King of the Ring 2005


Quarterfinal Match
Razor Ramon advanced via a bye.

Quarterfinal Match
Sting defeated Arn Anderson by disqualification in 0:17:58.

Quarterfinal Match
The Undertaker pinned Johnny B. Badd with the Tombstone in 0:17:18.

Quarterfinal Match
Ric Flair pinned Wayne Shamrock after a small package in 0:00:04.

The Smoking Gunns beat Marcus Alexander Bagwell and Too Cold Scorpio when Bart Gunn pinned Bagwell after a backslide in 0:20:57.

Owen Hart and Dan Severn battled to a draw in 0:20:00.

Semifinal Match
Sting pinned Razor Ramon after a top-rope DDT in 0:13:21.

Semifinal Match
Ric Flair pinned The Undertaker after an inside cradle in 0:08:59.

The Midnight Express beat Marty Jannetty and 1-2-3 Kid when Lane pinned Jannetty after the Midnight Drop in 0:27:09.

Diesel pinned Sasaki San with the Jackknife in 0:03:30.

Big Titan and Adam Bomb beat The Quebecers when Big Titan pinned Pierre with the Frankensteiner in 0:21:52.

Two-out-of-three-Falls Match
Bam Bam Bigelow beat Stan Hansen 2 falls to 1 :
x Stan Hansen via a short lariat in 0:07:16
x Bam Bam Bigelow via a moonsault in 0:23:59
x Bam Bam Bigelow via a diving headbutt in 0:28:39

Ric Flair defeated Sting via pinfall in 0:19:35.

Match Observations:

Vintage Flair. Why everyone was so enthusiastic about his and Anderson's returns
remains a mystery to me - just look at Flair's first matches back. Not ONE clean
clearcut victory, but victory nonetheless.

When Flair grabbed the microphone after the finals and announced his new Horse-
men, I wasn't surprised in any way. Remember Flair's victory over Ken Wayne
Shamrock ? Three seconds match. Now I know why. As you might have guessed, Sham-
rock has joined the Four Horsemen. Who the final Horseman is ? Who was the
wrestler who roughed Sting up leading to his loss to Flair ? Exactly. The Bad
Guy, Razor Ramon.

If anything, Flair has assembled the most awesome foursome he possibly could
have in the current WWF talent pool.

Thus far they have already pissed off two very dangerous wrestlers: Shawn
Michaels and Sting. The Undertaker doesn't have any good things to say about
Flair either. And when you get into Shawn Michaels' face, you also get into that
of Michaels' best friend, Diesel.

They better be careful, or the Four Horsemen may very well look like a four
seasons pizza when these guys are through with them.

Bam Bam Bigelow also regained the WWF title from Stan Hansen.

Due to the close proximity of the Countdown to the Crowning to King of the Ring,
the new Intercontinental champion, the 1-2-3 Kid, wasn't pulled from the tag
team match.

This sets the first stage for SummerSlam, where Bam Bam Bigelow will defend his
once again newly-won title against the Nature Boy Ric Flair.

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