King of the Ring (1999)
|King of the Ring (1999)|
Promotional poster featuring The Big Show
|Promotion||World Wrestling Federation|
|Date||June 27, 1999|
|City||Greensboro, North Carolina|
|King of the Ring chronology|
King of the Ring (1999) was the seventh annual King of the Ring professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It was presented by Super Soaker and took place on June 27, 1999, at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. The main show included ten matches in total with several matches preceding the Pay Per View (PPV) portion of the show, broadcast on live television as part of the WWF's Sunday Night Heat show. The main event was a Ladder match featuring Shane McMahon and Vince McMahon defeating Stone Cold Steve Austin for the control of the WWF. The other main match was a WWF Championship match where The Undertaker defeated The Rock to retain the title. Additional featured matches on the undercard included the KOTR tournament final between Billy Gunn and X-Pac, which Billy Gunn won to win the overall tournament and a Tag team match between The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) defeating The Brood (Edge and Christian).
The event featured a total of 15 professional wrestling matches, one untelevised match, four shown during Sunday Night Heat and the remaining 10 matches broadcast live on Pay-Per-View (PPV). Some of the matches featured wrestlers who were involved in pre-existing scripted feuds or storylines and others are teamed up with no backstory. Wrestlers themselves portrayed either heels (wrestling term for those who portray the "bad guys") or faces (those who portray the "good guys") as they competed in matches with pre-determined outcomes.
The 1999 event was the thirteenth time the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) held a King of the Ring tournament and the seventh time they held the tournament on a PPV. Triple H was originally supposed to compete in the King of the Ring tournament, but he wanted to compete for the WWF title instead, so he gave his spot to Chyna.
King of the Ring tournament bracket
The tournament took place between May 30 and June 27, 1999. The tournament brackets were:
|First round (TV)||Quarterfinals (PPV)||Semifinals (PPV)||Final (PPV)|
|Billy Gunn||Ref Stop|
|Big Boss Man||Pin|
|1D||Meat defeated Kurt Angle||Singles match||Unknown|
|2H||The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) (with Michael Hayes) vs. The Brood (Edge and Christian) (with Gangrel) ended in a no contest||Tag team match to determine #1 contenders to the WWF Tag Team Championship||01:28|
|3H||The Corporate Ministry (Mideon and Viscera) defeated Big Boss Man||Handicap match||01:47|
|4H||Prince Albert (with Droz) defeated Val Venis||Singles match||01:57|
|5H||Ken Shamrock defeated Shane McMahon by disqualification||Singles match||00:47|
|6||X-Pac defeated Hardcore Holly by disqualification||King of the Ring quarter-final match||02:58|
|7||Kane defeated Big Show||King of the Ring quarter-final match||06:29|
|8||Billy Gunn defeated Ken Shamrock||King of the Ring quarter-final match||03:53|
|9||Road Dogg defeated Chyna (with Triple H)||King of the Ring quarter-final match||13:14|
|10||The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) (with Michael Hayes) defeated The Brood (Edge and Christian) (with Gangrel)||Tag team match to determine #1 contenders to the WWF Tag Team Championship||04:54|
|11||Billy Gunn defeated Kane||King of the Ring semi-final match||05:16|
|12||X-Pac defeated Road Dogg||King of the Ring semi-final match||03:07|
|13||The Undertaker (c) (with Paul Bearer) defeated The Rock||Singles match for the WWF Championship||19:14|
|14||Billy Gunn defeated X-Pac||King of the Ring final match||05:35|
|15||Mr. McMahon and Shane McMahon defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin||Ladder match for control of the World Wrestling Federation||17:09|
- "Historical Cards: King of the Ring (June 27, 1999. Greensboro, North Carolina)". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts. Kappa Publications. p. 151. 2007 Edition.
- "King of the Ring 1999". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
- "WWE Sunday Night Heat 1999". the History of WWE. June 20, 1999. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
featured Jim Ross conducting an in-ring interview with Triple H & Chyna in which Chyna spoke about her participation in the King of the Ring tournament and Triple H explained why he gave Chyna his spot in the KOTR by explaining he wanted the WWF World Title instead
- Powell, John (June 28, 1999). "Gunn crowned KOTR". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
- "King of the Ring 1999". Pro Wrestling History. June 27, 1999. Retrieved March 25, 2015.