The WWE King of the Ring Tournament got underway this past week with eight qualifying matches to determine who will be crowned the next King in a special, three-hour edition of Monday Night RAW.
It has been two years since the last King, William Regal, took the throne during a big edition of the cable television show.
Regal’s victory was easily one of the most underwhelming in the history of the tournament, likely because very little came of it.
After all, fans had become tempered to the idea that winning the King of the Ring Tournament would set your career soaring. It worked out for nearly every winner of the prestigious gauntlet, with no less than seven previous winners taking home World Championship gold later on in their careers.
So how will these eight competitors fare if they were to win the big one? Who do they most resemble and who will they turn out to soar (or fall) like? Let's take a look.