Since 1985, WWE's King of the Ring tournament has been one of the most elite and prestigious competitions ever held in wrestling. From notable names such as Harley Race to Triple H to Stone Cold Steve Austin, the tournament would almost always guarantee the winner would become a future legend or a top name in the business.
It was held as an annual event from its inception in 1985 to 2002, where it even received its own pay-per-view for close to a decade. It was brought back every two years starting in 2006 but hasn't been revived since 2010 for some strange reason.
It was exactly two years ago today that Sheamus was crowned the newest king of the WWE after defeating seven of WWE's most promising stars on an edition of Monday Night Raw. Although his King Sheamus gimmick failed shortly thereafter, he would go on to become one of the longest-reigning World Heavyweight Champions in WWE history.
I find it both incredibly appalling and disappointing that the tournament has yet to be brought back, as it could easily make a three-hour edition of Raw worth watching again. If it was to be revived in the foreseeable future, I'd hope to see one of these eight rising stars claim the royal throne.