Upon regaining full control of the company, Elfgore, Iain and Ellen were joined by the nWo consisting of Harpo, Blackjaw and Oz. He announced a 32 man and woman King of the Ring to unify the two world title belts back into the Undisputed Championship. The Elfgore Family would fight in No DQ matches while in the tournament to give them a level field (and to keep Ellen in the matches) while Blackjaw would get a rematch if he loses his title during the tournament - both titles are forfeited when lost, but can be retained all the way to the finals.
Bold = winner, Italics = player one
Round of 32
Cheetah vs. Killalot 12:30/15
Cheetah dominated the Golden Man and moves on to the next round.
Ellen vs Edit Man 11:10/15
Ellen uses the stipulation to her advantage and beats up the referee for a bit. Edit Man puts her through training school but ultimately the trillion dollar princess rolls up Default for the win, surprising many.
White Attack vs. Wolf 10:10/15
Wolf almost had him at various points but after four Baldo Bombs he succumbed to the Great White.
Black Attack vs. Terrorist 11:51/15
Black Attack vs. Terrorist 11:51/15
A determined Terrorist assault was weakened by an early Bear Hug which left his torso badly injured. Two Iron Claws followed later on and left him bleeding. He managed not to submit but was pinned.
Caflena vs. Whitesmith BYE
Ling vs. Blackjaw 13:45/15
A brief promo by the nWo stating they would not go easy on anyone was followed up by a rapid Blackjaw victory, though Ling almost got the roll up a Razor’s Edge finished her off.
CaoCao vs Hitler 5:15/15
10 Nazi Stunners, an 18 count on the outside, 4x Caodrivers, 3 near falls, bloodshed, it all led to the Warlord Lady submitting to an SSTF.
BBJ vs Oz 12:03/15
What could have been a great match was ended by Oz DQ’d for sidewalk slamming the referee.
Waste vs. Optimus Prime 14:09/15
The heavily injured Autobot and US Champion was crushed by Waste. He should really just stay in NXT for a while.
Savage-Feaster vs. Elfgore 13:13/15
Though clearly outmatched, the President defeated S-F by way of three chairs, one announcing table and one superkick.
Baseballman vs. The Blacksmith 11:46/15
Baseball nearly managed a win, but the Tank used multiple headbutts to sap away at him and picked up a surprise pin.
Lennox vs. Disciple BYE
Sunday Night Heat 11/09/2016
Iain vs. Sketlon 10:20/15
Sketlon nearly lost it but a Cross Power Bomb Pin scored him the victory. Iain put up a great fight.
YUGOSLAVIA vs Harpo 13:36/15
The European Champion, the Dinosaur Who Happens to Wrestle went down like so many others to assorted Liquid Strikes and a Confetti Kick.
Aryan vs. Nulk 13:38/15
This one could have gone either way, but the Strongest Man defeated the Master Race.
ET vs Coldsmith 8:09/15
A return to the classic rivalry. 4 Golden Chokeslams severely injured the alien, as well as 2 sets of Multiple German Suplexes. The alien countered with 3 Space Bites but missed all 4 of his attempted 450° splashes, suffering another STF submission finish in this tournament.
Round of 16
Raw 12/09/16 Round of 16
Cheetah vs. Ellen 15:43/20
She tried so hard and broke a number of weapons of the giant’s back but in the end a Buzzsaw Kick and an FU defeated her. She did well!
White Attack vs. Black Attack 15:20/20
What should have been an epic match was brought short by the referee DQ on WA. Both were badly injured by heavy offence early on, but a missile dropkick by WA connected with the referee by mistake we imagine and ended in a DQ. The two brawled for some time afterward - a rematch is almost certain.
Blackjaw vs Caflena 11:46/20
Seeking revenge for his attacks on female wrestlers, Caflena nailed the Walls of Cathay on him after one minute, badly damaging the World Champion. She would go on to counter the Black Edge a minute later and hit the champ with a frog splash and another Walls of Cathay, almost giving her a win. Blackjaw assaulted the referee and hit Caflena with a Black Edge, and wasn’t DQ’d. Caflena got revenge with a Figure 4 Leglock on the outside, which the champion reverse and did another Black Edge on the outside. An 18 count followed, with both scrambling back into the ring. Caflena failed to hit her Momentum Shift on the resurgent Blackjaw and submitted to an Iron Claw.
Big Boy Joe (BBJ) vs Hitler 14:04/20
Hitler never showed up for this match and was kicked around the ring by the giant freak. He submitted to a Mandible Claw.
Elfgore vs Waste 12:34/20
The Necut Champion faced the Chairman - and lost! Despite all the mind games and numerous attacks on each other, Waste just did not perform in this match. Elfgore managed to land a Sharpshooter on the heavily injured champion and scored a win, vacating the Necut Championship.
Blacksmith vs Disciple 17:55/20
Despite great promise, and even a Discipline Slam at 18:50, Blacksmith recovered and hit Disciple with the Jackhammer and won.
Harpo vs Sketlon 18:40/20
Having won almost all of his recent matches in squashes, it was a refreshing change to see the KOTR 2015 defeated by two cross powerbombs rapidly executed early on.
Goldsmith vs Nulk Wulken 15:25
One of the greatest rivalries in the sport, Goldsmith dominate the usually on form Nulk and hit him with numerous Golden Chokeslams. A failed attempt to make Nulk submit by an anklelock resulted in a simple pin finish.
Smackdown! 17/09/16 Quarter Finals
Cheetah vs Black Attack 28:36/30
A relatively tame match, plenty of counters and reversals in the start, with Cheetah slightly more in control. Cheetah avoided an almost certain bear hug, the hit BA with the buzzsaw kick and an FU, followed by a rope break pin. He simply moved BA and pinned him in the middle instead.
Blackjaw vs Big Boy Joe 25:35/30
Claw versus Jaw - a Mandible Claw on Blackjaw at 28:30 was countered by two Black Edges later on. BBJ landed another Mandible Claw ad Blackjaw submitted - the World Championship was now vacated, and BBJ moved onto the semis.
Elfgore vs The Blacksmith 23:42/30
The Chairman vs the Iron King. Numerous chair shots made Tank bleed mere seconds into the match, with Elfgore dominant. Numerous failed attempts by him to lift the Blacksmith into the table followed, with Blacksmith reversing Elfgore into the table instead. A back and forth bout ensued, Elfgore managed to get his first superkick in only to suffer the Jackhammer on the outside a minute later. Superkick #2 followed at 24:20 in the ring, with Blacksmith kicking out at 2. Both sides looked set to finish the other when Elfgore reversed Blacksmith into a back suplex pin, winning at last.
Sketlon vs The Goldsmith 21:55/30
So much rode on this bout - redemption for a failed reign two years prior for the Heartbreaksmith and for the skeleton to prove he still ‘has it’. A Golden Chokeslam after one minute netted a mere 1 count for the smith, while multiple German suplexes would follow. Sketlon managed to pull off an armbar on Goldsmith, followed by an RKO Momentum Shift which resulted in a 2 count. Rope break pins followed for both sides. A cross powerbomb pin at the five minute mark almost finished Goldsmith. Both would miss a series of aerial moves. As they began to tire, Sketlon failed to pull off a cross powerbomb pin, with Goldsmith slamming him to the mat only Sketlon to bounce back and succeed in his finisher the second time around, moving onto the semi finals. Goldsmith joined Sketlon in his celebrations, turning face in the process.
King of the Ring 2016 18/09/2016 Semifinals and Final
Cheetah vs BBJ 29:00/30
Cheetah dominated from the outset and finished his opponent with a Hip Drop pin.
Elfgore vs Sketlon 24:56/30
Sketlon broke a sledgehammer off the referee early on, while Elfgore did not miss and broke a number of weapons off his rival’s back. A near fall at 28:07 came from a Sketlon Hip Drop Pin. The referee was downed for Elfgore’s back drop pin a minute later. Superkicks failed to net Elfgore an early win. Another near fall for Sketlon occurred at 25:55. Three more Superkicks eventually downed Sketlon for a pin, he got up immediately after the first two.
Elfgore vs Cheetah 25:36/30
Despite not being able to lift the majority of his opponents and giving himself and his children a special stipulation rule wherein there would be no DQ in their matches, Elfgore completely flattened Cheetah from the start of the match. A surprise buzzsaw kick three minutes in almost saved Cheetah but a number of superkicks left him bleeding and battered in the ring, with the chairman himself being crowned KOTR 2016 and receiving the re-unified Undisputed Championship.
Iain never made it out of the first round, Ellen at least made it into the 16 while Elfgore went all the way and finished at the very top. This may have been due to the special No DQ rule. Very few of the usual suspects made it to the semis, but there were plenty in the quarter finals only they didn’t advance. Cheetah was a surprise finalist after returning only recently. The success of the 32-wrestler tournament may see another one in the near future.
The Hardcore Championship has been unified with the two world belts as of Raw 19/9/2016, wherein Elfgore celebrated with his family while the nWo were much more jaded. Oz still has the Intercontinental belt, while Blackjaw lost the World title and Harpo has been without a title for a month. Looks like a month of infighting and bullying involving the Elfgore-nWo faction before Hell in a Cell. Some have also taken issue with Elfgore claiming himself the greatest Hardcore wrestler ever. The European Championship is still held by YUGOSLAVIA while Optimus Prime may have to vacate the title due to terrible injuries.
Various wrestlers seek to unify a coalition of sorts to oppose this faction, while the Aryan Nation are certain to continue to side with Elfgore. Others seek to keep their heads low and compete in the Survivor Series, which will be exclusively tag team orientated. The Smiths, the Freakz and three of the four female wrestlers on the roster will certainly ally to oppose the current dominant faction.