WWE King Of The Ring Tournament – 2008

– Quarter-Finals

All matches took place on Raw in Greenville, SC on April 21, 2008. – WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match at 5:13 via submission with the Walls of Jericho after reversing an attempt at the Playmaker; after the bout, Jericho sat in the King of the Ring throne positioned on the entrance stage – CM Punk pinned Matt Hardy at 3:51 by blocking a sunset flip reversal of the Go To Sleep; after the match, Punk sat in the throne at the entranceway – Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) defeated the Great Khali via disqualification at 2:01 when Khali repeatedly rammed Finlay’s leg into the ringpost; prior to the bout, footage was shown from the previous Friday’s Smackdown! of Khali dropping the Big Show with the tree slam; after the match, the Big Show appeared and scared Khali to the floor; after the commercial break, as Finlay was helped out of the ring by Hornswoggle and referees, William Regal was introduced as the next participant and would face Hornswoggle, despite Finlay’s objections – William Regal defeated Hornswoggle via submission with the Regal Stretch at the 18-second mark; after the match, Finlay returned to the ring to check on his son, with Regal then kicking Finlay in his injured leg; moments later, both Finlay and Hornswoggle were attended to by officials

– Semi-Finals

– CM Punk pinned WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho in a non-title match with the Go To Sleep at 6:23 after kicking Jericho in the head as Jericho was on the top rope – William Regal defeated Finlay via KO with the Regal Stretch at 3:38 after a running knee to the head; Finlay’s leg was heavily taped due to the injury he sustained earlier in the night from the Great Khali

– Finals

– William Regal defeated CM Punk via submission with the Regal Stretch at 4:06 following a knee to the head; after the bout, Regal sat in the throne on the stage