It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 25th of 2021. Today Brian talks about the need for the return of the King of the Ring tournament and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.
Time to Bring Back the King of the Ring Permanently
Okay, I’ll admit that I am a bit biased when it pertains to WWE’s King of the Ring tournament. I used to love the annual event for a couple of reasons. The first being it was a bit unpredictable and anybody could win it. The second and most important was the fact the KOTR winner was usually always pushed up the card. In many instances, the world title picture. Names like Edge, Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle, Bret Hart, Hunter Hearst Hemsley and Stone Cold Steve Austin have all benefitted from winning King of the Ring.
In recent years, the KOTR has lost a bit of luster, as it wasn’t a stand alone pay per view and was spaced out for years. For example, Baron Corbin (the last KOTR winner) won the tourney in 2019. It should be done every single year and be used to elevate mid card talent to upper card status. It shouldn’t be used just to give a wrestler a King gimmick. One of WWE’s biggest problems as of late, has been their lack of main event level stars.
The Money in the Bank ladder match is also a vehicle to catapult a wrestler into the world title picture. It certainly wouldn’t hurt to add another specialized event to build new stars. Not only should there be a King of the Ring, but add Queen of the Ring as well. It is time for WWE to start giving its wrestlers new opportunities to grab that “brass ring” and break the glass ceiling. There are rumors that the KOTR will once again return in later in 2021 or 2022…let’s hope the move forward with those plans and create new opportunities for the entire roster.
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mAn awesome drawing of NXT’s Tommaso Ciampa
19th Century wrestler Constant Lavaux looks a bit like John Cena to me…
Cool comic book drawing of Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart
A random pic of Terry Funk, Kimona Wannalaya and Peter Tork of the Monkees
Tattooing ain’t easy….
A totally Jacked Glenn Jacobs
The New D’oh Order
Somebody is not a Kenny Omega fan…
DDP’s step daughter Lexy Nair
NXT’s Elektra Lopez
Jessica McKay formerly known as Billie Kay
A sad video on the health status of the great Paul Orndorff posted by his son. Orndorff is a cancer survivor who in recent years has developed dementia. All my best to Mr. Wonderful and his friends and family.
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