WWE has apparently moved the King of the Ring tournament finals to next week’s Monday Night RAW. The finals of the iconic tourney were set to take place at Clash of Champions pay-per-view on Sunday, but the decision to move the match-up was seemingly made yesterday during SmackDown Live.
Baron Corbin advanced to the finals from the RAW side while Chad Gable, surprisingly, punched his ticket into the finals after defeating Shane McMahon on SmackDown Live.
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer, the decision was made to ease the load on the Clash of Champions card, which currently comprises of 11 matches. The KOTR finals would have been the 12th match, and hence, it was moved to RAW next week.
WWE has had a stellar run with pay-per-views in 2019, and the company has started reducing their run-time recently. Most of the pay-per-views in recent months have barely crossed the three-hour mark, which is quite a great way to organize the big shows.
The Clash of Champions card currently comprises of a whopping ten championship matches, with every title on the main roster except for the 24/7 title. A 24/7 title match-up is expected to be announced soon, as WWE is pushing the pay-per-view as a show where all the championships will be on the line.
Elsewhere, the No.1 contender for Universal Championship, Bray Wyatt made a surprising return to the ring after SmackDown Live. Wyatt wrestled as The Fiend against the team of Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel.
It is quite weird to see WWE bring back the Fiend without much fanfare, and use him to end the show on a high note for the fans.
Bray Wyatt has wrestled just once as The Fiend in official matches, with his second match set to take place at Hell in A Cell, against Seth Rollins or Braun Strowman.