Adam Pearce: I've Talked With King Corbin About Defending The Crown In King Of The Ring Tournament

Could the King of the Ring tournament return?

King Corbin won the King of the Ring tournament in 2019 and has worn the crown ever since. In recent weeks, Corbin has been feuding with Shinsuke Nakamura over the crown. The two are set to clash over the crown on Friday's SmackDown.

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Appearing on WWE's The Bump, Corbin discussed Nakamura's quest for the crown and Xavier Woods' desire to compete and win King of the Ring.

"I think everyone has had their eye on it, just like they do with a Championship title. They want an opportunity, a chance, and they want to earn it. That's what the crown does to people. Then you have people who are cowards like Shinsuke who want to steal it. At least Xavier Woods wants to earn an opportunity to wear the crown. It's important to him and his career. I'm happy to make it a disappointment and a regret in his long career, that he came up short in something he really wanted. A tournament is what's necessary to wear the crown. If you want a shot, talk to somebody, cry to people, and get it set up. Xavier Woods, I would love to face him in the tournament. His dream will be cut short, but I'm happy to do it and defend it in the right circumstances," he said.

Adam Pearce took to social media to respond to Corbin's request to defend the crown in a tournament.

It is unknown if WWE will hold another King of the Ring tournament.

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