WWE has released the brackets for the King of the Ring tournament that begins this Monday on Raw from St. Paul, Minnesota.
The 16-man tournament will feature talent from Raw and SmackDown. The semi-finals are being advertised for Raw and SmackDown at Madison Square Garden on September 9th and 10th. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that the finals will be on September 15th at the Clash of Champions card in Charlotte, North Carolina.
On the Raw side of the bracket, these are the first-round matches:
*Samoa Joe vs. Cesaro
*Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre
*Cedric Alexander vs. Sami Zayn
*Baron Corbin vs. The Miz
The SmackDown bracket features these opening round matches:
*Kevin Owens vs. Elias
*Ali vs. Buddy Murphy
*Chad Gable vs. Shelton Benjamin
*Andrade vs. Apollo Crews