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5 Reasons why Chad Gable lost the WWE King of the Ring tournament

Nicky Pags
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Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:30 IST

Chad Gable lost in the finals of King of the Ring
Chad Gable lost in the finals of King of the Ring

The 2019 WWE King of the Ring tournament has concluded, and despite a 'miracle' run in this year's tournament, Chad Gable was unable to defeat Baron Corbin in the finals on Monday Night RAW this week, making Corbin the new King of the Ring in WWE.

Tonight's episode of WWE SmackDown Live will feature the coronation of Baron Corbin as the new King of the Ring, and following the tournament, Chad Gable's future in WWE remains uncertain as SmackDown gears up for its move to FOX Sports and the roster draft takes place on October 11th.

Given the above, let's take a look at five reasons why Chad Gable lost the 2019 WWE King of the Ring tournament after making it to the finals.


#5 He made a name for himself and did not need the tournament win

Chad Gable vs Baron Corbin
Chad Gable vs Baron Corbin

Many Pro Wrestling fans will argue that wins and losses do not matter, and others will argue that they absolutely matter. One thing for sure is that the story leading up to a win or loss is typically the most important factor in a wrestling match, and WWE did a great job of building Chad Gable up to be the ultimate underdog in the King of the Ring tournament.

When it came down to Gable vs Corbin the finals, the match win would have been a great cap off to Gable's unexpected run in the tournament, but in the end, Gable made a big name for himself throughout the past month of the tournament and his stock has risen considerably in the company.

Given Gable's performance throughout the tournament, it might have been a better idea to give Corbin the win and keep Gable booked as an underdog in WWE, leading up to an even bigger match win for Gable, perhaps a U.S Championship or Intercontinental title win, down the line at an upcoming PPV event.

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Published 17 Sep 2019, 20:57 IST
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