By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE revealed the brackets for the King of the Ring tournament and the following first-round matches.
Raw Side of the Bracket
-Cesaro vs. Samoa Joe
-Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre
-Cedric Alexandr vs. Sami Zayn
-The Miz vs. Baron Corbin
Smackdown Side of the Bracket
-Kevin Owens vs. Elias
-Ali vs. Buddy Murphy
-Chad Gable vs. Shelton Benjamin
-Apollo Crews vs. Andrade
Powell’s POV: The winner of the Cesaro vs. Joe match will face the winner of the Ricochet vs. McIntyre and then so on down the list. The tournament will start on Monday’s Raw and will continue to air on Raw and Smackdown until the finals play out at the Clash of Champions pay-per-view on September 15.
— WWE (@WWE) August 16, 2019
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