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WWE eliminating fans with King of the Ring tournament

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WWE made the epic decision to bring back the King of the Ring tournament this year and have the final exclusive the to the WWE Network. 

The King of the Ring tournament began on Monday Night Raw with the opening matches, which were quarter finals. This them left Sheamus, R-Truth, Neville and Bad News Barrett to battle it out in last night's Semi-finals before the final, which saw a rematch from the Extreme Rules kick off show as Neville and Barrett collided and the Preston-born wrestler came out on top. 

For once it was some good news for the deliver of all things bad, as he lifted the sceptre and donned the cape to show that he was the 2015 winner. 

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Barrett will now hopefully be given the push of his career after dropping the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania in the epic ladder match, and since his rematch for the title was dropped from Sunday's card because of Daniel Bryan's ongoing medical problems. 

After allowing the month of April and Extreme Rules to be streamed for free, it makes sense that WWE are now trying to ensure they keep all of their new subscribers by bringing in exclusive Network products.

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That being said, the King of the Ring tournament lasted just two days and only involved eight superstars. WWE could have played this a lot better and used the fact that there is such a small amount of time between Extreme Rules and Payback and held the final at the Payback pay-per-view. 

Neville and Bad News Barrett had perhaps the match of the night at Extreme Rules and it would had made sense for WWE to allow them a rematch on the following pay-per-view with the King of the Ring title on the line. 

Although WWE want people to subscribe to the Network, sadly they are eliminating fans by only putting these matches onto their branded site. 

It also means that people who didn't get to watch it when it was live will now only be able to see pictures from the event on Thursday's Smackdown and won't fully be able to be invested in rivalries that could have been created in the tournament. 

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