WWE are bringing back the 'King of the Ring' tournament after a four-year absence

King Of The Ring

With SummerSlam now firmly in the history books, attentions will turn to Clash of Champions next month, where every WWE title holder is supposed to put their belt on the line.

Previously a WCW event, it returned under the WWE banner in 2016 and 2017, and it wasn't seen last year - but it's back for 2019.

The card may not be just restricted to title matches though - as we may crown a new 'King' at the event in Charlotte, North Carolina.

That's right, it was announced during Monday Night Raw that the prestigious King of the Ring tournament is returning to WWE programming, and it's starting next week on Raw.

The term 'prestigious' can probably be used only loosely in recent terms - after all, what did WWE do with the last winner in 2015, King Barrett? Absolutely nothing.

But the last time it was done it wasn't done very well at all, but the 2019 re-boot will see a very talented line-up go at it.

Raw's eight stars include Drew McIntyre and Cedric Alexander, whom had a show-stealing match in Toronto last night.

Drew McIntyre is one of the eight Raw stars who has been selected for King of the Ring

They will be joined by Sami Zayn, Samoa Joe, The Miz, Ricochet, Cesaro and a returning Baron Corbin, who hasn't been seen since Extreme Rules.

SmackDown's eight selections are all pretty talented as well, with the biggest names being Kevin Owens and Elias.

The rest of their stars will be Ali, Andrade, Buddy Murphy, Shelton Benjamin, Chad Gable and Apollo Crews - a lot of wrestlers that haven't been given chances recently are about to get some.

Meanwhile on the SmackDown side, Kevin Owens headlines their eight selections

Look at some of the previous winners of the tournament - The Rock, Mankind, Triple H, and we all know what it did for Stone Cold Steve Austin.

We could see the next breakout WWE star created from this very tournament, and considering it's set to run over the course of a few weeks, all the stars are going to get the time on shows to show off their true talents.

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