• WWE Considering Bringing Back Famous 1990s Pay-Per-View
When Old School WWF/WWE promoter Vince McMahon retired from all his positions within the company earlier this year, his son-in-law Triple H took over the creative department of WWE and has made quite a few changes already, including bringing back several big names, such as Braun Strowman, Karrion Kross & Bray Wyatt.
According to the Wrestling Observer, there are currently discussions going on about bringing back the famous King of the Ring tournament on pay-per-view:
“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.
King of the Ring was dropped as a PPV by Vince McMahon due to drawing weak numbers back in 2002. Today, with no need to have PPVs draw as separate buys, things like not putting on shows that didn’t draw, or having to do the shows in prime time since most of the money comes from the U.S., but now the money is guaranteed by Peacock, changes the dynamic of having the consistent 8 p.m. Eastern time start.”
The King of the Ring tournament used to be held on untelevised house shows at first (1985-1989 & 1991), but later became famous world wide when the WWF established it as one of their ‘Big 5’ PPVs in 1993.
It ran as an annual pay-per-view until 2002 and was brought back several times since on regular television.
Here are all past King of the Ring winners:
1985 – Don Muraco
1986 – Harley Race
1987 – Randy Savage
1988 – Ted DiBiase
1989 – Tito Santana
1991 – Bret Hart
1993 – Bret Hart
1994 – Owen Hart
1995 – Mabel
1996 – Stone Cold Steve Austin
1997 – Hunter Hearst Helmsley
1998 – Ken Shamrock
1999 – Billy Gunn
2000 – Kurt Angle
2001 – Edge
2002 – Brock Lesnar
2006 – Booker T
2008 – William Regal
2010 – Sheamus
2015 – Bad News Barrett
2019 – Baron Corbin
2021 – Xavier Woods
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• Old School WWF Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 79th birthday of Old School WWF Veteran Bad News Brown (Real name: Allen Coage).
Known in other territories as Bad News Allen, the former olympic bronze medal winner (Judo) joined the World Wrestling Federation in early 1988 and stayed with the promotion till he left shortly before the Survivor Series 1990 PPV.
Bad News Brown’s replacement in ‘The Million Dollar Team’ for their classic Survivor Series elimination match, was none other than The Undertaker, who had his debut that night, replacing Bad News Brown, who had left a few weeks earlier.
Who knows how different things would have been, had Bad News not left the promotion at that point?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & REST IN PEACE
October 22, 1943 – † March 6, 2007