake Roberts
RD4-score01=Pin
RD4-seed02=
RD4-team02=Steve Austin
RD4-score02=4:28

1997

Infobox Wrestling event
name=King of the Ring (1997)


tagline=It's Bound to Get Medieval. Brace Yourself
promotion=World Wrestling Federation
date=June 8 1997
venue=Providence Civic Center
city=Providence, Rhode Island
attendance=9,312
lastevent=
nextevent=
event=King of the Ring
nextevent2=King of the Ring (1998)
lastevent2=King of the Ring (1996)

King of the Ring (1997) took place on June 8 1997 at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

*Free For All match: The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher) defeated Bart Gunn and Jesse James (6:10)
**Thrasher pinned Gunn after a Stage Dive.
*KOTR Semi-Final: Hunter Hearst Helmsley (w/Chyna) defeated Ahmed Johnson (7:42)
**Helmsley pinned Johnson after a Pedigree.
*KOTR Semi-Final: Mankind defeated Jerry Lawler (10:24)
**Mankind forced Lawler to submit with the Mandible claw.
*Goldust (w/Marlena) defeated Crush (w/D'Lo Brown and Clarence Mason) (9:56)
**Goldust pinned Crush after a DDT.
*The Hart Foundation (Owen Hart, The British Bulldog, and Jim Neidhart) defeated Sycho Sid and The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) (13:37)
**Owen pinned Sid with a sunset flip.
*KOTR Final: Hunter Hearst Helmsley (w/Chyna) defeated Mankind to win the King of the Ring tournament (19:26)
**Helmsley pinned Mankind after a Pedigree.
*Shawn Michaels fought Steve Austin to a double disqualification (22:29)
**Both men were disqualified after they attacked the referee.
*The Undertaker (w/Paul Bearer) defeated Faarooq (w/Crush, Savio Vega, D'Lo Brown, and Clarence Mason) to retain the WWF Championship (13:43)
**Undertaker pinned Faarooq after a Tombstone Piledriver when Faarooq was distracted by Vega and Crush arguing outside the ring.
**After the match, Ahmed Johnson made a run-in and delivered a Pearl River Plunge to The Undertaker.

The tournament was held between May 12 and June 8 1997. The tournament brackets were:8TeamBracket | team-width=13em | RD1=Quarterfinals
(TV)| RD2=Semifinals
(PPV)| RD3=Final
(PPV)

RD1-seed1=| RD1-seed2=| RD1-seed3=| RD1-seed4=| RD1-seed5=| RD1-seed6=| RD1-seed7=| RD1-seed8=

RD1-team1=Ahmed Johnson
RD1-team2=Hunter Hearst Helmsley
RD1-score1=DQ
RD1-score2=3:25

RD1-team3=Hunter Hearst Helmsleyref|10|1
RD1-team4=Crush
RD1-score3=Pin
RD1-score4=18:56

RD1-team5=Goldust
RD1-team6=Jerry Lawler
RD1-score5=Pin
RD1-score6=11:55

RD1-team7=Mankind
RD1-team8=Savio Vega
RD1-score7=Pin
RD1-score8=14:35

RD2-team1=Ahmed Johnson
RD2-team2=Hunter Hearst Helmsley
RD2-score1=Pin
RD2-score2=7:42

RD2-team3=Jerry Lawler
RD2-team4=Mankind
RD2-score3=Sub
RD2-score4=10:24

RD3-team1=Hunter Hearst Helmsley
RD3-team2=Mankind
RD3-score1=Pin
RD3-score2=19:28

1. Helmsley was allowed another spot in the tournament because he pulled a job to Mable prior to his match with Ahmed Johnson the previous week that he could be eliminated via disqualification and thus threatened the WWF with legal action; Vader was originally in this spot but was injured in his No Holds Barred match with Ken Shamrock at "" on May 11.

1998

1999

Infobox Wrestling event
name=King of the Ring (1999)


promotion=World Wrestling Federation
date=June 27 1999
venue=Greensboro Coliseum
city=Greensboro, North Carolina
attendance=19,761
lastevent=Over the Edge (1999)
nextevent=Fully Loaded (1999)
event=King of the Ring
nextevent2=King of the Ring (2000)
lastevent2=King of the Ring (1998)

King of the Ring (1999) took place on June 27 1999 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.

*Dark match: Meat defeated Kurt Angle
**Meat pinned Angle.
*Sunday Night HEAT match: The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) fought Edge and Christian to a no-contest (1:28)
*Sunday Night HEAT match: Mideon and Viscera defeated The Big Boss Man in a Handicap match (1:47)
**Mideon pinned Boss Man.
*Sunday Night HEAT match: Prince Albert defeated Val Venis (1:57)
**Albert pinned Venis.
*Sunday Night HEAT match: Ken Shamrock defeated Shane McMahon(0:43)
**McMahon was disqualified when Steve Blackman interfered and attacked Shamrock.
*KOTR Quarter-Final: X-Pac defeated Hardcore Holly (3:02)
**Holly was disqualified after hitting X-Pac with a steel chair.
*KOTR Quarter-Final: Kane defeated The Big Show (6:36)
**Kane pinned Big Show after attacking him with a steel chair.
*KOTR Quarter-Final: Mr. Ass defeated Ken Shamrock (3:37)
**The referee stopped the match after Shamrock started bleeding from the mouth.
*KOTR Quarter-Final: Road Dogg defeated Chyna (w/Triple H) (13:19)
**Road Dogg pinned Chyna after a Pumphandle Drop.
*The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) (w/Michael Hayes) defeated The Brood (Edge and Christian) (w/Gangrel) (4:49)
**Jeff pinned Edge after a neckbreaker.
*KOTR Semi-Final: Mr. Ass defeated Kane (5:25)
**Mr. Ass pinned Kane after Big Show interefered and hit Kane with a steel chair.
*KOTR Semi-Final: X-Pac defeated Road Dogg (3:08)
**X-Pac pinned Road Dogg after an X-Factor.
*The Undertaker (w/Paul Bearer) defeated The Rock to retain the WWF Championship (19:10)
**Undertaker pinned Rock after a Tombstone Piledriver following interference from Triple H.
*KOTR Final: Mr. Ass defeated X-Pac to win the King of the Ring tournament (5:33)
**Mr. Ass pinned X-Pac after top rope Fameasser.
*Shane McMahon and Vince McMahon defeated Steve Austin in a Ladder match (17:11)
**The McMahons won when Shane grabbed the briefcase, winning Austin's 50% ownership of WWF.

The tournament took place between May 25 and June 27 1999. The tournament brackets were:16TeamBracket
RD1=First Round
(TV)
RD2=Quarterfinals
(PPV)
RD3=Semifinals
(PPV)
RD4=Final
(PPV)

RD1-seed01=| RD1-seed02=| RD1-seed03=| RD1-seed04=| RD1-seed05=| RD1-seed06=| RD1-seed07=| RD1-seed08=| RD1-seed09=| RD1-seed10=| RD1-seed11=| RD1-seed12=| RD1-seed13=| RD1-seed14=| RD1-seed15=| RD1-seed16=

RD1-team01=Mr. Ass
RD1-team02=Viscera
RD1-score01=Pin
RD1-score02=2:05

RD1-team03=Ken Shamrock
RD1-team04=Jeff Jarrett
RD1-score03=Sub
RD1-score04=2:55

RD1-team05=Droz
RD1-team06=The Big Show
RD1-score05=Pin
RD1-score06=0:59

RD1-team07=Test
RD1-team08=Kane
RD1-score07=Pin
RD1-score08=3:05

RD1-team09=Road Dogg
RD1-team10=The Godfather
RD1-score09=Pin
RD1-score10=1:02

RD1-team11=Chyna
RD1-team12=Val Venis
RD1-score11=Pin
RD1-score12=2:14

RD1-team13=Al Snow
RD1-team14=Hardcore Holly
RD1-score13=Pin
RD1-score14=1:24

RD1-team15=The Big Boss Man
RD1-team16=X-Pac
RD1-score15=Pin
RD1-score16=2:37

RD2-team01=Mr. Ass
RD2-team02=Ken Shamrock
RD2-score01=Ref Stop
RD2-score02=3:37

RD2-team03=Big Show
RD2-team04=Kane
RD2-score03=Pin
RD2-score04=6:36

RD2-team05=Road Dogg
RD2-team06=Chyna
RD2-score05=Pin
RD2-score06=13:19

RD2-team07=Hardcore Holly
RD2-team08=X-Pac
RD2-score07=DQ
RD2-score08=3:02

RD3-team01=Mr. Ass
RD3-team02=Kane
RD3-score01=Pin
RD3-score02=5:25

RD3-team03=Road Dogg
RD3-team04=X-Pac
RD3-score03=Pin
RD3-score04=3:08

RD4-team01=Mr. Ass
RD4-team02=X-Pac
RD4-score01=Pin
RD4-score02=5:33

2000

Infobox Wrestling event
name=King of the Ring (2000)


promotion=World Wrestling Federation
date=June 25 2000
venue=Fleet Center
city=Boston, Massachusetts
attendance=15,388
lastevent=Judgment Day (2000)
nextevent=Fully Loaded (2000)
event=King of the Ring
nextevent2=King of the Ring (2001)
lastevent2=King of the Ring (1999)

King of the Ring (2000) took place on June 25 2000 at the Fleet Center in Boston, Massachusetts. This was the largest KOTR, with 32 competitors taking part.

*KOTR Quarter-Final: Rikishi defeated Chris Benoit (3:25)
**Benoit was disqualified after attacking Rikishi with a steel chair.
*KOTR Quarter-Final: Val Venis w/Trish Stratus defeated Eddie Guerrero w/Chyna (8:04)
**Venis pinned Guerrero with a Bridging Fisherman's Suplex.
*KOTR Quarter-Final: Crash Holly defeated Bull Buchanan (4:07)
**Crash pinned Buchanan with a roll-up.
*KOTR Quarter-Final: Kurt Angle defeated Chris Jericho (9:50)
**Angle pinned Jericho after an Angle Slam.
*Edge and Christian defeated Too Cool (Grand Master Sexay and Scotty 2 Hotty) (c), The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) (w/Lita), and T & A (Test and Albert) (w/Trish Stratus) in a Four Corners Elimination match to win the WWF Tag Team Championship (14:11)
**Matt pinned Test after Jeff hit a Swanton Bomb. (3:41)
**Christian pinned Matt after an Impaler (7:55)
**Edge pinned Sexay after Christian hit Sexay with a tag title belt. (14:11)
*KOTR Semi-Final: Rikishi defeated Val Venis (3:15)
**Rikishi pinned Venis after a Belly-to-Belly Suplex.
*KOTR Semi-Final: Kurt Angle defeated Crash Holly (3:58)
**Angle pinned Crash after an Angle Slam.
*WWF Hardcore Champion Pat Patterson fought Gerald Brisco to a no-contest in a Hardcore Evening Gown match (3:07)
**The match ended when Crash Holly pinned Patterson to win the Hardcore Championship.
*D-Generation X (Road Dogg and X-Pac) and Tori defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) in a Handicap Tables Dumpster match (9:45)
**DX and Tori won when both Dudleyz were put in the dumpster.
**After the match, the Dudleyz hit the 3D on both X-Pac and Road Dogg before Bubba Ray hit a sit-down powerbomb off the top on Tori through a table set up in the ring.
*KOTR Final: Kurt Angle defeated Rikishi to win the King of the Ring tournament (5:56)
**Angle pinned Rikishi after a Super Belly-to-Belly Suplex.
*The Rock, Kane, and The Undertaker defeated Triple H, Vince McMahon, and Shane McMahon (17:54)
**Rock pinned Vince after a Rock Bottom to win the WWF Championship.
**The pre-match stipulation was that if Triple H (who was the current WWF Champion at the time) or a member of his team lost, Triple H would lose the title to whoever got the pinfall/submission. Had Triple H's team won, Triple H would have defended the WWF title against whoever won the King of the Ring tournament.

The tournament took place between May 29 and June 25 2000. 32TeamBracket
RD1 = First round (TV)
RD2 = Second round (TV)
RD3 = Quarterfinals (PPV)
RD4 = Semifinals (PPV)
RD5 = Finals (PPV)
score-width=70
RD1-seed01=| RD1-seed02=| RD1-seed03=| RD1-seed04=| RD1-seed05=| RD1-seed06=| RD1-seed07=| RD1-seed08=| RD1-seed09=| RD1-seed10=| RD1-seed11=| RD1-seed12=| RD1-seed13=| RD1-seed14=| RD1-seed15=| RD1-seed16=| RD1-seed17= | RD1-seed18= | RD1-seed19= | RD1-seed20= | RD1-seed21= | RD1-seed22= | RD1-seed23= | RD1-seed24= | RD1-seed25= | RD1-seed26= | RD1-seed27= | RD1-seed28= | RD1-seed29= | RD1-seed30= | RD1-seed31= | RD1-seed32=
RD1-team01=Kurt Angle
RD1-team02=Bradshaw
RD1-score01=Pin
RD1-score02=2:48

RD1-team03=Bubba Ray Dudley
RD1-team04=Big Bossman
RD1-score03=Pin
RD1-score04=3:26

RD1-team05=Chris Jericho
RD1-team06=Test
RD1-score05=Pin
RD1-score06=4:15

RD1-team07=Edge
RD1-team08=Grand Master Sexay
RD1-score07=Pin
RD1-score08=5:12

RD1-team09=Crash Holly
RD1-team10=Prince Albert
RD1-score09=Pin
RD1-score10=1:26

RD1-team11=Hardcore Holly
RD1-team12=Faarooq
RD1-score11=Pin
RD1-score12=3:04

RD1-team13=Bull Buchanan
RD1-team14=Steve Blackman
RD1-score13=Pin
RD1-score14=3:22

RD1-team15=Perry Saturn
RD1-team16=D-Von Dudley
RD1-score15=Pin
RD1-score16=4:43

RD1-team17=Rikishi
RD1-team18=Shane McMahon
RD1-score17=DQ
RD1-score18=2:35

RD1-team19=Scotty 2 Hotty
RD1-team20=D'Lo Brown
RD1-score19=Pin
RD1-score20=3:38

RD1-team21=Chris Benoit
RD1-team22=Road Dogg
RD1-score21=Pin
RD1-score22=1:43

RD1-team23=X-Pac
RD1-team24=Dean Malenko
RD1-score23=Pin
RD1-score24=2:01

RD1-team25=Val Venis
RD1-team26=Al Snow
RD1-score25=Pin
RD1-score26=4:31

RD1-team27=Jeff Hardy
RD1-team28=Christian
RD1-score27=Pin
RD1-score28=1:59

RD1-team29=Eddie Guerrero
RD1-team30=Matt Hardy
RD1-score29=Pin
RD1-score30=4:11

RD1-team31=Chyna
RD1-team32=The Godfather
RD1-score31=Pin
RD1-score32=1:44

RD2-team01=Kurt Angle
RD2-team02=Bubba Ray Dudley
RD2-score01=Pin
RD2-score02=4:42

RD2-team03=Chris Jericho
RD2-team04=Edge
RD2-score03=Sub
RD2-score04=5:30

RD2-team05=Crash Holly
RD2-team06=Hardcore Holly
RD2-score05=DQ
RD2-score06=4:17

RD2-team07=Bull Buchanan
RD2-team08=Perry Saturn
RD2-score07=Pin
RD2-score08=2:03

RD2-team09=Rikishi
RD2-team10=Scotty 2 Hotty
RD2-score09=Pin
RD2-score10=2:53

RD2-team11=Chris Benoit
RD2-team12=X-Pac
RD2-score11=Sub
RD2-score12=4:53

RD2-team13=Val Venis
RD2-team14=Jeff Hardy
RD2-score13=Pin
RD2-score14=3:56

RD2-team15=Eddie Guerrero
RD2-team16=Chyna
RD2-score15=Pin
RD2-score16=2:25

RD3-team01=Kurt Angle
RD3-team02=Chris Jericho
RD3-score01=Pin
RD3-score02=9:50

RD3-team03=Crash Holly
RD3-team04=Bull Buchanan
RD3-score03=Pin
RD3-score04=4:07

RD3-team05=Rikishi
RD3-team06=Chris Benoit
RD3-score05=DQ
RD3-score06=3:25

RD3-team07=Val Venis
RD3-team08=Eddie Guerrero
RD3-score07=Pin
RD3-score08=8:04

RD4-team01=Kurt Angle
RD4-team02=Crash Holly
RD4-score01=Pin
RD4-score02=3:58

RD4-team03=Rikishi
RD4-team04=Val Venis
RD4-score03=Pin
RD4-score04=3:15

RD5-team01=Kurt Angle
RD5-team02=Rikishi
RD5-score01=Pin
RD5-score02=5:56

2001

Infobox Wrestling event
name=King of the Ring (2001)


tagline=My Muscles Ache, My Mind Is Spent, My Body Is Broken, Lead Me to My Throne
promotion=World Wrestling Federation
date=June 24 2001
venue=Continental Airlines Arena
city=East Rutherford, New Jersey
attendance=17,777
lastevent=Judgment Day (2001)
nextevent=InVasion
event=King of the Ring
nextevent2=King of the Ring (2002)
lastevent2=King of the Ring (2000)

King of the Ring (2001) took place on June 24 2001 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

*Sunday Night HEAT match: Matt Hardy (w/Lita) defeated Justin Credible to retain the WWF European Championship (7:03)
**Hardy pinned Credible after a Diving Hurricarana from Lita.
*KOTR Semi-Final: Kurt Angle defeated Christian (8:17)
**Angle pinned Christian after an Angle Slam.
*KOTR Semi-Final: Edge defeated Rhyno (8:52)
**Edge pinned Rhyno after an Edgecution.
*The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) defeated Kane and Spike Dudley to retain the WWF Tag Team Championship (8:32)
**Bubba pinned Spike after a 3D.
*KOTR Final: Edge defeated Kurt Angle to win the King of the Ring tournament (10:21)
**Shane McMahon ran in during the match, attacking Angle.
**Edge pinned Angle after an Edgecution.
*Jeff Hardy defeated X-Pac to retain the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship (7:11)
**Jeff pinned X-Pac after a Swanton Bomb.
*During intermission, Diamond Dallas Page confronted The Undertaker.
*Kurt Angle defeated Shane McMahon in a Street Fight (26:00)
**Angle pinned Shane after a Super Angle Slam.
*Steve Austin defeated Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit in a Triple Threat match to retain the WWF Championship (27:52)
**Austin pinned Benoit after Benoit hit a back suplex on Jericho off the top rope.
**Half-way through the match, Booker T made his WWF debut by attacking Austin and putting him through the Spanish announce table.

The tournament took place between June 4 and June 24 2001. The tournament brackets were:16TeamBracket | RD1=First Round
(TV)| RD2=Quarterfinals
(TV)| RD3=Semifinals
(PPV)| RD4=Final
(PPV)

RD1-seed01=| RD1-seed02=| RD1-seed03=| RD1-seed04=| RD1-seed05=| RD1-seed06=| RD1-seed07=| RD1-seed08=| RD1-seed09=| RD1-seed10=| RD1-seed11=| RD1-seed12=| RD1-seed13=| RD1-seed14=| RD1-seed15=| RD1-seed16=

RD1-team01=Kurt Angle
RD1-team02=Hardcore Holly
RD1-score01=Pin
RD1-score02=6:21

RD1-team03=Jeff Hardy
RD1-team04=Matt Hardy
RD1-score03=Pin
RD1-score04=3:57

RD1-team05=Christian
RD1-team06=Kane
RD1-score05=Pin
RD1-score06=2:14

RD1-team07=The Big Show
RD1-team08=Raven
RD1-score07=Pin
RD1-score08=1:35

RD1-team09=Edge
RD1-team10=Test
RD1-score09=Pin
RD1-score10=5:52

RD1-team11=Steve Blackman
RD1-team12=Perry Saturn
RD1-score11=Pin
RD1-score12=2:05

RD1-team13=Crash Holly
RD1-team14=Tajiri
RD1-score13=Pin
RD1-score14=3:08

RD1-team15=Rhyno
RD1-team16=Tazz
RD1-score15=Pin
RD1-score16=3:20

RD2-team01=Kurt Angle
RD2-team02=Jeff Hardy
RD2-score01=Sub
RD2-score02=3:19

RD2-team03=Christian
RD2-team04=Big Show
RD2-score03=Pin
RD2-score04=2:19

RD2-team05=Edge
RD2-team06=Perry Saturn
RD2-score05=Pin
RD2-score06=3:49

RD2-team07=Tajiri
RD2-team08=Rhyno
RD2-score07=Pin
RD2-score08=2:52

RD3-team01=Kurt Angle
RD3-team02=Christian
RD3-score01=Pin
RD3-score02=8:17

RD3-team03=Edge
RD3-team04=Rhyno
RD3-score03=Pin
RD3-score04=8:52

RD4-team01=Kurt Angle
RD4-team02=Edge
RD4-score01=10:21
RD4-score02=Pin

2002

Infobox Wrestling event
name=King of the Ring (2002)


theme="Ride of Your Life" (Neurotica)
promotion=World Wrestling Entertainment
brand=RAW
SmackDown!
date=June 23 2002
venue=Nationwide Arena
city=Columbus, Ohio
attendance=14,200
lastevent=Judgment Day (2002)
nextevent=Vengeance (2002)
event=King of the Ring
nextevent2=King of the Ring (2006)
lastevent2=King of the Ring (2001)

King of the Ring (2002) took place on June 23 2002 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

*Sunday Night HEAT match: The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) defeated Raven and Steven Richards (6:02)
**Jeff pinned Richards after Raven walked out on his partner.
*KOTR Semi-Final: Rob Van Dam defeated Chris Jericho (14:32)
**RVD pinned Jericho after a Five-Star Frog Splash.
*KOTR Semi-Final: Brock Lesnar (w/Paul Heyman) defeated Test (8:18)
**Lesnar pinned Test after an F-5.
*Jamie Noble (w/Nidia) defeated The Hurricane to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship (11:38)
**Noble pinned Hurricane after a powerbomb.
*Ric Flair defeated Eddie Guerrero (17:00)
**Flair pinned Guerrero after Bubba Ray Dudley interfered and hit Guerrero with a Bubba Bomb.
**During the match, Chris Benoit also interfered on behalf of Eddie Guerrero.
*Molly Holly defeated Trish Stratus to win the WWE Women's Championship (5:41)
**Molly pinned Trish with leverage from a handful of tights after a Belly-to-belly suplex.
*Kurt Angle defeated Hulk Hogan (12:08)
**Angle forced Hogan to submit with the Ankle Lock.
*KOTR Final: Brock Lesnar (w/Paul Heyman) defeated Rob Van Dam to win the King of the Ring tournament (5:42)
**Lesnar pinned RVD after an F-5.
**As a result of his victory, Lesnar earned an Undisputed WWE Championship match at SummerSlam.
*The Undertaker defeated Triple H to retain the Undisputed WWE Championship (23:44)
**Undertaker pinned Triple H with a roll-up after a low blow and holding the tights.
**During the match, The Rock interfered on Triple H's behalf, hitting the Undertaker with a Rock Bottom.

The tournament took place between June 3 and June 23 2002. The tournament brackets were:16TeamBracket | RD1=First Round
(TV)
RD2=Quarterfinals
(TV)
RD3=Semifinals
(PPV)
RD4=Final
(PPV)

RD1-seed01=| RD1-seed02=| RD1-seed03=| RD1-seed04=| RD1-seed05=| RD1-seed06=| RD1-seed07=| RD1-seed08=| RD1-seed09=| RD1-seed10=| RD1-seed11=| RD1-seed12=| RD1-seed13=| RD1-seed14=| RD1-seed15=| RD1-seed16=

RD1-team01=Brock Lesnar
RD1-team02=Bubba Ray Dudley
RD1-score01=Pin
RD1-score02=4:49

RD1-team03=Booker T
RD1-team04=William Regal
RD1-score03=Pin
RD1-score04=3:26

RD1-team05=Hardcore Holly
RD1-team06=Tajiri
RD1-score05=Pin
RD1-score06=

RD1-team07=The Hurricane
RD1-team08=Test
RD1-score07=Pin
RD1-score08=

RD1-team09=Chris Jericho
RD1-team10=Edge
RD1-score09=Forfref|11|1
RD1-score10=

RD1-team11=Christian
RD1-team12=Val Venis
RD1-score11=Pin
RD1-score12=3:22

RD1-team13=X-Pac
RD1-team14=Goldust
RD1-score13=Pin
RD1-score14=3:26

RD1-team15=Eddie Guerrero
RD1-team16=Rob Van Dam
RD1-score15=Pin
RD1-score16=9:38

RD2-team01=Brock Lesnar
RD2-team02=Booker T
RD2-score01=Pin
RD2-score02=3:22

RD2-team03=Hardcore Holly
RD2-team04=Test
RD2-score03=Pin
RD2-score04=

RD2-team05=Chris Jericho
RD2-team06=Val Venis
RD2-score05=Sub
RD2-score06=

RD2-team07=X-Pac
RD2-team08=Rob Van Dam
RD2-score07=Pin
RD2-score08=6:00

RD3-team01=Brock Lesnar
RD3-team02=Test
RD3-score01=Pin
RD3-score02=8:18

RD3-team03=Chris Jericho
RD3-team04=Rob Van Dam
RD3-score04=Pin
RD3-score03=14:32

RD4-team01=Brock Lesnar
RD4-team02=Rob Van Dam
RD4-score01=Pin
RD4-score02=5:42
1. Edge forfeited his match to Chris Jericho due to a shoulder injury.

2006

The tournament took place between April 21st and May 21st 2006. The tournament brackets were [cite web|url=http://prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/usa/wwf/kingtny2.html#2006|accessdate=2008-04-23|title=WWE King of the Ring 2006 Bracket|publisher=Pro Wrestling History]

8TeamBracket | RD1=Quarterfinals
(TV - SmackDown!) | RD2=Semifinals
(TV - SmackDown!) | RD3=Final
(PPV - Judgment Day)

RD1-seed1=| RD1-seed2=| RD1-seed3=| RD1-seed4=| RD1-seed5=| RD1-seed6=| RD1-seed7=| RD1-seed8=

RD1-team1=Kurt Angle
RD1-team2=Randy Orton
RD1-score1=Sub
RD1-score2=8:13

RD1-team3=Matt Hardy
RD1-team4=Booker T
RD1-score3=15:03
RD1-score4=Pin

RD1-team5=Chris Benoit
RD1-team6=Finlay
RD1-score5=Pin
RD1-score6=22:30

RD1-team7=Bobby Lashley
RD1-team8=Mark Henry
RD1-score7=KO
RD1-score8=5:02

RD2-team1=Kurt Angle
RD2-team2=Booker T
RD2-score1=Forfeit (injury)
RD2-score2=Bye

RD2-team3=Finlay
RD2-team4=Bobby Lashley
RD2-score3=13:30
RD2-score4=Pin

RD3-team1=Booker T
RD3-team2=Bobby Lashley
RD3-score1=Pin
RD3-score2=9:15

* All wrestlers involved in the tournament were from SmackDown!.

2008

The tournament took place April 21st on "Raw" from the BI-LO Center in Greenville, South Carolina. The tournament brackets were: [cite web|url=http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/archive/04212008/articles/kingofthering2008brackets/|accessdate=2008-05-01|title=King of the Ring 2008 Bracket|publisher=WWE|date=2008-04-21] [cite web|url=http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/archive/04212008/articles/reignofregalbegins|accessdate=2008-05-01|title=The Reign of Regal Begins|last=DiFino|first=Lennie|publisher=WWE|date=2008-04-21] 8TeamBracket | team-width=12em | RD1=Quarterfinals | RD2=Semifinals | RD3=Final

RD1-seed1= RAW
RD1-team1=Chris Jericho
RD1-score1=Sub
RD1-seed2= SD
RD1-team2=Montel Vontavious Porter
RD1-score2=5:05

RD1-seed3= ECW
RD1-team3=CM Punk
RD1-score3=Pin
RD1-seed4= SD
RD1-team4=Matt Hardy
RD1-score4=3:45

RD1-seed5= SD
RD1-team5=The Great Khali
RD1-score5=1:59
RD1-seed6= SD
RD1-team6=Finlay
RD1-score6=DQ

RD1-seed7= RAW
RD1-team7=William Regal
RD1-score7=Sub
RD1-seed8= SD
RD1-team8=Hornswoggle
RD1-score8=0:19

RD2-team1= Chris Jericho
RD2-score1=6:21
RD2-team2=CM Punk
RD2-score2=Pin

RD2-team3=Finlay
RD2-score3=3:37
RD2-team4=William Regal
RD2-score4=KO

RD3-team1=CM Punk
RD3-score1=4:07
RD3-team2=William Regal
RD3-score2=Sub

References

External links

* [http://www.wrestlingattitude.com/kotr.html WWF King of the Ring History]


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