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The King and Queen of The Ring Tournament: Unexpected Twists and Injuries

Triple H (Via WWE/Twitter)

The King and Queen of The Ring tournament is progressing, but WWE faces unexpected challenges. Injuries force five stars to withdraw, prompting replacements.

Initially, the tournament lineup differed significantly due to injuries. Asuka was set to battle Lyra Valkyria, Zelina Vega against Shayna Baszler, Bobby Lashley versus Tama Tonga, Drew McIntyre facing Finn Balor, and Xavier Woods against Rey Mysterio. However, injuries reshuffled the matchups.

Trouble struck as Gunther got injured facing Woods, replaced by Kingston advancing to the next round. McIntyre’s elbow injury led to Jey Uso taking his place, while Angelo Dawkins filled in for Lashley. Maxxine Dupri and Dakota Kai substituted for Vega and Asuka, respectively.

Among the replacements, only Jey Uso and Kofi Kingston progressed, set to meet Ilja Dragunov and Gunther. Their victories would signify WWE’s drastic plan changes. The company hopes to prevent further injuries.

Ilja Dragunov on WWE RAW (Via WWE/Twitter)

The quarter-finals of both tournaments are next on WWE’s agenda. The King and Queen of The Ring competitions continue on SmackDown, building anticipation. Recent debuts and call-ups aim for a shot at the semi-finals.

Tama Tonga, part of The Bloodline, prepares to face LA Knight. Ilja Dragunov and Carmelo Hayes challenge Jey Uso and Randy Orton. Lyra Valkyria seeks victory against Zoey Stark in the women’s division.

As the tournaments progress, WWE fans eagerly await the unfolding drama and surprises in the ring.

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