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King of the Ring tournament to return to WWE this week

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Extreme Rules gave us a fair share of shocks throughout the early stages of the show and some moments we will remember for a long time.

The New Day captured the Tag Team titles after using some underhanded tricks to overcome the now former champions Tyson Kidd and Cesaro.

Dean Ambrose and Luke Harper took a Chicago street fight to the streets of Chicago - literally! as they drove out of the arena and returned about 30 minutes later.

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John Cena retained his United States Championship after defeating Rusev in the first ever televised Russian Chain Match.

But one big announcement was made during the show and it is one that will please fans of the WWE who were there back in the early 2000's.

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It has been a foundation of the WWE since the attitude era and now it appears that the company have decided to bring back the King of the Ring tournament.

Confirmed to be returning this week, the finals of the tournament will take place on Tuesday night live on the WWE Network.

The details are fairly limited following the announcement but the general expectation is that the tournament will start on Monday night on RAW and conclude as a Network exclusive on Tuesday.

Who will be crowned?

It is currently unclear who will even be competing in the tournament but it could be a platform for the WWE to push some of their struggling or rising superstars.

Neville made his PPV debut at Extreme Rules tonight defeating Bad News Barrett on the pre-show and could be set for a King of the Ring trophy?

Perhaps even some of the more struggling superstars could be set to take part in the tournament such as Bo Dallas, Fandango or Stardust?

Great memories

The King of the Ring will forever be engrained in the history of the WWE as the event and the tournament which has given birth to several of the most memorable moments in WWE history.

Back in 1996 Stone Cold Steve Austin won the tournament and in his victory interview first coined the phrase Austin 3:16.

In 2001 Kurt Angle wrestled three matches including that famous street fight against Shane McMahon which contained images which are still used by the company today.

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