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:
The Great Khali
Alberto Del Rio
David Hart Smith
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!