Tonight, the WWE crowns a new King of the Ring! I've always been a big fan of this tournament and I think it works extremely well as a 3-hour-Raw special edition, more so than a ppv like it used to be.
SHEAMUS: He definitely is the person to watch out for, and I'm expecting him to make it to the finals, if not win it. I hope he doesn't, though, as I'm not a fan of Sheamus, and I think he's totally undeserving of even one world title win, let alone two, so the last thing I want is for him to be given yet another major victory like this.
EZEKIEL JACKSON: I'm not expecting him to win, but I wouldn't be too surprised if he did win. He doesn't exactly have a ton of character, so giving him the king gimmick could help him out. But really...can you see Big Zeke coming out to the ring dressed in royal cloth? Sure, it worked for Mabel, but c'mon.
DANIEL BRYAN: No way does he win it. Sorry guys, but nope, it isn't going to happen. He's already the United States champion and feuding with a guy that could easily come down and cost him the match. Not a chance.
JOHN MORRISON: I'd love to see Morrison win this as I want him to be a main eventer so badly. Granted, I'd love to see him take some acting classes, so they'd be confident enough to give him a world title on his own, but this could work as a catapult, so if he wins, I'd be very happy. That being said, I don't expect him to win. The King of the Ring designation works much better with heels than faces.
ALBERTO DEL RIO: Del Rio doesn't need it, and I hope they don't give it to him. He already has the rich guy gimmick and it would basically be the same thing, but doubled over, so why bother?
KOFI KINGSTON: Kofi could win this thing if they want him to turn heel, but I don't know, I don't have much of a gut feeling that we'll be seeing King Kingston lol.
DREW MCINTYRE: I can see Drew getting this, as he's supposed to be "the chosen one" and all, but it seems like they've soured a bit on him lately. Maybe they just realized that they were pushing him too far, too fast, similar to Sheamus. If he won, it wouldn't shock me, and I'd put him towards the top of potential winners, but I think it isn't his time.
CODY RHODES: Cody's whole "dashing" gimmick makes it impossible for him to win this. Like Del Rio, it would overlap and the two gimmicks would argue with one another, making it pointless.
I was hoping that Jack Swagger would win this, but seeing as how he isn't a participant, he obviously can't. Thus, I think if you want to split your vote 50/50, the four choices you should pick as potential winners are Sheamus, Ezekiel, John Morrison, and Drew McIntyre. Part of me says that Del Rio has an obvious better chance at winning it than McIntyre does, but at the same time, I can't see past the point of view that he really, really doesn't need it, and that he gains nothing out of being King of the Ring whereas McIntyre gets a shot of adrenaline. As for who I'm rooting for, its definitely Morrison, and I'd love to see him beat Kofi in the finals so Kofi gets a rub in the process.