WWE announced the King of the Ring would be coming back one week ago but the promotion waited until just before the very first match in the opening round of said tournament to reveal any details on the bracket and who would actually be involved.
Here it is:
Michael Cole also revealed that there will be two matches on SmackDown this week, two matches on Monday Night Raw next week, then one match on SmackDown next week before one match on Raw the week after. This will all culminate in the Final taking place at the Crown Jewel event scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 21, 2021, in Saudi Arabia.
Because the new rosters don’t go into effect until after that show, the left side of the bracket will take place on the blue brand and the right side on the red brand.
Earlier today, Shinsuke Nakamura gave up the crown he’s been wearing for months now because he respects this tournament and will recognize its new winner as the rightful King.