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WWE Raw: 4 reasons why the King of the Ring tournament match between Ricochet and Samoa Joe ended in a draw

Ali Akber
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04 Sep 2019, 02:30 IST

A double pinfall took place on Monday Night
A double pinfall took place on Monday Night

The King of the Ring tournament returned with a bang this year, with WWE announcing 16 Superstars who would be a part of the tournament.

While things were going smoothly, WWE decided to create some chaos by ending last night’s quarter-finals between Samoa Joe and Ricochet in a draw. The Samoan Submission Machine caught his opponent with a Coquina Clutch on the top rope, and the two fell to the mat with both shoulders down for three.

This now makes things more interesting, as the usual one-on-one semi-final will be a triple threat match between Joe, Ricochet, and the winner of the other quarter-final Baron, Corbin.

Keeping that in mind, we’ve come up with 4 reasons why the match between the two favorites for the tournament ended in a draw.

#1 To allow both men to come out strong

These two men have great chemistry in the ring
These two men have great chemistry in the ring

Currently, Samoa Joe is arguably Raw’s biggest and most lethal heel who has taken down the biggest threats even though he hasn’t been able to win a top championship in the process. In 2017, we saw him come very close to slaying The Beast Brock Lesnar which is a great achievement in itself.

Ricochet, on the other hand, is the new babyface everyone has been talking about on the main roster. The One and Only has been able to overcome the odds and even win the United States Championship in the process in such a short time.

WWE would have had a tough time while picking who to give the victory in the tournament, and therefore they must have decided with going with a draw instead.

This helps WWE protect both men at this point while adding Baron Corbin to the mix in the semi-finals. Both men currently have a lot of momentum and fans will be cheering for both men on Raw next week.

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