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WWE Announces King Of The Ring Tournament Start Date Following WWE Backlash

One Big Thing

WWE has officially set the start date for the highly anticipated King of the Ring tournament to May 6, immediately following WWE Backlash on May 4.

Key Details

  • The announcement was made during the April 29 episode of WWE Raw, also marking the conclusion of the WWE draft.
  • Four WWE stars, including Gunther, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, and Xavier Woods, have announced their participation in the tournament.
  • Sheamus humorously referred to previous banter with Drew McIntyre, playfully suggesting a new moniker should he win.
  • Isla Dawn has expressed her ambition to win the Queen of the Ring tournament, with official declarations from female wrestlers pending.
  • The tournaments are slated to take place at the Jeddah Super Dome in Saudi Arabia.
  • This year marks the return of the King of the Ring as a standalone event for the first time since 2015.

Why It Matters

The King of the Ring tournament holds a prestigious spot in WWE history, having launched the careers of many wrestling icons. Its revival as an exclusive event since its last standalone presentation in 2015 emphasizes WWE’s commitment to its heritage and the elevation of its athletes. With the inclusion of the Queen of the Ring tournament, WWE continues to showcase its dedication to gender equality in the ring, providing equal platforms for both male and female wrestlers to shine.

Looking Ahead

As the start date approaches, the wrestling community is abuzz with predictions and excitement. The announcement has already sparked speculations among fans and pundits alike, setting the stage for what promises to be a thrilling showdown in Saudi Arabia. The King and Queen of the Ring tournaments not only celebrate WWE’s rich tradition but also pave the way for emerging stars to make their mark in the industry’s landscape.

What are your thoughts on this year’s King and Queen of the Ring tournaments? Who do you think will emerge as the victors? Leave your comments below.

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