King of the Ring Tournament 2010 Edition
If you guessed Don Muraco, Harley Race, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ted Dibiase, Bret Hart and Tito Santana, consider yourself an expert in WWE trivia. Those guys are true legends of the sport, and many of the other names to win the tournament have gone on to big things in their careers. Another name is Triple H, who will be in the Hall of Fame in the future. The tournament has basically launched careers. The King of the Ring has been held since 1985, but took years off in 1900 and 1992, as well as 2003, 2004, 2005 and just last year in 2009. As of right now, the current reigning King of the Ring is William Regal who won the 2008 edition in Greenville, South Carolina.
That brings us to the 2010 King of the Ring, which will be held on Monday's episode of Raw in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center. Four superstars qualified from Raw and four qualified from Smackdown to give the following eight tournament competitors:
RAW: Sheamus, John Morrison, Daniel Bryan and Ezekiel Jackson
Smackdown: Alberto Del Rio, Dashing Cody Rhodes, Kofi Kingston and Drew McIntyre
Scanning the list, there's a total four heels and four faces between the eight names. Michael Cole keeps touting Ezekiel Jackson as his favorite. When you look at the list of former winners, most of the guys were heels, making you think it's likely one will win this tournament. You might easily rule out Bryan, Kingston and Rhodes to win the tournament at this point.
However, I'll go with John Morrison to win it, even if he's a face. Let's shake things up and get his push going. He's got the recent push and may end up besting Sheamus in the finals. Morrison also seems headed towards a reunited storyline with Melina, which would give her "queen" status. This would also bring Morrison closer to the major title picture, and coincidentally his former tag partner, The Miz, holds the WWE Title. With Cena involved in a different story, and Orton hurting, Miz may enter a new feud with Morrison.
Of course if we want to cover our bets, we'd take Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio as favorites too. Both seem like the type of heels who woul do the crown justice by rubbing it in everyone's faces en route to a title shot.
Who do you expect to win the 2010 King of the Ring Tournament on Monday's Raw?