Mauro Ranallo: Good evening and welcome to King of the Ring! We are live from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and tonight our King and Queen will be crowned.
Nigel McGuinness: Kicking things off tonight, we've got the first King of the Ring semi-final... Damian Priest versus The Rock!
"Nightmares" hit and the crowd gave a mixed reaction as Damian Priest made his way to the ring. When Priest was in the ring, "Electrifying" hit and the fans inside the Scotiabank Saddledome erupted as The Rock stepped out onto the stage. The Rock walked down the ramp, entered the ring and stared across at Priest. The referee called for the bell, and Priest charged towards The Rock, going for a clothesline. The Rock ducked out of the way, then turned around and hit Priest with a series of punches. The Rock whipped Priest against the ropes and as Priest ran back towards him, The Rock hit a Samoan drop. He then stomped on Priest several times, before pulling him to his feet and hit a DDT. He hooked the leg and the referee counted – 1... 2... Priest kicked out!
Mauro Ranallo: A strong start from The Rock!
The Rock pulled Priest to his feet, then whipped him into the corner. He punched Priest in the corner several times and set him up for a superplex, but Priest blocked it and shoved The Rock off the ropes, then hit him with a flying clothesline. Priest pulled The Rock to his feet and dragged him back towards the corner, and slammed his head off the turnbuckle. Priest then pulled The Rock out of the corner and hit a body slam, before running against the ropes and hitting a leg drop. He hooked the leg and the referee counted – 1... 2... Rock kicked out!
Nigel McGuinness: Priest is in control now!
Priest pulled The Rock to his feet and lifted him up, hitting a crucifix powerbomb. He hooked the leg once more – 1... 2... Rock kicked out! Priest looked frustrated, and he stomped on The Rock several times, then pulled him to his feet and set him up for The Reckoning... but The Rock broke free and hit a swinging neckbreaker, then locked Priest in the sharpshooter. Priest cried out in pain, but he was able to get to the ropes and the referee ordered The Rock to break the hold. After breaking the hold, Rock went to pull Priest to his feet, but Priest shoved The Rock away, then ran at him and hit a big boot. The Rock stumbled to his feet, and Priest grabbed him by the throat, setting him up for the Chokeslam. The Rock fought back, hitting him with a kick to the gut, then hit him with the Rock Bottom! He hooked the leg and the referee counted – 1... 2... 3!
Mauro Ranallo: The Rock wins! The Great One advances to the final!
The Rock celebrated, then made his way backstage.
Christy Hemme: Ladies and Gentlemen, this match is a semi-finals match for the King of the Ring tournament.
"Metalingus" hit and the crowd went wild for the Rated R Supertar. Edge did his usual entrance with pyro and proceeded to the ring. As he was taking off his trench coat, A Perfect Circle, began to play announcing the arrival of Randy Orton, who was also cheered. Randy got into the ring and gave the tag team championship and Gateway title to the referee. The two men stood in separate colors, waiting for the bell.
Mauro Ranallo: This one should be a show stopper. Let's see which member of Rated RKO will get to the finals!
The bell rang. Orton got the early advantage, but he took Edge to the outside, and the Rated R superstar was able to throw Orton into the ring side barrier outside of the ring. Edge then worked on Orton's midsection and left arm for awhile.
Nigel McGuinness: These two know each other's strengths and weaknesses, and Edge is working Orton over here.
Orton was able to turn the tide for a little bit with a suplex from the top rope. They traded punches and Orton got the better of the exchange and gained control of the match for a short period until Edge was able to turn the tables with a boot to the face. Edge setup for a spear as Orton was on the ring apron, but Orton got his knee up and nailed Edge with a DDT. Edge went for the pin.
Mauro Ranallo: Orton's foot on the rope!
The referee begged off the pin, both got to their feet and Edge went for a spear but was met with a kick from Orton. Orton motioned for an RKO, but Edge rolled to the outside. Edge started kicking Orton outside of the ring. Edge went to spear Orton who was up against the barricade, and Orton moved out of the way. Randy retreated back into the ring, and Edge followed. The two stared each other down for a moment and that lead to a brawl. Edge bailed out. Orton chased. Orton thumbed Edge in the eye. Randy hit the Garvin Stomp, and followed up with a Kneedrop.
Nigel McGuinness: Orton is being relentless.
Mauro Ranallo: Edge wouldn't have it any other way.
Orton pounded away. The crowd seemed evenly split between the two, and Randy dispatched Edge to the outside of the ring. Edge took a bump into the rail. Edge whipped Randy into the turnbuckle, and his shoulder into the post. Edge speared Orton in the back and he landed on the announce table wiping out the commentary. Edge threw Randy back in the ring, and went for the pin.
Orton kicked out.
Edge hit a knee drop and pinned him again.
Nigel McGuinness: Orton kicks out again!
Mauro Ranallo: Edge has to be careful not to get frustrated here.
Nigel McGuinness: Orton hasn't moved a whole lot since he landed on the announce table.
Edge headed up top but took too long and Orton picked him off. Orton punched away but Edge headbutted him off. Edge attempted a dive but Orton met him with a huge vertical leap dropkick. They slugged away at each other until Edge got a receipt for the eye rake. Orton with the round the backbreaker.
Edge kicked out. Orton hit a powerslam for 2. Edgeomatic on a quick reversal from Edge. He tried to pin him again.
Mauro Ranallo: How the hell did Orton kick out again.
Both meant went for a crossbody and they collided in mid air. Edge went after the turnbuckle and exposed it. The referee saw, and Orton got a schoolboy roll up for 2.
Nigel McGuinness: Randy tried to steal one!
Edge countered back for another two. Orton clocked him with a short clothesline. Orton with the 10 count punches and the crowd counted along until Edge dropped him with the Snake Eyes. Randy struggled to his fee, and saw an opening However, the RKO was countered into the Edgecution for yet another two count!
Mauro Ranallo: So close!
Orton leapfrogged the Spear and Edge hit the buckle. Orton stalked him but Edge countered shoving him off and hitting the Spear!
Nigel McGuinness: What a devastating thud!
Mauro Ranallo: Edge has done it!
The crowd roared.
Nigel McGuinness: Edge just beat Orton cleanly. What a match.
Edge looked down at Orton on the mat and accepted the referee as he moved closer to raise his hand in victory. Edge helped Randy up as Warfare went to commercial.
Mauro Ranallo: Still to come, the finals of the Queen and King of the Ring tournaments. Up first, though... we have a ladder match to determine a new Breakout Champion!
Darby Allin came to the ring first, followed by Pac, Tomohiro Ishii and finally, Tommaso Ciampa. The four men stood in the four corners of the ring, each looking up at the championship hanging above the ring. The referee called for the bell and Ciampa charged towards Ishii, hitting him with a clothesline. Across the ring, Pac and Allin exchanged punches. Allin was able to gain the upper hand, and he threw Pac out of the ring then grabbed a ladder. Allin hit Ciampa and Ishii with the ladder, taking them both down. Allin set the ladder up in the center of the ring and began climbing. As he neared the top of the ladder, Pac slid back into the ring and grabbed Allin, pulling him down from the ladder. Pac whipped Allin into the corner, then ran at him and hit a dropkick. As Allin staggered out of the corner, Pac set him up for a suplex, but Allin blocked it, then hit Pac with the Diamond Dust! As Allin got to his feet, Ishii grabbed him, hitting a DDT. Ishii then began climbing the ladder, but Ciampa climbed up the other side of the ladder, and as the two men reached the top of the ladder, they began exchanging punches.
Nigel McGuinness: High stakes here... if Ishii or Ciampa fall from the ladder, they could be seriously hurt!
Ishii gained the upper hand, and he grabbed Ciampa, slamming his head off the top of the ladder. Ciampa stumbled backwards, and Ishii hit him with another right hand, knocking him off the ladder. Ishii then reached up for the Breakout Title... but before he could grab it, Pac shoved the ladder over! Ishii landed on the ropes, then fell to the outside. Pac set the ladder back up, and he began to climb it. As Pac neared the top of the ladder, Allin climbed up behind him, grabbing Pac and hitting an STO off the ladder!
Mauro Ranallo: Mamma Mia! Allin just sacrificed himself to take out Pac!
Nigel McGuinness: He's a madman, Mauro!
All four men were down for several seconds, then Allin stumbled back to his feet. The crowd cheered, but their cheers turned to boos as Ciampa attacked Allin from behind, hitting him with a forearm smash to the back of the head. Ciampa then set Allin up for Project Ciampa... but Allin blocked it and hit a leg-trap sunset flip powerbomb!
Mauro Ranallo: What a move! This is shaping up to be an impressive debut for Darby Allin, Nigel!
The crowd cheered for Allin once more, and he was about to climb the ladder when Tomohiro Ishii re-entered the ring. Ishii charged towards Allin and hit him with a series of punches, but Allin fought back with some right hands of his own. Allin then set Ishii up for a jawbreaker, but Ishii hit him with a headbutt. Allin stumbled backwards, and Ishii lifted him up, hitting the vertical drop brainbuster! Ishii then climbed the ladder and unhooked the Breakout Title. The referee called for the bell, and Ishii stood on top of the ladder, holding up the championship.
Nigel McGuinness: What a match! Congratulations to our new Breakout Champion, Tomohiro Ishii!
Christy Hemme: Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the moment you have all been waiting for. The next two matches will determine the Queen and King of the Ring respectively.
"Obsession" hit the PA and the crowd began to boo.
Christy Hemme: Introducing first, from Richmond, Virginia, Mickie James-Mizanin.
Mickie slid in under the bottom rope, and hopped up on the turnbuckle throwing both of her arms in the air as the crowd booed her.
"Celtic Invasion" brought the arrival of Becky Lynch.
Christy Hemme: And her opponent, from Dublin, Ireland. She is the Lethal Lassassin, Becky Lynch.
Becky stopped on the ramp to stare Mickie down for a moment, and then she got into the ring. The referee checked their boots and separated them into separate corners before ringing the bell.
Mauro Ranallo: Here we go! Which one of these women is heading to a championship match at Summerslam.
The crowd started with circling, then a collar and elbow into the ropes. Mickie threw Becky over but neither broke the lockup, even as they rolled outside and Lynch got forced against the barricade. Mickie went into the apron as the referee began to count. They broke and headed back into the ring at the eight count. Becky went for a wristlock. Mickie flipped out and rolled her around to reverse it, and followed up with short-arm shoulder thrusts.
Nigel McGuinness: I think Mickie is more focused than ever before!
Mickie shifted to a hammerlock. Lynch reversed and tried to take her down for Dis-Arm-Her but James had the ropes and grabbed an armbar in return. Becky shook her off and to the outside, where Mickie took a breather. On the apron, Lynch threw a forearm and smashed her into the ring post before following with a kick that sent her outside. Becky hit a diving forearm off the apron!
Mauro Ranallo: The physicality from these two is incredible.
Nigel McGuinness: This is the final the EBWF Universe deserved.
Back in the ring, James cut her off with a kick and hit an implant DDT off the ropes for two. Cover and recover but Mickie couldn't keep her down for three. James went after the arm, wrenching it over the ropes. She dropped a leg on it, step over knee drop arm breaker, and Mickie kept it up with a boot to the face for good measure, but Becky kicked out at two. Mickie put her arm over the ropes again, and they went shoulder to shoulder. Mickie kicked the arm again.
Nigel McGuinness: Mickie James is punishing that arm!
Mickie took her down with a hammerlock, and bridged over. Becky moved to her feet, threw a big forearm and followed up with an uppercut. Mickie reversed a whip and Lynch ate a boot to the face. James threw her into the ring post shoulder first and climbed to the first turnbuckle. Mickie hit a flying head scissors and connected!
Mauro Ranallo: Nickie is fired up! She's being brutal!
Mickie shoved Becky to the mat. Mickie tried to pin, but Becky kicked out. Mickie hit a grounded half nelson with a knuckle lock into a full nelson. Mickie kept the momentum then into an armlock sleeper. Lynch fought to her feet, rolled Mickie out, and they went forearm for forearm for a bit. Becky hit some lariats, two with the arm and one with the leg. Lynch followed up with an exploder suplex, and connected for two.
Mauro Ranallo: I thought Becky had Mickie there!
James dragged herself up in the corner. Becky charged in for the forearm but got dodged and took a flapjack. Mickie kipped up and headed to the turnbuckles. Up top, she blew a kiss and came down with a diving Lou Thesz press for two. Once Becky was on her feet, she hit a back elbow and a kick to Mickie's gut. She went up top herself and hit a missile dropkick.
Mauro Ranallo: Mickie James kicks out again!
Becky tried for a pumphandle suplex dodged and the Mick Kick connected but Lynch iwas under the ropes! James dragged her into the center of the ring, cover...
Mauro Ranallo: NO GOOD!
Mickie screamed out in frustration and began hitting grounded forearms.
Nigel McGuinness: Mickie's becoming even more unhinged here.
Mickie lied in wait and beckoned Lynch to get up. Mickie kicked her to the gut. Mickie was looking for the DDT but got a back body drop. Becky went for Dis-Arm-Her. Mickie reversed to a cover. Lynch reversed her in turn for a folding press.
Mauro Ranallo: What a match!
Nigel McGuinness: An amazing match! And Becky Lynch has just been named Queen of the Ring.
Becky had her hand raised in the center of the ring as a promo package for Edge versus Rock began to play.
Mauro Ranallo: Congratulations to our new Queen of the Ring, Becky Lynch! Up next, we'll find out who will be crowned our 2020 King of the Ring as The Rock takes on Edge!
The camera cut to Christy Hemme, who was standing in the center of the ring.
Christy Hemme: Ladies and gentlemen, it is time for our main event of the evening! The following contest, scheduled for one fall, is the 2020 King of the Ring Final! Introducing first...
Christy Hemme was interrupted by "Judas" blasting over the PA system. The crowd gave a mixed reaction as Chris Jericho stepped out onto the stage. Jericho was wearing a suit, and had the EBWF World Championship draped over his shoulder. Jericho walked down the ramp, entered the ring and took the microphone from Christy Hemme, then shooed her away. Frowning, Christy Hemme left the ring, and Jericho signalled for his music to be cut.
Chris Jericho: Ladies and gentlemen, my fellow Canadians, the EBWF fans watching all around the world... did you miss me?
The crowd reacted with a mixture of "yes" and "no" chants. Jericho laughed and shrugged.
Chris Jericho: I got some lovers and I got some haters... story of my life. You're probably wondering where I've been the last few weeks, huh? Well, the truth is... I decided to take some time off. I've earned it! I'm the EBWF World Champion, I've beaten pretty much everyone on the roster, and the month of June is a whole tournament to determine who the next number one contender for my title is. So I decided to stay at home, spend some time with my family, and watch the tournament on TV. Hell, I didn't even want to come tonight. But Wes said I had to do something to get my pay-per-view tournament, so I decided I'd come out here and watch the final. And I'm going to watch it from the best seat in the house!
Nigel McGuinness: Is Jericho going to join us on commentary, Mauro?
Mauro Ranallo: I don't think so, Nigel... he's pointing at the throne on the stage!
Chris Jericho: That's right, baby! Because while The Rock or Edge might get the crown tonight... everybody knows that I'm the real King of EBWF!
Grinning, Jericho rolled out of the ring and walked back up the ramp, taking a seat on the throne. "Electrifying" hit and the crowd cheered as The Rock headed to the ring. When The Rock was in the ring, "Metalingus" hit and the crowd continued to cheer as Edge stepped out onto the stage. Edge looked across at Chris Jericho, shook his head, then walked down the ramp and slid into the ring. Christy Hemme re-entered the ring and introduced both superstars, then exited the ring as the referee called for the bell. The Rock hit Edge with a series of punches, then whipped him against the ropes. As Edge ran back towards him, The Rock took him down with a clothesline. As Edge got back to his feet, The Rock went to whip him against the ropes again, but Edge reversed the Irish whip, sending The Rock into the ropes. As The Rock ran back towards him, Edge hit a spinning heel kick. Both men got to their feet, and Edge whipped The Rock into the corner, then hit him with a series of punches. Edge pulled The Rock out of the corner and set him up for the Edgecution, but The Rock blocked it, then countered with a float over DDT.
Mauro Ranallo: Great back and forth action so far!
The camera cut to Jericho in the throne, who was now eating popcorn. Back in the ring, The Rock stomped on Edge several times, then pulled him to his feet and dragged him to the corner, slamming his head off the turnbuckle. Edge staggered backwards, and The Rock grabbed him, lifting him up and hitting a suplex. He hooked the leg and the referee counted – 1... 2... Edge kicked out! The Rock pulled Edge to his feet and set him up for a back drop. He lifted Edge up... but Edge landed on his feet behind The Rock, and took him down with a Russian legsweep.
Nigel McGuinness: Excellent counter by Edge! Both of these men are giving it their all in the quest to be crowned King!
Edge pulled The Rock to his feet and hit a swinging neckbreaker, then hooked the leg. The referee counted – 1... 2... kickout! Edge got to his feet and stomped on The Rock several times, then pulled him to his feet and whipped him against the ropes. As The Rock ran back towards him, Edge hit a big boot, then went to the corner and climbed the turnbuckle. When The Rock got back to his feet, Edge hit him with a missile dropkick!
Mauro Ranallo: Edge is in control here! Could he finally win the King of the Ring tournament for the first time in his career?
The camera cut to Jericho, who was applauding Edge and yelling "Go Canada!" Back in the ring, Edge grabbed The Rock by the legs, and locked in the Edgecator! The Rock was able to get to the ropes, and the referee ordered Edge to break the hold. The Rock used the ropes to pull himself up, and Edge ran towards him, going for a clothesline... but The Rock pulled down on the ropes, sending Edge to the outside.
Nigel McGuinness: And just like that, the momentum has swung into The Rock's favour!
The Rock followed Edge to the outside and grabbed him, throwing him into the ring steps. Edge stumbled to his feet looking dazed, and The Rock slammed his head off the ring post, then threw him back into the ring. The Rock climbed back into the ring and set Edge up for the Rock Bottom... but Edge blocked it, and countered with the Edgecution!
Mauro Ranallo: Mamma Mia, what a counter! The momentum in this match is swinging back and forth!
Edge hooked the leg, and the referee counted – 1... 2... The Rock kicked out just before the 3! Edge looked frustrated, and he pulled The Rock to his feet, setting him up for a piledriver. The Rock countered with a back body drop, then as Edge got back to his feet, The Rock hit him with a spinebuster! With Edge down on the mat, the crowd cheered in anticipation, and The Rock signalled for the People's Elbow! He ran off one set of ropes, then jumped over Edge and ran against the opposing set of ropes... but at the last second, Edge rolled out of the way! Both men got to their feet, and Edge set The Rock up for the northern lights suplex... but The Rock countered with a DDT! He hooked the leg, and the referee counted – 1... 2... Edge kicked out!
Nigel McGuinness: I'm getting dizzy, Mauro! What is it going to take for one of these superstars to get the win?
At the top of the stage, Jericho could be seen making a call on his cellphone. A few moments later, a member of EBWF crew came onto the stage and handed him a glass of vodka with ice. The camera cut back to the ring, where The Rock had whipped Edge into the corner and was hitting him with a series of punches. Edge fell into a sitting position, and The Rock stomped on his chest several times, but Edge rolled out of the ring, giving himself a moment to recover. The Rock followed Edge out of the ring, but Edge grabbed The Rock and slammed his head off the ring apron, then threw him over the announce table! Mauro Ranallo and Nigel McGuinness quickly scrambled out of the way, narrowly avoiding getting hit. Edge rolled back into the ring, and yelled at the referee to begin counting.
Mauro Ranallo: Well this match can be won by pinfall, submission, disqualification or countout... I think Edge would be making history if he becomes King of the Ring via countout, Nigel!
As the referee reached the count of 6, The Rock stumbled to his feet. He staggered towards the ring as the referee counted 7, then rolled back into the ring as the referee counted 8. As The Rock got to his feet, Edge went for a Spear... but The Rock moved out of the way! Edge managed to stop himself before he hit the ropes, but as he turned around The Rock lifted him over his shoulders, hitting a Samoan drop. The Rock crouched down, waiting for Edge to get to his feet, and when Edge was up, The Rock hit him with the Rock Bottom! He hooked the leg and the referee counted – 1... 2... 3!
Christy Hemme: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of this match... and your NEW King of the Ring... The Rock!
The referee called for the bell, and raised The Rock's arm in victory. The camera cut to Jericho on the throne, who was sarcastically applauding, then back to The Rock. Rocky extended his arm, challenging Jericho to "Just Bring It". Jericho shook his head, then stood up from the throne and held up the World Title, taunting The Rock. The Rock pointed to his waist, signifying to Jericho that he would soon be champion, then continued celebration.
Mauro Ranallo: What a night, thank you so much for joining us... we'll see you next week!