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Sami Zayn, Finn Balor advance in King of the Ring tournament


The first round of the King of the Ring tournament got underway on this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown in San Jose with two matches featuring wrestlers from the blue brand trying to advance to the semifinals of the eight-man tournament.

Get a look at the full bracket right here.

In the first, Sami Zayn scored a victory over Rey Mysterio thanks to some interference from Dominik Mysterio. Of course, it wasn’t intended that way. Zayn took the top turnbuckle off and young Dom simply tried putting it back on to ensure his father was in a fair fight.

That was enough of a distraction to allow Zayn to sneak up on Mysterio and roll him up for the pinfall. The family feud that isn’t yet a full blown feud inches closer to being one.

Elsewhere, Finn Balor ditched “The Demon” persona to wrestle as himself against Cesaro. Considering he was just wrestling for the Universal championship and his place in the pecking order relative to Cesaro, you already know how this one turned out.

Zayn will meet Balor in the semifinals on next week’s episode of SmackDown.

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