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Gunther, Nia Jax crowned WWE King and Queen of the Ring

Gunther is ready to upgrade to World championship status after winning the WWE King of the Ring tournament in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday.

We don’t know who the former Intercontinental champion will face yet, though. Damien Priest is the current champion, but he will defend the title on the Clash at the Castle pay-per-view on June 15 against Scotland’s hometown boy, Drew McIntyre.

Gunther’s opportunity will take place at SummerSlam in Cleveland on Aug. 3.

Nia Jax will also get a title shot that night, as she defeated Lyra Valkyria to win the Queen of the Ring. Triple H, the 1997 King of the Ring, presented the crowns to the new ring monarchs.


Cody Rhodes retained the WWE championship with a win over US champion Logan Paul, who delivered a spectacular frog splash through the Arabic announce table. Rhodes recovered and won the match with the Cross Rhodes neckbreaker.

Liv Morgan captured the World women’s title from Becky Lynch. Before the match, Dominic Mysterio told Liv that he had traveled all the way to Saudi Arabia to make sure Morgan did not win the title.

The exact opposite happened when Dom slid a chair into the ring, only to watch Liv use it on the champion. Morgan then hit the Oblivion flatliner to win the title.

Rhea Ripley probably told Dominic: “You had ONE job!”

Sami Zayn retained the Intercontinental title with a win over Chad Gable and Bronson Reed. Otis refused to attack Zayn at ringside and then accidentally clotheslined his mentor, Gable. This allowed Zayn to hit the Heluva Kick on Reed for the victory.

The super-team of Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill retained the WWE women’s tag team title over Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell on the Countdown show.


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