Bodach here, it’s been two years since we’ve seen a King of the Ring event. Some winners have gone on to become champions while others have faded into obscurity. How will this years King of the Ring shape up? Let’s take a look.
Sheamus – King of the Ring is a great way to propel an up and coming wrestler into a mid-card or main event position. Sheamus is already there. He is a former WWE Champion and it’s only a matter of time before he becomes one again. In short, while Sheamus has all the skills needed to win this event, my prediction is he is going to end up a jobber this time around. Sorry Sheamus, 1/10 chance to win.
Ezekiel Jackson – Ezekiel Jackson hasn’t shown us much except squash matches and power moves since coming back from his injury. While not much on the mic, Ezekiel’s size and power are just the thing WWE loves to push anyway. His match tomorrow is against Cody Rhodes, sure to be another squash match. After that, we’re going to have to see more than a few power moves if Big Zeke is going to win (I’d love to see him fight Sheamus). Ezekiel is just the kind of wrestler the King of the Ring has pushed in the past, but unless we see more variety in the ring Big Zeke isn’t going to go far. Odds to win, 6/10.
Daniel Bryan – Possibly the most over man in the WWE, Daniel Bryan already has a championship and is doing a fantastic job where he’s at right now. The only reason for him to win this event is to push him to the main event and I just don’t see that happening right now. I expect him to receive an injury or some outside interference to justify his loss, maybe even start a storyline for him. We love to see him wrestle, but I don’t believe today is his day, 3/10.
John Morrison – Morrison has been getting a huge push and after his big win against Sheamus at Survivor Series, this tournament could be just the thing to solidify him in the spotlight. He’s over with the crowd, talented in the ring, and my choice for the King of the Ring Champion. 8/10.
Kofi Kingston – Once considered the most exciting wrestler in the WWE, he’s become as bland as those crackers you have to eat when your sick. Make no mistake, Kofi’s career is sick, and not in the good way. If you look closely he’s still making mistakes in the ring and dooming himself to the life of a mid-card. I’m sorry to say it, but Kofi your a filler and will be out the first round. Chance 1/10.
Alberto Del Rio – If there was a big threat to Morrison stealing the throne it’s this guy. Alberto is a spectacular heel and winning the King of the Ring would make him a credible threat in the WWE, which he is, even if it isn’t established yet. The biggest reason I don’t think Alberto is winning this one is the feud with Mysterio doesn’t seem to be over, still. It’s becoming like that in-law every PPV that keeps staying past their welcome… I’d be disappointed if he is eliminated the first round but I don’t see him winning, 5/10.
Drew McIntyre – We haven’t seen much out of this guy besides a Tag Team Championship, which is the WWE equivalent of a “At Least Your Trying” trophy. The WWE just fired his wife, Tiffany, and if they gave him this title this soon afterward I’d probably go into shock. It’s not that he’s untalented, but “The Chosen One” isn’t chosen anymore, 1/10.
Cody Rhodes – The King of the Ring title would do a lot for Cody Rhodes, to bad he has no chance in hell of winning it. His cheesy “dashing” gimmick is to develop his personality not to establish him as a threat. I’m not even sure Big Zeke is going to give him a chance to check his face in the mirror. Keep throwing your tantrums Cody, until your ready for a real push. 0/10.
Jackson crushes Cody
Del Rio takes Kingston
Morrison overcomes Sheamus
Bryan schools McIntyre
Del Rio steals the win from Jackson interference from Cody
Morrison pins Bryan – Show Stealing Match Alert!
Morrison gets Del Rio with interference from Mysterio
Although I expect to see a lot of outside interference, if Jackson, Morrison, or Del Rio don’t win, I’d be very surprised.
What are your predictions?