Monday, August 12, 2019

All 16 Competitors For The King Of The Ring Revealed, Elias Wins 24/7 Title

16 Competitors For The King Of The Ring  Revealed, Elias Wins 24/7 Title
- Tonight's post-SummerSlam edition of WWE RAW ended with Elias as the WWE 24/7 Champion.

The first title change saw The Revival's Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder pin R-Truth for the title, becoming the first dual-champion to hold the title. Their reign lasted for less than a minute as Kalisto took out The Revival, allowing Carmella to help Truth get the pin to regain the title. Truth and Carmella then returned to the backstage area but Elias was waiting with a guitar. Elias smashed the guitar over Truth's back and then covered for the title.

Elias is now a three-time WWE 24/7 Champion (history and list of champions here). The Revival are now one-time 24/7 Champions and Truth became a twelve-time champion when he won the title back from them.

- As noted, the WWE King of the Ring tournament will return on next Monday's RAW episode from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. It was indicated on RAW that the sixteen-man tournament will begin next Monday and continue over the next few weeks.

The tournament will see Baron Corbin make his return to action after being away since the July 15 RAW. The following participants have been confirmed for the KOTR 2019 tournament:

RAW: Baron Corbin, Cesaro, Cedric Alexander, Drew McIntyre, Ricochet, Sami Zayn, Samoa Joe, The Miz

SmackDown: Ali, Andrade, Apollo Crews, Buddy Murphy, Chad Gable, WWE 24/7 Champion Elias, Kevin Owens, Shelton Benjamin

There's no word yet on full details of the tournament, but we will keep you updated. The last KOTR tournament took place on April 28, 2015, and was won by Bad News Barrett.