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Updated brackets for WWE King and Queen of the Ring tournament 2024 after 5/17 SmackDown

Published at :May 18, 2024 at 1:35 PM
Modified at :May 18, 2024 at 1:35 PM
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Blesson Daniel


Witness the semi-finals on the next edition of RAW and SmackDown

The semi-final clashes for the blue brand’s side of the WWE King and Queen of the Ring tournament were confirmed Friday night on 5/17 “WWE SmackDown.” LA Knight failed to defeat Tama Tonga, who was accompanied by The Bloodline, which included Solo Sikoa and Tanga Loa.

Randy Orton defeated Carmelo Hayes in the main event. On the penultimate edition of “SmackDown” before the premium live event, Orton and Tonga will compete for SmackDown’s position in the King of the Ring finals next week in Saudi Arabia.

LA Knight started well against Tama Tonga but the numbers game was too much

LA Knight began off well against Tonga on WWE SmackDown but was quickly caught in a sleeper hold to stop his momentum. Sikoa and Loa stepped up on the apron, and the referee did nothing to stop them. They kept their hands off Knight, but the “Megastar” became preoccupied, and Tonga struck him from behind.

Knight sought to capitalize by delivering a pop-up power slam followed by an elbow drop. Loa pulled Tonga out of the ring as he was about to hit a BFT. Knight hit a baseball slide at them both and glared down at Solo Sikoa from the outside. When they returned to the ring, Tonga landed a sidewalk slam on Knight for a pinfall win.

Randy Orton pulls off a win

Carmelo Hayes had been in the face of LA Knight all night backstage. Coming into the match Orton repeatedly spiked Hayes on the announce table, but he would not give in. When the men returned to the ring, they fought back and forth, but Hayes refused to submit to “The Viper.” Hayes missed the Nothing By Net, so Orton set up in the ropes and delivered his famous DDT, followed by an RKO to secure the victory.

Jade Cargill loses via DQ, Bianca Belair moves into the semi-finals

Bianca Belair and Tiffany Stratton had one of the best matches of the night with both women having to go all-out on WWE Friday Night live. But, at last, Belair picked up the win hitting Belair with a KO’d. In the next match, we saw “The Irresistible Force” Nia Jax meeting Jade Cargill. While Cargill was in total control of the match but Jax’s cunningness helped her gain a DQ victory helping her to advance into the tournament.

WWE King of the Ring Round 1 results

(The Winner is denoted by W while To Be Decided by TBD.)

  • Gunther (W) vs Sheamus
  • Ilja Dragunov (W) vs Ricochet
  • Jey Uso (W) vs Finn Balor
  • Kofi Kingston (W) vs Rey Mysterio
  • Randy Orton (W) vs AJ Styles
  • Tama Tonga (W) vs Angelo Dawkins
  • Carmelo Hayes (W) vs Baron Corbin
  • LA Knight (W) vs Santos Escobar

Second Round of WWE King of the Ring results

  • Gunther (W) vs Kofi Kingston
  • Jey Uso (W) vs Ilja Dragunov
  • Tama Tonga (W) vs LA Knight
  • Carmelo Hayes vs Randy Orton (W)

Semi-finals of WWE King of The Ring

  • Gunther vs Jey Uso (TBD)
  • Tama Tonga vs Randy Orton (TBD)

WWE Queen of the Ring Round 1 results

  • Jade Cargill (W) vs Piper Niven
  • Nia Jax (W) vs Naomi
  • Shayna Baszler (w) vs Zelina Vega
  • Lyra Valkyria (W) vs Dakota Kai
  • Zoey Stark (W) vs Ivy Nile
  • Iyo Sky (W) vs Natalya
  • Bianca Belair (W) vs Candice LeRae

Second Round of WWE Queen of the Ring results

  • Iyo Sky (W) vs Shayna Baszler
  • Lyra Valkyria (W) vs Zoey Stark
  • Jade Cargill vs Nia Jax (W)
  • Bianca Belair (W) vs Tiffany Stratton

Confirmed Semi-Finals

  • IYO Sky vs Lyra Valkyria (TBD)
  • Bianca Belair vs Nia Jax (TBD)

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