Over the last few years, the King Of The Ring tournament has gone from being a mainstay of the WWE calendar to a sporadic event.
However, it seems certain superstars are starting to tout the return of the show to the wrestling calendar.
Speaking on The Bump, Baron Corbin discussed the importance of the King Of The Ring having won the tournament the last time it took place in 2019, mentioning the likes of Xavier Woods and Shinsuke Nakamura chasing the crown.
I think everyone has had their eye on it, just like they do with a Championship title. They want an opportunity, a chance, and they want to earn it. That’s what the crown does to people. Then you have people who are cowards like Shinsuke who want to steal it. At least Xavier Woods wants to earn an opportunity to wear the crown. It’s important to him and his career. I’m happy to make it a disappointment and a regret in his long career, that he came up short in something he really wanted. A tournament is what’s necessary to wear the crown. If you want a shot, talk to somebody, cry to people, and get it set up. Xavier Woods, I would love to face him in the tournament. His dream will be cut short, but I’m happy to do it and defend it in the right circumstances.
Whilst clearly talking with his character in mind, Corbin’s comments on the tournament haven’t gone unnoticed.
WWE executive Adam Pearce tweeted a response to Corbin, noting that we should stay tuned.
Before 2019, the last time the King Of The Ring took place was 2015, when now commentator ‘Bad News’ Wade Barrett defeated fellow countryman Adrian ‘Pac’ Neville in the final.
All this certainly hints strongly at WWE including the event in its 2021 schedule.
With thanks to Fightful for the quote.