The King of The Ring tournament is arguably one of the most prestigious in the history of WWE/WWF. Some of the biggest stars to ever appear in the company have won the KOTR crown, including Stone Cold Steve Austin and Brock Lesnar.
The most recent winner of the King of The Ring is Baron Corbin, who has been going under the name King Corbin since his tournament win back in 2019.
There have not been any public talks on the return of the tournament until this week’s episode of WWE The Bump, where Corbin revealed that he is ‘willing’ to face the likes of Xavier Woods for the KOTR crown.
Xavier Woods has been vocal about his want to become King of The Ring for quite some time, with the UpUpDownDown channel host claiming it is his main priority in his WWE career.
King Corbin on The King of The Ring
‘The tournament is what’s necessary to wear that crown, and I won it” King Corbin said during The Bump this week, talking about the Superstars that want a crack at the crown. “If you want a shot, you talk to somebody, maybe cry to a few people, and try to get another tournament set up.”
“Xavier Woods, I would love to face him in that tournament, absolutely” Corbin continued. “It could be in the finals, it could be first round. I mean, his dream will be cut short, but I’m happy to do it. I’m happy to defend it in the right circumstances.’
WWE on-screen figurehead Adam Pearce responded to the comments made by Corbin on Twitter, alluding to the fact that the return of King of The Ring might be close.
‘I know that I have had many conversations with @BaronCorbinWWE on this very topic. Stay tuned’ Adam Pearce tweeted.
It’s not currently confirmed if WWE are looking at a return for the King of The Ring tournament, although the success of the 2019 iteration has prompted some Superstars to ask for the return backstage.