WWE announced today the official bracketing for the 2019 King of the Ring Tournament.
The tournament, which begins this Monday on RAW from St. Paul, Minnesota, will feature 16 WWE Superstars (8 from RAW, 8 from Smackdown Live) in a single elimination tournament. The winner will be the King of the Ring.
The first round will take place on this week’s episodes of RAW and Smackdown Live. The second round will take place on the 8/26 and 8/27 episodes of RAW and Smackdown Live. As announced on Wednesday, the semi-finals will take place at the two tapings at Madison Square Garden and the King of the Ring finals will take place at WWE Clash of Champions.
Here are the matches for the first round of the tournament:
Cesaro vs. Samoa Joe
Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre
Cedric Alexander vs. Sami Zayn
The Miz vs. Baron Corbin
Kevin Owens vs. Elias
Ali vs. Buddy Murphy
Chad Gable vs. Shelton Benjamin
Apollo Crews vs. Andrade