This is the second part of my preview for the Bleacher Report King of The Ring.
If you want to see the first part, with previews of the other 12 superstars, including the eight seeded superstars with byes through to the second round, the link is:
Ezekiel Jackson is an underrated quality, brutal and methodical.
He is the embodiment of the unstoppable force AND the immovable object, but he's still not getting much airtime, and the fans don't seem to rate him. I can't really predict where he'll come from.
Although I don't think he's a strong favorite, I think if he gets some momentum around himself, he could get a good run out of it.
As mentioned before, my main concern with Ted DiBiase is his rivalry with Cody Rhodes.
I can't wait to see who goes furthest, because it'll finally put an end to the "who did best?" debates.
That said, I think DiBiase is a dark horse who will go far. There is a good amount of fan support for him on here, and i think it could take him far.
The guy is in the same boat as Khali, Kozlov and Jackson. He's the World's Strongest Man, but he's still not achieving the success he should be.
Perhaps the time has come for a Monster Heel to rise above the rest of WWE and start dominating the company?
We've seen Swagger become the biggest heel on Smackdown. We're seeing the beginnings of the Miz's rise to main event status, but where is Ziggler?
Ziggler wants to shock the world. Ziggler will make you notice him. Ziggler will stop at nothing to be the Champion. But can he make it? Or is it all hot air?
Everyone's a sucker for a good old fashioned Rocky story.
You know, small-time player is given the road to the championship and must train hard, persevere and overcome every obstacle in their way to get to the championship fight before winning a grueling fight and being crowned champion of the world?
Well, Santino's taken it a bit too literally. We've had vignettes of him and his new valet "Adrian" (really Beth Phoenix in glasses), of him training (and, especially, drinking eggs) and of him being all moody and emotional, hamming it up to the max.
I'm sure if we were to see Santino to go far, it would only get worse.
Alberto Del Rio has had less than three matches in the WWE, so why is he being offered a spot in this tournament?
Well, that's kind of the point.
Del Rio is an unknown quality, a wild card. No-one knows what to expect from him, will he be squashed or will he dominate?
Del Rio is the epitome of "dark horse." Unknown, but could go quite far. This is the perfect way for Del Rio to make a name for himself quickly in WWE.
Could he be Eddie Guerrero at Wrestlemania XX or Hector Guerrero at Survivor Series 1990?
Yoshi Tatsu, the one person proving that WWE Superstars are allowed brand-exclusive talent as much as the other shows.
Bit harsh I know, the guy clearly loves to be in the WWE and you can see it on his face that he's genuinely enjoying himself.
But he's not exactly been dealt the best hand, has he? He's forever stuck in mid-card, without much prospect for main event matches.
This tournament could be the stepping stone Tatsu needs to get more of his WWE experience.
If you think he's enjoying it now, imagine the grin on his face when he becomes an official megastar!
"Shad Gaspard? What the hell is he doing in this?" you're thinking. Well, since the dissolution of Cryme Tyme, Shad Gaspard has slowly but surely started to become the most dominant black man in WWE in over the decade.
Forget Rodney Mack or Bobby Lashley, Shad is Ahmed Johnson incarnate.
This tournament will see him become the true powerhouse he really is. This guy will become the un-phaseable brick wall tour-de-force he deserves to be.
As part of the Hart Dynasty, David Hart Smith has become one of the most dominant tag team wrestlers in the WWE.
However, there's still the prospect for Hart Smith in singles wrestling. With this tournament, David has the opportunity to realize the one goal he truly wants to achieve: to win the WWE Championship which forever eluded his father, the British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith.
Combining the technical submission of Bret, the high-flying action of the Blue Blazer Owen, and the brawling style of his father and Jim Neidhart, David Hart Smith has the full package of skills needed to emulate his uncle Bret and his entire family's enormous title successes.
Evan Bourne has been creeping himself into the main event picture thanks to his involvement with Edge and Randy Orton and his performances in the Money In The Bank matches, but he's still got a bit to go.
Bourne has a good chance of winning this, in my book. But I don't think it'll be a breeze for him, by any stretch of the imagination.
John Morrison is like the wrestling equivalent of Liverpool Football Club.
Clearly a big name, but not really that successful these days (well, in the league anyway). Every time there's a crunch time, they underperform and they just don't grab the chances they get given.
That said, the fan rating of Morrison is mental, I'm shocked at the amount of comments the guy's had from you bleachers.
I think he'll go far, thanks to all the JoMoheads voting him through. Although I'd prefer to have someone else winning, I can see the guy taking it.
As the Intercontinental champion, Kofi has proven himself as a top-quality superstar who is more than over with the fans.
However, what would Kofi be like under the pressures of World gold on the line? No one knows, but we will soon find out in this tournament!