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First Round King Of The Ring And Queen’s Crown Matchups Announced For 10/8 WWE SmackDown

WWE’s King Of The Ring and Queen’s Crown tournament will kick off on SmackDown with a matchup in each respective tournament.

On Thursday, WWE confirmed Rey Mysterio versus Sami Zayn in a King Of The Ring first-round matchup, and Liv Morgan versus Carmella in a Queen’s Crown first-round matchup will take place on the October 8 episode of SmackDown.

From WWE:

Rey Mysterio vs. Sami Zayn 

The King of the Ring Tournament kicks off this Friday and pits Rey Mysterio against Sami Zayn in a first-round showdown!

Tensions have risen between Rey and his son Dominik during Dominik’s three recent loses to Zayn. Find out what happens when The Legendary Luchador goes head-to-head with The Master Strategist this Friday at 8/7 C on FOX.

Liv Morgan vs. Carmella 

The first-ever Queen’s Crown Tournament commences on SmackDown as Liv Morgan clashes with her adversary Carmella in a first-round matchup.

Last week, the self-professed “Most Beautiful Woman in All of WWE” unleashed a vicious pre-match attack on Liv after donning a protective facemask. What fireworks will result in the historical high-stakes contest? Don’t miss SmackDown, this Friday at 8/7 C on FOX!

WWE has not announced the brackets for the tournaments at this time; these matchups represent the first four names confirmed for both tournaments so far. WWE is advertising the October 8 episode of SmackDown as the “season premiere” for the blue brand.

In addition to the King Of The Ring and Queen’s Crown matches on the show, WWE also confirmed a Crown Jewel contract signing between Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair will take place on SmackDown. The SmackDown Women’s Championship match is the first of five confirmed matches set for the October 21 event in Saudi Arabia; read the updated card at this link.

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