King of the Ring (2008)
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Promotion WWE for Extreme
Brand(s) RAW
Date May 19–July 20, 2008
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King of the Ring (2008) is the twenty-first annual King of the Ring tournament produced by WWE for Extreme (WWEFE, or WWE). The tournament began on May 19, and is ongoing. It is the fourth King of the Ring tournament to take place after WWE's brand extension.


The 2008 King of the Ring tournament is being held between WWE's RAW, SmackDown! and ECW brands. The matches took place on editions of RAW, SmackDown! and ECW from May 19 to June 6, with one match taking place on June 1 at Extreme Rules, and one match on June 21 at Saturday Night's Main Event. The final round is scheduled to take place at The Bash.


The first preliminary match in the 2008 King of the Ring tournament took place on the May 19, 2008 edition of RAW between Chris Starr and Eve Torres. Starr had the advantage in the opening moments of the match, looking for an quick submission victory when he locked in a crossface early on. Eve managed to escape the hold with the assistance of her on-screen boyfriend, Andy Brookes. Eve began to berate Andy, saying she could win the match on her own. Starr attempted to capitalize on this with a roll-up, but Eve rolled through and pinned Starr for the win.


Match Tournament Round Date City Venue Event
Eve Torres vs. Chris Starr Preliminary May 19, 2008 West Chester, Pennsylvania John A. Farrell Stadium RAW
Jerry Static vs. Leon Lonewolf Preliminary May 20, 2008 Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Dome ECW
Amazing Red vs. The Alpha Male Preliminary May 23, 2008 Chicago, Illinois Allstate Arena SmackDown!
Slade Mathens vs. Ted DiBiase, Jr. Preliminary May 26, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center RAW
Andy Brookes vs. Seamus Flynn Preliminary May 30, 2008 Detroit, Michigan Ford Field SmackDown!
Rodeo Rick vs. Primo Preliminary June 1, 2008 San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena Extreme Rules (2008)
Gidget vs. Blaze Preliminary June 2, 2008 Boulder, Colorado Folsom Field RAW
CM Punk vs. Lance Storm Preliminary June 3, 2008 Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Dome ECW
Charlie Haas vs. Mike Preliminary June 6, 2008 Seattle, Washington Safeco Field SmackDown!
Eve Torres vs. Leon Lonewolf Quarter-Final June 16, 2008 Salt Lake City, Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium RAW
Amazing Red vs. Slade Mathens Quarter-Final June 17, 2008 Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Dome ECW
Andy Brookes vs. Rodeo Rick Quarter-Final June 20, 2008 Richmond, Virginia Richmond Coliseum SmackDown!
Blaze vs. Lance Storm vs. Charlie Haas Quarter-Final June 21, 2008 Newcastle, England Telewest Arena Saturday Night's Main Event
Eve Torres vs. Slade Mathens Semi-Final July 7, 2008 Baltimore, Maryland 1st Mariner Arena RAW
Andy Brookes vs. Lance Storm Semi-Final July 8, 2008 San Juan Puerto Rico Coliseo de Puerto Rico ECW
Andy Brookes vs. Eve Torres Final July 20, 2008 San Juan Puerto Rico Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum The Bash (2008)

Tournament bracketsEdit

The tournament began on May 19, 2008. The tournament brackets are:

(TV - RAW, SmackDown! & ECW)
(PPV - Extreme Rules)
(TV - RAW, SmackDown!, ECW
& Saturday Night's Main Event)
(TV - RAW, SmackDown! & ECW)
(PPV - The Bash)
1  Eve Torres Pin  
16  Chris Starr 12:42  
     Eve Torres Submission  
     Leon Lonewolf 56:28  
8  Jerry Static 12:33
9  Leon Lonewolf TKO  
     Eve Torres Pin  
     Slade Mathens 63:48  
5  Amazing Red Pin  
12  The Alpha Male 7:30  
     Amazing Red 49:53
     Slade Mathens Submission  
4  Slade Mathens Pin
13  Ted DiBiase, Jr. 3:03  
     Eve Torres Pin
     Andy Brookes 59:33
6  Andy Brookes TKO  
11  Seamus Flynn 0:57  
     Andy Brookes Pin
     Rodeo Rick 21:19  
3  Rodeo Rick Submission
14  Primo 2:18  
     Andy Brookes TKO
     Lance Storm 8:47  
7  Gidget 5:42  
10  Blaze Submission  
     Blaze 2:45
     Lance Storm Submission  
     Charlie Haas    
2  CM Punk 1:37  
15  Lance Storm Submission  
2  Charlie Haas Pin  
15  Mike 1:00