With WWE bringing back the King Of The Ring, a lot of attention has been brought to the way that the tournament has elevated Superstars throughout history.
One such Superstar is the 1997 King Of The Ring, Triple H. The present-day EVP of Talent and Live Events in WWE defeated Mankind in June 1997, to be crowned King. In fact, the honor of King was actually supposed to go to Hunter the year prior, but went to Steve Austin in 1996 instead, because of the Madison Square Garden Curtain Call incident, which led to "Austin 3:16" being born.
In a WWE digital exclusive, Triple H spoke about The ability of the tournament has to elevate your career, calling it "a complete career-changing moment."
"Winning King of the ring can put you on a trajectory in your career to being a top player in the WWE for years to come," he continued. "You don't have to look any further than the list of people that have wanted that have gone on to do just that."
The creator of NXT, Triple H has a lot invested in many of the names that are announced for the tournament. Triple H put over the endurance of stars like, Buddy Murphy and Cedric Alexander, citing that factor as one of the many reasons that they could be favorites in the tournament.
"This is really one of those interesting tournaments that when you start to line up the names of people that are in it, the Andrades, people like that, that you really can-- I can probably make a list of about half the people in there that I could say these are favorites."
The King of the Ring tournament begins this Monday night on WWE RAW and continues into September.