BR KOTR Qualifiers and First Round Draw

David ForrestContributor IJuly 26, 2010

Monday Afternoon is here, and you know what that means don't you? It's time for the Bleacher Report King of the Ring draw! The premise of the draw is this: There are 8 seeded superstars who will be given a bye through to the first round. The other 16 superstars are divided into 2 tiers. These are the groupings:

Tier 1 (Seeded Superstars):
Jack Swagger
The Miz
Matt Hardy
Drew McIntyre
Vladimir Kozlov
Chris Masters

Tier 2:
Ezekiel Jackson
Wade Barrett
Cody Rhodes
Ted DeBiase
Mark Henry
The Great Khali
Dolph Ziggler

Tier 3:
Alberto Del Rio
Evan Bourne
Santino Marella
John Morrison
Kofi Kingston
Shad Gaspard
David Hart Smith
Yoshi Tatsu

Each match will see one Tier 2 Superstar drawn against one Tier 3 superstar. The order in which the matches are drawn will also determine their first round opponent, as the seeded superstars have all been bracketed beforehand.

So, without further delay, I would like to unveil the draw for you:

Qualifying Round:
MVP vs. Shad Gaspard
Dolph Ziggler vs. Evan Bourne
Ted DeBiase vs. John Morrison
Ezekiel Jackson vs. David Hart Smith
The Great Khali vs. Kofi Kingston
Mark Henry vs. Yoshi Tatsu
Wade Barrett vs. Santino Marella
Cody Rhodes vs. Alberto Del Rio

First Round:
Jack Swagger vs. MVP/Shad Gaspard
Matt Hardy vs. Dolph Ziggler/Evan Bourne
Christian vs. Ted Debiase/John Morrison
Vladimir Kozlov vs. Ezekiel Jackson/David Hart Smith
Drew McIntyre vs. The Great Khali/Kofi Kingston
The Miz vs. Mark Henry/Yoshi Tatsu
Chris Masters vs. Wade Barrett/Santino Marella
Sheamus vs. Cody Rhodes/Alberto Del Rio

The first 2 matches for voting: MVP vs. Shad Gaspard and Dolph Ziggler vs. Evan Bourne will be posted on Wednesday. But, until then, use the comments board to ask any questions about the draw, comment on the draw and predict your winners (for each round or overall!).