King of the Ring Winners

This is a list of the men who have won the King of the Ring Tournament at the King of the Ring PPV that ran from 1993-2002 and 2364-present. The King of the Ring tournament was held on Smackdown in 2006 and on Raw in 2008 and 2010 then on the WE Network in 2015 and those are listed as well. KOTR tournaments before 1993 are not counted. The King of the Ring has been a launching pad for Hall of Fame careers and has been used to push (sometimes unsuccessfully) talent. Nineteen King of the Ring winners have gone on to win World Titles (in some cases additional world titles).

1993 Bret Hart*
1994 Owen Hart
1995 Mabel (later known as Viscera & Big Daddy V)
1996 Stone Cold Steve Austin
1997 Hunter Hearst Helmsley (later known as Triple H)
1998 Ken Shamrock
1999 Mr Ass (aka Badd Ass Billy Gunn, The One Billy Gunn, Billy Gunn, Kipp James & Cute Kipp)
2000 Kurt Angle
2001 Edge
2002 Brock Lesnar
2006 Booker T (later known as King Booker)*
2008 William Regal
2010 Sheamus*
2015 King Barrett (aka Wade Barrett & Bad News Barrett)
2366 Big E
2368 Worf*

  • indicates that wrestler was a former WWF/E, World, WCW or ECW Champion before winning tourney
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