2019 WWE King of the Ring bracket, tournament matches, results, schedule, dates, winners
The recent non-pay-per-view iterations of King of the Ring have been largely unspectacular
While it was once heralded as one of the company's top pay-per-view events every year, King of the Ring has been largely ignored by WWE over the last dozen years. Well, that's changed now that the King of the Ring tournament made its illustrious return beginning on the Aug. 19 edition of Raw.
The once-annual event that helped make the careers of such superstars as Bret Hart, Owen Hart, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Triple H and Kurt Angle -- among others -- is being contested for the first time since 2015 and just the second time this decade. After ending the annual tournament in 2002, WWE has held it just four times over the last 16 years.
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.
With the 2019 King of the Ring underway, action will continue each week on Raw and SmackDown, presumably leading into Clash of Champions where the final match is expected to take place. WWE has not made that booking official just yet, but with the company only holding two matches on each TV show, it would certainly play out that way. The semifinals will be contested on the Sept. 9 and 10 editions of Raw and SmackDown as WWE makes its return to Madison Square Garden for television for the first time in nearly a decade.
Below you can take a look at the matchups set to take place as well as the results of the ones that have already been completed on television. Be sure to keep it here on this page for the latest match results and updates regarding the 2019 King of the Ring tournament.
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 vs. Drew McIntyre
The Miz vs. Baron Corbin
First round -- SmackDown -- Tuesday, Aug. 27
Ali vs. Buddy Murphy
Chad Gable vs. Shelton Benjamin
Quarterfinals -- Raw -- Monday, Sept. 2
Samoa Joe vs. Ricochet/Drew McIntyre winner
Cedric Alexander vs. The Miz/Baron Corbin winner
Quarterfinals -- SmackDown -- Tuesday, Sept. 3
Elias vs. Ali/Buddy Murphy winner
Andrade vs. Chad Gable/Shelton Benjamin winner
Semifinals -- Raw -- Monday, Sept. 9
Raw semifinalist 1 vs. Raw semifinalist 2
Semifinals -- SmackDown -- Tuesday, Sept. 10
SmackDown semifinalist 1 vs. SmackDown semifinalist 2
Finals -- Clash of Champions -- Sunday, Sept. 15
Raw finalist vs. SmackDown finalist
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