Legendary wrestling commentator Jim Ross has revealed why he thinks WWE canceled the King of the Ring ppv. King of the Ring was an event founded in 1985 when WWE was still called the World Wrestling Federation. During this time, it was considered one of the major events on the federation calendar, along with SummerSlam, Royal Rumble, and WrestleMania.
Over the years, however, the fame of the King Of The Ring has gradually diminished. So Jim Ross wanted to talk about the now canceled PPV.
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In his latest Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross stated that there was nothing wrong in his opinion with deleting the ppv: “They definitely thought that PPV had run its course.
It is quite simple. You know, there's no particular reason other than what I think they just thought he had his time. By now it was something that the fans had grown tired of and were trying to move forward." The first-ever King of the Ring PPV was in 1993 at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.
WWE Hall of Famer Bret "The Hitman" Hart faced Bam Bam Bigelow in the tournament final that night. Over the years, the tournament has crowned 22 kings of the ring, including several Hall of Famers and former WWE champions.
The latest to win the crown was Xavier Woods of New Day at last year's Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia. Even though King Of The Ring would have had his time, many fans still have fond memories of the tournament and would like to see him return in the future.
Meanwhile, the WWE is heading towards the second half of the year, probably an announcement for his return could be around the corner. Additionally, Jim Ross previously disclosed that he no longer has skin cancer. The WWE Hall of Famer reported that the healing of radiation burns is going pretty well for doctors and should be resolved within a year.
Ross, a WWE commentator at the time, spoke on his Grilling JR podcast about Warrior’s WrestleMania appearance. The veteran announcer said he was not excited about the former WWE Champion’s return due to his poor attitude behind the scenes: “No, I wasn’t [excited] because I knew he was gonna be a giant pain in the a** to work with”.
Ross continued, “If he had the magic and the commitment and the energy that he once possessed and brought to the table, then hell yes. Who wouldn’t be excited? Because it means he’s gonna draw you some money and it’s gonna be good for the company, etcetera, etcetera”.