Reports are stating that WWE is bringing back the much-loved King of the Ring tournament during the three-hour Raw on Nov. 29. This is just eight days after the Survivor Series PPV.
The last time the tournament was held back in 2008 William Regal went on to be crowned the winner, only to subsequently violate the Wellness Policy.
Personally, I am delighted that they are bringing back the King of the Ring. My only disappointment is that it is on a three-hour Raw episode rather than PPV.
My concern is that the night itself will not be 100 percent devoted to the tournament, meaning that some of the matches will be very short. The main-event stars should not be in the tournament and time will be given to them during Raw.
Previously, the King of the Ring was actually considered the fifth-most important PPV of the year behind the big four: Wrestlemania, Summerslam, Royal Rumble and Survivor Series.
I have made my feelings known about the current WWE PPV scheduling in a previous article (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/498783-wwe-does-iwc-spoil-viewing-need-for-off-season-ppv-shake-up)
I would imagine that they will start the competition at the Quarter-Final stage on the night itself, giving 8 WWE superstars the opportunity to become the 2010 King of the Ring.
This would mean seven matches in total during the three hours devoted to the tournament. Though I would expect at least one double count-out to occur giving one superstar a bye through to the final.
Given the depth of the current roster they should definitely feature 4 qualifying matches each on Raw & Smackdown the week before to properly promote this event.
I’d personally have the qualifying matches start a fortnight before the event itself, but know that the WWE like to rush these qualifiers through in one evening.
Added to the fact that there is only week between the Survivor Series and King of the Ring, it makes sense that we'll only get one week of qualifiers.