Bring back the King Of The Ring Tournament?

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Should WWE bring back the King Of The Ring Tournament?

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  2. No

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  1. ThePunisher144

    ThePunisher144 New Member

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    Bring Back The King Of The Ring Tournament?

    Ladies and gentlemen I'm brand new to the forums, so hopefully I can bring some great articles to Wrestlezone. I run a Wrestling Podcast on YouTube, and I saw a couple people on my Twitter mention to me about wanting WWE to bring back the "King Of The Ring" Tournament as a PPV, or as something that could help boost ratings for Raw and SmackDown Live. I wanted to bring this discussion, and get everyone's opinion on the idea that was in my head after reading some of the replies on Twitter.

    What came to my mind was if WWE did bring back the King Of The Ring concept there's only one way that it could help boost the ratings for both Raw and SmackDown Live, and mainly on the Raw side of things. Here we go with my idea. WWE could boost ratings, and also get more eyes on some guys in NXT if they utilize that brand as well. Split the King Of The Ring participants using Raw, Smackdown Live, and NXT. Have the NXt stars come up to the main roster for this tournament. Let Seth Rollins burn it down with guys like Finn Bálor, and many others on Raw. Add AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Rey Mysterio on SD Live, and definitely bring up Ricochet, Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, EC3, Velveteen Dream, and many more to help boost ratings with announcements. Hell you could debut Lars Sullivan using this concept. Have him destroy the King Of The Ring Tournament, and have him win it. Don't even announce if he's on Raw or SmackDown Live. I want to see WWE get out of thus big slump as of late. This is the perfect solution to help ratings. The ratings are at its lowest. Record setting lowest, and why not utilize the NXT brand, and get more eyes on these guys. Alright everyone. Thanks for reading and replying. Thanks for having me on the forums, and I can't wait to see what your opinions and ideas are as well.

    - ThePunisher144
     
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  2. d_henderson1810

    d_henderson1810 Mid-Card Championship Winner

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    I think if they bring back "King-Of-The-Ring", they need to do a couple of things.

    1) Make it a yearly PPV.

    2) Make winning it mean something. The prize I had in mind is that the "King-Of-The-Ring" should earn a guaranteed Universal or WWE Title shot at "Summerslam", like winning the Royal Rumble gives you a Wrestlemania title shot.

    This would make winning more worth it, and create hype both for KOTR and Summerslam.

    3) I would also have a "Queen-Of-The-Ring" tournament, for the women, and hold the final at the KOTR PPV. Have it that the prize for the winner is a guaranteed RAW or SD Women's Title shot at "Summerslam".

    4) Maybe even have a "Knights Of The Ring" tournament, which would be for tag-teams, and the winners get a RAW or SD Tag-Team Title shot at "Summerslam".
     
  3. @smarkmouth

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    If you had posted the article a few years back, I'd be gung-ho for a KOTR return, but in the last few years we've gotten two MYCs, two UK tournaments, the CWC, another cruiserweight tournament, and a World Cup tournament full of Americans. There's probably a Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic around the corner in NXT as well. Personally, I'm a little burnt out on tournaments.

    That being said, I like how they currently distribute tournaments. It's not a yearly "Oh, it's March, time for our yearly tournament" format. Tournaments have happened when it's made sense to do so. While again, the bloom is off the rose in my eyes when it comes to tournaments, I do like that tournaments aren't locked to a specific calendar month.

    Welcome to the forum, Punisher!
     
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  4. Henry Hill

    Henry Hill KAAARRREENNN!!!!!!!

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    Welcome to the forum, Punisher. I Thinks the KOTR can be a good addition to the current PPV schedule, but it has to feel different than the Cruiserweight classic, MYC, and NXT UK Tournaments that we've seen. With that being said, I think that the way to do this is make it a one night tournament with the prize being a championship match at Summerslam as d_henderson mentioned above. The stakes have to matter for it to be successful. I also like the idea of doing a Queen of the Ring tournament as well, perhaps a smaller one because there just aren't as many women on the roster as men. Ultimately the only way any of these things can work is if WWE makes us believe they matter so ideally if WWE did decide to bring back the tournament concept it wouldn't be a one off to give someone the dreaded "King" gimmick as we've seen in recent years.
     
  5. James flagg

    James flagg Dark Match Jobber

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    The idea sounds great. I think it could boost ratings. Would it make sense to have weekly tournament on raw and smackdown and the winner on each brand face off at a pay per view
     
  6. pbancroft32

    pbancroft32 Dark Match Winner

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    if the do kotr again it has to be done how it use to qualifers on raw/smackdown then the rest of the rounds on one PPV the old system worked perfectly so stick to it. The problem is when they have tried to bring it back the last couple of times firstly they have put people in it no one cared about and secondly the whole system they used was terrible.
    I agree the prize needs to be something worth while title match works maybe state they can have a title match of there choosing gives you more chance to build lets say bobby roode wins he could use it for a tag team championship on smackdown just gives them different paths to take surely we are all bored of oh he won his going for that title and will lose

    make it very clear it any title on any show of the winners choosing i know people will shit on that and say why would you not go only for the world title simple its wrestling its not real why would you belive rey mysterio would ever beat big show but its happened
     
  7. CrazyBobBacklund

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    As long as they didn’t keep doing the overused “I’m a king” routine after wearing the crown all the time. If they were more like when Bret Hart won it would work. Definitely a set PPV title shot so it was different to money in the bank when the cash in is random.
    You could play the queen role though if there was a female king of the ring tourney. Just the once though as the gimmick would get as stale, imagine bliss or Charlotte really hyping up that they’re the true queen of wwe.
     

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