• Major Update On Plan For The King Of The Ring & Queen Of The Ring Tournaments
As we have reported before, WWE is planning to do the King Of The Ring tournament and for the 1st time ever, a Queen Of The Ring tournament this year.
According to the Mat Men Pro Wrestling podcast, current plan is to hold the tournament matches on RAW & SmackDown, and the finals of both these tournaments will be held at WWE’s next Saudi Arabia PPV.
WWE’s next Saudi Arabia PPV will most likely be Crown Jewel 2021 (since we didn’t get it last year, and the name of the PPV matches the theme of the tournaments), and it is rumored to take place on October 21, 2021.
No word yet on when these tournaments are scheduled to begin, but we’ll keep you updated.
The last King Of The Ring tournament took place in 2019, and it was won by Baron Corbin. Corbin’s “King Corbin” gimmick lasted for 2 years and ended recently, with Shinsuke Nakamura beating him for his crown and becoming “King Nakamura”.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 13, 2000) – WCW New Blood Rising 2000
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 13, 2000, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW New Blood Rising’ LIVE on PPV from the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The PPV was named after Vince Russo’s Heel stable ‘The New Blood’, but at this point in time, especially after Hulk Hogan left a month earlier, the event only drew 6,614 people into the arena.
Here are the results:
Ladder match: 3 Count defeated The Jung Dragons
Ernest Miller defeated The Great Muta
Judy Bagwell on a Forklift: Buff Bagwell defeated Kanyon
WCW World Tag Team Championshi: KroniK (c) defeated The Perfect Event, Sean O’Haire & Mark Jindrak and The Misfits In Action
Strap match: Billy Kidman defeated Shane Douglas
Mud Rip off the Clothes: Major Gunns defeated Ms. Hancock
Sting defeated The Demon
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship – Canadian Rules: Lance Storm (c) defeated Mike Awesome
WCW World Tag Team Championship: Vampiro & The Great Muta defeated KroniK (c)
Triple Threat: Kevin Nash defeated Goldberg and Scott Steiner
WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Booker T (c) defeated Jeff Jarrett