2019 King of the Ring

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:

RAW

Cesaro vs. Samoa Joe

Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre

Cedric Alexander vs. Sami Zayn

The Miz vs. Baron Corbin

Smackdown Live

Kevin Owens vs. Elias

Ali vs. Buddy Murphy

Chad Gable vs. Shelton Benjamin

Apollo Crews vs. Andrade