The eight participants of the King of the Ring tournament have now been officially announced. In the first round, Dean Ambrose will take on Sheamus. The surging Adrian Neville will take on Luke Harper. Two veterans in Stardust and R Truth are the next match. The remaining match will see Wade Barrett taking on Dolph Ziggler. The first two rounds will take place on Monday Night Raw, while the remaining two rounds will be on the WWE Network.
April 27, 2015
While the company is refusing to reveal details, rumors are floating around that Daniel Bryan was sent home early from the tour of Europe because he suffered a concussion while working a match against Sheamus. Disco Inferno had some strong feelings about the matter. Through social media, he stated that the Celtic Warrior doesn't really now how to work properly in the ring if he is constantly giving concussions to his opponents.
April 22, 2015
Reports have now surfaced that Daniel Bryan was sent home because he suffered a concussion while working a match against Sheamus on an episode of Smackdown during the tour of Europe. WWE officials were not completely aware of the injury, so they allowed him to keep working shows. Upon finding out, they decided to send him back to the United States early, which is a good thing because his neck has not been at 100% yet.
April 18, 2015
Since Ireland is one of their stops during the tour of Europe, WWE made sure to bring a hometown hero to help sell the show. Finn Balor was brought along with the main roster. He received a great ovation from the audience as expected. He successfully defeated Adrian Neville in a match. Afterwards Sheamus came out to congratulate his fellow countrymen. However, to play up his new heel character, he turned on Balor and attacked him.
April 10, 2015
Since he is viewed as a major marketing chip in Europe, Finn Balor is currently overseas with the top WWE stars as they tour the continent. He and Sheamus are both from Ireland, so the hope is that they can draw in a packed house. Another reason why Balor is on the tour is because management is seriously considering a promotion to main roster in the near future. This would enable the front office to get a much closer look at him.
April 7, 2015
To help further sell Sheamus as a heel, WWE has announced that Dolph Ziggler is unable to compete on Smackdown this week. He is not actually injured. It will be interesting to see just how far the front office takes the story. There are no live events planned for this upcoming weekend, as the performers are being given a little bit of rest before taking off for a tour of Europe. Ziggler is expected to be on Monday Night Raw this week.
April 2, 2015