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The 2010 King of the Ring was a special edition of Raw. that aired on November 29, 2010, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The program featured the nineteenth King of the Ring tournament and first since 2008. Sheamus defeated John Morrison in the finals of the tournament to become King of the Ring. Unlike the previous tournament that featured wrestlers from the Raw, SmackDown and ECW brands, the 2010 version of the tournament only featured wrestlers from Raw and SmackDown (following the closure of the ECW brand in February 2010). The last King of the Ring tournament which only featured wrestlers from both Raw and SmackDown was held in 2002 (following the WWE Brand Extension the previous month, but before the ECW brand was introduced as a third brand in 2006). Despite the event being mainly focused on the King of the Ring concept, the main event featured Jerry Lawler (who was celebrating his birthday that day) facing the new WWE Champion The Miz for the WWE Championship in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match which marked Lawler's first WWE Championship match. Lawler lost due to distractions from Alex Riley and Michael Cole. CM Punk was joined in commentary on the show.

King of the Ring (2010)
Sheamus 2010 Tribute to the Troops.jpg
Sheamus, winner of the 2010 King of the Ring tournament at the 2010 Tribute to the Troops
PromotionWorld Wrestling Entertainment
DateNovember 22 – November 29, 2010
CityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
VenueWells Fargo Center
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Qualifying matchesEdit

On the November 22, 2010 edition of Raw, it was announced that an eight-man interpromotional King of the Ring tournament would take place between wrestlers from Raw and SmackDown the following week on Raw[1] and the tournament was to return after two years,[2] the last being held in 2008 and was won by William Regal.[3] Later that night, qualifying matches were held between wrestlers of the Raw brand. In the first match, Sheamus defeated R-Truth. The next qualifying match was scheduled between Ezekiel Jackson and Raw Mr. Money in the Bank The Miz. However, Miz's NXT season two rookie Alex Riley substituted for him because Miz had cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase and would be defending his WWE Championship against Jerry Lawler, with Jackson defeating Riley, In the third qualifying match, WWE United States Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Ted DiBiase in a non-title match. In the final qualifying match for the Raw roster, John Morrison defeated Tyson Kidd, being the final man from the Raw roster to qualify. The qualification for the tournament continued on the November 26, 2010 edition of SmackDown, with qualifying matches being held between wrestlers of the SmackDown brand. Kofi Kingston became the first person from the SmackDown roster to qualify for the tournament by defeating Jack Swagger. In the second qualifying match, Alberto Del Rio defeated Big Show by countout to qualify for the tournament. In the third match, Drew McIntyre defeated MVP. In the final qualifying match for the SmackDown roster, "Dashing" Cody Rhodes defeated Rey Mysterio, becoming the final man from the SmackDown roster to qualify for the tournament.[4]


First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
 Raw Sheamus  Pin
 Raw R-Truth 11:05
 Raw Sheamus  Pin
 SD Kofi Kingston 4:06
 SD Kofi Kingston  Pin
 SD Jack Swagger 17:22
 Raw Sheamus N/A
 SD Drew McIntyre  Pin
 SD MVP 5:23
 SD Drew McIntyre DCO
 Raw Ezekiel Jackson 2:42
 Raw Ezekiel Jackson  Pin
 Raw Alex Riley 1:55
 Raw Sheamus  Pin
 Raw John Morrison 12:05
 Raw John Morrison  Pin
 Raw Tyson Kidd 3:18
 Raw John Morrison  Pin
 SD Cody Rhodes 3:37
 SD Cody Rhodes  Pin
 SD Rey Mysterio 8:24
 Raw John Morrison  Pin
 SD Alberto Del Rio 3:25
 SD Alberto Del Rio  CO
 SD Big Show 8:03
 SD Alberto Del Rio  Sub
 Raw Daniel Bryan 9:41
 Raw Daniel Bryan  Sub
 Raw Ted DiBiase 1:53


  1. ^ "WWE Raw Results - November 22, 2010". Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  2. ^ "WWE King of the Ring". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  3. ^ "WWE Monday Night Raw - King of the Ring 2008 at BI-LO Center wrestling results - Internet Wrestling Database". Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Smackdown Results - 11/26/10". 27 November 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2019.