The Bleacher Report King of The Ring Is Underway!

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The Bleacher Report King of The Ring Is Underway!

I had the idea for a fantastic post which I hope can light a flame under the bottoms of the Bleacher Report community and get you all involved. Basically, there's a whole bunch of superstars in the WWE at the moment who have the ability to challenge for their respective world titles, but aren't really recognized enough to be considered a mainstay of the WWE.

This tournament aims to rectify it by giving you the chance to vote on a tournament of 24 wrestlers in a Bleacher Report King of the Ring, with it's own storylines, which will aim to crown a unified cross-brand WWE World Heavyweight Championship. I've purposely omitted the John Cenas, Undertakers, Triple Hs and all the other established names already in the WWE. The purpose of this tournament is to see, if Bleacher Report had control over WWE booking policy, who they would make the next WWE star.

Basically, there will be eight qualifiers to trim the crowd down to 16 men, with the winners of each qualifier going on to face a seeded superstar in the first round. Each match will be conducted via a B/R article, with a poll for each match. BR users will be given two days to poll on their preferred winner and use the comment box to discuss how they'd like the match to play out. Then, when polls are closed, I'll publish the finished results complete with match commentary!

So, Bleachers, this is your chance to make a WWE superstar into a legend! In the next day or two, I will be unveiling each superstar's path to the tournament. It's a mixture of monster heels, upcoming faces and interesting wild cards that I'm sure you're going to enjoy!

The 24 Contestants are:

Jack Swagger

The Miz

Matt Hardy

Drew McIntyre

Sheamus

Vladimir Kozlov
Christian

Chris Masters

 

Ezekiel Jackson

MVP

Wade Barrett
Cody Rhodes

Ted DeBiase

Mark Henry
The Great Khali
Dolph Ziggler


Alberto Del Rio
Evan Bourne

Santino Marella
John Morrison
Kofi Kingston
Shad Gaspard

David Hart Smith

Yoshi Tatsu

 

The Timetable is:

23rd July 2010 – Unveiling
26th July 2010 – Qualifying Brackets Drawn

28th July 2010 – Qualifying Matches One and Two
30th July 2010 – Qualifying Matches One and Two Results
31st July 2010 – Qualifying Matches Three and Four
2nd August 2010 – Qualifying Matches Three and Four Reuslts

3rd August 2010 – Qualifying Matches Five and Six
5th August 2010 – Qualifying Matches Five and Six Results

6th August 2010 – Qualifying Matches Seven and Eight

8th August 2010 – Qualifying Matches Seven and Eight Results

 

12th August 2010 – First Round Matches One and Two

14th August 2010 – First Round Matches One and Two Results

15th August 2010 – First Round Matches Three and Four

17th August 2010 – First Round Matches Three and Four Results

18th August 2010 – First Round Matches Five and Six
20th August 2010 – First Round Matches Five and Six Results
21st August 2010 – First Round Matches Seven and Eight

23rd August 2010 – First Round Matches Seven and Eight Results

 

27th August 2010 – Quarterfinals One and Two

29th August 2010 – Quarterfinals One and Two Results

30th August 2010 – Quarterfinals Three and Four

1st September 2010 – Quarterfinals Three and Four Results

 

5th September 2010 – Semifinals One and Two

7th September 2010 – Semifinals One and Two Results


11th September 2010 – Final
13th September 2010 – Final Results

 

Stay tuned for the draw on Monday!

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