Set for tonight’s three-hour show from Greenville, SC:
- King of the Ring tournament featuring Raw, ECW and SD Superstars
- Senator Clinton and Senator Obama “face off” in the ring
- More on Bastista/HBK/Jericho and Phoenix/James feuds
Here is the full preview from WWE.com…
Preview: King me!
April 21, 2008
As WWE Superstars return from the rich, royal tradition of the United Kingdom to American shores, the stars of Raw, SmackDown and ECW will compete for their own unique crowning glory.
For the first time in two years, a new King of the Ring will be decided in a one-night tournament on a special three-hour episode of Raw, live from the BI-LO Center in Greenville, S.C.
Competitors will have to defeat multiple opponents in a single night to be coronated with the treasured crown and robe that WWE Legends and Hall of Famers such as Harley Race, â€œMillion Dollar Manâ€ Ted DiBiase, Bret â€œHitmanâ€ Hart, â€œStone Coldâ€ Steve Austin and Edge have worn during their illustrious careers.
Itâ€™s not known which Superstars will make up the tournament field, but be assured that the four men involved in the Fatal Four Way Match for the WWE Championship at Backlash â€“ John Cena, John â€œBradshawâ€ Layfield, Triple H and WWE Champion Randy Orton â€“ will want to make their mark and gain momentum just days before their title tilt. A King of the Ring Tournament victory would do just that.
Also watching the tournament live at BI-LO Center will be Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, who have been invited to settle their Democrat differences in Greenville. What will happen as these two titans of the political world face off in the WWE ring? Will their confrontation finally end their stalemate on the road to their partyâ€™s presidential nomination?
With Shawn Michaels and Batista at odds over HBKâ€™s retirement of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair at WrestleMania XXIV, look for sparks to fly if the two cross paths in the tournament or if they match up with their special guest referee at Backlash, Chris Jericho.
Also, the Divas cheered as Mickie James ended The Glamazonâ€™s dominance, stunning fans worldwide to claim her fourth Womenâ€™s Championship. How will Beth Phoenix react to the loss? And will other Divas look to challenge the new champion, making her new reign a short one?
Find out as a king is crowned on Monday Night Raw, airing live at a special start time of 8/7 CT, only on USA Network.
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