During this week’s WWE Raw, Baron Corbin defeated Cedric Alexander to advance to the King of the Ring 2019 semi-finals.
In one of the other quarter-final matches to take place on Monday, Samoa Joe and Ricochet battled to a draw as both men managed to pin each other at the same time.
Next week’s red brand show from MSG will now see Messrs Corbin, Ricochet and Joe go at in a Triple Threat match with a spot in the finals on the line.
With KOTR being a knock-out tournament, having a triple threat match is an unprecedented move by WWE. But those over at Wrestling Observer Radio are reporting the new bout is being put on for a very good reason.
Essentially, it’s to feature Ricochet, the clear underdog of the match. The former NXT North American Champion has been earmarked for a big future on Monday Nights by Executive director, Paul Heyman.
“They’re doing a three-way which actually makes no sense, but the idea there is to actually showcase Ricochet which is not saying that he’s necessarily winning. He might be, but the idea is that in the match at The Garden, Ricochet’s going to be there as a babyface against two heels and two big heels and he’s not a big guy so they dynamic is supposed to work for him — I mean the match is for him,” said Dave Meltzer.