Part 7 of 10 in the Series
King of the Ring (1999) was the seventh annual King of the Ring and it took place live from the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.
It was good, very good! The main tournament for the crown consisted of four DX members, both current and former at the time. The WWE used this chance to push Billy Gunn as a singles star with wins over Kane and then X-Pac to win the crown. The push wouldn’t last however, and it was much longer until he was re-united with Road Dogg and ruling the Tag Team scene.
The main event was a Ladder match featuring Shane McMahon and Vince McMahon defeating Stone Cold Steve Austin for the control of the WWF. It was a great concept, but had a weird ending that no one ever chose to explain, as the briefcase was pulled away from Austin by ??????????
The other main match was a WWF Championship match where The Undertaker defeated The Rock to retain the title. A great match between two legends in their prime!
The Hardy Boyz Matt and Jeff defeated The Brood Edge and Christian in what would become one of the greatest tag team rivalries in pro wrestling history.
One very interesting note, on the undercard in a dark match only made available to the audience at the actual show,
Meat defeated Kurt Angle. Yes, you are reading that right!
Although the ending to the main event, didn’t make much sense, in the end this was a great Pay Per View during the best period in WWF History.
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