The King of the Ring tournament was once one of the most anticipated pay-per-view events on the WWE calendar, but over time, the event slowly dwindled into obscurity. Here in 2019, the tournament has made its triumphant return as some of the top superstars from both Raw and SmackDown Live have been vying to become the first King of the Ring winner in four years. The tournament began with 16 competitors, and after some of the most exciting matches we’ve seen from the company all year, we’re down to the final two.
The last iteration of King of the Ring in 2015 was held over two nights with quarterfinal matches on Raw and both the semifinals and finals aired as a WWE Network special. It was largely unspectacular, as were the prior versions in 2010 and 2008, which each only aired over a single night of Raw. The 2006 edition of King of the Ring was also TV-only, but it extended over numerous episodes.
Below you can take a look at the results of the matches that have already been completed on television as we inch closer towards crowning the newest King of the Ring tournament victor. Be sure to keep it here on this page for the latest match results and updates regarding the 2019 King of the Ring tournament.
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2019 King of the Ring matches, schedule
First round — Raw — Monday, Aug. 19
Samoa Joe def. Cesaro via submission
Cedric Alexander def. Sami Zayn via pinfall
First round — SmackDown — Tuesday, Aug. 20
Elias def. Kevin Owens via pinfall
Andrade def. Apollo Crews via pinfall
First round — Raw — Monday, Aug. 26
Ricochet def. Drew McIntyre via pinfall
Baron Corbin def. The Miz via pinfall
First round — SmackDown — Tuesday, Aug. 27
Ali def. Buddy Murphy via pinfall
Chad Gable def. Shelton Benjamin via pinfall
Quarterfinals — Raw — Monday, Sept. 2
Samoa Joe vs. Ricochet ended in a no contest
Baron Corbin def. Cedric Alexander via pinfall
Quarterfinals — SmackDown — Tuesday, Sept. 3
Elias def. Ali via pinfall
Chad Gable def. Andrade via pinfall
Semifinals — Raw — Monday, Sept. 9
Baron Corbin def. Samoa Joe (via pinfall) and Ricochet
Semifinals — SmackDown — Tuesday, Sept. 10
Chad Gable def. Shane McMahon (Elias injured) via submission
Finals — Raw — Monday, Sept. 16
Baron Corbin vs. Chad Gable