The RAW side of semifinal for the King of the Ring 2019 Tournament will now be a triple threat match between Baron Corbin, Samoa Joe, and Ricochet.
Baron Corbin defeated Cedric Alexander to advance to the semi-finals in the first match. Prior in the episode, Cedric Alexander was inadvertently attacked by the OC during an interview. The assault left him with an arm injury and Baron Corbin took full advantage of the situation. The duo put up a good match where Corbin prevailed.
The next match between Samoa Joe and Ricochet was once again an interesting contest. However, it could end in a proper conclusion. At the end of the match, Samoa Joe tried to hit Urinagi from the top but both Joe and Ricochet landed fell on the mat simultaneously, with each other’s hands in the pinning position. The referee counted to three and the match ended in a double pin.
Later, the referee John Cone informed that WWE management has decided for both Joe and Ricochet to advance to the semifinal, which would make it a Triple Threat match. The winner of that Triple Threat will face a SmackDown Superstar in the KOTR finals at WWE Clash of Champions on September 15. Next week’s RAW will air from Maddison Square Garden, New York.
SmackDown will also hold the quarterfinals of the King of the Ring semifinal this week with matches between Ali vs Elias and Chad Gable vs Andrade. The winners will advance to the semi-finals next Tuesday which will once again take place at Maddison Square Garden, New York.