Sami Zayn Upsets Rey Mysterio In King Of The Ring First-Round Bout, Tournament Bracket Revealed
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Sami Zayn Upsets Rey Mysterio In King Of The Ring First-Round Bout
WWE kicked off the 2021 King of the Ring tournament Friday night on SmackDown. In a first-round bout, Sami Zayn continued his rivalry with Rey Mysterio, with the opportunity to advance in the bracket added even more intensity to the feud.
The two competitors, who are widely considered some of the best in-ring workers on the roster, put on a clinic. In the end, an inadvertent distraction from Dominik Mysterio sealed the deal. When he came to ringside to cheer his father on, against Rey’s wishes, the older Mysterio scolded his son.
Zayn subsequently capitalized by knocking Rey into his son and rolling the former world champion up for the win.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) October 9, 2021
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Tournament Bracket Revealed
WWE also revealed the bracket for the tournament shortly before Mysterio’s match with Zayn. The first-round bouts are as follows:
- Rey Mysterio vs. Sami Zayn
- Cesaro vs. Finn Balor
- Kofi Kingston vs. Jinder Mahal
- Xavier Woods vs. Ricochet
The finals of the tournament were confirmed for WWE Crown Jewel on October 21.
— WWE (@WWE) October 9, 2021
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