Since returning to WWE as both the Head of Talent Relations and Head of Creative, Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque has stamped his authority on the product, with one area finding itself going through a number of changes being the premium live event schedule. Thus far, Survivor Series has been revealed to feature two WarGames matches this year, whilst next year’s Day 1 event has reportedly been scrapped.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has now provided an insight into another potential change to WWE’s PLE lineup, as he’s reporting that there are discussions about bringing back the King of the Ring tournament as its own event, with both a men’s and women’s tournament likely to be featured.
“There is talk of bringing back the King of the Ring tournament with a show that would be both King of the Ring and Queen of the Ring.”-WON
WWE’s last outing of King of the Ring came last year, as The New Day’s Xavier Woods was crowned King in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, following the completion of an eight-man tournament. Additionally, WWE also introduced the Queen’s Crown tournament that ran alongside its male counterpart, with the first installment being won by Zelina Vega.
Time will tell as to whether the King of the Ring show makes a return to WWE’s yearly schedule. The concept could certainly do with a higher degree of importance should it continue, and thus an upgrade to premium live event status may be the right decision to make moving forward.