WWE announced earlier this week that the King of the Ring tournament would be returning, and today they've revealed the bracket for the tournament including the first round matches.
Following the announcement of the King of the Ring tournament, WWE also revealed which superstars from Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live respectively would be competing in the tournament.
The superstars competing from Raw are The Miz, Ricochet, Cedric Alexander, Samoa Joe, Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, and Cesaro.
The SmackDown superstars competing in the tournament are Kevin Owens, Ali, Apollo Crews, Chad Gable, Elias, Andrade, Buddy Murphy, and Shelton Benjamin.
Today, WWE revealed the bracket for the tournament, as well as the first round matches taking place on Raw and SmackDown over the next few weeks.
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As you can see from the image above, on the Raw side of the bracket in the first round, Cesaro will face Joe, Ricochet will take on McIntyre, Alexander faces Zayn, and The Miz takes on Corbin.
On the SmackDown side of the bracket in the first round, Owens takes on Elias, Ali faces Murphy, Gable will take on Benjamin, and Crews will face Andrade.
As of writing, early odds on SkyBet have McIntyre as the outright favourite at 6/4 to win the 2019 King of the Ring tournament when the final takes place at Clash of Champions on September 15.
Owens is the second favourite to win behind The Scottish Psychopath at 9/2, while Ricochet and Corbin are the joint-third favourite at 6/1.
Overall, the odds lean more in favour of the Raw superstars, so there's a stronger chance that the winner of the 2019 King of the Ring will be a Raw superstar.
At the start of 2019, many WWE fans thought the company would be pushing McIntyre towards one of the main title pictures throughout the year in WWE following his split from Dolph Ziggler.
However, The Scottish Psychopath has never really received an opportunity to chase either the Universal or WWE title since then, but that could be about to change.
Momentum towards a major WWE title will be behind McIntyre if he ends up winning the King of the Ring tournament at Clash of Champions.News Now - Sport News