With a new entry into WWE.com’s “Bring It Back” series, the article makes a case for the return of the King of the Ring as a pay-per-view event instead of just a part of RAW or SmackDown on television.
Vince McMahon and the creative team behind the scenes should take this idea from their very own Web site and just like the article says bring it back to the WWE.
"Although the King of the Ring tournament has been contested several times since 2002 on both RAW and SmackDown, making it the focus of a high-profile pay-per-view gave it a divine energy. By winning this contest of extreme intestinal fortitude at such a large scale event, a Superstar instantly set himself apart from the pack. Although, it did not give the winner a championship title straightaway, it laid the ground work for greatness, propelling him to a level of competition where the WWE Title would surely be decided."
Following the 2002 event when former WWE superstar Brock Lesnar won the tournament, the King of the Ring fell off the WWE’s yearly pay-per-view schedule in favor of new events before returning on television in 2006, 2008 and 2010.
Instead of being a television special, the King of the Ring should return as the fifth major pay-per-view of the year along with WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam and the Survivor Series during a calendar year.
In addition to being named King of the Ring, the winner of the tournament should be named No. 1 contender for their brand’s championship so you can tie together KOTR to SummerSlam like the Royal Rumble has been together with WrestleMania over the years.
While the Money in the Bank pay-per-view has taken place in July the past two years, the WWE can move that good event back to June for KOTR and fold some of the other gimmick PPVs during the spring like Capital Punishment, Over the Limit or Fatal 4-Way.
So Bleachers, would you rather like to see the King of the Ring make a return as a pay-per-view or just remain as an every once in a while event on RAW or SmackDown?
Chris Humphrey is a featured columnist for BleacherReport.com. He has covered everything from college football, college basketball, UFC, NFL, NBA and the WWE in his short time writing for the Web site. You can become a fan of him on B/R and follow him on Twitter @_CBH_.
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