King of the Ring 2013


Dave Finlay and Owen Hart battled to a draw in 0:20:00.
Rating: ***
Chris Benoit made The Undertaker submit to the Crippler Crossface in 0:11:59.
Rating: *** 3/4
Hollywood Hogan pinned Razor Ramon with the Big Leg Drop in 0:12:58.
Rating: * 1/4
[Ric Flair vs ???]
Ric Flair pinned Arn Anderson after a low blow in 0:16:36.
Rating: *** 3/4

Shawn Michaels and Diesel defeated The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Davey Boy Smith) when Michaels pinned B. Hart with the Superkick in 0:13:10.
Rating: *** 3/4
Sting pinned Justin Bradshaw after an inside cradle in 0:06:23.
Rating: * 1/2
Chris Benoit won via default.

Hollywood Hogan defeated Ric Flair by countout in 0:04:38.
Rating: -1/4*
Four Corners Match
Rick Steiner and Steve Williams defeated The Head Hunters, Toshiaki Kawada and Yokozuna and Cactus Jack and Sabu:
x Kawada beat Head Hunter #2 via the Stretch Plum in 0:08:21
x Cactus Jack beat Yokozuna via the Leaping DDT in 0:20:23
x R. Steiner beat Sabu via disqualification in 0:31:37

(Rick Steiner and Steve Williams retained the WWF World Tag Team Titles.)
Rating: **** 1/4
Great Muta defeated Dean Malenko by disqualification in 0:12:09.
(Dean Malenko retained the WWF Intercontinental Title.)
Rating: ** 1/2
Vader pinned Steve Austin with the Power Bomb in 0:08:16.
(Vader retained the WWF World Title.)
Rating: *** 1/2

[King Of The Ring Finals]
Chris Benoit made Hollywood Hogan submit to the Crippler Crossface in 0:12:04.
Rating: ** 1/2

Match Observations:

What a surprise ! It turned out that Ric Flair's mystery opponent was none other
than Arn Anderson, which left everyone involved in a state of shock. WWF
officials certainly outdid themselves this time around. Actually, when you think
of it, Anderson was the only logical choice. He just came off losing the WWF
World Title to Vader and thus deserves a rematch more than anyone else. Just
imagine the look on Anderson's face when Ric Flair gave him a low blow en route
to advancing to the King of the Ring semi-finals.

After the match ended, Arn Anderson did what nobody would have ever thought he'd
do: he broke away from the Four Horsemen in style - by leaving Flair laying with
the DDT.

As if that wasn't sensational enough, in Ric Flair's semi-final against
Hollywood Hogan, Chris Benoit came to ringside and - get this - DDTed Flair
outside the ring, thus enabling Hogan to advance to the finals.

Do you see a pattern already ?

Then Chris Benoit, coming off of the biggest win of his career - making the
Four Horsemen's Undertaker submit to the Crippler Crossface - battled and managed
to defeat Hollywood Hogan with the Crossface in the finals of the King of the
Ring. Who do you think was the first man to come into the ring and congratulate
Benoit ? Exactly... "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson ! Shortly after that, Brian
Pillman and Dean Malenko hit the ring to congratulate Chris Benoit. Arn
Anderson then announced the formation of the New Four Horsemen consisting of
Benoit, Pillman, Malenko and himself !!

You can rest assured Ric Flair also has a major announcement forthcoming.

In another strange turn of events, Bret Hart saved Dean Malenko's IC title
reign by interfering in his match against the Great Muta. Malenko was
disqualified for outside interference, and he didn't like it one bit. He
confronted Hart and the two almost came to blows until Brian Pillman and
Davey Boy Smith calmed down the situation.

Vader surprisingly kept the WWF World Title with relative ease beating Steve
Austin. When you look below the surface, it really isn't that surprising
anymore. Vader came off of an easy match in which he beat Arn Anderson for
the title, while Austin had a long and taxing match with Diamond Dallas Page
only two days ago. In any case, Chris Benoit will get the shot at Vader at

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